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.
Only at Gino's East of Chicago can you get the original deep-dish sausage patty pizza made with an 11-inch disk of sausage baked inside. On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Duff devours this "Frankenstein" pizza that has made Chicago, and deep-dish fanatics, happy since 1966. Bonus? They will ship.
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.
On Food Network's Crave, host Troy Johnson discovers a "baconlicious" invention from J&D's Foods in Seattle, WA, where two friends, Justin and Dave, have created a vegetarian, yet indulgent Bacon Salt to flavor just about anything.
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.
Few can say they fry their burgers, but even fewer can say they fry their burgers in 100-year-old grease. But as Justin Warner of Rebel Eats found out, Dyer's can claim both. The "Vitamin G" (strained daily) is the key to the juicy burgers that come with cheese, but definitely no lettuce or tomato.
On Food Network's Crave, Troy Johnson visits Philadelphia, PA, to satiate his ice cream cravings at Bassetts Ice Cream counter, which has been a fixture in the Reading Terminal Market since 1893.
For the ultimate in charismatic, sophisticated cocktails, Seattle turns to the retro West 5 Lounge. Although known for the "best happy hour" in West Seattle, Crave host Troy Johnson finds West 5 has another set of fanatics for their velvety Astral Mac 'N Cheese made with five "marvelous" cheeses.
In Seattle, WA, Troy Johnson, of Food Network's Crave, finds out that The 5 Point Cafe doesn't mess around when it comes to bacon. Patrons can get their fix with BLTs, breakfast all day, bacon topped burgers and even with mac n' cheese.
Troy Johnson heads to the Windy City in search of a mouth-watering pizza pie and dines on a delicious slice at Ian's Pizza, on Food Network's Crave.
At Totonno’s, the current owners serve up irresistible pizzas made from their grandfather's secret recipe. Their most-popular pie is topped with mozzarella, pepperoni, fresh mushrooms, sauce, a dusting of Parmesan and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil before going into a coal-fired oven.
On Food Network's Crave, host Troy Johnson satisfies his quest for daringly spicy foods with a 5-pepper creation from Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.
For all things pork and answers about bacon, Troy Johnson, host of Food Network's Crave, hits up the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture to satisfy his bacon queries.
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.
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.