What could be more romantic than a plate full of succulent oysters and a bottle of champagne? How about eating outside, right on the water with a perfect view of the Bay Bridge? Hog Island's oysters are as fresh as they come, and Tyler Florence can't get enough of them.
Both Bobby and Giada have two-stepped at this iconic country bar where legends like Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton have made the rounds. The dance hall perfectly captures Austin's charm, but the menu branches out with its famous chicken fried steak, Mexican enchiladas and even brick-oven pizzas.
If the award-winning hot wings at Central BBQ don't put your salivary glands into overdrive, then their Cadillac of ribs surely will. Crave's Troy Johnson loved the dry spice made of paprika and kosher salt. After they’re smoked low and slow, Troy says the fall-apart texture is "begging you to eat them."
This spot's famous for its beef brisket, especially the burnt ends sandwich. Called "Ol' Smoky," the beefy bomb features the flavorful edges of the brisket, slow-smoked with hickory. They also offer beef, turkey and pork by the pound and a three-meat special for those on a carnivorous streak.
How does a restaurant stay in business for more than 160 years? Ask Tadich Grill, which made Tyler Florence's Best Thing I Ever Ate list with the classic French dish sand dabs fish filet with white wine butter sauce. Like the sand dabs, the Tadich Platter for two is a real seafood feast.
After discovering Ola's Fire and Ice Ceviche, Curtis Stone went back three more times. On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Curtis gushes over the ceviche made with cobia fish atop an Asian pear granita. Equally crave-worthy? The lobster empanadas made with an unusual ingredient: squid ink.