Guy embarks on a culinary tour of Maui, Hawaii, with chef Reno Henriques. They start off tasting the regional favorites loco moco and kalbi ribs. Later, they have St. Louis-style burnt ends and visit a food truck that serves fresh fish served raw, baked and deep-fried.
Flavors from Asia, Africa and India are encountered by Guy during his travels. First stop is a Filipino joint in Los Angeles serving housemade hot dogs and grilled cheese topped with pork adobo. Later, Ethiopian flair is added to chicken jambalaya in San Francisco; and Indian classics like tikka masala and naan are found in Minneapolis.
New Orleans gumbo and etouffee are found in Los Angeles; a vegan deli in Minneapolis serves turkey, cheese and Italian "meats"; and a trip to Maui, Hawaii, includes ramen and Vietnamese crepes from a noodle shop.
Pub food is on the menu. Included: a Minneapolis brewery known for its pulled pork and brisket sandwich; a Miami joint serving Southern favorites like hen and dumplings and a lamb belly BLT; and an Italian restaurant and bar dishing out mega-meat pizza and wild boar gnocchi.
International flavors are highlighted, starting in Maui, Hawaii, where sushi and ice cream are eaten. Later, Guy has lasagna and pizza at a 70-year-old Italian spot in Los Angeles; and visits a Middle Eastern market, restaurant and hummus factory in Minneapolis.
Guy visits a neighborhood Italian spot in Minneapolis that carries on a family pizza-making tradition; meets a champion chef cooking Haitian classics like griot, snapper and octopus in Miami; and stops at a funky joint in Porstmouth, N.H., known for putting its own spin on street food from around the world.
Cosmopolitan comfort food is featured, beginning with a New England spin on corned beef and cabbage and a fresh take on stroganoff in Portsmouth, N.H. Then, a mother-daughter team in Los Angeles dish out authentic Ethiopian specialties; and in Minneapolis, Guy learns what's good at an over-the-top hot dog spot.
Featured: an amped-up deli in Portsmouth, N.H., known for its lamb burgers and ribs; Asian buns and a unique bacon-corn bar dish served at a Koreatown favorite in L.A.; and a bagel shop in Plainsboro, N.J., offering a spicy specialty and pork roll.
Guy visits small towns, including Raymond, N.H., where he eats burgers and scratch-made corn dogs. Later, in Vincetown, N.J., mile-high meatloaf and triple-decker apple pie French toast are on the menu at a multigenerational diner; and in Rocky Hill, N.J., he finds a funky spin on disco fries at a 1700s inn-turned-gastropub.
Guy Fieri travels from Portsmouth, N.H., to Portland, Ore. Stops include a Spanish spot serving outrageous octopus; a market known for its polenta sandwiches and grandma's take on biscuits and gravy; and a modern cantina specializing in pork belly tacos.
Menus that capture the spirit of Thanksgiving are highlighted, beginning at a crepe place in Princeton, N.J., where Guy Fieri meets up with Rev Run. Then, turkey meatloaf and a haddock sandwich are served at a café-bakery in Somersworth, N.H.; and in Louisville, Guy visits a "pay-what-you-can" spot.
Guy travels to Louisville for lamb grits and fried bologna. Later, he eats a pork belly Cuban and dynamite veggie burger. Finally, in Portland, Ore., decadent donut sliders and chicken and waffles with a kick are on the menu.
Carnivore creations are in the spotlight. Included: a butchery in Portland, Ore., known for its porchetta and unique style of prosciutto; wings and ribs at a barbecue joint in Louisville; and a café in Hamilton, N.J., serving its own spin on a steak sandwich and a chicken panini.