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Get a Cardio High and Then Chow Down at Cook Restaurant in Boston


Fitness and food always go hand in hand. We've done this with classes at Equinox and the nearby SIP Wine Bar and Kitchen, and just recently, we tried it at Cardio High and Cook restaurant in Newton.

Cardio High is a low-impact workout designed to get the heart racing while targeting all the main muscle groups. Using impact-free treadmills and spinning bikes, the instructor rushes you through short-spurt intervals to get your heart to amp up and recover throughout the 60-minute workout. The soft-impact style takes pressure off bones and joints, making this a perfect workout if pounding out miles on concrete isn’t your thing. You also have the option of hooking yourself up to a heart monitor, which will show you your class trajectory and progress if you are a returning customer.

Cardio High is singular in that there is one location, in Newton, and one location only. This is where the idea of a day trip/duo of activities really starts to look attractive. Enter Cook restaurant — also in Newton and conveniently located a brief, cool-down-length walk around the corner and down the street.

Executive chef and owner Paul Turano brings his concept of an approachable but quality-driven neighborhood joint to the table. Wood-fired flatbreads, sandwiches and seasonal salads make up most of the menu during the day for lunch, and a few more entrees are added to the roster for dinner.

As you will be coming from a Cardio High workout, you may go into your meal with a health-conscious perspective. The kale salad is a perfect option, as is the vegan Waldorf salad with curried cashews, grapes, apples, celery and almond milk-avocado dressing. On the other hand, you may feel like you deserve a treat for having pushed yourself so hard just moments earlier. Something more robust like their classic burger or tagliatelle with meatballs might be more up your alley. Whether you are going healthy or not, the bacon-caramel popcorn is an absolute must, and of the flatbreads, the bacon and corn is a recurring favorite.

Cardio High and Cook are a perfect match for this particular semi-suburb of Boston. Here’s to hoping we can get higher on cardio here in the city soon – until then, looks like that food reward will really be pulling its weight.


Get a Cardio High and Then Chow Down at Cook Restaurant in Boston - Recipes

On this half hour special of the Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're counting down the best spots to score America's favorite cook-out grub: burgers. We've scoured the country from coast to coast to find the biggest, baddest and best burgers around. From a couch-cushion sized behemoth in Pennsylvania to the original slider ordered by the sack-full in Kansas! We also visit a biker joint in Atlanta that tops their monster patties with practically anything you can imagine . And then bring it back to pure and simple, delicious basics at the granddaddy of all burgers joints in New Haven, Connecticut.

Barbecue

This episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown presents: BBQ, we're searching high and low to find the meatiest, most succulent and mouth-watering BBQ there is. Our BBQ countdown takes us everywhere from the official BBQ capital of Texas to a year old spot in St. Louis with a combined total of 100 years of pit master experience. We head toward Yankee territory for killer 'cue in the Northeast and head south to meet "Big Red," a bank-vault sized smoker turning out the tastiest pig in Alabama.

Sweet Tooth

On this half hour of Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're searching the country to find the most decadent places to satisfy your biggest sugar cravings. From a chocolate lover's fantasy in Boston - a buffet that dishes out as much chocolate as you can handle, in more ways than you can possibly imagine! To a crazy little ice cream shop in Queens NY whose mile-long menu includes unique flavors like donut, corn-on-the-cob and beer. We'll also check out an enormous sundae served in a kitchen sink in San Francisco, a sweet taste of comfort at a Sarasota country kitchen whipping up no less than 25 varieties of pie, and deep-fried everything including candy bars and Twinkies in Brooklyn!

Big Breakfasts

Half a grapefruit and a piece of toast? We don't think so! On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: BIG BREAKFASTS, we're counting down the most deliciously extreme breakfast nooks in the country that are turning the most important meal of the day on its head! From a whimsical wonderland in Kentucky whipping up the quirkiest, most decadent breakfast creations to a Seattle café that dares you to take on their 12-egg omelet challenge -- tasty as it is intimidating! We'll also fuel up with a "Rudy in a Parka" in Alaska - a cheesy, heartier version of pigs-in-a-blanket made with reindeer sausage, take on pancakes the size of a manhole cover in New Jersey and indulge in crazy one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland!

Massive Meals

Loosen that belt buckle! It's Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Massive Meals, a reveal of the country's top 10 places to eat big! Our search takes us from a Kaiten-style sushi restaurant where a never ending array of delectable morsels are brought straight to your seat via conveyor belt. To a San Jose taqueria that's created a monster of a burrito weighing in at 5 pounds! We'll also pig out on an unlimited buffet of homemade sausages in Columbus, an insane BLT in Michigan stuffed with a mind-blowing full pound of bacon and a juicy, towering skyscraper of a burger in Boston.

Steak

Calling all carnivores! On this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Steaks, we're taking a meat-lover's road trip cross country in search of the most prime places to pig out on protein (and we ain't talking chick peas). From a Brazilian buffet in California where they bring cut after juicy cut of meat straight to your table until you cry uncle. to a former grocery store in Mississippi serving up the finest steaks in the south. We also get our hands on some Rocky Mountain Oysters in Denver and visit Faneuil Hall in Boston for a melt-in-your-mouth prime rib so big, it can't possibly fit on a plate!

Messiest Meals

Roll up your sleeves and get out those extra napkins because on Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Messy Meals we're counting down the most deliciously sloppy, juicy, hands-on places to get your grub on. From a New Mexican soul food joint in Albuquerque that features a pulled pork sandwich dripping with so much saucy goodness, it comes with a full-sized apron. To a D.C. institution with a chilidog so good, it has President Obama's seal of approval! Also, we'll roll out the wet-naps for the original Garbage Plate in Rochester NY where every junky craving gets piled high on one plate, taste uniquely delicious Mexican/Chinese takeout-fusion in Phoenix that makes a mess of the menu and slurp up the Big Easy's best oysters!

Between the Buns

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Between the Bun, we're revealing America's best places to grab grub stuffed between two halves of bread. From the first and still best place to get a drippy, juicy, meaty French Dip in Los Angeles to rival seafood joints in New Hampshire both serving up the freshest lobster rolls practically falling over with mounds of succulent Maine lobster. We also hit up a Reading Terminal Market stand that boasts Philly's other favorite sandwich, settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog, and an NYC institution still hand-cutting the tastiest pastrami around since 1888!

Southern Comfort

Put away those linen napkins and your Sunday best, 'cos on this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we're fixing to find the most lip-smackingest places in the country to get your Southern Comfort food fix on! We'll visit a Charleston kitchen dishing out the very best in "Low-Country" eats including a down-right delectable sandwich simply called "The Big Nasty" and we'll also hit up a favorite Missouri eatery where diners catch "throwed rolls" and pig out on unlimited "pass-arounds." We'll also crunch into some of the best fried chicken you've ever had at one of New Orleans' most beloved institutions, get a taste of the heart-and-soulfood of Harlem in New York City, and discover a dastardly way one small Texas joint has made bacon even more decadent - by chicken frying it!

Italiano

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Italiano we're counting down the country's best places to mangia down on eats inspired by our Italian-Amercian paisanos. From the Windy City's favorite spot to grab a delectable slice of the deepest-dish you've ever seen to one of Memphis's best BBQ joints for a uniquely American and strangely tasty invention: BBQ spaghetti! We'll also head to Jersey to unwrap the inner workings of an "Italian-style hot dog," settle a decades-old debate over the best New Haven style thin crust pizza, and discover a crunchy, ooey-gooey, deep-fried calzone (aka "pizza puff") that's the size of a football!


