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24 Diner  

W 6th St & N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX (512) 472-5400

Sandwiches American 

  • BRONZE for 24 Diner


3 Brother Bakery 

4036 S. Braeswood Blvd. Houston, TX (713) 666-2551

Bakery Ice Cream 
Pies inside cakes.

  • BRONZE for 3 Brother Bakery



4511 McKinney Ave Dallas, TX (214) 559-3111

Eclectic & International New American 
Melissa D'Arabian - Lobster Scallion Shooters

  • BRONZE for Abacus



314 E Main St Richardson, TX (972) 234-9898

Lebanese joint going big when it comes to stacking the schwarma.

  • BRONZE for Afrah


All Good Cafe 

2934 Main St Dallas, TX (214) 742-5362

Bacon Paradise - Thick Peppered Bacon

  • SILVER for All Good Cafe


Andy's Kitchen 

5802 S Staples St Corpus Christi, TX (361) 993-0251

Mexican Asian 



4714 Maple Ave Dallas, TX (214) 520-2700


  • SILVER for Avila's


Babe's Chicken Dinner House  

104 N Oak St Roanoke, TX (817) 491-2900

Traditional American 
Mellissa D'Arabian - Fried Chicken

  • GOLD for Babe's Chicken Dinner House



900 West 10th Street Austin, TX (512) 322-9777

Best bacon in Texas.


Bar Congress 

200 Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 827-2760

High End restaurant with Craft Cocktails


Barley Swine 

2024 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX (512) 394-8150

Vegetarian American 
Chef and owner Bryce Gilmore (the man behind the Odd Duck Farm to Trailer) opened Barley Swine in 2010. Tony Bourdain and the band Ume exper



2310 Decatur St Houston, TX (713) 864-2328

Traditional American 
Juicy NC style pulled pork sandwich.

  • SILVER for Beaver's


Bernie's Burger Bus 

2715 Sackett St Houston, TX (281) 386-2447

Signature creations include The Field Trip featuring a gorgonzola and bacon stuffed beef patty topped with prosciutto arugula salad


Beto's on Broadway 

8142 Broadway St San Antonio, TX (210) 930-9393

Mexican Latin American 
a modern take on Mexican empanadas, with fourteen varieties like chicken poblano with tomatillo sauce

  • SILVER for Beto's on Broadway


Big Lou's Pizza 

2530 S Ww White Rd San Antonio, TX (210) 337-0707

barbecue brisket pizza and to tackle the "Big Lou Super 42". Richman sat down with Lou's extended family one of the restaurant's signature 4

  • GOLD for Big Lou's Pizza


Big Texan 

7701 E Interstate 40 Amarillo, TX (806) 372-7000

The top restaurant on the big, bigger, biggest list for its large sized everything. Try the challenge and if you finish a 72-ounce sirloin

  • GOLD for Big Texan


Billy Bobs Texas  

2520 Rodeo Plz Fort Worth, TX (817) 624-7117

Huge stop with over 30 bar stations and bull riding.

  • BRONZE for Billy Bobs Texas


Biscuits and Groovy 

5015 Duval St Austin, TX (512) 804-8285

Here, far out favourites include biscuits with brown ale gravy, pork sausage n jalapeno.


Biti Pies 

604 S. Maryland Street Amarillo, TX (806) 367-6413

Adam stops by during a food tour of famed Route 66 to try a few of these famous desserts.


Black's Barbeque 

215 N Main St Lockhart, TX (888) 632-8225

  • SILVER for Black's Barbeque


Blakes BBQ and Burgers 

2916 Jeanetta St Houston, TX (713) 266-6860

Smoky burger on a butter soaked bun.


Bob's Taco Station 

1901 Avenue H Rosenberg, TX (281) 232-8555


  • SILVER for Bob's Taco Station


Bombay Pizza Co.  

914 Main St Houston, TX (713) 654-4444

Pizza Asian Fusion 
Mo Rocca - Gateway of India Pizza

  • BRONZE for Bombay Pizza Co.


Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine 

4259 Bryant Irvin Rd Fort Worth, TX (817) 738-5489

Mixed grill (wild boar chop, house made andouille sausage patties, buffalo, elk) with a side of spicy cheese grits


Booger Red's Saloon  

109 E Exchange Ave Fort Worth, TX

Named in honor of the legendary Texas bronc-busting champion Samuel Thomas Privett, it features horse saddle bar stools as well as Fort Wort



1321 S Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 916-1315

some of the best italian food in the city with a beer garden!


Bryans Smokehouse 

609 S Timberland Dr Lufkin, TX (936) 632-2255

BBQ Joint.



1519 E Cesar Chavez St # 2 Austin, TX (512) 524-2523

Pizza Margerita


Bun 'N' Barrel 

1150 Austin Hwy San Antonio, TX (210) 828-2829

Fast Food American 

  • GOLD for Bun 'N' Barrel


Buttons Restaurant  

15207 ADDISON RD Addison, TX (972) 503-2888

Southern Vegetarian 
Texas Style Wangs - extremely large wings... plus habanero shrimp.


Cafe Josie 

1200 W Sixth St Ste B Austin, TX (512) 322-9226

Seafood Caribbean 


Cafe Pita 

10890 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX (713) 574-8556


  • SILVER for Cafe Pita


Cafe pacific 

24 Highland Park Vlg Dallas, TX (214) 526-1170

Kerry Vincent - Pecan Ball

  • BRONZE for Cafe pacific


Cake & Spoon 

400 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX (512) 426-7697

This southern traditionalist is creating precious personal sized sweets so you don’t have to share!


