Slideshow: This Week in Eating Out

A Sandwich a Day: The Fried Chicken at Son of a Gun (Los Angeles)
A Sandwich a Day: The Fried Chicken at Son of a Gun (Los Angeles)
It doesn't matter whether you consider yourself a fried chicken aficionado-no one is exempt from the lure of that sandwich. Read more here »

[Photograph: Sarah Woo]

A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Salad Sandwich at Snarf's (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Salad Sandwich at Snarf's (Chicago)
What this chicken salad sandwich lacks in presentation and finesse, it makes up for in flavor. Read more here »

[Photograph: Huge Galdones]

A Sandwich a Day: Halloumi Panino at Bocado Cafe (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Halloumi Panino at Bocado Cafe (NYC)
Inside lie slices of tender Halloumi cheese, roast pork, ripe tomato, and cucumber. Read more here »

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

A Sandwich a Day: Smithsonian Grilled Cheese from Row House Cafe (Seattle, WA)
A Sandwich a Day: Smithsonian Grilled Cheese from Row House Cafe (Seattle, WA)
Cheddar (choice of mellow aged or extra sharp) makes for maximum melting, and amply buttered potato bread provides a crispy contrast to the gooiness within. Read more here »

[Photograph: Naomi Bishop]

A Sandwich a Day: Pan de Chicharron at Raymi (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Pan de Chicharron at Raymi (NYC)
The pork is impressively tender, juicy and flavorful, but also fairly salty, so the sweet potato adds some crucial sweetness. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A Sandwich a Day: The Skribeye from Skrine Chops (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: The Skribeye from Skrine Chops (Chicago)
The eight ounces of char-grilled steak rests on a bed of rich buttery mashed Yukon Gold potatoes and has a sprinkle of blue cheese for a counterbalanced flavor. Read more here »

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

A Sandwich a Day: Pulled Pork Sandwich from Smoque BBQ (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Pulled Pork Sandwich from Smoque BBQ (Chicago)
Pork shoulder is smoked for 12 hours before being pulled by hand and plopped between a buttery, pillowy bun. Read more here »

[Photograph: Joe Roy]

A Sandwich A Day: Torta Ahogada from El Tio Pepe (Tijuana)
A Sandwich A Day: Torta Ahogada from El Tio Pepe (Tijuana)
It features juicy cuts of braised pork that are stuffed into pan salado (salt bread) that's brought in fresh from Guadalajara three times per week. Read more here »

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

A Sandwich a Day: Kruveet Pita at Taboonette (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Kruveet Pita at Taboonette (NYC)
It's stuffed with roast cauliflower, eggplant, hummus, and tahini for a warm, pillowy vegetable hug. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A Sandwich a Day: Napolitano at Piatto Pronto (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Napolitano at Piatto Pronto (Chicago)
Deceptively simple, the Napolitano consists of razor-thin slices of imported sopressata, Calabrese salami, prosciutto cotto, provolone, shredded lettuce, and tomato slices. Read more here »

[Photograph: Josh Conley]

A Sandwich A Day: Carne Asada Torta from Tortas Wash Mobile (Tijuana, Mexico)
A Sandwich A Day: Carne Asada Torta from Tortas Wash Mobile (Tijuana, Mexico)
It features butterflied strips of brisket that have been marinated for 12 hours over a mix of charcoal and mesquite chips, which imparts smoky and tangy flavors into the beef. Read more here »

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Cherry Street East Is Back from the Ashes with a Great Burger (New Canaan, CT)
Cherry Street East Is Back from the Ashes with a Great Burger (New Canaan, CT)
Their bacon cheeseburger includes two slices of creamy, melted American cheese (Swiss, cheddar, Jack and smoked mozzarella are other options) and three strips of mildly salty bacon, complemented by half-sour pickle chips. Read more here »

[Photograph: Jeff Schlesinger]

Greatness Pops Up at Burger Haven (Pasadena, CA)
Greatness Pops Up at Burger Haven (Pasadena, CA)
The nine ounces of Imperial Valley beef is a blend of 65 percent chuck, 15 percent short rib, and 20 percent pork fat that's topped with pickled red onions, roasted red bell peppers, wild arugula, and the powerful St. Agur blue cheese. Read more here »

[Photograph: Damon Gambuto]

Reality Check: The Fry Lover's Burger from Rally's/Checkers
Reality Check: The Fry Lover's Burger from Rally's/Checkers
The chain will now put its famous seasoned fries right on the burger for you. But if you expect to taste them, be prepared to buy extra fries. Read more here »

[Photograph: Todd Brock]

Spaghetti Pizza at Farina's (Grapevine, TX)
Spaghetti Pizza at Farina's (Grapevine, TX)
This isn't spaghetti with a side of pizza, it's pizza with a layer of spaghetti baked onto the top of it. Read more here »

