Acclaimed chef, cookbook author and host Gerry "G." Garvin travels through Georgia exploring the tastes of the South.
Season 2, Episode 7

Down Home

G. Garvin gets a taste of the south when he works on a goat farm in Franklin, TN, heads to a restaurant where tea is the star in Louisville, KY, and gets a tour of the bourbon process with a cooking lesson in Bardstown, KY.

Thursday
Mar 2
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Best of New York

On this road trip, G. Garvin sets off to find some of the best Southern-inspired food the Empire State has to offer. First he heads to Harlem, where Chef Ayala Donchin serves up decadent desserts at Evelyn's Kitchen where specialties include their cupcakes and signature Pudgies. Next, he heads to Peaches in Brooklyn where they take Southern hospitality to a whole new level with mouthwatering dishes like the Black Skillet Chicken. G. wraps up his trip at Rye Roadhouse in Rye, NY, for some authentic Cajun specialties including the popular blackened alligator.

Thursday
Apr 6
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Ann Arbor

G. Garvin searches for a taste of the south in Ann Arbor, MI. The first stop is Grange Kitchen and Bar, a local eatery that is serving up specialties like Fried Pig Head and Deep Fried Apple Pie. Then it's off to Ron's Road House to taste some of their delicious smoked barbecue sandwiches and sides before wrapping things up at Zingerman's Roadhouse where they combine two Southern classics in one with the Fried Chicken Mac and Cheese.

Thursday
Apr 6
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Oakland

G. Garvin is in Oakland visiting the Chop Bar sampling their meatloaf before heading to the Pietisserie for an Apple Pie. On a walking tour, G. tries everything from chicken and waffles to ceviche and ends with a wine sampling.

Friday
Apr 14
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 9

Southern California

G. Garvin is in Southern California where he helps pick farm fresh items for a mixed greens salad and assists husband and wife restaurant owners as they prepare salmon croquettes and one of G.'s favorites: fish and grits.

Friday
May 19
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 13

G's West Coast

G. Garvin takes a foodie road trip out west starting in Las Vegas, NV, for some chicken-fried steak then pancakes in Las Angeles before having rotisserie pork loin, sweet potato spread and a cocktail in Venice, CA.

Friday
May 19
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Asheville

In the mountains of North Carolina is the gorgeous hidden gem, Asheville. G. Garvin takes in the sights by ziplining through Appalachia before landing in the sophisticated kitchen at Cucina 24 where Chef and owner Brian Canipeli teaches him how to make ravioli from scratch. G. then explores the local scene gathering fresh ingredients at Chop Shop Butchery, Blue Water Seafood, the local farmers' market and a local brewery. He makes a great meal for all the shop owners he met along the way.

Friday
May 19
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Brooklyn

G. Garvin heads to Brooklyn to see what makes this borough so vibrant beginning with Pies 'N' Thighs, a Southern restaurant free of frills and pretension. G. joins the restaurant's owners to sample their fried chicken and fixin's, and gets the scoop on how Sarah Buck makes her sour cherry pear pie. G. then stops by the Burger Bistro and meets with chef and owner John to make his Ossobucco burger before making his own Brooklyn-worth creation. Finally, G. heads to Breukelen Distillery and visits with Brad Estabrooke who walks G. through the process of making their delicious gin.

Friday
Jul 14
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 6

New Jersey

G. Garvin is touring the food scene that rivals New York's in Hoboken, NJ, starting with 3Forty Grill where Chef Wally Weaver shares his special recipe for braised short rib. At Cava Winery, owners Deneah and Anthony give G. a tasting before he and Chef Michael use the Cava wine to cook a flavorful fish entree. Finally, G. visits Jersey institution Dickie Dee's where he sees how they make their famous Italian Hot Dog.

Friday
Jul 14
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Lafayette

G. Garvin gets a taste of the up-and-coming food city Lafayette, LA, starting with a luscious and sophisticated brunch at the French Press and then a lesson in making a proper boudin at Johnson's Boucaniere. Later, G. finds himself teaching a lesson at the Accidental Chef Cooking School where he's inspired by local crawfish to create a quick jambalaya dish.

