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.
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 café in Carmel, 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, Minn.
Guy visits some small towns with big flavor. Included: a roadside bar in Parkland, Wis., featuring sandwiches stuffed with brisket and crispy pork belly; an organic spot in Jackson, Wyo., serving ethnic-inspired eats like the Asian bison bowl and Thai curry soup; and a monster burger and a unique twist on pizza found in Lancaster, Ore.
Guy highlights three restaurants on one street in Cincinnati. Included: A husband and wife serve creative hot dogs and sandwiches out of their funky pub. Also: a Belgian place known for its waffles and beer-cheese pretzels; and a Southwestern spot famous for its chicken torta and short-rib tacos.
Guy gets a taste of yesteryear during a visit to Duluth, Minn., where he eats homemade lasagna and a giant muffaletta at an Italian market/restaurant. Also: He stops by an all-vegan spot in Eugene, Ore., and orders their signature tofu sandwich and frozen peanut-butter pie; and in Delta, Wis., a retro diner serves red-eye gravy and a surprising spin on the pancake.
Guy visits a sandwich food truck in Eugene, Ore., where he sinks his teeth into a meaty, cheesy masterpiece and a double dose of pork. Also: He eats ravioli and clams at a cozy pasta bar in Baltimore; and is served barbecue with espresso, plus crème brûlée French toast at a popular spot in Cable, Wis.
Soups are highlighted, beginning with a seafood gumbo from an authentic Irish pub in Baltimore, which also serves a twist on traditional corned beef and cabbage. Later, Guy visits a place in Eugene, Ore., known for its Middle Eastern take on lamb and Peruvian pork and quinoa; and in Cincinnati, a Vietnamese spot has pho on the menu.
Guy tours Baltimore. Included: crab plates prepared by a local legend; a farm-to-table spot in Hamilton known for its bacon-wrapped meatloaf and Asian braised pork; and pizza pies and savory risotto balls from a funky joint in Upper Fells Point.
Guy puts chicken in the spotlight. Included: a Baltimore landmark known for its wings and steak wrap; a soul food joint in Eugene, Ore., that serves a barbecue bird and signature burger; and a Southern spot in Des Moines, Iowa, with fried chicken and red-velvet waffles.
Seafood and chicken dishes are highlighted, beginning in Des Moines, Iowa, where Guy visits a barbecue joint known for its unique wings and apple dumplings. Also: He eats authentic Ecuadorian specialties; and orders Dungeness crab and Cajun crawfish pie at a seafood market in Eugene, Ore.
Guy puts the spotlight on local landmarks, beginning in Des Moines, Iowa, where he visits a drive-in known for its nearly 100-year-old chili recipe. Also: a seaside joint in Leeds Point, N.J., which has been serving fresh catch since the 1930s; and an old-school butcher in Brigantine, N.J., where homemade sausage and jerky are sold.