Food Paradise is going to extremes with the best in big food with even bigger flavor. Whether it's a Bloody Mary garnished with baby back ribs, mozzarella sticks and more or a palatial pizza made of chicken Parmesan, sometimes too much is not enough!
Frugal foodies rejoice! From huge servings of hot chicken and supersized subs to one-of-a-kind gourmet pizza and some of the biggest burgers around, you always get a bang for your buck at these Food Paradise finds.
From over-the-top surf-and-turf sandwiches to fresh takes on Southern standbys, we're tasting seafood dishes that are making waves from the bay to the bayou! Isle of Palms, South Carolina, is proving there's no country like the low country when it comes to fresh seafood. We grab a taste of the bayou in Baton Rouge and try succulent seafood sandwiches on Long Island. We'll then get a taste of "Pacific Northwest Chowder" gravy in Seattle and get a little cheesy in the Boston suburb of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts. We'll mix seafood with southwestern style in Destin, Florida, and get a true Tex-Mex taste of the Gulf Coast in Houston. Finally, we'll stop by a Wakefield, Rhode Island, oyster bar that boasts an out-of-this-world selection straight from their on-site farm.
There are a lot of barbecue purists out there, but Food Paradise is going off the beaten path to find folks who are willing to go beyond the classics with everything from a trio of Southern, Korean and Mexican tacos to a barbecue sandwich harnessed by grilled cheese buns.
Grab a seat at the bar and enjoy a pint at these tasty taverns! A French-trained chef is slinging quality Mexican fare in NOLA and a tavern in Chicago is serving up big beer and bold burgers. Next, the beer flows freely in Tacoma, Washington's, oldest microbrewery and a spot in Sherman Oaks, California, pairs brunch indulgences with their signature cocktails. Then, burgers get smothered and shakes get spiked in a New York tavern and nonstop partying doesn't stop a Daytona Beach, Florida, tavern from serving fun, creative food. Finally, a Boston tavern brings international flavors to its offerings and a Boulder, Colorado, pizza joint reveals their secret for what makes a great tavern truly great!
Whether it's a New Jersey drive-in slinging sky-high burgers, a New Orleans doughnut shop turning diner dinner classics into quick-bite handhelds or a Southern California spot serving decadent seafood fries, these are our top picks for grabbing some grub on the go.
Whether it's Southern barbecue on a bun, a Tex-Mex take on a banh mi or lasagna grilled cheese, any mixture of fillings between buttery buns makes for a dream come true! From savory to spicy to sweet, there are no limits to our sandwich obsession.
Forget the free pretzels and peanuts, these joints have upped the Happy Hour ante with outrageous, tummy-tantalizing appetizers, from a Bloody Mary topped with spaghetti and meatballs to lamb chop fondue and chicken wing confit.
From whiskey-and-foie gras decadence to a macaroni and cheese bun, we've rounded up all the burgers you have to try before you die. These are the most stacked, loaded, saucy and succulent sandwiches around.
A burger topped with a sloppy joe? An apple pie pizza? A biscuit filled with blue cheese? All across America, folks are cooking up red, white and blue meals that pay tribute to tradition and tempt the taste buds. From classics to contemporary updates, open your menu and pledge allegiance to this roundup of the best American eats.
These A+ eateries serve up delicious food and awesome service near America's colleges and universities, from an iconic burger shop steps away from Harvard University to a beloved breakfast joint just off the University of Minnesota campus.
Diners cozy up to some of the most feel-good foods around the country, including fully loaded tater tots, outrageous shakes and mouthwatering Australian meat pies.
Chefs are kicking up the creativity with their big and bold flavors at these hot spots across the Lone Star State, from an Austin beer garden serving up the best of the wurst to sizzling fajitas topped with garlic butter at a Houston Tex-Mex joint.
From seriously saucy barbecue sandwiches to nachos on a pizza and the perfect burger for Dirty Dancing, these restaurants serve up some of the best dishes in America's heartland.
