Ever wonder what the biggest food stars and chefs eat in their free time — when they're paying? Find out on The Best Thing I Ever Ate! It's the ultimate guide to the country's most-amazing meals, eats and treats as told by the pros who spend their lives obsessing over food.

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Season 11, Episode 8

Stretchy Pants Required

America's best dishes just might burst your buttons. Anne Burrell faces off against a gut-busting club sandwich from Little Goat Diner in Chicago while Antonia Lofaso ventures to the heart of Los Angeles for heavy-hitting Korean barbecue at Park's BBQ. Jernard Wells gets weak in the knees when confronted by a massively unbelievable cake from Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in Atlanta.

Monday
Sep 26
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 7, Episode 13

Bay Area

Some people leave their hearts in San Francisco, but we left our appetite. The oysters at Hog Island are so good we can't stop dreaming about them. San Francisco proves that barbeque is not strictly southern, with the pork bun at Yank Sing. The soufflé at Café Jacqueline to the strudel at Schmidt's and the pain au chocolat at Tartine, San Francisco has some of the best sweets we ever ate.

Monday
Sep 26
3am | 2c
Season 7, Episode 6

Memphis

Memphis is home to Elvis, the birthplace of rock and roll, and some of the best things we ever ate! From sweet deals on steak dinners at The Butchershop, to the guilty pleasure of indulgent surf and turf at Iris, Memphis will have you singing with joy. And what's a southern city without barbecue! We found some of the best at Rendezvous, where the pulled pork sandwich will make you feel like the king.

Monday
Sep 26
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 0, Episode 8

Southern Eats

It's time for some good, old-fashioned country cooking as Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, Sunny Anderson and Duff Goldman round up their favorite Southern eats. Sit back, relax and get ready to salivate.

Tuesday
Sep 27
2pm | 1c
Season 0, Episode 6

Decadent Desserts

Be sure to finish all your veggies because we've got the scoop on the best desserts around. Ted Allen, Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay are sharing their favorite sinful sweets, and you won't want to miss a bite. Mo Rocca is tempted by a sundae seductress, while Duff Goldman begs for a slice of killer tres leches cake. Throw your diet out the window -- this episode is decadently delicious.

Tuesday
Sep 27
3pm | 2c
Season 10, Episode 7

Key Ingredient

What's the one thing that can turn a good dish into a great dish? It's that special key ingredient that makes all the difference. Alton Brown reveals the surprise ingredient that goes into the best cinnamon roll ever, Alex Guarnaschelli loves sourdough bread made with pickle juice, and Monti Carlo heads to New Orleans for the most unique, irresistible oysters ever.

Thursday
Sep 29
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 4

As Good as Mom's

Food stars including Wolfgang Puck, Curtis Stone and Andrew Zimmern pay homage to their moms, as they reveal favorite dishes that remind them of their mother's cooking. From sweet delicious macaroons and decadent melt-in-your-mouth blintzes, to spicy chili rellenos ... these dishes and more are comforting, scrumptious, and almost ... As Good As Mom's.

Thursday
Sep 29
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 1

Combos

On their own they're delicious, but put 'em together and they're irresistible. Spaghetti and Meatballs, Biscuits and Gravy, Fish and Chips, Chicken and Waffles. These are just a few of the classic food pairings Michael Symon, Ted Allen, Duff Goldman and others say are The Best Thing I Ever Ate ... COMBOS.

Thursday
Sep 29
10am | 9c
Season 12, Episode 9

All Fired Up

Nothing quite matches the incredible taste and aroma of fresh food cooked with an open flame. Marc Murphy chows down on some irresistible charred wings in Rochester, N.Y., while Brad Miller brings the fire with a cognac flambeed pasta in Los Angeles. Plus, Duff Goldman heads to Tulsa for the best grilled steak he's ever eaten.

Thursday
Sep 29
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Voted 'Most Popular'

We're sharing seven of the most popular go-to dishes from restaurants across the country. Jason Smith takes us down south to an irresistible ice cream shop, while Bobby Flay reveals his secret neighborhood joint. Chef Beau MacMillan keeps it simple with his favorite salad, and Katie Lee admits that a nontraditional grilled pizza is her ultimate favorite.

Friday
Sep 30
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 8

Hidden Treasures

Tyler Florence, Sunny Anderson, Ted Allen and others reveal secret favorite dishes that are, literally, off the charts! From an-off-the-beaten-path Hawaiian pork dish to an "in-the-know" supersized slice of Sizzling Bacon. These hidden treasures may not be pirate's booty but they're definitely worth their "wait" in gold!

Friday
Sep 30
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 10

Sandwich Hall of Fame

We're honoring the all-time favorite sandwiches in the Sandwich Hall of Fame because it's all about the bread and what's in between! If you've never had a BL"G"T, Eddie Jackson will tell you where to go. Fanny Slater hasn't missed a week without her "Friday Special," and Katie Lee heads to a small shop in New York to get the best Italian hoagie she's ever eaten. And Southerners don't have to travel to Philadelphia for the best cheesesteak, as Alton Brown reveals a hidden gem in Atlanta.

