For the perfect Saturday morning breakfast, Giada heads to the L.A. farmers' market where they host more than 85 shops and sell everything from seasonal and year-round produce to farm-fresh eggs, local Dungeness crab and Giada's absolute favorite, Nutella crepes from The French Crepe Company.
At Black's Barbecue, the oldest family-run barbecue joint in Texas, slow-cooked ribs, brisket, sausage and more are the lay of the land. Don't expect to drown your meal in BBQ sauce here; Black's does its meat the old-fashioned way, so nothing gets in the way of its distinctive sweet smokiness.
With no signage and hidden away from South Beach city streets, Casa Tua considers itself a unique getaway experience with a gourmet menu of home-style Italian. Giada's visit meant indulging in two classics: the creamy burrata salad with tomato and balsamic, then the irresistible tiramisu.
On a weekend in Martha's Vineyard, Giada De Laurentiis grabs a bite of fresh fish from Menemsha Galley, in Chilmark, MA, and heads for the beach on Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways.
Giada says Tia Sophia’s breakfast burrito makes for “the perfect hearty breakfast.” Soft tortillas are stuffed with bacon and hash browns, smothered in melted cheese and served with a poached egg on top. For added kick, order the Christmas version that comes with extra-spicy red and green chiles.
Located in the heart of Newport, R.I., in an old car repair shop, Asterisk is known for its French-and Asian-infused menu and unique atmosphere. Try an espresso martini, a local favorite and a "great way to start dinner," according to Giada, then order the crispy salmon.
During her weekend getaway to Las Vegas at The Venetian, Giada's meal at Thomas Keller's Bouchon resulted in a breakfast as sinful as dessert. Her Croque Madame with buttery brioche and melted Swiss cheese made her swoon, just like diners experiencing Keller's signature dessert, Chocolate Bouchons.
Jeffrey's of Austin, Texas, a local institution Giada called "the granddaddy of them all," was established in 1975 as one of the city's first fine dining restaurants. Years ago, their Crispy Fried Gulf Oysters put them on the map. Now, the housemade burrata and tenderloin tartare are other go-tos.
Pop into the quaint Shades Cafe, Jackson Hole's first true coffee-house. Its clever take on traditional breakfast and lunch dishes, as well as its freshly brewed coffee, keeps customers coming loyally. Giada savored the Eggs Tomavo, a spin on the classic eggs Benedict topped with avocado and tomato.
As one of Seattle's foremost chefs, Tom Douglas has long been hailed as spearheading the movement for organic, sustainable and local cuisine. Giada loved the entire menu, which, from brunch to dinner, highlighted fresh seafood and produce. But you must save room for the made-to-order doughnuts.
Host Giada DeLaurentiis visits Martha's Vineyard for ArtCliff Diner, a quirky diner serving fresh, local ingredients, in Vineyard Haven, MA, on Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways.
Visitors head to Bella Vineyards, a small winery located in the heart of Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley, to sample the Zinfandels and Sirahs. Giada suggests starting your tour in the tasting room, then moving downstairs to the wine caves, the only public ones in the area, for samples in the barrel room.
Walk into one of Jackson’s handful of coffee shops and you’ll probably overhear a customer ordering a Wild Tribe. Sipping the blended frozen mocha drink at Pearl Street Bagels should help outsiders understand why it’s so addictive, especially on a warm summer day. The frothy sip is icy, caffeinated and, if you add a banana to it, a solid breakfast option. Plus, Pearl Street Bagels is home to the best bagels in the valley. Just know there’s a no-toasting policy because they’re so fresh.