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Guy Fieri has made his way all over the United States, finding the most unique and delicious restaurants, whether it be a little food truck on the side of the road or an old shack smoking up some seriously amazing barbecue. While the list of all the places he’s been is quite extensive, we picked out a few that we think should definitely be on any food his bucket list.
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Bun Daddy is located in Juneau, Alaska. And yes, Guy has been to Alaska a few times. This tiny little trailer is technically a food truck. Steamed buns, like the ones used for Asian cuisine, are the base for the main event at Bun Daddy. A variety of impeccable and unique toppings are crammed into the doughy goodness. It’s a savory delight!
Bob’s Clam Hut is a great depiction of Maine seafood. Deep-fried clam bellies are where it’s at, and you’ll find two versions, one with more batter than the other. The original location in Kittery started humbly, but has evolved into a hopping business there, and now in Portland too. Guests will also find some of the traditional foods in gluten-free form. Don’t forget the chowder.
A good bowl of Ramen is artfully crafted. The noodles have to be the right texture, and the broth the perfect temperature. Then a variation of toppings come together harmoniously to complement the meats and other add-ins. A soft boiled egg adds a little bit of creaminess to the entire concoction. Alkaline Ramen gets it right! So if ever in the Norfolk, Virginia area, be sure to come and warm your soul with a bowl.
Did you know some of the best Irish food in the nation is in Louisville, Kentucky? Guy traveled all the way here to indulge in pub classic grub. From bangers and mash to an amazing Guinness beef stew that is made from authentic Irish Guinness, are some of the menu standouts. But all in all, guests will find an abundance of authentic comfort food. Essential ingredients are often shipped from Ireland!
Dean’s Drive Inn is beautifully situated in Hawaii. A local guy just decided he was going to start making local food, and logic would’ve already predicted this would be a huge success. Expect drive-in food! However, all the stuff here is definitely going to have that Hawaiian twist. Certainly indulge in the Ahi cakes with an irresistible aïoli, then have a traditional float for dessert. Guests will also find burgers and other traditional favorites, but the taste is next level.
Salvadoran and Mexican food is prevalent in Utah. Around every corner, there is likely a restaurant that is serving up some amazing street tacos or other spicy favorites. At El Salvador Los Primos, customers can indulge in cheesy gorditas, meat-topped sopes and monster-sized burritos. Of course, there is also a variety of flavorful street tacos. This place will give you a taste of the best Latin food in the state.
Fox Bros brings a little bit of Texas to Georgia. Elaborate meat entrées like deep fried ribs are on the menu. Frito pie is a tasty bag of Fritos covered in the house made brisket chili. All the smoked meats from the pork to the brisket are of course tender and juicy. A lot of the sides have unique twists but the collard greens are perfectly cooked, and the french fries are fresh cut.
Jackson Hole has a lot of really great food! So be sure to come hungry. But that’s not going to be a problem after spending the day on the slopes. Café Genevieve is a little log cabin in town serving local and seasonal ingredient infused dishes. But the twist is, most of the food is southern-inspired. Folks love to come here for breakfast for chicken and waffles, or indulgent eggs Benedict. But for dinner, you will find trout, ribs, and other hearty deliciousness.
Bar Gernika is a Basque restaurant in Boise, Idaho. Basque people migrated from a region near France, and many say the unique culture is a mix of French and Spanish. Regardless, it’s a thing all of its own, and so is the food. Expect cheese-laden dishes and hearty stews. Then if trying tapas, you’ll indulge in olives, bread and meats.
Blue Toba brings the best of Indonesia to Oregon. Fragrant dishes are crafted from real deal spices that come from Indonesia themselves. The effort that goes into keeping the food authentic is astoundingly impressive. Enjoy lots of veggies, lighter fare like tofu, and plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options. Coming here is a cultural experience all in itself.