This hip pub takes a renegade approach to British dining with over-the-top dishes like the Fish & Chip Butty. Layers of fried indulgences combine to form this sandwich: chunky, golden-brown chips (aka fries) are heaped on a flaky battered halibut fillet that sits atop a crisp patty made from peas. Note: The Park Slope location is permanently closed.
Yagumo Sushi features an array of sushi and hand rolls, from Rainbow Rolls to albacore tuna. But the No. 10 sushi roll requires customers to sign a waiver. The No. 6 and No. 7 sushi rolls are hot, but No. 10's extra wasabi oil makes what Tom Pizzica on Outrageous Food calls "a bolt of lightning."
Fall in love with a Texas tradition at Houston institution Hickory Hollow: an award-winning chicken-fried steak. Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food goes for the "Large Rancher" -- a 22-ounce piece of "Texan goodness" he claims is "so tender it cuts like butter" -- and a side of jalapeno potato poppers.
For the adventurous in Bedford, Pa., Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food suggests visiting the energetic atmosphere of Bad Boyz Bistro and trying The Hellraiser -- hot wings that contain habaneros, ghost peppers, Sriracha sauce and a pepper extract that hits 5 million on the Scoville scale of spiciness.
At Pizza Casbah in Fort Collins, Colo., Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food oversees a food challenge where customers try to finish a 30-inch pizza in less than an hour. Even if you're not trying to win the gold, stop by this locally owned establishment and craft your pizza from a long list of toppings.
Papa Bear's Restaurant in Muskegon, Mich., provides a haven for breakfast lovers. Order from the long menu of omelets stuffed with corned beef hash. Or try The Grizzly hash browns packed with sausage, veggies and more. It may be "too big" for some, but it's "just right" for four to six people.
Gelato genius Pete Palazzolo offers Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food a taste of Polish Sausage, one of his 600 flavors (from classic vanilla to White Chocolate Poppy Seed), which he combines with honey, allspice, and currants. Tom was ecstatic about this treat, exclaiming, "It really works!"
Tom Pizzica fell in love with a signature dish from the Tin Star Cafe & Donut Haus, The Glutton Sandwich, which piles barbeque on a cinnamon apple fritter, resulting in an ideal combo of hot and cold, spicy and sweet. Tom hits it off with Chef Andrew Schutt, exclaiming, "that is AWESOME."
Fat Sandwich's enormous hoagies make it a popular hangout for local sports teams, and the hometown winner is undoubtedly The Big Fat Ugly. Outrageous Food's Tom Pizzica helped assemble the behemoth, which consists of 25 ingredients, including four cheeseburgers tightly wrapped in a bread roll.
Head here for decadent treats like the massive Pumpple Cake. Pie and cake are creatively (and deliciously) combined to form the Pumpple. A top layer of apple pie-stuffed vanilla cake is stacked atop a base of pumpkin pie-stuffed chocolate cake, with buttercream frosting holding this beauty together.
Breakfast lovers go berserk for Heart and Soul Cafe's incredible breakfast plates. But The Suicide Stack had Outrageous Food's Tom Pizzica stuffed to the brim. There are more than 13 layers (and 35 pounds) of breakfast goods on the plate of eggs, ham steaks, hash browns and ladles of country gravy.
Tom Pizzica of Outrageous Food is impressed by the chef of Sumo Grub -- frying fanatic Jason Sum Jr. -- who insists on frying "stuff that everybody likes," such as burgers, Kit Kats, Twinkies and mac 'n' cheese. All of this is coated in crunchy homemade panko and served hot in Berkeley, Calif.
Chicago's Dog House opened as a mix between fast food and gourmet eats. The eatery serves traditional Chicago dogs, as well as weekly hot dog specials where you can sample pheasant, rabbit and alligator dogs. Make sure to try the potato Frips — not quite fries and not quite chips.
Lansky's in New York, NY, is stacking up a whopping seven-pound sandwich of corned beef and pastrami between potato knish, on Food Network's Outrageous Food with Tom Pizzica.
Bartolini's signature meatball sandwich isn't for the faint of heart — or stomach. As Tom Pizzica learned on Outrageous Food, the 3-foot sandwich includes 40 meatballs placed side by side on a French loaf. Not so hungry? The scratch-made Italian menu also features customized pasta dishes.