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 9, Episode 8

High Steaks

We're paying tribute to the best styles, cuts and steakhouses serving up the best steaks. Chef Jonathon Sawyer takes us on a trip to Dayton for a ribeye cut so incredibly, it's fit for a king. Jaynard Wells travels down to Atlanta for the best of both worlds -- the sea and land -- in a surf-and-turf combo of steak and shrimp. And Duff Goldman drools over a butter steak that melts in your mouth ... like butter!

Monday
Feb 11
1am | 12c
Season 0, Episode 1

Crazy Cheesy

We're bringing you the ooiest and gooiest cheese dishes this country has to offer. From fried cheese curds in Wisconsin to lasagna grilled cheese in Cleveland, we're trying them all. Alex Guarnaschelli brings you the finest of French cuisine while Bobby Flay gets down on an American classic. And don't think we didn't save room for dessert -- we have some sweet, cheesy treats that will blow you away.

Monday
Feb 11
6pm | 5c
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
Feb 11
7pm | 6c
Season 8, Episode 5

#Throwback

We're talking about throwback dishes that are better now than ever before! Alton Brown takes a field trip to Richmond, Va., to get his favorite boxed lunch, while Chef Tregaye Fraser pulls up to a memorable drive-in for a slice of cake. Jeff Mauro shares the oldest pedigree of Chicagoan cuisine, and Alex Guarnaschelli slips into a food coma over her pigs in a blanket.

Monday
Feb 11
8pm | 7c
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.

Monday
Feb 11
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 10, Episode 2

Chocolate Bliss

When it comes to chocolate, the possibilities for sweet treats are endless. On the ultimate list of the best chocolate treats in America, Ali Khan devours an unbelievable Dark Truffle Cake from San Antonio, Texas, and Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski indulge in an explosion of different chocolates in one luscious dessert in New York City. Finally, Scott Conant travels to Sin City to bet on a chocolate mashup that's crazy delicious.

Monday
Feb 11
9pm | 8c
Season 9, Episode 3

Mexican Favorites

We're saluting magnificent Mexican food from all around the country starting with Alton Brown's favorite homemade salsa in Columbus, Ohio. Ali Khan then serves up a true Mexican original with beef carnitas tacos in Austin, Texas. Finally, Alex Guarnaschelli's favorite Al Pastor at Lene Brave in Chicago is so good, it has customers begging for more.

Monday
Feb 11
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 5

#Throwback

We're talking about throwback dishes that are better now than ever before! Alton Brown takes a field trip to Richmond, Va., to get his favorite boxed lunch, while Chef Tregaye Fraser pulls up to a memorable drive-in for a slice of cake. Jeff Mauro shares the oldest pedigree of Chicagoan cuisine, and Alex Guarnaschelli slips into a food coma over her pigs in a blanket.

Tuesday
Feb 12
12am | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 12
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 10, Episode 2

Chocolate Bliss

When it comes to chocolate, the possibilities for sweet treats are endless. On the ultimate list of the best chocolate treats in America, Ali Khan devours an unbelievable Dark Truffle Cake from San Antonio, Texas, and Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski indulge in an explosion of different chocolates in one luscious dessert in New York City. Finally, Scott Conant travels to Sin City to bet on a chocolate mashup that's crazy delicious.

Tuesday
Feb 12
1am | 12c
Season 9, Episode 3

Mexican Favorites

We're saluting magnificent Mexican food from all around the country starting with Alton Brown's favorite homemade salsa in Columbus, Ohio. Ali Khan then serves up a true Mexican original with beef carnitas tacos in Austin, Texas. Finally, Alex Guarnaschelli's favorite Al Pastor at Lene Brave in Chicago is so good, it has customers begging for more.

Tuesday
Feb 12
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 0, Episode 3

Carnivore's Delight

We're giving into our carnivorous cravings and sharing our favorite hunks of meat from restaurant menus all over the country. Bobby Flay, Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli and Cat Cora bring you the finest duck, chicken, pork and beef while Duff Goldman and Marcela Valladolid indulge in their favorite sweet meat treats.

Thursday
Feb 14
6pm | 5c
Season 0, Episode 4

Fried Favorites

Fire up the fryer for the crispiest and crunchiest dishes this country has to offer. From gravy-smothered french fries in Cleveland, Ohio, to tempura-battered bacon in New York City, it's all getting deep-fried. Alton Brown finds his favorite fried chicken, Sunny Anderson stumbles upon a deep-fried candy bar, and Aarti Sequeira savors an international spin with samosas. This lineup is fabulously fried and GBD -- golden, brown and delicious.

Thursday
Feb 14
7pm | 6c
Season 8, Episode 3

Life Changers

We're revealing all the unforgettable dishes that changed our lives. Alex Guarnaschelli names the dish that resulted in her being born, and Fanny Slater explains why she wouldn't get married without catfish and grits. Chef Jonathon Sawyer discusses how one dish changed the lives of over 200 inmates, while cake ace Duff Goldman talks about the slice of pie that makes him weak in the knees.

