Chef Bobby Flay is on a secret mission to challenge the best of the best. Award winning BBQers, bakers, pizza makers and more — they're the absolute masters in one kind of cooking with a roomful of trophies to show for it. In each episode, we set up one of these cooks to believe that Food Network is shooting a profile of him for a show. Well, that's partly right — but with cameras rolling for the "profile," Bobby shows up for a surprise visit — and challenges the expert to an unexpected cook-off of his specialty, right then and there! They're in their element; Bobby's out of his. But Flay throws down his tongs for an exciting, tension-filled competition against one of America's greatest amateur cooks.
Season 1, Episode 14

BBQ

Butch Lupinetti, an award-winning BBQ Pit Master who knows everything about pork, beef and BBQ chicken thinks he's being profiled by Food Network. Little does he know, Bobby Flay is about to challenge him. Will Butch maintain his title, or will Chef Flay come out the winner?

Friday
Feb 17
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Buffalo Wings

Developed in Buffalo in 1964, the spicy chicken wing has become an American snack food staple. Buffalo is also home to the National Buffalo Wing Festival, created by Drew Cerza, who thinks the Food Network has tapped him to be the city's Wing Ambassador for a Food Network show, but little does he know that Bobby Flay will be firing up his burners to challenge him to a Chicken Wing Throwdown! Will Drew's hometown advantage and unique flavor combinations put him out on top, or will Bobby and his spicy sweet recipe help him steal the Wing King crown?

Friday
Feb 17
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Chicken and Waffles

The chicken and waffle tradition began in 1938 in Harlem. Melba Wilson has upheld the tradition at her namesake restaurant using her 96-year-old grandmother's recipe. Bobby Flay will challenge her to a chicken and waffles throwdown.

Friday
Feb 17
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Barbeque competitions are often thought of as a man's world, but that hasn't scared off Lee Ann Whippen, an award winning Pitmaster from Chesapeake, Virginia. Her menu is filled with staples like St. Louis Ribs and Texas-Style Brisket, but it's her Pulled Pork that has garnered rave reviews from devoted customers and judges across the BBQ circuit. Following in the footsteps of her dad, who has many BBQ trophies under his own belt, she decided to quit her full time job and immerse herself in the smoky, spicy world of BBQ. Lee Ann has invited the Food Network to a barbeque blowout she is throwing to show her appreciation for her dedicated fans. She has no idea that one of her fans will be Iron Chef Bobby Flay! It's anyone's game when the Pitmaster takes on the King of the Grill, because where there's smoke, there's bound to be a Throwdown!

Friday
Feb 17
2pm | 1c
Season 6, Episode 8

German Chocolate Cake

Born and raised in Harlem New York, Aliyyah Baylor knows what it means to keep history and tradition alive. She's been slicing up her family's German Chocolate Cake at Harlem's "Make My Cake" for over 20 years. Aliyyah prides herself on splitting time between her successful neighborhood bakeries, and passing on her family baking secrets to her children. Even with famous clients and media notoriety, Aliyyah is able to keep her business and her German Chocolate Cake true to her family beginnings. Bobby will really have to pull out all the sweet stops if he wants to best this baking buff on this episode of Throwdown.

Monday
Sep 25
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 12

Green Chile Cheeseburger

Bob Olguin knows his chiles. He should; New Mexican cuisine is in his blood -- he owns and operates the restaurant his father started in honor of his grandfather. So, it's no surprise his Green Chile Cheeseburger was ranked number 7 on GQ's National Top-20 Burger List. Bob's restaurant, Manny's Buckhorn Tavern, started by dishing up New Mexican favorites to locals but now caters to visitors from far and wide, and the praises keep on coming -- especially for his famed Green Chile Cheeseburger. So the question is: can Bob's burger beat the heat that Bobby brings down to New Mexico on this episode of Throwdown?

Monday
Sep 25
1pm | 12c
Season 7, Episode 2

BBQ Chicken

New Orleans native Brad Turner is a singing, soulful, Army sensation with 19 years as a chef/sergeant in the U.S. Army to prove his culinary chops. He earned the nickname The Grill Sergeant, and rose up the ranks to become the Executive Chef at the Army Executive Dining Facility at The Pentagon. His BBQ Chicken and Potato Salad dish has satisfied soldiers, sergeants, and top execs alike, and is soon to make its debut in a Bobby Flay Throwdown! Bobby will have to put a new spin on his BBQ Sauce and hope his chicken is dressed to impress if he's going to take on the fierce competition of the Grill Sergeant. Not to mention the 150 hungry soldiers who will be in the audience. Stand at attention because this Throwdown may just be worthy of a 21 gun salute!