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Daily Slice: Pizza Bread at Little Gourmet (Los Angeles)
Daily Slice: Pizza Bread at Little Gourmet (Los Angeles)
The sweet dried herb heavy sauce soaks halfway through the generic branded "French" bread, creating a soft center while retaining the crisp underside of the bread. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kelly Bone]

Mother Dough: Is
Mother Dough: Is "Good" Good Enough in Los Angeles?
The seasoned tomatoes literally burst when when you poke a knife through them, and they pair exceedingly well with the bufala. Read more here »

[Photograph: Lance Roberts]

Daily Slice: 'Whipper Snapper' at Roberta's (NYC)
Daily Slice: 'Whipper Snapper' at Roberta's (NYC)
The peas are vibrantly fresh, with that incomparable green sweetness that is really showcased by the pancetta's fatty richness. Read more here »

[Photograph: Carey Jones]

Daily Slice: Maple Fennel Sausage at Flatbread Company (Somerville, MA)
Daily Slice: Maple Fennel Sausage at Flatbread Company (Somerville, MA)
A healthy dose of maple flavor serves to play up the sweet elements that are already characteristic of the fennel seeds. Read more here »

[Photograph: Meredith Smith]

The Vegetarian Option: Bedouin Tent (NYC)
The Vegetarian Option: Bedouin Tent (NYC)
At Bedouin Tent you can get any of the salads for $5, or you can get a salad plate, which serves up five of them for a mere $10. Read more here »

[Photograph: Howard Walfish]

Chicago Tacos: El Pueblito
Chicago Tacos: El Pueblito
For some, the salsas here might as well be pure fire. But if you enjoy that dance, it can be captivating. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Date Night: Neighborhood Elegance (and Very Good Meatballs) at AlMar in Dumbo (NYC)
Date Night: Neighborhood Elegance (and Very Good Meatballs) at AlMar in Dumbo (NYC)
Smothered in fresh red sauce, with lank basil leaves, the meatballs were crumbly and good, smaller than what Mom used to make. Read more here »

[Photograph: Garrett Ziegler]

Killer Carnitas, Huaraches Done Right, and Farm-To-Bodega Avocado Leaves at El Atoradera (NYC)
Killer Carnitas, Huaraches Done Right, and Farm-To-Bodega Avocado Leaves at El Atoradera (NYC)
The owner is an advocate for the role of terrior in cooking; for how the desert winds and the burnt soil of Mexico impart particular flavors that cannot be captured elsewhere. Read more here »

[Photograph: Chris Crowley]

Slurped: Thick Knife Peel Noodles at Uncle Zhou in Elmhurst (NYC)
Slurped: Thick Knife Peel Noodles at Uncle Zhou in Elmhurst (NYC)
These knife-peel noodles are thick and chewy, but also frilly at the edges, like a ribbon teased out with a blade. Read more here »

[Photograph: Chichi Wang]

Lunch in the Loop: Tokyo Lunchbox (Chicago)
Lunch in the Loop: Tokyo Lunchbox (Chicago)
One of the things that Tokyo Lunchbox is known for is their U-Dong, which includes a few bites of tempura battered shrimp with some thick chewy udon noodles and a salty broth. Read more here »

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

A Himalayan Dish a Day: Tingmo at Tashi Delek Momo Palace (NYC)
A Himalayan Dish a Day: Tingmo at Tashi Delek Momo Palace (NYC)
This tingmo has the sweet, thin outer skin of Chinese mantou, but also deep folds greased by a little bit of oil. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Knockout Noodles: Thai Ravioli at Penny's Noodle Shop (Chicago)
Knockout Noodles: Thai Ravioli at Penny's Noodle Shop (Chicago)
It includes smoky-sweet slices of glazed barbecued pork, green onions, minced cilantro, ground peanuts, crisp bean sprouts, and big leaves of lettuce. Read more here »

[Photograph: Roger Kamholz]

TGI Fry-Day: Iron Fist Fish & Chips from Revolution Brewing (Chicago)
TGI Fry-Day: Iron Fist Fish & Chips from Revolution Brewing (Chicago)
It gets points for the roasted red pepper remoulade and honey jalapeño slaw—the former is an inventive departure from the standard tartar sauce that doesn't collapse under the weight of its elevated-sounding name, while the latter adds a respectably spicy tang to each bite of the rich fish. Read more here »

[Photograph: Joe Roy]

Apps Only: Solid Small Plates at Walden in Williamsburg (NYC)
Apps Only: Solid Small Plates at Walden in Williamsburg (NYC)
This restaurant has a menu of tasty snacks and small plates, such as these deviled eggs which are topped with some crispy fried parsley leaves and a bit of parsley oil. Read more here »

[Photograph: Ben Fishner]