Sunday
Feb 17
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 4

Picture Perfect

We're going after picture-perfect dishes that taste as good as they look. Carla Hall shows off beautiful beets from Michigan, and Molly Yeh reveals the surprise inside the ultimate breakfast muffin. Aaron Sanchez shares his warm cookies and milk, while Alton Brown talks about his favorite dish at Destroyer in Los Angeles.

Sunday
Feb 17
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 10, Episode 4

On A Date

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, bellies are full and love is in the air as we celebrate the best meals for any romantic occasion. Alex Guarnaschelli wines and dines with the most amazing gnocchi ever made in New York City. Jeff Mauro is dressed to impress and ready to swoon over a mouthwatering, 14-karat gold cake in Chicago, and get ready for a date with Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as they light the night on fire with simply perfect pasta.

Sunday
Feb 17
9pm | 8c
Season 9, Episode 2

Rise and Dine

Wake up and get ready to dine on some of the country's best breakfast dishes starting with Martha Stewart's favorite biscuits and country ham found in Nashville. Scott Conant then brings a new take on French toast to the table and Jeff Mauro explains why beloved blueberry ricotta pancakes will change the breakfast game as we know it.

Sunday
Feb 17
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 3

Life Changers

We're revealing all the unforgettable dishes that changed our lives. Alex Guarnaschelli names the dish that resulted in her being born, and Fanny Slater explains why she wouldn't get married without catfish and grits. Chef Jonathon Sawyer discusses how one dish changed the lives of over 200 inmates, while cake ace Duff Goldman talks about the slice of pie that makes him weak in the knees.

Monday
Feb 18
12am | 11c
Season 8, Episode 4

Picture Perfect

We're going after picture-perfect dishes that taste as good as they look. Carla Hall shows off beautiful beets from Michigan, and Molly Yeh reveals the surprise inside the ultimate breakfast muffin. Aaron Sanchez shares his warm cookies and milk, while Alton Brown talks about his favorite dish at Destroyer in Los Angeles.

Monday
Feb 18
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 10, Episode 4

On A Date

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, bellies are full and love is in the air as we celebrate the best meals for any romantic occasion. Alex Guarnaschelli wines and dines with the most amazing gnocchi ever made in New York City. Jeff Mauro is dressed to impress and ready to swoon over a mouthwatering, 14-karat gold cake in Chicago, and get ready for a date with Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as they light the night on fire with simply perfect pasta.

Monday
Feb 18
1am | 12c
Season 9, Episode 2

Rise and Dine

Wake up and get ready to dine on some of the country's best breakfast dishes starting with Martha Stewart's favorite biscuits and country ham found in Nashville. Scott Conant then brings a new take on French toast to the table and Jeff Mauro explains why beloved blueberry ricotta pancakes will change the breakfast game as we know it.

Monday
Feb 18
1:30am | 12:30c
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.

Monday
Feb 18
7pm | 6c
Season 8, Episode 7

Southern Charm

We're checking out the best rich, hearty, home-style cooking straight from the South. Roger Mooking can't pass up a simple yet magical Southern dish, while Food Network Star winner Jason Smith introduces the epitome of a Southern sandwich. If you've been looking for the best shrimp and grits, let Alton Brown tell you where to go. And Chef Beau MacMillan goes deep for a low-country boil you won't ever forget!

Monday
Feb 18
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 8

Extra Crispy

We're tracking down the crunchiest, flakiest and noisiest favorite foods. In New York, Justin Warner shares a pizza completely enclosed in the ultimate crispy crust. Alex Guarnaschelli heads down south to New Orleans for her favorite bite at Turkey and the Wolf, and Fanny Slater travels all the way to Hawaii for her favorite Crispy Tuna Roll.

Monday
Feb 18
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 11

Decadent Donuts

We're paying respects to a treat that is universally loved and has stood the test of time -- the doughnut! Alton Brown takes us on a trip to Memphis to honor the original glazed doughnut that started it all. Alex Guarnaschelli goes weak in the knees for an apple doughnut from New York City. And we can't contain our taste buds as Scott Conant shows off all the tropical flavors of a coconut cream-filled delight.

Monday
Feb 18
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 7

Southern Charm

We're checking out the best rich, hearty, home-style cooking straight from the South. Roger Mooking can't pass up a simple yet magical Southern dish, while Food Network Star winner Jason Smith introduces the epitome of a Southern sandwich. If you've been looking for the best shrimp and grits, let Alton Brown tell you where to go. And Chef Beau MacMillan goes deep for a low-country boil you won't ever forget!

Tuesday
Feb 19
12am | 11c