Since 1923, this family owned and operated restaurant has been serving classic Polish and Eastern European fare. Michael Symon is a fan of the cheese- and potato-filled pierogies, which are bathed in butter and onions. The lunch special comes with five pierogies, a potato, vegetables and a roll.
The Huevos Barbacoa dish at Cafe Pasqual does the impossible for Chris Santos -- it makes him love eggs. Not typically an egg fan, Santos found the spicy, smoky dish made with succulent beef cheeks and sunny-side egg as nothing short of remarkable for this beloved Santa Fe restaurant.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Located just off the Las Vegas strip, Bahama Breeze is a tropical-themed oasis that serves up affordable meals in huge portions. Check out the nightly entertainment, creative cocktails and late-night specials. Rachael recommends trying a mojito and the "absolutely fantastic" Seafood Paella.
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.
As Rachael says on $40 a Day, Early Girl Eatery "serves up Southern fare with a gourmet flair." Her trip to North Carolina wasn't complete without Early Girl's locally sourced dishes including the Sauteed Local Mountain Trout topped with pecan butter. Take note -- vegans love the tofu scramble here.
On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Alex hears a calling for Five Points' delectable Yukon Gold Potato Pizza. Come time for the weekend, it's all about brunch. Wake up with the Angry Skillet, a frittata of summer squash. Or stay sweet with tangy Brioche French Toast or Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.
As a pioneer of the urban barbecue scene, Chef Kenny Callaghan has created the most finger-licking barbecue right in a potato chip. On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Susan Feniger raves about his chips, perfectly matched with blue cheese and bacon dip. It's a great start to scrumptious pit barbecue.
At Inoteca in New York, NY, Bobby Flay orders a selection of Italian cheeses, wines and panini - Italian pressed sandwiches - on Food Network's Boy Meets Grill.
On Manhattan's Upper West Side, find "authentic" Mediterranean dishes and live entertainment every night of the week at this no-cover blues bar. Rachael called the baked vegetarian moussaka "fabulous" and promised "you won’t miss the meat at all."
Bobby Flay heads to Good Enough to Eat on the Upper West Side of New York for the ultimate American comfort food, on Food Network's Boy Meets Grill.
Originally, Veselka was a small candy store and newsstand, but now it is a full-fledged Ukrainian-American restaurant. Ted Allen loves the borscht for its meaty, sweet and tangy flavors. Served warm, the hearty beet soup has an assortment of vegetables bringing depth and body to the dish.