Eat the Street will take us on a tour of the most famous streets in America – by way of the food available on them! Be it Walnut Street in Philadelphia or Mission Street in San Francisco or Magazine Street in New Orleans – our host Chuck Hughes will experience the food, history and lore behind these famous streets.

Season 3 Web-Exclusive Videos

What's the Dill with These Pickles?

Meet a NYC-born pickle lover who ate so many pickles, it was cheaper to start his own pickle business.
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Pooyie! Poutine

Chuck finds a Lafayette truck that's putting a Cajun twist on his hometown favorite poutine.
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Thriving at the Drive-In

Jim's Drive-In's been churning out fried green tomato sandwiches since the 50s –– and they have it down
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Bacon and Caviar

A jambalaya's holy trinity of mirepoix gets elevated to a holy heptad by adding in four smoked meats.
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Honky-Approved Steamed Buns

Is it the pork fat that makes Birmingham's Shindig truck's pork belly buns so tight?
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Mexican HOTT Chocolate

A good indication of awesome hot chocolate is it starting with the grinding of raw cocao beans.
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The Greatest Joe on Earth 12 Videos

Austin's Lulu B's truck has a way of making coffee taste like chocolate.

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Season 3, Episode 13

No Place Like Pittsburgh

Famed steel town Pittsburgh is going through a food renaissance and Chuck is on a tour of Penn Avenue starting at Meat & Potatoes where Richard DeShantz pays homage to his hometown's culinary roots with updated comfort food like pot roast with horseradish gremolata. Chuck's next stop is at Penn Avenue Fish Company where Chef Henry Dewey runs a wholesale fish market and eatery and uses the belly of a yellowfin tuna to make a barbecued tuna sandwich with guacamole and sweet potato chips. Chuck goes inside an 1860s firehouse and one of the hottest restaurants in town, Bar Marco, where Chef Jamilka Borges makes imaginative food like gemelli pasta with stinging nettle pesto and ricotta. At the stylish restaurant, Salt of the Earth, Chef Chad Townsend figured that the formula for success comes from using Western Pennsylvania ingredients from a local farm.

Tuesday
Jun 19
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

DC's Diverse Cuisine

People from nearly every country make their home in Washington, D.C., and they don't keep their food traditions locked inside the gates of the embassies. A mile past the White House is an old neighborhood that's become the new capital of the Washington food scene -- 14th Street Northwest. At Estadio, Chuck learns the secret to making the perfect tortilla Espanola, a dish that chef Haidar Karoum went to the far corners of Spain to learn. At The Pig, chef Robert Cain blends American farm-to-table philosophy with European technique to prepare barbecued pigtails. Chuck visits Pearl Dive Oyster Palace where he samples the saltiest oyster around along with the best fried chicken in D.C., then stops by Andy Shallal's Busboys and Poets, a cafe named for D.C.'s most famous busboy, poet Langston Hughes.

Thursday
Jul 5
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 5

Man in the Mission

In the crazy collision of cultures and personalities that is San Francisco, all kinds of food trends come bubbling up into the national consciousness. And there's no better part of town to see that happen than the Mission District. In the City by the Bay, Chuck gets a tasty lesson in gi-normous burritos, as well as Latino history and culture, from local expert, Jaime Maldonado, and snacks on decadent pork belly donuts at favorite hang-out, The Sycamore. Then, he's off to Foreign Cinema to enjoy pan-seared halibut, butter beans and avant-garde film with Chef Kevin Davidson. Finally, Chuck dishes out Chicken Fried Soul sandwiches at Jason Fordley's late-night, pop-up kitchen, Soul Groove.

Thursday
Jul 5
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Land of Cod

The easternmost city in North America, St. John's, Newfoundland, sits right where Arctic currents meet the warm Gulf Stream. That combination produces some nasty weather, the greatest fishing ground the world has ever known and some killer restaurants all located on Water Street. And that means good eating for Chuck Hughes. At Aqua, chef Mark McCrowe bakes speckled trout, stuffed with shrimp and topped with lemon-caper beurre noisette and lobster meat. Chef Jeremy Charles blends rustic and refined at Raymonds, where he and Chuck place pan-seared diver scallops and parsnip puree in the scallop shell and drizzle it with sea urchin beurre blanc. It's back to basics, Newfie-style, at The Ship Pub where chef Dianne Glass makes moose bourguignon with toutons (a traditional fried-bread pancake). Last, Chuck meets ninth-generation Newfoundlander Jason Brake, chef at restaurant and boutique hotel, Blue on Water, for tea ... tea made with fish.

