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On October 26, 2008, live at The 13th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Disneyland Resort in Orlando, chef Jamie Gwen caught up with Sophie Gayot in Los Angeles. During the course of the phone interview, the pair discussed GAYOT.com’s recently released Annual Restaurant Issue.

Chef Jamie Gwen Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S. Sophie Gayot

In the face of current economic problems, Sophie offered listeners a few of her favorite picks from a list of the Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S., where inexpensive prices have not compromised the quality of the cuisine. An overview of this year’s culinary achievements, the Restaurant Issue also includes the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. as well as the country’s Top 10 New Restaurants.

Check out Jamie Gwen's cookbooks, Bountiful Buffets and Good Food for Good Times, and add some spice to your next dinner party.

Below is the list of restaurants that were mentioned during the show:

LAS VEGAS

LOS ANGELES

Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood California
15/20
Dining Room at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood, West Hollywood, CA The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu | Video
This elegant restaurant at The London West Hollywood offers upscale California cuisine from Gordon Ramsay. More...

Shiro French
14/20
Dining Room at Shiro, South Pasadena, CA 1505 Mission St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Menu
Spare and stylish storefront space showcases chef-owner Hideo Yamashiro's seafood-centric creations. More...

ORANGE COUNTY

Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza New American
15/20
Dining Room at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Menu
Taste famed NYC chef Charlie Palmer's cuisine in this sleek and sophisticated South Coast Plaza space. More...

Taco Mesa Mexican
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Taco Mesa, Orange, CA Saddleback Plaza
3533 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
Menu
Some of Orange County's best Mexican food at rock-bottom prices. More...

ORLANDO

Hot Dog Heaven Hot Dogs
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Hot Dog Heaven, Orlando, FL 5355 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32807
Menu
Some of the best hot dogs in Central Florida, served with a pile of crispy fries. More...


SANTA BARBARA

La Super-Rica Taqueria Mexican
Quick Bite
Dining Room at La Super-Rica Taqueria, Santa Barbara, CA 622 N. Milpas St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Menu
A humble Mexican restaurant, housed in a tin roof shack, with a first-rate reputation. More...


SAN DIEGO

Vincent's California
14/20
Dining Room at Vincent 113 W. Grand Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025
Menu
Seasonal dining with French panache in historic downtown Escondido. More...


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