Pizza is one of the best ever comfort foods, and its evolved into endless culinary interpretations that can be savored from all corners of the country. In Austin, Texas, a mouthwatering margherita is baked to perfection in 90 seconds, while a restaurant in Cambridge, Mass., is getting high marks for their meat-pilled pizza. One night a week, diners are wowed by the unique toppings at the underground pizzeria that pops up at a Northwest restaurant, and one SoCal restaurant shipped materials from Italy for the oven of their dreams, which is turning out their signature pork pizza. Whether you prefer the classics or the regional favorites, Food Network has found the best pizza ever.
Americans love hamburgers, and you'll love the best-ever burgers we discovered at restaurants across the country. In Atlanta, a double cheeseburger is so exclusive that only a few dozen are served each night and in the most talked about burger in New York is sandwiched between something usually found in soup. There's a burger served on a bed of freshly-cut fries and topped with everything but the kitchen sink, a cheeseburger stuffed with cheese that melts right out of the patty and burgers that will make you forget they don't have beef. They're the Food Network's best ever burgers.
Few things are more American than barbecue and there are as many delicious variations as there are dedicated pit masters. The queue for 'cue at one popular Austin restaurant stretches down and around the block, while the mash-up of Korean and American-style barbecue draws a big crowd at a small Atlanta barbecue shack. There's succulent smoked chicken in Philadelphia and spicy jerk chicken in the Twin Cities. Plus, a dive bar is turning out delectable barbecue in Cambridge, Mass., and the San Fran restaurant whose signature barbecue platter comes with every meat, side and fixin' on the menu. Roll up your sleeves for the best barbecue ever.
Do you remember the last time you bit into a burger and thought, "Wow! This is the best burger. Ever."? When you tell a friend about your favorite pizza place, do you describe every juicy detail about what makes it the best pizza ever? Food Network searched through every delicious nook and cranny in the country and found some of the best pizzas, burgers, barbecue and breakfast — ever! Hosted by Ted Allen, and with guest appearances by your favorite Food Network stars, chefs and foodies, it's a commendable collection of the best ever comfort foods that will have everyone talking.