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Guy has traveled far and wide in the ol' Camaro, hitting up a tasty variety of butchers, barbecue masters and grilling greats. In this one-hour DDD special, we'll relive some of the most incredible dishes ever created over flames and inside smokers. We're hitting everything from all-American burgers in Tampa, to smoked deli meats in Toronto, to octopus and jerk chicken all the way in Hawaii. And a grilling road trip this stacked wouldn't be complete without a trip to Texas for some classic 'cue. Tuck a napkin into your collar and dig in, this meat spectacular will have you hankerin' for seconds.
Guy has seen it all, and he has the scoop on the some of the wackiest and wildest joints out there, like R&R Taqueria serving up real deal tacos out of a gas station, the church turned brewpub servin' up a divine Lobster Mac 'n Cheese at Clarkston Union, the silver bullet food truck on the Fisherman's Wharf cranking out seafood fries at Fresh, Local, Wild, and the boxing gym dishin' out scratch-made comfort food at The Duce. It gets even more ridiculous at the Taco Bus, a real deal bus pulling out all the stops on Mexican food, and the funky dj-slash-breakfast-food spot housed in a basement putting their spin on waffles at Funk 'n Waffles. These joints may be wacky, but the food is off the chain.
Guy's cruisin' the west coast for a taste of California. In Culver City, Gene Simmons from Kiss makes a surprise visit to the neighborhood hangout dishing out real deal Hawaiian. Nearby in Garden Grove, the family-run Mexican joint serving up standout tamales and traditional beef chamorro. And up the coast in Monterey, the funky fish house grillin' up fresh-caught oysters and a full-flavored pasta-seafood medley.
Stuffed And Twisted
Guy's checkin' out all kinds of funky foods from coast to coast. In Monterey, Calif., the second-generation Italian joint serving mom's time-tested recipes like meaty lasagna and real deal minestrone. In Boston, the funky little sandwich shop pressing panini that satisfy both meat and veggie lovers. And in Jackson, Wyo., the ex-Marine bringing Americana to the small town with dishes like chicken pot pie and homemade soups and pretzels.
Legends Of Texas
Guy's cruising the Lone Star State for a big bite of Texas-style Triple D. From gumbo to Greek, pizza to burgers and tasty twists from Dallas to Houston. We're reuniting with some familiar faces along the way, cooking killer chicken casserole with Matthew McConaughey and chowing down with football legend Earl Campbell. Plus, we're opening the vault to head back to a classic from the first DDD episode ever.
Old Standards, New Styles
Guy's hittin' up some spots serving comfort food kicked up a notch. In Long Beach, Calif., the old school diner with a new school chef, cooking up home-style favorites like pot roast and scones with a twist. In Jackson, Wyo., the pizza joint slicing up mouthwatering pies topped with everything from pesto and chicken to spicy sausage and marinara. And in Monterey, Calif., the brewhouse crankin' out big time bar food like parmesan pretzels and short rib grilled cheese.
From Standards To Standouts
Guy's hitting up all kinds of killer joints, from classic Italian to modern Americana. In Jackson, Wyo., the California chef bringing his brand of legit Mexican to the mountains, like savory chicken sopes and one of Guy's favorite dishes, posole. In Carmel, Calif., Cooking Channel host G. Garvin is along for the ride at an authentic Italian joint dishin' out tri-color cannelloni and fresh seafood cioppino. And in Long Beach, Calif., the artistic chef serving up signature veggie sammies and a spin on pig and grits.
All Day Dining
Guy's getting a taste of every meal from dawn to dusk. In Long Beach, Calif., the gastropub marrying pork belly with octopus and serving up slam dunk short ribs. In Monterey, Calif., the neighborhood spot keepin' it local and going scratch-made for dishes like apple pancakes and a three-pork porchetta. And in Wilson, Wyo., the log cabin-turned restaurant cooking up a banana bread French toast mash-up and classic beef stroganoff.
Roadtripping' In Beantown
Boston-area restaurants. Included: In the neighborhood of Allston, one kitchen turns out both Mexican street food and gastropub fare like gravlax and chicken sausage. Also: Guy has pierogi and old-country fried pork when trying authentic Polish cuisine.
Guy puts the spotlight on sauces. On the menu: barbecue chicken and vegan chili in Cincinnati; lemongrass chicken and sloppy joes in Boston; and scratch-made ramen and pork ragu in Jackson, Wyoming.
The search for home-style cooking takes Guy to a neighborhood joint in Boston known for Southern fare like chicken and waffles and Tater Tots; and a sports bar in Superior, Wis., with house-cured meat pizza and a special chicken sandwich on the menu. Also: Robert Irvine tags along when visiting a cafe in Monterey, Cal., that serves amped-up biscuits and gravy and brisket chili.
Global flavors are on the menu. Included: Jamaican jerk chicken and spicy snapper in Cincinnati; a lunch-only Italian eatery in Boston with porcini cascioni and rosettes on the menu; and a Thai restaurant known for its Bangkok burrito and lamb curry in Duluth, Minnesota.
Small Town Standouts
Guy's hitting up some small towns with big flavor. In Parkland, Wis., the roadside bar serving sandwiches stuffed with the bomb brisket and crispy pork belly. In Jackson, Wyo., the organic spot dishin' out ethnic-inspired eats, like the Asian bison bowl and Thai curry soup. And in Lancaster, Ore., the farmland favorite firing up a monster burger and a unique twist on pizza.
One Street Wonders
Guy's headed to Cincinnati to three righteous restaurants all sitting pretty on one street. First, the funky pub where a husband/wife duo's dishing out all kinds of creative hot dogs and sammies. Then, a real deal Belgian spot cooking up legit waffles and beer cheese pretzels. And, the Southwestern spot servin' up short rib tacos and a killer chicken torta.
Guy's taking a whirlwind tour of the Windy City, exploring the flavors of Chicago. From new twists on burgers to old-school joints dishing out diner classics, and a tasty variety of the city's international eats like authentic Scandinavian, legit Caribbean and a legendary German landmark. And you can't pass up the real deal hot dogs and righteous Italian beef Chicago is known for. This culinary road trip through Chi-town will have you hankering for some outstanding big city eats.
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