Can't Miss: Unique Eats Labor Day Marathon

By: Kirsten Vala

What makes a dining experience one of a kind? Unique Eats answers this question, spotlighting America's most exciting and revolutionary restaurants, from high-end dinning rooms to eateries on wheels. You can't miss the amazing food finds and interviews with top chefs, all in the search for truly "unique eats."

Get a crash course on Monday during the  Unique Eats Labor Day Marathon, 3-8pm ET.

The Lineup:
Comfort Foods @ 3pm ET

Come along to some of the most unique eateries in New York City, serving up their twist on comfort food staples. Discover a rowdy meatball joint, knockout chicken and waffles in Brooklyn, an eco-friendly hot dog haven and a burger and fries shack that boasts lines down the block every day.

Meats @ 3:30pm ET

Discover Minetta Tavern's famous burger and chat with Daniel Boulud about his house-made sausages. Plus, a restaurant serving all-you-can-eat grilled meat.

Desserts @ 4pm ET

Visit a Brooklyn pie shop, an ice cream truck with artisanal ice creams and a bakery filled with treats so good, you’d be shocked to know they never use the usual butter, eggs, milk, or flour.

Gastropubs @ 4:30pm ET

These are places where the drink list may be long, but the dining is the real reason to visit.

Hand-Held Eats @ 5pm ET

The meals are hand-held at these hotspots, but the unique flavors are the big attraction. These top finger foods are Mexican, Italian and All-American grilled cheese.

Adventure @ 5:30pm ET

We take you on a gastro-tour of some of the most adventurous efforts in dining today, from an underground dinner party and gourmet comfort food on wheels to an all-out Beef Seven Ways feast.

Food Fantasy @ 6pm ET

Imagination roams free at these amazing dining spots, where food and fantasy meet. A pioneer chef in molecular gastronomy pushes the boundaries between food, science and art at WD-50 and culinary innovator Jose Andres offers up a collection of magical dining experiences at The Bazaar.

Americana @ 6:30pm ET

Classic American fare gets the royal treatment at these extraordinary spots. Heavy-Metal inspired burgers, stick-to-your-ribs barbecue in Brooklyn, a downtown L.A. hotspot taking American desserts to new heights, and the creamiest, craziest ice cream creations you can fit on a cone.

Great Spaces @ 7pm ET

Take a tour of the most unique places and spaces in dining today, from a food truck serving the most delectable Korean/Mexican dishes on four wheels and a bowling alley boasting it's own special menu, to a private farm table dinner requiring reservations up to a year in advance.

Italian @ 7:30pm ET

Classic Italian meets passion, authenticity and innovation at these noteworthy restaurants. Vetri has been called one of the best Italian restaurants in America, Pulino's brings gourmet savory and dessert pizzas to late night and Porchetta's brings Italian street-food to a tiny Lower East side store front.

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