Note: This piece features the restaurant Buccan, co-owned by chef Clay Conley, Nick's co-founder. The story gives a nod to an item featured on Nick's Menu: the curious and uber delicious Hot Dog Panini.

"If you can get a reservation at Buccan, congratulations! The acclaimed chef Clay Conley combines a bustling informal ambience with innovative small plates that reflect myriad influences. The menu recently included crispy General Tso's-style sweetbreads ($17) and hot dog panini with sauerkraut, Gruyere, Mustard and chile ($12; a favorite of the Allman Brothers' drummer Butch Trucks.) . . . "