Thursday
Jul 5
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 10

Motor City Meals

Everybody loves a comeback story, and Detroit has one of the best. The city that gave us Motown and muscle cars also has people with grit, pride and food traditions they stick with through thick and thin. To find them, Chuck Hughes follows Michigan Avenue to Slow's Bar-B-Q where Chef Brian Perrone pairs smoked St. Louis ribs with potato salad. At Hygrade Deli, Stuart Litt teaches Chuck about the art of meat with a triple-decker roast beef sandwich, aka the "Packing House." At La Pita, Chef Hassan Hamid introduces Chuck to Lebanese home cooking with a dish called Melokhieh, made with Egyptian mallow leaves. Then, he hitches a ride with Brenda Matthews who distributes fresh produce throughout city neighborhoods by way of a mobile market called Peaches and Greens. Finally, Chuck cooks up a Motown classic -- a grilled bologna sandwich with a "smosh" of potato chips -- with Chef Ariel Millan at Mercury Burger & Bar.

Thursday
Jul 5
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Caribbean Surf and Turf

San Juan has tropical produce, Atlantic and Caribbean seafood, and Chuck tastes it all on Fortaleza Street. At Aguaviva, Chef Hector Cresto teaches Chuck how to catch spiny lobster in the ocean and then turn it into delicious ceviche with coconut cream and lime. At Siglo XX, chef Olga Flores and Chuck use an enormous 54-inch paella pan to make seafood paella for 80. At Cafe El Punto, Alejandro Jeffs teaches Chuck how to make a traditional mofongo with skirt steak that rivals that of any Puerto Rican grandmother. Then Chuck washes it down with coconut water straight from the source at Santana Nubios' street stall, Cocos Frios.

Thursday
Jul 19
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

Food Revolution

Philadelphia is good at starting things, revolutions and new forms of government, as well as culinary uprisings large and small. On Walnut Street, Chuck Hughes discovers Pickled Watermelon and Poutine topped with Fried Eggs at Square Peg and Veggie and traditional Meatballs at Marabella Meatball Co. Chuck then takes a walk to nearby Middle Eastern restaurant Zahav for a Hanger Steak on a bed of Baba Ghanoush and discovers one of the secret ingredients for the gelato at Capogiro Gelato that will make your head spin.

Thursday
Jul 19
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Best of the Blue Ridge

On any list of the most food-friendly towns in America, Asheville, N.C., figures high in the rankings. There's great eating everywhere, but nowhere more so than on Biltmore Avenue. Chuck Hughes is in for a treat at his first stop, The Blackbird, where pastry chef Roslyn Taubman bakes a decadent and uniquely Southern coconut cake. Then it's off to the largest privately-owned house in America, the Biltmore Estate, which is more than just a beautifully preserved relic of the Gilded Age. It's also where Chef Damien Cavicchi prepares historic meals, specifically smoked lamb with corn bread, grilled plums and brown butter vinaigrette. At Tomato Jam Cafe, Chuck gets a lesson in southern cooking from chef Daniel Wright when he bakes cat head biscuits with the eponymous tomato jam. Last, Chef Laurey Masterton introduces Chuck to the local produce, and the local producers, namely honey bees, whose bounty she uses to make honey-glazed pork tenderloin with fresh peach salsa.

Thursday
Jul 19
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 3

Taste of Soul

Memphis is on the bucket list for most music lovers, but it's also a mecca for food. Chuck gets a taste of rock-n-roll with peanut butter and banana pancakes cooked in a wood-fired pizza oven at Rock-n-Dough Pizza Co. Then, he experiences a nutty treat that's been popular since 1929 at The Nut Shoppe, along with soulful barbecue with a Memphis pitmaster at Rendezvous Rib Shipping. And no trip to Memphis is complete without fried catfish with the Queen of Southern cuisine at Felicia Suzanne's.