Get a Cardio High and Then Chow Down at Cook Restaurant in Boston - Recipes

On this half hour special of the Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're counting down the best spots to score America's favorite cook-out grub: burgers. We've scoured the country from coast to coast to find the biggest, baddest and best burgers around. From a couch-cushion sized behemoth in Pennsylvania to the original slider ordered by the sack-full in Kansas! We also visit a biker joint in Atlanta that tops their monster patties with practically anything you can imagine . And then bring it back to pure and simple, delicious basics at the granddaddy of all burgers joints in New Haven, Connecticut.

Barbecue

This episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown presents: BBQ, we're searching high and low to find the meatiest, most succulent and mouth-watering BBQ there is. Our BBQ countdown takes us everywhere from the official BBQ capital of Texas to a year old spot in St. Louis with a combined total of 100 years of pit master experience. We head toward Yankee territory for killer 'cue in the Northeast and head south to meet "Big Red," a bank-vault sized smoker turning out the tastiest pig in Alabama.

Sweet Tooth

On this half hour of Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're searching the country to find the most decadent places to satisfy your biggest sugar cravings. From a chocolate lover's fantasy in Boston - a buffet that dishes out as much chocolate as you can handle, in more ways than you can possibly imagine! To a crazy little ice cream shop in Queens NY whose mile-long menu includes unique flavors like donut, corn-on-the-cob and beer. We'll also check out an enormous sundae served in a kitchen sink in San Francisco, a sweet taste of comfort at a Sarasota country kitchen whipping up no less than 25 varieties of pie, and deep-fried everything including candy bars and Twinkies in Brooklyn!

Big Breakfasts

Half a grapefruit and a piece of toast? We don't think so! On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: BIG BREAKFASTS, we're counting down the most deliciously extreme breakfast nooks in the country that are turning the most important meal of the day on its head! From a whimsical wonderland in Kentucky whipping up the quirkiest, most decadent breakfast creations to a Seattle café that dares you to take on their 12-egg omelet challenge -- tasty as it is intimidating! We'll also fuel up with a "Rudy in a Parka" in Alaska - a cheesy, heartier version of pigs-in-a-blanket made with reindeer sausage, take on pancakes the size of a manhole cover in New Jersey and indulge in crazy one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland!

Massive Meals

Loosen that belt buckle! It's Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Massive Meals, a reveal of the country's top 10 places to eat big! Our search takes us from a Kaiten-style sushi restaurant where a never ending array of delectable morsels are brought straight to your seat via conveyor belt. To a San Jose taqueria that's created a monster of a burrito weighing in at 5 pounds! We'll also pig out on an unlimited buffet of homemade sausages in Columbus, an insane BLT in Michigan stuffed with a mind-blowing full pound of bacon and a juicy, towering skyscraper of a burger in Boston.

Steak

Calling all carnivores! On this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Steaks, we're taking a meat-lover's road trip cross country in search of the most prime places to pig out on protein (and we ain't talking chick peas). From a Brazilian buffet in California where they bring cut after juicy cut of meat straight to your table until you cry uncle. to a former grocery store in Mississippi serving up the finest steaks in the south. We also get our hands on some Rocky Mountain Oysters in Denver and visit Faneuil Hall in Boston for a melt-in-your-mouth prime rib so big, it can't possibly fit on a plate!

Messiest Meals

Roll up your sleeves and get out those extra napkins because on Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Messy Meals we're counting down the most deliciously sloppy, juicy, hands-on places to get your grub on. From a New Mexican soul food joint in Albuquerque that features a pulled pork sandwich dripping with so much saucy goodness, it comes with a full-sized apron. To a D.C. institution with a chilidog so good, it has President Obama's seal of approval! Also, we'll roll out the wet-naps for the original Garbage Plate in Rochester NY where every junky craving gets piled high on one plate, taste uniquely delicious Mexican/Chinese takeout-fusion in Phoenix that makes a mess of the menu and slurp up the Big Easy's best oysters!

Between the Buns

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Between the Bun, we're revealing America's best places to grab grub stuffed between two halves of bread. From the first and still best place to get a drippy, juicy, meaty French Dip in Los Angeles to rival seafood joints in New Hampshire both serving up the freshest lobster rolls practically falling over with mounds of succulent Maine lobster. We also hit up a Reading Terminal Market stand that boasts Philly's other favorite sandwich, settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog, and an NYC institution still hand-cutting the tastiest pastrami around since 1888!

Southern Comfort

Put away those linen napkins and your Sunday best, 'cos on this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we're fixing to find the most lip-smackingest places in the country to get your Southern Comfort food fix on! We'll visit a Charleston kitchen dishing out the very best in "Low-Country" eats including a down-right delectable sandwich simply called "The Big Nasty" and we'll also hit up a favorite Missouri eatery where diners catch "throwed rolls" and pig out on unlimited "pass-arounds." We'll also crunch into some of the best fried chicken you've ever had at one of New Orleans' most beloved institutions, get a taste of the heart-and-soulfood of Harlem in New York City, and discover a dastardly way one small Texas joint has made bacon even more decadent - by chicken frying it!

Italiano

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Italiano we're counting down the country's best places to mangia down on eats inspired by our Italian-Amercian paisanos. From the Windy City's favorite spot to grab a delectable slice of the deepest-dish you've ever seen to one of Memphis's best BBQ joints for a uniquely American and strangely tasty invention: BBQ spaghetti! We'll also head to Jersey to unwrap the inner workings of an "Italian-style hot dog," settle a decades-old debate over the best New Haven style thin crust pizza, and discover a crunchy, ooey-gooey, deep-fried calzone (aka "pizza puff") that's the size of a football!


Get a Cardio High and Then Chow Down at Cook Restaurant in Boston - Recipes

On this half hour special of the Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're counting down the best spots to score America's favorite cook-out grub: burgers. We've scoured the country from coast to coast to find the biggest, baddest and best burgers around. From a couch-cushion sized behemoth in Pennsylvania to the original slider ordered by the sack-full in Kansas! We also visit a biker joint in Atlanta that tops their monster patties with practically anything you can imagine . And then bring it back to pure and simple, delicious basics at the granddaddy of all burgers joints in New Haven, Connecticut.

Barbecue

This episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown presents: BBQ, we're searching high and low to find the meatiest, most succulent and mouth-watering BBQ there is. Our BBQ countdown takes us everywhere from the official BBQ capital of Texas to a year old spot in St. Louis with a combined total of 100 years of pit master experience. We head toward Yankee territory for killer 'cue in the Northeast and head south to meet "Big Red," a bank-vault sized smoker turning out the tastiest pig in Alabama.

Sweet Tooth

On this half hour of Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're searching the country to find the most decadent places to satisfy your biggest sugar cravings. From a chocolate lover's fantasy in Boston - a buffet that dishes out as much chocolate as you can handle, in more ways than you can possibly imagine! To a crazy little ice cream shop in Queens NY whose mile-long menu includes unique flavors like donut, corn-on-the-cob and beer. We'll also check out an enormous sundae served in a kitchen sink in San Francisco, a sweet taste of comfort at a Sarasota country kitchen whipping up no less than 25 varieties of pie, and deep-fried everything including candy bars and Twinkies in Brooklyn!

