When Jack Brooks wrote "That's Amore," the first image he reached for was a big pizza pie. With apologies to St. Valentine and all those greeting-card companies, we're with the old-school crooner on this one. Let it be known that February's purest celebration falls on the 9th—National Pizza Day. Say cheese, lovers.
On Aug. 21, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible coast to coast in the U.S. for the first time in a century. Plan on putting yourself in its path? We've scouted out eateries near the totality's arc so you can fill your belly before feasting your eyes on the sky (with eclipse glasses, of course).
Since fantastic food is more important to many travelers than museums, hotels and souvenirs, we've compiled all the must-stop food spots across the country that offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
Eat your way across country as Food Paradise goes on a Route 66 road trip, from Chicago to SoCal. Stops include authentic St. Louis BBQ Ribs in Missouri, the iconic Oklahoma Onion Burger, and custom-built milk shakes in Albuquerque, NM.
Ooey, gooey, chewy and delicious, some foods just don't reach peak perfection until they've reached maximum meltdown. Starting with classic Tuna Mac in Wisconsin and ending with a five-meat sandwich in New York City, all systems are "goo," on this edition of Food Paradise: Meltdown.
From a 14-pound mountain of nachos and a barbecue a sandwich as mighty as the Mississippi to a two-pork punch of a breakfast burrito, these citywide franchises have gone off the chain.
From ghostly pizza in Oregon to gnocchi in dark catacombs below Pennsylvania, these food haunts are serving up some scary-good dishes and plenty of festively spooky cocktails for Halloween.
From Japanese-flavored breakfast egg skillets in Hawaii to an update on Eggs Benedict in New Orleans, the egg comes first as Food Paradise cracks open an array of egg-cellent creations.
Why have a snack when you can have some of the biggest dishes America has to offer? Food Paradise puts another notch in its belt as we set out to try the biggest and tastiest dishes we can find. From burritos and burgers to mac and cheese, everything comes in only one enormous size: fully loaded.
We're taking a tour of retro restaurants around the country 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 doughnuts, these restaurants bring the delicious past to the present.
In this day and age, donuts aren't just for dessert! We're frying a batch of donuts for every meal of the day starting off in Minneapolis, MN, with a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich made on a sweet glazed donut. For lunch, we're in Texas for donuts loaded with barbecue brisket. When dinner rolls around, we're checking out donut burgers and donut French onion soup. If you've got a donut-shaped hole in your soul just waiting to be filled, you won't want to miss this!
From an omelette made with 15 eggs and 6 meats in Rhode Island to a two pound, softball-size meatball served on top of a mountain of spaghetti in Missouri, Food Paradise is on the lookout for dishes served in gargantuan portions.
We're giving America's favorite condiment a swirl in this deliciously drippy episode. Seafood dishes like hot lobster rolls and blue crab spaghetti get dressed in robes of butter at restaurants in Boston and New York while bakeries in San Francisco, Washington, DC and Atlanta bring butter to new heights in their flaky pastries. We've also got butter in places you never even thought of -- on top of knish sandwiches and melted into mochi.
From Hawaiian fare in Washington to mouthwatering seafood in southern Georgia, Food Paradise combs the coasts to find some of the best foods the country's beachside communities have to offer.
From seriously seismic shakes in Hawaii to super-size sundaes in New Orleans, Food Paradise gets a taste of the sweet life with some of the coolest frozen treats around.
From a chili pepper-topped pizza in Atlanta, to European-style porchetta flame-roasted on a food truck in San Francisco, Food Paradise goes coast to coast on the hunt for sweat-inducing fiery food.
From an Arizona joint's chicken fried steak smothered in gravy to sweet, fluffy doughnuts in Rhode Island, Food Paradise is getting in line to find dishes that diners don't mind waiting hours to sink their teeth into.
A stay in some of the country's hottest hotels means dining on more than just your standard fare. Check out these rad restaurants as Food Paradise heads to the hottest hotel hot spots that excel at excellent eats. Try out a Hangover Burger at Austin's 1886 Cafe and Bakery, magical sea fare at The Surf Lodge in Montauk, New York, and a key lime pie margarita at Southernmost Beach Cafe in -- where else -- Key West, Florida.
From slow-smoked bison ribs in Colorado to chicken wings topped with cinnamon sugar and icing in Rhode Island, Food Paradise hunts down proteins that satisfy every carnivorous craving.
Local favorites feature comfort food just like mama used to make. From mac 'n' cheese in Detroit and chicken pot pie in Portland to fried chicken in Atlanta and classic meatloaf in Kansas City, these foods are warm, cozy and nostalgic.
Restaurants across the country prove that everything is better with bacon, from Bacon Grenades in Chicago and the I Bacon Your Pardon Roll in San Diego to bacon-wrapped wings in Vegas and an all-you-can-eat bacon buffet in Milwaukee.
Experience how the Foodie Revolution has taken favorite local diners by storm. From gourmet Texas chili in Austin, TX, to a revamped patty melt in Los Angeles, diner menus across the country have been upgraded and elevated with fresh ingredients and new flavors.
A stateside hunt to find the best versions of classic American dishes. From hot dogs in Ohio to burgers in Oklahoma, these restaurants serve up nostalgic food with some innovative modern twists.
From traditional to experimental, sticky-sweet to spicy, dry to saucy, America loves barbecue--and competition. Food Paradise travels through America's barbecue hot spots, pitting four regional rivals against one another for a meaty, mouthwatering mega-battle for Barbecue Bragging Rights.
From New York City Sicilians serving spaghetti in a cone, to a Vietnamese chef in Venice Beach rolling ramen noodles in a burrito, these chefs think way outside of the pasta box. New fusions are bringing noodles to the next level, and this episode of Food Paradise has all the saucy details.
Food Paradise travels to places that combine majestic views with savory foods. From the Gulf Coast of Florida to the awe-inspiring beauty of the Teton Mountain range, get ready for a visual feast.
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.
We're traveling coast to coast to answer the question: Where's the Beef? From a high-end steak house in Manhattan to a rib joint in Oklahoma, we take you to the most sizzling hotspots for beef in the U.S.
Sausage works for breakfast, lunch, dinner -- and even a late-night snack. From Milwaukee-style brats in Wisconsin to fried chicken sausage in Austin, Texas, these are America's hot spots for one of its most universal foods.