America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte discovers what happens when a chef from California marries a girl from Kentucky and opens a restaurant in Louisville! We experience how Chef Anthony Lamas' Latin-inspired flavors mingle with Southern comfort food at Seviche. We feature Empanadas, Duck and Tiradito.
America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte discovers the great outdoors in the heart of Michigan! She digs deep to uncover accessible fine dining in the suburbs! We meet the Root's fearless Executive Chef, James Rigato, who brings youthful zeal, a purist culinary point of view and surprise to every dish he makes. We feature Lake Superior White Fish, Pierogi and Farro Salad.
America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte discovers the Mediterranean Wine Bar that helped transform Cincinnati's Over the Rhine neighborhood into a veritable restaurant row! Born from Chef Dan Wright's culinary prowess and wife Lana's Jordanian heritage, this hot spot warms your soul with traditional fare. We feature Octopus, Tuna and Tagine.
America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte discovers a classic French Bistro infused with a touch of Havana just 40 miles north of Chicago. Chef Gabriel Viti brings an intense discipline to everything he does, from cooking to mountain climbing to marathon running! "Tres, tres bien" describes the whole experience at Miramar Bistro! We feature Crespelle, Bouillabaisse and Steak Frites.
America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte discovers hands down the most cutting edge version of Korean BBQ most diners have ever seen, which is not surprising since Chef Bill Kim is a true culinary ninja! We explore the gambit of Asian flavors, with the execution of Korean, Thai and Japanese inspired dishes the stars! We feature Ramen Noodle Bowl, Korean BBQ and Thai Fried Chicken.
America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte goes to school in Indiana's biggest college town, where Chef Daniel Orr does more than talk the farm-to-table talk at his eclectic antique-filled restaurant. With produce from his mom's nearby farm and a dessert based on his grandmother's biscuit recipe, we learn why food and family make you feel right at home! We feature Sweet Biscuits and Gravy, Farm Pizza Pie and Radish Salad.
America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte discovers a restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin you won't soon forget called A Pig in a Fur Coat! She learns where the name comes from and how it is perfect for Chef Dan Bonanno's small plates filled with big flavored food! We feature Lamb Carpaccio, Hamachi Collar and Porchetta.
America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte goes big-game hunting on the streets of Chicago and discovers Frontier, a cross between rustic lodge and sports bar! New Orleans born Chef Brian Jupiter brings Cajun flavors to some of his exotic offerings. We feature Elk Chop, Chicken Wings and Powdered Doughnut Beignets.
America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte discovers an almost-downtown St Louis rooftop gem sitting on the third floor of a restored malt house. Chef Ivy Magruder creates upscale, yet approachable fare that boasts an American twist on Southern French cuisine. We feature Game Hen with Cassoulet, Mussels Basque and Eggplant Napoleon.
America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte finds herself in the Bratwurst Capital of Sheboygan, Wisconsin experiencing authentic Italian cooking! Chef Stefano Viglietti has combined his grandmother's recipes with a lifetime of trips to Italy in order to produce mouth-watering food that transports you to the Italian countryside! We feature Cotoletta di Maide Con Guanciale, Orecchiette della Nonna and Insalata Rustica.
America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte discovers what happens when an Indiana boy goes to culinary school, works in top restaurants and returns home to fulfill his dream of becoming a butcher! Chef Chris Eley shows us the results of his successful foray into the butchering, curing and smoking world! We feature the Batali Sandwich, Rabbit Sugo and Chesnut and White Bean Puree.
America's Best Bites Host Natalie Forte discovers a mecca for exquisite comfort food that's artfully reinvented in West County St Louis! Chef Justin Haifley brings major culinary credentials back to his hometown and partners with some of his high school buddies at Tavern. We feature Char Sui Pork Steak, Ricotta Gnudi with Oxtail Ragout and Pigs Under a Blanket.
America's Best Bites host Natalie Forte discovers Milwaukee's favorite example of subdued elegance in a renovated 19th century feed store! Chef Peggy Magister substituted a Chef's toque for a nurse's cap to do what she always wanted to do...cook! We feature Caramelized Garlic & Goat Cheese Tart, Jasmine Tea-glazed Salmon and Lemon Curd Tart with sourdough-pretzel crust.
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