Before this hip Brooklyn bakery went head-to-head with Bobby on Throwdown, it was Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito's chance at perfecting dessert. Today, Baked has become a sweet-tooth mecca with favorites like their Sweet & Salty Brownie and their signature red velvet cupcakes.
As a pioneer of the urban barbecue scene, Chef Kenny Callaghan has created the most finger-licking barbecue right in a potato chip. On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Susan Feniger raves about his chips, perfectly matched with blue cheese and bacon dip. It's a great start to scrumptious pit barbecue.
With its own open-air dock and local seafood fare, The Lobster Dock captures the flavors and views of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Though Bobby came for the crab cakes, locally caught lobster is the royalty here. Select your own from the tank, and watch it boil in the pots outside.
There's no better place to give thanks than Gotham Bar and Grill, according to Michael Psilakis. On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Michael gushes over Alfred Portale's legendary cuisine, especially the four-course meal that starts with seared foie gras and finishes with juicy, slow-roasted turkey.
Philadelphia may not be Crepe City, but Creperie Beau Monde definitely makes crepes worthy of France. Co-owner Jim Caiola studied crepe making in Brittany, France, and his aunt and uncle also crafted their recipe from their native Brittany. The result? One of Alton’s favorite wrapped foods.