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.
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.
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.
Leave it to Jane to create an out-of-this-world gnocchi without potatoes. Host of Rescue Chef, Danny Boome, called Jane's ricotta gnocchi his personal favorite, with a texture that melts on your tongue. Along with this dinner fave, Jane excels at Sunday brunch with its vanilla bean French toast.
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.
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.
Bobby's dream of inventing his own ice cream flavor came true at the Ben & Jerry's headquarters: buttermilk blueberry cheesecake. Dessert lovers can take the full behind-the-scenes factory tour to see how their favorite flavors are made and stop by the gift shop to take a pint (or three) to go.
If you visit Gates Bar-B-Q, make sure you know these four words: burnt ends on bun. Duff swears by this juicy brisket sandwich, "where the fire actually kisses the meat." Again, don't say "on a bun" or "burnt ends." Just say "burnt ends on bun," and maybe, like Duff, you'll say "best barbecue ever."
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.
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.