Southern food expert Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood are two friends that are obsessed with everything southern: the people, the culture, but mainly the food. On their road trip through the South, they'll highlight the most memorable dishes and real, down-home restaurants that remind them of the ones they grew up eating in and that always feels like home.

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Season 1, Episode 2

Twists with Genuine Bite

Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood make their way to Treylor Park in Savannah, for their unique and delectable shrimp and grits tacos! They also try the local spin on spicy chicken wings with the peanut butter and jelly wings. Then it's on to Mississippi where Taylor's Grocery whips up succulent catfish served both blackened and fried. And don't forget the, picture perfect hush puppies that are soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside. Fore desert the duo heads to Memphis for a double dose of treats with real fruit-made ice pops and an award-winning chocolate pie.

Wednesday
Nov 21
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

It's All About Auburn

Rutledge Wood and Damaris Philips hit the ground running in Auburn, Alabama -- a city known for cuisine that uses classic Southern ingredients in the most inventive of ways. At Acre Culinary, Rut and Damaris gobble up a one-of-a-kind Alabama tamale made with classic Southern venison and the veritable vegetable mascot of the south -- the sweet potato. At the Hound, it's time to indulge in a mind-bending burger with a southern twist. Last but not least is a stop at extreme milkshake bar the Mason Jar for a sweet ending to this latest culinary adventure.

Sunday
Nov 25
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 7

Biloxi's Big Eats

In a city like Biloxi, Mississippi, it's a must to indulge in all the fresh seafood fished daily from the gulf so Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood waste no time settling in. Their tour starts at local favorite seafood joint Hook with their fresh-caught fare like speckled trout smothered with a scratch-made Pass Christian sauce. On a visit to White Pillars, they feast on exceptional farm-to-table fare, chowing down on chicken-fried rabbit with black rice and grits. Finally, the duo finishes up at Bozo's for the mother of all Biloxi dishes -- hot and spicy crawfish tailor made to make you sweat.

Sunday
Nov 25
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Southern Comforts Are Just Around the Corner

Southern food gets schooled when Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood indulge in a super-sized fried chicken and waffle sandwich at the hip, nostalgia-inspired Lunchbox Eats in Memphis. Then it's on to Damaris' hometown of Louisville, Ky to chow down on Southern staples fused with Asian flavors at MilkWood. They try their housemade fried pork rinds, watermelon soup, and the chef's pan seared Grouper. Later it doesn't get any more off the beaten path than at Walls BBQ in Savannah, where an indoor open pit is grilling up mouth-watering chicken alongside ooey, gooey mac & cheese.

Wednesday
Nov 28
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 4

It's More Southern That Way

It's all deeply flavored fun as NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood and Damaris Phillips head to Savannah, Georgia, for succulent fried oysters dished up in a waffle cone and some homemade ice cream chilled to perfection. Next, the friends descend on Louisville, Kentucky, for a visit to The Silver Dollar, where they can't pass up some succulent hen grilled in a steam bath of beer. Then, Damaris and Rutledge make a stop at Payne's BBQ in Memphis, Tennessee, to fill up on fall-off-the-bone beef ribs and deep-fried sausage.

Wednesday
Nov 28
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Life Tastes Better On the Road

Damaris Phillips and NASCAR's Rutledge Wood discover that, at LUNCHBOXeats in Memphis, Southern food gets schooled and transformed into over-the-top, delectable eats. They indulge in a super-sized fried chicken and waffle sandwich at this hip, nostalgia-inspired spot. Next, the road leads to one of Charleston, South Carolina's best eateries, Hominy Grill, for a savory beignet fried up with shrimp and okra. Then, Rutledge and Damaris head to the upscale but approachable Portage House in Jeffersonville, Indiana, for a tender and salty pastrami duck leg served alongside velvety creamed corn.

Wednesday
Dec 5
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 0

Southern Fried Georgia

Southern food expert Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood are two friends that are obsessed with everything Southern: the people, the culture, but mainly the food. On their road trip through the South, they'll highlight the most memorable dishes and real, down-home restaurants that remind them of the ones they grew up eating in and that always feels like home.

