Bobby's dream of inventing his own ice cream flavor came true at the Ben & Jerry's headquarters: buttermilk blueberry cheesecake. Dessert lovers can take the full behind-the-scenes factory tour to see how their favorite flavors are made and stop by the gift shop to take a pint (or three) to go.
Anne Burrell first discovered Blue Ribbon as a popular NYC chef hangout, and then discovered their signature Beef Marrow & Oxtail Marmalade. Whether you're a chef or not, Anne calls this dish perfect. If you have room for more, make sure to try the Sweet and Spicy Catfish.
For true New York-style pizza, look no further than America’s first, and some say best, pizzeria in the U.S. Since 1897, Lombardi’s has been winning over New Yorkers like Rachael Ray with their perfect balance of marinara and mozzarella, all atop a thin crust baked in a coal-fired oven.
Situated in the heart of Greenwich Village, Caffe Dante aims for authentic Italian espresso and pastries with an old-school vibe. Alex's visit, however, aimed for the best cannoli she's ever had. Alex says she'd rather make a 14-tier wedding cake than attempt to make these incredible cannoli.
No matter how full he feels, Adam Gertler will always order Bandera's Banana Cream Pie. On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Adam claims this pie blessed him from above. Diners feel the same about Bandera’s skillet cornbread and the slow-roasted rotisserie chicken cooked over a hardwood fire.
If you're going to talk about Loveless Cafe, you begin with the late Carol Fay. Known worldwide as the "Biscuit Lady," Carol made biscuits good enough for a Bobby Flay throwdown. Beyond biscuits, try Southern classics like fried chicken and catfish. Nearly 400,000 visitors a year can't be wrong.
Vegas is all about indulgence, and its soups are no different. Famed chef Guy Savoy whips up an earthy and rich soup with artichoke and black truffle for the soup equivalent of a jackpot. Creamy in texture, the broth actually contains no cream or milk; chefs slow-cook artichoke hearts for three hours to maximize flavor, then blend them to achieve the rich consistency. For added decadence, the soup is topped with a shaving of black truffles and served with mushroom brioche.
When Miss Robbie Montgomery, an ex-background singer for Ike and Tina Turner, hung up her microphone she decided to pick up a spoon and start cooking the soul food recipes her mother taught her as a girl. Guy loves her mac 'n' cheese, not to mention the sass she serves along with it.
Leave it to Jane to create an out-of-this-world gnocchi without potatoes. Host of Rescue Chef, Danny Boome, called Jane's ricotta gnocchi his personal favorite, with a texture that melts on your tongue. Along with this dinner fave, Jane excels at Sunday brunch with its vanilla bean French toast.
Leave it to an Irish pub to turn an Asian appetizer into Robert Irvine's favorite egg dish. The Reuben Eggroll contains all the usual ingredients (corned beef, Swiss) but gets rolled in a housemade wonton wrapper. And, if you like that, you'll have to try McGuire's actual Reuben that's mile-high.
If you visit Gates Bar-B-Q, make sure you know these four words: burnt ends on bun. Duff swears by this juicy brisket sandwich, "where the fire actually kisses the meat." Again, don't say "on a bun" or "burnt ends." Just say "burnt ends on bun," and maybe, like Duff, you'll say "best barbecue ever."
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.
This Willy Wonka wonderland carries the fantastical title of world’s largest candy store. It carries more than 5,000 kinds of candy and even sells candy cocktails and candy-themed decorations. Major sweet tooths should nibble on Dylan’s signature 5-pound Belgian chocolate candy bar.
Host of Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler visits the Dippin' Dots factory, in Paducah, KY, where they make billions of their famous ice cream beads with the help of liquid nitrogen.