Feed the Beast: Chicago Pictures

From the famous Billy Goat Tavern to the bacon-obsessed Paddy Long's, Mikey’s got his night packed with cheesy, greasy, delicious goodness.

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A cameraman films Andrew Zimmern near the Chicago River. On this trip to the Windy City, Andrew discovers some of the best food in the world. 960 1280


Andrew visits George's Kabab Grill in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood. Andrew eats pacha, an Iraqi stew made with lamb-stomach dumplings, lamb trotters, stewed head and dried mint. 960 1280


A butcher prepares several hogs each day to stock the deli counter at Gene's Sausage on Belmont Avenue. 960 1280


Andrew stops at Rick Bayless' XOCO, a quick-service restaurant inspired by the Mexican street-food scene. 960 1280


Ruby's Fast Food has a variety of tasty Filipino delicacies on their menu. 960 1280


Take a look at Franks 'N' Dawgs' tur-dawgen, a turkey and date sausage topped with crispy duck confit, herb garlic aioli, house-pickled onion relish and pickled carrot. 960 1280


At George's Kabab Grill, Masma Jajou shows Andrew how to make lamb-stomach dumplings, a key ingredient in pacha. 960 1280


This boiled pig head is made into head cheese at Chicago's Mado Restaurant. 960 1280


Andrew samples this delicious cheddar risotto bratwurst with beer-braised onions and cheese snack crackers. 960 1280


Take a look at Alinea Restaurant's famous sardine antenna made with country bread, yellow tomato, sardine poached in olive oil and aromatics, horseradish, red chili flakes, fried caper, and arugula flower. 960 1280


Andrew and Rick Bayless try mango chili and guava ice cream at Maxwell Street Market. 960 1280


Graham Elliot's foielipops are made with foie mousse, fleur de sel and strawberry pop rocks. 960 1280


The Bizarre Foods production crew films at Graham Elliot's restaurant, where having fun while creating whimsical dishes is required. 960 1280


Visit Alinea Restaurant to pick up this unique dish. It's English pea paired with iberico ham, burrata cheese, honeydew melon and sherry wine. 960 1280


Be sure to try the stewed goat at XOCO in Chicago. 960 1280


The Taste of Chicago crowd gathers around the Man v. Food tent. 960 1280


Adam Richman receives a hearty greeting from the fans at the Taste of Chicago. 960 1280


Adam Richman is giddy over the love and support he's shown. 960 1280


Adam Richman talks Man v. Food to the crowd at the Taste of Chicago. 960 1280


Adam Richman talks to the Taste of Chicago crowd about his love for food and travel. 960 1280


Adam Richman makes one fan's day by signing Man v. Food T-shirt. 960 1280


Adam Richman shows off his signature. 960 1280


The Fan v. Food contest announcer tells the crowd about the Chicago-style hot dog eating contest rules. 960 1280


Let the Fan v. Food competition begin! 960 1280


Doughnut Vault Chicago
Doughnut Vault Chicago

Doughnut Vault Chicago

Tony heads to The Doughnut Vault for a coffee and gourmet doughnut. 960 1280


L Train Chicago

L Train Chicago

Tony waits on the L train. 960 1280


Johnnies Beef

Johnnies Beef

"Looking forward to my Italian Beef sandwich at Johnnie's Beef." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


The Bean

The Bean

The iconic Bean in Chicago’s Millennium Park. 960 1280


Anthony Bourdain in Chicago

Anthony Bourdain in Chicago

Tony has exactly 43 hours to explore the Windy City, which he calls "the only other true American metropolis.” 960 1280


Tony at the Old Town Ale House

Tony at the Old Town Ale House

Tony grabs a drink at the Old Town Ale House with owner/blogger Bruce Cameron Elliott. 960 1280


Urban Belly

Urban Belly

Fat Rice at Urban Belly is chef Bill Kim’s Pan-Asian restaurant known for its delicious dumplings, rice, noodles and sides. 960 1280


Trepanning Kit

Trepanning Kit

"Trepanning kit: used to drill a hole in one's skull to relieve pressure from the brain. I want." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


The Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern

Tony visits The Billy Goat Tavern, home of the famous "cheezborger,” and a stomping ground for Chicago’s journalists. 960 1280


The Mutiny

The Mutiny

The crew shoots outside The Mutiny, an iconic rock/dive bar that plays hard rock and punk music most nights of the week. 960 1280


The Publican

The Publican

Tony and Chicago Tribune contributor, Mark Caro, have dinner at The Publican. 960 1280


Old Town Ale House

Old Town Ale House

"Enjoying beers at the Ale House with Bruce Cameron Elliott." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280



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The shimmering stainless steel at Rosie's Diner in Rockford, MI, gives the joint a classic appeal both inside and out. 960 1280


Rosie's serves hearty, home-style meals and a round of golf on the 18-hole miniature-golf course outside. 960 1280


With classic 1950s decor, Ed Debevic's in Chicago is not only well-known for its food, but for its fun-loving servers. 960 1280


Ed Debevic's Diner is famous for its simple and fun diner food, like hot dogs, meat loaf and milkshakes. 960 1280


The 1920s railcar known as Empire Diner has been a fixture in the artsy community of New York's Chelsea for decades. 960 1280


The art deco Empire Diner serves classic American comfort food with a touch of metropolitan flair, including a full bar. 960 1280


Rhode Island is where the American diner got started at places like the Modern Diner in Pawtucket, RI. 960 1280


While most diners were designed only to look like railroad cars, the Napa Valley Wine Train is the real deal. 960 1280


Guests aboard the Wine Train can sip and swirl their wine while viewing the lush landscape of Napa Valley. 960 1280


A cook stirs up some Thai food in Bangkok. 960 1280


In Rome, you're never far away from a great glass of wine and a plate of pasta. 960 1280


Café and a croissant: a delicious Paris combo. 960 1280


In Chicago, a saucy deep-dish pizza. 960 1280


Some of the best wines in the world hail from California's Napa Valley. 960 1280


In Tokyo, sushi is a form of art. 960 1280


From po'boys to muffulettas, New Orleans is home to some of the earth's best sandwiches. 960 1280


The shrimp cocktail is a staple of Las Vegas cuisine. 960 1280


Some say San Francisco is the best food city in the US. 960 1280


Some New Yorkers say there's no argument. The Big Apple is the country's food mecca. 960 1280


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There's no better way to end a day in the sun than with a cold one in your hand. 960 1280


The Surf Lodge in Montauk welcomes flip-flops and board shorts as much as a laid-back attitude. 960 1280

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Cool down on the shore with a tropical cocktail. 960 1280


After the sun sets at Montauk's Surf Lodge, chill out with a drink and some Bob Marley in front of a lakeside bonfire. 960 1280

Joe Termini  

Da Conch Shack sits right on the beach in beautiful Provo, Turks and Caicos. 960 1280

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In true island spirit, Da Conch Shack is famous for 2 things: fresh local seafood and a wide selection of rum. 960 1280

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Duke's Waikiki 960 1280

Duke's Waikiki  

Get a daily serving of fruit with a fabulous frozen cocktail. 960 1280


Enjoy open-air casual dining at the Tahitian-inspired Oak Street Beachstro in Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan. 960 1280

Oak Street Beachstro  

Perched over the Pacific Ocean in sunny Malibu, Moonshadows is the perfect watering hole after a day at the beach. 960 1280