Monday
Oct 2
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 7, Episode 7

Belgian Waffles

Belgium native Thomas DeGeest is known as "the waffles guy" to most New Yorkers. This IBM consultant turned waffle connoisseur traded in his briefcase for a waffle iron, and has been selling Belgian waffles like hot cakes ever since. He operates his biz from his now famous canary yellow Wafels and Dinges truck, which he's been driving around NYC streets for the past two years. On Mondays he parks by Columbia University's campus, to feed the throngs of hungry college students. But on this particular Monday Thomas doesn't see what's coming when celebrity chef Bobby Flay sneaks up on the truck and crashes the student scene. Stay tuned for a heated Belgian Waffles Throwdown that you can smell cooking from a mile away!

Monday
Oct 2
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 7, Episode 8

Brownies

Shawna Lidsky and Katherine Hayward started the Vermont Brownie Company on New Year's Day 2008 after deciding they wanted to start their own business. Shawna and Katherine believe Food Network is bringing back the show "Recipe for Success" and they have been selected to feature their signature Dark Chocolate Chevre Brownie. Little do they know that as they prepare to do a demo for their loyal supporters, Bobby Flay will be showing up with his own brownie recipe. Stay tuned to see whose chocolate brownie melts the competition!

Monday
Oct 9
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 11

Stuffed French Toast

Omar Giner, the chef and owner of La Isla Restaurant has been bringing a taste of Cuba to Hoboken, New Jersey since 1996. Omar, a professionally trained chef with a lifetime's experience of Cuban home cooking, has a loyal Sunday brunch following who cannot get enough of his Caribbean inspired Stuffed French Toast. Omar thinks he is part of a special called "Brunch: Over The Top" featuring some of the best brunch spots across the United States. What he does not know is Chef Flay is getting ready to cross the Hudson with his own extraordinary version French Toast and he is ready to stuff the competition!

Monday
Oct 9
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 8, Episode 1

Chicken Tikka Masala

Though chef Marianna hails from Venezuela, her marriage to Indian born Nitin Vadukul unexpectedly triggered a love affair with Indian cuisine. Now she is practically a celebrity in her small hometown of Hudson, NY when it comes to Indian cooking. Her Indian café Saffron has the locals craving curry, and the press raving. As Marianna cooks up her signature Chicken Tikka Masala before a captive audience of organic farmers and loyal family & friends, Chef Bobby Flay sneaks up on the scene. Will this city boy hold his own in the countryside of Upstate New York? Stay tuned for an extra spicy Chicken Tikka Masala Throwdown!

Monday
Oct 16
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 3

Quiche

They say real men do not eat quiche, but try telling that to tattooed rocker-turned-pie-guru Rodney Henry. Rodney's Dangerously Delicious Pie shop keeps his Baltimore neighborhood in pie heaven, and his meaty cheesy Cowboy Quiche is the shop's must-have slice. But, can Rodney's quiche cowboy up to the savory pie Bobby Flay brings along? Find out on the Quiche Throwdown!

Monday
Oct 16
12pm | 11c
Season 9, Episode 6

Moussaka

Greek Chef Diane Kochilas has a recipe for Moussaka that even the gods would envy. Her layered dish has Greek food lovers from Greece all the way to New York City screaming "Opa!" for her flavorful cooking. Watch as Bobby Flay travels to the heart of this Hellenic recipe and digs deep to find out the ancient mysteries of this mouth watering dish. Will Bobby's Moussaka be a match worthy of a Throwdown or will this turn into a Greek tragedy; only one way to find out -- tune in for another amazing Throwdown!

Monday
Oct 16
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 8, Episode 4

Hot Dogs

Brooklyn's Nick Suarez has been annihilating his competition in amateur cook-offs all over New York City, and his hot dogs have become a force to be reckoned with. His newest creation, Brooklyn's Cheesiest Dog, is ready to be put to the test - the only catch is Nick's competition is none other than Bobby Flay! Who will be crowned "Top Dog"? There is only one way to find out - a Hot Dog Throwdown! Let the grilling begin!

Monday
Oct 23
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 5

Carrot Cake

Southern belle Vera Stewart has developed a carrot cake that has customers at her business "Very Vera" coming back for more. Her food mail-order business and café create some of the best cakes in the world, and her carrot cake is ready to be put to the test! As if these feats were not enough, Vera also runs a food etiquette school for children. Will this Georgia peach teach Bobby a lesson in Southern Hospitality or will this bake-off be one for the books?

Monday
Oct 23
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Huevos Rancheros

David Matias and his mom Teresa have created the best Huevos Rancheros above the border. They have received accolades from the New York Times and their Huevos Rancheros are listed in the book "500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late" as the prefect breakfast. Yet, will David and Teresa send Bobby's Huevos Rancheros up in flames, or will Bobby show them that this big city boy can turn out some classic eggs, southwest style? Well, only one-way to find out, a Huevos Rancheros Throwdown

Monday
Oct 23
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 8

Chicken Wings

When you're about to throwdown with Colette Burnett of Brooklyn, NY be forewarned, no "chickens" allowed! In this battle over wings Colette, owner of Super Wings NY, takes no prisoners. Colette, a native of Trinidad, says it is a pleasant surprise that you can find "wing nirvana" right here in Brooklyn and takes pride in creating the perfect chicken wing. The competition is fierce in this spicy, must see Throwdown duel!

