Tacos And Tots Guy's hitting the road for joints taking childhood favorites to a gourmet level. In Denver, the old-time bar going all-out homemade on the tater tots, the pork rinds and a monster pastrami sandwich. And in Tacoma, the neighborhood spot turning out pork shoulder tacos, elk sliders and tater tots stuffed with parmesan cheese.
Chicken, Chili And Chowder Guy's hittin' the road for some scratch-made comfort food. In Burbank, Calif., the family-owned chili-serving spot with a name dating back a century. In Philadelphia, the three-story gourmet bar food joint crankin' out clam chowder with gnocchi and a regional fry favorite. And in Toronto, Canada, the smokehouse kicking burgers and fried chicken up a notch and turning a traditional BLT on its head.
Dynamic Duos Guy's checkin' out the combos that make some local hangouts a hit. In Denver, the double-duty corner bar smoking pork for its biscuits and topping pizzas with the bounty of the county. And in Scottsdale, Ariz., the husband/wife team fusing their Mexican and Mediterranean roots for some standout Southwest dishes, like breakfast enchiladas and french toast with red wine rosemary syrup.
Traditional Gone Wild Guy's digging into some dishes like mama made, if she had a wild imagination. In Philadelphia, a very special guest hits the kitchen with Guy for fried PB&Js and tacos that start with the head of a pig. And in Phoenix, the farm-to-table spot dishin' out a dynamite pork sammie, and cooking everything from pizzas to pancakes to meatballs in its wood-fired oven.
Peppers, Pork And Poutine Triple "D" goes triple "p" with some standout veggie and meat dishes. In Phoenix, the tattooed, trained chef putting her spin on chiles and a regional pork dish. And in Toronto, Canada, the decades-old bohemian joint servin' up sticky Asian pork ribs and a Canadian staple.
Kings And Queens Of 'Cue Guy's meeting some masters of meat. In Compton, Calif., the Texas-inspired barbecue joint smokin' pork ribs and putting smoked turkey necks in the collard greens. In Denver the beer and pizza joint whipping up a unique bowl of mac 'n cheese and topping pizzas with beer braised brisket. And in Philadelphia a restaurant veteran serving up all kinds of fresh 'cue, from the chopped brisket sandwich to a Vietnamese-inspired pork belly sandwich.
A Festival Of Flavor Guy's pullin' over for the bounty of the county. In Denver, the throwback bar going gangster on a short rib burger and a savory apple strudel. In Tempe, Ariz., the Pakistani spot serving up authentic goat and Tandoori chicken. And in Philadelphia, a local's joint crankin' out chicken pie without the pot and awesome grilled octopus.
Timeless Traditions Guy gets the lowdown on some longstanding traditions. In Philadelphia, the Jamaican joint going all out authentic with the jerk chicken. In Scottsdale, Ariz., the decades-old family joint servin' all kinds of sandwiches, and a time-tested sausage recipe. And in Denver, Guy's diving into some serious soul food for rabbit and chitlings.
From Pound Cake To Pot Pie Guy's pullin' in for a mishmash of comfort food. In Philadelphia, the low country joint dishing out unique North African chicken and sour cream pound cake. In Leucadia, Calif., the roadside taco truck going organic, stuffin' tacos with locally sourced meat, fish and vegetables. And in Phoenix, the boxing gym slash restaurant servin' up mac and cheese muffins and chicken pot pie in glass mugs.
L.A. Eats Guy gets a visit from Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade, the stars of the film Grown Ups 2, and invites them along for the Los Angeles ride. First, the Filipino barbecue joint that's got everyone going bonkers over the cornbread and the coconut beef. Then they're off to a decades-old family-run Italian joint, where they're piling up monster sandwiches and some meatball madness.
All San Diego, All The Time Guy's heading to San Diego for some favorites, old and new. In Ocean Beach, Calif., Guy's hittin' up a legendary surfer spot for some righteous burgers with an old buddy. Just up the block, the brother-owned noodle joint with fried rice, pho, a story to tell. And in North Park, Calif., an all-time favorite pizza joint gets a second look as Guy swings by for a slice.
From The Heart Guy's hittin' up some spots putting their heart and soul into everything they do. In Carlsbad, Calif., the family-owned Italian joint staying true to a long-standing ravioli recipe. In Troutdale, Ore., the ages-old riverside tavern crankin' out killer sloppy joes. And in San Francisco, the Mexican joint with a real deal chef servin' up authentic Mexican dishes like quesadillas, tortas and pozole rojo.
That's Fresh Guy's stopping by some joints that are keepin' it fresh. In San Francisco, the Venezuelan joint servin' up a totally gluten-free menu of authentic standbys like arepas and empanadas. And in Portland, Ore., the family-run sausage spot cranking out dozens of homemade meats like Italian red wine dry cured salami and roasted garlic and rosemary bologna.