In Queens, N.Y., Michael Symon gets in touch with his Greek heritage with a classic lamb and feta cheeseburger, and then he sinks his teeth into an Italian-style burger stuffed with smoky mozzarella and prosciutto. In Houston, Texas, he finds a rabbit-meat hot dog with chile pepper toppings so spicy there's a release waiver to sign when ordering it. And finally, in Phoenix, Ariz., Michael places an order at a food truck that hitches up a custom smoker to deliver hot smoked meats inside inventive grilled cheese sandwiches across the Arizona desert.
Michael Symon heads to Asheville, N.C., where he smokes a whole hog in traditional Carolina style for the juiciest, purest pulled pork sandwich around. Then in San Francisco, one chef is serving up the flavors of her hometown, New Orleans, with beignets stuffed with crawfish, shrimp and andouille sausage. Finally, in Atlanta a supremely spicy burger with Atomic Death sauce and Hell Relish has customers wading through fire for one delicious bite after another.
Michael Symon meets a chef bringing the Indian street food flavors of his childhood to Asheville, N.C., with his own take on a sloppy joe that he calls a Sloppy Jai, with lamb hash and 30 Indian spices. Then, a burger spot in Seattle is serving up towers of Japanese-American fusion with katsu-style deep-fried burger patties. And finally, in Houston, Texas, Michael finds pastrami-spiced burnt ends pork belly and spicy, jalapeno-glazed lamb "pops" fresh out of the smoker.
In Charleston, S.C., Michael Symon smokes a whole hog and makes chorizo from scratch for a saucy BBQ brunch burrito with two different fire-roasted salsas. In Atlanta, an authentic Caribbean roasted pork sandwich has a dedicated local following, and in Dallas, the breakfast burger of champions with hash browns, bacon and a fried egg is the perfect way to start the day.
In Savannah, Ga., Michael Symon finds a food truck serving up two can't-miss creations: cheeseburger tacos with a house-made beer cheese sauce and a Jamaican jerk fried fish taco with mango salsa and cilantro sour cream. In Seattle, he tries an enormous bone-in pork chop brined for six hours and fired on a grill. Finally, in Phoenix, a smoked lamb sandwich with homemade mint sauce is made by a chef who loves her smoker so much that she's even smoking brownies.
Michael Symon heads to Charleston, S.C., where he smokes a whole hog on a supersized indoor smoke pit and devours a slow-smoked rib-eye steak sandwich complete with melted cheddar and caramelized onions. Then, in Houston, Texas, he tries a double beef patty burger that gets the royal treatment with two bacon grilled cheese sandwiches for buns. And finally, in Phoenix, Michael finds that a coffee-braised beef taco with mango relish and a duck taco with fried brie and fire-roasted apricot compote are the perfect pairing with a crisp and refreshing local brew.
Michael Symon starts in Boston with triple-processed pork belly that's cured, brined and smoked to meaty perfection. In Seattle, tender braised lamb shoulder amps up a traditional breakfast hash, while in Miami, they're using fresh, local cinnamon rolls as buns for an insanely sweet and savory burger.
Michael Symon starts in Queens, New York, with a burger loaded to the max with beef, ham, bacon and sausage. A Korean-style smoked pork sandwich with miso-barbecue sauce makes Atlanta the frontier of barbecue fusion, and in Houston, Texas, a spicy, fried Cornish hen is one hot bird!
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