Thursday
Jul 19
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Simply Delicious San Diego

San Diego has it all; the beaches, zoo, aquarium and marine park, the whole sunny California dream. But for a deep dive into some of the best food in California, you'll want to venture inland to 30th Street. Every morning, Jenna Woodruff and Salpi Sleiman wheel a custom-made cart, the Roast Coach, onto the sidewalk to wake up the North Park neighborhood with pour-over coffee drinks shaken cocktail-style and spherical Danish pancakes called aebelskivers. After his morning caffeine, Chuck visits San Diego City College's Urban Farm to pick up fresh ingredients for the broiled sea bass, tomatoes and tzatziki that Chef Ricardo Heredia prepares at Alchemy. At The Smoking Goat, Chuck makes a classic French dish called Poulet Basquaise with Chef Fred Piehl. Chef Matt Gordon tops it all off with a fresh watermelon salad at Urban Solace.

Thursday
Aug 2
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 4

Houston Goes Global

Houston, Texas, is a huge city with over two million people and to meet its equally huge community of chefs, Chuck heads to Westheimer Road. First stop is Underbelly, where Chef Chris Shepherd is known for his crispy ham ribs with sorghum mustard glaze. At Osteria Mazzantini, Chef John Sheeley uses red snapper straight from the Gulf of Mexico to create a recipe with squash and cabbage handed down from his Italian family. Next, Chuck samples an Indian breakfast crepe at Chef Anita Jaisinghani's restaurant Indika. And no trip to Houston would be complete without Mexican food and Chuck gets his fill at Hugo's, where Chef Hugo Ortega prepares handmade blue tortillas filled with salsa, guacamole and chapulines -- grasshoppers!

Thursday
Aug 2
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Santa Fe Spice Up

Santa Fe is one of America's oldest cities, and, in every bite, you can taste its history -- native culture, Spaniards who founded the city, the Old West, and the artists, writers and chefs who came from everywhere else. Chuck's first stop is on Water Street at Coyote Cafe to try a dish rooted in the American West, chef Eric DiStefano's elk tenderloin marinated in hoisin and beer. At Rooftop Pizzeria, Chuck dives into chef Russell Thornton's Southwest pizza with its signature blue-corn crust and green chiles. After a tour of New Mexico's most famous food, chile, Chuck answers the state question at Chris Beck's Chile Shop: red or green? Finally, Chuck and chef Katherine Kagal of Cafe Pasqual's make a roasted turkey and sides in a unique outdoor oven, but not before hand making the pottery in which it cooks.

Thursday
Aug 2
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 6

Charleston Chew

Between great food and good manners, Charleston, S.C., has a lot to brag about. "Holy City" used to be its nickname, but these days "Hungry City" is just as appropriate. Chuck tastes the best of Charleston's rivers, farms, oceans and marshes where they all converge on King Street. At The Grocery, Chef Kevin Johnson roasts softshell crab and fresh asparagus in a wood-fired oven. Chuck discovers the Lowcountry classic Frogmore Stew at Chef Michelle Weaver's elegant Charleston Grill. At Butcher & Bee, Chef Stuart Tracy shows Chuck how to make a sandwich with chorizo and guacamole and then it's off to Glazed for gourmet doughnuts filled with local goat cheese, seasonal berries and lavender glaze.

Thursday
Aug 2
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

L.A.'s Island Paradise

Catalina Island is a unique place, with species of plants and animals that are found nowhere else on earth. You can find them, however, on diners' plates all along Crescent Avenue, a hotspot for cruise ship tourists and foodies alike. Lloyd's of Avalon is famous for caramel apples, and Taylor Wilson shows Chuck how to make their iconic creation replete with all the trimmings. Chuck stops in to Steve's Steakhouse where Chef Frank Blair prepares stuffed Channel Island swordfish and garlic mashed potatoes. At Cafe Metropole, Chuck and Pam Albers forage for wild fennel to incorporate into her cole slaw and deconstructed elote salads. Finally, Chuck can't resist the fried sea bass and French fries that Miguel Tejeda prepares at Avalon Seafood.

Thursday
Aug 16
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 4

Rocky Mountain Meals

Nowadays, Aspen is famous for being a swanky winter hangout, but it was built by miners, ranchers and even hippies. Those folks are still here, and they eat on Hopkins Avenue. A snowball's throw from the slopes, rodeo rider turned chef Kathleen Crook serves Chuck a massive 30-ounce steak with a big rib-bone handle called the Tomahawk. At Ute City, so named for the original Ute Indians of the region, chef Rob McLanahan shows Chuck how to grill duck a la plancha. After stopping in at Sarah Helsley's Cheese Shop, Chuck indulges in fondue, the ultimate post-ski meal. Chuck finds dessert at Creperie du Village, a cozy eatery where chef Jason DeBacker makes a sweet crepe with a jaw-breaking German name: the Schokoladepalatschinke. Try saying that with your mouth full.

