Guy has visited lots of killer joints in New York and we've rounded up some of the best bites in the Big Apple. You can't visit New York without having old school Italian at John's of 12th Street or traditional Jewish favorites at Ben's Deli -- and no one does classic New York sandwiches like Defonte's. But Guy's also discovered some surprises, like authentic barbecue at The Smoke Joint, German pretzels at The Redhead and a hubcap sized donut at Pies N Things.
Ethnic food runs the gamut on DDD, and Guy totally loves to try new things. In this special, we'll check out some of Guy's favorite spots serving up all kinds of traditional ethnic dishes, from hand-pulled Chinese noodles at Peaceful Restaurant to quesadillas and tortas at Nopalito and righteous Guamanian classics like shrimp fritters at PDX 671, these joints are authentic to the bone. And some of the best spots are keepin' it in the family like the brothers at OB Noodle House cranking out all kinds of Asian staples they picked up from pops and the mother/son team at Irazu serving up Costa Rican classics. Sit back, relax, and get ready for your flavor jets to get kicked into high gear.
This trip, Guy Fieri's cruisin' the islands with his buddy, Chef Reno Henriques, on a culinary tour of Maui, Hawaii. First, a real-deal taste of regional favorites like loco moco and kalbi ribs. Then, a legit barbecue joint smoking up St. Louis-style ribs and the bomb burnt ends, and a food truck dishin' out the freshest catch served raw, baked and even deep-fried.
This trip, Guy Fieri's going off the beaten path to check out some funky finds. In Charlotte, N.C., an eatery tucked inside a beer store slingin' crazy waffle creations. In Houston, a not-your-everyday fusion joint mashing up killer barbecue with sushi. And in Cancun, a beachy spot surprising guests with nurse shark pescadillas and a unique Mayan fresh-fish specialty.
This trip, Guy Fieri's grabbing dishes stacked and stuffed with off-the-hook goodness. In Baltimore, the cozy pasta bar rolling out righteous ravioli and topping things off with killer clams. In Eugene, Ore., the sandwich food truck creating a meaty, cheesy masterpiece and a double dose of pork. And in Cable, Wis., the small town favorite charging up their barbecue with espresso and firing up creme brulee French toast.
This trip, Guy Fieri's digging in to stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. In Atlanta, the down-home joint cooking up righteous chicken and biscuits and house-cured lox, where he's joined by former NFL player Jamal Lewis. Across town, the twin-brother team firing up Southern grub like brisket burger and chicken-fried ribs, where he meets up with TV host Rutledge Wood. And in Fort Collins, Colo., the funky cafe serving up vegetarian specialties like tomatillo and chickpea pizza and a savory cauliflower steak.
Guy Fieri tries out favorites from around the corner and around the globe. In Chicago, a Peruvian joint serving classic lomo saltado (sauteed rib eye with French fries mixed right in) and beef heart; in Oklahoma City, a local institution where the bread's baked fresh daily and the schnitzel's done like back in Germany; and in South Buffalo, N.Y., a pub making the home town favorite, a sandwich called "beef on weck."
Guy Fieri rolls through Memphis, one of America's greatest barbecue towns, checking out an 86-year-old legend with the killer pulled pork sandwich and a true local favorite, barbecue spaghetti; a tiny joint where the specialty is barbecued Cornish hen; serious ribs at a joint with its own fleet of pink Cadillacs.
This trip, Guy's steppin' up to unique grills on the mainland and beyond. In Miami, Fla., the husband/wife duo serving up classic Americana with a 21st century twist like the smoky fried chicken and Buffalo-style pig wings. In Orange County, Calif., the anything-but-average taco truck grilling steaks for the drunken torta and deep frying green chicken chilaquiles. And on Oahu, Hawaii, Guy's favorite rotisserie chicken joint cranking out the island's signature huli huli chicken.
This trip, Guy Fieri's filling up on some serious soup. In Baltimore, the authentic Irish pub serving up seafood gumbo and a twist on traditional corned beef and cabbage. In Eugene, Ore., the joint dishing out 80 different kinds of soup, from a Middle Eastern take on lamb to Peruvian pork and quinoa. And in Cincinnati, the Vietnamese spot cranking out phenomenal pho and a bahn mi sandwich turned on its head.
This trip, Guy's diving into all kinds of classic comfort foods. In Kansas City, Mo., the real deal chef serving up his dressed-up version of comfort food with dishes like chicken pot pie and steamed mussels. In Franklin, Tenn., the southern spot crankin' out comfort food favorites like jambalaya, chargrilled oysters and the regional favorite hot chicken. And near the airport in Nashville, the food truck turned deli keepin' it funky with all kinds of homemade soups, salads and even some graffiti.
This trip, Guy's firin' up the grill and stacking up the flavor. In Toronto, Canada, the restored diner cooking up pork belly, a mac and cheese burger and a Christmas burger. And in Nags Head, N.C., the surfer spot known for Jamaican jerk chicken and Caribbean pork chops.