Cane Rosso 

2612 COMMERCE ST Dallas, TX (214) 577-6747

Italian Pizza 
In Dallas, a Neapolitan pizza place spreading bacon jam on pizza and fresh pancetta on the pasta.

  • GOLD for Cane Rosso


Capital City Bakery 

1901 Rio Grande St Austin, TX (512) 666-7437

A vegan peanut butter centric truck bakery that is spreading joy and peanut butter love in the form of whoopie pies, cupcakes to brownies al


Casino El Camino 

517 E Sixth St Austin, TX (512) 469-9330

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Bar with great burgers with a secret burger called the Tony Randall.

  • GOLD for Casino El Camino


Catfish Plantation 

814 Water St Waxahachie, TX (972) 937-9468

Number 2 on the list for eat at your own risk known for its Southern Cajun Creole cuisine — and reported paranormal activity. Keep an eye


Cattleman's Steakhouse 

4 1/2 Miles N Ih 10 El Paso, TX (915) 544-3200



Cattleman's Steakhouse 

3450 S Fabens Carlsbad Rd Fabens, TX (915) 544-3200

4-pound T-bone steak and porterhouse steaks served with baked potato, baked beans, pineapple cole slaw, corn-on-the-cob and house-baked brea


Cazamance Trailer 

90 Rainey Austin, TX

Food from Senegal


Chart House 

600 Hemisfair Plaza Way San Antonio, TX (210) 223-3101

Dreamsicle - cotton candy cocktail.


Chef Point Cafe 

5901 Watauga Rd Watauga, TX (817) 656-0080

Italian Traditional American 

  • GOLD for Chef Point Cafe



E 2nd St & Congress Ave Austin, TX (555) 555-5555

Mexican Eclectic & International 
One of Austin's legendary food trucks, and the only one serving up Korean-Mexican fusion dishes.

  • BRONZE for Chi


Chi'lantro Truck 

Austin, TX

Korean and Mexican fusion truck.

  • BRONZE for Chi'lantro Truck


Chicken Scratch 

2303 Pittman St Dallas, TX (214) 749-1112

Not-to-miss, traditional South Texas barbacoa: cow cheek, cow tongue, beef short ribs and grilled sweetbreads.


Chico's Tacos 

11381 Montwood Dr El Paso, TX (915) 849-8777


  • BRONZE for Chico's Tacos


Chocollazo Trailer 

null San Antonio, TX

Signature sweet treats include the Choklava, a crispy filo pastry with chocolate hazelnut spread, cinnamon infused honey!


Chop House Burgers 

1700 W PARK ROW DR Arlington, TX (817) 459-3700

Steakhouse Hamburgers 
Guy's all-time favorite football player, Earl Campbell, joins Guy for real deal gumbo and burgers with brisket.

  • GOLD for Chop House Burgers


Christians Tailgate Bar and Grill 

2000 Bagby Houston, TX (713) 527-0261

Fast Food American 
Jalapeno and bacon burger.


Chunky's Burgers 

4602 Callaghan Rd San Antonio, TX (210) 433-9960

"Four Horsemen Challenge" at Chunky's Burgers & More. Richman had to consume one of Chunky's ultra-hot Four Horsemen Burgers in under 25 mi

  • SILVER for Chunky's Burgers


Clark's Outpst 

101 N Hwy 377 Tioga, TX (940) 437-2414

Deep-Fried Corn on the cob



518 S. Main St. Calvert, TX (979) 364-2190



Collin Street Bakery 

2035 S Ih 45 Corsicana, TX (903) 872-2157

Marc Murphy - Fruit Cake


Continental Club 

1315 S Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 441-2444


Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ 

301 Stockyards Blvd. Fort Worth, TX (817) 626-6464

Barbecue Ribs 
Coopers specializes in the hot and fast Hill Country Style barbecue. Try their beef brisket, pork ribs and Big Chop -- a 2-inch thick pork c



Moving Target! (Greater Houston Area) Houston, TX (832) 470-0751

Mexican and Korean burrito.


Counter Cafe 

626 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX (512) 708-8800

American Cafe 
the tiny cafe dishing out scratch-made chicken burgers and quail.

  • BRONZE for Counter Cafe


Cow Tipping Creamery 

2512 Rio Grande St Austin, TX (512) 538-4039

layered version of a sundae that not only gives you plenty of ice cream but ensures that you can get your fill of her homemade toppings


Cowtown Diner 

305 Main St Fort Worth, TX (817) 332-9555

Southern Vegetarian 
Cowtown holds special significance for proprietor and Forth Worth native Scott Jones, as its menu is strongly influenced by the flavor profi

  • SILVER for Cowtown Diner


Coyote Bluff 

2417 S Grand St Amarillo, TX (806) 373-4640

Traditional American 
extra-spicy Burger From Hell

  • BRONZE for Coyote Bluff


Crawfish and Noodles 

11360 Bellaire Boulevard Ste 990 Houston, TX (281) 988-8098

This restaurant combines the unique flavors and cultures of Texas and Vietnam to create new distinctive dishes like stir-fried blue crab and


Crazy Carl's Truck 

null San Antonio, TX

Locals are going mad for their smoked turkey caprese with 8 hour hickory smoked turkey breast and housemade pesto.


