Maple—the liquid essence of a tree—is easily my favorite flavor. So using it in a glaze makes for a pretty legit doughnut. They could have just thrown some bacon bits on top, but they went all out on a thick, perfectly crispy strip. Dangerous. goglazed.com.
Chef Graham Elliot surveys his hometown's restaurant scene and names the 10 defining dishes, including "fat boy" waffles with bacon maple syrup and an elegant carrot dish made with every part of the vegetable, including the tops.—As told to Heather Shouse