The Carne Asada a la Oaxaquena at Frontera Grill requires no less than 16 ingredients. Even then, Alex wants to steal the recipe and the chefs — she's that jealous. Chef Rick Bayless is known for his mastery of Mexican cuisine, so the carne asada is to die for, as are his Yucatecan ceviches.
This place doesn't exist at lunchtime—the trailer pulls up next to City Hall at 5 p.m., as it has since 1893, when it was a horse-drawn cart. Customers line up for the double-decker Murder Burger, with chili, cheese, bacon and mushrooms.
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.
At the L'Auberge Restaurant in Sedona, Ariz., Rachael had only one word to describe the magnificent scenery: heaven. The food, consisting of traditional French cuisine like fois gras and pain perdu (French toast) with an almond crust, is just as great as the location. (270)
Giada De Laurentiis hits our nation's capital for Zola, serving exciting new American cuisine in Washington DC, on Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways.
Shopping for that special bacon lover? Take a tip from Michael Symon who once received a Zingerman's Bacon of the Month membership and has kept himself signed up for a decade. Not only does Zingerman's maintain a high-end deli, but it also manages a bread club, coffee club, cheese club and more.
Alton Brown cools off at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard and makes his own concrete dessert treat, in St. Louis, MO, on Food Network's Feasting on Waves.
For authentic low-country cooking like okra gumbo, visit Jestine's Kitchen. Owner Dana Berlin says "this is the place that local yokels come to eat" and drink sweet tea, or what she calls "Jestine's table wine." Rachael loved the low-country feast, exclaiming: "It's fantastic food. What a treat!"
After a day out on the beach, stop in at this third-generation family-owned diner for some fresh seafood classics. Guy loved the clam cakes, which he said were "simply done and done to perfection." For dessert Guy recommends the homemade strawberry shortcake. Locals like the fresh steamers.
This spot has been slinging burgers since original owner Helen "Bebe" Hackney served them with brews on her back porch during the Prohibition era. A standout is The Famous Hackneyburger, served on dark rye with a brick (yes, a brick) of onion rings on the side. As Guy proclaimed, ''It's all-American, baby.''
Hollywood hot dog legend Pink's Hot Dogs is one of the most - if not the most - famous and busiest hot dog stands in the country. Dishing up dogs since 1939, their Chili Cheese Dog is still a favorite of customers (and of Bobby Flay), having been chomped on by The Best Of, FoodNation and Throwdown.
Hog Heaven may be famous for its hand-pulled pork and mouthwatering ribs, but Sunny Anderson found her heavenly bite from the smoked pulled turkey sandwich. The "Kickin' Chicken" white barbecue sauce made with mayo and super-secret spices lends itself perfectly to the turkey -- and everything else.
A tasty mix of traditional and contemporary dim sum abounds at Yank Sing. Chef Chris Cosentino is a fan of the Baked BBQ Pork Buns, describing them as "sticky, golden brown, just enough bun, lots of yum." Also try the Shanghai Dumpling filled with minced Kurobuta pork, scallions, ginger and broth.
The whole idea of The Weeping Radish is to take literally everything from the farm to the restaurant table. You'll find a farm, butchery and brewery on the premises, as well as a pub serving comfort foods like a baked-potato soup loaded with cheddar cheese and house-cured bacon.
Charlie's Diner is running a diner the classic way, with three generations of the same family behind the counter. As Guy learned on DDD, the big menu includes all the diner favorites done to perfection, including corned-beef hash, fried clams and homemade mac and cheese.