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Alforon: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Alforon ($$)
(1462 ratings)

5965 El Cajon Blvd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 269-9904
https://www.alforon.com
  • Ouzi Lamb
    braised lamb served on Ouzi rice & almond slivers w/ side of homemade yogurt; looks good!
  • Soujouk Flatbread
    flatbread topped w/ minced meat & melted cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1462 ratings
since 2010; serving authentic Old Country style Lebanese comfort food
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Azla: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Azla ($)
(402 ratings)

3655 S Grand Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 745-7455
azlavegan.com
  • Churro Wot
    family favorite; recommend w/ Gomen (kale, collards, garlic)
  • Misir Wot
    red lentils & spicy berbere; traditionally eaten w/ Injera (Ethiopian bread) which is optional; looks good
4.5 out of 5
402 ratings
since 2013; serving vegan Ethiopian cuisine; "I've been to a lot of vegetarian restaurants, but--without question--this is one of the best" -Guy Fieri
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  • Chili Catfish
    served w/ hand cut fries, malt vinegar or Sriracha & homemade tartar sauce; recommend w/ side of "Mushy Peas"
  • Cod Fish & Chips
    served w/ hand cut fries, malt vinegar or hot sauce & homemade tartar sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
70 ratings
[CLOSED]; Dublin import serving authentic fish & chips; to find location, go to their Twitter feed... twitter.com/batterfishla
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Bauer's 66 1/2: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bauer's 66 1/2 ($$)
(527 ratings)

1700 Mchenry Ave Map It!
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 985-1199
  • Lamburgerini
    lamb burger char-broiled; topped w/ mushrooms, bacon, gorgonzola, spicy thousand islands dressing, lemon aioli; looks good
  • Octavian Sandwich
    braised shredded alcatra (Portuguese pot roast), homemade smoked linguica (Portuguese sausage), pulled pork served on sub roll; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
527 ratings
opend in 2009; serving Portuguese German-inspired cuisine; Other Recipes: Brazilian Cheese Bread
5
  • Wild Mushroom Cobbler
    best seller; appetizer: shitake, crimini & oyster mushrooms in a savory reduced cream, baked in the wood-fired oven w/ cheesy biscuit atop; looks good
  • Wood-Oven Roasted Oysters
    local kumamotos w/ a roasted onion & smoked chili beurre blanc; "some of the best oysters I've ever had" -Guy Fieri
4.5 out of 5
746 ratings
opened in 2010; specialize in brick oven pizza; Other Recipes: Roasted Onion & Smoked Chile Oyster Sauce
6
  • Chicken Pate w/ Goat Cheese
  • Lentil Salad w/ Prawns
    prawns marinated in marinated in olive oil, garlic and herbs
4.5 out of 5
1218 ratings
[CLOSED]; like a Paris bistro w/ chef from Paris; French food at a decent price; Other Recipes: Quiche Lorraine
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Catelli's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Catelli'sSee Catelli's Video ($$)
(688 ratings)

21047 Geyserville Ave Map It!
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707) 857-3471
www.mycatellis.com
  • Catellis Ravioli
    meat or cheese filling with butter garlic, Domenica's sauce or meat sauce; Guy had meat filling w/ Domenica's (butter-garlic) sauce; "this is one of the best raviolis I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Meatball Sliders
    in tomato sauce; cooked to order; looks good
4.5 out of 5
688 ratings
family-owned originally opened in 1935, closed in 1991 and re-opened in 2010; Chef Domenica Catelli is a recurring judge on Iron Chef America, a guest on CBS News and Oprah and Friends, with Dr. Oz on XM radio, an expert for WebMD.com and has been featured in Southern Living Magazine, WebMD magazine and Oprah.com; brother Nicholas Catelli used to work in Guy Fieri's restaurants
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  • Longaniza Asada
    house made chorizo smoked over mesquite embers; served w/ sliced avocado, roasted tomato sauce, roasted onions & tortillas
  • Panuchos
    crispy fried corn tortilla split & filled w/ black bean puree topped w/ lettuce, shredded turkey, pickled red onions & a slice of avocado; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1221 ratings
opened in 2001; family owned & operated restaurant specializing in Yucatecan food, maintaining the authentic flavor of this original Southeast Mexican Cuisine
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Chuy's Taco Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chuy's Taco Shop ($)
(625 ratings)

6663 El Cajon Blvd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 469-7777
chuystacoshopsandiego.myb...
  • Chuy Burrito
    carnitas, chili relleno, pico de gallo, guacamole sauce in burrito; looks good
  • Shrimp a la Diabla
    shrimp in (hot) Diabla sauce; served w/ rice, beans
4.5 out of 5
625 ratings
husband-and-wife team who saved to buy a house & opened the taco shop instead; serving authentic Mexican cuisine from family recipes
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  • Apple Cider
    "the best apple cider...like nectar from the Gods!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Spitzenburg Apple
    Thomas Jefferson's favorite apple; "best apple I've ever had in my life"-Guy Fieri
4.5 out of 5
33 ratings
since 1909; apple orchard & storefront; 30 different kinds of apples
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  • D.A. Special Sandwich
    specialty sandwich; sausage, meatball, roast beef & pastrami served on sub roll w/ Provolone & bell peppers; looks good (& messy)!
4.5 out of 5
1019 ratings
est. 1929; one of the last "true" Italian delis in downtown L.A.; Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock & David Spade (actors from "Grown Ups 2") made guest appearance where they had meatball-making competition (Team Fieri-Rock-Spade won); Other Recipes: Eggplant Parmesan
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ediBOL: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
ediBOL ($$)
(569 ratings)

