Episode 1 — Pizza
Pulino's Bar & Pizzeria
282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
San Francisco chef Nate Appleman brings pizza back to its roots with handmade, artisan pies and high quality ingredients.
32 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012
Credited as America's first pizzeria, this New York pizzeria opened in 1905.
7 Carmine St., New York, NY 10014
A New York pizza joint that epitomizes classic, cheap-and-cheerful "street" fare.
International School of Pizza
1570 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA 94133
Bay Area school that certifies students in different varieties of pizza-making straight from the Scuoloa Italiana Pizzaioli in Italy, to bring "history, quality, and authenticity" to American pizza-making.
Berkeley Farmers' Market
Shattuck Avenue @ Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94702
Festive, open-air farmers' market that sells fresh, locally-grown produce and farm-processed foods from small-scale, sustainable farms.
2200 Oxford St., Berkeley, CA 94704
This Northern California restaurant focuses on local, sesasonal foods, carefully-sourced and sustainable, with plenty of vegetarian choices, all housed in an uber-green building across the street from UC Berkeley.
2315 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
The menu at this late-night San Francisco sushi bar sports the unlikeliest of pizza toppings, raw fish.
3489 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Specializing in Northern Indian cuisine, Zante has put together its own fusion creation — Indian pizza.
Episode 2 — Burgers
13 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012
This posh New York restraurant offers a gourmet spin on the ultimate, everyman meal — carefully crafted burgers from a special blend of top quality cuts of beef on a custom bun.
208 W 23 St., New York, NY 10011
A recipient of 425 cooking awards, the executive chef is an internationally recognized barbecue chef and pitmaster.
4655 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Challenging the classic definition of a burger, Umami makes patties out of everything, from duck to scallop.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
This L.A. sushi truck abandons standard sushi roll combos in favor of unique fusion creations, even letting you create your own.
Marty's Hamburger Stand
10558 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
This no frills burger stand serves up all your greasy favorites, hot dogs and curly fries included.
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