Traditional breakfast staples are given a gourmet makeover at this food stall in the midst of Grand Central Market. Try the sausage, egg and cheese sandwich. It features housemade turkey sausage that is dressed up with egg, cheddar cheese and honey mustard aioli, then served on a warm brioche bun.
This spot brings together two iconic dishes – one from the United States and the other from Japan – to make an enticing fusion known as the Ramen Burger. Try the original version, which pairs a juicy beef patty with a crispy ramen noodle bun. Scallion and a secret shoyu sauce kick up the flavor.
Holeman and Finch draws the crowds with its burger, available on the nightly menu. Two cheese-smothered chuck-and-brisket patties are topped with slivered red onions and bread-and-butter pickles. They’re served on a brioche bun, alongside hand-cut fries and housemade ketchup and mustard.
Satisfy the craving for a truly delectable doughnut at a Blue Star locale. Here, fresh, local ingredients are used to create unique flavors that change daily. Grab a Blueberry Crunch if you can. This brioche delight is glazed in blueberry yogurt and coated with a coconut-almond granola.
The must-try item here isn’t listed on the menu. But those in the know order this top-secret burger featuring a delectable patty made of ground brisket and short ribs. Nestled on a housemade bun, it’s topped with pickles, cheese crisps and a special sauce, resulting in one irresistible creation.
If you order the Office Burger here, don't ask for ketchup or mustard — they're considered contraband. As Adam Gertler says, this decadent burger featuring a dry-aged beef patty, bacon marmalade, Gruyère and blue cheese on French bread comes only one way, and that's "supremely delicious."
The name may be Supper, but this spot is known for its brunch dishes. Waffles, for instance, are turned into a sweet sandwich with praline ice cream and bruleed bananas, or transformed into red velvet decadence. And then there is the Bacon Babka, which features homemade dough, bacon and brown sugar.
This spot draws a long line, but the wait is worth it. Be it the fall-apart brisket or the smoky ribs, Franklin knows its barbecue. With so many mesmerizing smoked meats to choose from, Lee Anne Wong opts for the platter piled with beef brisket, pork ribs, pulled pork, sausages and smoked turkey breast. Feeling a little less peckish? Try the Tipsy Texan, a brisket and sausage barbecue sandwich that will have you savoring every bite. The mini-pies make for a sweet finish.
Brenda's French Soul Food may be in San Francisco, but her cuisine takes a cue from her hometown, New Orleans. Diners love the eggs Benedict with fried chicken and Creole hollandaise. Another must-try is the Bananas Foster French Toast, a custard-soaked brioche drenched in a sweet butter-rum sauce.
Giada says Tia Sophia’s breakfast burrito makes for “the perfect hearty breakfast.” Soft tortillas are stuffed with bacon and hash browns, smothered in melted cheese and served with a poached egg on top. For added kick, order the Christmas version that comes with extra-spicy red and green chiles.
The Santa Fe Bite offers a tantalizing take on the green chile cheeseburger, an iconic menu item in New Mexico. This version starts with a 10-ounce patty of chuck and sirloin, punches it up with a green chile sauce packing just the right amount of heat and pairs it with a tasty, homemade bun.
A highlight of this eatery’s eclectic menu is its Yakuza Burger. You’ll want to savor this American burger anointed with Asian flavors: The beef is seasoned with Japanese spices and the housemade mayo includes Sriracha for extra heat. Zesty fries piled on the patty make for a decadent finish.
This spot gets seriously creative with its pizza pies. One features mozzarella and pecorino, shaved red onions and stinging nettles (spiky-leafed herbs that are cooked into a tangle of flavorful greens). Another pie is dressed up with a delicious combo of pancetta, potatoes, fontina and rosemary.
Iron Chef winner Ken Oringer satisfies his sandwich cravings at Mighty Quinn's. “Why settle for a ham and cheese when you can have thick slices of brisket with cucumbers, pickled onions, pickled chilies, on the most delicious bread?” he asks, describing the brisket sandwich. When he’s craving chicken, the transcendent chicken sandwich is a must. “Once you have a bite of this, it will kick all others to the curb,” says Chef Oringer.
If you are craving a succulent short rib that is as massive as it is mouthwatering, try the imposing Brontosaurus Rib.
The tantalizing smell of sizzling pork is sure to tempt you at this sleek Korean barbecue spot, where meals are grilled tableside. Indulge in the Flower Pork Set, which comes with a choice array of cuts ranging from soft and succulent pork belly to gossamer-thin bacon cooked to a satisfying crunch.