Crystal's Restaurant and Confectionary Bar 

4119 S Staples St Corpus Christi, TX (361) 857-8081



Deep Eddy Cabaret 

2315 Lake Austin Boulevard Austin, TX (512) 472-0961

One of the oldest bars in the city and a great place to grab a beer



209 W 3rd St. Austin, TX (512) 473-4118

In the heart of downtown Austin you will find this sweet shop baking up a storm of delicious southern decadence.


Dock n Roll Diner 

6416 Bee Cave Rd Austin, TX (512) 657-8415

two best buddies are whipping up handheld seafood classics with a southern flair. Monster Maine Lobster Rolls and Stacked Shrimp Po Boys wit


Dolce Neve 

1713 S 1st St Austin, TX (512) 804-5568

authentic Italian gelato flavors made with in-season Texas produce


Donn's Depot 

1600 W Fifth St Austin, TX (866) 319-0648

One of the classic Austin bars with a more traditional Texas feel.


Double Wide 

3510 Commerce St Dallas, TX (214) 887-6510

American Pub Food 
Serving up live music and stiff drinks, it's a trailer that you won't mind parking yourself in. Kitschy drinks, also known as Mama's Mixes,


Dough Pizzeria Napoletana 

6989 Blanco Rd San Antonio, TX (210) 979-6565

a certified Napoletana pizza place, topping pies with everything from homemade sausage to prosciutto

  • GOLD for Dough Pizzeria Napoletana


East Side King 

2538 Guadalupe St Austin, TX (512) 570-4687

Asian inspired food.

  • BRONZE for East Side King


Easy Tiger 

709 E 6th St Austin, TX (512) 614-4971

Beer hall and bakery


Eatsie Boys 

4100 Montrose Boulevard Houston, TX (713) 524-3737

Traditional American Vietnamese 
Biggest hits include a Lamb ‘n Feta burger with fresh greens and soy vinaigrette


El Bohio Restaurant 

1127 Harry Wurzbach Rd San Antonio, TX (210) 822-8075

a native Puerto Rican cranks out one of Guy's all time favorites - mofongo


El Naranjo 

85 Rainey Street Austin, TX (512) 474-2776

authentic Oaxacan cuisine


El Real Tex Mex 

1201 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX (713) 524-1201

Chili con Carne, combination platters.


El Taco Rico CLOSED 

810 Vargas Rd Austin, TX (512) 555-1212

This food truck is located in a quiet neighborhood in the parking lot of a laundromat in Southeast Austin. Tony dropped by El Taco Rico (it


Elizabeth Street Cafe 

1501 S 1st St Austin, TX (512) 291-2881

Bahn Mi Breakfast sandwich


Esquire Tavern 

155 E Commerce St San Antonio, TX (210) 222-2521

Chinese American 
Burro Punch



2121 McKinney Ave Dallas, TX (214) 922-4848

Emeril Lagasse - Roased Pheasant



219 Westheimer Houston, TX (713) 529-7788

Eclectic & International 
Frank Bruni - Rabbit Liver & Kidneys

  • BRONZE for Feast


Firehouse Lounge 

1200 Castle Hill St # H Austin, TX (512) 657-2740

Found through a bookcase in a hostel with great cocktails and food.


Fletcher's Corny Dog 

49 Fair Park Dallas, TX (214) 426-7300

Corny Dog

  • SILVER for Fletcher's Corny Dog


Flip Happy Crepes CLOSED 

400 Jessie St Austin, TX (512) 552-9034

Beau MacMillan - Nutella Crepe w/Strawberry & Banana

  • SILVER for Flip Happy Crepes CLOSED


Flip n Patties Truck 

Moving Target! (Greater Houston Area) Houston, TX

Best sellers include a Beef and Pork sausage burger with fried egg and banana ketchup aioli


Fluff Bake Bar 

219 MARSHALL ST # 244 Houston, TX (713) 880-8463

Cookies and pies.


Flying Saucer  

14999 Montfort Dr Dallas, TX (972) 934-2537

Traditional American 
If you're looking for a more sophisticated beer drinking experience, the selection can't be beat atThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. Don't

  • SILVER for Flying Saucer


Foreign & Domestic 

306 E 53rd St Austin, TX (512) 459-1010

Eclectic & International Comfort Food 
Open kitchen kickin' out cheesy popovers and tasty shellfish.

  • BRONZE for Foreign & Domestic


Fran's Hamburgers CLOSED 

1822 S Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 444-5738


  • BRONZE for Fran's Hamburgers CLOSED



407 Colorado St Austin, TX (512) 494-6916

Hot Dogs American 
Located in a renovated warehouse in downtown Austin, Frank dishes out house-made hot dogs to hungry Austinites with late-night munchies.