A Himalayan Dish a Day: Tsel Phing at Cafe Himalaya (NYC)
A Himalayan Dish a Day: Tsel Phing at Cafe Himalaya (NYC)
It includes a Nepali red curry-coconut broth, Chinese wok-fried bean thread noodles and cabbage, and Indian-style fried paratha bread. Read more here »

[Photograph: Howard Walfish]

We Eat Everything on the Menu at East Side King (Austin, TX)
We Eat Everything on the Menu at East Side King (Austin, TX)
The food is crazy, brash, and unrefined, but at the same time really freaking delicious. Read more here »

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

A Himalayan Dish a Day: Cheura Tareko ('Beaten Rice') at Himalayan Yak (NYC)
A Himalayan Dish a Day: Cheura Tareko ('Beaten Rice') at Himalayan Yak (NYC)
This kid-friendly "beaten rice" dish has spicy undertones and a salty kick that makes polishing off this plate a breeze. Read more here »

[Photograph: Aya Tanaka]

TGI Fry-Day: Spring Rolls at Cong Ly (NYC)
TGI Fry-Day: Spring Rolls at Cong Ly (NYC)
The wrappers are flaky and deeply crisp, with blistered layers that make for a hefty crunch. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Sugar Rush: Baton Cakes at ChikaLicious (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Baton Cakes at ChikaLicious (NYC)
Crunchy puff pastry is layered with frozen hazelnut mousse (which ends up tasting like a semifreddo) folded with toasted, crushed hazelnuts, and espresso-soaked cake. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Sugar Rush: Cinnamon Tres Leches at Ivy Bakery (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Cinnamon Tres Leches at Ivy Bakery (NYC)
The parfait features house-baked tres leches cake soaked in evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream but has a distinct note of cinnamon. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Sugar Rush: McMinnville Cream Doughnut at Voodoo Doughnut (Portland, OR)
Sugar Rush: McMinnville Cream Doughnut at Voodoo Doughnut (Portland, OR)
It's a sweet, yeasty doughnut, covered in maple frosting and filled with Bavarian cream. Read more here »

[Photograph: Lauren Schloss]

Sugar Rush: Cherry Clafoutis at Balthazar Bakery (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Cherry Clafoutis at Balthazar Bakery (NYC)
Straying from tradition, the batter is more of a custard and the clafoutis are also baked in tart shells, a deep brown, buttery crust. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

College Tours: Where to Eat Near The University of Pennsylvania
College Tours: Where to Eat Near The University of Pennsylvania
Penn has no shortage of way satisfying late-night greasy spoon spots, but West Philly has plenty of gems and it's just a short walk from campus. Read more here »

[Photograph: Hawk Krall]

6 Vermont Craft Beer Bars To Visit During Fall Foliage
6 Vermont Craft Beer Bars To Visit During Fall Foliage
For those who love both changing leaves and craft beer equally, Vermont is not only dotted with 26 craft breweries—the most per capita of any state—but also some innovative beer bars with carefully-curated taps and bottle lists.Read more here »

[Photograph: Whetstone Station Pub]

College Tours: Where to Eat Near The University of Memphis (Tennessee)
College Tours: Where to Eat Near The University of Memphis (Tennessee)
Although this university has always been something of a commuter campus, there are still a lot of great places nestled near the university grounds that provide that unique college neighborhood experience for students, alumni, and locals alike. Read more here »

[Photograph: Ben Carter]

College Tours: Where to Eat Near Tulane University (New Orleans)
College Tours: Where to Eat Near Tulane University (New Orleans)
The Freret Street area has recently become a bright spot in the Tulane dining scene; there's an explosion of unique restaurants opening there. Read more here »

[Flickr: rdpeyton]

Joe DiStefano's Himalayan Heights: Touring Tibetan and Nepali Food in Queens (NYC)
Joe DiStefano's Himalayan Heights: Touring Tibetan and Nepali Food in Queens (NYC)
There are Chinese influences, Indian flavors, and plenty of only-in-the-Himalayas ingredients like yak butter and striking orange chili sauces. It's some good—and surprisingly accessible—eating.Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

College Tours: Where to Eat Near U.C. Berkeley
College Tours: Where to Eat Near U.C. Berkeley
The community's appreciation for quality ingredients and affordable dining options makes Berkeley a comfortable spot for serious eating. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kelly Bone]

College Tours: Where to Eat Near Cornell University (NYC)
College Tours: Where to Eat Near Cornell University (NYC)
Surrounded by farms, wineries, distilleries and breweries, Ithaca is pretty much a food-obsessed college goer's dream. Read more here »

[Photograph: Matteo Wyllyamz]

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Eduard Frauneder's Alphabet City (NYC)
Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Eduard Frauneder's Alphabet City (NYC)
Austrian-born chef Eduard Frauneder, who goes by Edi, gives us a food tour of his neighborhood. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]