A Santa Fe institution that's been serving up New Mexican cuisine for 40 years, Tomasita's is known for its red and green chile Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking recommend kicking up the heat with an order of Sopaipilla, a Mexican puff pastry stuffed with spicy pork and topped with red chile.
All aboard! Rachael Ray hops on Dinner in the Diner, in Chattanooga, TN, a renovated train car and ideal spot for a romantic dinner, on Food Network's $40 a Day.
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."
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.
Claiming to be America's oldest operating restaurant, Union Oyster serves old-fashioned Boston fare and seafood. Chef Bill Coyne gave Bobby tips on how to make the perfect Clam Chowder with the restaurant's 100-year-old recipe, which includes Ipswich clams, salt pork, potatoes and creamy roux.
When Rachael visited Miami on $40 a Day, one of her goals was to find delicious stone crab without going over budget — thankfully, she quickly discovered Captain Jim’s. When she tried the best-selling garlic crabs, she couldn’t stop raving about how sweet and succulent they were.
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.
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.
If the decor doesn't evoke memories of yesteryear, maybe the signature Icebox Cake with whipped cream and chocolate wafer cookies will. Or, like Bobby on Boy Meets Grill, snag a vanilla cupcake after buying a pecan pie. Who could blame you? Billy's has become one of New York's sweetest sensations.
The Apple Barn is filled with homemade goodies, Vermont products, cheeses and the largest selection of Maple syrup in the area. Be sure to try their Apple Pie a la Mode, a favorite of Rachael Ray.
Rachael Ray drops by Willie Nelson's favorite spot In Maui, Charley's, serving fresh fish and Maui-grown beef burgers in an energetic environment, in Paia, HI on Food Network's $40 a Day.
The Ferry Building Marketplace houses the largest farmers' market in San Francisco, attracting thousands of visitors. When Giada was preparing for a picnic, she stopped by Cowgirl Creamery for salami and cheese, and she later checked out Acme Bread Company for fresh sourdough.
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 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."
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.