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Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO
Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Piled atop all that meat at Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO, are fresh-cut veggies, 2 1/2 pounds of mozzarella cheese and a mountain of pepperoni.  960 1280

  

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Two couples at Beau Jo's look at the 14-pound pizza they ordered in disbelief.  960 1280

  

Pizano's in Chicago

Pizano's in Chicago

In Chicago, they’ve been dishing it deep for more than half a century. And for many in the Windy City, no place makes a more authentic, old-school deep-dish pizza than Pizano's.  960 1280

  

Pizano's in Chicago

Pizano's in Chicago

What separates a Pizano's deep-dish pizza from its rivals' pies is a 2-inch-thick crust that’s best eaten with a knife and fork.  960 1280

  

Pizano's in Chicago

Pizano's in Chicago

Constructing the Rudy Special begins by topping that famous dough with fresh, whole-milk mozzarella. Then comes Pizano's specially made sausage. Add on fresh-cut mushrooms, onions and peppers, sauce, and Pizano’s secret seasonings — and the Rudy Special is ready for the oven.  960 1280

  

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

No matter how you slice it, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco has a pie to please your palate and a sideshow that rolls in the dough. 960 1280

  

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

The rave reviews for Tony’s margherita pizza aren’t just a local phenomenon. Tony has won the most prestigious pizza prize on the globe: the World Pizza Cup.  960 1280

  

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Even more impressive than all of Tony’s top-shelf toppings is how fast this pizza cooks. Forget 30 minutes or less; the margherita pizza cooks up in under 2 minutes.  960 1280

  

Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, WI

Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, WI

Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, WI, is the brainchild of owner Larry McMahon, who first opened this hospital for the sugary insane in 1991. 960 1280

  

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

Take the N train to the heart of Brooklyn, and you’ll find Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana, which has served thin-crust mozzarella-and-tomato perfection since 1924.  960 1280

  

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

The employees at Totonno's Pizzeria don't just make New York-style pizza — they define it.  960 1280

  

Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA

Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA

Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA, has a fun, funky nostalgia that also means great eats, beginning with a true Asian specialty: the crab rangoon pizza. 960 1280

  

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

So many stars have autographed the walls at Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA, that owner Richie Palmer has a hard time picking favorites — although a few do stand out.  960 1280

  

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

What separates Mulberry from other California eateries is Richie’s commitment to traditional pizza-making techniques.  960 1280

  

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Richie's old-school pies bake for 15 minutes, and then come out of the oven transformed into a Hollywood superstar!  960 1280

  

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

In Kansas City, MO, people don't believe in just talking the talk. So if it’s hard-core pizza you’re looking for, stop right here — because this is Grinders, and it's ready to rock 'n' roll.  960 1280

  

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

From tandoori chicken to Philly cheesesteak, the pizzas at Grinders nearly always draw a crowd.  960 1280

  

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The Meatloaf Bakery

The Meatloaf Bakery

Since it opened in 2008, The Meatloaf Bakery has been dishing out cupcake-shaped loafs made from your pick of beef, pork, veal, salmon, chicken or turkey, all dressed up with a variety of toppings like blue cheese, spicy hot wing sauce or strategically swirled angel hair pasta. 960 1280

  

The Meatloaf Bakery

The Meatloaf Bakery

The Meatloaf Bakery’s owner, Cynthia Kallile, learned to cook from her mom and grandmother, but one look at her clever creations and you'll see ... this is not Grandma’s kitchen! 960 1280

  

The Meatloaf Bakery

The Meatloaf Bakery

The little loaves bake for 30 minutes in a 350-degree convection oven, and are topped with potato, pasta or vegetables. 960 1280

  

Chicago's Meatloaf Bakery

Chicago's Meatloaf Bakery

Spaghetti and meat balls looks easy to handle and hard to resist at Chicago's Meatloaf Bakery. 960 1280

  

The Meatloaf Bakery

The Meatloaf Bakery

In Chicago, a creative little shop called The Meatloaf Bakery is taking the Windy City by storm. 960 1280

  

