Nick Melvin is an Atlanta based chef with some New Orleans twists up his sleeve when it comes to cooking, and his fried green Tomato BLT is no exception. But do not be fooled by this dish's Southern charm, it packs a flavorful punch! As Nick likes to say, he "Can make anything your mama made, but better" and that sounds like a challenge for sure! Will Bobby Flay's sandwich be built BLT-tough or will it end up a fried green flop?
Bobby challenges a New York City falafel master who once worked at Bobby's restaurant, Bolo. Bobby will have to give a gourmet kick to falafel to stand up against a former employee whose passion for falafel has won her the title of best in the city.
Bobby challenges two brothers over their Charleston, SC spicy curry specialty dish, Country Captain Chicken.
Shawna Lidsky and Katherine Hayward started the Vermont Brownie Company on New Year's Day 2008 after deciding they wanted to start their own business. Shawna and Katherine believe Food Network is bringing back the show "Recipe for Success" and they have been selected to feature their signature Dark Chocolate Chevre Brownie. Little do they know that as they prepare to do a demo for their loyal supporters, Bobby Flay will be showing up with his own brownie recipe. Stay tuned to see whose chocolate brownie melts the competition!
Bobby challenges a baker from Harlem, NYs 'Make My Cake' to put her family's German Chocolate Cake to the test. Bobby will really have to pull out all the sweet stops if he wants to best this baking buff on this episode of Throwdown.
Misty Young's Squeeze In eatery is the talk of the town in Truckee, Calif. This popular breakfast spot has people crossing state lines for a taste of one of Misty's world-class omelets. Misty's four-egg omelets with quirky names like "The Racy Tracy," are packed with farm fresh ingredients and made to order. And the loyal customers who frequent the joint are just as diehard as the chef who owns it! When Misty decides to throw a Love-In party at her newly opened Squeeze In, in neighboring Reno, Nev., she's in for a wild ride when Chef Flay crashes and is fired up to go head to head in a classic, all-American Omelet Throwdown!
Father Leo Patalinghug believes that the key to a healthy family are healthy meals eaten together, and he's sending that message out through his web show, "Grace Before Meals." With 10,000 hits a day, Father Leo is able to share his wisdom and his family friendly recipes in order to feed his flock: body, mind and soul. With dishes like Fusion Steak Fajitas, Father Leo is winning over his audience with every bite. But, will a little divine intervention help this Father when the Grill Master Bobby Flay heads into town on this episode of Throwdown?
Lynn Archer has become the queen of Rockland, Maine with her famous "King of Clubs" lobster club sandwich. This neighborhood hit has spawned fans from the local park bench to Park Avenue, and now folks from around the country flock to Lynn's restaurant, The Brass Compass Cafe, to sample not only her lobster club, but other New England favorites. Lynn is used to being the Maine attraction, but what will happen when Bobby Flay rolls up on her live demo in Buoy Park to challenge her to a Lobster Club Sandwich Throwdown?! Lynn will be surrounded by friends and family and her traditional favorite will be tough to beat, but Bobby is no fish out of water when it comes to cooking lobster. Stay tuned 'cause this Throwdown is bound to make a big splash!
New Orleans native Brad Turner is a singing, soulful, Army sensation with 19 years as a chef/sergeant in the U.S. Army to prove his culinary chops. He earned the nickname The Grill Sergeant, and rose up the ranks to become the Executive Chef at the Army Executive Dining Facility at The Pentagon. His BBQ Chicken and Potato Salad dish has satisfied soldiers, sergeants, and top execs alike, and is soon to make its debut in a Bobby Flay Throwdown! Bobby will have to put a new spin on his BBQ Sauce and hope his chicken is dressed to impress if he's going to take on the fierce competition of the Grill Sergeant. Not to mention the 150 hungry soldiers who will be in the audience. Stand at attention because this Throwdown may just be worthy of a 21 gun salute!
When you're about to throwdown with Colette Burnett of Brooklyn, N.Y., be forewarned, no "chickens" allowed! In this battle over wings Colette, owner of Super Wings NY, takes no prisoners. Colette, a native of Trinidad, says it is a pleasant surprise that you can find "wing nirvana" right here in Brooklyn and takes pride in creating the perfect chicken wing. The competition is fierce in this spicy, must-see, Throwdown duel!
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!
Eunice Feller has a Boston Cream Pie that is out of this world, which is no small feat for this new mother who just opened her second Boston area bakery called Bread and Chocolate. If you think that is a mouthful, try getting your mouth around this amazing dessert that keeps her customers lined up out the door. Impressing a Boston crowd with a pie of their own will be one of Bobby Flay's biggest challenges yet. With so many battles fought in Boston, this Throwdown may be one for the record books!
Nongkran Daks has traveled the world teaching the secrets of authentic Thai cooking and her most popular dish is Pad Thai. With 5 cookbooks and sold out cooking classes, is Nong ready to take on the real Bobby Flay?Bobby's recipe is not available at this time.