Wednesday
Dec 5
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

The New South

Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood are all about mixing old traditions with new flavors in the mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Rutledge and Damaris discover hip, true-to-the-region cooking starting with a trip to Biscuit Head where they're knocking out amazing biscuit concoctions like their Country Ham Biscuit with fried green tomato and red-eye gravy. Next, a trip to the South isn't complete without a stop by King Daddy's for Sweet Potato Hush Puppies and their talk-of-the-town Pumpkin Waffles. Finally, it's time for something sweet at Hole Doughnuts where a couple of Los Angeles natives serve up made-to-order doughnuts topped with eclectic glazes from foraged local ingredients.

Wednesday
Dec 12
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 3

Smoky Mountain Majesty

Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood continue their tour in Knoxville, Tennessee -- a city that insists on using only the freshest regional ingredients for its spectacular Southern cuisine. Their first stop is at a down-home spot called the Lunch House where the meat 'n three plate with a superstar meatloaf is as good as grandma's. Next, it's a drive into the mountains of rustic Appalachia for some homemade ham-jam biscuits, spicy pickles and delectable pork belly with a tea-poached egg on top. Finally, Damaris and Rut are off to Tootsie Truck for a locally sourced duck breast salad and a finger-licking trout po' boy.

Wednesday
Dec 12
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Chattanooga Chew

Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood shift their food tour into high gear exploring stunning Chattanooga, Tennessee -- a city full of transformation yet steeped in history. First, they check out Main Street Meats where expert butchery skills and love of quality food is reflected in the delectable Fried Bologna Sandwich and mouthwatering Strawberry Hand Pie. Next up is the whimsical Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe where family recipes are honored by dishing up Southern picnic food with a twist like BBQ Pulled Pork Hashbrown Casserole and a Rainbow Sandwich full of surprises. Then, it's time for the most important meal of the day with breakfast at Syrup and Eggs. One of the new top spots in town, they're taking breakfast to the next level with their Sweet Peach Pancakes, heavenly Bruleed Grapefruit and savory Blue Cornmeal Taco Pancakes.

Wednesday
Dec 19
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 5

It's All About Auburn

Rutledge Wood and Damaris Philips hit the ground running in Auburn, Alabama -- a city known for cuisine that uses classic Southern ingredients in the most inventive of ways. At Acre Culinary, Rut and Damaris gobble up a one-of-a-kind Alabama tamale made with classic Southern venison and the veritable vegetable mascot of the south -- the sweet potato. At the Hound, it's time to indulge in a mind-bending burger with a southern twist. Last but not least is a stop at extreme milkshake bar the Mason Jar for a sweet ending to this latest culinary adventure.

Wednesday
Dec 19
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Bring It On, Birmingham!

Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood are sold on Birmingham, Alabama's, Southern hospitality and amazing eats! At the charming 1950s hot dog shop Gus's Hot Dogs, the duo feasts on a spicy wiener packed with decidedly Southern flavors and spices. Next up is Johnny's restaurant where they're serving up a classic meat n' three with a surprising Greek twist. Finally, a trip to the charmingly rustic Ovenbird where a feast of locally raised, Braised Goat and buttery grits awaits.

Wednesday
Dec 26
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 7

Biloxi's Big Eats

In a city like Biloxi, Mississippi, it's a must to indulge in all the fresh seafood fished daily from the gulf so Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood waste no time settling in. Their tour starts at local favorite seafood joint Hook with their fresh-caught fare like speckled trout smothered with a scratch-made Pass Christian sauce. On a visit to White Pillars, they feast on exceptional farm-to-table fare, chowing down on chicken-fried rabbit with black rice and grits. Finally, the duo finishes up at Bozo's for the mother of all Biloxi dishes -- hot and spicy crawfish tailor made to make you sweat.

