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.
Mario Batali shows Michael Symon his favorite late-night indulgence at New York City's most classic burger joint, while in Nashville, Michael learns what makes dry ribs the classic Tennessee take on smoked meat. And then he visits his favorite hometown haunt where they pair Cleveland classics like bratwurst and pierogi with refreshing house-made brews.
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.
Duff Goldman makes a guest appearance at Michael Symon's favorite Baton Rouge, LA smokehouse that boasts a pork-belly hoagie so outrageous it has to be shared. Next up in St. Louis, a big fat Greek Burger ignites Michael's cultural soul, and in Austin, he indulges in pit-roasted meats and spicy salsa atop the freshiest tortillas this side of the border.
Scott Conant shows Michael Symone his favorite burger and brew bar in an out-of-the-way corner of New Orleans, and then in Kansas City, Michael learns how two brothers have stormed the classic barbeque scene with their award-winning smoked meats techniques. Finally, he dives into a lively joint in Austin where they match their artisanal sausages with brew-infused cocktails.
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.
New Orleans favorite son, John Besh, shows Michael Symon his most treasured spot for an incredible burger and sides that play on the regions staples. Next, Michael hops over to Hoboken, NJ for a juicy, authentic Eastern European Pot Roast that takes five days to make. Lastly, he builds a super-sized smoked meat sandwich along with candied praline-pecan pie in St. Louis.
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.
Michael Symon visits an old San Antonio institution given new life by a phenomenal bacon and blue cheese burger. Then, he sinks his teeth into a spicy Cincinnati sausage that's a staple of his home state. Finally, he finishes in Austin with a meaty Eggs Benedict, combining mouthwatering brisket smothered in tomato hollandaise sauce.
Michael Symon begins his meat-seeking journey in Lockhart, Texas, where one family remains at the forefront of America's greatest barbeque after four generations. Next, he swings over to a British-style joint in Brooklyn where they use lobster meat and pork belly to amp up a traditional BLT. Finally, he hits Louisville to sink his teeth into a juicy venison burger ignited by unique sauces and seasoning.
Michael Symon is joined by his good buddy Michael Strahan at their favorite New York City burger spot for juicy, award-winning creations. Then, they bounce around The Big Apple dining on meatball sliders, succulent St. Louis style ribs, pastrami-topped pizza and barbecue as authentic and anything found in Texas. Finally, Michael attempts to work it off by donning a cowboy hat and throwing himself into his first ever lesson in the Texas Two-Step.
With a day off from his concert tour, musician Nick Lachey hooks up with Michael Symon in Philadelphia, one of the best beer cities in the country with a food scene to match. From Chef Jose Garces' over-the-top bourbon burger, to true German smoked sausages, to authentic Italian pizza, everything they eat pairs perfectly with Philly's endless array of local and European brews.
Michael Symon is in the Traverse City area of Northern Michigan with Mario Batali, a longtime summer resident who takes Michael on a tour of his treasured local spots. They enjoy heavenly smoked fish straight from Lake Michigan, delicious brews at his favorite up-and-coming watering hole and the region's famous olive burgers where they end the night rocking out to one of Mario's favorite bands.
For Anthony Anderson, Chicago represents great childhood memories and outrageous adult shenanigans. He hooks up with his old pal, Michael Symon, to discover some of the city's legendary food institutions for sensational smoked sausages and indulgent burgers, and to discover some of its best new treasures for phenomenal pork and rare brews. Along the way, he helps settle a dispute Michael has with a local chef by referring a wild and hilarious sumo-style wrestling match.
Michael Symon takes reality television star Kendra Wilkinson on a whirlwind food and beer tour of Detroit to introduce her to one of the country's most resurgent cities. She falls in love with the area through its wide array of local microbrews and rich history of great food, from classic Coney Island dogs to spicy Korean sliders to pulled pork enchiladas. These diehard football fans end their day with a head-to-head beer-laden throwing competition.
Michael Symon and hilarious TV star Billy Gardell embark on an uproarious adventure in Los Angeles filled with laughter, hijinks and visiting a perfect balance of legendary food joints and new spots on the scene. They compare a famous old-fashioned chili burger with an imaginative contemporary take, swing through the city's Koreatown for table-side barbecue and tour downtown's best brewery where they have a bar games faceoff.
