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.
The recipe to Gus's hot and spicy fried chicken has been in the family since 1953 and has remained a secret since then. Not even owner Terry Bonner's wife knows. One thing, however, is certain. Claire Robinson adores this chicken, along with maybe the entire city of Memphis, Tennessee.
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.
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.
Since 1868 the Guittard Chocolate Company has been crafting fine chocolate. Guittard hand-harvests premium cacao beans, ensuring that each of the 40,000 pounds of chocolate produced each day remains what they call a "beautifully tasting chocolate."
On Food Network's Crave, host Troy Johnson satisfies his craving for creamy, cold ice cream with a tour of The Galliker Dairy Company in Johnstown, PA, where they are churning out a variety of sizes and flavors like Mint Chocolate Chip.
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.
Troy Johnson takes his giant-sized ice cream cravings to the largest university creamery in the nation, the Penn State Creamery, in University Park, PA, for a creamy, strawberry frozen treat on Food Network's Crave.
Indulge your dessert nostalgia in the sweetest of ways at this former apothecary that sparkles with vintage authenticity. Keep it classic with a New York egg cream, or treat your taste buds to a creative take on a milkshake, float or sundae (think chocolate ice cream, hot fudge and bacon).
On Food Network's Crave, host Troy Johnson discovers why Home Run Inn in Chicago, IL, claims it's Chicago's best pizza, when he samples their pies made from original family recipes.
On Food Network's Crave, host Troy Johnson searches for delectable pizza pies and discovers Gialina Pizzeria in San Francisco, CA, a cozy place dedicated to Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizza made from inherited Italian family recipes.
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.
Seattle's Theo Chocolate employs a Harvard-trained molecular biologist to capture the best-quality beans for all their chocolates. As Troy Johnson learned on Crave, Theo's line of antioxidant-rich, flavored chocolate (think ginger and chile) is also organic and fair-trade.
Try SoLuna's chips with the extra spicy salsa, which gets its heat from a mix of hot peppers. On Crave, Troy Johnson made his own blend, but it can’t outdo the original — it goes great on everything from SoLuna’s Tacos al Pastor to the Pollo a la Parilla.