Walk through the front door of this family-run joint and you’ll be standing right in the kitchen, where tasty hot tamales have been served up since 1941. Bite into one of these beauties to savor a meaty filling seasoned with garlic, onion and a secret blend of spices for just the right kick.
It's not hard to find pizza in Manhattan. But good pizza? Now there's a challenge. Ciro Verdi, chef-owner of Da Ciro, has been spinning pies so good that Bobby Flay has dubbed him "the premier upscale pizza maker in New York City." Try the Focaccia Robiola and you'll see exactly what he means.
For true New York-style pizza, look no further than America’s first, and some say best, pizzeria in the U.S. Since 1897, Lombardi’s has been winning over New Yorkers like Rachael Ray with their perfect balance of marinara and mozzarella, all atop a thin crust baked in a coal-fired oven.
This Willy Wonka wonderland carries the fantastical title of world’s largest candy store. It carries more than 5,000 kinds of candy and even sells candy cocktails and candy-themed decorations. Major sweet tooths should nibble on Dylan’s signature 5-pound Belgian chocolate candy bar.
Situated in the heart of Greenwich Village, Caffe Dante aims for authentic Italian espresso and pastries with an old-school vibe. Alex's visit, however, aimed for the best cannoli she's ever had. Alex says she'd rather make a 14-tier wedding cake than attempt to make these incredible cannoli.
A family-friendly restaurant that's been serving local favorites on Cape Cod, Mass., for 30 years, Captain Parker's is known for its award-winning New England clam chowder. Try a bowl, which Rachael calls "a sure thing," as you take in the eclectic decor, from a golf ball wall to the trophy display.
As the locals will tell you, Three Square Grill takes home cooked meals to a new level. Its menu of classic American regional cuisine satisfies on both flavor and substance with locally produced cheeses, meats and more. But Pat and Gina Neely think the cranberry preserve is extra special.
Anne Burrell first discovered Blue Ribbon as a popular NYC chef hangout, and then discovered their signature Beef Marrow & Oxtail Marmalade. Whether you're a chef or not, Anne calls this dish perfect. If you have room for more, make sure to try the Sweet and Spicy Catfish.
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.
Petit Jean Meats has been making hams the same way for 85 years: hickory-smoking them for at least 16 hours. As the name implies, they’re boneless.
No matter how full he feels, Adam Gertler will always order Bandera's Banana Cream Pie. On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Adam claims this pie blessed him from above. Diners feel the same about Bandera’s skillet cornbread and the slow-roasted rotisserie chicken cooked over a hardwood fire.
This Colorado Springs diner serves a royal-size breakfast. The most-popular plate is a mile-high pile of hash browns, bacon and eggs called The Thing. Those unprepared to finish The Thing should consider the breakfast burrito topped with country gravy or green chili salsa.
The Fat Cat brings both the heat and the heap. Mostly know for the comfort food eats, the cozy bistro also serves XXX hot wings with a special ingredient in the sauce: Scotch bonnet pepper-infused vodka. Or try the Ultimate Fat Mac, a mound of macaroni with such toppings as hot dogs and lobster.
This ice cream shop continues to surprise customers with its ever-changing array of flavors (prosciutto, anyone?). For a treat that will appeal to the kid — and the adult — in you, try the Secret Breakfast. Cornflakes are baked into a crispy cookie, then folded into a bourbon-infused ice cream base.