Friday
Jul 14
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Virginia

In Richmond, G. Garvin meets with Chef Walter of Lemaire at the Jefferson Hotel for his take on the fried green tomato and Comfort restaurant, where Chef Jason shares his techniques on prepairing braised pork and sides. In nearby Glen Allen, Va., G. experiences a day in the life at Lavender Fields farm with owner Nicole before preparing a simple and summery skirt steak salad.

Friday
Jul 14
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

New Jersey

G. Garvin is touring the food scene that rivals New York's in Hoboken, NJ, starting with 3Forty Grill where Chef Wally Weaver shares his special recipe for braised short rib. At Cava Winery, owners Deneah and Anthony give G. a tasting before he and Chef Michael use the Cava wine to cook a flavorful fish entree. Finally, G. visits Jersey institution Dickie Dee's where he sees how they make their famous Italian Hot Dog.

Thursday
Dec 14
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

Chicago

G. Garvin heads to the Windy City and stops at Grandma J's Kitchen, where they're putting their own spin on comfort food classics with dishes like Chicken and Waffle Fritters and "The Works": an egg, bacon, kale and potato hash served with fried tomatoes. Then it's off to Honey Butter Fried Chicken, a restaurant whose name says it all! G. wraps things up at The Purple Pig where he meets a father and son team that's bringing a unique Southern flair to dishes like Fried Pig's Ear with Crispy Kale, Pickled Cherry Peppers and a fried egg.

Thursday
Jan 25
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 6

Ann Arbor

G. Garvin searches for a taste of the south in Ann Arbor, MI. The first stop is Grange Kitchen and Bar, a local eatery that is serving up specialties like Fried Pig Head and Deep Fried Apple Pie. Then it's off to Ron's Road House to taste some of their delicious smoked barbecue sandwiches and sides before wrapping things up at Zingerman's Roadhouse where they combine two Southern classics in one with the Fried Chicken Mac and Cheese.

Thursday
Mar 22
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 10

Best of the Midwest

G. Garvin tours the Midwest starting in South Bend, IN, at Cordance where they're turning out unique dishes like Pig Face Flatbread and Ham Hock Cupcakes. Then it's off to Carriage House in Chicago for a modern take on Lowcountry cooking. G. joins Chef Mark Steuer to bring the South up north with dishes like sweet bread, oyster roast and fried chicken with bread and butter pickles, sweet potato hot sauce and local honey. The trip ends in Ypsilanti, MI, at Cuppy's where G. samples the best of Southern comfort food -- everything from catfish and collards to meat loaf and fried okra.

Thursday
Mar 22
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Indiana

G. Garvin's trip to Indianapolis starts off at Wildflour, a bakery that's dishing up a Vanilla Bean Bread Pudding that would make any Southern grandma proud. Then it's a visit to Jay's Table for a twist on some Lowcountry classics with dishes like grilled salmon with ham hock and chicken livers with brown gravy and scrambled eggs. G. then heads to Valley restaurant where they're using the freshest local ingredients to make dishes like their famous pork fries -- french fries tossed in smoked paprika, topped off with pulled pork tenderloin, gravy and melted cheese.

Thursday
Mar 22
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 11

Philadelphia

G. Garvin samples the unique eats of Philadelphia starting with red velvet waffles and pineapple upside-down bread pudding. Next, he has the best oxtail and gravy in town before trying the famous Philly Cheesesteak Cookie.

Thursday
Mar 22
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Washington, DC

G. Garvin goes on a culinary adventure in Washington, DC, starting at Sixth Engine for grilled shrimp and black eyed peas then on to Birch and Barley for honey-glazed duck. Finally, G. stops by Boundary Road for brick chicken.

