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American Glory BBQ
According to Nancy Fuller, the New Orleans Oyster Po-Boy from American Glory BBQ in Hudson, N.Y., is "a two-hander." This super-stuffed sandwich features not only battered, fried oysters and a chile-spiked mayonnaise, but also chopped juicy pork belly.
Where to Find: American Glory BBQ
Julian Pie Company
"This is better than anyone's grandma's pie — unless your grandma works at Julian Pie Company," Richard Blais notes of the Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese and Ice Cream from Julian Pie Company in Julian, Calif. Boasting a golden, flaky crust and a cinnamon-scented apple filling, this next-level dessert is topped with cheddar cheese, which turns downright "melty, ooey-gooey," according to Richard," and served with a scoop of cool ice cream.
Where to Find: Julian Pie Company
Las Casuelas Terraza
Blanketed with a savory mole and melty cheese, the Shredded Chicken Burrito from Las Casuelas Terraza in Palm Springs, Calif., is a favorite of Ross Mathews. This all-star burrito is stuffed with tender shredded chicken breasts and rounded out with sides of rice and beans.
Where to Find: Las Casuelas Terraza
Imagine a beef patty, gooey cheddar cheese, thick-cut bacon and — wait for it — a fried egg. All of these over-the-top ingredients are piled high on a buttery bun to create the Barnyard Burger, which is rounded out with a rich foie gras sauce and a hefty scoop of three-cheese macaroni and cheese at Lemaire Restaurant in Richmond, Va. "It's an amazing taste explosion when you bite into all these things," Joey Lawrence says.
Where to Find: Lemaire Restaurant
"As soon as it hits the table, you have to grab it and eat it," Jackée Harry says of the Hot Crab Dip from Village Tavern in Winston-Salem, N.C. This indulgent dip is chock-full of sweet crab meat, plus a creamy combination of cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise.
Where to Find: Village Tavern
The Carving Board
"It's unlike anything you've ever seen," Fabio Viviani declares of the Spaghetti Meatballwich at The Carving Board in Los Angeles. While meatball sandwiches may be common, most include a hearty roll or two slices of bread — but not at The Carving Board. A slab of cheesy spaghetti surrounds the saucy baked meatballs here.
Where to Find: The Carving Board
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