Chef Emeril Lagasse pays tribute to The Originals iconic food establishments that have helped shape the country's culinary landscape. While the restaurant industry is notoriously challenging and the life of a restaurant is sometimes short, every city has those cherished institutions that have stood the test of time. Emeril visits a new city in each episode and goes behind the scenes at three historic eateries. From uncovering the birthplace of famous dishes like Boston Cream Pie in New England and the French Dip Sandwich in Los Angeles to revealing Charlie Chaplin's favorite '20s Hollywood hangout and Dr. Martin Luther King's preferred Atlanta dining spot, Emeril guides us from the other side of the stove. Join him on a fascinating and tasty journey through New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami and his beloved New Orleans.