Alton Brown just named this city the 'top food town in America'

While on the road for his Eat Your Science tour,Alton Brown has been making time to visit some of the best local restaurants in the cities he's visiting. And thanks to his Instagram we have a digital food journal tracking each latte and piece of fried chicken along the way.

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50. Hof van Cleve, Flanders, Belgium

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49. Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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48. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

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47. Vendome, Cologne, Germany

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46. L'Astrance, Paris, France

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45. Den, Tokyo, Japan

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44. Brae, Victoria, Australia

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43. Reale, Abruzzo, Italy

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42. Borago, Santiago, Chile

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41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

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40. Cosme, New York, USA

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39. Relæ, Copenhagen, Denmark

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38. Azurmendi, Biscay, Spain

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37. Saison, San Francisco, USA

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36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, England

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35. Septime, Paris, France

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34. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands 

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33. Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru

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32. Attica, Melbourne, Australia

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31. Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France

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30. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain

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29. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

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28. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

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27. The Ledbury, London, England

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26. The Clove Club, London, England,

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25. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

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24. Amber, Hong Kong, China

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23. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

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22. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

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21. Alinea, Chicago, USA

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20. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

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19. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

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18. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

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17. Le Bernardin, New York, USA

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16. D.O.M., Sao Paulo, Brazil

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15. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

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14. Restaurant André, Singapore

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13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

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12. L'Arpege, Paris, France

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11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USA

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10. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

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9. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain 

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8. Maido, Lima, Peru

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7. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand 

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6. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

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5. Central, Lima, Peru

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4. Mirazur, Menton, France

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3. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

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2. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

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1. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA

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Recently, Brown has been taking Los Angeles by storm, leading him to name the city the "top food town in America right now." Check out a few of our favorite posts from the trip, starting with Kismet where Brown got in on a little rhubarb Aperol Spritzer action to go with his feta salad and jeweled crunchy rice.

Just a few days later, Brown posted a photo from Salazar, saying the guacamole is "worth the wait." We couldn't agree more; great guac is always worth waiting for.

Just yesterday, Brown hit up Silver Lake's Night + Market Song, where he and his cameraman indulged in some delicious looking Thai food.

Fellow cameraman @jessyjamboree took me to @ntmrkt tonight. Silver Lake is damn lucky.

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Where Brown goes next is anyone's guess, but we guarantee it will be delicious.

Related: You've never seen a McDonald's like this before

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Located in the small seaside town of Freeport, Maine, this McDonald's was first the historic Gore House. William Gore, a prominent Freeport merchant, built the mansion in 1850.

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Source: The New York Times and The Freeport Historical Society

The building was converted into Freeport's only McDonald's in 1984.

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The town of Freeport has strict building design codes, and McDonald's wanted to build a location in a residential zone.

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Initially, Freeport's 6,200 residents were pretty evenly divided about the McDonald's construction.

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But McDonald's was eventually granted a permit to remodel the Gore House. Freeport allowed its construction, but only if the restaurant retained the town's aesthetic.

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''What we are doing there is something we probably have never done before in terms of design and the amount of time and effort involved," said Stephen Leroy, manager of McDonalds' media relations, in 1984. ''We are willing to spend the money to make it compatible with the area, the history, the community and the people who live there.''

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Source: The New York Times

Inside, it looks like a McDonald's but still retains that classic New England style.

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It serves typical menu favorites, like Big Macs and McFlurries ...

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... as well as a local favorite: lobster rolls for $8.99.

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The corporation built a drive-thru on the building's side, too.

​​​​​It's surrounded by L.L. Bean's headquarters, an outlet mall, and luxury stores like Polo Ralph Lauren and Burberry.

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It's not the only arch-less McDonald's in the US. Colonial-style locations have also been built in New Hyde Park, New York, and Independence, Ohio.

Sources: Curbed and Flickr

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