Michael Symon and Jenni "JWoww" Farley, reality TV star and winner of Worst Cooks in America, team up to tackle the best classic barbecue, freshest farmhouse burgers and most outrageous microbrews our nation's capital has to offer. Along the way, they hook up with one of the area's best-known chefs for his take on the local food scene and to compete in a unique and heated 'que contest.
Actor and proud Baltimore native Josh Charles meets up with Michael Symon at his favorite place for crab cakes in a town where everyone fights over where to find the very best. After a heated round of bocce ball in the city's Little Italy neighborhood, Michael introduces Josh to some of Baltimore's best new spots for juicy, inventive burgers, sweet and savory desserts and refreshing craft brews to wash it all down.
Michael Symon heads to Charleston, S.C., where he smokes a whole hog on a supersized indoor smoke pit and devours a slow-smoked rib-eye steak sandwich complete with melted cheddar and caramelized onions. Then, in Houston, Texas, he tries a double beef patty burger that gets the royal treatment with two bacon grilled cheese sandwiches for buns. And finally, in Phoenix, Michael finds that a coffee-braised beef taco with mango relish and a duck taco with fried brie and fire-roasted apricot compote are the perfect pairing with a crisp and refreshing local brew.
In Queens, N.Y., Michael Symon gets in touch with his Greek heritage with a classic lamb and feta cheeseburger, and then he sinks his teeth into an Italian-style burger stuffed with smoky mozzarella and prosciutto. In Houston, Texas, he finds a rabbit-meat hot dog with chile pepper toppings so spicy there's a release waiver to sign when ordering it. And finally, in Phoenix, Ariz., Michael places an order at a food truck that hitches up a custom smoker to deliver hot smoked meats inside inventive grilled cheese sandwiches across the Arizona desert.
Michael Symon meets a chef bringing the Indian street food flavors of his childhood to Asheville, N.C., with his own take on a sloppy joe that he calls a Sloppy Jai, with lamb hash and 30 Indian spices. Then, a burger spot in Seattle is serving up towers of Japanese-American fusion with katsu-style deep-fried burger patties. And finally, in Houston, Texas, Michael finds pastrami-spiced burnt ends pork belly and spicy, jalapeno-glazed lamb "pops" fresh out of the smoker.
In Savannah, Ga., Michael Symon finds a food truck serving up two can't-miss creations: cheeseburger tacos with a house-made beer cheese sauce and a Jamaican jerk fried fish taco with mango salsa and cilantro sour cream. In Seattle, he tries an enormous bone-in pork chop brined for six hours and fired on a grill. Finally, in Phoenix, a smoked lamb sandwich with homemade mint sauce is made by a chef who loves her smoker so much that she's even smoking brownies.
In Charleston, S.C., Michael Symon smokes a whole hog and makes chorizo from scratch for a saucy BBQ brunch burrito with two different fire-roasted salsas. In Atlanta, an authentic Caribbean roasted pork sandwich has a dedicated local following, and in Dallas, the breakfast burger of champions with hash browns, bacon and a fried egg is the perfect way to start the day.
Michael Symon starts in Boston with triple-processed pork belly that's cured, brined and smoked to meaty perfection. In Seattle, tender braised lamb shoulder amps up a traditional breakfast hash, while in Miami, they're using fresh, local cinnamon rolls as buns for an insanely sweet and savory burger.
Michael Symon heads to Asheville, N.C., where he smokes a whole hog in traditional Carolina style for the juiciest, purest pulled pork sandwich around. Then in San Francisco, one chef is serving up the flavors of her hometown, New Orleans, with beignets stuffed with crawfish, shrimp and andouille sausage. Finally, in Atlanta a supremely spicy burger with Atomic Death sauce and Hell Relish has customers wading through fire for one delicious bite after another.
Michael Symon starts in Queens, New York, with a burger loaded to the max with beef, ham, bacon and sausage. A Korean-style smoked pork sandwich with miso-barbecue sauce makes Atlanta the frontier of barbecue fusion, and in Houston, Texas, a spicy, fried Cornish hen is one hot bird!
Michael Symon starts in Boston with a burger that originated as a late night; next, he heads to Seattle, where a beer hall serves a mammoth, pretzel-breaded, and deep-fried pork shank; and in Miami, he tries some baby back ribs with a homemade guava-habanero glaze.
In Asheville, N.C., Michael Symon digs into a slammin' sandwich with three different cuts of pork smothered in triple-cheese sauce. In Phoenix, a flaming hot burger is stuffed with spicy jalapeno Jack cheese and covered in Buffalo sauce.