From bacon-wrapped meatloaf and a double-decker pizza burger to boozy French toast and smothered biscuit sandwiches, these restaurants across the country offer up a warm, comforting hug of flavor.
It's Chicago deep dish vs. Detroit pan and New York vs. St. Louis thin crust as pizzerias across the country roll out the dough for the pizza playoffs.
Get ready to dance with the diverse flavors that color in mouthwatering Miami! There's a papita-topped Cuban street food favorite, a pepper-packed burger that brings the heat, bold burritos, decadent mac 'n' cheese and more! South Florida is hiding a true food paradise and we're diving in deep!
We're getting to the meat of the matter as we chow down on some powerhouse proteins! For starters, a spot in Portland, Maine, is making dreams come true with a dish called the Meat Coma packed with smoked beef brisket, pork ribs, pork shoulder and house-made chili. Next, a restaurant in New Orleans is transforming classic po'boys into sky-high meaty masterpieces and it's meat madness in Milwaukee at a place that's grilling up outrageous midwestern mainstays. They're creating mouthwatering meat monuments in Denver and Texas excess meets Cali cool in Huntington Park, California. A meatball shop in New York City has something truly meat-tacular for your bucket list while a nearby Lebanese restaurant has the shawarma to warm-a your heart. Finally, a butcher shop and steakhouse come together in Houston to create memorable meatiness.
It's Sunday Funday every day in Food Paradise so we're checking out the most extreme brunch spots in the United States! First, there's a doughnut burger that's bringing both sweet and savory to California and a restaurant in Arizona that offers a Bloody Mary with more options than a new car. We're indulging our sweet tooth with cookie pancakes in New Jersey, playing jazz with chicken and biscuits in Virginia and pairing chicken with funnel cakes in Washington, DC. Next, we're getting steak and eggs in pizza form in Detroit before smothering biscuits with mac and cheese in Orlando. Finally, we're enjoying brunch by the bay with Fried Oysters Benedict on Hilton Head Island.
From monster sushi rolls and a five-layer pizza cake to Texas-sized cinnamon rolls and a towering pancake sundae, these dining hot spots are bursting at the seams with titanic treats.
From burgers bursting with chili and cheese to a whole backyard barbecue in one messy mega dish, these entrees are overloaded in stickiness, sauciness and all sorts of awesomeness that's finger-licking good.
From a lobster and filet mignon taco donut to a classic Japanese noodle dish done as juicy burger, these chefs are serving up some of the country's most mouthwatering mashups.
You have to be in the know to order secret menu must-haves like super-stacked sandwiches and burgers, mac and cheese biscuits, chicken and doughnut mashups and even a pizza piled high with 30 tacos.
We're taking our tongues on a tour of Italy without leaving the States starting with a pizza in New York that's as large as the city's Italian population. There's a colossal prosciutto calzone in Philly, perfect pasta in Michigan and an Italian hot dog in Vegas you'll have to see to believe. Next, there's a can't-miss steak-and-fondue Stromboli in New York and New-Jersey-style Italian deli sandwiches in San Francisco. Finally, we enjoy Italian comfort food in Miami and experience pure Parmesan decadence in Chicago.
We're going eight rounds with the craziest mashups in America! Starting with a heavyweight beast known as the Pizzarito in New York and a delicious German restaurant placed right in the middle of Los Angeles' Koreatown. They're combining nachos with macaroni and cheese in Wisconsin, Mexican and Asian in Arizona and low-country boils with pizza in Chicago! Next, a restaurant dedicated to fries in Los Angeles is doing amazing things with s'mores and there's a brunch burger that has it all in Chicago. Finally, a creative spot in Philadelphia is mashing up dumplings with the classic Philly Cheesesteak.
Tropical tranquility meets Southern hospitality on a food-fueled getaway all along the Gulf Coast. The coastal eats include grilled Gulf shrimp tacos, beignet sundaes, monster burritos, bacon-loaded burgers and gator Creole.