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Lasagna at Riverpark, Tom Colicchio's new Manhattan restaurant. [Photo: Christine Tsai]

Riverpark: Tom Colicchio's new restaurant on Manhattan's East River may be out of most people's way, but it's worth the trek.

Slyce, Not Slice: This new Chicago coal oven pizza joint serves up some of the best pies in the city featuring "creamy house-made mozzarella" and a sauce that mixes four types of canned tomatoes.

Big Burgers: The secret behind the huge burgers at Zippy's Giant Burgers in Seattle is their meat, which is ground fresh everyday in-house. Left to cook on the grill "until the outside of the ground neck-off chuck roll forms a dark, crunchy shell," these are burgers to recreate at your next summer cookout.

Pumpkin Pie: Need pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving in New York? Serious Eats tasted their way through 20 to find you the best pumpkin pie in NYC.

Neapolitan In Arlington: This Neapolitan pizza cart-turned-restaurant cranks out "ethereal pies at earthbound prices."

A Burger with a View: The Ambrosia burger at Nepenthe in Big Sur, CA, is a "juice-bomb of a burger on a sweet and squishy bun" that comes with a breathtaking view of the surrounding trees, mountains, and ocean.

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