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.
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.
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.
Troy Johnson, host of Food Network's Crave, follows his bacon sense to Baconfest in Chicago, IL, for everything bacon - treats, crafts and even bacon-infused drinks.
Step inside Mindy's Hot Chocolate and you'll be greeted by a host of tasty entrees, including beef Bourguignon. With James Beard award winner Mindy Segal at the helm of the pastries, you know you'll want to stay for dessert. That includes Crave's Troy Johnson's favorite: Chocolate "Souffled" Tart.
Troy Johnson heads to Point Reyes Farmstead for the ultimate cheese. There he finds the award-winning Original Blue that's "got attitude." Those looking for a mellow flavor should opt for the Bay Blue rustic-style cheese, which has a salted-caramel finish.
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.
The name, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, is almost enough to hook ice cream-loving Troy Johnson, host of Food Network's Crave, but the rich, super premium ice cream served at the Madison, WI, shop keeps him coming back for more.
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.
This former grocery store is now a barbecue mecca. At Smitty's BBQ, pit masters use the dry method of barbecue, meaning it's all about the meat and not the sauce. Troy Johnson's visit wasn't complete without tearing into Smitty's famous brisket that's smoked for eight hours using post oak wood.
The legendary barbecue masters at Lexington #1 BBQ will give you any cut of barbecue you want, says Crave's Troy Johnson. Be it "lean, fatty, burnt ends, fatty ends," the barbecue here means business. For starters, try the Chopped BBQ plate and order a side of hush puppies.
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."