The best destination restaurants in America are highlighted. From city rooftops and mountain retreats to upscale events and down-home hospitality. The most beautiful, historical and unforgettable dining experiences the country has to offer, are explored.
New fusions that are bringing noodles to the next level are in the spotlight, from New York City Sicilians serving spaghetti in a cone, to a Vietnamese chef in Venice Beach rolling ramen noodles in a burrito.
Butter is the focus. Seafood dishes, including hot lobster rolls and blue crab spaghetti, get dressed in robes of butter at restaurants in Boston and New York; bakeries in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta bring butter to new heights in their flaky pastries. Also: butter on top of knish sandwiches and melted into mochi.
A tour of retro restaurants around the U.S., including a pair of period pharmacies on both coasts, a Jewish deli in Texas, a hot dog temple in Tennessee and a classic, chrome-clad diner in Minnesota. From massive old-fashioned sundaes and skyscraper sandwiches to towering patty melts and unique donuts, these restaurants bring the delicious past to the present.
Donuts are fried for every meal of the day, starting off in Minneapolis with a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich made on a sweet glazed donut. For lunch, there are Texas donuts loaded with barbecue brisket. And when dinner rolls around, there are donut burgers and donut French onion soup.
It's time to ditch the protein and reach for the carbs in this over-the-top tour of foods to satisfy any carb craving. A trip to California turns up a pizza topped with pasta and a grilled cheese filled with spaghetti. And a doughnut shop in Portland takes mashed potatoes and fries them into fritters. In Chicago, a pretzel joint stuffs its knots with cakes and cookies, proving that no carb is safe from more carbs.
This food tour heads to some of the most amazing eateries for handheld food, with no bowls, plates or utensils getting in the way. From big bags of saucy seafood in Chicago to arepas stuffed with slow-cooked meats in Minneapolis, chicken fingers in New York City to breakfast tacos in Austin.
From lobster smothered in melted Monterey Jack cheese to s'mores with gooey handmade marshmallows drenched in chocolate, this coast-to-coast tour finds the most indulgent, thickly coated culinary creations ever made.
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Premiered: January 15, 2008
Premise: Places around the country serving up exceptional cuisine are highlighted.