Acclaimed chef, cookbook author and host Gerry "G." Garvin travels through Georgia exploring the tastes of the South.
Season 3, Episode 4

Best of New York

On this road trip, G. Garvin sets off to find some of the best Southern-inspired food the Empire State has to offer. First he heads to Harlem, where Chef Ayala Donchin serves up decadent desserts at Evelyn's Kitchen where specialties include their cupcakes and signature Pudgies. Next, he heads to Peaches in Brooklyn where they take Southern hospitality to a whole new level with mouthwatering dishes like the Black Skillet Chicken. G. wraps up his trip at Rye Roadhouse in Rye, NY, for some authentic Cajun specialties including the popular blackened alligator.

Friday
Jan 13
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

The Big Island

G. Garvin heads to Hawaii and hooks up with the King of Kona's culinary scene, Sam Choy. Their first stop is Kaaloa's Super J's where they specialize in Lau Lau, a dish made with slow cooked pork and cabbage. Next stop is Big Jake's Island B-B-Q, where the Texas-style barbecue has customers lining up to taste some of their famous ribs, brisket and chicken. Then it's on to Umeke's for traditional Hawaiian Poke served up with lots of love! G. ends the day at a traditional Hawaiian luau, where he gets a hands-on experience creating the perfect southern-inspired menu under the stars.

Friday
Jan 13
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 2

Best of Georgia

G. Garvin's hitting the best of Georgia stopping at Atlanta's Yeah! Burger for a bison burger, Decatur's Brick Store Pub for fish, chips and craft beer then Roswell's Fickle Pickle for a fried green tomato sandwich.

Thursday
Mar 2
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

San Francisco

G. Garvin is checking out the eats in San Francisco starting with a fried catfish po' boy at Brenda's Soul Food. Next, he cracks crabs for customers at the legendary Alioto's before trying a unique duck dish at Hops and Hominy.

Friday
Apr 14
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Oakland

G. Garvin is in Oakland visiting the Chop Bar sampling their meatloaf before heading to the Pietisserie for an Apple Pie. On a walking tour, G. tries everything from chicken and waffles to ceviche and ends with a wine sampling.

Friday
Apr 14
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 9

Southern California

G. Garvin travels to Southern California and meets up with Chef David Lefevre of MB Post to pick farm fresh items for their mixed greens veggie salad and then whips up their signature bacon cheddar biscuits. Across town in Inglewood is The Serving Spoon, where a husband and wife team is keeping Southern traditions alive out west. They put G. to work in the kitchen to whip up their top breakfast picks, salmon croquettes, and one of G.'s favorites, fish and grits.

Friday
May 19
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 13

G's West Coast

G. Garvin heads west for a culinary adventure that begins in Vegas. First stop is Eat, where Chef Natalie Young adds a little Southern comfort to her menu and serves up a chicken-fried steak meal that will satisfy even the hungriest patron. Then it's off to Los Angeles to Grub to meet two fun and spunky female chefs who've taken breakfast to a new level with their Big Flippin' Pancake and Ooh La La Egg Sandwich. G. wraps up this road trip with a stop at Feed Body and Soul in Venice where he samples an amazing Sweet Potato Spread and a rotisserie pork loin, then washes it down with an organic cocktail called The Bee's Knees.

Friday
May 19
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Houston

G. Garvin heads to Houston for a reminder of what true Texas barbecue is. At Tin Roof, a family-friendly spot with live entertainment and a father/son team working the smokers, G., tastes a unique sandwich called the Texas Cheese Steak and tons of fixin's. The Original Kolache Shoppe makes these Czech pastries like no other. And a new spin on barbecue, provided by the custom-made smokers at Pitmaker, where G. and owner Victor make a perfect surf-n-turf.

Friday
May 19
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 4

Asheville

In the mountains of North Carolina is the gorgeous hidden gem Asheville. G. Garvin takes in the sights by ziplining through Appalachia before landing in the sophisticated kitchen at Cucina 24 where Chef and owner Brian Canipeli teaches him how to make ravioli from scratch. G. then explores the local scene gathering fresh ingredients at Chop Shop Butchery, Blue Water Seafood, the local farmers' market and a local brewery. He makes a great meal for all the shop owners he met along the way.

Friday
May 19
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Brooklyn

G. Garvin gets a taste of the South in Brooklyn. At Pies 'n' Thighs, the owners put their Carolina roots to the test, showcasing their sour cherry pear pie and fried chicken with all the fixings. At Burger Bistro, Chef and owner John shows G. how to make his ossobucco burger. And no trip to New York would be complete without a good drink, and Brad of the Breukelen Distillery shows G. how they make delicious gin starting from fresh grain.

