The Best Thing I Ever Ate

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

2009 - 2018, Cookery
Food Network celebrities talk about their favorite dishes.

Episode Guide

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Throwback (Season 8 Episode 8)
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    Season 8 Episode 8:

    Throwback

    Alton Brown stops to get his favorite boxed lunch; Chef Tregaye Fraser visits a drive-in for a slice of cake; Jeff Mauro shares the oldest pedigree of Chicagoan cuisine; Alex Guarnaschelli slips into a food coma over pigs in a blanket.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Picture Perfect (Season 8 Episode 7)
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    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Picture Perfect

    Carla Hall shows off beautiful beets from Michigan; Molly Yeh reveals the surprise inside the ultimate breakfast muffin; Aaron Sanchez shares his warm cookies and milk; Alton Brown talks about his favorite dish at Destroyer in Los Angeles.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Vegas (Season 8 Episode 6)
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    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Vegas

    Divulging the secrets of Vegas cuisine; the double ribeye at SW Steakhouse; the langoustine at L'Atelier Joel Robechon; drunken noodles from Wazuzu; the Gambler's Special surf and turf at Mr. Lucky's 24/7.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Life Changers (Season 8 Episode 5)
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    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Life Changers

    Alex Guarnaschelli names the dish that resulted in her being born; Fanny Slater explains why she wouldn't get married without catfish and grits; Jonathon Sawyer discusses how one dish changed the lives of over 200 inmates.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Bay Area (Season 8 Episode 4)
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    Season 8 Episode 4:

    Bay Area

    Dream-worthy oysters at Hog Island; the pork bun at Yank Sing; the souffle at Cafe Jacqueline; the strudel at Schmidt's; the pain au chocolat at Tartine.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - San Diego (Season 8 Episode 3)
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    Season 8 Episode 3:

    San Diego

    San Diego may be the land of sun, surf and fun, but it's also home to some of the best dining spots around; a bacon burger at Hodad's; chilaquiles at Mexican hotspot Talavera; peanut butter spread at Spread; chocolate cake at Extraordinary Desserts.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Feats of Meat (Season 8 Episode 2)
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    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Feats of Meat

    Justin Brunson shares where he gets his favorite meatballs; Monti Carlo digs into her heritage and discovers the best chicharron in Los Angeles; Bobby Flay doesn't joke around when it comes to meat, so he reveals the steak he says is the best around.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Worth the Wait (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Worth the Wait

    Alton Brown talks up his favorite beef Wellington; Jamika Pessoa melts over buttery biscuits; Beau MacMillan Tratto's pasta in Phoenix is worth waiting for; Duff Goldman is okay with waiting in line at this special hot chicken joint.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - New York (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    New York

    Velselka's borscht in the East Village; smoked herring on the Upper West Side; hand pulled noodles in Chinatown; Cuban grilled corn at Cafe Habana in SoHo; Motorino's special round slice of pizza.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - NOLA (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    NOLA

    Heading to New Orleans for some seriously delicious, world-renownd food; Po' Boys at Johnny's; Drago's amazing oysters; Muffaletta at Domilises; gumbo at Dooky Chase's; pastries at Cafe Beignet.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Seattle (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Seattle

    Crab cakes at Dahlia; pizza at Serious Pie; Raclette at Le Pichet; from the donuts at Lola and the rhubarb sorbet in Kirkland's Cafe Juanita to Fran's best chocolate bars, Seattle's got the West Coast covered when it comes to sweets.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Philadelphia (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Philadelphia

    Enjoying delicious food in Philadelphia; featuring pasta at Vetri; mashed potatoes at Parc; crepes at Creperie Beau Monde; Mexican tiramisu at Lolita; Philly cheesesteak at Tony Luke's; the Junkyard Special at Sarcone's Deli.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - New England (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    New England

    From classics like the Boston Cream Pie to sticky buns that'll sway one's loyalties, viewers are taken on a tour of the best that New England has to offer; trying the Szechuan sliced fish in Chinatown; tasting the ultimate roast chicken in Cambridge.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Dallas (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Dallas

    The brisket at North Main BBQ bowls customers over with its world-famous brisket; visiting Babe's to satisfy crunchy cravings with their fried chicken; sampling the Pecan Ball at Cafe Pacific and the classic fruitcake at Collins Bakery.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Memphis (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Memphis

    From sweet deals on steak dinners at The Butchershop, to the guilty pleasure of indulgent surf and turf at Iris, Memphis will have customers singing with joy; finding delicious barbecue at Rendezvous in the form of a pulled pork sandwich.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Los Angeles (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Los Angeles

    Experiencing the famous French dip at Phillipe's; the chicken and waffles at a local favorite called Roscoe's; discovering some of the best tacos in a truck; experiencing a crave-worthy chili dog that comes straight from a train.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Mid-Atlantic (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Mid-Atlantic

