Triple D (Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives)

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  1. Spangenberg
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    Anybody else a fan of the show (TLC, Guy Fieri). Anybody look for these dives when they travel? I've found some pretty good food, in some rather obscure places.
    I always check http://www.flavortownusa.com/ upon arriving. They have a map of them all!
     
  2. I wish I could be more consistent about looking them up before I travel, but yes and I've had some really enjoyable meals from the Triple D list. I've even had a couple clients who've made the suggestions to head to Triple D venues for lunch and haven't yet been disappointed. Likewise with some of the venues profiled on Man vs Food. It's also a nice place to start when looking for a dinner venue -- either something new in one of the usual cities, or something new in a city I'm visiting for the first time.
     
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    Love the show when I get a chance to watch it - have actually tried to get to some of the locations when travelling in the USA. Unfortunately have yet to make it to one. Best of intentions though.
     
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    So much fat, so much salt...but every now and then, a guilty pleasure should be allowed.
     
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    I have made it to several locations from MvF. My son and I especially enjoyed the Crab Post in Seattle,
     
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    I don't often, only because I've come to value my unclogged arteries more than I used to.

    But one of them (Fred's in Fort Worth, TX) is my regular watering hole and you can often find me there after work or kicking off a weekend night out. [​IMG]
     
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  7. I enjoy the show and I enjoy when I have the opportunity to hit one of the locations while traveling. Sadly, I usually forget to check since most of my dinners and lunches (during business travel) are usually booked up with clients. During personal travel, I still forget because I'm usually getting recs from friends, colleagues, clients or other locals to the area.
     
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    I'm surprised that "Taste of Peru" in Chicago made this list. It is a good restaurant but serves none of alpaca, guinea pig, or cayman.
     
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    MvF and Triple D are both great shows. Triple X in West Lafayette, IN was the best place for greasy goodness (especially late night) while I was at Purdue. Anyone know of a place like that in LA?
     
  10. Oh the B&G!!!! It's still the best greasy goodness in the area and we try to stop in at least a couple times a year when we're near the area.
     
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    B&G??? I'm not familiar with this restaurant. Can you please let me know the full name and where it is located?
     

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