Carnivores and veggie lovers alike are sure to find a pie to satisfy at this pizzeria, which serves both beefy and meatless varieties. Actress Judy Greer’s go-to is the Greek Pizza, which comes smothered in zesty tomato sauce, mozzarella and feta. Greek oregano and black olives round out the pie.
This unassuming coffee shop serves breakfast dishes worth waking up for, as well as lighter lunch fare like salads and sandwiches. Try one of the house-baked pastries or the Banana Stuffed French Toast. This hearty take on a morning classic features thick slices of locally baked brioche, which are dunked in an eggy batter and fried until golden brown. The brioche is then slathered with Nutella and layered with bananas. A dollop of smooth mascarpone whipped cream completes the plate.
Marc Summers heads to this spot for the Philly cheesesteak, which features thin-sliced rib-eye steak, provolone and a tasty ladleful of red gravy on top. Rachael Ray can’t get enough of the Italian Roast Pork Sandwich, which is piled high with slow-roasted ham, broccoli rabe and sliced provolone.
This New York-style Italian deli is popular for its selection of housemade mozzarellas, including fresh and smoked options, as well as a dried variety that can be customized with black peppercorns, sun-dried tomatoes or Kalamata olives. While you’re there, pick up a steak margherita sandwich. Nancy Fuller raved about this hefty sub composed of Italian bread layered with marinara sauce, caramelized onions, grilled mushrooms, sausage, fresh mozzarella, roast beef, pepperoni and fresh arugula.
Head here for American dishes with bold twists, like a spicy take on mac and cheese. A puree made from roasted poblano peppers adds the kick to this creamy creation, which stars gooey mounds of pepper Jack cheese. The dish is then topped with panko breadcrumbs to create a satisfyingly crunchy crust.
Chocoholics in need of a morning fix should try this spot’s irresistible take on a breakfast classic. The Chocolate Tower French Toast features chocolate-morsel-studded bread that’s dipped in batter, grilled and then served in a pool of rich banana sauce. Chocolate shavings add a final sweet touch.
Named after Thomas Jefferson's maître d', who loved fine dining, this restaurant draws diners with its bounty of fresh dishes made from local ingredients. A standout is the Barnyard Burger: Smoky slabs of bacon and a fried egg are piled onto a cheese-topped patty, then doused in a foie gras sauce.
This upscale burger joint slings hormone-free, house-ground patties and local craft brews. A must-try is the Poutine Burger Special: This patty comes served on a house-baked bun and is topped with french fries smothered in gravy, a slice of cheese and a runny fried egg.
This funky spot features outlandishly delicious treats like the Bea Arthur, which transforms a classic cone and vanilla soft serve into a truly indulgent creation. Swirls of dulce de leche and crushed vanilla cookies are found throughout, in both the made-from-scratch custard and the cone itself.
Guy heads to this spot to indulge in The Big Ragout Sandwich, a hearty meal featuring five kinds of meats smothered in cheese and served on a roll. Also try the Rock Shrimp Mac & Cheese: A zesty three-cheese sauce is dressed up with wild rock shrimp, then mixed with pasta and finished with bacon.
This shop churns out 2,000 pies a day, but it’s one in particular that has Richard Blais hooked. Apples from the company’s own orchards are doused with sugar and cinnamon, then nestled into a delicate crust that’s baked to a flaky finish and topped with a rich combo of melty cheese and ice cream.
At this all-American diner, chef Terry Chandler is serving up classics with a Southwestern spin. Guy could barely take the heat from the seasonal New Mexico green chile and lamb stew. The steak with chipotle brown butter was memorable for its "big flavor." Locals enjoy ordering the cheeseburger.
In the mood for a satisfyingly meaty sandwich? Sink your teeth into the fried bologna sandwich at Martin’s BBQ. This adult version of a kids’ classic stars a hefty slab of homemade bologna with a crispy browned crust. It’s nestled in a slider roll and then topped with mustard, pickles and onions.
This warehouse-turned-restaurant serves authentic Italian eats (think gelato, thin-crust pizzas and fresh pasta) to California locals. Stop in to try the carbonara. This simple yet indulgent pasta dish is composed of wide tagliatelle noodles that are made from scratch. Once ready, the noodles are cooked in a bacon-grease-lined pan — along with pancetta and a pepper-laced mixture of whisked eggs and Parmesan cheese — until all the flavors are blended.
Head to this food truck for Mexican favorites like tacos and burritos with a smoky barbecue twist. Come for the meaty entrees, but don’t leave without the Cajeta-Stuffed Churros. A vanilla-laced batter is fried in sweet duck fat until it transforms into fluffy churro balls. The fried treats are then rolled in cinnamon sugar, stuffed with cajeta (a caramel sauce made from goat’s milk) and drizzled with caramel and chocolate ganache. Fiery jalapeno bacon crumbles complete the creation.