This trip, Guy Fieri's celebrating homeland favorites from all kinds of diverse cultures. In Richfield, Minn., the Mexican restaurant-market combo dishing out real-deal tacos al pastor and carnitas tamales. In Denver, the Greek joint cooking up lights-out lamb ribs and a unique dessert specialty. And in Atlanta, the Southern spot serving up their spin on shrimp and grits, plus legit biscuits and gravy.
Guy Fieri checks out three local namesake favorites: Rick's in Idaho for pork chops with polenta; Nic's In Oklahoma City, a local legend for onion burgers; and Pam's in Seattle, serving classics from Trinidad.
Guy Fieri searches out some classic joints cranking out classic food: A 60-year-old Pennsylvania Diner transplanted to Miami's South Beach, with a classic diner menu, and some other specialties you wouldn't expect to find here; in Topeka, Kan., a drive-in straight out of the fifties, where the burgers and fries still come to your car, but they're also making apple pie from scratch. And the oldest restaurant in Memphis, a classic southern tea room from 1918 -- with a classic southern menu, and an international twist.
Guy Fieri searches out great food on three coasts: Amazing fried clams, clam cakes, and lobster chow mein -- at a Rhode Island legend lots of people arrive at by boat; Seafood done Mediterranean style -- including fresh octopus -- by a Spanish chef at local favorite near Tampa; And awesome burgers by the beach at a California joint run by an ex surfer, whose motto is, No shirt, no shoes, no problem.
Guy Fieri checks out some viewer favorites. In Charlotte, North Carolina, a fast food joint where the big hit's a double burger called the Super Boy; In Lakewood, Ohio, a neighborhood favorite for grilled cheese sandwiches ... dozens of them; And in Houston, Texas, a British Pub serving scratch made shepherd's pie.
Guy checks out the hot spots in Hawaii. A third-generation, family-run joint doing plate-lunch Hawaiian style. A restaurant by the water, where the daily special really is the catch of the day. A hot dog place serving everything from Chicago dogs to homemade lobster dogs. And an authentic luau, where the centerpiece of the full Hawaiian spread is a whole roasted pig.
This trip Guy's crossing the country for scratch cooking done right. In Philadelphia, a pub where they're deep-frying hand made empanadas loaded with a Philly favorite. In Spokane, a 1912 farmhouse turned restaurant throwing a spin on stuffed pork chops with goat cheese, pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes. And in Portland, Maine, an 80-year-old, waterfront joint where the lobster's boat-to-table fresh and served up on a house baked brioche.
This trip Guy's finding funky flavors all over the country. In San Francisco, an Asian/American/Mexican fusion joint doing a Korean spicy pork burrito with homemade kimchee. In Indianapolis, a tamale spot loading homemade masa with everything from Mexican-spiced beef to apples with pecans. And on the south side of Chicago, a Belizean place serving classics like king fish in gravy with mashed plantains.
This trip, triple D is all over the triple P. In Detroit, a pizza joint crankin' out pies with totally homemade toppings, and a unique crepe-filled lasagna. In Virginia Beach, Va., a beachside breakfast favorite the locals come running to for their citrus orange glazed pancakes and innovative benedicts. And in Chicago, the tiny dive servin' up flavor in massive proportions, like the melt-in-your-mouth pork belly sandwich.
This trip, Guy's taste buds are dancing as he digs into all kinds of Latin favorites. In Chicago, Illinois, a mother/son duo serve up Costa Rican classics like chicharron with pico de gallo and Pepito sandwich with steak and black beans. In San Antonio, Texas, a modern take on Mexican empanadas, with fourteen varieties like chicken poblano with tomatillo sauce. And in Queens, New York, a local Mexican joint cranks out homemade Mexican masa tortillas for their authentic al pastor tacos.
This trip, Guy's diggin' into food made the right way. In Narragansett, R.I., the summer shack servin' up clam cakes cooked in beef fat and scratch made strawberry shortcake. In St. Louis, the neighborhood joint putting the smoke on cheese fries and delicious duck. And in East Boston, the family Mexican spot cooking up mom's chilaquiles recipe.
This trip, Guy's digging into dishes with a personal connection. In Toronto, Canada, the Jewish deli smoking meats and knishes the old school way. And in Los Angeles, the funky food truck infusing Singaporean flavors into their chili crab cake and lamb burger.
This trip, Guy's rollin' out for a festival of flavors. In Portland, Ore., the Guamanian food truck serving up righteous shrimp fritters and a unique spin on chicken salad. In Wheat Ridge, Colo., the family-run comfort food joint crankin' out killer cannoli and kraut burgers. And in San Francisco, the fusion food truck combining Filipino and Latin traditions in adobo buffalo wings and grandpa's recipe for pork tacos.
This trip, Guy Fieri's hittin' up some spots serving comfort food kicked up a notch. In Long Beach, Calif., the old school diner with a new school chef, cooking up home-style favorites like pot roast and scones with a twist. In Jackson, Wyo., the pizza joint slicing up mouthwatering pies topped with everything from pesto and chicken to spicy sausage and marinara. And in Monterey, Calif., the brewhouse crankin' out big time bar food like parmesan pretzels and short rib grilled cheese.
Host Guy Fieri takes a cross-country road trip to visit some of America's classic "greasy spoon" restaurants — diners, drive-ins and dives — that have been doing it right for decades.