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.
Chef Michael Symon gets things started in Boston where a whole smoked hog is getting the royal treatment with a marinade injection, a salt crust and a foil wrap for crispy skin. Then in Phoenix, a wolf of a burger gets topped with smoked pulled pork, bacon, a stout barbecue sauce and beer mustard. Finally, a whole game hen sitting on a beer can in Dallas makes for the juiciest chicken in all of Texas.
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.
In Newport, R.I., Michael Symon dives into a triple meat-stacked sandwich with smoked pork belly, bologna, and chicken liver pate.
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 Cleveland brewery that revolutionizes pub fare with decadent confit chicken wings in chipotle-maple glaze; brisket, bacon and ham on top of a four-cut blended steak patty.
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 heads to Plainview, N.Y., where a chocolate bacon burger is loaded from top to bottom with sweet and savory indulgence. A restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, has a soy-marinated pineapple hanger steak draped over spicy kimchi fried rice that will set your taste buds on fire. In Pittsburgh, fried potato cakes loaded with brisket burnt ends, mustard hollandaise sauce and a perfectly runny egg take breakfast to a whole new level.
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.
Michael Symon starts in San Diego with a Champ Burger loaded with beer-braised pork that packs a powerful punch, and he can't pass up a cookie-brownie mashup that satisfies every sweet tooth. In Wichita, Kan., cola-braised brisket makes the ultimate taco, and wildly inventive rattlesnake and elk sausages make seriously savage dogs in Denver.
In Las Vegas, Nev., Michael Symon takes down a towering fortress of succulent ribs and a sandwich that's a meaty trifecta of juicy brisket, pork and sausage. Then in Colorado Springs, local pork belly is cured and slow braised in house-brewed beer, while a porker of a burger features bacon, pork belly and prosciutto in Wichita, Kan.
In San Diego, Michael Symon chows down on fish tacos with housemade blue corn tortillas and a meaty Mexican pizza. In Denver, a local Colorado lamb patty is a remake of a traditional Hawaiian hangover cure, the Loco Moco. Finally, a pulled pork and brisket sandwich and a barbecue rib-meat chimichanga are to die for in Little Rock, Ark.
In Palm Springs, Calif., Michael Symon sinks his teeth into a meaty stacked sandwich and a beefy ballpark dog. In Oklahoma City, a gas station-turned-burger joint serves a fried apple and brie cheeseburger to fuel the soul, and in Little Rock, Ark., homemade deep-fried sausage and Cajun crawfish enchiladas have diners clawin' for more.
In San Diego, Michael Symon devours a delicious dumpling-inspired pork and shrimp burger and an elevated pub food classic. In Shreveport, La., a wood-fired pizza is topped with spicy roast chicken and sweet corn, and in Tulsa, a food truck serves pulled pork on a cornbread waffle and smoked meatballs with a cheesy surprise inside.
Michael Symon starts in Las Vegas, Nev., with a skillet full of pork belly chili and a mega-pancake that's the ultimate collision of apple pie and brunch. In Shreveport, La., decadent mac and cheese is studded with crawfish, alligator andouille sausage and shrimp. Finally, in Oklahoma City, an umami burger is built for every craving, and classic pork and beans are transformed into a modern-day favorite.
In Palm Springs, Calif., Michael Symon finds a spicy burger that ignites a four-alarm fire, and a chorizo-pineapple burger sings a perfect harmony of sweet and heat. Oklahoma City boasts cheesy grits with a heaping pile of blood orange- and IPA-braised pork. Finally, a classic Reuben sandwich gets a smoky upgrade, and spicy venison bologna raises the bar on a lunchbox favorite in Denver.
In Las Vegas, Nev., Michael Symon tackles towering burgers piled with spicy Korean pork bulgogi and juicy pork belly pastrami. In Denver, a modern-day sloppy joe is loaded with iconic brisket burnt ends. Finally, a fusion spot in Tulsa serves lamb-chili tacos and cheesy shawarma nachos.
In Palm Springs, Calif., Michael Symon starts with Vietnamese fusion dishes like juicy, tender Shaking Beef and mini shrimp-stuffed pancakes. In Colorado Springs, an Asian-inspired duck burger gets a wonton topper, and a meaty take on a classic PB and J and the mother of all pastrami sandwiches are plated up in Oklahoma City.