This general-store-turned-gastropub takes delicious excess to a whole new level with its Triple Fried Duck Fat Fries. As if triple frying these beauties in rich, nutty duck fat wasn’t enough, they are then topped with two silky runny eggs and served with a side of herb-laced bearnaise sauce.
Celebrity fans can’t get enough of the delectable cupcakes that Ivey Childers churns out here and at her Brentwood locale. Marc Murphy favors the Spoiled Rotten: This apple-studded cupcake is piled high with a mound of apple cider frosting doused in butterscotch ganache and covered in sugary pecans.
This airy, eclectic spot takes classic Mexican dishes and gives them a modern spin, complete with organic ingredients and vegan options. Order the Churro Ice Cream Sandwich for a sweet finish. This irresistible dessert features caramel ice cream nestled between two deep-fried cinnamon pastries.
Get your game-day fare at one of Skyline Chili's locations. Try their best-selling Cheese Coney: a hot dog topped with mustard, their secret-recipe chili, onions and shredded cheese. If you're looking for an Ohio classic, try the specialty: a heap of the famous Cincinnati chili on top of spaghetti.
When Daphne Brogdon is craving a meaty German meal, she heads to this classic tavern and orders the jagerschnitzel. For this dish, a massive pork cutlet is pounded, breaded and fried until crisp and golden brown, then slathered with a creamy mushroom gravy. Daphne opts to pair it with spaetzle, a German egg noodle made fresh in-house.
What started as a simple tortilla factory in 1964 has grown into an empire of more than 60 taco shops serving up real-deal Mexican food. Guy raves about Roberto’s carne asada burrito, which features juicy beef, fresh pico de gallo and cool guacamole, all wrapped up in a toasted tortilla.
The starter for the dough from this pizza shop is from an Italian island and is 200 years old. The "crazy good" Bacon and Clam Pizza impressed Guy with its generous amounts of toppings, great texture and chew. He also appreciated the salami and beef filled fried ravioli with marinara dipping sauce.
With Las Vegas’ reputation for excess, decadent bites abound, but this food truck offers a sure bet when it comes to indulgent burgers. Jet Tila’s go-to burger is the Tamago: A marinated beef patty topped with fried egg, teriyaki sauce, fried onions and wasabi mayo makes for a medley of flavors.
Cozy up with comforting soul food at this spot. Crowds flock here for dishes like the sweet potato bread pudding. Pecans and a buttery batter are poured over sweet potato biscuits, and then the entire creation is baked to sweet perfection. Bourbon caramel sauce makes for a delectably rich finish.
The brother duo behind The Carving Board is changing the sandwich game with innovative creations like the Spaghetti Meatballwich. Sliced meatballs are smothered in garlic marinara sauce and melty mozzarella cheese, then nestled between two crunchy slabs of baked spaghetti in place of bread. Jeff Dunham was impressed. “This is genius,” he gushed. “I have never had anything like this.”
When Mardi Gras rolls around, Aarón Sánchez makes a beeline for this bakery that serves an over-the-top version of that seasonal staple known as the king cake. The dough is slathered with a sweet coating made from brown sugar and cinnamon, baked until golden brown and then sliced in two. Sandwiched between the halves of the cake are rich layers of salted caramel, dulce de leche, sliced bananas, mascarpone cheese and chopped pecans. There are also plenty of savory options that are worth trying; the artichoke dip is one of them.
Satisfy your comfort food cravings with a stop at Plan Check, where you can pair creative burgers with craft brews. The PCB (Plan Check Burger) features a beef patty dressed up with eclectic condiments like dashi-flavored cheese and chewy ketchup leather (think homemade-ketchup-as-fruit-roll-up).
This former cottage is the home of indulgent baked creations like the Earl’s Court Chocolate Cake. Three layers of coffee-laced chocolate cake are covered with ganache and malted cream, then stacked together to form this towering masterpiece. Hot fudge frosting and sea salt add to the decadence.
Crowds flock here for the New American cuisine served with a side of whimsy. For an unforgettable dessert experience, order the Marie Antoinette Cotton Candy Head. A two-foot-high wig of cotton candy hair comes artfully arranged on a mannequin head and accompanied by a slice of rich vanilla cake.
When Nancy Fuller first visited this spot, she asked for an oyster dish with “oomph.” Owner Joe Fierro served her the New Orleans Oyster Po-Boy, which left her hooked. This monster of a sandwich comes loaded with fried oysters, house-brined pickles, and flavorful morsels of pork belly and bacon.