Josh Denny is out to prove that everything really is bigger in Texas as he travels to San Antonio to find some of the most outrageous dishes! First up is a two foot-long barbecue behemoth called the Big Mac Daddy at Smoke Shack, followed by a triple dose of cheesy goodness in the five-pound burger known as the Nacho Macho Burger from Broadway 5050. Then, topping it all off is a gotta-see-it-to-believe-it 62-inch pizza at Big Lou's.
Josh Denny hits his hometown, Philadelphia, on a hunt for the city's most ginormous foods. First up is the Whale, a 14-pound bagel leviathan overflowing with smoked salmon and white fish salad at Spread Bagelry. Then, there's a nine-pound super-hero sandwich that's a massive pile-up of bacon, pork and cheese at Jake's Sandwich Board. Topping it off is Car 23, a trolley-shaped loaf of French toast stuffed with berries and cream cheese at the Trolley Car Diner.
Josh Denny blazes through Baltimore to discover Charm City's record-busting meals. First on the list is Jimmy's Famous Seafood and their galactic seven-pound Seafood UFO, a crab cake behemoth that's out of this world! Next is Champs Pizza, home of the biggest pie in the entire state --and one topped with pounds and pounds of Maryland's famous blue crab. Finally, Josh stops in for a sweet treat at The Breakfast Shoppe, where a heaping stack of Fall Harvest Pancakes clocks in at 30 pounds.
Josh Denny storms Richmond, a city rich in history and packed with monumental meals. The first stop is The Halligan Bar and Grill, where a former fireman has mastered smoke and fire to make the Flatliner, a towering stack of five meats layered between slices of cheddar and pepper Jack cheese. Next up is the Battleship Manassas at The Black Sheep, a 24-inch sandwich overflowing with fried trout. Lastly, there's a burrito on steroids: the six-pound donkey at Baja Bean Co.
Josh Denny cruises through Nashville, the heart of country music, in search of magnificent meals. Headlining the tour is a 17-pound chicken gyro sandwich at Bellevue Diner that's larger than a fiddle. The next act is Pepperfire's Battle Royale, with stacks of hot chicken tenders layered in between a total four fried cheese sandwiches, all topped with baked apples. The grand finale is at Piranhas, where the Titan Cheesesteak is made with six pounds of steak, one pound of cheese, three pounds of coleslaw and hand-cut fries.
In the series opener, host Josh Denny rides into Louisville to try his luck with a trifecta of magnificent meals. First, the Double Southern Belle at Mussel and Burger Bar, which sports fried green tomatoes, a full pound of black angus beef and several thick layers of pimento cheese. The Big Daddy Hot Brown at Gary's on Spring takes a famous Louisville dish and transforms it into a two-foot-wide, 10-pound masterpiece. Then, at the Come Back Inn, The Godfather makes a culinary offer he can't refuse: more than one and a half pounds of roast beef smothered in vegetables and marinara sauce, soaked in au jus, and served on a 12-inch roll!
Josh Denny rolls into Cincinnati, where local favorites are on the menu. Blue Ash Chili dishes out the No Freakin' Way, two and a half pounds of Cincinnati-style chili on top of two and a half pounds of spaghetti, piled high with shredded cheddar and a jalapeno bottlecaps. The city's German heritage is on display at Mecklenburg Gardens, where the Uber Terminator features an eye-popping 38-inch hot mettwurst sausage on a 36-inch bun. And Cincinnati's favorite breakfast sausage, goetta, adds a unique and delicious flavor to the 10-patty Cincinnasty burger at Bard's Burgers and Chili.
In the second season opener, Josh Denny rolls into Atlanta in search of a titanic Southern trinity. Bone Lick BBQ serves up the Death by Sandwich, a five-pound muffaletta piled high with pulled pork, brisket, collard greens and coleslaw. Cajun cooking comes east at Henry's Louisiana Grill, where a nine-foot po' boy named The Big Bayou Monster boasts thirty pounds of fried shrimp, crawfish, oysters and alligator. Then, a southern classic gets ginormous at Peach and The Porkchop when three pounds of chicken and waffles and a dozen fried eggs are piled atop two-foot wide pancakes for the Ultimate All-In-One.
Josh Denny cruises through South Carolina's capital sampling substantial local favorites with a side of Southern charm. First up is Bourbon's The Champ, a 14-inch gravy-laden biscuit loaded with savory meats and half a dozen eggs, that will have the state legislature calling for adjournment! At Henry's, there's the Hungriest Bennett, a 12 ½ pound hash brown casserole jam-packed with everything the restaurant has to offer for breakfast. Then, there's The Cinnamonster. At 22 inches wide and half a foot high, this capital-sized cinnamon roll at The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli is so popular, it just may run for office.
