Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Deep-Fried Favorites"


"Deep-Fried Favorites"

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: January 27, 2017 
Aired on: January 27, 2017 
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  • Fried Pork
    pork chops marinated overnight w/ shoyu, vinegar, garlic, black pepper & bay leaves; pan-fried slowly to tender, but still crispy; served w/ vinegar garlic sauce & homemade pickled oncho; sells out every day before dinner
  • Lechon Special
    a favorite; Filipino fried rice; crispy pork belly chopped to bite sized pieces, seasoned w/ fish sauce, Hawaiian salt tossed w/ tomatoes, onions & green onions; looks good
4.0 out of 5
575 ratings
est. 1974
Memphis Taproom: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Memphis TaproomSee Memphis Taproom Video ($$)
(661 ratings)

2331 E Cumberland St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 425-4460
  • Deep-Fried Pickle
    beer-based batter; w/ horseradish buttermilk dipping sauce
  • Pork Rillons and Watermelon Salad
    slow-cooked pork belly, watermelon, arugula, sugarcane vinaigrette; pork is seasoned overnight and slow-cooked in lard; balance of salty-and-sweet
  • Smoked Coconut Club
    sandwich w/ grilled lemon garlic tofu, smoked coconut and tomato herb mayo
4.0 out of 5
661 ratings
bar food w/ attitude
JT Farnham's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
JT Farnham'sSee JT Farnham's Video ($$)
(281 ratings)

88 Eastern Ave Map It!
South Essex, MA 01929
(978) 768-6643
  • Fisherman's Combo
    top seller; plateful of fried fish, scallops, shrimp, clams, onion rings & fries
  • Fried Clams
    whole belly or strips (locals get whole bellies)
  • Grilled Lobster
3.5 out of 5
281 ratings
outdoor picnic tables available by scenic salt marsh
Latin House Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Latin House GrillSee Latin House Grill Video ($$)
(1014 ratings)

9565 Sunset Dr Map It!
Miami, FL 33173
(786) 564-5683
  • Chimi Burrito
    jumbo flour tortilla w/ bed of yellow "Chuchi" rice, three cheeses, sweet plantains & protein of choice; rolled & flash fried & topped w/ fresh pico de gallo, avocado lime sauce & crema sauce; Guy got the vaca frita (shredded beef) for his meat; looks good
  • Lobster Lollipops
    bite-sized lobster tail, tempora-battered, deep-fried w/ rest of lobster shell (head & tail-non-battered); cubed tail is served skewered on platter w/ lobster shell w/ sides of 3 sauces: mango habanero, roasted tomato-garlic & garlic cilantro
3.5 out of 5
1014 ratings
opened in 2012; started as a food truck service; serving Latin fusion cuisine
Mambo's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mambo's CafeSee Mambo's Cafe Video ($$)
(620 ratings)

1701 Victory Blvd Map It!
Glendale, CA 91201
(818) 545-8613
  • Tostones Rellenos
    twice-fried plantain stuffed w/ shrimp & Pico de Gallo
  • Roasted Pork
    braised for 8 hrs, then pulled & grilled on flat top w/ mojo sauce; served w/ white rice, black beans & maduros (plantains)
3.5 out of 5
620 ratings
opened in 1988; Cuban cuisine made by Cuban husband & wife team; building used to be a gas station's garage
Moseberth's Chicken Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Moseberth's Chicken PlaceSee Moseberth's Chicken Place Video ($)
(100 ratings)

1505 Airline Blvd Map It!
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 393-1721
  • Fried Chicken
    cooked low & slow (17 min at 350-degrees); looks good
3.5 out of 5
100 ratings
est. 1940; takeout only
Over Easy: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Over EasySee Over Easy Video ($$)
(721 ratings)

4730 E Indian School Rd Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 468-3447
3.5 out of 5
721 ratings
also in Scottsdale, AZ
Joe Tess Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joe Tess Place ($$)
(89 ratings)

5424 S 24th St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68107
(402) 731-7278
  • "The King Carp"
    signature dish; deep fried carp; carp is scored across prior to deep-frying to create fan effect
  • Fried Catfish
    whole catfish is fried (minus the head)
  • Pickled Herring
3.0 out of 5
89 ratings
opened since 1930s; fresh fish daily; serves over 500-lbs of fish per day

"Deep-Fried Favorites"

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: January 27, 2017 
Aired on: January 27, 2017