On Food Network's Crave, Troy Johnson's quest to find divine chocolates leads him to Los Moles Restaurante in Chicago, IL, where he learns how to make mole, Mexico's famous chocolate flavored sauce.
For a pizza pie made with flavorful ingredients, like garlic cloves, fresh basil and ripe Italian tomatoes, check out Paulie Gee's in Brooklyn, NY, with Troy Johnson, host of Food Network's Crave.
When Kurt Beecher Dammeier opened this first Beecher’s locale, he began making mac and cheese as a demo of what customers could create with their purchases from the shop. This rich, creamy mac showcases two of the shop’s signature cheeses: Just Jack and Beecher’s Flagship (a cheddar-Swiss hybrid). After Oprah gave the dish her stamp of approval, Beecher’s transformed into a cheese-lovers’ destination where more than 1 million pounds of mac and cheese are sold per year.
Troy Johnson's mouth is watering over the traditional southern Fried Chicken Dinner at Price's Chicken Coop in Charlotte, NC, on Food Network's Crave.
Troy Johnson gets the full history of a spicy classic at the Tabasco factory in Avery Island, LA, on Food Network's Crave.
When the regulars at Walker's go all out they order the Cochon de Lait. This traditional Louisiana po' boy is rich with New Orleans flavor thanks to the main ingredient: whole suckling pig. It's both sweet and hot, as the seasoned pork butt is smoked for hours, leaving a thick, crispy layer of char.
Crave's Troy Johnson heads to Phoenix Saloon for the ultimate chili. Don’t be fooled by this restaurant's name — Phoenix Saloon is 100 percent Texan. Here, the chili is made strictly with sirloin, a house blend of chili spices and absolutely no beans.
On Food Network's Crave, host Troy Johnson flocks to Mono + Mono in New York, NY, to satisfy his taste for fried chicken with a Chicken Plate, featuring fresh chicken fried twice and covered in a Korean spicy sauce.
The motto at Tiara Cafe is "Eat healthy more often, diet less." Thankfully, Tiara Cafe features a menu of satisfying Fresh'wiches — sandwich alternatives with ingredients like seitan and falafel. For an indulgent bite, regulars love the melt-in-your-mouth macaroni and cheese balls.
On Food Network's Crave, Troy Johnson goes straight to the source of tasty fried chicken at Baucom's Best Chicken Farm in Monroe, NC, where they are raising premium, pastured chicken.
Seeking the perfect slice, Troy Johnson stopped by this Telegraph Hill joint owned by a multitime World Pizza Champion. Pizza master Tony Gemignani offers every imaginable type of pie, including coal-fired and Roman-style. The Burratina di Margherita is an excellent place to start. Think creamy Burrata and a balsamic reduction, layered with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil.
Troy Johnson, host of Food Network's Crave, encourages bacon lovers to get your lard on in Los Angeles, CA, with all-bacon menu items from Lardon Truck.
Spice fanatics in need of a fix should try this spot’s XXX Wings, which are named for the three peppers used in the sauce: ghost, scorpion and habanero. Troy Johnson loved the spicy-sweet sauce, although he felt his tongue had been Tasered. Endure the heat and nab a spot on Jake’s Wall of Flame.
Troy Johnson's craving for fried chicken takes him south for a fix with a kick at Max's Wine Dive in Houston, TX, where their Southern Fried Chicken is marinated in jalapeno and buttermilk, on Food Network's Crave.
Get ready for melt-in-your mouth barbecue from a unique setup: a refurbished school bus. You'll be sure to save all your lunch money for eats like the Texas Two-Thep steak burger that's expertly topped with Sriracha and a fried egg.