Raleigh's Ed Mitchell prides himself on using authentic North Carolina flavors at his restaurant, 'The Pit.' Ed is a BBQ purist with the ribs to prove it. Whether its East or West, he knows his ribs are the best. Ed strives to keep North Carolina's culinary traditions alive, and even with all the media buzz, he still makes sure to keep his food down home and locally grown. But can he take the heat and grill up a winning plate when the Pitmaster is challenged by the Grillmaster on this episode of Throwdown?
Who will be crowned king of the sea when Bobby challenges the owner of Phil's Fish Market in Monterey, CA to a seafood stew throwdown.
It is sink or swim in this very special Feast of Seven Fishes Holiday Throwdown! Feast of Seven Fishes is an Italian holiday tradition where families gather and share a delicious multi-course meal of fish. Although, this year 'tis the season for the tables to be turned, when the Pellegrino family of Rao's Restaurant, in New York City, challenge chef Bobby Flay to a holiday Throwdown! Bobby must to turn up the heat and fire up his team in order to compete against a notorious family with 100 years of Italian tradition on its side. Three mouth-watering fish dishes is the menu du jour. As an excited audience gathers to cheer and bask in the festive charm, our chefs get down to business hoping to toast to the holiday with a victory. It is a countdown to show time at Rao's Restaurant in Las Vegas!Recipes from this episode are not yet available.
Chester 'Chet' Gerl and Dan Bugge know their fish, and have all their customers hooked on their delicious Salmon Chowder! Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Dan and Chet purchased Matt's in the Market and refined the menu to have a local, gourmet flair. Written up continuously in Seattle's "best of" categories, these two are confident in the kitchen, but what will happen when Chef Bobby Flay shows up to Throwdown his own version of Salmon Chowder? Make sure you tune in to see whose dish ends up swimming with the fishes!
Their specialty is the Chile Relleno: a stuffed and fried Poblano Pepper, served with a mouth-watering tomato sauce. Jaime and Ramiro think the Food Network is in town for a series on family food traditions from around the world.
Little do they know that their lesson on home cooking is just a cooked up disguise for a Throwdown with Bobby Flay! Will their renowned, authentic Chile Relleno recipe be bold enough to beat Bobby's alternative take on tradition? Watch and find out!
Bobby Flay takes on a Washington D.C. chef known for his Belgian specialty, Mussels and Fries, or Moules Frites. Who will win over the crowd and the judges in this competition?
Omar Giner, the chef and owner of La Isla Restaurant has been bringing a taste of Cuba to Hoboken, N.J., since 1996. Omar, a professionally trained chef with a lifetime's experience of Cuban home cooking, has a loyal Sunday brunch following who cannot get enough of his Caribbean inspired Stuffed French Toast. Omar thinks he is part of a special called "Brunch: Over The Top" featuring some of the best brunch spots across the United States. What he does not know is Chef Flay is getting ready to cross the Hudson with his own extraordinary version French Toast and he is ready to stuff the competition!
Bobby challenges two brothers over their Charleston, SC spicy curry specialty dish, Country Captain Chicken.
What happens when a 6 foot 5 inch guy decides to open up a bakery that makes the best cupcakes around? You get 'Big Man Bakes" of course! Cupcakes are the hottest food trend, but William "Chip" Brown was ahead of the curve when he opened "Big Man Bakes" now LA's biggest little bakery in town. What will happen when chef Bobby Flay brings his best mini's west to put them to the test against LA's sweetest tastemaker. It's a mini cupcake Tinseltown Throwdown!
Sassy sisters Marilyn and Sheila Brass learned the basics of baking as children growing up in their mother's kitchen. One-hundred fourteen years of combined cooking experience later, they find themselves with thousands of collected recipes and a James Beard nomination for their cookbook Heirloom Baking. One of the tasty dishes from this award worthy book is their classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The fun loving Brass Sisters are all set to put their culinary skills on display, but when Chef Bobby Flay challenges the ladies to a Throwdown, will he be able to surprise the sisters with his own succulent version of this classic cake? Stay tuned for a Throwdown that will turn the competition upside-down!
Renaissance woman Gillian Clark is a woman of many interests, but it's her golden Fried Chicken recipe that she serves out of her Silver Spring, Maryland restaurant 'The General Store and Post Office Tavern," that has guests heading in from all over for a taste of this home fried delicacy. The heat is on! Will Bobby finally win a Fried Chicken Throwdown or will he be fried? Can this battle be put to bed once and for all? Only one way to find out - a Fried Chicken Throwdown!
Bringing all the spirit of Puerto Rico to New York, chef Frank Maldonando has an unparalleled love for food and music and his Beef Empanadas are no exception! Packed with rich flavor and the perfect spice, his Empanadas are a staple at his New York city restaurant Sazon. Frank has the audience dancing to his drumming and hungry for his food but when Bobby Flay shows up, will he be able to keep up with the beat or will he get beat in this flavorful competition? Only way to find out - an Empanada Throwdown!
Biagio Settepani, Chef and Owner of Pasticceria Bruno, has Cannoli in his blood. Bringing his family's recipe with him from Italy to New York, he keeps tradition alive and the customers continuously coming in! With three busy shops and requests from the Vatican to make his confections, Biagio is a world renowned pastry chef... but he's in for a surprise when Bobby Flay shows up to challenge him to a Cannoli Throwdown! Will Biagio uphold his legacy or will his Cannoli crumble? Tune in to this Throwdown where the success is sweet!