Located on Beale Street where Memphis locals come to ''rock around the clock,'' the Rum Boogie Cafe offers delicious food, specialty cocktails and ''some of Memphis' best live blues.'' Rachael sipped her Blueberry Hill cocktail while she ''boogied down'' at the longest-running bar on Beale Street.
If you're in Las Vegas, Eric Greenspan knows a place for a guaranteed win: Mr. Lucky's. As a 24/7 restaurant, you can step in any time of day. But if you want a real jackpot, order the Gambler's Special that comes with three giant shrimp, an 8-ounce steak, mashed potatoes and salad, all for $7.77.
On Food Network's Road Tasted with the Neelys, Pat and Gina find Faidley's Seafood, serving award-winning Lump Crab Cake and seafood in Baltimore, MD.
A family-friendly restaurant that's been serving local favorites on Cape Cod, Mass., for 30 years, Captain Parker's is known for its award-winning New England clam chowder. Try a bowl, which Rachael calls "a sure thing," as you take in the eclectic decor, from a golf ball wall to the trophy display.
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.
Don't let the Upstate New York address fool you: the Texas-style barbecue here is as authentic as it gets. At Painted Pony, they fire up the smoke pits at dawn, so meat has time to cook nice and slow for a tender and delicious meal. Rachael Ray loves the buffet.
A favorite of Santa Fe, N.M., locals since 1953, The Shed serves up classic New Mexican cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere. Try an order of enchiladas or the salmon salad for dinner and make sure to save room for their housemade desserts. Rachael called their fresh lemon souffle "heaven."
Even the fishermen of Monterey visit Cafe Fina for the freshest catch in town. Known for sand dab - a locally caught fish that's breaded in cracker meal and lightly fried - Fina's specialties of the sea, pastas and grilled meats are rivaled only by the serene tableside view of the harbor.
Since 1957, The Continental Club been one of Houston's best bars for live music, or as they say, they're "the granddaddy of all music venues." When Rachael visited, she got her money's worth with a stellar Mexican Martini, no cover and fantastic music. So as Rachael says, "Is that a deal, or what?"
The site of Rapid City's first fire department and the first brewery in South Dakota, the Firehouse Brewing Company specializes in craft beers. Watch the brewing in action, then try the Gorgonzola Ale Soup or Firehouse Favorite Gumbo, which Rachael calls "extra spicy and so good."
Housed in a charming Charleston building from the 1800's that operated as a barbershop for many years before becoming a restaurant, Hominy Grill is known for its unique take on down-home Southern dishes like fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits.
Located a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the Round Robin Bar has been serving DC socialites (and our Bobby) its refreshing mint julep since the days of Abraham Lincoln. Want another history lesson? Order from their extensive Scotch menu honoring the traditionally divided six regions of Scotland.
A family-owned bakery, Freed's has been satisfying Las Vegas sweet tooths for more than 50 years. Located three miles east of the strip, the award-winning spot excels in irresistible treats, including cupcakes, cookies, pastries and Rachael's favorite: cakes that can be ordered by the slice.
Tucson's Mexican fare is as plentiful as it is authentic. Cafe Poca Cosa, or "little thing" in Spanish, is a festive restaurant with an award-winning menu and the ambiance of Mexico. The restaurant's modern, genuine dishes are best showcased in the Chef's Choice Plate, which includes three entrees.