A search for great bar food leads to Atlanta for Jamaican jerk chili and jalapeño corn fritters; Pittsburgh for pierogi and stuffed-green-pepper soup; and Fairhope, Ala., for homemade gumbo and a spicy crawfish boil.
International dishes are sought across the country. Stops include a Jamaican-Chinese eatery in Florida; a Pittsburgh bar for homemade pierogi; and a Mexican restaurant in Utah where seven kinds of mole are made.
Time-tested eateries are visited, including a restaurant in Alabama that's served up legendary soft-shell-crab sandwiches for more than 80 years. Other stops include an Italian favorite in Omaha for homemade sausage; and one of Atlanta's oldest restaurants, where the menu ranges from Southern comfort food to kangaroo tenderloin.
Great sandwich spots are spotlighted. Included: meatball subs and Philly-style cheesesteaks in Salt Lake City; a San Diego joint serving 30 kinds of burgers; a one-of-a-kind Mexican sandwich in Chicago.