Everyone loves pizza, and the folks from Iron Chef have their top picks when it comes to the best pies. Iron Chef Michael Symon loves Motorino in Brooklyn for their Brussels sprouts and marinara pies baked in a wood-burning oven. For authentic New York-style pizza, Iron Chef winner Tim Love joins the crowds at Home Slice Pizza in Austin for pepperoni and white pies. When it comes to deep dish, Iron Chef winner Ken Oringer stands by Chicago pizza institution Lou Malnati's and their sausage-packed classic pie. Finally, Iron Chef winner Brad Farmerie keeps it local in New York City by going to his favorite neighborhood spot, Speedy Romeo, for their St. Louie pie topped with sausage, salami and provel cheese.
When it comes to barbecue, no one follows the smoke signals as quickly and hungrily as the folks from Iron Chef! Iron Chef Michael Symon chows down on chicken redneck tacos at Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint in Nashville, while Iron Chef winner Lee Anne Wong patiently waits hours in line at Franklin Barbecue in Austin. Iron Chef Gauntlet competitor Jonathon Sawyer swears by the smoked lamb belly and Korean sticky ribs at Hometown Bar-B-Que in Brooklyn, and Iron Chef winner Madison Cowan heads to Bludso's Bar and Que in Los Angeles for their lip-smacking ribs.
The folks from Iron Chef are sharing their favorite spots for the best burgers. In New York City, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli prefers late night hotspot Sister Midnight in the East Village for their simple yet satisfying cheeseburgers and veggie burgers, while Iron Chef winner Madison Cowan can be found in midtown, rolling up his sleeves at Salvation Burger. Iron Chef Gauntlet competitor Sarah Grueneberg checks into RPM Steak in Chicago for their dry-aged steakburger, and Iron Chef winner Tim Love satisfies his burger cravings at Cafe No Se in Austin.
The culinary masters from Iron Chef are sharing their favorite Italian eats. Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian loves the California-Italian inspired dishes at Spartina restaurant in Los Angeles, and Iron Chef Gauntlet competitor Stephanie Izard loves the wood-fired Diavolo and Vongole Bianco pizzas at Nostrana in Portland, Oregon. Iron Chef winner Lee Anne Wong finds pasta perfection at Domenica in New Orleans, while Iron Chef Bobby Flay swoons over the colorful plates of vegetables at Via Carota in New York City.
Nothing warms the heart, satisfies the soul and pleases the palate like comfort food! Iron Chef Bobby Flay's go-to comfort eats are the grilled lamb chops and sizzling shrimp at The Greek in New York, while Iron Chef Mario Batali dines on Tortellini en Brodo and Gramigna con Salsiccia at Osteria Morini when he wants to feel transported to Italy. Iron Chef winner Michael Psilakis gets his fill of comfort at Puckett's Grocery in Nashville with their meatloaf and their sweet potato pancakes layered with pulled pork. For Iron Chef winner Eric Greenspan, only a pastrami Reuben and bialy with salmon and cream cheese from Wise Sons in San Francisco can do the trick.
Favorite chefs from Iron Chef are giving the inside dish on where they go when they're craving porky deliciousness. For Iron Chef Mario Batali, it's the five-spice glazed pork belly sandwich at Num Pang in New York City, while Iron Chef winner Beau MacMillan is a big fan of The Publican in Chicago and their addictive spicy pork rinds. It's all about the muffaletta sandwich at Cochon Butcher in Nashville for Iron Chef winner Eric Greenspan. Then, in Los Angeles, Iron Chef winner Ed Lee raves about the Pork Toro and Larb Lanna at Thai restaurant Night + Market Song and Iron Chef winner Michael Psilakis loves the pork-laden Polpette pizza at Kettle Black.