Thursday
Aug 16
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Food with a View

In cold remote Alaska, the views are amazing as the food. Chuck heads to Fourth Avenue in Anchorage to sample local favorites like traditional Russian dumplings called pelmenis and reindeer sausage (sorry Santa!). After Chuck goes fishing for salmon, Chef Reuben Gerber applies exceptional creativity to the native ingredient, pan-searing the fish with an orange gastrique high above the city in the Crow's Nest restaurant. Finally, Chuck enjoys a sweet rhubarb and strawberry popsicle from Kaity Reiley's vintage bike equipped with a cooler side car, called PopCycle. Even in summer the goodness of Alaska is best enjoyed frozen!

Thursday
Aug 16
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 7

Boy Meets Birmingham

These days, Birmingham, Ala., is known for great cooking, especially in the historic neighborhood of Five Points South. Chuck starts his foray into Southern cooking at Highlands Bar and Grill, where the chef/owner, Frank Stitt, treats Chuck to his signature dish of baked grits with parmesan-thyme sauce, wild mushrooms and country ham. Next, Chef Jan Moon shows Chuck how to make ice cream sandwiches with oatmeal cookies at her food truck, Dreamcakes. At the French-inspired Chez Fonfon, Chef Adam Grusin prepares a kale and egg salad tartine after playing the quick game of boule. Chef James Boyce showcases Gulf seafood at Veranda on Highland, where he and Chuck prepare a crab, avocado and blood orange salad. Last, Chuck stops at Melt, a food truck where Paget Pizitz and Joey Dickerson make over 25 different grilled cheese sandwiches, including the Black and Blue featuring steak and blue cheese.

Thursday
Aug 16
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Magazine Street Mojo

New Orleans is a big delicious gumbo, and on Magazine Street, Chuck Hughes tastes a spicy melange of diverse influences. He starts with a crawfish pie straight from the bayou served up at Tee Eva's Pralines & Pecans, then gets a lesson in Creole roux at Ignatius. Up next, Chuck indulges his sweet tooth and penchant for hot sauce at the grocery store, Breaux Mart. Chuck gets a taste of a paneed Mississippi Rabbit sandwich at La Petite Grocery and then tries his hand at pulling taffy at a Roman Candy Company's roadside attraction.

Thursday
Aug 30
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 6

Charleston Chew

Between great food and good manners, Charleston, S.C., has a lot to brag about. "Holy City" used to be its nickname, but these days "Hungry City" is just as appropriate. Chuck tastes the best of Charleston's rivers, farms, oceans and marshes where they all converge on King Street. At The Grocery, Chef Kevin Johnson roasts softshell crab and fresh asparagus in a wood-fired oven. Chuck discovers the Lowcountry classic Frogmore Stew at Chef Michelle Weaver's elegant Charleston Grill. At Butcher & Bee, Chef Stuart Tracy shows Chuck how to make a sandwich with chorizo and guacamole and then it's off to Glazed for gourmet doughnuts filled with local goat cheese, seasonal berries and lavender glaze.

Thursday
Aug 30
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Where the Ocean Meets the Farm

The "foodiest small town in America" has a lot to brag about. Portland, Maine, is where the ocean meets the farm, and Chuck tastes it all, including an underappreciated fish that gets its moment to shine in a delicate Pollock stew at Farmer's Table. Chuck also experiences the best sticky buns outside Paris at Standard Baking, along with a smoked lamb inspired by Italy at Vignola Cinque Terre and a fresh, steamed lobster that Chuck catches himself at Three Sons Lobster & Fish.

Thursday
Aug 30
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 8

The Last Little Italy

Sure, you know the Bronx, N.Y., has a zoo, the Botanical Garden and Yankee Stadium. But did you also know it is home to New York City's biggest Little Italy? Here, on Arthur Avenue, Chuck gets his fill of Italian home cooking. Starting at the legendary Mario's, known from a famous scene in The Godfather, Chuck samples Joseph Migliucci's octopus salad. At Zero Otto Nove, chef Roberto Paciullo makes pasta al forno, the homey baked pasta dish just like mamma used to make. Next, Chuck heads to Casa Della Mozzarella where Orazio Carciotto turns plain old milk into amazing fresh mozzarella. At Vincent's Meat Market, Peter De Luca and Chuck make lamb sausage that Peter's Aunt Lillian prepares with peppers and fresh bread to make a delicious sandwich. Mangia already!

