Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Holiday Hoopla"


"Holiday Hoopla"

  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: December 11, 2015 
Aired on: December 11, 2015 
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Bagel Deli & Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bagel Deli & RestaurantSee Bagel Deli & Restaurant Video ($$)
(750 ratings)

6439 E Hampden Ave Map It!
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 756-6667
  • Brisket Knish
    meat pastry; eat w/ horseradish; looks good
  • Kishke
    "Jewish meatloaf"; made of minced carrots, onions, matzo meal, schmaltz (chicken fat) and spices, shaped into a log, baked and served doused w/ au jus
  • Matzo Ball Soup
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
750 ratings
Mas Tacos: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mas TacosSee Mas Tacos Video ($)
(1394 ratings)

732 Mcferrin Ave Map It!
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 543-6271
  • Holiday Tamale
    masa mixed w/ whipped chicken fat & filled w/ "tinga" (spicy tomato-sauced chicken), steamed in husks & topped w/ green tomatillo salsa; available only during holidays & Wednesdays; "one of the best I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Chicken Pozole Verde
    corn-based soup w/ chicken pieces, hominy, cabbage, avocado, radish, cilantro & lime juice; looks good
  • Quinoa & Sweet Potato Tacos
    quinoa (grain-like) mixed w/ sweet potato, topped w/ shredded cabbage, green tomatillo salsa, crema, cilantro & lime juice served on flour tortilla
4.5 out of 5
1394 ratings
opened in 2010; chef/owner lived in Mexico to learn the craft & started in a 1974 Winnebago-turned-mobile-kitchen; food truck also available; Other Recipes: Chicken Tortilla Soup
4.0 out of 5
1370 ratings
[CLOSED]; high-end food at modest prices
  • Sugar-Glazed Honey-Smoked Ham
    brined for 4 days, smoked for 6 hrs & sugar-glazed (w/ blow torch); served as half or whole ham; 48-hr notice required
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
    topped w/ homemade "yum yum" sauce, sour cream & chives
  • Pulled Pork Plate
    smoked 18 hrs at 225-degrees in shagbark hickory wood; served pulled or minced & w/ corn bread patty & choice of 2 sides; Guy got it pulled; looks good
4.0 out of 5
196 ratings
since 1965; 3 smoke pits; multiple country celebrities have visited (w/ signed photos on the wall) including Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift & Sleepy LaBeef; Other Recipes: Buttermilk Fried Green Beans
  • Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle w/ Matzo Ball
    grandmother's recipe
  • Potato Latke Delight
    two crispy potato pancakes, topped w/ corned beef & pastrami & side of apple sauce & sour cream; proper way to eat is meat + potato + sour cream + apple sauce all in 1 bite; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1471 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2001; east-coast deli atmosphere; another location in San Rafael
Big Daddy's BarB-Q: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Daddy's BarB-QSee Big Daddy's BarB-Q Video ($$)
(282 ratings)

107 Wickersham St Map It!
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-2501
  • Beef Brisket Sandwich
    award-winning; slow-smoked over hickory for over 12 hours; served on a Kaiser roll w/ pickle
  • Bread Pudding
    topped w/ bourbon sauce; "big portion"
  • Smoked Turkey Sandwich
    turkey breast brined for 18-24 hrs, rubbed & smoked for 2 hrs at 300-degrees; sliced & served on a Kaiser roll, w/ lettuce, tomato, mayo, onions & a pickle; "fantastic...that's award-winning turkey right there!"-Guy Fieri
3.0 out of 5
282 ratings
won best brisket in state championship 3 yrs in row
Flakowitz of Boynton: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Flakowitz of Boynton ($$)
(388 ratings)

7410 West Boynton Beach Blvd Map It!
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
(561) 742-4144
  • Chicken Matzo Ball Soup
    made fresh daily from scratch
  • Potato Knish
    try eating w/ mustard
  • Stuffed Cabbage
    cabbage wraps stuffed w/ beef & rice & covered w/ sweet & sour sauce
3.0 out of 5
388 ratings
full service deli & bakery; Other Recipes: Sloppy Joe

"Holiday Hoopla"

  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: December 11, 2015 
Aired on: December 11, 2015