Men's Health Mag: This smokehouse relegates beef and pork ribs to its "Traditional Q" section of the menu while other options burst with modern flavors. Order piquillo peppers stuffed with brisket and cotija cheese.
Men's Health Mag: After the meat smokes for 17 hours, the restaurant cuts away the brisket and puts the fatty top back in to sweat for 5 more hours. The result is a sweet, crispy shell wrapped around juicy meat.
BBQ Joint · Downtown Syracuse · 241 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: The folks at Dino take a slab of St. Louis ribs and coat it with a secret rub, smoke it, and glaze it to perfection. Pair it with the sausage-infused Bar-B-Que Beans and Dino's creamy coleslaw.
Men's Health Mag: Try the barbecued Cornish game hen, a specialty the restaurant has been serving for decades. These birds are rubbed with a top-secret, family-recipe dry rub, then pit-roasted to juicy perfection.
Pizza Place · Wooster Square - Mill River · 216 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: The original white clam pizza is so popular that they go through over 40 to 50 bushels a week. Order a large and split the pie, and a pitcher of beer or two, with a group of your closest guy friends.
1650 Colorado Blvd (at Vincent Ave), Eagle Rock, CA
Pizza Place · Eagle Rock · 56 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: Make it a "deluxe". The signature thin-crust pie arrives topped with peppers, mushrooms, and the aforementioned palate-altering sausage. Each pie is cut with signature-style scissors.
8541 Ferris Ave (btw Lincoln Ave & Capulina Ave), Morton Grove, IL
Pizza Place · 26 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: Don't miss the spinach, tomato, and garlic pie. Cheesy and hearty, with a bit of crunch in the crust and a tomato sauce that's flavorful, slightly acidic and sweet without overpowering the toppings.
Men's Health Mag: The New York strip weighs in at about 20 ounces and comes on the bone. It's everything you want a steak to be: massive, blackened, and tender. Take the black truffle creamed spinach on the side.
Men's Health Mag: The restaurant’s name is a synonym for their signature cut of beef—the bone-in ribeye. It’s a deeply marbled 26-ounce steak seared on a charbroiler with a touch of sea salt and black pepper.
Men's Health Mag: Wild West chain restaurants, you have nothing on Cattleman's. This restaurant sits on a 32,000-acres ranch. They even have a dining room where coyotes come up to the window to peer in as you eat.
Argentinian Restaurant · Lower Garden District · 28 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: Their signature dish: Entraña Fina con la Piel, a slow-cooked skirt steak cooked with the skin on. The result is a succulent, self-basting cut of meat that tastes like it was injected with flavor.
Seafood Restaurant · South Point · 380 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: The shrimp cocktail, sweeter and plumper than most you can score in the U.S., rim a chalice filled with a house-made sauce. Order the jumbo claws if they're in season and larges any other time.
2956 N Sheffield Ave (at W Wellington Ave), Chicago, IL
Seafood Restaurant · Lakeview · 100 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: Fish Bar's Sachmo Po' Boy is the classic New Orleans Po' Boy–made rich. Enclosed in a New England lobster roll is shrimp and crawfish, crispy lettuce, sweet pickles, and roasted garlic aioli.
Men's Health Mag: Stick to the steamed lobster with drawn butter, or order a shell-less "lazy style" dish. The lobster savannah is stuffed with sautéed shrimp, scallops, and mushrooms, topped with crackers and cheese.
Gastropub · Center City West · 216 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: Order the deviled eggs as an appetizer and you'll taste a backbite of curry powder and cayenne pepper. As a main, request the rabbit, bacon, and spring vegetable pie, which arrives in a crock.
Men's Health Mag: Bring a few buddies and try the "Two Pounds, Two Pints" deal, where you can fill up on any of the 10 flavors of wings and 104 beers on draft. Try the Mexican wings, made with a spicy wet sauce.
50 Dalton St (btwn Belvidere & Boylston), Boston, MA
Bar · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 136 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: The White Trash Cheese Dip, named for the trailer-park-raised employee who invented it, is a warm blend of American cheese and chilies. Order one for the table to soak up the beer you'll be downing.
