The Best of the Fest

On this season of Eating America, Anthony Anderson visited eight different festivals across the nation. Get a taste of where he's been.

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  • Anthony Anderson gets his steak on at the World Championship Steak Cook-off in Magnolia, Ark., where over 80 grillers compete for the Governor's Cup trophy and $4,000 top prize. He checks out some of the top contenders, a steak eating contest and even tries his luck at the Grill Games.

  • Anthony Anderson licks, eats and slurps his way through the Rockwood Ice Cream Festival in Wilmington, Del., along with 40,000 other ice cream maniacs. Anthony satisfies his sweet tooth with ice cream concoctions like a bacon salted caramel sundae and a creative raspberry chocolate creation. For the cherry on top, he finds out who wins the honor of best "Sundaes on Sunday."

  • Anthony Anderson licks, eats and slurps his way through the Rockwood Ice Cream Festival in Wilmington, Del., along with 40,000 other ice cream maniacs. Anthony satisfies his sweet tooth with ice cream concoctions like a bacon salted caramel sundae and a creative raspberry chocolate creation. For the cherry on top, he finds out who wins the honor of best "Sundaes on Sunday."

  • Anthony Anderson licks, eats and slurps his way through the Rockwood Ice Cream Festival in Wilmington, Del., along with 40,000 other ice cream maniacs. Anthony satisfies his sweet tooth with ice cream concoctions like a bacon salted caramel sundae and a creative raspberry chocolate creation. For the cherry on top, he finds out who wins the honor of best "Sundaes on Sunday."

About the Host

Anthony Anderson is no stranger to the Food Network audience, having competed on Chopped and appeared as both a judge and a competitor on Iron Chef America. His transition to host of Eating America is a natural and delicious progression. He is an accomplished actor with roles on both the big and small screens, including more than 20 films and the Emmy Award-winning drama Law & Order, in which he played Detective Kevin Bernard. His performance on that series earned him four consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. Anthony also appeared in the DreamWorks blockbuster Transformers, directed by Michael Bay, as well as in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning feature The Departed. Anthony will star in and produce the upcoming ABC sitcom Black-ish this fall.

More About Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson is no stranger to the Food Network audience, having competed on Chopped and appeared as both a judge and a competitor on Iron Chef America. His transition to host of Eating America is a natural and delicious progression. He is an accomplished actor with roles on both the big and small screens, including more than 20 films and the Emmy Award-winning drama Law & Order, in which he played Detective Kevin Bernard. His performance on that series earned him four consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. Anthony also appeared in the DreamWorks blockbuster Transformers, directed by Michael Bay, as well as in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning feature The Departed. Anthony will star in and produce the upcoming ABC sitcom Black-ish this fall.

About the Show

Anthony Anderson is on a mission to discover what's truly at the heart of America — one food festival at a time. Anthony will travel to the most colorful and delicious festivals in America, tasting everything from classic interpretations to surprising twists. He'll also meet the amazing characters devoted to these regional favorites and follow some of them as they compete to find the best of the best. There's nothing like a small-town food festival to make summer come alive!

More About Eating America with Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson is on a mission to discover what's truly at the heart of America — one food festival at a time. Anthony will travel to the most colorful and delicious festivals in America, tasting everything from classic interpretations to surprising twists. He'll also meet the amazing characters devoted to these regional favorites and follow some of them as they compete to find the best of the best. There's nothing like a small-town food festival to make summer come alive!

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