This trip Guy's rolling coast to coast for flavor. In Astoria, N.Y., a dive bar cranking out slow roasted lamb ribs with fresh tzatziki. In Geyserville, Calif., a third-generation Italian restaurant serving up the family meatball recipe in a slider. And in Indianapolis, a catering kitchen turned restaurant where something called tomato bon bons have become a local favorite.
This trip Guy's heading out for some global flavor. In Brighton, Colo., a German joint specializing in homemade kraut and its own take on a kraut burger. In San Antonio, a Moroccan family restaurant doing the Moroccan Friday night favorite: couscous. And in Tampa, a taco to go spot that's brought the California classic fish taco 3,000 miles east.
This trip Guy's finding funky flavors all over the country. In San Francisco, an Asian/American/Mexican fusion joint doing a Korean spicy pork burrito with homemade kimchee. In Indianapolis, a tamale spot loading homemade masa with everything from Mexican-spiced beef to apples with pecans. And on the south side of Chicago, a Belizean place serving classics like king fish in gravy with mashed plantains.
This trip, Guy's checkin' out some unique 'que. In San Antonio, a 60-year old drive-in spices up the standards like burgers and smoked brisket with Thai heat. In Denver, a Native-American joint that's mixing tradition with innovation, from grilled chicken tacos on homemade flatbread to blueberry BBQ ribs. And in St. Petersburg, Fla., a decades-old general store using the grill and smoker combo to create a Guy favorite -- Texas hash.
This trip, Guy's taste buds are goin' South. In San Francisco, a local dive takes a New Orleans staple to a whole new level with their tiger prawn po' boy. In Bradenton, Fla., an authentic Cuban diner bringing authentic favorites to a small town, like real deal picadillo and boliche. And in Denver, a neighborhood favorite is crankin' out gumbo and breathing new life into classic gingerbread.
This trip, Guy's going local. In Boulder, Colo., a college town favorite using an ages-old pizza sheeter to crank out pies with personality, like the Buddha basil with fresh pesto. In Chicago, a family-run farm to table joint scratch makin' everything from biscuits and duck confit gravy to eggs benedict with chorizo. And in Norfolk, Va., a cafe nestled in the farmer's market using totally fresh ingredients in everything from meatloaf to applewood smoked ribs.
This trip, Guy's mixin' his love of home cooking with his appreciation of homebrew. In Chicago, a dive refines small plate Mexican with dishes like shiitake mushroom empanadas and flautas with homemade queso fresco. In Mooresville, Ind., a New Orleans native is scratch cookin' hometown favorites like jambalaya and blackened catfish. And in Tampa Bay, Fla., the brew is flowing outside the tap and into the kitchen on favorites like meatloaf with homebrewed demi glace.
This trip, Guy's taste buds are dancing as he digs into all kinds of Latin favorites. In Chicago, Illinois, a mother/son duo serve up Costa Rican classics like chicharron with pico de gallo and Pepito sandwich with steak and black beans. In San Antonio, Texas, a modern take on Mexican empanadas, with fourteen varieties like chicken poblano with tomatillo sauce. And in Queens, New York, a local Mexican joint cranks out homemade Mexican masa tortillas for their authentic al pastor tacos.
This trip, Guy's goin' for the meat in the middle. In Virginia Beach, Va., a real deal barbecue joint serves up burnt ends on a bun with homemade rub and bbq sauce. In San Antonio, a Greek owner hand rolls tortillas for Mexican favorites like fried puffy tacos stuffed with chicken. And in Chicago, a gourmet restaurant vet brings fine dining to the bar with innovative burgers like bison with blueberry bbq sauce.
This trip, Guy's travelin' the world of feel good food. In San Antonio, a native Puerto Rican cranks out one of Guy's all time favorites, mofongo. In Virginia Beach, Va., an Italian mother/daughter duo treats everyone like family, servin' up family recipes for classics like homemade focaccia and stuffed meatballs. And in Chicago, a bbq joint brings southern cookin' to the locals with favorites like cajun meatloaf and chicken fried chicken.
This trip, Guy's tasting his way through the day. In Tampa Bay, Fla., authentic Mexican street food for the lunch crowd is served out of bus, crankin' out favorites like butternut squash tostadas. In Virginia Beach, Va., dinner at this popular seafood joint includes totally fresh oysters Rockefeller. And in San Antonio, a breakfast joint servin' up waffles filled with bacon and an old school pfannkuchen from a decades-old recipe.
This trip, triple D is all over the triple P. In Detroit, a pizza joint crankin' out pies with totally homemade toppings, and a unique crepe-filled lasagna. In Virginia Beach, Va., a beachside breakfast favorite the locals come running to for their citrus orange glazed pancakes and innovative benedicts. And in Chicago, the tiny dive servin' up flavor in massive proportions, like the melt-in-your-mouth pork belly sandwich.
This trip, Guy's in for some old school favorites and new school stunners. In Detroit, a Polish joint that's been around for decades, servin' up old standards like Hungarian pancakes with goulash. In Virginia Beach, Va., the little gift shop and cafe puttin' out totally homemade favorites like mama used to make, from chicken salad sandwiches to beef tenderloin. And in Vancouver, British Columbia, the innovative diner run by a couple of rockin' new wave chefs, servin' up homemade pulled pork with slaw.