1337 14th St NW (at Rhode Island Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 104 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: The Brät Burger–a mix of veal, ground beef, and pork–lends this burger its signature bratwurst flavor. It's a meaty, porky meld that's topped with beer-braised sauerkraut and Emmentaler cheese.
Men's Health Mag: It's all about the turkey hash. Resembling an oversized potato pancake studded with chunks of turkey, it's fried crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and topped with two fried eggs.
Deli / Bodega · French Quarter · 124 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: Just queue up, place your order quickly (one half muffuletta or one whole, if you're splitting, and we recommend a bag of cajun Zapp's chips), pay the man, and go. They're busy. And rightfully so.
Sandwich Place · Bella Vista - Southwark · 60 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: Go for the roasted suckling pig, provolone, and broccoli rabe in the "Arista". For an Italian cold-cut, go for the "Daddy Wad," packed with mortadella, salami, sopresatta, cappacolla and prosciutto.
Men's Health Mag: You've made the trip, so grow some cojones and commit to something different. The beef cheek will surprise you with its juiciness. The tongue has a pleasant texture. The eye is unexpectedly succulent.
330 E Colorado Ave (at S. Wahsatch Ave.), Colorado Springs, CO
Taco Place · Downtown Colorado Springs · 21 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: The avocado pork burrito is spicy and satisfying. Smoky hunks of pork play off the buttery richness of avocado, and the whole thing is smothered in the restaurant's signature pork green chile sauce.
Taco Place · Underwood Hills · 133 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: Thin slices of rib eye are marinated for 24 hours in a combo of soy sauce, pineapple juice, sugar, garlic, sesame oil, scallions, and onions. They then pan-sear the beef and place in a tortilla.
Mexican Restaurant · West Village · 198 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: The chefs take a 1½-pound lobster and heat it in cream flavored with epazote, roasted tomato, and green chile. They then pile it onto tortillas and top with field corn, epazote mayonnaise, and cotija.
Men's Health Mag: The interior is nondescript–walk up counter, basic tables and folding chairs–but it's what comes from behind the counter that makes the difference: mouth-watering, authentic Oaxacan-style street food.
1021 W Armitage Ave (at Kenmore Ave.), Chicago, IL
Burger Joint · North Side · 100 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: How you stack your burger is up to you, but don't leave without trying the Kennebec fries–the name refers to a type of heirloom potato-twice-fried to perfection. Save room for their frozen custard.
Burger Joint · Cherry Creek North · 218 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: If you can handle it, order the half-pounder Cricket Burger. Then, ask them to slather on peanut butter and a fried egg. No, really. You'll have the world's most unforgettable, decadent burger.
Burger Joint · Downtown New Haven · 91 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: One cheese, works–that's a burger with cheese, tomato, and onion. The sweetness of the onion is key, and the salt from the cheese and the moisture of the tomato are a good step away from condiments.
10801 W Pico Blvd (at Glendon Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Burger Joint · Westside · 265 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: The Hickory Burger's so good because their recipe for the patty and "special sauce" are a secret. The ground meat is a mixture of prime and choice cuts of beef and the grilled bun gives a crusty edge.
Men's Health Mag: These sliders are for purists. You can't beat a classic burger done right for only $1.50. Try to wedge yourself in at the bar that wraps around the grill so you can watch them throw down the patties.
Hot Dog Joint · Northwest Side · 244 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: Order a foie gras and sauternes duck sausage with truffle aioli, foie gras mousse, and fleur de sel. The result is a meaty, creamy, rich blast of flavor that never disappoints. It's a cult classic.
Men's Health Mag: Get the pig ears. They're bacon's more complex cousin–with the same smoky flavor and crisp chew–pressure cooked for 90 minutes, sliced into thin strips, smoked for several hours, and then deep fried.
50 Clinton St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · Lower East Side · 165 tips and reviews
Men's Health Mag: Ingredients you've tasted countless times before are reinvented at wd~50. Take eggs, for example. They cure the yolks for six hours so there isn't a deluge of runny proteins or crumbling, chalky yolk.