Franklin BBQ 

900 E 11th St Austin, TX (512) 653-1187

Tipsy Texan brisket and sausage sandwich,

  • GOLD for Franklin BBQ


Fred's Texas Cafe 

915 Currie St Fort Worth, TX (817) 332-0083


  • SILVER for Fred's Texas Cafe


Frosted Betty 

Katy, TX (832) 437-5247


Fusion Taco 

Washington Ave & Durham Dr Houston, TX (713) 422-2882

Mediterranean Asian Fusion 
Serving ethnically inspired tacos


G'Raj Mahal 

91 Red River St Austin, TX (512) 480-2255

authentic indian food



222 9TH St San Leon, TX (281) 339-3813

Some call Gilhooleys the most notorious oyster bar on the Gulf of Mexico, where the gritty ambience and the oysters make it the ultimate sea


Golden Light Cafe 

2908 SW 6th Ave Amarillo, TX (806) 374-9237

Mexican Latin American 
Frito Pie


Good 2 Go Taco 

702 N Buckner Blvd Dallas, TX (214) 556-1394

Hidden treasures episode for Paris Texas Tacos

  • SILVER for Good 2 Go Taco


Good Karma Truck 

null Dallas, TX

vegetarian dishes like a Margherita flatbread pizza with housemade dough and marinara sauce, provolone cheese and sundried tomato or their T


Goodsons Cafe 

27931 State Hwy 249 Tomball, TX (281) 351-1749

Traditional American Southern 

  • BRONZE for Goodsons Cafe



1219 S Lamar Austin, TX (512) 607-6568

Fast Food Cafe 
Donuts, like one that is stuffed with Jalepeno.



1219 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX (512) 555-1212

Fast Food Cafe 
Food trailer mania runs amok at Gourdoughs, where made-to-order gourmet doughnuts are prepared in both savory and sweet varieties.

  • SILVER for Gourdoughs



1503 S 1st St Austin, TX (512) 707-1050


Green Mesquite 

1400 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX (512) 479-0485

Brisket, ribs, and wings smoked using only green mesquite. Also cajun jambalaya and texas chicken-fried-steak.

  • BRONZE for Green Mesquite


Greenhouse Truck 

null Dallas, TX

crafting dee-licious, made-from-scratch dishes that are good for ya too such as their Miso Steak Sandwich with walnut pesto


H3 Ranch 

1059E. Exhange Ave Fort Worth, TX (817) 624-1246

Steak American 
Known for one of the most popular drinks in the Stockyard, and named after William Hunter's daughter, Anita, they make a one-of-a-kind Anita


Half Step 

75 1/2 Rainey St Austin, TX (512) 391-1866

One of the bars on Rainey Street that is in a converted house.



621 E Dewey San Antonio, TX (210) 573-6220

Dive bar serving up unique shots.


Hotel ZaZa 

2332 Leonard St Dallas, TX (214) 468-8399

Chinese Middle Eastern 


Hubcap Grill 

1111 Prairie St Houston, TX (713) 223-5885

Big interesting burgers like burgers with Fritos, cheesesteak or peanut butter.

  • BRONZE for Hubcap Grill


Hullabaloo Diner 

15045 Fm 2154 Rd College Station, TX (979) 690-3002

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Hullabaloo Diner


Ice Cream Social 

2206 South Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 297-0808

Supersized sundae, The Bajillionaire featuring eight kinds of ice cream and enough toppings to fill a freezer.


Izzoz Tacos 

1503 S 1st St Austin, TX (512) 916-4996

stationary trailer that prides it self on fresh ingredients and family recipes


JMueller BBQ 

1502 South First Austin, TX (512) 948-8935

Anthony Bourdain and barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn visited John Mueller’s (Aaron Franklin’s old boss) BBQ trailer for his legenda

  • BRONZE for JMueller BBQ


Jack's Chowhound 

null Dallas, TX

wrangling up savory Southern-style sandwiches such as a slow-cooked Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese with smoked gouda or Spicy Skirt Steak Slider



404 E Sixth St Austin, TX (512) 469-5801

Chipotle Bacon Burger


Jalopy Truck 

1502 San Antonio St Austin, TX (512) 814-8557

Italian food


Jamaica Gates Caribbean Cuisine 

1020 W Arkansas Ln Arlington, TX (817) 795-2600

Who'Da Thunk It?

  • BRONZE for Jamaica Gates Caribbean Cuisine


Joe T. Garcia 

2201 N Commerce St Fort Worth, TX (817) 626-4356


  • BRONZE for Joe T. Garcia


Juan Mon 

1901 Taft St Houston, TX (713) 528-5826

Sandwiches Bakery 
Each "International Juanwich" is named after owner Juan Montero, a self-proclaimed “world-traveling, all about a good timeâÂ


Juan in a Million 

2300 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX (512) 472-3872

hey're famous for an eating challenge that features their one-pound breakfast taco. The current record for the Don Juan Taco Challenge is 8

  • GOLD for Juan in a Million


Kenny & Ziggy's 

2327 Post Oak Blvd Houston, TX (713) 871-8883

Kosher Sandwiches 

  • GOLD for Kenny & Ziggy's


Kiki's Mexican Restaurant 

2719 N Piedras St El Paso, TX (915) 565-6713

Aaron Sanchez - Beef Machaca

  • BRONZE for Kiki's Mexican Restaurant


Killen's Barbecue 

3613 Broadway St Pearland, TX (281) 485-0844

Number 2 on the list - known for their amazing brisket.


Klose BBQ Pits  

2214 1/2 W 34th St Houston, TX (713) 686-8720

catches the cattle train to Texas where he walks the 'Avenue of Barbecue Dreams.


