This diner is serving up Caribbean BBQ with a fiery-hot twist. Follow Guy’s lead and dig into the jerk pork tacos with grilled scallion aioli, which he says have "fantastic flavor." Or try the spicy jerk chicken, as seen on Best. Ever. Smoked slow and low, it is packed with a potent punch of heat.
Need your deep-dish fix? Head to Pequod’s, where you’ll need a knife and fork to delve into the pan pizza. The pie is baked in a well-seasoned cast-iron pan lined with a sprinkling of mozzarella, so when the pizza comes out of the oven, it has a crust of crispy, salty, caramelized cheese.
You’ll want to savor every bite of the hickory-smoked barbecue served up at Sweet Lucy’s. Here meats and poultry are slow cooked to delectable perfection over a wood-burning pit. Treat your taste buds to the BBQ Pulled Chicken sandwich dressed up with a delicious mix of barbecue and vinegar sauces.
This charming spot reinterprets the classic pizza pie by infusing it with the flavors of Santa Fe, N.M. Try the No. 3 pie, inspired by blue corn chicken enchiladas. It features grilled chicken, Alfredo sauce, pinon nuts (New Mexico pine nuts) and green chiles on a blue cornmeal crust made in-house.
This cafe goes big when it comes to a quintessential breakfast dish: the pancake. Treat your taste buds to the over-the-top Apple Souffle Pancake, which is both enormous and delicious. Crowned with Granny Smith apples and caramel, this indulgent treat makes for a sweet way to start the morning.
Craving a fresh-ground beef burger punched up with some of the tastiest toppings around? Head over to this dive bar and dig into the Chipotle Bacon Cheeseburger. Its flame-grilled patty is covered with spicy pimento cheese and crowned with crispy bacon, making for a truly delectable combination.
Chefs Taylor Cody and Jiyeon Lee offer an eclectic, enticing take on traditional Southern barbecue that draws the crowds to this unassuming eatery. Korean spices and sauces give the mouthwatering meats (and some of the scrumptious sides) a distinctive flavor that adds to the deliciousness factor.
Smoque is all about barbecue tradition; even the baked beans are infused with smoky flavor. The ribs are simply irresistible, as they’re coated in a Memphis-style dry rub and glazed with a sweet, tangy barbecue sauce. Guy can’t get enough of the brisket, which he declares “capital T, tender.”
This cozy bagel shop is a great spot to sample New York City’s iconic breakfast item — with a Canadian twist. Inspired by Montreal’s technique, Black Seed uses a wood-burning oven. The result is one tasty bagel, especially when ordered with horseradish cream cheese and beet-cured salmon slices.
Sink your teeth into doughy goodness at this pizzeria that offers a tantalizing array of seasonal pies adorned with sauces and salumi created from scratch. Keep it classic with a margherita pizza, which Michael Symon describes as “the true expression of simplicity (and) great ingredients.” Housemade dough is slicked with red sauce, then topped with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. Another standout is the Rotolo, a roll-up of dough, ricotta and mortadella that’s finished with pistachio pesto.
This spot delivers big when it comes to burgers. Order the Juicy Nookie for a cheeseburger creation that’s as memorable as its name. Forget putting cheese on top; this Black Angus patty is filled with ooey-gooey goodness instead. Stuffed with cheese, it comes nestled on a tasty bakery bun.
Dig into BBQ dishes with a kick at Cowgirl. Spike up the spice factor with the smoking-hot pulled pork sandwich, or indulge in the Five Pepper Nachos with Salsa Diablo (add brisket for extra decadence). The Frito Pie is also a standout, complete with Fritos, chili, sour cream, cheese and jalapenos.
With a focus on American craft cuisine, Ned Ludd offers an ever-changing menu of seasonal dishes. A major draw is the artisanal pizza that is served only on Monday nights. Just 100 pies are baked in the wood-burning oven, with different options weekly. Eclectic toppings range from kale to honey.
The crowds flock here for the humanely raised meats smoked over a wood-fired pit. Order the Presidential Plate for a mind-blowing BBQ experience: It comes with every meat, every side and every fixin’ here. Chow down on enticing eats like beef brisket and Frankaroni (mac and cheese meets a hot dog).
Breakfast goes deliciously global at this charming cafe serving French-Vietnamese cuisine. A morning must-try is the breakfast banh mi sandwich. It may look like your standard bacon and egg, but it’s far more decadent. Fried eggs and pork belly combine for a spicy, salty, creamy, crunchy treat.