Our Favorite Unique Eats
Unique Eats on CookingChannelTV.com –– food photos of the best restaurants, diners and dives across the United States serving up the most unique eats.
Public's Quinoa Hash Browns and Turkish Eggs
Doused in a chile-infused butter, eggs take on a smoky flavor. Public shakes things up by laying the Turkish poached eggs over a bed of yogurt and chives. The perfect match for this egg? A crunchy slice of sourdough bread, perfect for lapping up the buttery, eggy goodness.
Get the Recipe: Quinoa Hash Browns and Turkish Eggs
Pheasant Sausage Cordon Bleu
Traditionally, cordon bleu used chicken breast stuffed with ham cheese. Denver institution Biker Jim's isn't about tradition, so they deep fry a pheasant hot dog and top it with black ale Dijon and mango poblano chutney.
Get the Recipe: Pheasant Sausage Cordon Bleu
Jones Wood Foundry's Sticky Toffee Pudding
Tucked into NYC's Upper East Side, Jones Wood Foundry offers classic British sweet and savory dishes like crispy, doughy kidney pie, thick and buttery crumpets, and a sticky toffee pudding for dessert. The pudding –– essentially a dark sponge cake –– is drenched in a sugary toffee sauce and served with a hearty scoop of ice cream.
Get the Recipe: Sticky Toffee Pudding
Momocho's Avocado Leaf Crusted Tuna Taquitos
Momocho switches up fish tacos by using seared tuna sushi in an avocado leaf crust, laid over a bed of braised onions and peppers and topped with a sweet, slightly tart red onion jam.
Get the Recipe: Avocado Leaf Crusted Tuna Taquitos
Public's Coconut Pancakes with Ginger-Lime Syrup
Each dish at Public seems to come with a surprise ingredient. The Black Pudding Waffles have blood sausage tucked in the batter, and the Turkish poached eggs lie on top of a bed of yogurt. Make these pancakes with polenta and coconut milk and serve topped with a ginger-lime syrup, mango cubes, ricotta cheese and roasted coconut chips.
Get the Recipe: Coconut Pancakes with Ginger-Lime Syrup
Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs' Wiener Wellington
At Biker Jim's you'll find all sorts of hot dogs: beef, wild boar, pheasant and rattlesnake, to name a few. The Wiener Wellington takes a French classic and turns it into a fancy spin on pigs in blankets. Line pastry dough with mushrooms and butter and wrap it around a steak sausage. Drizzle with mustard, the essential hot dog topper.
Get the Recipe: Weiner Wellington
Flip Side Burger's Smokey Burger
What makes a unique eat? Unique ingredients. Flip Side Burger's Smokey Burger comes topped with smoked Gouda cheese, tangy beef brisket soaked in a molasses-vinegar BBQ sauce and pickled jalapenos. Make the trek to this small-town burger joint just outside Cleveland for one of 16 original, mouthwatering sandwiches, or recreate one at home.
Get the Recipe: Smokey Burger
The Clam Shack's Fried Clams
Eating seafood at The Clam Shack in Kennebunk is a quintessential Maine experience. These crunchy cornmeal-crusted fried clams are worth the trip.
Get the Recipe: Fried Clams
Holeman and Finch's Bacon Caramel Popcorn
Get the Recipe: Bacon Caramel Popcorn
Locanda Verde's Olive Oil Cake
Get the Recipe: Olive Oil Coffee Cake
Locande Verde's Italian Bloody Mary
Miller Union's Creamy Grits Fritters
Get the Recipe: Creamy Grits Fritters with Country Ham and Thomasville Tomme
Sweet Rose Creamery's Ice Cream Cones
Sweet Rose Creamery S'mores Pie
Get the Recipe: S'mores Pie