Josh Denny heads south to Charleston, S.C. to see if a Yankee can tame the city's biggest bites. Kitchen 208 amps up a southern classic with a sixteen-inch high chicken and waffle sandwich called the Belle-gem Triple Play. Mex 1 Coastal Cantina constructs a colossus of crunchiness with their mountain of Big Papa Nachos, featuring house-smoked chicken and pulled pork, queso and a generous topping of fried shrimp. Then, it's on to Sesame Burgers and Beer to take on The Juggernaut, a five-pound, nine-inch high burger overflowing with chili cheese fries, bacon and chipotle cream sauce.
Josh Denny arrives in Jacksonville to tackle the biggest meals in Florida's biggest city! The Sea Monster makes landfall at Beachside Restaurant and Seafood Market, netting five types of ultra-fresh seafood cooked three different ways, then rolled into a grilled burrito. Black Sheep gets ridiculous with The Ri-Duck-ulous Banh Mi, a five-foot long baguette stuffed with ground duck breast and a half-dozen veggie toppings. Then, Gas Full Service Restaurant pumps out The Full Tank, a three-pound sandwich on an eight-inch bun, fully loaded with beef burgers, a deep-fried serving of pulled pork and a patty of fried cheese.
Josh Denny rolls into Sin City on the prowl for its most decadent eats. At Truffles N Bacon, he battles The Belly of the Beast, a burger masterpiece that piles on more than four pounds of ground beef and pork belly, topped off with tater tots, melted cheese, peppers and Korean mayo. At Rollin' Smoke Barbecue, he tastes the Triple Gut Buster, a thirteen-pound, two-foot sandwich overflowing with three types of smoked meat, waffle fries and more. Then, right in the middle of the famous Vegas Strip, a favorite dessert gets supersized at LAVO with the Skyscraper Strawberry Shortcake, a multilayered tower brimming with shortcake, whipped cream and pounds of strawberries.
Josh Denny rides into Phoenix, a desert metropolis where transplants from other regions have had a massive impact on local food and culture. At El Palacio, the best of Mexican cuisine is rolled into El Bandido, a 28-inch burrito that will steal your heart and your hunger. Chompie's New York-style deli serves up Bubbie's Belly Buster, a ten-pound beef brisket sandwich stuffed with enough comfort food to make any grandmother proud. Then, it's a Midwestern cookout at Porkopolis, where The Triple Brady Bacon Burger towers 14 inches high and boasts three juicy hamburger patties with three different types of pork.
Josh Denny two-steps into Tucson, Ariz. in search of the Southwest's most monumental meals. Boca Tacos y Tequila serves up the Titanic Taco Dog, a five-pound taco piled high with pinto beans, cactus salsa and bacon-wrapped hot dogs. Mega meat and searing heat come together at Lindy's on 4th, where a six-pound burger named The Burn Out gets topped with jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese, then smothered in a sauce made with the hottest chili on the planet. Finally, the Stray Dogs Grill rolls out a sixteen-inch-wide, chocolate-filled glazed doughnut called The B.F.D.
Josh Denny hits the steel city with his ironclad love of massive meals. At Emporio, they roll out The Six Pack, a gut-busting sandwich made from a full loaf of ciabatta packed with half a dozen huge meatballs. Primanti Bros does an oversized version of the classic Pittsburgh grilled meat sandwich stuffed with coleslaw and fries with their Triple Pitts-Burger. For earth shattering flavor, Bakn has created the Bakn Quake, three 20-inch pancakes filled with fried eggs, cheddar cheese and seven types of house made bacon, topped with maple syrup and then folded like tacos.
Josh Denny tracks down the biggest meals in C-town, where international cuisine hits the heartland. Shinto Experience creates the Godzilla Roll, a deep-fried monster big enough to wipe out an entire city. Cleveland's signature sandwich is a hot dog covered in barbecue sauce, and at Banter, they blow this classic up with The Polish Big Boy, a heavyweight house-made kielbasa piled high with fries, slaw and secret sauces. At Greek Village Grille, they construct an offering worthy of the gods with their Mount Olympus Gyro, combining lamb, beef, chicken and pork piled onto an enormous pita.
Josh Denny puts the pedal to the metal in Detroit, chasing down its most monumental meals. Stache International serves up The Big Dawg, three pounds of house-smoked bologna in a two-foot long bun topped with American cheese, caramelized onions and bacon. A Latin American classic gets supersized at Garrido's Bistro and Pastry where a hubcap-sized arepa called The Punisher is stuffed with fifteen pounds of pulled beef, chicken, avocado, plantains and cheese. Finally, Pie-Sci Pizza rolls out a Motown mash-up called Pizzagna, a Detroit style pizza topped with sausage, pepperoni and two pans of lasagna.
