Bobby Flay makes a surprise guest appearance as Michael Symon visits an over-the-top barbecue joint in New York with a one-of-a-kind brontosaurus beef rib. Next up in Nashville, where the local tradition is hot chicken, Michael pushes his personal limit to find out just how spicy he can handle it. And in his hometown of Cleveland, he tackles the mother of all burgers — the brunch burger, topped with massive onion rings and an over easy egg.
Michael Symon's in Nashville, where a killer new burger joint encourages you to construct your own custom creations. Then, he hits the heart of Cleveland where a newcomer pushes the boundaries of pub food and house-made brews. Lastly, way out in industrial Brooklyn, he joins the only pitmaster in the entire Northeast ambitious enough to smoke Carolina-style whole hog barbecue right there on site.
Alex Guarnaschelli joins Michael Symon at one of his favorite Manhattan spots, where they combine a bottomless beer selection with the most high-octane hot dog known to man. Michael also heads to Ohio where a former NFL star's top secret de-boning ribs process was inspired by his wife, who doesn't like getting messy. Next, he shoots down to Nashville where his culinary father figure created a restaurant in his own mother's honor, the woman who first taught him to appreciate the purest burgers and ingredients on earth.
Michael Symon starts in his hometown of Cleveland, where a place he went as a kid combines several classic sweets to make a one-of-a-kind dessert burger. Then, in Brooklyn, he meets a smoked meat lover who blends old school Jewish deli with traditional Canadian-style dirty fries. Lastly, a barbecue institution in Nashville is giving creamy mac and cheese a juicy pulled pork kick to the diners' delight.
Michael Symon digs into a spicy burger that uses four different types of peppers to fire up even the most adventurous eaters in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, before heading to Nashville, where he finds Southern comforts infused with Latin flavors in saucy and sweet chicken fried steaks and beer belly tacos. Finally, in rural Ohio, he discovers a husband and wife team who use chorizo to give their smoked meatloaf a crazy kick.
Michael Symon starts in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, at his very own restaurant where he enjoys a tender, juicy and hulking pastrami beef rib and a gets a special look at his grandfather's recipe for scratch-made spaetzle and spicy sauerkraut. Then, in Pittsburg, he hits a food truck that serves up a beer-marinated, oven-roasted pork loin sandwich. Finally in Buffalo, chicken and waffles gets a burger makeover with a spicy maple-bourbon glaze and waffle buns.
Chef Michael Symon starts at the ultimate custom burger bar in Providence, Rhode Island, where he chooses from over 400,000 topping combinations to create his own meaty masterpiece. Next, he hits a modern Filipino diner that's braising and frying succulent pork belly to make the juiciest pork buns in Columbus, Ohio. Finally in Buffalo, Michael enjoys a roasted onion stuffed with smoked pork and brisket -- a true northern take on classic southern 'que.
In Islip, N.Y., Michael Symon digs into a decadent, 17-layer smokehouse reinvention of lasagna with pork, brisket, bacon and mac and cheese. Then in Buffalo, a brewpub takes the city's most famous export, buffalo chicken, and stuffs it into a scratch-made pierogi for an epic reinvention of the game day classic. Finally, a bicycle cafe in Pittsburgh slings some seriously tricked-out burgers for hungry riders.
A smokehouse where succulent, slow-smoked pork ribs are mopped with a tangy, citrus barbecue sauce; a beefy burger topped with smoky kielbasa; octopus-pork and salmon sausages.
A traditional Rhode Island hot wiener in a crepe topped with chili; a steak patty topped with Chinese char siu slaw and nestled inside a soft steamed bao bun; cold-smoked baby back ribs on a bed of flaming hay; an 18-ounce bacon steak.
Michael Symon visits his hometown of Cleveland, where a lamb burger with kalamata olive salt gives him a nostalgic taste of his Greek heritage. In Buffalo, the place where the original, iconic Buffalo wings were invented over 50 years ago offers a taste of all their saucy glory. Finally, wild boar baby back ribs and a duck sausage pig-in-a-blanket are innovative takes on smoky, succulent 'que in Indianapolis.
In Queens, New York, Michael Symon dives into the juiciest, meatiest, triple-stacked burger with beef, lamb and turkey. Some of the most authentic Mexican lamb barbacoa this side of the border is found in Houston, Texas, where it's wrapped in fresh banana leaves and oven-roasted until the meat falls off the bone. And finally, in Atlanta, one barbecue joint is smoking everything from meatloaf to turkey tacos and even their guacamole.