Big Breakfasts

Half a grapefruit and a piece of toast? We don't think so! On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: BIG BREAKFASTS, we're counting down the most deliciously extreme breakfast nooks in the country that are turning the most important meal of the day on its head! From a whimsical wonderland in Kentucky whipping up the quirkiest, most decadent breakfast creations to a Seattle café that dares you to take on their 12-egg omelet challenge -- tasty as it is intimidating! We'll also fuel up with a "Rudy in a Parka" in Alaska - a cheesy, heartier version of pigs-in-a-blanket made with reindeer sausage, take on pancakes the size of a manhole cover in New Jersey and indulge in crazy one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland!

Massive Meals

Loosen that belt buckle! It's Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Massive Meals, a reveal of the country's top 10 places to eat big! Our search takes us from a Kaiten-style sushi restaurant where a never ending array of delectable morsels are brought straight to your seat via conveyor belt. To a San Jose taqueria that's created a monster of a burrito weighing in at 5 pounds! We'll also pig out on an unlimited buffet of homemade sausages in Columbus, an insane BLT in Michigan stuffed with a mind-blowing full pound of bacon and a juicy, towering skyscraper of a burger in Boston.

Steak

Calling all carnivores! On this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Steaks, we're taking a meat-lover's road trip cross country in search of the most prime places to pig out on protein (and we ain't talking chick peas). From a Brazilian buffet in California where they bring cut after juicy cut of meat straight to your table until you cry uncle. to a former grocery store in Mississippi serving up the finest steaks in the south. We also get our hands on some Rocky Mountain Oysters in Denver and visit Faneuil Hall in Boston for a melt-in-your-mouth prime rib so big, it can't possibly fit on a plate!

Messiest Meals

Roll up your sleeves and get out those extra napkins because on Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Messy Meals we're counting down the most deliciously sloppy, juicy, hands-on places to get your grub on. From a New Mexican soul food joint in Albuquerque that features a pulled pork sandwich dripping with so much saucy goodness, it comes with a full-sized apron. To a D.C. institution with a chilidog so good, it has President Obama's seal of approval! Also, we'll roll out the wet-naps for the original Garbage Plate in Rochester NY where every junky craving gets piled high on one plate, taste uniquely delicious Mexican/Chinese takeout-fusion in Phoenix that makes a mess of the menu and slurp up the Big Easy's best oysters!

Between the Buns

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Between the Bun, we're revealing America's best places to grab grub stuffed between two halves of bread. From the first and still best place to get a drippy, juicy, meaty French Dip in Los Angeles to rival seafood joints in New Hampshire both serving up the freshest lobster rolls practically falling over with mounds of succulent Maine lobster. We also hit up a Reading Terminal Market stand that boasts Philly's other favorite sandwich, settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog, and an NYC institution still hand-cutting the tastiest pastrami around since 1888!

Southern Comfort

Put away those linen napkins and your Sunday best, 'cos on this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we're fixing to find the most lip-smackingest places in the country to get your Southern Comfort food fix on! We'll visit a Charleston kitchen dishing out the very best in "Low-Country" eats including a down-right delectable sandwich simply called "The Big Nasty" and we'll also hit up a favorite Missouri eatery where diners catch "throwed rolls" and pig out on unlimited "pass-arounds." We'll also crunch into some of the best fried chicken you've ever had at one of New Orleans' most beloved institutions, get a taste of the heart-and-soulfood of Harlem in New York City, and discover a dastardly way one small Texas joint has made bacon even more decadent - by chicken frying it!

Italiano

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Italiano we're counting down the country's best places to mangia down on eats inspired by our Italian-Amercian paisanos. From the Windy City's favorite spot to grab a delectable slice of the deepest-dish you've ever seen to one of Memphis's best BBQ joints for a uniquely American and strangely tasty invention: BBQ spaghetti! We'll also head to Jersey to unwrap the inner workings of an "Italian-style hot dog," settle a decades-old debate over the best New Haven style thin crust pizza, and discover a crunchy, ooey-gooey, deep-fried calzone (aka "pizza puff") that's the size of a football!


Get a Cardio High and Then Chow Down at Cook Restaurant in Boston - Recipes

On this half hour special of the Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're counting down the best spots to score America's favorite cook-out grub: burgers. We've scoured the country from coast to coast to find the biggest, baddest and best burgers around. From a couch-cushion sized behemoth in Pennsylvania to the original slider ordered by the sack-full in Kansas! We also visit a biker joint in Atlanta that tops their monster patties with practically anything you can imagine . And then bring it back to pure and simple, delicious basics at the granddaddy of all burgers joints in New Haven, Connecticut.

Barbecue

This episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown presents: BBQ, we're searching high and low to find the meatiest, most succulent and mouth-watering BBQ there is. Our BBQ countdown takes us everywhere from the official BBQ capital of Texas to a year old spot in St. Louis with a combined total of 100 years of pit master experience. We head toward Yankee territory for killer 'cue in the Northeast and head south to meet "Big Red," a bank-vault sized smoker turning out the tastiest pig in Alabama.

Sweet Tooth

On this half hour of Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're searching the country to find the most decadent places to satisfy your biggest sugar cravings. From a chocolate lover's fantasy in Boston - a buffet that dishes out as much chocolate as you can handle, in more ways than you can possibly imagine! To a crazy little ice cream shop in Queens NY whose mile-long menu includes unique flavors like donut, corn-on-the-cob and beer. We'll also check out an enormous sundae served in a kitchen sink in San Francisco, a sweet taste of comfort at a Sarasota country kitchen whipping up no less than 25 varieties of pie, and deep-fried everything including candy bars and Twinkies in Brooklyn!

Big Breakfasts

Half a grapefruit and a piece of toast? We don't think so! On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: BIG BREAKFASTS, we're counting down the most deliciously extreme breakfast nooks in the country that are turning the most important meal of the day on its head! From a whimsical wonderland in Kentucky whipping up the quirkiest, most decadent breakfast creations to a Seattle café that dares you to take on their 12-egg omelet challenge -- tasty as it is intimidating! We'll also fuel up with a "Rudy in a Parka" in Alaska - a cheesy, heartier version of pigs-in-a-blanket made with reindeer sausage, take on pancakes the size of a manhole cover in New Jersey and indulge in crazy one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland!

Massive Meals

Loosen that belt buckle! It's Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Massive Meals, a reveal of the country's top 10 places to eat big! Our search takes us from a Kaiten-style sushi restaurant where a never ending array of delectable morsels are brought straight to your seat via conveyor belt. To a San Jose taqueria that's created a monster of a burrito weighing in at 5 pounds! We'll also pig out on an unlimited buffet of homemade sausages in Columbus, an insane BLT in Michigan stuffed with a mind-blowing full pound of bacon and a juicy, towering skyscraper of a burger in Boston.

Steak

Calling all carnivores! On this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Steaks, we're taking a meat-lover's road trip cross country in search of the most prime places to pig out on protein (and we ain't talking chick peas). From a Brazilian buffet in California where they bring cut after juicy cut of meat straight to your table until you cry uncle. to a former grocery store in Mississippi serving up the finest steaks in the south. We also get our hands on some Rocky Mountain Oysters in Denver and visit Faneuil Hall in Boston for a melt-in-your-mouth prime rib so big, it can't possibly fit on a plate!

