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Season 8, Episode 5

#Throwback

We're talking about throwback dishes that are better now than ever before! Alton Brown takes a field trip to Richmond, Va., to get his favorite boxed lunch, while Chef Tregaye Fraser pulls up to a memorable drive-in for a slice of cake. Jeff Mauro shares the oldest pedigree of Chicagoan cuisine, and Alex Guarnaschelli slips into a food coma over her pigs in a blanket.

Wednesday
Jun 12
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jun 12
9pm | 8c
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.

Wednesday
Jun 12
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 12

Hamburger Heaven

It's burger time, and your favorite food personalities are pointing you in the right direction. Carla Hall unveils an unbelievable burger masterpiece, while Tregaye Fraser will have you traveling to New York to grab the ultimate cheeseburger and fries. Ali Khan showcases a traditional burger, but Eddie Jackson's favorite is decidedly nontraditional.

Thursday
Jun 13
12am | 11c
Season 8, Episode 5

#Throwback

We're talking about throwback dishes that are better now than ever before! Alton Brown takes a field trip to Richmond, Va., to get his favorite boxed lunch, while Chef Tregaye Fraser pulls up to a memorable drive-in for a slice of cake. Jeff Mauro shares the oldest pedigree of Chicagoan cuisine, and Alex Guarnaschelli slips into a food coma over her pigs in a blanket.

Thursday
Jun 13
12:30am | 11:30c
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
Jun 13
1am | 12c
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.

Thursday
Jun 13
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 9, Episode 12

I'll Have What They're Having

Word of mouth is strong and we're urged to have what the people are having! Antonia Lofaso listens to what the people and immediately falls in love with a sourdough cinnamon roll in Los Angeles. Geoffrey Zakarian can barely contain himself as he gushes over the famous meatball and salad -- a dish that truly everyone is having. And Monti Carlo listens to the crowd and indulges in pork belly pastrami.

Thursday
Jun 13
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 9

Back to School

We're going back to school to learn once and for all what the ultimate nostalgic dish is. We're joining Chef Beau MacMillan in the cafeteria with his Supreme Boffa super-sub sandwich and heading down to homeroom where Jeff Mauro teaches us all about the best pepperoni pizza creation on the planet. And we're sticking around after class with Tregaye Fraser to learn about her irresistible ricotta cannoli.

Thursday
Jun 13
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 9, Episode 8

High Steaks

We're paying tribute to the best styles, cuts and steakhouses serving up the best steaks. Chef Jonathon Sawyer takes us on a trip to Dayton for a ribeye cut so incredibly, it's fit for a king. Jaynard Wells travels down to Atlanta for the best of both worlds -- the sea and land -- in a surf-and-turf combo of steak and shrimp. And Duff Goldman drools over a butter steak that melts in your mouth ... like butter!

Thursday
Jun 13
6pm | 5c
Season 7, Episode 4

Dallas

We're in Dallas to show you some of the hottest spots in town. Barbecue is big in Texas, and the brisket at North Main BBQ bowls us over with its world-famous brisket. Fried chicken is one of our favorite foods so you bet we went to Babe's to satisfy our crunchy cravings. And for those of you with a sweet tooth, we find some of the best desserts in Dallas, from the Pecan Ball at Café Pacific to the classic fruitcake at Collins bakery. It's time to dig in to Dallas!

Thursday
Jun 13
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 7, Episode 2

New England

We're in New England, the birthplace of the American Revolution, for some of our favorite food. From Bostonian classics like the Boston cream pie, to sticky buns that'll sway your loyalties, we're taking you on a tour of the best that New England has to offer. Whether it's for the Szechuan sliced fish in Chinatown or the ultimate roast chicken in Cambridge, when it comes to revolutionary food, you're going to want to put New England on your bucket list.

Thursday
Jun 13
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 12

Last Supper

Pizza, crispy fried chicken, succulent juicy duck, a pasta feast extravaganza and smoky sweet BBQ pork -- these are just a few of the meals that Michael Symon, Cat Cora, Sunny Anderson, Ted Allen and others say are, literally, to die for. Before they meet the Reaper, find out where your favorite Food Network stars will go for their ... LAST SUPPER.

Thursday
Jun 13
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 9, Episode 6

The Closers

There's no better way to end a meal than with these delicious dishes. In New York City, Martha Stewart gushes over the most irresistible piece of lemon meringue she's ever had. Simon Majumdar travels all the way to Kentucky for a world-famous avocado dessert. And Chef Antonia Lofaso goes all out with a perfect puffy pastry known as the Napoleon.

