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.
Bufalina incorporates age-old Italian traditions into their pizza-making process (think house-made mozzarella), and the resulting pies are simply irresistible. Treat your taste buds to a mouthwatering margherita, complete with homegrown basil, tasty Italian tomatoes and mozzarella melted just right.
This spot gets seriously creative with its pizza pies. One features mozzarella and pecorino, shaved red onions and stinging nettles (spiky-leafed herbs that are cooked into a tangle of flavorful greens). Another pie is dressed up with a delicious combo of pancetta, potatoes, fontina and rosemary.
Build a tasty burger at Roam with turkey, beef or veggies. Ask for French and Fries and you’ll get a patty topped with gooey Gruyère cheese, creamy avocado, peppery watercress and Parmesan fries. Or follow Rahm Fama’s lead and try the Tejano, a bison burger smothered with pepper Jack cheese.
The name may be Supper, but this spot is known for its brunch dishes. Waffles, for instance, are turned into a sweet sandwich with praline ice cream and bruleed bananas, or transformed into red velvet decadence. And then there is the Bacon Babka, which features homemade dough, bacon and brown sugar.
Treat your taste buds to crazy-delicious dishes that celebrate barbecue in a creative way at State Park. Try the Memphis BBQ Spaghetti featuring spice-rubbed pulled pork that is tossed with pasta, slathered in a unique blend of marinara and barbecue sauces, then topped off with Parmesan cheese.
Black Sheep is keeping the coal-fired pizza tradition alive, and the proof is in the pies. Chef-owner Jordan Smith's tastiest pizza is this sauceless wonder: a rich combination of meaty oyster mushrooms, smoked mozzarella, ricotta, and tons of rosemary and thinly shaved garlic.
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).
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.
The tantalizing smell of sizzling pork is sure to tempt you at this sleek Korean barbecue spot, where meals are grilled tableside. Indulge in the Flower Pork Set, which comes with a choice array of cuts ranging from soft and succulent pork belly to gossamer-thin bacon cooked to a satisfying crunch.
This spot cranks out 30 tons of 'cue a year. Guy is won over by the lamb ribs, saying they “melt in your mouth.” The Pitboss Plate is also a popular pick, as shown on Best. Ever. It comes piled with Central Texas-style brisket, ribs and sausage. Cornbread and sides round out this mouthwatering meal.
Brenda's French Soul Food may be in San Francisco, but her cuisine takes a cue from her hometown, New Orleans. Diners love the eggs Benedict with fried chicken and Creole hollandaise. Another must-try is the Bananas Foster French Toast, a custard-soaked brioche drenched in a sweet butter-rum sauce.
Holeman and Finch draws the crowds with its burger, available on the nightly menu. Two cheese-smothered chuck-and-brisket patties are topped with slivered red onions and bread-and-butter pickles. They’re served on a brioche bun, alongside hand-cut fries and housemade ketchup and mustard.
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.
This spot draws a long line, but the wait is worth it. Be it the fall-apart brisket or the smoky ribs, Franklin knows its barbecue. With so many mesmerizing smoked meats to choose from, Lee Anne Wong opts for the platter piled with beef brisket, pork ribs, pulled pork, sausages and smoked turkey breast. Feeling a little less peckish? Try the Tipsy Texan, a brisket and sausage barbecue sandwich that will have you savoring every bite. The mini-pies make for a sweet finish.