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Season 8, Episode 1

Worth the Wait

Some things in life are worth standing in line for, and we're sharing the foods we think are worth the wait. Alton Brown talks up his favorite beef Wellington, while Jamika Pessoa melts over buttery biscuits. Chef Beau MacMillan says there's nothing worth waiting for more than Tratto's pasta in Phoenix, and Duff Goldman is okay with waiting in line for hours at this special hot chicken joint.

Friday
Apr 3
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 11, Episode 9

More Than I Can Count!

Some special dishes are so good you can enjoy them over and over again. Andrew Zimmern has lost count of how many times he's indulged in the infamous barbecue chicken from Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Que in Birmingham, Ala. Aarti Sequeira can't stop ordering her favorite handmade ice cream at Salt and Straw in Los Angeles, and Duff Goldman can't keep track of all the jumbo lump crab cakes he has eaten at Faidley's Seafood in Baltimore.

Monday
Apr 6
10pm | 9c
Season 10, Episode 5

Best Meal Deal

You don't have to sacrifice incredible food experiences in order to save a buck! Antonia Lofaso keeps her wallet full with irresistible Mexican munchies in Venice Beach, Calif., Duff Goldman saves a ton as he takes on the enormous Orca Platter in Washington, D.C., and Ali Khan gets incredible bang for his buck with a one-of-a-kind meal in Des Moines, Iowa, that you have to see to believe.

Monday
Apr 6
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Voted 'Most Popular'

We're sharing seven of the most popular go-to dishes from restaurants across the country. Jason Smith takes us down south to an irresistible ice cream shop, while Bobby Flay reveals his secret neighborhood joint. Chef Beau MacMillan keeps it simple with his favorite salad, and Katie Lee admits that a nontraditional grilled pizza is her ultimate favorite.

Monday
Apr 6
11pm | 10c
Season 8, Episode 7

Southern Charm

We're checking out the best rich, hearty, home-style cooking straight from the South. Roger Mooking can't pass up a simple yet magical Southern dish, while Food Network Star winner Jason Smith introduces the epitome of a Southern sandwich. If you've been looking for the best shrimp and grits, let Alton Brown tell you where to go. And Chef Beau MacMillan goes deep for a low-country boil you won't ever forget!

Monday
Apr 6
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 11, Episode 9

More Than I Can Count!

Some special dishes are so good you can enjoy them over and over again. Andrew Zimmern has lost count of how many times he's indulged in the infamous barbecue chicken from Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Que in Birmingham, Ala. Aarti Sequeira can't stop ordering her favorite handmade ice cream at Salt and Straw in Los Angeles, and Duff Goldman can't keep track of all the jumbo lump crab cakes he has eaten at Faidley's Seafood in Baltimore.

Tuesday
Apr 7
2am | 1c
Season 10, Episode 5

Best Meal Deal

You don't have to sacrifice incredible food experiences in order to save a buck! Antonia Lofaso keeps her wallet full with irresistible Mexican munchies in Venice Beach, Calif., Duff Goldman saves a ton as he takes on the enormous Orca Platter in Washington, D.C., and Ali Khan gets incredible bang for his buck with a one-of-a-kind meal in Des Moines, Iowa, that you have to see to believe.

Tuesday
Apr 7
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Voted 'Most Popular'

We're sharing seven of the most popular go-to dishes from restaurants across the country. Jason Smith takes us down south to an irresistible ice cream shop, while Bobby Flay reveals his secret neighborhood joint. Chef Beau MacMillan keeps it simple with his favorite salad, and Katie Lee admits that a nontraditional grilled pizza is her ultimate favorite.

Tuesday
Apr 7
3am | 2c
Season 8, Episode 7

Southern Charm

We're checking out the best rich, hearty, home-style cooking straight from the South. Roger Mooking can't pass up a simple yet magical Southern dish, while Food Network Star winner Jason Smith introduces the epitome of a Southern sandwich. If you've been looking for the best shrimp and grits, let Alton Brown tell you where to go. And Chef Beau MacMillan goes deep for a low-country boil you won't ever forget!

Tuesday
Apr 7
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Totally Unexpected

Guacamole with sage, blue cheese, and bacon? Ice cream made from prosciutto? A candy bar that's battered and deep fried? These are just a few of the dishes Food Network stars including Michael Symon, Chris Cosentino, Sunny Anderson and Alton Brown say they never expected to be the best thing they ever ate!

Wednesday
Apr 8
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 2

Simply Irresistible

A perfectly roasted chicken, sticky buns laden with sweet delicious caramel, and succulent seafood in a sauce that's "off the hook" -- find out why Guy, Bobby, Duff and others say these dishes and more are Simply Irresistible.

Wednesday
Apr 8
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Regional Favorites

What better place to chow down on a shrimp po' boy than New Orleans? You want the ultimate lobster feast? You gotta go to Maine. What food is synonymous with Philadelphia? Cheesesteak! Food Network stars including Guy, Tyler and Michael Symon tell you where to find the best regional dishes!

Wednesday
Apr 8
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 4

Sweet Tooth

You don't have to be a kid to want the delicious sugary sweets that Bobby, Claire, Rocco and others are talking about -- from fruit filled homemade Pop Tarts to PB&J doughnuts, rich Chocolate Mousse, and tangy Tangerine Creamsicles. And you don't need your parents' permission to eat them!

Wednesday
Apr 8
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 10, Episode 9

Special Occasion

Nothing makes a special occasion more memorable than having the best food! We're counting down the best meals for any special occasion, starting with Beau MacMillan's unforgettable gnocchi in San Diego. Tregaye Fraser casts her vote for a one-of-a-kind gourmet burger in Atlanta, and Martha Stewart celebrates with the most exquisite salmon in New York.