Wednesday
Dec 26
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Biloxi's Big Eats

In a city like Biloxi, Mississippi, it's a must to indulge in all the fresh seafood fished daily from the gulf so Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood waste no time settling in. Their tour starts at local favorite seafood joint Hook with their fresh-caught fare like speckled trout smothered with a scratch-made Pass Christian sauce. On a visit to White Pillars, they feast on exceptional farm-to-table fare, chowing down on chicken-fried rabbit with black rice and grits. Finally, the duo finishes up at Bozo's for the mother of all Biloxi dishes -- hot and spicy crawfish tailor made to make you sweat.

Tuesday
Feb 26
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

Chattanooga Chew

Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood shift their food tour into high gear exploring stunning Chattanooga, Tennessee -- a city full of transformation yet steeped in history. First, they check out Main Street Meats where expert butchery skills and love of quality food is reflected in the delectable Fried Bologna Sandwich and mouthwatering Strawberry Hand Pie. Next up is the whimsical Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe where family recipes are honored by dishing up Southern picnic food with a twist like BBQ Pulled Pork Hashbrown Casserole and a Rainbow Sandwich full of surprises. Then, it's time for the most important meal of the day with breakfast at Syrup and Eggs. One of the new top spots in town, they're taking breakfast to the next level with their Sweet Peach Pancakes, heavenly Bruleed Grapefruit and savory Blue Cornmeal Taco Pancakes.

Tuesday
Feb 26
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Southern Comforts Are Just Around the Corner

Southern food gets schooled when Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood indulge in a super-sized fried chicken and waffle sandwich at the hip, nostalgia-inspired Lunchbox Eats in Memphis. Then it's on to Damaris' hometown of Louisville, Ky to chow down on Southern staples fused with Asian flavors at MilkWood. They try their housemade fried pork rinds, watermelon soup, and the chef's pan seared Grouper. Later it doesn't get any more off the beaten path than at Walls BBQ in Savannah, where an indoor open pit is grilling up mouth-watering chicken alongside ooey, gooey mac & cheese.

Tuesday
Feb 26
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 5

Life Tastes Better On the Road

Damaris Phillips and NASCAR's Rutledge Wood discover that, at LUNCHBOXeats in Memphis, Southern food gets schooled and transformed into over-the-top, delectable eats. They indulge in a super-sized fried chicken and waffle sandwich at this hip, nostalgia-inspired spot. Next, the road leads to one of Charleston, South Carolina's best eateries, Hominy Grill, for a savory beignet fried up with shrimp and okra. Then, Rutledge and Damaris head to the upscale but approachable Portage House in Jeffersonville, Indiana, for a tender and salty pastrami duck leg served alongside velvety creamed corn.

Tuesday
Feb 26
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Twists with Genuine Bite

Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood make their way to Treylor Park in Savannah, for their unique and delectable shrimp and grits tacos! They also try the local spin on spicy chicken wings with the peanut butter and jelly wings. Then it's on to Mississippi where Taylor's Grocery whips up succulent catfish served both blackened and fried. And don't forget the, picture perfect hush puppies that are soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside. Fore desert the duo heads to Memphis for a double dose of treats with real fruit-made ice pops and an award-winning chocolate pie.

Tuesday
Feb 26
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 5

It's All About Auburn

Rutledge Wood and Damaris Philips hit the ground running in Auburn, Alabama -- a city known for cuisine that uses classic Southern ingredients in the most inventive of ways. At Acre Culinary, Rut and Damaris gobble up a one-of-a-kind Alabama tamale made with classic Southern venison and the veritable vegetable mascot of the south -- the sweet potato. At the Hound, it's time to indulge in a mind-bending burger with a southern twist. Last but not least is a stop at extreme milkshake bar the Mason Jar for a sweet ending to this latest culinary adventure.

Tuesday
Feb 26
9:30am | 8:30c

About the Hosts

Damaris Phillips

Learn about the host of Southern and Hungry.

Rutledge Wood

Learn about the host of Southern and Hungry.