Leave it to an Irish pub to turn an Asian appetizer into Robert Irvine's favorite egg dish. The Reuben Eggroll contains all the usual ingredients (corned beef, Swiss) but gets rolled in a housemade wonton wrapper. And, if you like that, you'll have to try McGuire's actual Reuben that's mile-high.
Hollywood hot dog legend Pink's Hot Dogs is one of the most - if not the most - famous and busiest hot dog stands in the country. Dishing up dogs since 1939, their Chili Cheese Dog is still a favorite of customers (and of Bobby Flay), having been chomped on by The Best Of, FoodNation and Throwdown.
When Miss Robbie Montgomery, an ex-background singer for Ike and Tina Turner, hung up her microphone she decided to pick up a spoon and start cooking the soul food recipes her mother taught her as a girl. Guy loves her mac 'n' cheese, not to mention the sass she serves along with it.
Vegas is all about indulgence, and its soups are no different. Famed chef Guy Savoy whips up an earthy and rich soup with artichoke and black truffle for the soup equivalent of a jackpot. Creamy in texture, the broth actually contains no cream or milk; chefs slow-cook artichoke hearts for three hours to maximize flavor, then blend them to achieve the rich consistency. For added decadence, the soup is topped with a shaving of black truffles and served with mushroom brioche.
There's something to be said of a classic dish done right. So says Sunny about the Eggs Benedict served at Upstairs on the Square. Their attention to detail continues with afternoon tea, complete with Zebra Tea and Famous Milk Chocolate-Dipped Praline Turtles.
Host of Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler visits the Dippin' Dots factory, in Paducah, KY, where they make billions of their famous ice cream beads with the help of liquid nitrogen.
Drago's Seafood Restaurant knows to buy directly from the local fishermen for the freshest oysters. Adam Gertler loves the garlicky taste of the charbroiled oysters topped with Parmesan, Romano cheese and garlic. Not in NOLA? Order the charbroiled oyster kit online and make your own at home.
This Oklahoma smokehouse keeps locals coming back for smoky brisket and The Pig Sickle, a pork rib patty sandwich. On Outrageous Food, Aaron McCargo, Jr. says Jigg's steakhouse has "a total lack of portion control," noting such creations as the towering Wooly Burger with 2 pounds of ham.
Situated in New York City's famed Essex Street Market, Shopsin's menu is as eclectic as the market's vendors. Aarón Sánchez obsesses over Shopsin's ebelskivers, or as he calls them, "pancake pockets of love." For a spicier bite, try the T-rex sandwich made with plenty of fiery slaw.
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.
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.
If you're going to talk about Loveless Cafe, you begin with the late Carol Fay. Known worldwide as the "Biscuit Lady," Carol made biscuits good enough for a Bobby Flay throwdown. Beyond biscuits, try Southern classics like fried chicken and catfish. Nearly 400,000 visitors a year can't be wrong.
When Bobby visited James Candy Company for salt water taffy, he learned that, according to local lore, the seaside treat was created by chance when a window was left open in the 1880s. Enjoying a piece of molasses mint taffy, Bobby exclaimed, "I'm 12 again!" Give classic vanilla a try, too.