    Touring the Mid-Atlantic and sampling crab cakes in Baltimore; trying paella in Washington, D.C.; visiting Chap's Pit Beef; tasting a chocolate, marshmallow, peanut creation called the CMP at Woodberry Kitchen; enjoying Baltimore's own bomb pie.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Miami (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Miami

    Miami cuisine, from stone crabs at Joe's, to the lamb shank at Sardinia; Fratelli La Bufala turns out pillowy calzones; Ola offers a pear granita; a trifecta of treats at Michaels Genuine and the chocolate peanut butter s'more from Prime 112.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Atlanta (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Atlanta

    Exploring Atlanta's food, from barbecued rib tips and top-secret burgers to angry mussels; a guide to some of Atlanta's most popular places; Atlanta native Alton Brown takes viewers to some of his favorite spots and divulges locals-only secrets.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Chicago (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Chicago

    Indulging in Chicago foods with Gino's deep dish pizza, the pork rinds at Publican, and the classic Chicago Dog at Weiner Circle; enjoying Chicago's white chocolate goodies.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Season's Eatings (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Season's Eatings

    Coconut gold bars; traditional fruit cake; Rose Petal Petit Fours; bacon.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Bird is the Word (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Bird is the Word

    Crispy Peking duck; roasted quail; turkey stuffed with a duck and a chicken.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Frightfully Good (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Frightfully Good

    Fried brains; duck tongue tacos; spleen sandwich; BBQ pig tails.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - As Good as Mom's (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    As Good as Mom's

    Macaroons; blintzes; spicy chili rellenos.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Messy (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Messy

    A burger smothered in slaw; lasagna sandwich; bread with chocolate.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - New Orleans (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    New Orleans

    Beignets; bread pudding; banana cream pie; fresh taffy.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - All American (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    All American

    BBQ fried chicken; hot dog with 50 topping choices; apple pie smothered in caramel.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Childhood Favorites (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Childhood Favorites

    Handmade pasta; frito pie; cotton candy; pizza.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Street Food (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Street Food

    A waffle of "massive deliciousness"; an ice cream called the "Salty Pimp."

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Finger Food (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Finger Food

    Roasted, toasted ravioli; crispy fried pickles.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Eggstraordinary (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Eggstraordinary

    Truffled egg toast; Reuben egg rolls; foot high lemon meringue pie; strawberry souffle.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - French Favorites (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    French Favorites

    Raclette; fig-laced foie gras; caramelized cake with crepes and cream.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Ice Creamy (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Ice Creamy

    Homemade fudge vanilla sundae; Torte de gelato; ice cream sandwich.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Old School (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Old School

    Oysters Rockefeller; chopped salad; double burger.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Road Trip (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Road Trip

    Chili spiced apple pie; roast pheasant; lobster mashed potatoes.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Las Vegas (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Las Vegas

    The best food in Sin City from pasta, tamales and Thai food to a mouth watering $100 rib eye steak.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Better Than Mine (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Better Than Mine

    Chefs discuss which restaurant cooks their one dish they cook well better.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Smoky (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Smoky

    Smoked oysters with tea leaves; hickory smoked turkey; smoked pork ribs; smoked sashimi.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Fried Chicken (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Fried Chicken

    Best versions of the classic finger lickin' dish, fried chicken.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Combos (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Combos

    Spaghetti and meatballs; biscuits and gravy; fish and chips; chicken and waffles.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Personal Favorites (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Personal Favorites

    Food Network stars reveal their favorite foods, and talk about what's on their plates when they aren't the ones behind the stove.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Reinvented Classics (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Reinvented Classics

    Tastes like eggs Benedict but looks nothing like it; inside-out fish tacos; cheesecake on a tree.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - For Brunch (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    For Brunch

    Chocolate french toast; hot sage sausages in waffle batter; chilaquiles; crab cakes.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Served Cold (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Served Cold

    Food Network stars share the dishes they love that are best served cold.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - On a Stick (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    On a Stick

    Nitrogen-frozen fruit pops; cheese-injected tomatoes; caramel apple; corn dog.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - I Ever Made for the Holidays (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    I Ever Made for the Holidays

    Juicy prime rib; sweet butter tarts; rack of pork.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - With Garlic (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    With Garlic

    The "Plague Bringer" burger; garlic with shrimp, soup or popcorn; garlic sausage.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Crazy Good (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Crazy Good

    Tagliatelle pasta with white truffles; banana split; decadent chocolate cake; juicy pot roast.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - That I'm Thankful For (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    That I'm Thankful For

    Pulled turkey sandwich with white BBQ sauce; sweet potato cheesecake; dumpling with yam puree.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - With Chopsticks (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    With Chopsticks

