The host visits Des Moines, Iowa, to indulge in some Midwestern comfort food, including a sandwich-inspired pizza. For the challenge, he tries to eat a 5-lb. sandwich loaded with pork tenderloin, Angus steak, fried cheese, brisket and bacon.
Adam heads to Sacramento, where he samples fried food on a stick at the California State Fair and jumbo-size pancakes at Jim-Denny's. In the challenge, the host tries to eat 5 pounds of chili-covered hot dogs at Parkers Hot Dogs.
The host visits Tradewinds Cafe in Portland, Maine, to attempt the "Manimal Challenge," which requires him to eat an 8-patty burger, two hot dogs, a soda and a milkshake in 20 minutes or less. Other featured eats include a huge lobster meal and a burger stuffed with four different kinds of meat.
Adam Richman heads to New Jersey for a taste of Trenton-style tomato pie and a giant octopus-shaped ice-cream sundae. Later, he takes on a spicy-wing challenge at Chicken or the Egg on Long Beach Island.
The host visits Long Island and orders a 7-pound seafood feast at the Port Royal Grille in Islip. He also indulges in a 7.5-pound pasta platter at Ciao Baby in Massapequa Park; and a giant sundae featuring 2.5 gallons of gelato topped with hot fudge, caramel and Belgian waffles at the International Delight Café in Bellmore.
Adam visits Chompie's deli in Phoenix and attempts their "Ultimate Slider Challenge," which requires him to eat 5 pounds of food, including a dozen sliders filled with brisket, cheese and potato pancakes, and a side of onion rings topped with brown gravy. While in Arizona, the host also indulges in a loaded 2-foot hot dog.
Adam visits Kobe Sushi in Salt Lake City and attempts the "Hell Fire Challenge," a six-piece spicy tuna roll made with hot kaiware sprouts, jalapeño peppers and a concentrated paste made with four of the world's hottest peppers. Other stops include Crown Burgers and Bruges Waffles & Frites.
The host heads to Melt Bar & Grilled in Cleveland to take on a 5-pound grilled cheese, which features 13 different kinds of cheese. While there, he also gets a taste of Greek gyros and a spicy sausage sandwich.