Robert Irvine starts his cheat day quest in New Orleans, where he finds a decadent, gravy-smothered roast beef and fried shrimp po' boy. Then, in Los Angeles, the classic American grilled cheese gets a savory Mexican twist by adding tender roast marinated in sweet, smoky peppers. Finally, in Denver, a barbecue sandwich is taken to new heights with hickory-smoked beef, pork and sausage, slathered with homemade creamy cheese sauce and topped with beer-battered onion rings.
Hamburgers are an American classic, but these cheat-worthy patties are in a league of their own. In Torrance, Calif., Robert Irvine tries the Korean-inspired "Bull Burger" made with beef bulgogi and crunchy kimchi and served with truffle fries that have a special Hawaiian twist. In Boston, there's a steak and cheeseburger with three layers of mind-blowing, creamy sauces and a cookie-inspired blue milkshake to make your inner child go wild. Then, in San Antonio, an ice cream burger is a surprising sweet, salty sensation served with decadent housemade tots.
Robert Irvine is indulging in the most mouthwatering breakfasts around, starting in Long Beach, Calif., with homemade baklava-inspired pancakes and a rich brunch burger with next-level Greek flavors. In Richmond, there are life-changing waffles, like the crispy, gooey mac and cheese waffle and a sweet cereal-crusted fried chicken and waffle. Then, the party keeps going in Las Vegas with creme brulee-covered oats and a luscious caviar omelet that's so sinful it was a secret, until now.
Cheating with sweets is an American pastime, but these confections are anything but ordinary. Robert Irvine heads to Cerritos, Calif., for a unique s'mores dessert made with fries, and then he meets a chef topping juicy fried chicken with ice cream in San Antonio. Finally, a historic doughnut shop in Las Vegas is creating ingenious ways to enjoy their classic dessert.
Robert Irvine tests his mettle in Downey, Calif., with a super spicy burrito stuffed with succulent marinated chuck roast and creamy nacho cheese. Then, in Denver, a decadent dark chocolate cake is pushed to new heights with whiskey, cherry pipe tobacco and hot chile peppers. Finally, in St. Louis, a noodle dish is smothered with Korean and Mexican sauces so seriously spicy, it's gone nuclear.
Robert Irvine is sharing some of the most indulgent food that's stacked and stuffed with flavor. First, he's in New Orleans to try beignets stuffed with savory seafood or sweet berry cheesecake. In Denver, classic Venezuelan sandwiches are stacked with succulent simmered meat between fried plantain buns. Then, in Inglewood, Calif., Robert discovers red velvet strawberry cheesecake cake and a banana pudding cheesecake layered with homemade goodness.
In the Big Easy, Robert Irvine takes a bite out of the most decadent grilled cheese sandwiches he's ever tasted. Mexican fried cheese and braised oxtails are sandwiched between cheese-stuffed pupusas. In Boston, childhood favorite mac and cheese is oozing with a luscious cheesy sauce over thick pasta noodles and topped with BBQ pulled pork. Finally, in San Antonio, two traditional Middle Eastern cheese desserts provide some sweet, salty bliss.
Robert Irvine is cheating to the max with original bar bites that indulge every taste bud. In New Orleans, a global fusion nacho dish comes with a floral margarita that's out of this world. Next, Robert finds an eight-layer sandwich with pork done five ways and a Bloody Mary garnished like a BBQ buffet in Richmond. Then, an award-winning spot in Derby, Conn., has wing flavors that are guaranteed to blow your mind.
Robert Irvine is hankering for cheat-worthy barbecue! He starts in Philadelphia, with a phenomenal cheesesteak busting with BBQ beef brisket and mouth-melting lobster. In Southern California, he fills up on fully loaded mac 'n' cheese, piled with juicy brisket, and a jaw-stretching sammy packed with saucy brisket under a massive beef rib. Finally, Denver cooks up a towering Texas-BBQ sandwich dripping with four cuts of tender meat and mind-altering BBQ pork tacos from a whole smoked hog, topped with housemade sauce.
Robert Irvine's looking for cheats that comfort the soul, starting at the oldest Irish pub in Philadelphia with meatloaf and mashed potatoes stacked a mile high and flakey, tender fish 'n' chips with a centuries-old secret. Then, in Stamford, Conn., he dives headfirst into a sugar coma with chocolate-hazelnut, peanut butter cup French toast and gets full and happy with a chicken cutlet vodka mozzarella melt. Finally, in San Antonio, authentic Filipino flavors warm the belly with crispy pata and sisig made from succulent pork wrapped with a blanket of yummy spices.
Robert Irvine is ready for these decadent deep-fried delights, starting in Philadelphia, where they're serving up outrageous cinnamon cereal French toast loaded with cream cheese, chocolate chips and crispy fried chicken. In Boston, wicked fried balls are filled with crunchy mac 'n' cheese and fresh lobster. Finally, in Las Vegas, a burger is topped with a fried onion blossom and smothered in creamy nacho cheese, and a loaded onion is battered, fried and heaped with melted cheese and tender carne asada.
Robert Irvine is cheating with sinfully good slices! In Wayne, N.J., there's a pizzeria serving up 15-pound pasta-stuffed pies and eye-popping dessert pizzas with colorful icing, cookies and chocolate. In St. Louis, they're taking the art of pie to new levels with gooey multi-pies and pies baked inside of cakes. Finally, in San Antonio, Robert indulges with award-winning shredded beef, birria on cheesy flatbread, and a spicy ceviche tostada with shrimp prepared two ways.
Robert Irvine finds some amazing belly-filling noodle dishes. In Woodbridge, N.J., a pasta king serves a decadent osso buco cradled by perfectly cooked, handmade fettuccine, along with a 15-layer lasagna Bolognese. Then, in San Antonio, noodles are smothered in yummy sweets and ice cream. Finally, Boston serves up some cheat-worthy mashups that fuse classic American pasta with Asian cuisine.