San Francisco, CA
Brass Knuckle's dishes are hard-hitting and hand-held (sandwiches, tacos, dogs, filo-filled things) and named after heavy metal and hip-hop bands from the 80s and 90s.
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San Jose, CA
Cuban cuisine is a fusion of Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisines. It is not spicy, but uses a lot of citrus, garlic and cumin.
Vancouver, BC, CAN
The name Re-Up is drug slang. When you are dealing on the corner and your stash is getting depleted, you need to "re-up." These guys "re-up" the corners with BBQ, which in the South is considered equally addictive.
The Dog House
The Dog House serves creative bowls of comfort food.
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