Anthony Anderson tastes his way through the Amelia Island, Fla., Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival along with 10,000 food fans. Contenders in the Shrimp Dish Challenge share their ingredients and tips as they prepare to be judged and later, Anthony assists with a large shrimp boil and helps the island's pirates save it from invaders.
Anthony Anderson takes on the Texas Crab Festival in Crystal Beach. He tries various vendors' unique offerings and participates in a Crab Race, a Weiner Dog Race and even a Texas Two-Step dance-off before checking out the competition for Best Crab Dish.
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 pops up in the Big Easy to make his way through the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience and tries NOLA-inspired delights by over 70 restaurant vendors before going behind-the-scenes to cook with the elite competitors vying for the coveted title of "King of Louisiana Seafood."
Anthony Anderson joins the rib enthusiasts who devour 50,000 pounds of pork on the streets of Chicago during the city's annual Ribfest. He checks out the world-ranked competitors at the rib eating contest and challenges a fest-goer to balloon darts, before finding out the winner of the People's Choice and critic's Best Ribs titles.
Anthony Anderson heads to Tryon, N.C., home of the Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival, meeting featured rival chefs as they prepare their dishes for competition. Anthony tries other tasty offerings, like elk burgers, deep fried pickle and Asado goat, then challenges fest-goers on the carnival-like giant slide and mechanical bull before seeing who takes home the Governor's Trophy.
Anthony Anderson joins the festivities at the Strawberry Festival in Long Grove, Ill., with 40,000 other fruit fans. 15 local chefs are competing for the "Best of the Best" dish title and the featured competitors share a few of their secrets. Anthony also steps in as the festival balloon artist, enjoys the wave photo booth and starts his own strawberry-eating competition with a group of kids. The excitement culminates as the judges pick which dish is the "Best of the Best."
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."