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John Fox

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101 tastiest places to chowdown Sun, 12/13/09 7:39 AM (permalink)
This coming January the Travel Channel will premier a new 5 part series. They will count down 101 great places to eat. There will be hot dog joints, including Jimmy Buff's.
 
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    sk bob

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    Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Mon, 12/14/09 8:26 PM (permalink)
    its about time they come out with a new show about something interesting like this.
     I just hope they don't have someone annoying hosting it.
     
    #2
      HDtravlr1

      Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Mon, 12/14/09 8:52 PM (permalink)
      Thanks for letting us know about the new show. Looking forward to it.
       
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        EatingTheRoad

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        Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Tue, 12/15/09 7:53 AM (permalink)
        The Travel Channel usually does a good job on the production of these shows. I'm assuming it'll be in the same vein as the "... Paradise" (Hamburger Paradise, Hot Dog Paradise, etc) shows. They have that generic narrator, not a host. Should be good.
         
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          leethebard

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          Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Tue, 12/15/09 8:50 AM (permalink)
          Thanks, John...got to give it a look!
           
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            1bbqboy

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            Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Tue, 12/15/09 9:12 AM (permalink)
            all the same places that are always discussed.

             
            #6
              Foodosaurus

              Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Tue, 12/15/09 9:19 AM (permalink)

              bill voss
              - I'm sure that you're correct; many of the places shown will have been on many different shows as well as featured on this website.  But I think they will be able to add new depth and hopefully showcase some foods at each place that haven't been talked about as much.  I'm certainly looking forward to watching.
               
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                1bbqboy

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                Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Tue, 12/15/09 10:02 AM (permalink)
                Oh, I'll watch too.
                 
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                  kennyb

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                  Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Tue, 12/15/09 12:13 PM (permalink)
                  can't wait. about time they produce new shows. the old ones are great but seen them a 100 times.
                   
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                    John Fox

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                    Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Tue, 12/15/09 1:40 PM (permalink)
                    The Travel Channel makes an attempt to seek out spots that aren't the same old places. Usually you see Nathan's, Pink's, and Rutt's Hut featured when it comes to hot dogs, but the Travel Channel featured Jimmy Buff's, a restaurant specializing in a regional specialty not particularly well known outside of New Jersey.
                     
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                      RC51Mike

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                      Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Tue, 12/15/09 1:46 PM (permalink)
                      The potential is certainly there.  While they do hit the cliched places, I'm a little surprised that Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives as well as Man vs. Food and maybe a couple other shows, visit a number of good places that haven't been beaten to death on TV.
                       
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                        EatingTheRoad

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                        Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Tue, 12/15/09 2:13 PM (permalink)
                        RC51Mike


                        The potential is certainly there.  While they do hit the cliched places, I'm a little surprised that Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives as well as Man vs. Food and maybe a couple other shows, visit a number of good places that haven't been beaten to death on TV.


                        I agree. I think they do a reasonable job of highlighting the obvious ones as well as lesser known spots. I would say considering their mother networks that they do a good for the smaller places.
                         
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                          John Fox

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                          Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Thu, 12/31/09 6:07 AM (permalink)
                          The show's first segment will be this Sunday.

                          http://en.sevenload.com/videos/ACmxJi8-101-Tastiest-Places-To-Chowdown
                           
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                            the grillman

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                            Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Thu, 12/31/09 2:02 PM (permalink)
                            I could look forward to this, as long as they don't have an annoying host....
                             
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                              sk bob

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                              Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Mon, 01/4/10 7:41 PM (permalink)
                              just watched it on th DVR.
                              nothing special just a condensed version of other shows.
                               
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                                saps

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                                Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Mon, 01/4/10 10:41 PM (permalink)
                                You're wrong there, sk bob.  While there may be some overlap, there are places on the first episode that haven't been covered, and it's not a compendium of old shows.  Besides, there's 81 one more places to go, so I don't know how you could make an assessment based upon one show.
                                 
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                                  sk bob

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                                  Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Wed, 01/6/10 8:59 PM (permalink)
                                  you might be right saps, but it looks & sounds like those Paradise shows.
                                   theres another thread in Misc. forums titled coutdown to chowdown.
                                  take a look
                                   
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                                    joerogo

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                                    Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Wed, 01/6/10 9:10 PM (permalink)
                                    John Fox, I saw you at Buff's.  Was that the same review that was shown on HD Paradise?
                                     
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                                      John Fox

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                                      Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Wed, 01/6/10 9:16 PM (permalink)
                                      Yes and no. There was a lot of footage shot the day that the Travel Channel was at Jimmy Buff's. Not all was used. There was some new stuff on the latest show that wasn't aired on Hot Dog Paradise.
                                       
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                                        mayor al

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                                        Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Thu, 01/7/10 9:55 AM (permalink)
                                        Hot Dogs make up only one part of the types of locations covered in the scheduled stops. BBQ, Diners, Bakeries, Mexican and other international types and even Ice Cream Parlors are found on the list. It does move rather quickly. But you can find a list of locations and even some 'sub-ratings' on their website.
                                         
                                        http://www.travelchannel....ows/Chowdown_Countdown
                                        <message edited by mayor al on Thu, 01/7/10 9:57 AM>
                                         
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                                          UncleVic

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                                          Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Thu, 01/7/10 8:30 PM (permalink)
                                          Thanks AL, I see they're doing it in segments... So one day, there will be a marathon where we can sit back and watch them all...