Messiest Meals

Roll up your sleeves and get out those extra napkins because on Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Messy Meals we're counting down the most deliciously sloppy, juicy, hands-on places to get your grub on. From a New Mexican soul food joint in Albuquerque that features a pulled pork sandwich dripping with so much saucy goodness, it comes with a full-sized apron. To a D.C. institution with a chilidog so good, it has President Obama's seal of approval! Also, we'll roll out the wet-naps for the original Garbage Plate in Rochester NY where every junky craving gets piled high on one plate, taste uniquely delicious Mexican/Chinese takeout-fusion in Phoenix that makes a mess of the menu and slurp up the Big Easy's best oysters!

Between the Buns

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Between the Bun, we're revealing America's best places to grab grub stuffed between two halves of bread. From the first and still best place to get a drippy, juicy, meaty French Dip in Los Angeles to rival seafood joints in New Hampshire both serving up the freshest lobster rolls practically falling over with mounds of succulent Maine lobster. We also hit up a Reading Terminal Market stand that boasts Philly's other favorite sandwich, settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog, and an NYC institution still hand-cutting the tastiest pastrami around since 1888!

Southern Comfort

Put away those linen napkins and your Sunday best, 'cos on this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we're fixing to find the most lip-smackingest places in the country to get your Southern Comfort food fix on! We'll visit a Charleston kitchen dishing out the very best in "Low-Country" eats including a down-right delectable sandwich simply called "The Big Nasty" and we'll also hit up a favorite Missouri eatery where diners catch "throwed rolls" and pig out on unlimited "pass-arounds." We'll also crunch into some of the best fried chicken you've ever had at one of New Orleans' most beloved institutions, get a taste of the heart-and-soulfood of Harlem in New York City, and discover a dastardly way one small Texas joint has made bacon even more decadent - by chicken frying it!

Italiano

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Italiano we're counting down the country's best places to mangia down on eats inspired by our Italian-Amercian paisanos. From the Windy City's favorite spot to grab a delectable slice of the deepest-dish you've ever seen to one of Memphis's best BBQ joints for a uniquely American and strangely tasty invention: BBQ spaghetti! We'll also head to Jersey to unwrap the inner workings of an "Italian-style hot dog," settle a decades-old debate over the best New Haven style thin crust pizza, and discover a crunchy, ooey-gooey, deep-fried calzone (aka "pizza puff") that's the size of a football!


Get a Cardio High and Then Chow Down at Cook Restaurant in Boston - Recipes

On this half hour special of the Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're counting down the best spots to score America's favorite cook-out grub: burgers. We've scoured the country from coast to coast to find the biggest, baddest and best burgers around. From a couch-cushion sized behemoth in Pennsylvania to the original slider ordered by the sack-full in Kansas! We also visit a biker joint in Atlanta that tops their monster patties with practically anything you can imagine . And then bring it back to pure and simple, delicious basics at the granddaddy of all burgers joints in New Haven, Connecticut.

Barbecue

This episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown presents: BBQ, we're searching high and low to find the meatiest, most succulent and mouth-watering BBQ there is. Our BBQ countdown takes us everywhere from the official BBQ capital of Texas to a year old spot in St. Louis with a combined total of 100 years of pit master experience. We head toward Yankee territory for killer 'cue in the Northeast and head south to meet "Big Red," a bank-vault sized smoker turning out the tastiest pig in Alabama.

Sweet Tooth

On this half hour of Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're searching the country to find the most decadent places to satisfy your biggest sugar cravings. From a chocolate lover's fantasy in Boston - a buffet that dishes out as much chocolate as you can handle, in more ways than you can possibly imagine! To a crazy little ice cream shop in Queens NY whose mile-long menu includes unique flavors like donut, corn-on-the-cob and beer. We'll also check out an enormous sundae served in a kitchen sink in San Francisco, a sweet taste of comfort at a Sarasota country kitchen whipping up no less than 25 varieties of pie, and deep-fried everything including candy bars and Twinkies in Brooklyn!

Big Breakfasts

Half a grapefruit and a piece of toast? We don't think so! On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: BIG BREAKFASTS, we're counting down the most deliciously extreme breakfast nooks in the country that are turning the most important meal of the day on its head! From a whimsical wonderland in Kentucky whipping up the quirkiest, most decadent breakfast creations to a Seattle café that dares you to take on their 12-egg omelet challenge -- tasty as it is intimidating! We'll also fuel up with a "Rudy in a Parka" in Alaska - a cheesy, heartier version of pigs-in-a-blanket made with reindeer sausage, take on pancakes the size of a manhole cover in New Jersey and indulge in crazy one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland!

Massive Meals

Loosen that belt buckle! It's Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Massive Meals, a reveal of the country's top 10 places to eat big! Our search takes us from a Kaiten-style sushi restaurant where a never ending array of delectable morsels are brought straight to your seat via conveyor belt. To a San Jose taqueria that's created a monster of a burrito weighing in at 5 pounds! We'll also pig out on an unlimited buffet of homemade sausages in Columbus, an insane BLT in Michigan stuffed with a mind-blowing full pound of bacon and a juicy, towering skyscraper of a burger in Boston.

Steak

Calling all carnivores! On this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Steaks, we're taking a meat-lover's road trip cross country in search of the most prime places to pig out on protein (and we ain't talking chick peas). From a Brazilian buffet in California where they bring cut after juicy cut of meat straight to your table until you cry uncle. to a former grocery store in Mississippi serving up the finest steaks in the south. We also get our hands on some Rocky Mountain Oysters in Denver and visit Faneuil Hall in Boston for a melt-in-your-mouth prime rib so big, it can't possibly fit on a plate!

Messiest Meals

Roll up your sleeves and get out those extra napkins because on Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Messy Meals we're counting down the most deliciously sloppy, juicy, hands-on places to get your grub on. From a New Mexican soul food joint in Albuquerque that features a pulled pork sandwich dripping with so much saucy goodness, it comes with a full-sized apron. To a D.C. institution with a chilidog so good, it has President Obama's seal of approval! Also, we'll roll out the wet-naps for the original Garbage Plate in Rochester NY where every junky craving gets piled high on one plate, taste uniquely delicious Mexican/Chinese takeout-fusion in Phoenix that makes a mess of the menu and slurp up the Big Easy's best oysters!

Between the Buns

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Between the Bun, we're revealing America's best places to grab grub stuffed between two halves of bread. From the first and still best place to get a drippy, juicy, meaty French Dip in Los Angeles to rival seafood joints in New Hampshire both serving up the freshest lobster rolls practically falling over with mounds of succulent Maine lobster. We also hit up a Reading Terminal Market stand that boasts Philly's other favorite sandwich, settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog, and an NYC institution still hand-cutting the tastiest pastrami around since 1888!

