It's not hard to find pizza in Manhattan. But good pizza? Now there's a challenge. Ciro Verdi, chef-owner of Da Ciro, has been spinning pies so good that Bobby Flay has dubbed him "the premier upscale pizza maker in New York City." Try the Focaccia Robiola and you'll see exactly what he means.
The lobster tail and sfogliatella at this bakery bring Alex back to her childhood days. The lobster tail is filled to the max with a Bavarian cream, while the sfogliatella is filled with a lemon and ricotta cheese mix. Alex likes to order both and enjoy them with a cup of coffee.
Petit Jean Meats has been making hams the same way for 85 years: hickory-smoking them for at least 16 hours. As the name implies, they’re boneless.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This ice cream shop continues to surprise customers with its ever-changing array of flavors (prosciutto, anyone?). For a treat that will appeal to the kid — and the adult — in you, try the Secret Breakfast. Cornflakes are baked into a crispy cookie, then folded into a bourbon-infused ice cream base.
New Orleans natives know that for making friends, you have to eat Gumbo Z'Herbes on Holy Thursday (the more greens used, the more friends). On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, John Besh nearly licks his bowl clean, just like others do with the fried chicken, hot sausage and red beans and rice.
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.