Knife and Fork Gastropub 

20626 Stone Oak Pkwy San Antonio, TX (210) 497-7111



Kreuz Market 

619 N Colorado St Lockhart, TX (512) 398-2361

Traditional American 
American Classics - Best Brisket.

  • SILVER for Kreuz Market


Kuby's Sausage House 

6601 Snider Plaza Dallas, TX (214) 363-2231

Seafood German 
Adam can't get enough of Kuby's Wurst Teller Platter, a choice of sausages served with a choice of German potato salad, seasoned kraut, or r

  • SILVER for Kuby's Sausage House


Kurbside Eatz 

null Houston, TX

inventive creations include the Triple Cheese Curry Beef Burger with a fried egg


La Barbecue Cuisine Texicana 

1200 E 6th St Austin, TX (512) 605-9696



La Condesa 

400 W 2nd St Austin, TX (512) 499-0300



La Hacienda/Los Barrios  

18747 Redland Road San Antonio, TX (210) 497-8000

Puffy tacos throwdown. Winner: Diana Barrios-Trevino

  • BRONZE for La Hacienda/Los Barrios



Moving Target! (Greater Houston Area) Houston, TX

Here you can try a Tokyo Dog with house-smoked goat cheese spread, Japanese mayo and Bonito fish flakes


Lagniappe Today Truck 

14732 Bulverde Rd San Antonio, TX (210) 551-2391

blazing Cajun n Creole cuisine like a Crawfish Etouffee Pistolette, that’s Cajun Crawfish Stew served in a crispy fried roll



2207 Justin Ln Austin, TX (512) 453-2521

The famous bar where its christmas everyday since the 70s



401 W 2nd Street Austin, TX (512) 494-1500

Pork ribs and frito pie.

  • BRONZE for Lamberts


Lankford Grocery 

88 Dennis St Houston, TX (713) 522-9555

Southern Hamburgers 

  • GOLD for Lankford Grocery


Leon's Lounge 

1006 Mcgowen St Houston, TX (713) 659-5366

Mixology Menu


Lick Ice Creams 

2032 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX (512) 363-5622

all natural ice cream

  • BRONZE for Lick Ice Creams


Little Bitty Burger Barn 

5503 Pinemont Houston, TX (713) 683-6700

Hottest burgers in the lone star state - a saucy jalapeño-habanera creation that tips the spice scale with its extreme heat.

  • BRONZE for Little Bitty Burger Barn


Lizzie's Lunchbox - CLOSED 

10401 Jollyville Rd Austin, TX (512) 217-8848

Mix of Texan and Mediterranean food like their Cherry Cola Lamb Kebab and a Bourbon Mango Pulled Pork Sandwich.


Lockhart Smokehouse 

400 West Davis Dallas, TX (214) 944-5521

Steak American 
At Lockhart Smokehouse, their Central Texas-style barbecue is smoked over post oak, giving it a beautiful black bark. Try their oak-smoked b


Lonesome Dove Western Bistro 

2402 N Main St Fort Worth, TX (817) 740-8812

French Southwestern 
Duff Goldman - Tomahawk Chop

  • BRONZE for Lonesome Dove Western Bistro


Louie Mueller BBQ 

206 W Second St Taylor, TX (512) 352-6206

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Louie Mueller BBQ



1839 N Henderson Ave Dallas, TX (214) 826-0505

Italian Pizza 

  • SILVER for Louie's


Lucky J's CLOSED 

5035 Burnet Rd # 100 Austin, TX (512) 524-2935

Southern style friend chicken and waffles


Lucky's Puccias 

817 W 5th St Austin, TX (512) 739-8785

Italian sandwiches like their Hot Pastrami and Puccia Contadina stuffed with turkey provolone, arugula, tomato and a housemade olive tapenad


Lucys Fried Chicken 

2218 College Ave Austin, TX (512) 297-2423

Fried chicken with creative sides


Luke's Inside Out 

1109 S Lamar Austin, TX (512) 589-8883

Fast Food Sandwiches 
a tiny trailer serving up scratch-made sammies to customers on the street and in the bar next door

  • BRONZE for Luke's Inside Out


Lulu's Bakery and Cafe 

918 N Main Ave San Antonio, TX (210) 222-9422

Bakery American 
Richman visited Lulu's Bakery and Caf? to examine the plate-sized chicken fried steak and sample one of their famous 3.5-pound (1.6 kg) cinn

  • GOLD for Lulu's Bakery and Cafe



11804 FM 470 Tarpley, TX (830) 562-3727

Traditional American 


Magnolia Cafe 

2304 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX (512) 478-8645

Traditional American Vegetarian 

  • GOLD for Magnolia Cafe


Magnolia Cafe 

2304 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX (512) 478-8645

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Austin is the live music capital, and Magnolia is where the musicians and roadies eat after the gig wraps and the last amp is packed ... usu


Mama Lee's CLOSED 

310 Valley Hill Ste 205 San Antonio, TX (210) 333-8888

Chinese Soul 
Soul Food


Maple and Motor 

4810 Maple Ave Dallas, TX (214) 522-4400

Vegetarian Fast Food 
a side-of-the-road joint focuses on one thing only: burgers.

  • GOLD for Maple and Motor


Marianito's Extreme Texmex Grill CLOSED 

2102 Bandera Road San Antonio, TX (210) 433-7100

7 pound burrito.


