Watch out Georgia! Vinny Guadagnino and his mom, Paola, head south, where Ma reluctantly ditches Italian food for some real-deal Georgia grub. First up, Vinny introduces Ma to the gold standard of Southern food: good old fashioned barbecue ribs. His goal is to get Ma to taste it for the first time in her life! From there, it's Southern-fried chicken and fly fishing with a few sweet pit stops in between.
Vinny Guadagnino and his Ma, Paola, are heading west to San Francisco to taste all that the city has to offer. The first stop is the city's famed Chinatown for a dim sum breakfast, complete with pork buns and chicken feet! The new foods don't stop there as Ma falls in love with sushi at first bite, and even tries insect tacos. The journey is capped off with Ma's favorite food, grilled cheese, but with a twist you could never guess!
Vinny Guadagnino and his Ma, Paola, are rolling into Denver ready to taste the local delicacies, no matter how crazy. First up, the duo will tackle Rocky Mountain oysters, a Denver favorite. Then, Ma and Vinny cook shoulder-to-shoulder with another mother/son duo, making Denver's famous chili sauce, and Ma goes all-in on game meats like reindeer, elk and rattlesnake.
Vinny Guadagnino and his Ma, Paola, are heading to Austin to get a taste of this funky spot. Ma falls in love with hamburgers on doughnut buns and tries her luck with hand-pulled Asian noodles -- not the usual pasta in her kitchen. Then, Ma harvests her own honey from beehives and tastes a pig's face!
Vinny Guadagnino and his Ma, Paola, continue their foodie road trip by hitting up Nashville, home to many iconic foods. Ma discovers a new and unexpected favorite condiment, while Vinny tries the hottest chicken south of the Mason Dixon line. Then, Ma is enlightened when she tastes truck-stop catfish and even learns a new way to make bread in a type of oven she has never seen before.
The last stop on Vinny Guadagnino and his Ma's epic eating road trip brings them to New Orleans. Ma is unsure of many foods like alligator, but gives Vinny a taste of his own medicine when she orders him frog legs, a dish he vowed he would never eat. Then, a visit to the birthplace of bananas foster has the duo ending their road trip on a very sweet note.