Iron Chefs explore the best seafood. Geoffrey Zakarian dives into branzino and sea urchin bucatini; Jonathon Sawyer orders the Low-Country seafood pilau and fried oysters at the Grocery; Stephanie Izard craves the creamy clam chowder at the John Dory Oyster Bar in New York City; and Walter Royal heads to Brennan's in New Orleans when he wants the best gumbo and roasted oysters.
Iron Chefs explore hot and spicy food. Included: Alex Guarnaschelli torches her taste buds with spicy meatball and pork carnitas tacos; Stephanie Izard loves spicy Indian dosas; Brad Farmerie eats green curry snails and spicy rotisserie chicken salad; and Viet Pham sets his mouth ablaze with the Nashville-style hot chicken at Howlin' Rays in Los Angeles.
Iron Chefs explore favorite meat dishes. Bobby Flay dines on American classics at Wolfgang's Steakhouse in New York City, while Michael Symon heads to Lewis Barbecue in Charleston, S.C., for prime rib and beef ribs. Also: Tim Love is addicted to the Pig's Ear Salad and Pork Leg Steak at the Purple Pig in Chicago; and Lee Anne Wong shares her love for the Argentinean-style grilled skirt steaks, short ribs and sausages at the Ox in Portland, Ore.
The culinary authorities at "Iron Chef" dish on their all-time favorite sandwiches. Mario Batali indulges in summertime lobster rolls and roasted cauliflower sandwiches; Ed Lee stops in New Orleans for fried oyster and roast beef po' boy sandwiches; Michael Psilakis starts his day with breakfast club and burrito sandwiches; Ken Oringer satisfies his cravings with meaty brisket and chicken sandwiches.
Culinary stars share their favorite Italian eats. Included: Geoffrey Zakarian loves Spartina restaurant in L.A.; Stephanie Izard craves the wood-fired diavolo and vongole bianco pizzas at Nostrana in Portland, Ore.; Lee Anne Wong finds pasta perfection at Domenica in New Orleans; and Bobby Flay swoons over the colorful plates of vegetables at Via Carota in New York City.
Favorite chefs provide the inside dish on where they go when they're craving porky deliciousness. Included: Mario Batali talks up a five-spice glazed pork belly sandwich; and Beau MacMillan is a big fan of spicy pork rinds. Also: It's all about the muffaletta sandwich for Eric Greenspan; Ed Lee raves about pork toro; and Michael Psilakis loves the pork-laden Polpette pizza at Kettle Black.
Tasty bites that don't require a knife and fork. From crunchy falafel to crispy chicken schnitzel, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli loves to cradle the sandwiches at Shaya in New Orleans. Iron Chef winner Ed Lee finds great satisfaction with the meat-filled tacos at Big Star in Chicago. Also: Sarah Grueneberg prefers the burgers, chicken nuggets and fries at Trick Dog in San Francisco; and Beau MacMillan devours deviled eggs, oysters and chicken wings at Tavern and Table in Charleston, S.C.
Favorite "Iron Chef" breakfasts. Included: Geoffrey Zakarian dreams about the waffles and quiches at Balthazar in New York City; Jonathon Sawyer kick-starts his day at Dove's in Chicago with their Southern-inspired Mexican food; Sarah Gruenberg greets the day with a savory bacon-and-egg sandwich and a slice of blueberry cornmeal cake at Huckleberry Bakery and Cafe in Santa Monica, Cal.; and Brad Farmerie is a big fan of the fried chicken and hash at the Country Cat in Portland, Ore.
Iron Chefs share their top picks for the best pizza pies. Included: Michael Symon loves Motorino in Brooklyn for their Brussels sprouts and marinara pies baked in a wood-burning oven; Tim Love joins the crowds at Home Slice Pizza in Austin for pepperoni and white pies; Ken Oringer stands by Chicago pizza institution Lou Malnati's and their sausage-packed classic pie; and Brad Farmerie keeps it local in New York City with a St. Louie pie topped with sausage, salami and provel cheese.
Comfort food is discussed by Bobby Flay, whose go-to comfort eats are the grilled lamb chops and sizzling shrimp at the Greek in New York. Also: Mario Batali dines on tortellini en brodo and gramigna con salsiccia at Osteria Morini; Michael Psilakis visits Puckett's Grocery in Nashville for their meatloaf and their sweet potato pancakes layered with pulled pork; and Eric Greenspan chows down on pastrami Reuben and bialy with salmon and cream cheese from Wise Sons in San Francisco.
Barbecue is discussed by Michael Symon, who chows down on chicken redneck tacos at Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint in Nashville, while Lee Anne Wong patiently waits hours in line at Franklin Barbecue in Austin. Also: Jonathon Sawyer swears by the smoked lamb belly and Korean sticky ribs at Hometown Bar-B-Que in Brooklyn; and Madison Cowan heads to Bludso's Bar and Que in Los Angeles for their lip-smacking ribs.
The folks from "Iron Chef" share their favorite spots for the best burgers. In New York City, Alex Guarnaschelli prefers late-night hot spot Sister Midnight in the East Village for their simple yet satisfying cheese and veggie burgers, while Madison Cowan can be found at Salvation Burger. Also: Sarah Grueneberg checks into RPM Steak in Chicago; and Tim Love satisfies his burger cravings at Cafe No Se in Austin.
Cast & Details
Premiered: April 16, 2017
Premise: Familiar faces from 'Iron Chef' reveal their favorite food spots from around the country.