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

  

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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

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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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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

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

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