What to Watch: A Weekend of Grilling and a Wedding Cake Finale on Spring Baking Championship
It's time to pull out the grill and get cooking, and this weekend on Food Network it's all about grilling. Friday night watch a grilling episode of Triple D as Guy Fieri visits Los Angeles and Las Vegas, followed by a new episode of American Diner Revival. Then on Saturday morning, Ree Drummond makes grilled dessert pizzas for the kids, Trisha Yearwood is grilling with her family and the cast of The Kitchen heads outdoors for a backyard cookout. The grilling continues on Sunday as Damaris Phillips hosts a family bash and Nancy Fuller heads to the races.
Sunday night on Triple G, four pitmasters go head-to-head in grilling games. Then catch the finale of Spring Baking Championship to find out who wins the $50,000 with their most-creative wedding cake. Cap off the evening with Cutthroat Kitchen, where one chef might end up getting grilled.
This trip, Guy Fieri's headed west for barbecue and beyond. In Los Angeles, there’s a food-court gem grilling up homemade chorizo and a Yucatan turkey special. Then, in Las Vegas, two funky joints are firing up the grill and slinging dishes that'll have you licking your chops ... and your fingers.
Longtime friends Ben, Brian and Mike bought the Johnny Cakes diner in Nyack, N.Y., to save it from extinction, but now someone needs to help save them. Renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag have their hands full with rocking booths, boring burgers and an all-around dull presentation, but with only 32 hours, will they be able to do everything that's needed to give the guys the surprise of a lifetime?
Ree Drummond celebrates her middle children, Paige and Bryce, with three snapshots of food and fun over a week while the other kids are away. She's making their favorite food, starting with Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup. There's speedy, creamy Bow-Tie Skillet Alfredo with chicken, and build-your-own Grilled Fruit Pizzas with a cookie base, cream cheese frosting and indoor-grilled glossy fruit.
Trisha's brother-in-law and his wife are coming over to share some favorite family grilling recipes, like Mike's Pork Candy, Mary's Baked Beans, grilled In-the-Husk Corn on the Cob, and Trisha's Grilled Pineapple served with ice cream and a warm apricot sauce.
Fire up the grill for a delicious chicken with Alabama White BBQ Sauce recipe and then see how to doctor up store-bought barbecue sauce. Geoffrey Zakarian shows how to grill a lobster, and Katie Lee has a colorful quinoa side salad. Plus, tips to set up the perfect barbecue buffet, grill trends, answers to your most-common grilling questions, and a Tequila Sunrise recipe.
Damaris Phillips invites her family over for a grilling feast potluck. She starts with a spicy banana pepper-and-jalapeno compote that's slathered over a beautiful grilled pork tenderloin. With the grill lit up, she uses it to bring smoky, caramelized goodness to her grilled succotash pasta salad, and even cherries and oranges are grilled for her out-of-this-world grilled old fashioned cocktail.
Nothing gives Nancy Fuller a greater thrill than putting the pedal to the metal in her farm truck, so she's grilling up a race-themed menu for her family before they head out to the racetrack. She's making grilled barbecue chicken sandwiches, grilled fruit and vegetable kebabs, Victory Lap Nachos, and for dessert, a Chocolate and Vanilla Checkered Flag Cake.
Experienced chefs from all over the country are fired up about making their best grilled dish — until Guy Fieri informs them they can only use ingredients that begin with A, B or G, for "Always Be Grilling." Next, chefs must incorporate tamarind paste into their meaty madness. The final two chefs go head-to-head with their family-favorite recipes as the store closes around them in a fast-paced grill-off!
In the epic finale, the three remaining bakers first take on a wedding dessert bar challenge. For their final main heat, it's all about creating a wedding cake that truly deserves to be the centerpiece of the big day. The baker who can impress the judges with the most-spectacular wedding cake will become the Spring Baking Champion and take home $50,000!
Four chefs are fired up to be named Cutthroat's grill master. One chef makes a dish that almost tastes like chicken. Then somebody feels the heat while tied to a rotisserie. Finally, burgers are made as never before.