                                           
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                                            famousfoodfinder

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                                            Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Tue, 03/9/10 7:23 AM (permalink)
                                            We just plotted this show on . If you are interested in finding places around your area that were in the countdown or any other food show then check the site out. *Spoiler Alert* - Don't read the blog if you do not want to know the top 10 places on the countdown!
                                             
                                            #22
                                              Holly Moore

                                              Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Sat, 04/23/11 6:08 PM (permalink)
                                              Just spent five hours watching this for the first time.  While too many of the selections were based on places serving grossly large portions, and others were the knee-jerk choices such as Pat's and Geno's in Philadelphia - and the producers seemed particularly turned on by really big burritos - I saw a number of places I didn't know about and others I have heard of but never visited.  For me, time well spent.
                                               
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                                                maria jameson

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                                                Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Thu, 11/21/13 7:23 AM (permalink)
                                                I wanted to see the list but the link is not working.
                                                 
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                                                  eruby

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                                                  Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Thu, 11/21/13 1:55 PM (permalink)
                                                  maria jameson


                                                  I wanted to see the list but the link is not working.
                                                  I believe these are in order from 1 to 101 (there's actually 105, they had bonus places I think).  Sorry I can't give more than the name, it was hard enough to do that.
                                                   
                                                  Louis' Lunch, Roscoe's House of Chicken' N Waffles, Primanti Brothers, Fenton's Creamery and Restaurant, Katz's Deli, Pat's King of Steaks, Geno's Steaks, The Salt Lick Barbecue, Albano's Pizzeria, Lulu's Bakery and Café, Durgin Park, Al's Beef, Gus's, Jack-n-Grill, Arthur Bryant's, Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Big Texan Steak Ranch, Anchor Bar, Cotham's Mercantile, Lambert's Café, Voodoo Doughnut, Eagle's Deli, American Coney Island, Lafayette Coney Island, El Tepeyac Café, Charles Vergo's Rendezvous, Acme Oyster House, Beth's Café, Heart Attack Grill, Ben's Chili Bowl, Tony's 1-75, Chipshop, Helena's Hawaiian Food, RU Hungry, Paseo, Junior's Restaurant, The Thurman Café, Brown's Seabrook Lobster Pound, Markey's Lobster Pool, Ted Drewes, Obrycki's, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Slow's Bar-B-Q, Chino Bandido, Sodolak's Original Country Inn, Big Jud's Country Diner, Doe's Eat Place, Cecilia's Café, Superdawg Drive Inn, Matt's Bar, Pappy's Smokehouse, Country Pancake House, DiNic's in the Reading Terminal Market, Max and Mina's Ice Cream, Big Lou's Pizza, Juan in a Million, Steak and Main, Interstate Bar-BQ Restaurant, Big Mama's Kitchen, Chick and Ruth's Delly, Taqueria La Cumbre, Sylvia's Restaurant, Munchies 420 Café, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Goodson's Café, Chaps Charcoal Restaurant, Round Rock Donuts, Camp Washington Chili, Talkeetna Roadhouse, Iguana's, Yoder's Restaurant, The Cozy Inn, El Guero Canelo, The Grill House, GCS Ballpark, Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana, Sally's Apizza, Original New York System, The Buffet at the Bellagio, San Francisco Creamery Co., Lynn's Paradise Café, Kopp's Frozen Custard,  The Cherry Cricket, The Brick Pit, Nick Tahou Hots, Willie Mae's Scotch House, Schmidt's Sausage Haus (German Village), Cafe Fleuri at the Langham Hotel, Daichan Kaiten Sushi, Cattleman's Steakhouse, Hominy Grill, Giordano's, Doughnut Plant, The Vortex Bar and Grill, Time Out Chicken, Black's Barbecue, Smitty's Market, Jimmy's Buff's, Gaucho's Village, Philippe The Original, Five Islands Lobster Co., Bassetts Ice Cream, The Buckhorn Exchange, Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, Abe's Bar-B-Q


                                                   
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                                                    pnwchef

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                                                    Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Fri, 11/22/13 10:06 AM (permalink)
                                                    I realize these places are great food stops, there has to be some new places around America that are knocking the cover off the ball.
                                                     
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                                                      myterry2

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                                                      Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Fri, 11/22/13 10:13 AM (permalink)
                                                      Will definitely being watching it...thanx for the update.
                                                       
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                                                        wanderingjew

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                                                        Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Fri, 11/22/13 10:38 AM (permalink)
                                                        The restaurants for the post part are very "regionally appropriate" of course  the one sushi restaurant is where else but in LA!!!!!!!
                                                         
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                                                          brisketboy

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                                                          Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Fri, 11/22/13 10:49 AM (permalink)
                                                          This series has aired several times over the years and I never get tired of watching it again. I've only been to the bbq places in Lockhart and Dripping Springs but I do like to watch this series and wish.
                                                           
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                                                            lleechef

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                                                            Re:101 tastiest places to chowdown Fri, 11/22/13 10:51 AM (permalink)
                                                            I think it's "regionally appropriate" that the Talkeetna Roadhouse is located in.....where else?.........Alaska! 
                                                             
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