300 S Santa Fe Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 292-6466
https://www.edibol.com
  • Miso Peanut Ramen Bol
    edamame, red pepper, pickled carrots, shiitake, scallion, roasted peanuts, honey miso dressing; served over greens; looks good
  • Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Hash Bol
    only available for weekend brunch; crispy poached egg, tomatillo crema, housemade pickles, candied almonds, home-baked cheddar buttermilk biscuit
4.5 out of 5
569 ratings
serving handcrafted, artisan BOLs
13 4.5 out of 5
380 ratings
"trucker's paradise"
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Ferndale Meat: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ferndale MeatSee Ferndale Meat Video ($)
(17 ratings)

376 Main St Map It!
Ferndale, CA 95536
(707) 786-4501
  • Italian Sausage
    50-50 beef/pork; recommend dipping in applesauce
4.5 out of 5
17 ratings
Guy Fieri used to work here after school in 5th grade; butcher shop/carry-out
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  • Porkstrami & Pretzel Sandwich
    signature cured pork, on scratch made pretzel roll, havarti cheese, beer mustard aioli, mayo; looks good
  • Root Beer Pulled Pork
    slow cooked root beer infused pork, mayo, bolillo roll, mayo, root beer BBQ sauce, sweet & sour slaw; looks good
4.5 out of 5
166 ratings
started in 2014; food truck started by former culinary instructor serving "dude food" (lot of bacon, lot of pork); go to Twitter to see location; Other Recipes: Root Beer BBQ Sauce
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  • Chicken Cacciatore
    old family recipe simmered w/ legs & thighs over polenta or penne pasta (Guy got polenta); available on Thursdays only
  • Risotto
    creamy w/ side of Italian sausage; looks good
4.5 out of 5
70 ratings
rating might be for hotel; Guy Fieri's first kitchen he worked at (when it was called Roman's Restaurant); historic lodging, fine dining & saloon; original building built in 1870..."the oldest, most westerly hotel in the continental United States." (from its website); became Hotel Ivanhoe in 1997
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  • Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
    large, nutty & gooey; looks good!
  • Ham & Cheddar Scone
    w/ green onions; seved w/ side of bacon gravy; looks good
4.5 out of 5
85 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2012; family-run & owned; Other Recipes: Lemon Squares
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  • Habanero Jack Cheese
4.5 out of 5
166 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 1982; family-run business nestled in the Eel River Valley of Northern California in the dairy center of Humboldt County; producing over 34 varieties of cheese
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Loulou's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Loulou'sSee Loulou's Video ($$)
(1512 ratings)

Municipal Wharf Number 2 Map It!
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-0568
www.loulousgriddle.com
  • Abalone Sliders
    abalone (a "fattier" version of calamari) that is locally farm-grown tenderized, dredged & pan-fried; served w/ aioli & slaw on sourdough slider buns
  • Crab Feast
    boiled dungeness crab served w/ corn & potato; seasonal (available around Nov 2 - June)
4.5 out of 5
1512 ratings
small spot located in the middle of the commercial pier w/ outdoor seating; Other Recipes: Buffalo Ribs
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Monterey Fish Company: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Monterey Fish CompanySee Monterey Fish Company Video ($$)
(64 ratings)

Municipal Wharf Map It!
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 656-9505
  • Grilled Oysters
    grilled w/ over oak wood; served w/ side of cocktail sauce
  • Sicilian Holiday Pasta
    house made marinara sauce w/ mussels, clams, swordfish, salmon, cod (or whatever fish is fresh), baby octopus, scallop, shrimp; served over linguine; looks good
4.5 out of 5
64 ratings
since 1994; Other Recipes: Curry Snapper
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Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar ($$)
(907 ratings)

417 Washington Blvd Map It!
Venice, CA 90292
(424) 835-4556
www.nighthawkrestaurants....
  • Biscuit Bao
    braised & fried pork belly, aged cheddar & chive biscuits, caramelized onions, gochujang, maple syrup sambal glaze
  • Drunken French Toast
    Krispies coated brioche, pear brandy, pear compote, mascarpone cardamom mousse, syrup; looks good
4.5 out of 5
907 ratings
serving breakfast foods for dinner
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  • Mom's PLT
    crispy pastrami (skillet-grilled...bacon-like texture), chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato on sourdough; looks good
  • Pastrami Dog
    quarter-lb. hot dog, pastrami, sauerkraut and Swiss; looks good
4.5 out of 5
449 ratings
Dennis Miller made guest appearance
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Pazzo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pazzo ($$)
(328 ratings)

1179 Laurel St Map It!
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 591-1075
www.pazzosancarlos.com
  • Pizza
    thin-crust New Haven-style pizza; Guy got homemade sausage & mushrooms
  • Ricotta Gnocchi
    made of ricotta (not potato) w/ artichoke, mascarpone, lemon mint, grana padano; looks good
  • Smoked Bucatini
    smoked homemade pasta in cacio e pepe (Pecorino cheese & pepper) sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
328 ratings
specializing in Neapolitan-style wood fired pizza & hand-made pastas
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  • Chorizo Burger
    spicy chorizo cheese burger topped w/ habanero salsa, sour cream, avocado slices served on a bun; it's crazy hot but looks good
  • Pancake Roll
    plate-sized pancake, yogart, fresh berries, rolled and topped w/ more yogart, fresh berries & homemade granola; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1273 ratings
since 1981; breakfast & lunch only; long lines
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  • Jambalaya
    Ethiopian influenced, chicken-based; looks good
  • Saffron Prawns w/ Harissa
    prawns prepared w/ a chili bell pepper sauce made w/ caraway seeds, lemon, garlic & pepper
  • Seared Ahi Tuna w/ Chermoula
    Chermoula is a Moroccan sauce made w/ cilantro, parsley, chilis, garlic, cumin, coriander, lemon juice & saffron; looks good
4.5 out of 5
340 ratings
opened in 2012
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California

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