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 3

Mexican

We discover amazing Mexican food with a twist. Dive into a Mexican brunch in Boulder, Colorado. Find out how one chef in New York is really breaking the mold. Feast on small delicacies in Washington, DC, and then head to Cleveland for a grocery store-turned Mexican food hot spot.

Monday
Jan 2
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Cupcakes

We're taking you from coast to coast to taste the most unique cupcakes in the country. Indulge in artisanal cupcakes paired with beer and wine, stuff yourself with custard-filled cupcakes, take a trip to the frosting bar to create your own unique combination and take your cupcakes to go in a jar!

Thursday
Jan 5
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 7

Sandwiches

We're showing you unique sandwiches from across the country and the people who make them so special. A Jewish deli in New York with roots in Montreal is serving up their signature smoked meat. Classically trained French chefs in San Francisco are upgrading some Asian classics while just down the street, a hands-on chef from Massachusetts is making everything from scratch. And in Portland, OR, three friends from North Carolina are turning out the best biscuit sandwiches in town.

Thursday
Jan 12
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 8

Local Legends

These are eateries that have quickly become famous food destinations. From Ogunquit, Maine, and Cleveland to Baltimore and San Francisco, these restaurants showcase unique and pioneering dishes that turn first-time customers into long-time fans.

Monday
Jan 16
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 11

Cheese

Everything is better with cheese, and these restaurants will show you why. Take a tour of a cheese cave and enjoy a world-renowned fondue and cheesecake in New York. Find out how many cheeses can fit into one macaroni and cheese dish in Connecticut. And enjoy some of the most unique and sought-after grilled cheese sandwiches in San Francisco.

Thursday
Jan 19
2pm | 1c
Season 5, Episode 3

Seafood

Take a tour of restaurants with unique takes on seafood standards. In Philadelphia, oysters are smoked with hay, while in Portland, Oregon, you can savor a pot pie filled with local fish and shellfish. And how about a fish sandwich like you've never had before? It's all about the ocean's bounty served in the most one-of-a-kind way.

Monday
Jan 30
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 4

Hot Spots

Find out what the buzz is all about at these dining hot spots across the country. Visit a San Francisco legend turning Chinese food on its head, a New York City favorite where American classics get a twist and a cozy Portland, Oregon, favorite where the menu changes every night. After this, you'll be calling for a reservation.

Monday
Jan 30
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Monday
Feb 13
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 7

Modern Italian

These restaurants are putting their modern spin on some Italian classics. Parm in New York's Little Italy dishes out classic Italian-American sandwiches and brings out the kid in all of us with their colorful ice cream sandwich cake. Italian comfort food is paired with beer at gastropub Alla Spina in Philadelphia, while Superba Snack Bar in Venice, California, crafts their own pastas using unusual ingredients and cooking techniques. City House in Nashville puts a Southern twist on Italian sausages and seafood and uses leftover pizza dough to create gnocchi.

Monday
Feb 27
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Monday
Mar 13
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

Guilty Pleasures

We feature restaurants that are pushing the envelope on some of America's beloved comfort foods. Plan Check in Los Angeles offers the most indulgent burgers, fried chicken and pastrami sandwiches, plus a unique towering doughnut dessert. A food truck in Nashville uses big, fat biscuits for hearty sweet and savory sandwiches. Cold fried chicken and baked potatoes are transformed into imaginative pizzas at Pete Zaaz in Brooklyn. And, in Atlanta, guilty pleasures can be found in creative hot dogs, sausages and fries at HD1.

Saturday
Apr 8
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 3

Delis

We're checking out some of the most unique delis in the country. Deli by day, intimate restaurant at night, Torrisi Italian Specialities in New York's Little Italy neighborhood is celebrating Italian-American food but peppered with many modern and delicious twists. Joan's on Third is the go-to gourmet deli in Los Angeles where you can rub elbows with celebrities while devouring a grilled cheese short rib sandwich. The humble hot dog gets a culinary upgrade at Neal's Deli in North Carolina, and for Jewish delicatessen classics just like bubby used to make, step into Eleven City Diner in Chicago.

Monday
Apr 24
10am | 9c
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
May 22
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