Southern Comfort

Put away those linen napkins and your Sunday best, 'cos on this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we're fixing to find the most lip-smackingest places in the country to get your Southern Comfort food fix on! We'll visit a Charleston kitchen dishing out the very best in "Low-Country" eats including a down-right delectable sandwich simply called "The Big Nasty" and we'll also hit up a favorite Missouri eatery where diners catch "throwed rolls" and pig out on unlimited "pass-arounds." We'll also crunch into some of the best fried chicken you've ever had at one of New Orleans' most beloved institutions, get a taste of the heart-and-soulfood of Harlem in New York City, and discover a dastardly way one small Texas joint has made bacon even more decadent - by chicken frying it!

Italiano

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Italiano we're counting down the country's best places to mangia down on eats inspired by our Italian-Amercian paisanos. From the Windy City's favorite spot to grab a delectable slice of the deepest-dish you've ever seen to one of Memphis's best BBQ joints for a uniquely American and strangely tasty invention: BBQ spaghetti! We'll also head to Jersey to unwrap the inner workings of an "Italian-style hot dog," settle a decades-old debate over the best New Haven style thin crust pizza, and discover a crunchy, ooey-gooey, deep-fried calzone (aka "pizza puff") that's the size of a football!


Get a Cardio High and Then Chow Down at Cook Restaurant in Boston - Recipes

On this half hour special of the Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're counting down the best spots to score America's favorite cook-out grub: burgers. We've scoured the country from coast to coast to find the biggest, baddest and best burgers around. From a couch-cushion sized behemoth in Pennsylvania to the original slider ordered by the sack-full in Kansas! We also visit a biker joint in Atlanta that tops their monster patties with practically anything you can imagine . And then bring it back to pure and simple, delicious basics at the granddaddy of all burgers joints in New Haven, Connecticut.

Barbecue

This episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown presents: BBQ, we're searching high and low to find the meatiest, most succulent and mouth-watering BBQ there is. Our BBQ countdown takes us everywhere from the official BBQ capital of Texas to a year old spot in St. Louis with a combined total of 100 years of pit master experience. We head toward Yankee territory for killer 'cue in the Northeast and head south to meet "Big Red," a bank-vault sized smoker turning out the tastiest pig in Alabama.

Sweet Tooth

On this half hour of Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're searching the country to find the most decadent places to satisfy your biggest sugar cravings. From a chocolate lover's fantasy in Boston - a buffet that dishes out as much chocolate as you can handle, in more ways than you can possibly imagine! To a crazy little ice cream shop in Queens NY whose mile-long menu includes unique flavors like donut, corn-on-the-cob and beer. We'll also check out an enormous sundae served in a kitchen sink in San Francisco, a sweet taste of comfort at a Sarasota country kitchen whipping up no less than 25 varieties of pie, and deep-fried everything including candy bars and Twinkies in Brooklyn!

Big Breakfasts

Half a grapefruit and a piece of toast? We don't think so! On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: BIG BREAKFASTS, we're counting down the most deliciously extreme breakfast nooks in the country that are turning the most important meal of the day on its head! From a whimsical wonderland in Kentucky whipping up the quirkiest, most decadent breakfast creations to a Seattle café that dares you to take on their 12-egg omelet challenge -- tasty as it is intimidating! We'll also fuel up with a "Rudy in a Parka" in Alaska - a cheesy, heartier version of pigs-in-a-blanket made with reindeer sausage, take on pancakes the size of a manhole cover in New Jersey and indulge in crazy one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland!

Massive Meals

Loosen that belt buckle! It's Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Massive Meals, a reveal of the country's top 10 places to eat big! Our search takes us from a Kaiten-style sushi restaurant where a never ending array of delectable morsels are brought straight to your seat via conveyor belt. To a San Jose taqueria that's created a monster of a burrito weighing in at 5 pounds! We'll also pig out on an unlimited buffet of homemade sausages in Columbus, an insane BLT in Michigan stuffed with a mind-blowing full pound of bacon and a juicy, towering skyscraper of a burger in Boston.

Steak

Calling all carnivores! On this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Steaks, we're taking a meat-lover's road trip cross country in search of the most prime places to pig out on protein (and we ain't talking chick peas). From a Brazilian buffet in California where they bring cut after juicy cut of meat straight to your table until you cry uncle. to a former grocery store in Mississippi serving up the finest steaks in the south. We also get our hands on some Rocky Mountain Oysters in Denver and visit Faneuil Hall in Boston for a melt-in-your-mouth prime rib so big, it can't possibly fit on a plate!

Messiest Meals

Roll up your sleeves and get out those extra napkins because on Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Messy Meals we're counting down the most deliciously sloppy, juicy, hands-on places to get your grub on. From a New Mexican soul food joint in Albuquerque that features a pulled pork sandwich dripping with so much saucy goodness, it comes with a full-sized apron. To a D.C. institution with a chilidog so good, it has President Obama's seal of approval! Also, we'll roll out the wet-naps for the original Garbage Plate in Rochester NY where every junky craving gets piled high on one plate, taste uniquely delicious Mexican/Chinese takeout-fusion in Phoenix that makes a mess of the menu and slurp up the Big Easy's best oysters!

Between the Buns

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Between the Bun, we're revealing America's best places to grab grub stuffed between two halves of bread. From the first and still best place to get a drippy, juicy, meaty French Dip in Los Angeles to rival seafood joints in New Hampshire both serving up the freshest lobster rolls practically falling over with mounds of succulent Maine lobster. We also hit up a Reading Terminal Market stand that boasts Philly's other favorite sandwich, settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog, and an NYC institution still hand-cutting the tastiest pastrami around since 1888!

Southern Comfort

Put away those linen napkins and your Sunday best, 'cos on this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we're fixing to find the most lip-smackingest places in the country to get your Southern Comfort food fix on! We'll visit a Charleston kitchen dishing out the very best in "Low-Country" eats including a down-right delectable sandwich simply called "The Big Nasty" and we'll also hit up a favorite Missouri eatery where diners catch "throwed rolls" and pig out on unlimited "pass-arounds." We'll also crunch into some of the best fried chicken you've ever had at one of New Orleans' most beloved institutions, get a taste of the heart-and-soulfood of Harlem in New York City, and discover a dastardly way one small Texas joint has made bacon even more decadent - by chicken frying it!

Italiano

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Italiano we're counting down the country's best places to mangia down on eats inspired by our Italian-Amercian paisanos. From the Windy City's favorite spot to grab a delectable slice of the deepest-dish you've ever seen to one of Memphis's best BBQ joints for a uniquely American and strangely tasty invention: BBQ spaghetti! We'll also head to Jersey to unwrap the inner workings of an "Italian-style hot dog," settle a decades-old debate over the best New Haven style thin crust pizza, and discover a crunchy, ooey-gooey, deep-fried calzone (aka "pizza puff") that's the size of a football!


Get a Cardio High and Then Chow Down at Cook Restaurant in Boston - Recipes

On this half hour special of the Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're counting down the best spots to score America's favorite cook-out grub: burgers. We've scoured the country from coast to coast to find the biggest, baddest and best burgers around. From a couch-cushion sized behemoth in Pennsylvania to the original slider ordered by the sack-full in Kansas! We also visit a biker joint in Atlanta that tops their monster patties with practically anything you can imagine . And then bring it back to pure and simple, delicious basics at the granddaddy of all burgers joints in New Haven, Connecticut.