Datz Restaurant

Datz Restaurant

Chef Jason Dame of Datz restaurant prepares each individually stuffed loaf by hand with premium ground beef from a local purveyor. 960 1280

  

Lots of Decisions

Lots of Decisions

The customer has one important decision to make when ordering Datz’s Stuffed Meatloaf: Do I pair it with traditional garlic mashed potatoes and peas, or with sweet-and-salty chips with creamy blue-cheese drizzle? Mmm, decisions, decisions ... 960 1280

  

Suppenkuche Meatloaf

Suppenkuche Meatloaf

For a taste of the original meatloaf, visit Suppenkuche, a German restaurant in San Francisco. 960 1280

  

Prepared With Bacon and Eggs

Prepared With Bacon and Eggs

Suppenkuche’s customers enjoy traditional German dishes like Wiener schnitzel: sautéed pork loin and meatloaf prepared with bacon and egg. 960 1280

  

The Neptune Diner

The Neptune Diner

The Neptune Diner maintains a classic diner experience: from the chrome stools to the neon ceiling accents. 960 1280

  

A Hot Cajun Loaf

A Hot Cajun Loaf

The meatloaf is formed and then baked for 2 hours at 275 degrees. This hot Cajun loaf comes out of the oven ready to rock your taste buds. 960 1280

  

Robust Flavors of Meatloaf

Robust Flavors of Meatloaf

The robust flavors of the meatloaf, sliced 2 heartfelt inches at a time, and grilled to a crisp, satisfy the heartiest appetites. 960 1280

  

The Praline Connection

The Praline Connection

It’s The Praline Connection's zesty meatloaf that really attracts the New Orleans French Quarter crowd. Get your meatloaf the traditional way -- with mashed potatoes and green beans -- or try it with cornbread and sweet potatoes. 960 1280

  

Cajun-Style Meatloaf

Cajun-Style Meatloaf

For a taste of Cajun-style meatloaf, look for the bright red building and follow your nose to The Praline Connection. 960 1280

  

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy - the quintessential home cooked American dinner. 960 1280

  

Conceptual Culinary Art

Conceptual Culinary Art

Whether you think it’s conceptual culinary art or the latest advancement in meatloaf-ology, one thing is certain: the Meatloaf Bakery has developed a deeply devoted following. 960 1280

  

Meatloaf Paradise

Meatloaf Paradise

Most people come to Tampa, FL, for the sun and surf, but those lucky enough to stumble upon a little place called Datz will find they’ve also discovered Meatloaf Paradise! 960 1280

  

Buck’s Grill House in Moab, UT

Buck’s Grill House in Moab, UT

While buffalo may never have actually roamed here, herds of them are devoured nightly at Buck’s Grill House in Moab, UT. 960 1280

  

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Mary Mac’s Tea Room in Atlanta knows that the best way to keep their diners happy is to give them a little taste of everything with their All You Can Eat Southern Special -- an unlimited offering of any 3 entrees and any 3 sides. 960 1280

  

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Mary Mac’s menu is full of great Southern classics, but its family-style soul food feast makes it one of the best restaurants around. 960 1280

  

K-Paul's

K-Paul's

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen in New Orleans has been serving up heart-warming home cooking since 1979. 960 1280

  

K-Paul's

K-Paul's

Although his blackening technique put Chef Paul on the map as an international sensation, there is another item on the menu that many loyal customers hold with higher esteem -- the gumbo. 960 1280

  

K-Paul's

K-Paul's

One of the soul food delights on K-Paul's menu is Chef Paul's famous blackened drum. 960 1280

  

This Is It

This Is It

From mac and cheese and oxtails to pork chops and ribs, there’s only one spot to get your soul food fix -- This Is It in Houston. 960 1280

  

This Is It

This Is It

The top dish at This Is It is the gravy-smothered oxtails. 960 1280

  

The Four Way Restaurant

The Four Way Restaurant

The Four Way Restaurant in Memphis, TN, dishes up everything from cornbread and turnip greens to fried green tomatoes and candied yams. 960 1280