Thursday
Apr 9
6pm | 5c
Season 10, Episode 10

Genuine Legends

We're celebrating eats and eateries that have withstood the test of time. From America's best pancakes to the ultimate doughnuts, find out which dishes make the cut and go down in history as true legends. Legendary chef Wolfgang Puck writes history with the world's most perfect seafood dish ever, Geoffrey Zakarian tells the tale of the infamous Caesar salad and more.

Thursday
Apr 9
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 11, Episode 4

Low and Slow

Patience is a virtue, and the greatest mouthwatering dishes can't be rushed. Wolfgang Puck admires APL Restaurant in Los Angeles for making a sandwich that's well worth the wait. On the opposite coast, Antonia Lofaso finds the cavatelli truly irresistible at Coppa in Boston, and Geoffrey Zakarian shares his love for the smoked brisket at Hill Country Barbecue Market in New York City.

Thursday
Apr 9
7pm | 6c
Season 11, Episode 13

Buttered Up

It's official: Everything is better with butter! Chefs and food experts are revealing the richest, creamiest buttery dishes out there. Alex Guarnaschelli brings on the butter with a one-of-a-kind shrimp-and-grits combo from Tillie's in Short Hills, New Jersey. Jeff Mauro hits the streets of Chicago to satisfy his butter craving with an amazing honey butter chicken sandwich from the aptly named restaurant Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Then Marc Murphy travels north to Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine, for a signature buttered delight.

Thursday
Apr 9
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 11, Episode 7

Stacked

With layers upon layers stacked with flavor and ingredients, these favorite dishes seem too good to be true. Wolfgang Puck gushes about an unimaginable seafood platter at Cassia in Los Angeles. Down south in New Orleans, monstrous pulled pork nachos from Kingfish have Marc Murphy stunned, and Katie Lee unveils a massive sandwich that will overload your taste buds at Anna's Deli in Sarasota, Fla.

Thursday
Apr 9
10pm | 9c
Season 10, Episode 3

Asian Sensations

Take your taste buds on a trip to the Far East with a list of America's best Asian dishes. Martha Stewart shares a perfect meaty powerhouse in New York City. Alex Guarnaschelli uncovers a heavy-hitting pork bun in Minneapolis, and Wolfgang Puck reveals where he gets his favorite crispy Asian dish.

Thursday
Apr 9
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 2

Feats of Meat

Who doesn't love a juicy hunk of meat? Our favorite carnivores are sharing the most mouth-watering meat dishes they've ever eaten. Chef and butcher Justin Brunson shares where gets his favorite meatballs, while Monti Carlo digs into her heritage and discovers the best chicharron in Los Angeles. Chef Bobby Flay doesn't joke around when it comes to meat, so he reveals the steak he says is the best around.

Thursday
Apr 9
11pm | 10c
Season 8, Episode 3

Life Changers

We're revealing all the unforgettable dishes that changed our lives. Alex Guarnaschelli names the dish that resulted in her being born, and Fanny Slater explains why she wouldn't get married without catfish and grits. Chef Jonathon Sawyer discusses how one dish changed the lives of over 200 inmates, while cake ace Duff Goldman talks about the slice of pie that makes him weak in the knees.

Thursday
Apr 9
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 11, Episode 7

Stacked

With layers upon layers stacked with flavor and ingredients, these favorite dishes seem too good to be true. Wolfgang Puck gushes about an unimaginable seafood platter at Cassia in Los Angeles. Down south in New Orleans, monstrous pulled pork nachos from Kingfish have Marc Murphy stunned, and Katie Lee unveils a massive sandwich that will overload your taste buds at Anna's Deli in Sarasota, Fla.

Friday
Apr 10
2am | 1c
Season 10, Episode 3

Asian Sensations

Take your taste buds on a trip to the Far East with a list of America's best Asian dishes. Martha Stewart shares a perfect meaty powerhouse in New York City. Alex Guarnaschelli uncovers a heavy-hitting pork bun in Minneapolis, and Wolfgang Puck reveals where he gets his favorite crispy Asian dish.

Friday
Apr 10
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 8, Episode 2

Feats of Meat

Who doesn't love a juicy hunk of meat? Our favorite carnivores are sharing the most mouth-watering meat dishes they've ever eaten. Chef and butcher Justin Brunson shares where gets his favorite meatballs, while Monti Carlo digs into her heritage and discovers the best chicharron in Los Angeles. Chef Bobby Flay doesn't joke around when it comes to meat, so he reveals the steak he says is the best around.

Friday
Apr 10
3am | 2c
Season 8, Episode 3

Life Changers

We're revealing all the unforgettable dishes that changed our lives. Alex Guarnaschelli names the dish that resulted in her being born, and Fanny Slater explains why she wouldn't get married without catfish and grits. Chef Jonathon Sawyer discusses how one dish changed the lives of over 200 inmates, while cake ace Duff Goldman talks about the slice of pie that makes him weak in the knees.

Friday
Apr 10
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 11, Episode 10

Fried and Gone to Heaven

Some fried food is so crispy, so crunchy and so incredible that you feel like you've died and gone to heaven. Jeff Mauro heads to Proxi in Chicago for a food frenzy with the most-unique version of street corn ever imagined. Simon Majumdar takes his taste buds to the next level with a crispy pork shank at Salo-Salo Grill in West Covina, Calif., and Ali Khan keeps it old-school with a phenomenal fried hot chicken sammy from Tumble 22 in Austin, Texas.

Monday
Apr 13
10pm | 9c