Ali Rosen is the host and founder of Potluck Video, a food and drink website that takes you behind the culinary scene with celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, producers, mixologists and more.
We’ve all had this happen to us, right? A casual acquaintance that you may catch up with a few times slowly finds a special place in your heart until, suddenly, it has evolved into a full-blown crush.
But, we’re not talking about crushing on a certain someone — we’re talking about falling in love with a certain someplace, specifically, a restaurant!
And, judging by the response we received when we asked some of our favorite chefs about their restaurant crushes at Food & Wine‘s recent Best New Chefs party, we’re not the only ones to fall hard for our favoriting dining spots. From small mom and pop shops to five-star fine dining spots, the choices really cover every time of eating experience.
Watch the video above to see all the lovey-dovey details — and check back every week to see what eateries celebrities, chefs and PEOPLE.com staffers are falling in love with. Plus, don’t forget to tell us about your restaurant crush in the comments!