Guilty Pleasures, Episode 1: Find the Restaurants Featured on the Show
Guy Fieri's Kitchen & Bar
"This is a burger that breaks all the rules," Robert Irvine reveals of the piled-high Bacon Mac & Cheese Burger at Guy Fieri's Kitchen & Bar in Las Vegas. This monster of a between-the-bun meal features a hearty beef patty topped with a scoop of macaroni and cheese, plus a blanket of a cheese slice, as well as strips of smoky bacon and a smear of Guy's craved mayonnaise-based donkey sauce. "It's big, it's bold and it's decadent," according to Robert.
Where to Find: Guy Fieri's Kitchen and Bar
For comedian David Alan Grier, the ultimate sandwich comes in the form of the No. 3 Pastrami sandwich from Greenblatt's Deli in New York City. "It's wrong. It's decadent. But sometimes you don't care," he says of this meaty sandwich built with layer upon layer of thinly sliced pastrami, Swiss cheese, creamy coleslaw and Russian dressing, all nestled between slices of pumpernickel bread. "This is like the love of my life," says David.
Where to Find: Greenblatt's Deli
Since the Rao's in New York City is notoriously difficult to get into, Bobby Flay heads to the restaurant's outpost in Las Vegas to track down the Beef Lasagna, made from a secret family recipe. "You have, like, three or four cheeses in there. Some are incredibly melty and guilty," says Bobby as he describes this comforting casserole, built with creamy ricotta, pecorino and mozzarella, plus a sausage-studded Bolognese sauce.
Where to Find: Rao's
"They're the kind of cupcakes that keep you up at night, just wanting and wishing and waiting to have them again," Lorraine Pascale says of the jumbo treats from Simona's Bakery in Sea Girt, N.J. Her top picks are the Blueberry White Chocolate Cupcake, stuffed with blueberry preserve filling, and the Chocolate Mousse & Raspberry cupcake, featuring three instances of chocolate and a raspberry surprise inside.
Where to Find: Simona's Bakery
Chicago's Smoke Daddy is home to Alex Guarnaschelli's breakfast indulgence, Pulled Pork Benedict. Snuggled below rich and runny poached egg is the restaurant's tender smoked pork shoulder with tangy barbecue sauce, and on top is a hefty drizzle of chipotle-scented hollandaise. "You're going to need a nap — preferably in a hammock — and then you're going to go back and have more," Alex warns of the dish.
Where to Find: Smoke Daddy
Fair Oaks Pharmacy
"It's basically a giant ice cream sundae that's the equivalent of four banana splits all jammed together in the same bowl," Duff Goldman explains of The Kitchen Sink at Fair Oaks Pharmacy in Pasadena, Calif. The dish comes with a challenge: If you and one other person can finish the whole bowl within 30 minutes, you'll receive a T-shirt as well as the honor of having your picture placed on the wall of the eatery. There's an entire gallon of ice cream in the sundae, as well as a whopping can of whipped cream.
Where to Find: Fair Oaks Pharmacy
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