Friday
Jul 14
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 6

New Jersey

G. Garvin is touring Hoboken, N.J., with a food scene that rivals neighbor New York's. Chef Wally Weaver of 3Forty Grill shares his special recipe for braised short rib. At Cava Winery owners Deneah and Anthony give G. a tasting before he and Chef Michael use the Cava wine to cook a flavorful fish entree. Last, G. visits Jersey institution Dickie Dee's where he sees how they make their famous Italian Hot Dog.

Friday
Jul 14
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Lafayette

In Lafayette, La., G. Garvin gets a taste of this up-and-coming food city. First, he enjoys the sophisticated and luscious brunch spread at The French Press. Then, G. learns what goes into making a great boudin at Johnson's Boucaniere. Finally, G. makes a quick jambalaya dish at The Accidental Chef Cooking School.

Friday
Jul 14
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

Farm to Table

G. Garvin discovers the hard work and versatility from farm-to-table cooking. At Royal Oak Peanuts, G. goes through the farm before sharing a peanut-inspired breakfast with owner Stephanie Pope. Coon Rock Farm supplies restaurants throughout Raleigh with organic produce and G. helps pick greens to prepare later at Chef Sarig's restaurant, Zely and Ritz.

Friday
Jul 14
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 6

Ann Arbor

G. Garvin searches for a taste of the south in Ann Arbor, MI. The first stop is Grange Kitchen and Bar, a local eatery that is serving up specialties like Fried Pig Head and Deep Fried Apple Pie. Then it's off to Ron's Road House to taste some of their delicious smoked barbecue sandwiches and sides before wrapping things up at Zingerman's Roadhouse where they combine two Southern classics in one with the Fried Chicken Mac and Cheese.

Friday
Sep 8
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 10

Best of the Midwest

G. Garvin starts out his Midwest tour in South Bend, Ind., at Corndance, where they're turning out unique dishes like pig face flatbread and ham hock cupcakes. Then it's off to Carriage House in Chicago for a modern take on lowcountry cooking. Chef Mark Steuer brings down South up north with dishes like sweet bread, oyster roast and fried chicken with bread and butter pickles, sweet potato hot sauce and local honey. The trip ends in Ypsilanti, Mich., at Cuppies, where G. samples the best of Southern comfort food -- everything from catfish and collards, to meat loaf and fried okra.

Friday
Sep 8
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

Chicago

G. Garvin heads to the Windy City and stops at Grandma J's Kitchen, where they're putting their own spin on comfort food classics, with dishes like chicken and waffle fritters and "the works," an egg, bacon, kale, potato hash served with fried tomatoes. Then it's off to Honey Butter Fried Chicken, a restaurant whose name says it all! G. wraps things up at The Purple Pig, where he meets a father and son team that's bringing a unique Southern flair to dishes like fried pig's ear with crispy kale, pickled cherry peppers and a fried egg.

Friday
Sep 8
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 4

Best of New York

On this road trip, G. Garvin sets off to find some of the best Southern-inspired food the Empire State has to offer. First he heads to Harlem, where Chef Ayala Donchin serves up decadent desserts at Evelyn's Kitchen where specialties include their cupcakes and signature Pudgies. Next, he heads to Peaches in Brooklyn where they take Southern hospitality to a whole new level with mouthwatering dishes like the Black Skillet Chicken. G. wraps up his trip at Rye Roadhouse in Rye, NY, for some authentic Cajun specialties including the popular blackened alligator.

Friday
Sep 8
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 12

Boston

G. Garvin heads to Boston where he finds some serious Southern comfort. He starts off at Estelle's where he gets in the kitchen and cooks up Chicken Fried Steak topped with Sausage Gravy before heading to Highland Kitchen for a taste of their much talked about Spicy Goat Stew. G. ends the evening at Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen for some Catfish Tacos and jams to the house band.

Friday
Sep 8
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 13

Rhode Island

On this road trip, G. Garvin sets out to find Southern specialties in Rhode Island. First stop is Bistro 22 for seared scallops over grit cakes, and "breakfast in jar," a dish made with house smoked bacon, crispy potato, short rib and a poached egg. Next, Succotash, for a brisket sandwich that's loaded with so much love, you need a knife and fork to eat it! G. brings it on home at Haven Brothers Diner, a Rhode Island institution that's serving up guilty pleasures like their "triple murder burger," three juicy burger patties topped with bacon and a whole lot of fixin's. He washes it all down with their delicious homemade coffee milk shake.

Friday
Sep 8
9:30am | 8:30c

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G. Garvin

Acclaimed chef, cookbook author and host Gerry "G." Garvin travels throughout the country to savor the varied and delicious tastes of the South.