The swanky bar prides itself on its traditional hand-crafted cocktails made from its proprietary recipes measured to the gram. Michael Symon found heaven in a glass when he tried the India Lime Fizz. The lime in the gin and rum based drink gives it a pop, while the egg mellows out the flavors.
Claire Robinson is sweet for the handmade confections at Kee's Chocolates on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Stop by the SoHo shop and sample her favorite, the Creme Brulee Chocolate: "It's a masterpiece," she says. "You have to pop the thing in one whole bite."
If you visit El Paso, you'll quickly learn that Chico's Tacos is an El Paso tradition (and has been for decades). On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Aaron Sanchez claims the tacos—which are rolled and fried and drenched in cheese and tomato chili sauce—are how tacos should taste.
Michael Psilakis didn't expect to find a gourmand experience at Brooklyn Bowl. But on The Best Thing I Ever Ate, he reveals the Brooklyn Bowl's Blue Ribbon chicken with its matzo ball exterior and flavor-packed interior, strikes a perfect 10. You also can't miss with Disco Fries or Mac 'n' Cheese.
Pie typically doesn't evoke memories of crunchy foods. But on The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Alex forks her way into Beach Bakery Cafe's peach pie with a crunchy crumble topping that can't be beat. Room for seconds? Try their jelly-filled croissants.
The name Extraordinary Desserts says it all, but the proof is in the pudding. As one of the top pastry chefs in the country, Karen Krasne makes desserts that are decadent enough for magazine covers and have made many best-of lists. For Marcela Valladolid, the Dulce de Leche cake takes top honors.
Wolfgang Puck's love of nutty desserts reaches new heights with Payard Patisserie's coffee macarons made with almond meringue. As a world-renowned pastry chef, Francois Payard's desserts of mini chocolate truffles or exquisite modern celebration cakes often receive the highest praise.
Cake aficionados love how Bakery La Brioche does business -- cutting cake slices by the pound. For Alex, her hefty slice of Smetannik (Sour Cream Cake) guaranteed its spot on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Thankfully, this tiny café packs pounds more of delectable Russian desserts.
As a native New Yorker, Rocco DiSpirito requires his bagels to be twice-toasted and purchased from Tal Bagels. Tal bagels are boiled and baked each day, ensuring a great chewy interior and crispy shell. Rocco's choice? Everything bagel with everything on it, from salmon to scallion cream cheese.
Everything about The Modern pays tribute to art, from the dining room overlooking the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden to its location inside NYC's Museum of Modern Art. But the food is a true work of art, as Michael Psilakis loves the liverwurst tha's just as decadent as the foie gras.
Located north of the panhandle, as the name implies, Nopa is known for urban rustic food and organic wood-fired cuisine. As in many Bay-area spots, seasonal ingredients reign supreme here. Chef Aida Mollenkamp is a fan of the House Smoked Bacon Flatbread, topped with onions, garlic confit and cream.
For a drink once outlawed in the U.S., absinthe (now safe and legal) still keeps a chilling reputation. On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Ming Tsai calls Sage's St. George Vert absinthe frightfully good, not only for being lit into blue flames, but for perfectly complementing Sage's artisanal cuisine.
On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Roger Mooking savors The Fatty Crab's unique watermelon pickle and crispy pork dish combo -- it is both savory and sweet and funky Malaysian all in one bite. But for a bigger bite, try the Big Chili bowl that steeps big Dungeness crab legs in a bowl of red chili sauce.
On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Claire Robinson orders the crunchy egg rolls at Chinatown Brasserie in New York, NY.
On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Claire Robinson names Bobby's Buffalo Style Burger with blue cheese and buffalo sauce as one of her favorites. She cautions that you must order it crunchified (with potato chips) to get the full effect. For just the classic American cheese setup, try the Crunchburger.