Food Network on the Road

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1 Food Network on the Road 
(Developed by Food Network)
Available for: iOS
Price: Free

You don't have to cook to enjoy the Food Network--you can just kick back, watch the world's finest chefs ply their trade, and dream of visiting the five-star restaurants, greasy spoons, bakeries and food trucks where their culinary marvels spring to life.  The new Food Network on the Road app is a mobile-optimized travel guide to eateries featured on programs like Diners, Drive-Ins & DivesCupcake Wars and Giada's Weekend Getaways, leveraging search tools, geo-location functionality and social sharing to make foodie fantasies a reality.

Food Network on the Road lets viewers search for featured restaurants by city, chef, cuisine type or program title--whether you're looking for a specific spot that once made your mouth water or just seeking out recommended dining wherever your travels lead, the app can feed your hunger, complete with address, phone number and driving directions for each restaurant. Users also can save places they want to visit (or visit again), create road trips based around restaurant wishlists, recommend spots to friends, and even earn Food Network badges upon arriving at their dining destination. If you watch Food Network at home, you need Food Network on the Road.