  

The Four Way Restaurant

The Four Way Restaurant

The food at The Four Way is made from scratch each day by its seasoned cooks. 960 1280

  

The Four Way Restaurant

The Four Way Restaurant

With plenty of foods to feed your soul, you can bet The Four Way will be churning out full bellies and big smiles for decades to come. 960 1280

  

Martha Lou's Kitchen

Martha Lou's Kitchen

The dishes at The Holy City's staple, Martha Lou's Kitchen in Charleston, SC, are as good for the belly as they are for the soul. 960 1280

  

Mama Dip's Kitchen

Mama Dip's Kitchen

In 1976, Mama Dip opened her own place with merely $64. Since then, her business has expanded to a new, bigger location in Chapel Hill, NC, custom-built for Mama Dip in 1999. 960 1280

  

Mama Dip's Kitchen

Mama Dip's Kitchen

A country favorite at Mama Dip's is its crispy fried okra. 960 1280

  

Mama Dip's Kitchen

Mama Dip's Kitchen

When you come to Mama Dips, don't forget to sink your teeth into its decadently seasoned fried chicken. 960 1280

  

Mama Dip's Kitchen

Mama Dip's Kitchen

Nothing finishes off a country cookin’ feast like Mama Dip’s delicious pecan pie. 960 1280

  

Fu-Fu Cuisine

Fu-Fu Cuisine

Nigerian-born-and-Jamaican-raised chef Esther Mbaikambey serves up soul food that traces its roots to Africa and the Caribbean at her Phoenix-based restaurant, Fu-Fu Cuisine. 960 1280

  

Fu-Fu Cuisine

Fu-Fu Cuisine

Fu-Fu’s impressive menu is a joyful union of beloved African dishes and Caribbean staples. Chef Esther’s most popular offering -- the spicy jerk chicken -- is a perfect combo of these 2 culinary traditions. 960 1280

  

Fu-Fu Cuisine

Fu-Fu Cuisine

For the complete African-Caribbean-infused experience, don’t miss a healthy helping of Fu-Fu’s namesake dish -- fufu, a sticky, starchy staple that is as important to Africans as pasta is to Italians. 960 1280

  

Close up of 2 donuts

Close up of 2 donuts

At the Doughnut Plant in New York City, doughnut flavor options include the cinnamon roll and pomegranate. 960 1280

  

Outside of Doughnut Plant

Outside of Doughnut Plant

Exterior shot of the Doughnut Plant. 960 1280

  

Fresh donuts on a tray

Fresh donuts on a tray

An employee brings out fresh donuts at Spudnut Shop in Richland, WA. 960 1280

  

Spudnut owner preps donuts

Spudnut owner preps donuts

Owner Val Driver makes donuts at the Spudnut Shop. 960 1280

  

Outside of Cafe du Monde in New Orleans

Outside of Cafe du Monde in New Orleans

Exterior shot of Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. 960 1280

  

close up of beignets

close up of beignets

Powder-dusted beignets at Cafe du Monde. 960 1280

  

Outside picture of Kane's Donuts

Outside picture of Kane's Donuts

Exterior shot of Kane's Donuts in Saugus, MA. 960 1280

  

Kane's donuts

Kane's donuts

An assortment of deliciousness at Kane's Donuts. 960 1280

  

Outside shot of Randy's Donuts

Outside shot of Randy's Donuts

Randy's Donuts sign and exterior shot of the shop in Los Angeles. 960 1280

  

Close up of donuts at Randy's

Close up of donuts at Randy's

Close-up shot of fresh donuts at Randy's Donuts. 960 1280

  

Grape flavored donuts at Voodoo Doughnuts

Grape flavored donuts at Voodoo Doughnuts

Grape-flavored doughnuts are served up at Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, OR. 960 1280

  

Customers select their donuts

Customers select their donuts

Customers at Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle make their selection. 960 1280

  

Close shot of donuts

Close shot of donuts

Close-up shot of Top Pot Doughnuts' selection. 960 1280

  


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