Guilty Pleasures, Episode 3: Find the Restaurants Featured on the Show
Richard Blais explains that the double-dredged Hot Fried Chicken from Nashville's Hattie B's is tinted red, thanks to a generous dose of cayenne pepper. "You can smell the heat," he says. "If you smell that something's going to be spicy, you know it's going to be more spicy than that."
Where to Find: Hattie B's
The Bongo Room
"This is the only chocolate French toast that I've ever had with, like, little chocolate morsels studded in this bread," Carla Hall explains of the Chocolate Tower French Toast at Chicago's The Bongo Room. Not only is there chocolate within the bread, but it's also sprinkled around the bread, which is served in a pool of a rich, creamy banana sauce.
Where to Find: The Bongo Room
Sweet Rose Creamery
When it comes to crafting your version of the Build Your Own Sundae from Sweet Rose Creamery in Santa Monica, Calif., "You just walk up and point and shoot and tell them what you're looking for." Curtis opts for both chocolate and vanilla scoops, plus toppings such as brownies and sliced almonds. "It's like everything on there is intense and beautifully sweet."
Where to Find: Sweet Rose Creamery
Andiron Steak and Sea
"This is just food that makes you happy," says Fabio Viviani of Las Vegas' Andiron Steak and Sea's Mac & Cheese Waffles. After the mac and cheese is cooled, it gets a quick breading, then it's cooked in a waffle iron until it's golden and crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside.
Where to Find: Andiron Steak and Sea
The Strawberry Blonde Cheesecake from New York City's Brooklyn Diner is, according to Robert Irvine, "probably the best cheesecake on the planet." For welcome texture, the cake is coated with crushed hazelnuts, and it's served with ruby-red strawberries, chocolate sauce and ice cream, which Robert prefers to pile on the slice and "eat through it."
Where to Find: Brooklyn Diner
"There's more meat on the Mega Threat than in an entire package of hot dogs," Duff admits of this super-stuffed beauty from Charcoal Style in White Marsh, Md. Piled high on a roll with American cheese, numerous meats, including slow-roasted beef, turkey, ham and sausage, come together to create the ultimate sandwich indulgence.
Where to Find: Charcoal Style
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