Unique Eats spotlights America's most exciting and revolutionary restaurants. It's the first look and the last word in everything extreme in food today. The locations range from high-end dining rooms to casual neighborhood treasures, and even roving eateries with no permanent addresses. We seek out the most amazing examples of modern dining across America.

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Kuma's Corner Burgers

Meat meets metal at this joint, where every burger is named after a band.
Season 4, Episode 7

Wine Country Weekend

Excite your palate with a gastronomical weekend in California Wine Country. Indulge in fried chicken at the more casual sister restaurant of a local legend, twirl your fork through unique pasta dishes, make room for amazing Mexican fare done right and find out how a "Truckstop Deluxe" fits right in, even in Napa Valley.

Monday
Jan 9
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Pubs

Pull up a barstool at these unique pubs where the food is delicious and daring. Step into Joe Beef in Montreal for their signature creamy lobster spaghetti, rich Swedish Meatballs and indulgent Foie Gras. Visit Double D. Longman and Eagle in Chicago where there is a critically acclaimed gastropub downstairs and a cozy inn upstairs. Go to Citizen Public House in Boston for the Carpetbagger, a filet mignon with fried oysters and oyster butter. And, it's a step back in time at Henry Public in Brooklyn for pre-prohibition cocktails and comfort foods like braised turkey sandwiches and made-to-order doughnuts.

Thursday
Jan 26
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 7

Pizza

The beloved American comfort food is raised to new culinary heights. At Jane in Montreal, the thick, sweet and chewy pizza crust is a tribute to their city's bagels, and they're covered with wild combinations like macaroni and cheese with meatballs and smoked meat, cheddar and pickles. At Domenica in New Orleans, pizzas are topped with rare Mangalitsa pork and baked in a wood-burning, rotating oven. Pizza lovers cram into Great Lake in Chicago where they feature only three pizzas, and none of them are deep dish. And Neapolitan-style pizza is celebrated in the most delicious ways at Motorino in Brooklyn.

Thursday
Feb 2
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Chicken

Whether you like it fried, roasted, grilled or smoked, we've got a chicken dish you will want to sink your teeth into. Two different styles of Korean fried chicken are the delicious draw at Crisp in Chicago. Approximately 5,000 people come to Wright's Farm in Rhode Island on the weekend for their $10, all-you-can-eat roast chicken dinner. Romados in Montreal specializes in Portuguese rotisserie grilled chicken that's slathered with a top-secret sauce, and at Hill Country in New York, chickens and game hens are smoked with Texas post oak and dunked in a sticky, sweet and tangy barbecue sauce.

Thursday
Feb 2
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 12

Lunch Spots

Longing to take that lunch break? These unique restaurants will encourage you to step out of the office and linger over a leisurely lunch. M. Wells in Long Island City, New York, looks like a diner, but there's nothing ordinary about the food and atmosphere. At Parish Cafe in Boston, all the sandwiches are created by a famous local chef. At Valencia Luncheria in Norwalk, Connecticut, one bite of the arepa or empanada lunch plate will transport you to the beaches of Venezuela. And in New Orleans, time seems to stop at Boucherie Restaurant so you can enjoy your po' boys and glazed doughnut bread pudding.

Thursday
Feb 9
3pm | 2c
Season 6, Episode 4

Ethnic Eats

Authentic global flavors can be savored right here in America. Folks craving Mediterranean and Israeli food flock to charming Balaboosta in New York. Popular Nashville food truck Riff's Fine Street Food marries Caribbean and Asian flavors. At Cook's Torta in Los Angeles, there's always a crowd for their Latin-style sandwiches, while Pecking Order in Chicago serves Filipino-style chicken that comes roasted, grilled or fried.

Monday
Feb 20
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 6

Hot Lunch Spots

The lunch hour just got a little longer because the dishes at these restaurants are meant to be savored. Perla in New York City's West Village serves rich Italian sandwiches and delicious pizzas. It's all about the unique "baco" sandwich served daily at Baco Mercat in downtown Los Angeles. At Local Three Kitchen and Bar, diners order fast food classics without the guilt because only fresh, top-quality ingredients are used. Merchants Restaurant in downtown Nashville is a quiet retreat from bustling Broadway and serves elegant Southern food.