Barbecue

This episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown presents: BBQ, we're searching high and low to find the meatiest, most succulent and mouth-watering BBQ there is. Our BBQ countdown takes us everywhere from the official BBQ capital of Texas to a year old spot in St. Louis with a combined total of 100 years of pit master experience. We head toward Yankee territory for killer 'cue in the Northeast and head south to meet "Big Red," a bank-vault sized smoker turning out the tastiest pig in Alabama.

Sweet Tooth

On this half hour of Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're searching the country to find the most decadent places to satisfy your biggest sugar cravings. From a chocolate lover's fantasy in Boston - a buffet that dishes out as much chocolate as you can handle, in more ways than you can possibly imagine! To a crazy little ice cream shop in Queens NY whose mile-long menu includes unique flavors like donut, corn-on-the-cob and beer. We'll also check out an enormous sundae served in a kitchen sink in San Francisco, a sweet taste of comfort at a Sarasota country kitchen whipping up no less than 25 varieties of pie, and deep-fried everything including candy bars and Twinkies in Brooklyn!

Big Breakfasts

Half a grapefruit and a piece of toast? We don't think so! On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: BIG BREAKFASTS, we're counting down the most deliciously extreme breakfast nooks in the country that are turning the most important meal of the day on its head! From a whimsical wonderland in Kentucky whipping up the quirkiest, most decadent breakfast creations to a Seattle café that dares you to take on their 12-egg omelet challenge -- tasty as it is intimidating! We'll also fuel up with a "Rudy in a Parka" in Alaska - a cheesy, heartier version of pigs-in-a-blanket made with reindeer sausage, take on pancakes the size of a manhole cover in New Jersey and indulge in crazy one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland!

Massive Meals

Loosen that belt buckle! It's Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Massive Meals, a reveal of the country's top 10 places to eat big! Our search takes us from a Kaiten-style sushi restaurant where a never ending array of delectable morsels are brought straight to your seat via conveyor belt. To a San Jose taqueria that's created a monster of a burrito weighing in at 5 pounds! We'll also pig out on an unlimited buffet of homemade sausages in Columbus, an insane BLT in Michigan stuffed with a mind-blowing full pound of bacon and a juicy, towering skyscraper of a burger in Boston.

Steak

Calling all carnivores! On this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Steaks, we're taking a meat-lover's road trip cross country in search of the most prime places to pig out on protein (and we ain't talking chick peas). From a Brazilian buffet in California where they bring cut after juicy cut of meat straight to your table until you cry uncle. to a former grocery store in Mississippi serving up the finest steaks in the south. We also get our hands on some Rocky Mountain Oysters in Denver and visit Faneuil Hall in Boston for a melt-in-your-mouth prime rib so big, it can't possibly fit on a plate!

Messiest Meals

Roll up your sleeves and get out those extra napkins because on Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Messy Meals we're counting down the most deliciously sloppy, juicy, hands-on places to get your grub on. From a New Mexican soul food joint in Albuquerque that features a pulled pork sandwich dripping with so much saucy goodness, it comes with a full-sized apron. To a D.C. institution with a chilidog so good, it has President Obama's seal of approval! Also, we'll roll out the wet-naps for the original Garbage Plate in Rochester NY where every junky craving gets piled high on one plate, taste uniquely delicious Mexican/Chinese takeout-fusion in Phoenix that makes a mess of the menu and slurp up the Big Easy's best oysters!

Between the Buns

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Between the Bun, we're revealing America's best places to grab grub stuffed between two halves of bread. From the first and still best place to get a drippy, juicy, meaty French Dip in Los Angeles to rival seafood joints in New Hampshire both serving up the freshest lobster rolls practically falling over with mounds of succulent Maine lobster. We also hit up a Reading Terminal Market stand that boasts Philly's other favorite sandwich, settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog, and an NYC institution still hand-cutting the tastiest pastrami around since 1888!

Southern Comfort

Put away those linen napkins and your Sunday best, 'cos on this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we're fixing to find the most lip-smackingest places in the country to get your Southern Comfort food fix on! We'll visit a Charleston kitchen dishing out the very best in "Low-Country" eats including a down-right delectable sandwich simply called "The Big Nasty" and we'll also hit up a favorite Missouri eatery where diners catch "throwed rolls" and pig out on unlimited "pass-arounds." We'll also crunch into some of the best fried chicken you've ever had at one of New Orleans' most beloved institutions, get a taste of the heart-and-soulfood of Harlem in New York City, and discover a dastardly way one small Texas joint has made bacon even more decadent - by chicken frying it!

Italiano

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Italiano we're counting down the country's best places to mangia down on eats inspired by our Italian-Amercian paisanos. From the Windy City's favorite spot to grab a delectable slice of the deepest-dish you've ever seen to one of Memphis's best BBQ joints for a uniquely American and strangely tasty invention: BBQ spaghetti! We'll also head to Jersey to unwrap the inner workings of an "Italian-style hot dog," settle a decades-old debate over the best New Haven style thin crust pizza, and discover a crunchy, ooey-gooey, deep-fried calzone (aka "pizza puff") that's the size of a football!


Get a Cardio High and Then Chow Down at Cook Restaurant in Boston - Recipes

On this half hour special of the Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're counting down the best spots to score America's favorite cook-out grub: burgers. We've scoured the country from coast to coast to find the biggest, baddest and best burgers around. From a couch-cushion sized behemoth in Pennsylvania to the original slider ordered by the sack-full in Kansas! We also visit a biker joint in Atlanta that tops their monster patties with practically anything you can imagine . And then bring it back to pure and simple, delicious basics at the granddaddy of all burgers joints in New Haven, Connecticut.

Barbecue

This episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown presents: BBQ, we're searching high and low to find the meatiest, most succulent and mouth-watering BBQ there is. Our BBQ countdown takes us everywhere from the official BBQ capital of Texas to a year old spot in St. Louis with a combined total of 100 years of pit master experience. We head toward Yankee territory for killer 'cue in the Northeast and head south to meet "Big Red," a bank-vault sized smoker turning out the tastiest pig in Alabama.

Sweet Tooth

On this half hour of Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're searching the country to find the most decadent places to satisfy your biggest sugar cravings. From a chocolate lover's fantasy in Boston - a buffet that dishes out as much chocolate as you can handle, in more ways than you can possibly imagine! To a crazy little ice cream shop in Queens NY whose mile-long menu includes unique flavors like donut, corn-on-the-cob and beer. We'll also check out an enormous sundae served in a kitchen sink in San Francisco, a sweet taste of comfort at a Sarasota country kitchen whipping up no less than 25 varieties of pie, and deep-fried everything including candy bars and Twinkies in Brooklyn!

Big Breakfasts

Half a grapefruit and a piece of toast? We don't think so! On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: BIG BREAKFASTS, we're counting down the most deliciously extreme breakfast nooks in the country that are turning the most important meal of the day on its head! From a whimsical wonderland in Kentucky whipping up the quirkiest, most decadent breakfast creations to a Seattle café that dares you to take on their 12-egg omelet challenge -- tasty as it is intimidating! We'll also fuel up with a "Rudy in a Parka" in Alaska - a cheesy, heartier version of pigs-in-a-blanket made with reindeer sausage, take on pancakes the size of a manhole cover in New Jersey and indulge in crazy one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland!