Friday
Sep 30
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 2

Fried Chicken

It's crispy, succulent, juicy, greasy, tender and ohhh sooo good. We're talkin' fried chicken and some of your favorite Food Network stars including Alton Brown, Claire Robinson, and Michael Symon reveal where they go for the best version of this classic finger lickin' dish.

Friday
Sep 30
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 12, Episode 1

Pie's the Limit

From savory to sweet and cheesy to meaty, the pie possibilities are endless. Wolfgang Puck picks a perfect fruit and cream pie in Los Angeles. Then, in New York, Anne Burrell dives into a mouthwatering pizza while Kristen Kish warms up with a one-of-a-kind chicken pot pie in Austin, Texas.

Sunday
Oct 2
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 11

Hot and Spicy

Things start heating up when Tyler Florence, Ted Allen, Ina Garten, The Neelys and others share their best ever hot and spicy dishes. From delicious mouth-burning Spicy Crab to eye-watering Cajun style Jambalaya Pasta, find out why these dishes and more are making temperatures rise!

Sunday
Oct 2
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Finger Food

Alton Brown, Gail Simmons, Alex Guarnaschelli and others are throwin' down the cutlery and reaching for their best ever finger foods -- from roasted toasted ravioli and crispy fried pickles to sacrilegious but oh so delicious bacon wrapped Matzo Balls!

Sunday
Oct 2
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 6

The Closers

There's no better way to end a meal than with these delicious dishes. In New York City, Martha Stewart gushes over the most irresistible piece of lemon meringue she's ever had. Simon Majumdar travels all the way to Kentucky for a world-famous avocado dessert. And Chef Antonia Lofaso goes all out with a perfect puffy pastry known as the Napoleon.

Sunday
Oct 2
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 0, Episode 2

Super Spicy

Grab a glass of milk and get ready to experience fiery meals from around the country. Ted Allen, Marcela Valladolid, Michael Symon and more are sharing their favorite burning hot dishes. Curtis Stone is brought to tears by the Crying Tiger Pork while Adam Gertler is crushed by a burger that has "anger" as a condiment.

Sunday
Oct 2
10pm | 9c
Season 0, Episode 7

Chocolicious

Calling all chocolate lovers! We're getting the inside scoop on all things chocolate. Alton Brown takes a trip to Charleston, S.C., for some heavenly chocolate pudding, while Aaron Sanchez has some not-so-classic New York pizza ... for dessert! Grab a glass of milk and make sure you leave room for dessert.

Sunday
Oct 2
11pm | 10c
Season 0, Episode 2

Super Spicy

Grab a glass of milk and get ready to experience fiery meals from around the country. Ted Allen, Marcela Valladolid, Michael Symon and more are sharing their favorite burning hot dishes. Curtis Stone is brought to tears by the Crying Tiger Pork while Adam Gertler is crushed by a burger that has "anger" as a condiment.

Monday
Oct 3
2am | 1c
Season 0, Episode 7

Chocolicious

Calling all chocolate lovers! We're getting the inside scoop on all things chocolate. Alton Brown takes a trip to Charleston, S.C., for some heavenly chocolate pudding, while Aaron Sanchez has some not-so-classic New York pizza ... for dessert! Grab a glass of milk and make sure you leave room for dessert.

Monday
Oct 3
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 13

Best I Ever Drank

Shakers are shakin', ice is clinkin', and soda is flowin' as bartenders across the country serve Michael Symon, Claire Robinson, Duff, Ted, Tyler and others their favorite drinks in this special episode. From Gin Blossoms to Chocolate Sodas, Grapefruit Margaritas to Herbacious Mojitos, these are just a few of the things that Food Network stars say are "The Best Thing I Ever ... Drank!

Tuesday
Oct 4
2pm | 1c
Season 12, Episode 5

Dipped

Everything from savory roast beef to creamy, sweet gelato is better when dipped. Andrew Zimmern dives into a sensational hot pot in Las Vegas while Alex Guarnaschelli dunks and devours the original French dip in Los Angeles. Plus, Brad Miller lights up his taste buds with an explosively dynamite crab dip.

Tuesday
Oct 4
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Road Trip

Buckle up, because we're hitting the road with Emeril, Duff, Anne Burrell and others to hear about some of their favorite food stops around the country. Delicious chili spiced Apple Pie, succulent roast pheasant, buttery lobster mashed potatoes ... these are just a few of the dishes worth putting on the brakes for. So sit back and enjoy the ride on The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Road Trip!

Tuesday
Oct 4
3pm | 2c
Season 9, Episode 4

Brilliantly Baked

It's time to indulge in some of the best baked goods imaginable as Martha Stewart shows off a beautifully perfect brioche she can't get enough of in New York City. Then, find out why Alex Guarnaschelli's favorite lemon bars are simply off-the-charts brilliant! Finally, Tregaye Fraser has a new take on an old classic in Atlanta.

Tuesday
Oct 4
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Crunchy

What do onion rings, corn fritters, egg rolls and caramel corn have in common? They all make the same sound ... "CRUNCH!" And they are just a few of the best crispy foods Duff, Claire Robinson, Brian Boitano and others have ever eaten! From bowling alleys to movie theaters, find out where that delicious sound is coming from!

Thursday
Oct 6
9am | 8c