Michael Symon starts in Memphis with a triple-layered twist on regional dry-rub ribs and a succulent corned beef that's a 30-day labor of love. Then, in Phoenix, classic mac and cheese gets a boozy boost from a special in-house brew, and a San Francisco burger shop is turning classic favorites like pizza and PB&J into the city's best burgers.
In Savannah, Ga., Michael Symon starts with sweet and savory pork belly sliders with bacon jam and bourbon sauce, nestled inside a fluffy doughnut bun. Then in Portland, Ore., eggs baked in a tomato and pepper stew make the best shakshuka in the city. And finally in Miami, alligator ribs smothered in honey mustard barbecue sauce are an exotic ode to uniquely Southern 'que.
Chef Michael Symon sinks his teeth into a burger in Memphis, Tenn., that's so dangerously good, innocent bystanders had better beware! Then pizza gets a brunch makeover in Atlanta with creamy scrambled eggs and crispy pancetta. Finally, Thai-style fried chicken and Caribbean jerk smoked ribs pack Texas-sized flavor into Houston's delicious melting pot.
In Memphis, Michael Symon sits down with four generations of barbecue royalty for the scoop on their most delicious family secrets, with a side of smoked turkey and sweet potato fried pie. In Portland, Ore., an insane burger is stacked over a foot tall with three beef patties, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, onion rings, bacon, ham, eggs and more! And finally, in Atlanta, chile-rubbed duck breast gets top billing as some of the best Latin food north of the border.
Michael Symon has some fried chicken and pancake tacos in Savannah; a burger with a house-made chorizo patty and Spanish flavor in Seattle; and smoked pulled pork with a Kansas City-style barbecue rub.
Cooking Channel's Haylie Duff joins Michael Symon at one of his most treasured New Orleans spots, where they use the city's Cajun flavors in new and unique ways in Crunchy Po' Boys and spicy barbeque shrimp. Next, he heads to a husband-and-wife owned pizza place in Brooklyn where the chef whips up a burger so delicious, he put it on the menu and named it after his bride. Finally, in Kansas City, Michael meets a team that smokes some of the best burnt-ends around!
Food Network star, Eddie Jackson, meets Michael Symon in Austin for a barbeque sandwich that has the entire town lined up. Then, Michael heads to Jersey City, where a chef who was tired of driving into Manhattan for a great burger concocted his own sweet and spicy creation. Finally, in Louisville, he washes down a pastrami spiced sandwich and dessert with a local brew.
Pastry chef phenom, Ron Ben-Israel, hangs with Michael Symon in Baton Rouge, LA, to feast on a mile-high key lime pie and Caribbean-inspired brisket melt. Then, Michael heads to Louisville, KY, for a burger topped with chorizo and a downright dangerous dessert aptly named the bacon-cinnabomb. Finally, in nearby Lexington, KY, he devours a fried chicken sandwich so spicy, he quenches things with a soothing local craft beer.
Baton Rouge, LA native and Food Network Star finalist, Jay Ducote, joins Michael Symon for a French and Cajun-inspired burger with a twist. Next, Michael heads to St. Louis, where they're taking the local tradition of toasted ravioli and stuffing them with burnt ends. Lastly, he hits an Austin institution for a gigantic peach-glazed pork chops and piled-high peanut butter mousse pie.
Football legend, Earl Campbell, and Michael dig into juicy brisket and warm peach cobbler at one of Texas most famous barbeque restaurants. Then, in Cincinnati, Michael savors a bacon and blue-cheese burger. Finally, in Kansas City, he hops into the kitchen with a chef buddy to whip up a creamy, inside-out shephard's pie and beer-infused doughnuts.
Michael starts in Lexington, for a plump pork burger and ingenious smoked chicken wings smothered in a blackberry-jalapeno sauce. Next, he whips up spicy fried chicken and waffles that are making the Cincinnati food scene soar, before hitting the French Quarter in New Orleans for Caribbean inspired creations like crispy, tender rum-soaked ribs.
Michael Symon is getting messy in New Orleans with a bacon-onion jam, brie and brioche brunch burger with creamy crabmeat mac-cheese. Then he devours a massive meatloaf sandwich in San Antonio, wrapped in crispy bacon and drenched in an egg. Finally, he heads to Brooklyn for a smoked lamb belly sandwich and Chinese style sticky ribs.
In Brooklyn, Michael Symon digs into an incredible one-of-a-kind creation, a deep-fried burger. Next, he cruises through the New Orleans French Quarter for classic Cajun creations like crawlfish and grits and jambalaya, washed down with an adult sundae steeped in local stout beer. Lastly, he lands in Lexington, for a smoked and savory fried steak bacon biscuit.