Ya know, at first I thought it would be impossible to put together an all time top 10 list. I actually put together a list of over 50 restaurants, which I thoroughly enjoyed throughout the years, then knocked that list down to 15 and finally to 10
Here it is in no particular order"
1.Dreamland BBQ, Tuscaloosa AL
- BBQ that is truly better than
2. The White Way, Durant IA
- The best Iowa Chop ever! Along with a killer salad bar and Sour Cream Raisin Pie. I sadly lament the loss of this place.
3. Joe's Stone Crab, Miami Beach, FL
- Roadfood? Absolutely. Nuggets of Sweet Stone Crab meat and a decadent Key Lime Pie. Shelling out $100 for a meal here is a pleasure I never regretted.
4. Mother's- New Orleans, LA
- I am so glad that this gem was spared by Hurricane Katrina, although saddenned by the devestation that occured on the Gulf Coast. If I could eat here everyday, I would.
5. Stroud's- Kansas City, MO
- Although the original location is gone (and hopefully will be replaced) The Fried Chicken, Cinammon Rolls and Cottage Fries were unforgettable.
6. M & J's Sanitary Tortilla Factory- Albuquerque, NM
- Another place that is gone but not forgotten. The fiery Carne Adovada Burrito and Sopapilla's will live on in my memory forever.
7. 2nd Avenue Deli/Carnegie Deli (Tie)- New York, NY
- Both are/were equally outstanding. The Carnegie gets the nod for the Cheesecake and Mustard and The 2nd Avenue for the Matzoh Ball Soup.
8. Coffee Cup Grille- Charlotte, NC
- I am so glad to see that the Sterns' latest review reveals that this southern meat n three institution is just as good as ever, I kind of figured it was.
9. 82 Queen Street, Charleston, SC
- This establishment Defines Charleston- Shrimp n Grits and She Crab soup. What more can I say?
10. Hoover's- Austin, TX
- There was a reason why I returned to this place, not once, not twice, but three times on my visit to Austin. The holy trio- Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Jalapeno Creamed Spinach