Monday
Feb 27
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 9

Dirt Cheap & Delicious

You don't need to sacrifice taste to eat cheap at these joints. We're off to Cleveland for a pulled pork PBLT and squash dumplings, Brooklyn for an outdoor food market with a bevy of satisfying barbecue and biscuits, Washington, DC, for spicy Asian fare and finally Austin, Texas, where the weird tastes wonderful.

Thursday
Mar 2
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 4

Southern Favorites

We highlight some of the most unique takes on Southern home cooking. From fiery hot chicken in Brooklyn and Southern heavies that are actually light and healthy to a decadent Southern Sunday brunch in Portland, OR, and a "Meat and Three" supper in Atlanta you'll want every night of the week.

Monday
Apr 3
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 4

Ethnic Eats

Authentic global flavors can be savored right here in America. Folks craving Mediterranean and Israeli food flock to charming Balaboosta in New York. Popular Nashville food truck Riff's Fine Street Food marries Caribbean and Asian flavors. At Cook's Torta in Los Angeles, there's always a crowd for their Latin-style sandwiches, while Pecking Order in Chicago serves Filipino-style chicken that comes roasted, grilled or fried.

Saturday
Apr 8
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

Bistro

You don't have to go all the way to Europe to have the best bistro fare. In Los Angeles, a hip, new restaurant updates French bistro classics, while in Boston, seafood is highlighted in the famous Provencal dish, bouillabaisse. La Fourchette in South Carolina celebrates hearty French countryside dishes, and at Landmarc in Tribeca, Chef Marc Murphy pays homage to the foods he grew up eating in France and Italy.

Monday
Apr 24
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 7

Pizza

The beloved American comfort food is raised to new culinary heights. At Jane in Montreal, the thick, sweet and chewy pizza crust is a tribute to their city's bagels, and they're covered with wild combinations like macaroni and cheese with meatballs and smoked meat, cheddar and pickles. At Domenica in New Orleans, pizzas are topped with rare Mangalitsa pork and baked in a wood-burning, rotating oven. Pizza lovers cram into Great Lake in Chicago where they feature only three pizzas, and none of them are deep dish. And Neapolitan-style pizza is celebrated in the most delicious ways at Motorino in Brooklyn.

Monday
May 1
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 11

Portland Weekend

Spend a food-filled weekend in Portland, Oregon, where up and coming innovators meet local legends. Enjoy a breakfast of baked eggs and tomato stew, your favorite comfort foods turned into dumplings and Asian street food turned on its head.

Monday
May 29
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 6, Episode 9

Small Bites

It's easy to sample everything on the menu when it comes in the form of small bites. My Ceviche in Miami Beach, Florida, keeps it light with the freshest local fish and zesty dressings that define the traditionally Latin-American ceviche dishes. Barley Swine in Austin, Texas, features 13-15 small plates a day, each highlighting ingredients from the local farmers' market. Amis in Philadelphia puts a twist on classic Roman trattoria food where diners are encouraged to order several dishes to share, and Momo Sushi Shack in Bushwick, Brooklyn, serves sushi and dumplings that have Manhattanites crawling through the tunnel to try.

Tuesday
Jun 27
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 13

Small Plates

Small plates with big flavors are the attraction at these restaurants. Enjoy unique tapas in one of Boston's hottest hangouts, Peruvian seafood specialties by the bay in San Francisco, Mediterranean bites in Los Angeles and Southern twists on American comfort food in Charleston, South Carolina.

Tuesday
Jun 27
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Off The Grid

Go off the beaten path and visit extraordinary eateries that are unknown to the average tourist. Stop by a rustic Italian restaurant in Staten Island, New York, where the nonnas are in charge, a perfect pizza joint outside the bright lights of Las Vegas, a dining destination only for those in the know in Hawaii and a cool spot for shaved ice under the palm trees.

Thursday
Jun 29
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 9

Neighborhood Gems

We're featuring neighborhood gems that have become restaurant legends with a cult following. At Willie Mae's Scotch House in New Orleans, they make "America's Best Fried Chicken, " while Chuck Hughes wows his customers with his seafood troughs and lobster poutines at Garde Manger in Old Montreal. Stop by Hominy Grill in South Carolina for the best low country classics morning, noon and night and join the Austin, Texas, locals at Olivia Restaurant for its weekend brunch.

