Taste of Texas

BBQ, steak, Tex Mex ... these are just a few of the foods that are popular in Texas. Flip through our gallery to see what else makes the cut.

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Adam Richman prepares to ice cinnamon rolls at Lulu's Cafe. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman applies the finishing touches to the cinnamon rolls -- Yum! 960 1280

  

Adam Richman sets his sights on the chicken fried steak at Lulu's. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman studies his notes on Lulu's before shooting the next scene. 960 1280

  

Shooting targets -- a burger bulls-eye. Good shot, Adam! 960 1280

  

Adam Richman learns shooting skills. 960 1280

  

Giant pizzas in the making at Big Lou's. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman goes for it! 960 1280

  

The dining room at Chunky's Burgers. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman pumps up the crowd at Chunky's before the big challenge. 960 1280

  

San Antonio  10 Photos

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Andrew visits Mac & Ernie's in Tarpley, Texas, to eat a cabrito burger and chicken-fried filet mignon. 960 1280

  

A finished dish of gourmet Rattlesnake and Rabbit Sausage at the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Fort Worth, TX. 960 1280

  

Andrew marvels at a piece of equipment at NASA's Johnson Space Center. 960 1280

  

Andrew and some NASA scientists chop up an artichoke at the Johnson Space Center. 960 1280

  

Truffle mac and cheese with red deer rib chop at the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Fort Worth. 960 1280

  

Andrew takes aim at a javelina at Laguna Ranch near Laredo. 960 1280

  

An authentic Texas barbecue spread at the Circle V-Bharre Ranch in Central Texas. 960 1280

  

Andrew tries a liquid nitrogen 'Fire and Ice' dish at the Texas State Fair. 960 1280

  

Texas  9 Photos

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Exterior of Round Rock Donuts. 960 1280

  

Round Rock Donuts in the making. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman's partially eaten Texas donut with a regular donut in the middle at Round Rock Donuts. 960 1280

  

Exterior of Juan in a Million, home of the Don Juan Taco Challenge. 960 1280

  

Piles of plates of finished food at Juan in a Million. 960 1280

  

Adam takes a break at Juan in a Million. 960 1280

  

Entrance to The Salt Lick BBQ restaurant. 960 1280

  

Massive grill pit at The Salt Lick BBQ. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman in front of All you can Eat plate at The Salt Lick BBQ. 960 1280

  

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Succulent smoked Texas brisket is fall-apart tender. 960 1280

  

A side of creamy potato salad balances out the tangy pulled-pork sandwich. 960 1280

  

Chicken breasts are slathered with sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. 960 1280

  

It's a major meat fest with barbecue pork ribs served alongside sausage and coleslaw. 960 1280

  

Grilled brats and sausages are staples at any Texas barbecue. 960 1280

  

Wash down all of the smoky goodness with a tall glass of sweet tea. 960 1280

  

The final ingredient for any successful barbecue feast: a table filled with friends. 960 1280

  

Jethro's BBQ

Jethro's BBQ

Guests at Jethro's BBQ in Des Moines, IA, engage in the Adam Emmenecker Challenge. Those who scarf down the 5-lb. sandwich in less than 15 minutes join Jethro's Wall of Fame. 960 1280

  

Jethro's BBQ

Jethro's BBQ

Jethro's BBQ award-winning wings are smoked over oak and hickory wood for 2 hours before they are flash-fried for 15 seconds, giving them a crispy, hot taste. 960 1280

  

Salt Lick BBQ

Salt Lick BBQ

Located in the heart of Driftwood, TX, The Salt Lick is a meat eater's retreat for lip-smacking, rib-sticking and finger-licking barbecue. 960 1280

  

Salt Lick BBQ

Salt Lick BBQ

People come from all over the country to enjoy The Salt Lick's famed barbecue. 960 1280

  

Salt Lick BBQ

Salt Lick BBQ

The Salt Lick's sear-it, smoke-it and slow-cook-it tradition began in 1857 with owner Scott Roberts' great-grandparents Bettie and James Howard. 960 1280

  

barbecue

barbecue

In some parts of the country, barbecue meat has a dry rub. But in Texas, if you are going to have barbecue, you are going to get "sauced." 960 1280

  

Gus's Fried Chicken

Gus's Fried Chicken

At Gus's Fried Chicken in Memphis, TN, the batter is really thin and spicy so the skin gets really crispy, making it a little bit different from most fried chicken. 960 1280

  

Gus's Fried Chicken

Gus's Fried Chicken

This Memphis institution has been serving fried chicken since Gus's father Napoleon Vanderbilt opened the original restaurant more than half a century ago. 960 1280

  

Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse

One of America's Manliest Restaurants, Keens Steakhouse in NYC, is a throwback restaurant set against a Victorian backdrop with more than 125 years of history. 960 1280

  

Keens Restaurant in New York

Keens Restaurant in New York

This meaty mecca with mammoth proportions oozes masculinity. 960 1280

  

Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse

People ranging from Albert Einstein to Theodore Roosevelt would come to Keens Steakhouse and have a pipe with dinner. 960 1280

  

Fat Boy sandwich

Fat Boy sandwich

Host Chuey Martinez shows off the "Fat Boy" sandwich at Mac's Speed Shop in Charlotte, NC. 960 1280

  

LA taco trucks

LA taco trucks

Chuey and local food expert Bill Esparza show the All You Can Meat crew the best of LA’s taco truck scene. 960 1280

  

Fat boy sandwich

Fat boy sandwich

Host Chuey Martinez sinks his teeth into a "Fat Boy" sandwich at Mac's Speed Shop in Charlotte, NC. 960 1280

  

Chuey Martinez

Chuey Martinez

Chef Jeff Del Mastro shows host Chuey Martinez how to inject his brisket with some flavor at his workshop near Charlotte, NC. 960 1280

  

Triple C Ranch

Triple C Ranch

Host Chuey Martinez tries to feed the cows at the Triple C Ranch near Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Triple C Ranch

Triple C Ranch

Chuey checks out a Texas-sized brisket with chefs Gary Cerny and Scott Campbell at the Triple C Ranch near Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Woodyard BBQ

Woodyard BBQ

Host Chuey Martinez meets chefs Tom Fritts and Dave Schloegel at Woodyard BBQ in Kansas City, KS. 960 1280

  

Triple C Ranch

Triple C Ranch

Host Chuey Martinez sneaks a taste of brisket at the Triple C Ranch near Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Woodyard BBQ

Woodyard BBQ

Chefs Tom Fritts shows host Chuey Martinez the wide variety of wood they sell at Woodyard BBQ in Kansas City, KS. 960 1280

  

Triple C Ranch

Triple C Ranch

Chef Scott Campbell gives host Chuey Martinez a taste of his brisket -- fresh from the smoker -- at the Triple C Ranch near Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Cheuy makes brisket

Cheuy makes brisket

Chef Jeff Del Mastro has host Chuey Martinez put the brisket in the smoker. 960 1280

  

Triple C Ranch

Triple C Ranch

Host Chuey Martinez and chef Scott Campbell love getting their hands dirty while rubbing down some brisket at the Triple C Ranch near Austin, TX. 960 1280