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There's no escaping the decadence of these rich dishes, including a platter of french fries topped with carne asada and guacamole.
10 Park Lanes
Not just for bowling, 10 Park Lanes in Charlotte, N.C., also turns out a winning chocolate-focused treat, which Justin Warner describes as "the definitive dessert." The Lane Buster brings together rich frosted brownies, ice cream and chocolate sauce inside a Mason jar that's been blanketed in milk chocolate and studded with chopped peanuts. Yes, that's right — the jar itself is enveloped in chocolate. "It's like a glass chocolate volcano explosion," according to Justin.
Where to Find: 10 Park Lanes
Peg Leg Porker
Aarón Sánchez delivered the ultimate declaration about the nacho scene at Peg Leg Porker in Nashville. "The nachos at Peg Leg Porker are not just the best barbecued pork nachos that I've ever had; they're the best nachos I've ever had," he said. The BBQ Pork Nachos star the eatery's 16-hour smoked pork butt and are layered with a rich cheese sauce, a homemade barbecue sauce and bright jalapeno peppers.
Where to Find: Peg Leg Porker
At Fricker's in Perrysburg, Ohio, Jonathan Bennett opts for a duo of Frickin' Chicken Wings orders, plus other over-the-top fried delights, like french fries and potato skins. He notes of his wing pairing, "One's super-hot and one's super-gooey and sweet." The hot sauce is spiked with both cayenne and jalapeno, while the sweet bourbon-laced sauce gets its sugar from molasses.
Where to Find: Fricker's
"There's so much hot and melty and salty cheese," Judy Greer reveals of the Greek Pizza from Los Angeles' Village Pizzeria. This decadent pie starts with a smear of tomato sauce and gooey mozzarella, and it features such Greek-inspired toppings as black olives, Greek oregano and plenty of feta cheese. Just before eating, Judy says, she adds a drizzle of the restaurant's vinaigrette. "[It] adds a little bit more guilt to my guilty pleasure," she notes.
Where to Find: Village Pizzeria
"You don't sip this Bloody Mary. You don't drink this Bloody Mary. You devour it," Jeff Mauro explains of The "Bloody Best" Bloody Mary from Chef Point in Watauga, Texas. Golden fried chicken, tender shrimp, a juicy burger and strips of bacon — these are just a few of the over-the-top garnishes that come with this vodka-spiked drink.
Where to Find: Chef Point
At Taco Love in West Hollywood, Calif., it's all about the Carne Asada Fries for Graham Elliot. This hearty platter brings together crispy fries with Mexican-inspired toppings like beer-marinated beef, cool guacamole and crumbled Cotija cheese. Take Graham's word for it: "You're looking at it and you can't help but smile."
Where to Find: Taco Love
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