Bar Food And Bon Bons Guy's rolling coast to coast for flavor. In Astoria, New York, a dive bar cranking out slow roasted lamb ribs with fresh tzatziki. In Geyserville, California, a third-generation Italian restaurant serving up the family meatball recipe in a slider. And in Indianapolis, a catering kitchen turned restaurant where something called tomato bon bons have become a local favorite.
From Kraut To Couscous This trip Guy's heading out for some global flavor. In Brighton, Colo., a German joint specializing in homemade kraut and its own take on a kraut burger. In San Antonio, a Moroccan family restaurant doing the Moroccan Friday night favorite: couscous. And in Tampa, Fla., a taco to-go spot that's brought the California classic fish taco 3,000 miles east.
You Can Only Get It Here Guy's finding funky flavors all over the country. In San Francisco, an Asian/American/Mexican fusion joint doing a Korean spicy pork burrito with homemade kimchee. In Indianapolis, a tamale spot loading homemade masa with everything from Mexican-spiced beef to apples with pecans. And on the south side of Chicago, a Belizean place serving classics like king fish in gravy with mashed plantains.
Grillin' And Smokin' This trip Guy's rolling out for something new from the grill - and more. In San Antonio, Texas, a 60-year-old drive-in where the owners are putting a Thai twist on classic Texas bar-b-que. In Denver, a Native American joint turning folks on to grilled, braised bison ribs topped with blueberry sauce. And in St. Petersburg, Florida, an old-school sundry shop and restaurant smoking chicken for their own Texas hash.
Southern Flavor This trip Guy's heading all over the country for a taste of the south. In San Francisco, a whisky bar putting their own spin on a po' boy with avocado and fresh crab mayo. In Bradenton, Florida, a Cuban place where the classic holiday roast comes stuffed with chorizo. And in Denver, an old Victorian home turned restaurant, where they're scratch making southern favorites from peach cobbler to gumbo with cornbread.
Gettin' Fresh This trip Guy's rolling in for farm-to-table cooking. In Boulder, Colorado, a college town favorite since the 1920's, where they're flipping grass-fed beef burgers. In Chicago, a family-run restaurant putting a twist on biscuits and gravy - with free-range duck. And in Norfolk, Virginia, a bunch of Triple D fans take him to a spot at a farmer's market, where everything in the meatloaf comes market fresh.
Homemade & Homebrewed This trip, Guy's mixin' his love of home cooking with his appreciation of homebrew. In Chicago, Illinois, a dive refines small plate Mexican with dishes like shiitake mushroom empanadas and flautas with homemade queso fresco. In Mooresville, Indiana, a New Orleans native is scratch cookin' hometown favorites like jambalaya and blackened catfish. And in Tampa Bay, Florida, the brew is flowing outside the tap and into the kitchen on favorites like meatloaf with homebrewed demi glace.
Latin Street Food This trip, Guy's taste buds are dancing as he digs into all kinds of Latin favorites. In Chicago, Illinois, a mother/son duo serve up Costa Rican classics like chicharron with pico de gallo and Pepito sandwich with steak and black beans. In San Antonio, Texas, a modern take on Mexican empanadas, with fourteen varieties like chicken poblano with tomatillo sauce. And in Queens, New York, a local Mexican joint cranks out homemade Mexican masa tortillas for their authentic al pastor tacos.
Slammin' Sammies Guy Fieri samples sandwiches all over the country, including burnt BBQ ends on a bun in Virginia Beach; fried puffy tacos in San Antonio; and bison burgers with blueberry BBQ sauce in Chicago.
Global Comfort This trip, Guy's travelin' the world of feel good food. In San Antonio, Texas, a native Puerto Rican cranks out one of Guy's all time favorites - mofongo. In Virgnia Beach, Virginia, an Italian mother/daughter duo treats everyone like family, servin' up family recipes for classics like homemade focaccia and stuffed meatballs. And in Chicago, Illinois, a bbq joint brings southern cookin' to the locals with favorites like cajun meatloaf and chicken fried chicken.
Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner This trip, Guy's tasting his way through the day. In Tampa Bay, Florida, authentic Mexican street food for the lunch crowd is served out of bus, crankin' out favorites like butternut squash tostadas. In Virginia Beach, Virginia, dinner at this popular seafood joint includes totally fresh oysters Rockefeller. And in San Antonio, Texas, a breakfast joint servin' up waffles filled with bacon and an old school pfannekuchen from a decades-old recipe.
Pizza, Pancakes And Pork This trip, triple D is all over the triple P. In Detroit, Michigan, a pizza joint crankin' out pies with totally homemade toppings, and a unique crepe-filled lasagna. In Virginia Beach, Virginia, a beachside breakfast favorite the locals come running to for their citrus orange glazed pancakes and innovative benedicts. And in Chicago, Illinois, the tiny dive servin' up flavor in massive proportions, like the melt-in-your-mouth pork belly sandwich.
Old To New This trip, Guy's in for some old school favorites and new school stunners. In Detroit, Michigan, a Polish joint that's been around for decades, servin' up old standards like Hungarian pancakes with goulash. In Virginia Beach, Virginia, the little gift shop and cafe puttin' out totally homemade favorites like mama used to make, from chicken salad sandwiches to beef tenderloin. And in Vancouver, British Columbia, the innovative diner run by a couple of rockin' new wave chefs, servin' up homemade pulled pork with slaw.