Thursday
Aug 30
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Straight Up San Antonio

San Antonio has a beautiful river winding through downtown, cool art deco, old Spanish missions and fantastic food. On the colorful and quirky street called St. Mary's, Chuck digs into a new spin on a classic Tex-Mex breakfast, the Chalupa Robert, that Amador Montoya prepares at El Milagrito. At The Monterey, chef Chad Carey demonstrates his high-end take on a Texas football favorite, Frito pie, by smothering a po'boy with smoked pork chili, jalapeno mayo, cheddar and corn chips. At Restaurant Gwendolyn, Chuck samples chef Michael Sohocki's pre-Industrial cooking and makes braised quail with oyster mushrooms using only tools and methods that existed before 1850. Where St. Mary's crosses the river, Chuck stops in at legendary Biga on the Banks where he samples Chef Bruce Auden's oysters, an ode to Texas' love affair with everything fried.

Thursday
Sep 13
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 8

Music City Meals

Nashville will always be known as Music City, but 8th Avenue is center stage for the artists whose instruments are skillets and stoves. Chuck starts with the fiery soul food favorite called hot chicken at Bolton's Spicy Chicken and Fish where Bolton and Dollye Matthews firmly believe that the dish will perk you up and cure your sinus problems. At the restaurant called Flyte, Chef Matthew Lackey celebrates Tennessee produce with seasonal cooking, like fresh radish, carrot and onion grilled alongside local, organic steak. Next, Chuck stops in at Eighth & Roast where Lesa Wood and her highly trained baristas have perfected the art of coffee. Finally, at Bella Nashville, chef/owners Dave Cuomo and Emma Berkey not only show Chuck how to make artisanal pizza with heirloom grains and 15-year old starter, they also treat him to a concert by their folk band.

Thursday
Sep 13
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Authentically Austin

While Austin, Texas, is the eleventh largest U.S. city, a lot of people thinks its food scene is number one. Chuck heads to Lamar Boulevard, where he first meets Chef Jeramie Robison, from Uchi, who oversees a stunning collaboration between black cod, white chocolate and olive candy. Next, at Odd Duck, Chuck helps Sous Chef Sam Hellman-Mass and his crew prepare Pork Belly Sliders With Citrus Cabbage Slaw. At El Meson, Chef Marisela Godinez makes a Chile Nogada, using her family's recipe straight from Puebla, Mexico. Last, Chuck stops at the craft-style barbecue joint, Stiles Switch, where Lance Kirkpatrick teaches Chuck how to stoke the fire for his famous beef ribs.

Thursday
Sep 13
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 12

Planet Portland

The food culture in Portland, Ore., is famous for being casual, quirky and totally amazing and Chuck checks out the good food on Division Street. Despite the notorious rain, chuck finds sunshine in the Monte Cristo sandwich with an egg on top at Chef Jenn Louis' Sunshine Tavern. At Sen Yai, Chef Andy Ricker specializes in mythbusting Americans' view of Thai food. Next, Chuck stops in at Woodsmen Tavern to sample chef Andrew Gregory's lamb skewers with romesco and pea salad. Chuck's last stop is at Block + Tackle, where chef Robert Lucas makes delicious old-fashioned Oregon seafood dishes like crispy fried cod sandwiches with tartar sauce and brioche buns.

Thursday
Sep 13
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 10

Mountain State Surprise

Chuck explores the heavenly cooking deep in the Allegheny Mountains on Washington Street in Lewisburg, W.V. His first stop is at Stella's Tea House where he digs in to Chef Samantha Hall's sticky toffee pudding. Next, he visits a historic landmark that dates back to 1778, Greenbriar Resort, where Chef Bryan Skelding prepares a 14oz veal chop with cheddar grits and fresh veggies. At The Bakery, Sandy Carter makes a jalapeno bagel that rivals any bagel from New York -- or Montreal. Last, Chuck stops by the Livery where Chef Michel Neutlings prepares an Appalachian-style dish with roasted quail, wild rice, apples and fig.

Thursday
Sep 27
10am | 9c

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