Thursday
Jun 29
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Drinks

Check out creativity at its best at these eateries where it's not just about the food, but also the unique drinks. Visit a java boutique where coffee drinks come in the most unique flavors, a brew pub where the beer menu reads like a book and the ales are used in the dishes too, a Mexican eatery shaking up margaritas and mezcals in unusual combinations and a prohibition-style gin joint where even the ice is carefully crafted.

Thursday
Jul 6
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 13

Wine Bars

Some of the country's best wine bars are serving innovative small plates to go with your glass or bottle. Simple, rustic Italian dishes shine at Terroir in Tribeca, New York, and at the Purple Pig in Chicago, a young chef impresses with his Mediterranean menu. At Cochon Butcher in New Orleans, shop for provisions and then have a delicious bite to eat and a glass of wine to sip. And at Max's Wine Dive in Austin, Texas, the portions and flavors of their American comfort food menu is anything but small.

Thursday
Jul 6
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Gastropubs

These are places where the drink list may be long, but the dining is the real reason to visit. We meet the chef who brought the tradition of gastropubs over from England and experience her nose-to-tail cooking. Then, a gastropub that serves American favorites like hot dogs and tater tots, but this fare is far from the ordinary. Plus, a traditional German-style beer hall that boasts the best homemade charcuterie in town.

Tuesday
Jul 11
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 4

Pubs

Pull up a barstool at these unique pubs where the food is delicious and daring. Step into Joe Beef in Montreal for their signature creamy lobster spaghetti, rich Swedish Meatballs and indulgent Foie Gras. Visit Double D. Longman and Eagle in Chicago where there is a critically acclaimed gastropub downstairs and a cozy inn upstairs. Go to Citizen Public House in Boston for the Carpetbagger, a filet mignon with fried oysters and oyster butter. And, it's a step back in time at Henry Public in Brooklyn for pre-prohibition cocktails and comfort foods like braised turkey sandwiches and made-to-order doughnuts.

Tuesday
Jul 11
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

Hot Lunch Spots

The lunch hour just got a little longer because the dishes at these restaurants are meant to be savored. Perla in New York City's West Village serves rich Italian sandwiches and delicious pizzas. It's all about the unique "baco" sandwich served daily at Baco Mercat in downtown Los Angeles. At Local Three Kitchen and Bar, diners order fast food classics without the guilt because only fresh, top-quality ingredients are used. Merchants Restaurant in downtown Nashville is a quiet retreat from bustling Broadway and serves elegant Southern food.

Thursday
Jul 13
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 12

Lunch Spots

Longing to take that lunch break? These unique restaurants will encourage you to step out of the office and linger over a leisurely lunch. M. Wells in Long Island City, New York, looks like a diner, but there's nothing ordinary about the food and atmosphere. At Parish Cafe in Boston, all the sandwiches are created by a famous local chef. At Valencia Luncheria in Norwalk, Connecticut, one bite of the arepa or empanada lunch plate will transport you to the beaches of Venezuela. And in New Orleans, time seems to stop at Boucherie Restaurant so you can enjoy your po' boys and glazed doughnut bread pudding.

Thursday
Jul 13
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Chi-Town

Chicago continues to draw hungry foodies from all corners of the country with their innovative restaurants. Publican Quality Meats sells farm-raised meats and housemade charcuterie from their butcher counter, but the real draw is the hearty, meat-filled sandwiches. Yusho creates a buzz with their creative Asian-inspired street food. Antique Taco in Wicker Park offers authentic Mexican tacos and classic American comforts foods with a Mexican twist. Familiar brunch dishes get a fine-dining makeover at the Trenchermen.

Tuesday
Jul 18
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 2

Hotlanta

Atlanta is a hotbed for unique eats. Heirloom Market BBQ brings together Korean and American barbecue in a quirky roadside eatery. Seafood dishes are brought to delicious new heights at swank newcomer The Optimist, while cozy corner restaurant One Eared Stag serves edgy American food. And Abattoir adds global touches to its Southern dishes.

Tuesday
Jul 18
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Queens

Taste your way through Queens, New York, and experience something culturally diverse and utterly unique. Check out Egyptian clay pot cooking, Mexican delights from scratch, grilled cheese in all of its gooey glory and Korean dishes where the atmosphere experience is just as thrilling as the food.

Thursday
Jul 20
11am | 10c