Massive Meals

Loosen that belt buckle! It's Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Massive Meals, a reveal of the country's top 10 places to eat big! Our search takes us from a Kaiten-style sushi restaurant where a never ending array of delectable morsels are brought straight to your seat via conveyor belt. To a San Jose taqueria that's created a monster of a burrito weighing in at 5 pounds! We'll also pig out on an unlimited buffet of homemade sausages in Columbus, an insane BLT in Michigan stuffed with a mind-blowing full pound of bacon and a juicy, towering skyscraper of a burger in Boston.

Steak

Calling all carnivores! On this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Steaks, we're taking a meat-lover's road trip cross country in search of the most prime places to pig out on protein (and we ain't talking chick peas). From a Brazilian buffet in California where they bring cut after juicy cut of meat straight to your table until you cry uncle. to a former grocery store in Mississippi serving up the finest steaks in the south. We also get our hands on some Rocky Mountain Oysters in Denver and visit Faneuil Hall in Boston for a melt-in-your-mouth prime rib so big, it can't possibly fit on a plate!

Messiest Meals

Roll up your sleeves and get out those extra napkins because on Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Messy Meals we're counting down the most deliciously sloppy, juicy, hands-on places to get your grub on. From a New Mexican soul food joint in Albuquerque that features a pulled pork sandwich dripping with so much saucy goodness, it comes with a full-sized apron. To a D.C. institution with a chilidog so good, it has President Obama's seal of approval! Also, we'll roll out the wet-naps for the original Garbage Plate in Rochester NY where every junky craving gets piled high on one plate, taste uniquely delicious Mexican/Chinese takeout-fusion in Phoenix that makes a mess of the menu and slurp up the Big Easy's best oysters!

Between the Buns

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Between the Bun, we're revealing America's best places to grab grub stuffed between two halves of bread. From the first and still best place to get a drippy, juicy, meaty French Dip in Los Angeles to rival seafood joints in New Hampshire both serving up the freshest lobster rolls practically falling over with mounds of succulent Maine lobster. We also hit up a Reading Terminal Market stand that boasts Philly's other favorite sandwich, settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog, and an NYC institution still hand-cutting the tastiest pastrami around since 1888!

Southern Comfort

Put away those linen napkins and your Sunday best, 'cos on this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we're fixing to find the most lip-smackingest places in the country to get your Southern Comfort food fix on! We'll visit a Charleston kitchen dishing out the very best in "Low-Country" eats including a down-right delectable sandwich simply called "The Big Nasty" and we'll also hit up a favorite Missouri eatery where diners catch "throwed rolls" and pig out on unlimited "pass-arounds." We'll also crunch into some of the best fried chicken you've ever had at one of New Orleans' most beloved institutions, get a taste of the heart-and-soulfood of Harlem in New York City, and discover a dastardly way one small Texas joint has made bacon even more decadent - by chicken frying it!

Italiano

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Italiano we're counting down the country's best places to mangia down on eats inspired by our Italian-Amercian paisanos. From the Windy City's favorite spot to grab a delectable slice of the deepest-dish you've ever seen to one of Memphis's best BBQ joints for a uniquely American and strangely tasty invention: BBQ spaghetti! We'll also head to Jersey to unwrap the inner workings of an "Italian-style hot dog," settle a decades-old debate over the best New Haven style thin crust pizza, and discover a crunchy, ooey-gooey, deep-fried calzone (aka "pizza puff") that's the size of a football!


Get a Cardio High and Then Chow Down at Cook Restaurant in Boston - Recipes

On this half hour special of the Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're counting down the best spots to score America's favorite cook-out grub: burgers. We've scoured the country from coast to coast to find the biggest, baddest and best burgers around. From a couch-cushion sized behemoth in Pennsylvania to the original slider ordered by the sack-full in Kansas! We also visit a biker joint in Atlanta that tops their monster patties with practically anything you can imagine . And then bring it back to pure and simple, delicious basics at the granddaddy of all burgers joints in New Haven, Connecticut.

Barbecue

This episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown presents: BBQ, we're searching high and low to find the meatiest, most succulent and mouth-watering BBQ there is. Our BBQ countdown takes us everywhere from the official BBQ capital of Texas to a year old spot in St. Louis with a combined total of 100 years of pit master experience. We head toward Yankee territory for killer 'cue in the Northeast and head south to meet "Big Red," a bank-vault sized smoker turning out the tastiest pig in Alabama.

Sweet Tooth

On this half hour of Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're searching the country to find the most decadent places to satisfy your biggest sugar cravings. From a chocolate lover's fantasy in Boston - a buffet that dishes out as much chocolate as you can handle, in more ways than you can possibly imagine! To a crazy little ice cream shop in Queens NY whose mile-long menu includes unique flavors like donut, corn-on-the-cob and beer. We'll also check out an enormous sundae served in a kitchen sink in San Francisco, a sweet taste of comfort at a Sarasota country kitchen whipping up no less than 25 varieties of pie, and deep-fried everything including candy bars and Twinkies in Brooklyn!

Big Breakfasts

Half a grapefruit and a piece of toast? We don't think so! On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: BIG BREAKFASTS, we're counting down the most deliciously extreme breakfast nooks in the country that are turning the most important meal of the day on its head! From a whimsical wonderland in Kentucky whipping up the quirkiest, most decadent breakfast creations to a Seattle café that dares you to take on their 12-egg omelet challenge -- tasty as it is intimidating! We'll also fuel up with a "Rudy in a Parka" in Alaska - a cheesy, heartier version of pigs-in-a-blanket made with reindeer sausage, take on pancakes the size of a manhole cover in New Jersey and indulge in crazy one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland!

Massive Meals

Loosen that belt buckle! It's Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Massive Meals, a reveal of the country's top 10 places to eat big! Our search takes us from a Kaiten-style sushi restaurant where a never ending array of delectable morsels are brought straight to your seat via conveyor belt. To a San Jose taqueria that's created a monster of a burrito weighing in at 5 pounds! We'll also pig out on an unlimited buffet of homemade sausages in Columbus, an insane BLT in Michigan stuffed with a mind-blowing full pound of bacon and a juicy, towering skyscraper of a burger in Boston.

Steak

Calling all carnivores! On this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Steaks, we're taking a meat-lover's road trip cross country in search of the most prime places to pig out on protein (and we ain't talking chick peas). From a Brazilian buffet in California where they bring cut after juicy cut of meat straight to your table until you cry uncle. to a former grocery store in Mississippi serving up the finest steaks in the south. We also get our hands on some Rocky Mountain Oysters in Denver and visit Faneuil Hall in Boston for a melt-in-your-mouth prime rib so big, it can't possibly fit on a plate!

Messiest Meals

Roll up your sleeves and get out those extra napkins because on Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Messy Meals we're counting down the most deliciously sloppy, juicy, hands-on places to get your grub on. From a New Mexican soul food joint in Albuquerque that features a pulled pork sandwich dripping with so much saucy goodness, it comes with a full-sized apron. To a D.C. institution with a chilidog so good, it has President Obama's seal of approval! Also, we'll roll out the wet-naps for the original Garbage Plate in Rochester NY where every junky craving gets piled high on one plate, taste uniquely delicious Mexican/Chinese takeout-fusion in Phoenix that makes a mess of the menu and slurp up the Big Easy's best oysters!

