Greetings From Kansas City Missouri,
Some of my favorite local joints are some what famous. I'll give you all a rundown by food type.
Bar-be-que: Gates and Sons or Arthur Bryants, Both old school temples of smoked meat. If you have never had Burnt Ends You have not lived.
Pizza: Grinders, the owner is an insane welder/sculptor named Stretch. They have great pizza, a killer selection of beer on tap from some truly innovative breweries and a truly fun ecclectic atomsphere. Stretch built his beer tap out of an old Acetylene tank. That was tonights dinner in fact.
Burgers: Hi-Boy, actually in my home town of Independence, MO a close suburb of K.C. '50's era burger joint Since 1957. Some things never change.
As a huge fan of my local eateries I go as often as my wallet and pants size allows.
I can't tell you how good burnt end BBQ has been sounding.
Any way for a real challenge, I might be sent to San Francisco October 24-28 and staying at the "Financial District" Hilton that is supposed to be near China Town.
Does anyone have any eatery recommendations for San Francisco?
In Rockford, IL there is nothing better than The Stone Eagle Tavern.
I have only gotten to try Ethiopian food once adn while it was very good it was not particularly hot: http://www.meskeremincharlotte.com/
Since there were no eating utensils and the food was basically heaped onto a large flat bread with which you tore and grabbed thick stew-like foods it was very much an intimate date type eatery.
I would like to try your Aster's if I get down there. Thank you all for the great eatery suggestions so far.
My house. The smoker out back. It's changed people.
I love diners love scratch made food, big portions and things quality food you wont find at chains. I really like places like you see on diners driveins and dives.
One of my favs is the White Palace Grill in Chicago University Village areea just outside little italy. Actually featured on diners drive ins and dives.
Riverview Diner montgomery il. Almost feels like you stepped into a small town even though your only like 40 min outside of chicago next to Aurora IL home of waynes world whcih is also a town of like 150k. Scratchmade food, super low prices, large portions, super friendly staff, free pie with all meals.
Saboor Express Chicago little italy area. Brazilian byob restaurant. Great picanha if you know your brazilian food. Also brazilian hotdogs which are really intresting.
Red Hot Sizzler in Kabul.
Okie Dog in L.A. 2 hot dogs, pastrami, chili, american cheese and it's all wrapped up in a tortilla the size of a tarp you could fit a DD tit in.
I ate it.
Nordic Lodge in Rhode Island. Steak and lobster buffet. $82 per person. Quality, not typical buffet food.
In Southeast Michigan, Tony's at Birch Run. Obscene. Amounts. of. Bacon. (I had to capitalize bacon out of reverence in that context). Half of everything on the menu either has bacon or mostly consists of bacon. Bonus, its very affordable.
If you are closer to Detroit itself, Lockharts BBQ in Royal Oak is awesome. You know you are onto something right when you order a brisket and a sausage is the side dish. Meat served with meat. They wood fire grill their stuff right there, and their desserts are colossal. It is not cheap, but fair. Also they keep local beers on hand.