Nostalgia tastes oh so sweet at this ice cream parlor whose standout dish is an old-fashioned sundae. The Mt. Vesuvius features homemade vanilla ice cream with volcanic-inspired toppings: hot fudge for the lava, crunchy malt powder for the ash and fresh whipped cream for the cloud garnish.
Stop into this sweet Southern bakery for freshly baked breads, cakes, pies and pastries. Owner Sonya Jones serves the shop's signature sweet potato cheesecake by the slice, which Rachael said was "unbelievable" and "surprisingly light."
Cioppino — a hearty seafood stew — is the star of the show at Phil's Fish Market in Moss Landing, Calif. Owner Phil DiGirolamo uses fresh shellfish all caught locally, which ultimately gave him the edge over Bobby in a hard-fought Throwdown.
Known for his inventive menus, David Burke has consistently wowed diners with his "Willy Wonka" confections. On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Scott Conant did a double-take when dipping his cheesecake lollipops in bubblegum-flavored whipped cream. No blowing bubbles!
When Miss Robbie Montgomery, an ex-background singer for Ike and Tina Turner, hung up her microphone she decided to pick up a spoon and start cooking the soul food recipes her mother taught her as a girl. Guy loves her mac 'n' cheese, not to mention the sass she serves along with it.
This family-owned spot serves an unorthodox cheese steak — topped with jalapeno cheddar cheese, grilled onions and Buffalo sauce. "The Heater" will "bring sweat to your brow." On Heat Seekers, owner Denise Campo said that if you're in the mood for "hot and tangy," this sandwich is for you.
You can't visit Seattle without a stop at the world-famous Pike Place Fish Market, a must-see experience where fish fly high over heads. Watch as its fishmongers throw fish like hot potatoes and poke fun at customers, and buy from its fleet of sustainable salmon, white fish, shellfish and more.
Located on the legendary Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, NY, Mike's Deli has been proudly serving patrons authentic Italian eats for more than 50 years. Their famous eggplant parmesan garnered the attention of Bobby Flay and the Throwdown crew; made daily with fresh mozzarella, it should not be missed.