Max's Wine Dive 

207 San Jacinto Blvd Austin, TX (512) 904-0111

New American 
Erica Beneke, Executive Chef, Max's Wine Dive, Austin, TX (winner)


Max's Wine Dive  

4720 Washington Ave # B Houston, TX (713) 880-8737

Traditional American New American 

  • BRONZE for Max's Wine Dive



5301 Alpha Rd # 108 Dallas, TX (972) 233-5656

Mexican Cafe 
The Cocina Mexicana and Margarita Lounge combines the best of Tex-Max and traditional Mexican favorites with dishes from culinary regions su


Menger Bar 

204 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX (210) 223-4361

Famous, historic bar serving the diamond margarita.

  • BRONZE for Menger Bar


Metal and Lace 

720 Red River St Austin, TX (512) 236-0188

Jon tries to save a roach-infested bar and deals with a stubborn owner.


Mi Cocina  

11661 Preston Rd Ste 138 Dallas, TX (214) 265-7704

Their signature drink is the Mambo Taxi, a mix of sangria (secret recipe), lime and frozen margarita. Legend has it that it's name comes fr

  • SILVER for Mi Cocina


Micklethwait Craft meats 

1309 Rosewood Avenue Austin, TX (512) 791-5961

sixteen hour smoked beef brisket with jalapeno aioli and avocado


Midnight Cowboy 

313 E 6th St Austin, TX (512) 843-2715

Not your typical sixth street bar. High end cocktails made at your table!



null Austin, TX

This food truck serves up debatably the best Cubano sandwich in the country.


Monument Cafe 

1953 S Austin Ave Georgetown, TX (512) 930-9586

Southern comfort food.

  • SILVER for Monument Cafe


Moose's Sixth St. Bar & Grill CLOSED 

3514 SW 6TH Ave Amarillo, TX (806) 372-6667



Moroccan Bites 

5714 Evers Rd San Antonio, TX (210) 706-9700

Middle Eastern 
a Moroccan family restaurant doing the Moroccan Friday night favorite: couscous


Ms P 

96 RAINEY ST Austin, TX (512) 499-0717

Southern Chicken 
Southern comfort food.


Muiishi Makirritos 

Moving Target! (Greater Houston Area) Houston, TX (832) 868-6777

dine on a Saki ‘n Soy pork belly rice plate with slow poached egg and kimchi


Nammi Truck 

5201 Belt Line Rd Dallas, TX (972) 252-2052

for Vietnamese fusion courtesy of the Nammi truck where dishes include a loaded Bahn Mi Sandwich with Honey Barbecue Pork, Jalapeno and Frie


Nanny Goats Cafe 

107 N. Kilgore St. Kilgore, TX (903) 988-8000


New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Barbecue 

2601 Montgomery Rd Huntsville, TX (936) 295-2349


Niko Niko's 

2520 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX (713) 528-4976

Greek Fast Food 

  • GOLD for Niko Niko's


Noble Pig 

12233 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX (512) 382-6248

Sandwiches Bakery 
the gourmet sandwich shop slicin up duck pastrami and a knuckle sandwich

  • SILVER for Noble Pig


North Main BBQ 

406 N Main St Euless, TX (817) 283-0884

Traditional American 
Ted Allen - BBQ Beef Brisket

  • SILVER for North Main BBQ


Ocho Lounge 

1015 Navarro San Antonio, TX (866) 215-6641

The Santiago painkiller.


Oh My! Pocket Pies 

1005 St Emanuel St Houston, TX (281) 902-9820

empanada style pocket pies


Old School BBQ  

2326 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX (512) 947-6830

discovers a barbecue pit made out of a converted school bus in Austin



2043 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX (512) 804-2700

Italian Vegetarian 


Osaka Soul 

1308 E 4th St Austin, TX (512) 380-1513

imported the traditional Japanese savoury pancake known as Okonomiyaki and have given it a pizza pie makeover.


Outlaw Chef Catering  

915 Currie Street Fort Worth, TX (817) 332-0083

Cooking the old-fashioned way, off a chuck wagon with parts of the cow most folks won??t eat.


Ozona Grill & Bar 

4615 Greenville Ave Dallas, TX (214) 265-9105

Traditional American 
One of the most popular local eateries in eastern Texas, Ozona is known for its chile rellenos, award-winning salsa and its “Best


Padre Rita Grill 

4001 Padre Blvd S Padre Island, TX (956) 761-7482


Pappas Bros Steakhouse 

5839 Westheimer Houston, TX (713) 780-7352

#3 - The NY Strip steak for 2 is a 32 oz piece of amazing marbled beef served bone in


Paris Coffee Shop  

704 W Magnolia Ave Fort Worth, TX (817) 335-2041

a Peppermint Red Velvet Whoopee Pie, a Texas-style version of the Amish pastry



25 Highland Park Vlg Dallas, TX (214) 522-7878

This family-friendly dining experience has traditional Italian fare with a modern twist.

