The must-try item here isn’t listed on the menu. But those in the know order this top-secret burger featuring a delectable patty made of ground brisket and short ribs. Nestled on a housemade bun, it’s topped with pickles, cheese crisps and a special sauce, resulting in one irresistible creation.
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.
Food Network chefs can’t get enough of this cafe’s tantalizing treats that have been featured on four shows. Giada is crazy about the super chocolatey, crunchy Oreo cookies made with cocoa, butter and powdered sugar, while Bobby is won over by the sweet and gooey Sticky Buns studded with pecans. Tom Papa tries the fruit-filled tarts that remind him of childhood.
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.
Satisfy the craving for a truly delectable doughnut at a Blue Star locale. Here, fresh, local ingredients are used to create unique flavors that change daily. Grab a Blueberry Crunch if you can. This brioche delight is glazed in blueberry yogurt and coated with a coconut-almond granola.
A highlight of this eatery’s eclectic menu is its Yakuza Burger. You’ll want to savor this American burger anointed with Asian flavors: The beef is seasoned with Japanese spices and the housemade mayo includes Sriracha for extra heat. Zesty fries piled on the patty make for a decadent finish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iron Chef Jose Garces offers burgers for every taste at this spot. For the carnivores, there’s the Whiskey King, featuring foie gras and applewood bacon. To step up the decadence, opt for a side of duck-fat fries heaped with a mound of slow-cooked short ribs, then blanketed in a rich beer cheddar sauce that Michael Symon likens to homemade Cheez Whiz. Rather skip the meat? Order the Veggie Burger, with its delicious combo of black beans and lentils smothered with guacamole.
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.
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.
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.
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.