Monday
Oct 23
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 9, Episode 7

Grinders

Philadelphia is known as the city of Brotherly Love; except when someone comes and challenges a local hero -- or sub, or hoagie or grinder in this case. Whatever you call it there's no love lost when Peter McAndrews puts his famous "Paesano" grinder up against Bobby Flay in a 15 round championship Throwdown. Will Bobby's Italian grinder go the distance?

Monday
Oct 23
1pm | 12c
Season 9, Episode 8

Boston Cream Pie

Eunice Feller has a Boston Cream Pie that is out of this world, which is no small feat for this new mother who just opened her second Boston area bakery called Bread and Chocolate. If you think that is a mouthful, try getting your mouth around this amazing dessert that keeps her customers lined up out the door. Impressing a Boston crowd with a pie of their own will be one of Bobby Flay's biggest challenges yet. With so many battles fought in Boston, this Throwdown may be one for the record books!

Monday
Oct 23
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 8, Episode 7

Banana Cream Pie

Tired of the rat race, friends and co-workers, Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito left the grind of jobs in advertising to follow their tasty dream of opening a bakery. This led to the creation of their Elvis inspired banana cream pie that has fans flocking from all over to their Brooklyn bakery to get a taste of this dessert that is fit for a king! Can Matt and Renato cream the competition with their heavenly dessert, or will Bobby's take on the classic pie reign supreme? The judges will likely scratch their heads until they declare a winner at this Banana Cream Pie Throwdown!

Monday
Oct 30
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 10

Chicken Fried Steak

Bobby Flay travels to Texas to challenge an all-American cowboy to a Throwdown on a Chuckwagon specialty, Chicken Fried Steak.

Monday
Oct 30
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 11

Whoopie Pies

Best friends and business partners, Carol Ford and Karen Haase have been whoopen' customers into a frenzy over their award winning whoopie pies for the last several years. Hailing from Maine, the rumored birth place of whoopie pies, these ladies maintain a successful mail order business and people line up to enter their shop, Cranberry Island Kitchen. Carol and Karen believe they are being featured on a show called 'Maine Attraction' but will the spotlight shift when Chef Bobby Flay shows up to challenge them to a Whoopie Pie Throwdown? Tune in to see who'll be yelling 'Whoopie' by the end of the competition.

Monday
Oct 30
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 12

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Bobby Flay visits Maine and challenges a local Lobster expert to a mac & cheese seafood throwdown.

Monday
Oct 30
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 9, Episode 9

Vegetable Lasagna

Sisters Christine and Carla Pallotta brought all the tastes of home to their popular restaurant Nebo and the guests have not stopped visiting since the doors opened! Missing the taste of their own mother's cooking, these ladies quit already successful businesses to re-create all of the recipes they loved so much growing up. Christine and Carla are feeding a community of extended family but will Bobby Flay get booted when he comes knocking for his own Vegetable Lasagna Throwdown?

Monday
Oct 30
1pm | 12c
Season 9, Episode 10

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie gurus, Jim Brush and Alison Sloat, are a culinary rags to riches tale. From their humble beginnings selling their signature dish on the side of the road, to having their Key Lime Pie named the Nation's Best Pie by the American Pie Council -- the whirlwind ascent of Key West Key Lime Pie Company is nothing short of miraculous. Chef Bobby Flay better hope his Key Lime Pie won't be a lemon when he faces off against this dynamic duo.

Monday
Oct 30
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season , Episode

Monday
Nov 6
11am | 10c

Watermelon Martinis

Red Chile Rubbed Sweet Potatoes with Green Onion Vinaigrette

Tangerine-Serrano Frozen Treats

Fulton Fish Market Cioppino with Sourdough Croutons

Wild Rice and Goat Cheese Dressing

Arepas with Octopus and Lobster Salad

The Ultimate Jerk Chicken

Chicken Tikka Masala

Pressed Cuban-Style Burger

Sixteen Spice Smoked Chicken

Asian Spice Rubbed Ribs with Plum-Ginger Glaze

Grilled Whole Fish with Four Pepper-Ginger Sauce

Throwdown's Matzo Ball Soup

German Chocolate Cake - Make My Cake

Kentucky Hot Browns

Sephardic Chicken Soup with Sofrito and Herbed Matzo Balls

Mac and Cheese Carbonara

Beef and Black Bean Chili with Toasted Cumin Crema and Avocado Relish

Cornbread Dressing with Pancetta, Apples, and Mushrooms

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Bobby's Signature Mojito

Throwdown's Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Red Velvet Cake

Chicken Fried Steak

Roasted Red Pepper-Tomato Pizza with Goat Cheese, Basil and Red Chili Oil

Sticky Buns

Throwdown Gingerbread Cookies

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