Josh Denny lets the good times roll, hunting down New Orleans' most massive meals. Dat Dog unchains its Datzilla, made of three Louisiana-style hotdogs -- alligator, crawfish and hot sausage -- loaded into an enormous bun and covered in French fries. The historic Parkway Bakery and Tavern's Bayou Beast makes a monster-sized "poor boy" sandwich out of two 32-inch French bread rolls filled with pot roast, deep-fried shrimp and alligator sausage. Not to be outdone, The Big Cheezy wheels out its Daddy Mac, a behemoth of roast beef and bacon that overflows buns made from two mac and cheese sandwiches!
Josh Denny cruises into the Cajun Country of Baton Rouge, La. in search of the bayou's tastiest, hugest meals. Fat Cow Burgers unleashes their beastly Monster Muffuletta Burger, 10 pounds of overflowing salami, ham, fresh mozzarella, provolone and Swiss cheese. At Roux 61, the BL Titan stands tall and wide with a three-foot French roll stuffed with catfish, shrimp, bacon, green tomatoes and oysters. Then it's on to City Pork's Hog Wild, where a whole pig is rolled into a mammoth, mouthwatering sandwich that's topped with smoked ham, bacon, cheddar cheese and homemade red pepper relish.
Josh Denny rolls into Mobile, Ala. searching for the city's most titanic eats. At LoDa Bier Garten, The Destroyer takes no prisoners with over two pounds of burger, 12 strips of bacon and a stack of cheese, all loaded into an enormous grilled doughnut. At Thyme on Section, a whole bacon-wrapped chicken topped with fried oysters and collard greens is piled onto pimento cheese cornbread to create the jaw-breaking Alabama Slamma. Then, Von's Bistro builds the foot-long High Roller by stuffing rice and wheat wrappers with ground pork, pork belly, shrimp and crab meat, then deep-frying it!
Josh Denny haunts America's most spooktacular restaurants in search of the hugest Halloween meals. In New York City, Beetle House serves up a real killer with its Platos De Los Muertos, a 16-inch deep skull-shaped bowl bursting with rice, scallops, shrimp, clams, veggies, pasta and an entire octopus, while Black Tap stirs up a witch's brew of deliciousness with their Candy Cauldron, a vanilla milkshake overflowing with caramel, whipped cream, candy corn, sprinkles and topped off with a candied apple. In Atlanta, Vortex sucks customers in with their Super-Stack Maniac sandwich, stacked with burger patties, Texas toast, American cheese, fried eggs and bacon.
Josh Denny is in search of the most titanic Thanksgiving dishes! In New York City, David Burke Kitchen puts the turducken to shame with the Piecaken: layered pecan and pumpkin pies, plus a whole spice pound cake and an upside-down apple pie. Krave It in Bayside, N.Y. knocks it out of the park with The Cran-Slam, a 26-inch pizza covered in turkey, marshmallows, yams, cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing and gravy. Then, the Square Pub in Decatur, Ga. gives the turkey dinner an upgrade with The Gobbler, a foot-tall sandwich stuffed with a turkey burger patty and topped with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing and green bean casserole.
Josh Denny celebrates the Festival of Lights by feasting on the hugest Hanukkah-inspired meals. Sarge's Delicatessen and Diner in New York City builds a sandwich that could last for eight nights with The Monster: giant slices of rye bread stacked with house-made pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, salami, turkey and coleslaw smothered in Russian dressing. General Muir in Atlanta brings joy to the masses with their Festival of Heights, huge scratch-made latkes piled high with pastrami, cheese curds and schmaltz chicken gravy. Then, Doughnut Plant in New York City is lighting it up with the Menorah Ripple, a menorah-shaped doughnut packed with blackberry jelly with a cream cheese glaze.
Josh Denny gets into the holiday spirit by sharing some of Christmas's biggest delights. D.B.A. Barbecue in Atlanta makes a skyscraper with their Stack The Halls sandwich, loaded with smoked turkey, duck, beef tenderloin, maple-glazed ham, cranberry relish, sweet and mashed potatoes, and corn muffin stuffing. Big Pie in the Sky in Roswell, Ga. offers up the most wonderful pie of the year in the Christmas Colossus, a 30-inch pizza that topples the scale. And at Clinton Hall in New York City, there's the Stocking Stuffer, a tower of Belgium waffles piled high with vanilla ice cream, marshmallows, candy, a slice of three-layer cake and topped with a snowman made of doughnuts.