    Drunken noodles with sauce; king crab tempura; shredded beef.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Cake Walk (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Cake Walk

    Incredible cakes that are flourless and red velvet to cream-filled and chocolate-layered.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Under Wraps (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Under Wraps

    Pulled pork wrapped in pasta; bacon-wrapped pork chops; salami and melted cheese wrapped in crispy pastry.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - At a Deli (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    At a Deli

    Brisket, corned beef; Reuben with a twist; torpedo-sized hoagie.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Nutty (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Nutty

    Peanuts in a white chocolate pretzel spread; walnuts in caramel and chocolate; crushed almond macaroons.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Local Favorites (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Local Favorites

    French onion soup; crispy pepper pizza; salt-encrusted fish; coconut cake; classic Chicago dog.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Bang for the Buck (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Bang for the Buck

    Free Philly cheesesteak; four-course chef's tasting menu; surf and turf for less.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Best I Ever Drank (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Best I Ever Drank

    Gin blossoms to chocolate sodas; grapefruit margaritas to herbacious mojitos.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Last Supper (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Last Supper

    Pizza; crispy fried chicken; juicy duck; pasta; sweet smoky BBQ pork.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Sliced (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Sliced

    Ollieberry pie; charcuterie plate; southern-style fried green tomatoes.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Hot & Spicy (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Hot & Spicy

    Spicy crab; Cajun-style jambalaya pasta.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - With Fruit (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    With Fruit

    Sweet candied oranges dipped in chocolate; green papaya; tropical guavas wrapped in flaky pastry.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Sauced (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Sauced

    Pasta in a tomato sauce; hanger steak smothered in spicy peanut mole sauce; linguini with clams; toffee pudding with caramel.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Hidden Treasures (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Hidden Treasures

    Favorite dishes from Tyler Florence, Sunny Anderson, Ted Allen; Hawaiian pork dish, super sized sizzling bacon.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - In a Bowl (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    In a Bowl

    Spicy chili; creamy, tender gnocchi; incredible hand-pulled noodles.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Appetizers (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Appetizers

    Crispy calamari; French onion soup in a dumpling form.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Burgers (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Burgers

    American classic burgers ranging from lamb to the original.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Sweet Tooth (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Sweet Tooth

    Fruit-filled homemade breakfast pastry; peanut butter and jelly doughnuts; chocolate mousse; tangerine creamsicles.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Regional Favorites (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Regional Favorites

    Shrimp po' boy; lobster feast; cheese steak.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Simply Irresistible (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Simply Irresistible

    Roast chicken; sticky buns; seafood.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Grilled (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Grilled

    Mongolian pork chops; Southern rib tips; scallops.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Totally Unexpected (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Totally Unexpected

    Unexpected food combinations.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Guilty Pleasures (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Guilty Pleasures

    Food Network stars reveal their guiltiest pleasures.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - The Classics (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Classics

    The Food Network stars share their favorite classic dishes.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Crunchy (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Crunchy

    Crunchy foods.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Chocolate (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Chocolate

    Alton Brown, Duff Goldman, Tyler Florence and Claire Robinson unwrap their favorite chocolate delights.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Snack Attack (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Snack Attack

    Food Network stars share their favorite snacks.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Meat-Fest (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Meat-Fest

    Leg of beast; roast suckling pig; lamb shank; tri-tip sandwiches.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Salty Goodness (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Salty Goodness

    Food Network stars reveal eight salty dishes guaranteed to please.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Cheesy (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Cheesy

    The ultimate soup and sandwich; a burger that defies gravity; "better-than-grandma's" lasagna; souffle.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Hometown Favorites (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Hometown Favorites

    Food Network stars reveal the best thing they've ever eaten in their hometowns.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Holiday Edition (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Holiday Edition

    Food Network stars share their best holiday dishes.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Filled With Envy (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Filled With Envy

    Delicacies that Duff, Tyler Florence and Sandra Lee wish they had thought of.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - With My Hands (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    With My Hands

    Favorite hand-sized treats.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Between Bread (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Between Bread

    Michael Symon, Guy Fieri and Aaron McCargo Jr.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Pizza (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Pizza

    Food Network stars give their personal take on where to find the best pizza.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Wake Up Call (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Wake Up Call

    Food Network stars talk about the foods they love to start their day with.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Obsessions (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Obsessions

    Chefs reveal dishes they are obsessed with.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Sugar Rush (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Sugar Rush

    Giada, Duff and Sandra share their favorite sweets.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - With Bacon (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    With Bacon

    Food Network stars talk about their favorite recipes made with bacon.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Bar-B-Que (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Bar-B-Que

    Food Network stars reveal the best barbecue they've ever eaten.

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Totally Fried (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Totally Fried

    Food Network stars talk about their favorite fried foods.