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Funk N Waffles 

727 S Crouse Ave Ste 8 Syracuse, NY (315) 477-9700

Traditional American 
the basement joint rocking out waffles with their fried chicken, and with a full blown Thanksgiving dinner.

  • SILVER for Funk N Waffles


Tortilleria Nixtamal 

10405 47th Ave Corona, NY (718) 699-2434

a local Mexican joint cranks out homemade Mexican masa tortillas for their authentic al pastor tacos.

  • SILVER for Tortilleria Nixtamal


Pies N Thighs 

166 S 4th St Brooklyn, NY (347) 529-6090

Southern New American 

  • SILVER for Pies N Thighs


The Smoke Joint 

87 S Elliott Pl Brooklyn, NY (718) 797-1011

Sandwiches American 
barbecue joint mashing up a variety of styles for their unique wings and their big time beef ribs

  • SILVER for The Smoke Joint


Don Antonio 

309 W 50th St New York, NY (646) 719-1043

authentic Neapolitan pizza

  • SILVER for Don Antonio


Brindle Room 

277 E 10th St New York, NY (212) 529-9702

Italian Eclectic & International 
High End Burger along with other unique foods like beer battered pork belly

  • SILVER for Brindle Room


Defonte's Sandwich Shop 

379 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY (718) 855-6982

ages-old, family run sandwich joint crankin' out tons of fresh sammies, like the steak pizzaiola with homemade gravy

  • SILVER for Defonte's Sandwich Shop



311 S Franklin St Syracuse, NY (315) 474-1153

the longtime pasta institution making a tomato sauce just for dipping, spicy chicken wings and duck and cheese pizza

  • SILVER for Pastabilities


The Pit Stop 

1706 Sunrise Highway Merrick, NY (516) 223-7799

Fast Food Sandwiches 
Homemade food and lots of variety.

  • SILVER for The Pit Stop


Ben's Best Kosher Deli 

9640 Queens Blvd Rego Park, NY (718) 897-1700

Kosher Sandwiches 
a Jewish deli cooking up third-generation recipes for stuffed cabbage and kreplach.

  • SILVER for Ben's Best Kosher Deli


Grovers Bar & Grill 

9160 Transit Rd East Amherst, NY (716) 636-1803

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Grovers Bar & Grill



560 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 369-0077

American Burgers 
A team of brothers kick traditional bar food up a notch with their homemade brandade with escabeche and a unique Cuban sandwich.

  • BRONZE for Sidecar


Lake Effect Diner 

3165 Main St Buffalo, NY (716) 833-1952

Vegetarian Sandwiches 

  • BRONZE for Lake Effect Diner


Eveready Diner 

4189 albany post rd Hyde Park, NY (845) 229-8100

  • BRONZE for Eveready Diner


Empire Brewing Company 

120 Walton St Syracuse, NY (315) 475-2337

American Burgers 
the underground joint serving up scratch made chicken caesar sandwiches and spicy sweet sausage fajitas

  • BRONZE for Empire Brewing Company


John's of 12th Street 

302 E 12th Street New York, NY (212) 475-9531

Italian Seafood 
in Manhattan, New York, the legendary century-old red sauce joint servin' up Italian staples like meat sauce with homemade pappardelle

  • BRONZE for John's of 12th Street


Kitty Hoynes 

301 W Fayette St Syracuse, NY (315) 424-1974

the real deal Irish pub stuffing the Rueben into fritters and laying out an Irish meatloaf.

  • BRONZE for Kitty Hoynes


Rincon Criollo 

4009 Junction Blvd New York, NY (718) 458-0236

a Cuban family crankin' out totally traditional steak and chicken dishes, like ropa vieja and arroz con pollo

  • BRONZE for Rincon Criollo


Sophia' Restaurant 

749 Military Rd Buffalo, NY (716) 894-1215

  • BRONZE for Sophia' Restaurant


The Redhead Restaurant 

349 E 13th St New York, NY (212) 533-6212

Traditional American Southern 
A real deal chef is crankin' out homemade pretzels with a special beer cheese sauce.

  • BRONZE for The Redhead Restaurant


Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub 

2134 Seneca St Buffalo, NY (716) 825-9327

Irish American 

  • BRONZE for Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub


Mama's Food Shop 

200 E 3rd St New York, NY (212) 777-4425

Californian Southern 
the South heads north for scratch-made fried chicken and homemade peach cobbler.

  • BRONZE for Mama's Food Shop


Hildebrandt's Restaurant 

84 Hillside Ave Williston Park, NY (516) 741-0608

Traditional American 
the 1920's candy and ice cream place that's added mozzarella sticks and rigatoni to an old school fountain menu


Queens Comfort 

4009 30th Ave Queens, NY (646) 597-8687

Unique foods and sandwiches. Chicken sandwich with bacon jam.


Jimmy's Diner 

577 Union Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 218-7174

Southern American 
the mom and pop diner flipping a skillet apple waffle with pancetta and deep-frying breakfast empanadas


Mo Gridder's 

632 E 186th St Bronx, NY (347) 270-9849



Byblos Mediterranean Cafe 

223 N CLINTON ST Syracuse, NY (315) 478-3333

Lebanese Greek 
the tiny Mediterranean cafe crankin' out first-class falafel and baklava


Pizza Junction CLOSED 

1269 Erie Ave North Tonawanda, NY (716) 692-6366

Pizza Fast Food 


Mulberry Cafe LLC 

64 Jackson Ave Lackawanna, NY (716) 822-4292


Gazala's Place 

709 9th Ave New York, NY (212) 245-0709

Druze way of perfecting the pita.


The Sparrow Tavern 

2401 29th St Astoria, NY (718) 606-2260

American Pub Food 
Dive bar cranking out slow roasted lamb.


Eva's European Sweets 

1305 Milton Ave Syracuse, NY (315) 487-2722

Polish & Czech 
the Polish family restaurant piling their potato pancakes high with a savory stew


Black Tree 

131 Orchard St New York, NY (212) 533-4684

Farm to table with great unique sandwiches


Ducks Eatery 

351 E 12th St New York, NY (212) 432-3825

Vietnamese American 
serving everything from goat necks to chicken wings


Sage General Store 

2621 Jackson Ave Long Island City, NY (718) 361-0707

American Cafe 
14-seat joint doing everything from wood oven pizza to a lunch counter with all kinds of sides.


Bunker Vietnamese 

46-63 Metropolitan Ave. Ridgewood, NY (718) 386-4282

Authentic Vietnamese Food hidden away in a industrial park


Earl's Drive-In 

12139 Olean Rd Chaffee, NY (716) 496-5125

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