Michael Symon starts in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, at his very own restaurant where he enjoys a tender, juicy and hulking pastrami beef rib and a gets a special look at his grandfather's recipe for scratch-made spaetzle and spicy sauerkraut. Then, in Pittsburg, he hits a food truck that serves up a beer-marinated, oven-roasted pork loin sandwich. Finally in Buffalo, chicken and waffles gets a burger makeover with a spicy maple-bourbon glaze and waffle buns.
Chef Michael Symon starts at the ultimate custom burger bar in Providence, Rhode Island, where he chooses from over 400,000 topping combinations to create his own meaty masterpiece. Next, he hits a modern Filipino diner that's braising and frying succulent pork belly to make the juiciest pork buns in Columbus, Ohio. Finally in Buffalo, Michael enjoys a roasted onion stuffed with smoked pork and brisket -- a true northern take on classic southern 'que.
In Islip, N.Y., Michael Symon digs into a decadent, 17-layer smokehouse reinvention of lasagna with pork, brisket, bacon and mac and cheese. Then in Buffalo, a brewpub takes the city's most famous export, buffalo chicken, and stuffs it into a scratch-made pierogi for an epic reinvention of the game day classic. Finally, a bicycle cafe in Pittsburgh slings some seriously tricked-out burgers for hungry riders.
Michael Symon heads to his hometown of Cleveland to visit a brewery that revolutionizes classic pub fare with decadent confit chicken wings in chipotle-maple glaze. Then, a burger bar in Pittsburgh piles brisket, bacon and ham on top of a four-cut blended steak patty for the ultimate meat lover's paradise. In Indianapolis, pork ribs get smoked and then deep-fried for the juiciest meat and the crispiest crunch.
In Sagaponack, N.Y., Michael Symon heads to a smokehouse where succulent, slow-smoked pork ribs are mopped with a tangy, citrus barbecue sauce. In Columbus, Ohio, a beefy burger topped with smoky kielbasa is a fusion of local flavors and an American classic. Finally, an Indianapolis restaurant serves up octopus-pork and salmon sausages in an insanely unique take on the tried-and-true hot dog.
Michael Symon heads to Providence, where a traditional Rhode Island hot wiener in a crepe topped with chili is the ultimate local comfort food. In Indianapolis, a steak patty topped with Chinese char siu slaw and nestled inside a soft steamed bao bun is a delicious burger fusion. Finally, a smokehouse in Columbus, Ohio, serves their cold-smoked baby back ribs on a bed of flaming hay for total smoke saturation, and their 18-ounce bacon steak is pork belly perfection.
Michael Symon heads to Plainview, N.Y., where a chocolate bacon burger is loaded from top to bottom with sweet and savory indulgence. A restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, has a soy-marinated pineapple hanger steak draped over spicy kimchi fried rice that will set your taste buds on fire. In Pittsburgh, fried potato cakes loaded with brisket burnt ends, mustard hollandaise sauce and a perfectly runny egg take breakfast to a whole new level.
Michael Symon visits his hometown of Cleveland, where a lamb burger with kalamata olive salt gives him a nostalgic taste of his Greek heritage. In Buffalo, the place where the original, iconic Buffalo wings were invented over 50 years ago offers a taste of all their saucy glory. Finally, wild boar baby back ribs and a duck sausage pig-in-a-blanket are innovative takes on smoky, succulent 'que in Indianapolis.