Thursday
Mar 22
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 4

Best of New York

On this road trip, G. Garvin sets off to find some of the best Southern-inspired food the Empire State has to offer. First he heads to Harlem, where Chef Ayala Donchin serves up decadent desserts at Evelyn's Kitchen where specialties include their cupcakes and signature Pudgies. Next, he heads to Peaches in Brooklyn where they take Southern hospitality to a whole new level with mouthwatering dishes like the Black Skillet Chicken. G. wraps up his trip at Rye Roadhouse in Rye, NY, for some authentic Cajun specialties including the popular blackened alligator.

Thursday
Mar 22
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

Miami

G. Garvin is searching for Southern classics in Miami, FL, and begins at Crackers where he cooks up tender Maple Glazed Pork Chops with a side of Buttery Sweet Potato Mash. The road trip then takes him to Swine where he gets a lesson in how to make Key Lime Pie, a Miami favorite, and gets a taste of their famous dish: the Hoppin' Jack Rabbit. G. wraps things up downtown at Batch Gastropub for some of the best Pork Belly in town and a taste of their specially blended cocktails.

Thursday
Apr 12
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 3

Ft. Lauderdale

G. Garvin travels to Ft. Lauderdale on a mission that only he can accomplish. First, G. hits the high seas with Captain Jay and cooks up the catch of the day, Fried Fish with Spicy Mayo and Cheesy Grits. His next stop is Hot & Soul where a husband-and-wife team are serving up Southern comfort specialties with a twist, like their Gnaughty Gnocchi with oxtail. Then at Southern Swank, G. heads into the kitchen and learns how to make their famous Smoked Beer Can Chicken.

Thursday
Apr 12
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Oahu

G. Garvin hits the streets in Hawaii and meets up with the owner of Dat Cajun Guy Food Truck who prepares a New Orleans-style jambalaya that brings Bourbon Street straight to Oahu. Then he heads to Monkey Pod for a juicy pulled pork sandwich and classic down-home kale salad, topped off with their take on strawberry cream pie. G. ends his trip at Hughley's Southern Cuisine where a military vet is serving up traditional soul food like smothered pork chops and gravy, mashed potatoes and sauteed green beans.

Thursday
Apr 12
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 7

The Big Island

G. Garvin heads to Hawaii and hooks up with the King of Kona's culinary scene, Sam Choy. Their first stop is Kaaloa's Super J's where they specialize in Lau Lau, a dish made with slow cooked pork and cabbage. Next stop is Big Jake's Island B-B-Q, where the Texas-style barbecue has customers lining up to taste some of their famous ribs, brisket and chicken. Then it's on to Umeke's for traditional Hawaiian Poke served up with lots of love! G. ends the day at a traditional Hawaiian luau, where he gets a hands-on experience creating the perfect southern-inspired menu under the stars.

Thursday
Apr 12
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 13

Rhode Island

On this road trip, G. Garvin sets out to find Southern specialties in Rhode Island. First stop is Bistro 22 for seared scallops over grit cakes, and "breakfast in jar," a dish made with house smoked bacon, crispy potato, short rib and a poached egg. Next, Succotash, for a brisket sandwich that's loaded with so much love, you need a knife and fork to eat it! G. brings it on home at Haven Brothers Diner, a Rhode Island institution that's serving up guilty pleasures like their "triple murder burger," three juicy burger patties topped with bacon and a whole lot of fixin's. He washes it all down with their delicious homemade coffee milk shake.

Thursday
Apr 12
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 12

Boston

G. Garvin heads to Boston where he finds some serious Southern comfort. He starts off at Estelle's where he gets in the kitchen and cooks up Chicken Fried Steak topped with Sausage Gravy before heading to Highland Kitchen for a taste of their much talked about Spicy Goat Stew. G. ends the evening at Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen for some Catfish Tacos and jams to the house band.

Thursday
Apr 12
9:30am | 8:30c

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Acclaimed chef, cookbook author and host Gerry "G." Garvin travels throughout the country to savor the varied and delicious tastes of the South.