Between the Buns

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Between the Bun, we're revealing America's best places to grab grub stuffed between two halves of bread. From the first and still best place to get a drippy, juicy, meaty French Dip in Los Angeles to rival seafood joints in New Hampshire both serving up the freshest lobster rolls practically falling over with mounds of succulent Maine lobster. We also hit up a Reading Terminal Market stand that boasts Philly's other favorite sandwich, settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog, and an NYC institution still hand-cutting the tastiest pastrami around since 1888!

Southern Comfort

Put away those linen napkins and your Sunday best, 'cos on this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we're fixing to find the most lip-smackingest places in the country to get your Southern Comfort food fix on! We'll visit a Charleston kitchen dishing out the very best in "Low-Country" eats including a down-right delectable sandwich simply called "The Big Nasty" and we'll also hit up a favorite Missouri eatery where diners catch "throwed rolls" and pig out on unlimited "pass-arounds." We'll also crunch into some of the best fried chicken you've ever had at one of New Orleans' most beloved institutions, get a taste of the heart-and-soulfood of Harlem in New York City, and discover a dastardly way one small Texas joint has made bacon even more decadent - by chicken frying it!

Italiano

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Italiano we're counting down the country's best places to mangia down on eats inspired by our Italian-Amercian paisanos. From the Windy City's favorite spot to grab a delectable slice of the deepest-dish you've ever seen to one of Memphis's best BBQ joints for a uniquely American and strangely tasty invention: BBQ spaghetti! We'll also head to Jersey to unwrap the inner workings of an "Italian-style hot dog," settle a decades-old debate over the best New Haven style thin crust pizza, and discover a crunchy, ooey-gooey, deep-fried calzone (aka "pizza puff") that's the size of a football!


Get a Cardio High and Then Chow Down at Cook Restaurant in Boston - Recipes

On this half hour special of the Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're counting down the best spots to score America's favorite cook-out grub: burgers. We've scoured the country from coast to coast to find the biggest, baddest and best burgers around. From a couch-cushion sized behemoth in Pennsylvania to the original slider ordered by the sack-full in Kansas! We also visit a biker joint in Atlanta that tops their monster patties with practically anything you can imagine . And then bring it back to pure and simple, delicious basics at the granddaddy of all burgers joints in New Haven, Connecticut.

Barbecue

This episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown presents: BBQ, we're searching high and low to find the meatiest, most succulent and mouth-watering BBQ there is. Our BBQ countdown takes us everywhere from the official BBQ capital of Texas to a year old spot in St. Louis with a combined total of 100 years of pit master experience. We head toward Yankee territory for killer 'cue in the Northeast and head south to meet "Big Red," a bank-vault sized smoker turning out the tastiest pig in Alabama.

Sweet Tooth

On this half hour of Tastiest Places to Chowdown we're searching the country to find the most decadent places to satisfy your biggest sugar cravings. From a chocolate lover's fantasy in Boston - a buffet that dishes out as much chocolate as you can handle, in more ways than you can possibly imagine! To a crazy little ice cream shop in Queens NY whose mile-long menu includes unique flavors like donut, corn-on-the-cob and beer. We'll also check out an enormous sundae served in a kitchen sink in San Francisco, a sweet taste of comfort at a Sarasota country kitchen whipping up no less than 25 varieties of pie, and deep-fried everything including candy bars and Twinkies in Brooklyn!

Big Breakfasts

Half a grapefruit and a piece of toast? We don't think so! On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: BIG BREAKFASTS, we're counting down the most deliciously extreme breakfast nooks in the country that are turning the most important meal of the day on its head! From a whimsical wonderland in Kentucky whipping up the quirkiest, most decadent breakfast creations to a Seattle café that dares you to take on their 12-egg omelet challenge -- tasty as it is intimidating! We'll also fuel up with a "Rudy in a Parka" in Alaska - a cheesy, heartier version of pigs-in-a-blanket made with reindeer sausage, take on pancakes the size of a manhole cover in New Jersey and indulge in crazy one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland!

Massive Meals

Loosen that belt buckle! It's Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Massive Meals, a reveal of the country's top 10 places to eat big! Our search takes us from a Kaiten-style sushi restaurant where a never ending array of delectable morsels are brought straight to your seat via conveyor belt. To a San Jose taqueria that's created a monster of a burrito weighing in at 5 pounds! We'll also pig out on an unlimited buffet of homemade sausages in Columbus, an insane BLT in Michigan stuffed with a mind-blowing full pound of bacon and a juicy, towering skyscraper of a burger in Boston.

Steak

Calling all carnivores! On this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Steaks, we're taking a meat-lover's road trip cross country in search of the most prime places to pig out on protein (and we ain't talking chick peas). From a Brazilian buffet in California where they bring cut after juicy cut of meat straight to your table until you cry uncle. to a former grocery store in Mississippi serving up the finest steaks in the south. We also get our hands on some Rocky Mountain Oysters in Denver and visit Faneuil Hall in Boston for a melt-in-your-mouth prime rib so big, it can't possibly fit on a plate!

Messiest Meals

Roll up your sleeves and get out those extra napkins because on Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Messy Meals we're counting down the most deliciously sloppy, juicy, hands-on places to get your grub on. From a New Mexican soul food joint in Albuquerque that features a pulled pork sandwich dripping with so much saucy goodness, it comes with a full-sized apron. To a D.C. institution with a chilidog so good, it has President Obama's seal of approval! Also, we'll roll out the wet-naps for the original Garbage Plate in Rochester NY where every junky craving gets piled high on one plate, taste uniquely delicious Mexican/Chinese takeout-fusion in Phoenix that makes a mess of the menu and slurp up the Big Easy's best oysters!

Between the Buns

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Between the Bun, we're revealing America's best places to grab grub stuffed between two halves of bread. From the first and still best place to get a drippy, juicy, meaty French Dip in Los Angeles to rival seafood joints in New Hampshire both serving up the freshest lobster rolls practically falling over with mounds of succulent Maine lobster. We also hit up a Reading Terminal Market stand that boasts Philly's other favorite sandwich, settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog, and an NYC institution still hand-cutting the tastiest pastrami around since 1888!

Southern Comfort

Put away those linen napkins and your Sunday best, 'cos on this episode of Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we're fixing to find the most lip-smackingest places in the country to get your Southern Comfort food fix on! We'll visit a Charleston kitchen dishing out the very best in "Low-Country" eats including a down-right delectable sandwich simply called "The Big Nasty" and we'll also hit up a favorite Missouri eatery where diners catch "throwed rolls" and pig out on unlimited "pass-arounds." We'll also crunch into some of the best fried chicken you've ever had at one of New Orleans' most beloved institutions, get a taste of the heart-and-soulfood of Harlem in New York City, and discover a dastardly way one small Texas joint has made bacon even more decadent - by chicken frying it!

Italiano

On Tastiest Places to Chowdown: Italiano we're counting down the country's best places to mangia down on eats inspired by our Italian-Amercian paisanos. From the Windy City's favorite spot to grab a delectable slice of the deepest-dish you've ever seen to one of Memphis's best BBQ joints for a uniquely American and strangely tasty invention: BBQ spaghetti! We'll also head to Jersey to unwrap the inner workings of an "Italian-style hot dog," settle a decades-old debate over the best New Haven style thin crust pizza, and discover a crunchy, ooey-gooey, deep-fried calzone (aka "pizza puff") that's the size of a football!