  • BRONZE for Patrizio


Peached Tortilla Truck 

600 W 6th St Austin, TX (512) 761-3241

Locals love their Vietnamese inspired Bahn Mi sliders with slow braised pork belly and pickled daikon carrot slaw


Pecan Lodge 

2702 Main St Dallas, TX (214) 748-8900

Southern Soul Food 
located in a farmers market, known for their brisket and homemade bbq sauce

  • GOLD for Pecan Lodge


Pelican Grill 

3142 NASA Rd 1 Seabrook, TX (281) 326-6149

American Cafe 


Pepe's and Mito's  

2911 Elm St Dallas, TX (214) 741-1901

Mexican New American 
tex-mex into mex-tex, with savory soups

  • SILVER for Pepe's and Mito's


Perlas Seafood and Oyster Bar 

1400 S Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 291-7300

Tony visits with Chefs Lawrence McGuire and Thomas Moorman at Perlas Restaurant, where they bring fresh oysters and premium seafood to Austi


Phamily Bites 

2101 Washington Ave Houston, TX (832) 598-8746

Vietnamese food truck serving traditional dishes like a Pho Tai Noodle Soup in a beef brisket stock and a Seared Filet Mignon Bahn Mi Sandwi


Phoenix Saloon 

193 W SAN ANTONIO ST New Braunfels, TX (830) 643-1400

American Pub Food 
Chili con Carne

  • BRONZE for Phoenix Saloon


Pig Vicious Trailer 

1001 e 6th st Austin, TX

All things Pork!



2800 Kirby Dr Houston, TX (713) 522-2022

Indian with a Texas influence.


Pretty Thai for a White Guy 

null Austin, TX

Crowd favourites include a Sweet Chili Peanut Chicken with crispy banana and brussel sprouts


Prince Labanese Grill 

502 W Randol Mill Rd Arlington, TX (817) 469-1811

Middle Eastern 

  • SILVER for Prince Labanese Grill


Pub Fiction 

2303 Smith St Houston, TX (713) 400-8400

American Burgers 
Rocket Booster



1600 E 6th St Austin, TX (512) 436-9626

Asian Inspired Small Plate food from Top Chef Texas Winner.


RDG Grill + Bar Annie 

1800 Post Oak Blvd Houston, TX (713) 840-1111

Seafood Southwestern 
Michael Chiarello - Grilled Fillet of Beef w/ Crusted Coffee Adobado


Raja Sweets 

5667 Hillcroft St Houston, TX (713) 782-5667

Indian Bakery 
Houston's first Indian bakery is known for its homemade desserts, but it also serves delicious Indian comfort foods. After the goat with cur


Ranger Creek 

4834 WHIRLWIND DR # 102 San Antonio, TX (210) 775-2099

Brewery and distillery.



2600 Travis St Houston, TX (713) 526-8282

Mark Forgione - Pork Chop

  • BRONZE for Reef


Regal Ravioli 

Austin, TX

Custom raviolis such as sausage and peppers and Mushroom risotto.


Revolver Taco Lounge 

2822 W 7th St Fort Worth, TX (817) 820-0122

At The Revolver Taco Lounge, authentic Michoacan food is homemade. Try their beef kidneys braised in chilies, Michoacan salsa and Moronga --


Rickshaw Stop 

14732 Bulverde Rd San Antonio, TX (210) 902-9308

where locals are going crazy for their Boti Tikka Chicken kabob


Rio Rita 

1308 E 6TH St Austin, TX (512) 478-3934

Pizza Sandwiches 
a funky and charming coffee shop by day and an infused-liquor lovers delight by night. Featuring Tito's Handmade Vodka infused on site with


Riscky's BBQ 

300 Main St Fort Worth, TX (817) 877-3306

Riscky's BBQ has been feeding the people of Texas since 1927. The family-run business serves up 2,000-lbs. of ribs a day and a secret sauce

  • SILVER for Riscky's BBQ


Rooster's Roadhouse  

309 W Oak St Denton, TX (940) 382-4227

a tongue-torching challenge of Hotter than Hell sliders ...neither of them can eat the sliders.

  • BRONZE for Rooster's Roadhouse


Round Rock Doughnut 

106 W Liberty S Round Rock, TX (512) 255-3629

Giant Donuts

  • GOLD for Round Rock Doughnut


Rusty Star 

10600 N River Xing Waco, TX (254) 848-7827

After spending all day at the Ted Nugent Ranch listening to rock 'n' roll and riding ATVs, Tony and Ted head to a local BBQ brisket joint fo


Saint Arnold Brewing Company 

2522 Fairway Park Drive Houston, TX (713) 686-9494

American Traditional 
Oldest craft brewery in Texas.


Salty Sow 

1917 Manor Rd Austin, TX (512) 391-2337

Traditional American 
Fabio Viviani recommends triple fried duck fat fries.



2000 E 12th St Austin, TX (512) 478-0378



Say She Ate 

null San Anthonio, TX

Blue Cheese Sliders made with ultra-flavourful Japanese Akaushi beef


Second Bar and Kitchen 

200 Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 827-2750

Jason Stude, Chef de cuisine, Second Bar + Kitchen, Austin, TX (winner)


Ser Steak and Spirits 

2201 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas, TX (214) 761-7470

Fabio Viviani recommends the Millionaire Pie.


Shot Bar 

2315-B Bagby St Houston, TX (713) 526-3000

Over 120 shots on the menu; and a shot wheel.


Smitty's Market 

208 S Commerce St Lockhart, TX (512) 398-9344

American Cafe 
catches the cattle train to Texas where he walks the 'Avenue of Barbecue Dreams.

