The recipe to Gus's hot and spicy fried chicken has been in the family since 1953 and has remained a secret since then. Not even owner Terry Bonner's wife knows. One thing, however, is certain. Claire Robinson adores this chicken, along with maybe the entire city of Memphis, Tennessee.
Crave's Troy Johnson heads to Phoenix Saloon for the ultimate chili. Don’t be fooled by this restaurant's name — Phoenix Saloon is 100 percent Texan. Here, the chili is made strictly with sirloin, a house blend of chili spices and absolutely no beans.
This former grocery store is now a barbecue mecca. At Smitty's BBQ, pit masters use the dry method of barbecue, meaning it's all about the meat and not the sauce. Troy Johnson's visit wasn't complete without tearing into Smitty's famous brisket that's smoked for eight hours using post oak wood.
On Food Network's Crave, Troy Johnson goes straight to the source of tasty fried chicken at Baucom's Best Chicken Farm in Monroe, NC, where they are raising premium, pastured chicken.
Troy Johnson gets the full history of a spicy classic at the Tabasco factory in Avery Island, LA, on Food Network's Crave.
Open since the turn of the 20th century, Louis' Lunch is rumored to have made the first hamburger. Geoffrey Zakarian is hooked on the original burger with cheese, tomato and onion. No condiments are offered in order to preserve the pure beefy flavors of a fresh burger grilled to perfection.
Troy Johnson's mouth is watering over the traditional southern Fried Chicken Dinner at Price's Chicken Coop in Charlotte, NC, on Food Network's Crave.
During a visit to Big Fisherman Seafood, Alton and crew couldn't resist a family-style feast of boiled crawfish, corn, potatoes, sausage and shrimp. The seafood market is a bit off the beaten path and does not offer seating, so plan to take your bag of top-notch crawfish to go.
Troy Johnson follows his barbecue cravings to Houston, TX, to check out the smokers at Klose BBQ Pits on Food Network's Crave.
For a pizza pie made with flavorful ingredients, like garlic cloves, fresh basil and ripe Italian tomatoes, check out Paulie Gee's in Brooklyn, NY, with Troy Johnson, host of Food Network's Crave.
The motto at Tiara Cafe is "Eat healthy more often, diet less." Thankfully, Tiara Cafe features a menu of satisfying Fresh'wiches — sandwich alternatives with ingredients like seitan and falafel. For an indulgent bite, regulars love the melt-in-your-mouth macaroni and cheese balls.
Since 1868 the Guittard Chocolate Company has been crafting fine chocolate. Guittard hand-harvests premium cacao beans, ensuring that each of the 40,000 pounds of chocolate produced each day remains what they call a "beautifully tasting chocolate."
On Food Network's Crave, host Troy Johnson satisfies his craving for creamy, cold ice cream with a tour of The Galliker Dairy Company in Johnstown, PA, where they are churning out a variety of sizes and flavors like Mint Chocolate Chip.
Get ready for melt-in-your mouth barbecue from a unique setup: a refurbished school bus. You'll be sure to save all your lunch money for eats like the Texas Two-Thep steak burger that's expertly topped with Sriracha and a fried egg.
Troy Johnson takes his giant-sized ice cream cravings to the largest university creamery in the nation, the Penn State Creamery, in University Park, PA, for a creamy, strawberry frozen treat on Food Network's Crave.