Sunday
Jun 16
9am | 8c
Season 8, Episode 10

Sandwich Hall of Fame

We're honoring the all-time favorite sandwiches in the Sandwich Hall of Fame because it's all about the bread and what's in between! If you've never had a BL"G"T, Eddie Jackson will tell you where to go. Fanny Slater hasn't missed a week without her "Friday Special," and Katie Lee heads to a small shop in New York to get the best Italian hoagie she's ever eaten. And Southerners don't have to travel to Philadelphia for the best cheesesteak, as Alton Brown reveals a hidden gem in Atlanta.

Sunday
Jun 16
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 7, Episode 12

San Diego

San Diego may be the land of sun, surf and fun, but it's also home to some of the best dining spots around. From a bacon burger at Hodad's that left us speechless, to the chilaquiles at Mexican hotspot Talavera, we're hitting some of the best spots this side of the boarder. From the peanut butter spread at Spread, to the extra-delicious chocolate cake at Extraordinary Desserts, dining in San Diego will make you feel like it's summer all year long.

Sunday
Jun 16
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 8

Mid-Atlantic

We're touring the amazing Mid-Atlantic, sampling seafood like crab cakes in Baltimore and paella in Washington, DC. We found the perfect breakfast at Golden West Café, and some of the best beef we've ever had at Baltimore favorite, Chap's Pit Beef. And don't think we didn't save room for dessert! From a chocolate, marshmallow, peanut creation called the CMP at Woodberry Kitchen, to Baltimore's own bomb pie, we're trying it all on our Mid-Atlantic mission.

Sunday
Jun 16
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 9, Episode 7

Let's Do Lunch

The best lunchtime hot spots are sure to fill any craving, satisfy any hunger and generally just make you happy. Ali Khan makes a beeline for an over-the-top pistachio chicken salad creation in Austin, Texas. In Atlanta, Jernard Wells gets bad to the bone with finger lickin' good ribs, while in New York City, Martha Stewart has a lunchtime special you won't want to miss.

Tuesday
Jun 18
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 4

Picture Perfect

We're going after picture-perfect dishes that taste as good as they look. Carla Hall shows off beautiful beets from Michigan, and Molly Yeh reveals the surprise inside the ultimate breakfast muffin. Aaron Sanchez shares his warm cookies and milk, while Alton Brown talks about his favorite dish at Destroyer in Los Angeles.

Tuesday
Jun 18
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 12, Episode 11

Mess Hall

Grab some napkins because things are about to get messy in the best way possible. Alex Guarnaschelli travels to Washington, D.C., for a beer-battered burger sure to leave a mark. Then Antonia Lofaso visits Los Angeles to let loose on the fattest sub sandwich ever imagined while Duff Goldman heads to Arkansas for a deliciously sloppy mess that can't be missed.

Tuesday
Jun 18
1pm | 12c
Season 12, Episode 10

Super Spuds

Whether it's baked, fried, boiled or mashed, the potato is here to rescue everyone from hunger. Duff Goldman leaps tall buildings in Los Angeles for a one-of-a-kind poutine. Richard Blais saves the day with potato and cheese pierogis in Portland, Ore., while Andrew Zimmern heads to Asheville, N.C., for a sensational sweet potato pie.

Tuesday
Jun 18
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 12, Episode 6

Crazy Creations

Don't be fooled, these one-of-a-kind concoctions and zany mashups are real-deal delicious. Jeff Mauro enjoys a unique caramel-corn pastry treat in Chicago, and Ali Khan gives the low-down on jambalaya served on a stick in Austin, Texas. Plus, Alex Guarnaschelli heads to California for an unforgettable sandwich experience.

Tuesday
Jun 18
2pm | 1c
Season 12, Episode 1

Pie's the Limit

From savory to sweet and cheesy to meaty, the pie possibilities are endless. Wolfgang Puck picks a perfect fruit and cream pie in Los Angeles. Then, in New York, Anne Burrell dives into a mouthwatering pizza while Kristen Kish warms up with a one-of-a-kind chicken pot pie in Austin, Texas.

Tuesday
Jun 18
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 9, Episode 4

Brilliantly Baked

It's time to indulge in some of the best baked goods imaginable as Martha Stewart shows off a beautifully perfect brioche she can't get enough of in New York City. Then, find out why Alex Guarnaschelli's favorite lemon bars are simply off-the-charts brilliant! Finally, Tregaye Fraser has a new take on an old classic in Atlanta.

Wednesday
Jun 19
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 9

Big Cheese

Jeff Mauro, Geoffrey Zakarian, Jamika Pessoa and Bobby Flay are just a few of your favorite food personalities sharing their all-time favorite ways to indulge in some cheesy goodness. Whether it's a cheese curd-stuffed bratwurst or a fried cheese work of art, macaroni and cheese or the most incredible Queso Fundido, these cheese dishes are sure to blow your taste buds.

Wednesday
Jun 19
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jun 19
9pm | 8c