22. Banh Mi Poutine

Served At: The Gorbals
Address: 501 South Spring St., Los Angeles
Website: thegorbalsla.com

Was Top Chef alum and The Gorbals owner Ilan Hall under the influence when struck by the urge to perfect one of the first (well, that we know of) samples of fusion Vietnamese-Canadian cuisine? The world may never know. But who'd have thought the random-seeming regional delicacies of gravy fries and Asian sandwich fixings could pair so well together? Our guess: blazed kitchen staffers.