Hungry Detective

Hosted by Chris Cognac

Philadelphia

The Hungry Detective hits the streets of Philadelphia to track down the best off-the-beaten-path restaurants in The City of Brotherly Love. A hot tip from a cheese vendor in South Philadelphia’s Italian Market District leads us to Ristorante Mezza Luna for a tasty plate of gnocchi made with ricotta cheese instead of the traditional potato. Next, Chris follows some working guys down by the docks to Johnny’s Hots and samples Philly’s version of a surf 'n' turf—a hot dog with a fish cake on top. Hot on the trail of a cool treat we get a firsthand look at the gelato making process courtesy of Capogiro Gelato Artisans, then Chris follows his nose to Bitar’s Eastern Mediterranean Grill and sniffs out a chicken kabob special at a bargain price. Finally, Chris cracks the case of the best off-the-beaten-path cheesesteak at Steve’s Prince of Steaks. (Episode: DC0101)