Guy Fieri rolls in for serious sandwiches; In Hollywood, Fla., a second generation hoagie shop where they're making authentic Philly cheese steaks on homemade rolls; in Portland, Ore., a cafe where they're serving house-cured pork belly on the Reubens, and a salt cod sandwich comes with chorizo; and in Chicago, a diner doing open-faced Thanksgiving dinner and Sunday pot roast on a bun.
Guy Fieri samples fast food done right; In Houston, TX a joint in an old grocery store for wild burger toppings; In Milwaukee, a corner café putting a twist on classic; And in Reseda, CA, hot dogs deep fried, wrapped in bacon and even in burritos.
Guy Fieri checks out three local namesake favorites: Rick's in Idaho for pork chops with polenta; Nic's In Oklahoma City, a local legend for onion burgers; and Pam's in Seattle, serving classics from Trinidad.
Guy Fieri rolls out for great foreign flavors: Scandinavian cooking at a place in Chicago, from meatballs with lingonberries to house-cured gravlax; Middle Eastern favorites at an old drive-in in Arlington, Texas, from falafel to pilaf; and authentic Mexican cooking in Guy's home town, Santa Rosa, Calif., from homemade tacos to sopas.
Guy Fieri checks out joints doing one-of-a-kind favorites from coast to coast. In Portland, Ore., a BBQ place smoking trout and lamb ribs; in Deerfield Beach, Fla., a beach town pub doing a new twist on Oysters Rockefeller; and in Boise, Idaho, a tire store turned diner where they'll put just about anything on their mac and cheese.
Guy Fieri heads out for some great places viewers asked him to visit. In Okarche, Okla., a family restaurant serving fried chicken the exact same way for more than 40 years, dozens of you wrote in about that one; a viewer's favorite in downtown Los Angeles, a Mexican joint doing 500 handmade tamales a day; and a favorite suggested by viewers in Houston, a deli in a strip mall making corned beef and kreplach like they do back in New York.
Guy Fieri hits three joints with the same name twice -- Pok Pok, Tap Tap and Niko Nikos. In Houston, an old gas station serving up authentic Greek specialties including moussaka, gyros and honey-drenched donut holes called loukoumades; In Miami Beach, Fla., a Haitian restaurant doing a classic marinated pork and a one-of-a kind watercress sauce -- all from scratch; and in Portland, Ore., a walk-up or dine-in place where they're making all kinds of Asian, from Thai marinated boar to Vietnamese chicken wings.
Guy Fieri finds three local joints doing scratch cooking their way. In Boise, Idaho, a family restaurant doing this trifecta: brick oven pizza, remarkable salads and roasted chicken; in Cleveland, a coffee shop turned restaurant where the bread's from scratch, the corned beef is house-brined and veggies are grown out back; and in Chicago, a barbecue joint doing Memphis style dry rub for everything from brisket to beef tips and ribs.
Guy Fieri checks out some joints where things are still done the old-fashioned way. In Oklahoma City, a steak house that's been serving the same steaks, desserts and even salad dressing for more than 80 years; In Los Angeles, a 1940s diner brought back to life by a chef doing mac and cheese, fried catfish, and donuts her way; And in Boston, three brothers carry on 40-year-old family tradition -- making clam chowder like Dad -- and chipotle/pastrami sandwiches.
Guy Fieri hunts down some killer dives. In between Chicago and Milwaukee, a joint topping bacon-wrapped filet mignon with a hot conch salsa; in Cleveland, an old nightclub fresh smoking salmon -- for a salmon BLT; And in East Amherst, N.Y., a local favorite doing all kinds of burgers -- even cheeseburger soup.
Guy Fieri rolls in for real family cooking. In Providence, Rhode Island, an old family place where a couple of brothers are putting a spin on the family tradition, like stuffing Dad's ravioli with barbequed chicken. In Houston, Texas, a joint in a strip mall where a couple of guys from Bosnia are serving the classics their moms made them; And in Glendale, California, a joint where one family's making their own Cuban favorites, from pork to ceviche.
Guy Fieri hits nothing but diners on this trip. In Santa Cruz, Calif., where east coast diner meets Vietnamese cooking for everything from Reubens to spring rolls; In Peabody, Mass., an old lunch car turned diner where the locals pile in for home made favorites like Boston Baked Beans; And in Norman, Okla., a beloved local landmark serving award winning chili on everything from fries to burgers and hot dogs.
Guy Fieri checks out some longtime favorites. In Cleveland, an Italian joint where the same family has been making pizza, meatballs and chicken parmesan for more than 50 years; In Buffalo, a 50-year-old diner where they're smoking their own bacon and making ham and red-eye gravy from scratch; and in Attleboro, Mass., a local landmark since 1911, serving New England classics like French meat pie and Fisherman's stew.