As a disclaimer, I've been to most of these only once or twice...Coney Island - Totonno's
- 1524 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totonno's
It's a short walk from the boardwalk at Coney Island. One of Scott's recommended pizzarias. Still the best pizza I've ever had (though it's hard to go wrong in New York).SFMM - Rustic Eatery
- 25343 Wayne Mills Pl, Valencia, CA 91355
Remarkably terrible name, but great Asian style sandwiches, salads, and plates. Also, beer. To get there, drive away from SFMM (always good advice) under the 5 freeway, and it'll be on your right. Pork belly sandwich...Santa Monica Pacific Park - PierBurger
- 330 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
One of the few interesting food establishments on the pier. They have solid burgers and, best of all, actual Midwest-style thick frozen custard.CGA - Smoking Pig BBQ
- 1144 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112
Excellent BBQ with a nice selection of sauces, though it's about a 10-15 drive from the park.
On the subject of BBQ, is Pierce's still rib-less? I would often order their sampler plate (chicken, pork, ribs) but the last time I visited they'd replaced everything "rib" on the menu with "shank". While meatier and still tasty, I didn't think the shanks matched up in flavor. Alas...
Still on the subject of BBQ, I went to an amazing BBQ place after my first visit to SFFT, but I couldn't find it this last time. I seem to remember buying meat by the pound with seating outside at picnic tables. Anyone know where I'm talking about?