  • SILVER for Smitty's Market



3526 Greenville Ave Dallas, TX (214) 826-6850

Traditional American Hamburgers 
In an attempt to make French fries even tastier, Pat Snuffer decided to smother them in aged cheddar back in 1978. The result took Dallas by

  • SILVER for Snuffer



7959 Broadway St San Antonio, TX (210) 930-8070

Homemade Salsa


Society Bakery 

null San Antonio, TX

Top sellers include a fluffy Smores Cupcake and a Banana in Spiced Rum Sauce with Queso Fresco.


Society Bakery  

3426 Greenville Ave Dallas, TX (214) 827-1411

a delicious Coconut Pie made by an old-timer at a legendary diner


Sodolak's Original Country Inn 

9711 Fm 60 Rd E Snook, TX (979) 272-6002


Sonny Bryan's BBQ 

2625 Seelcco St Dallas, TX (214) 353-0027

Adam goes to Sonny Bryan's for a true Texas Style meal, the brisket and onion rings with a choice of side – French fries, coleslaw, potato

  • GOLD for Sonny Bryan's BBQ


Southside Market 

1212 Hwy 290 E Elgin, TX (512) 281-4650

Steak Fast Food 
All beef sausage.


Spartan Pizza 

1104 E 6th At Waller Austin, TX (512) 484-0798

delicious deities including the Zeus, with spinach, bacon and fresh mozzarella


Spice Sea Truck 

6338 N New Braunfels Ave, #322 San Antonio, TX (210) 601-2858

hot ticket items like seared scallops dressed with a pomegranate and sambal chili sauce


Spoetzl Brewery 

603 E Brewery St Shiner, TX (361) 594-3383

Founded in 1909, it's said to be the oldest independent brewery in Texas


Sprouts SpringRoll & Pho 

780 Road To Six Flags St E Arlington, TX (817) 860-7655

Brave Man v. Food Nation member Pete MacGillis takes on the Super Pho Challenge: 30 minutes to complete over 5 pounds of a Vietnamese soup f


St. John's Fire 

null Houston, TX

Smokin' good fish dishes like a Shrimp Corn Dog and Seafood Martini with marinated veggies, fresh shrimp and crawfish.


Stanton City Bites 

1420 Edwards St Houston, TX (713) 227-4893

Fast Food Sandwiches 
Ground chuck and brisket burger on challah bread.


Stick It 

null Houston, TX

Gourmet food on a stick



801 Red River St Austin, TX (512) 480-8341

Chicken Sandwiches 
Rhythm and blue and brunch each Sunday.


Sweet Ritual 

4500 Duval St Austin, TX (512) 666-8346

vegan ice cream that has all the creaminess and flavor you crave with none of the animal byproducts.


Swifts Attic 

315 Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 482-8842

New American 


T-Bone Tom's Steakhouse 

707 Hwy 146 Kemah, TX (281) 334-2133

Steakhouse Seafood 

  • SILVER for T-Bone Tom's Steakhouse


Taco Taco Cafe 

145 E Hildebrand Ave San Antonio, TX (210) 822-9533

a Greek owner hand rolls tortillas for Mexican favorites like fried puffy tacos stuffed with chicken

  • BRONZE for Taco Taco Cafe


Taco Xpress 

2529 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX (512) 444-0261

homemade tacos, from breakfast, to carne asada, al pastor, fish tacos, and more -- and salsa made from scratch. cheap eats, migas breakfast

  • GOLD for Taco Xpress


Tapa Tapa 

609 S Alamo St San Antonio, TX (210) 373-9907

Duck Liver with Deep-Fried Oatmeal Cookies and Eight-Cheese Mac & Cheese with cheese crackers.


Taste Of Europe 

1901 W Pioneer Pkwy Arlington, TX (817) 275-5530

Mediterranean German 
Guy takes on the Russian spot flipping a potato pancake stuffed with beef

  • BRONZE for Taste Of Europe


Texas Chili Parlor 

1409 Lavaca St Austin, TX (512) 472-2828

Traditional American 
Famous spicy chili in downtown Austin..Triple X chili.

  • SILVER for Texas Chili Parlor


Texas Pride BBQ 

2980 E Loop 1604 S Adkins, TX (210) 649-3730


  • SILVER for Texas Pride BBQ


The Adolphus Hotel 

1321 Commerce St Dallas, TX (866) 215-6641

Kerry Vincent - Afternoon Tea


The Alligator Cafe  

4416 Live Oak St Dallas, TX (214) 821-6900

Cajun & Creole 
creole-style enchiladas with ghost pepper sauce

  • BRONZE for The Alligator Cafe


The Brixton 

1412 E 6TH ST Austin, TX (512) 370-2749

Pub Food 
Jon has more than just a bar to fix when he helps a couple, where the husband is belligerent insulting customers, and not knowing how to mak


The Cloak Room 

1300 Colorado Street Austin, TX (512) 478-2622

Tribute to prohibition speakeasy


The Cove 

606 W Cypress St San Antonio, TX (210) 227-2683

Seafood Vegetarian 
Great lamb burgers in a restaurant attached to a carwash

  • GOLD for The Cove


The Driskill Bar 

166 E Sixth St Austin, TX (512) 474-5911

Historic Hotel from the original Wild West.


The Duk Truck 

null San Antonio, TX

Featuring Duck Confit Tacos and a Thai Red Curry with jumbo lump crab.