Feed the Beast: New York City Pictures

Mikey Roe ventures through the skyscraper canyons of the Big Apple to find as many late-night spots as he can before sunrise.

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House Smoked Rueben from Katz's in New York
House Smoked Rueben from Katz's in New York

House Smoked Rueben from Katz's in New York

Did You Know? The invention of sandwiches is named after John Montagu, the 4th earl of Sandwich, who in 1762, famously ordered a slab of meat between 2 pieces of bread so he could eat with 1 hand and play cards with the other.

Dish 1: House-Smoked Rueben
Where: Katz’s, 205 East Houston St, New York, NY 10002
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Stuffed Sandwich from Primati Brothers in Pittsburgh

Stuffed Sandwich from Primati Brothers in Pittsburgh

Did You Know? The first recorded sandwich was by the famous rabbi, Hillel the Elder, who lived during the 1st century B.C. He started the Passover custom of sandwiching a mixture of chopped nuts, apples, spices and wine between 2 matzohs to eat with bitter herbs.

Dish 2: The Original Stuffed Sandwich
Where: Primanti Brothers, 48 18 St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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King Torta from Los Reyes de la Torta in Phoenix

King Torta from Los Reyes de la Torta in Phoenix

Did You Know? French influence in the 1800s made wheat bread popular in Mexican cities. From the unique Mexican bread called "telera", the Mexican sandwich, or "torta" was born.

Dish 3: King Torta
Where: Los Reyes de la Torta, 9230 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Battleship Sandwiches at The Black Sheep in Richmond

Battleship Sandwiches at The Black Sheep in Richmond

Did You Know? The sandwich became popular in the American diet when bakeries started selling pre-sliced bread, making it easier for them to be made.

Dish 4: Battleship Sandwiches
Where: The Black Sheep, 901 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23220
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The Kryptonite at Ike's in San Francisco

The Kryptonite at Ike's in San Francisco

Did You Know? The word "butty" is often used in Northern areas of the United Kingdom as a synonym for sandwich.

Dish 5: The Kryptonite
Where: Ike's, 3506 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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La Fonda Boricua
La Fonda Boricua

La Fonda Boricua

Welcome to La Fonda Boricua in Spanish Harlem -- home of the mofongo. 960 1280

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Jorge Ayala at La Fonda Boricua

Jorge Ayala at La Fonda Boricua

La Fonda Boricua owner Jorge Ayala shows how the restaurant's signature mofongo dish should be eaten. 960 1280

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Adam Richman and Chef Robinson at Amy Ruth's

Adam Richman and Chef Robinson at Amy Ruth's

Adam and Amy Ruth's Chef Robinson grab some grub. Adam is definitely enjoying the chicken and waffles. 960 1280

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Adam and Chef Charles give viewers a glimpse at one of the special ingredients in Rack & Soul's BBQ sauce. 960 1280

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Charles Gabriel at Rack and Soul

Charles Gabriel at Rack and Soul

Chef Charles Gabriel whips up a batch of the spicy BBQ sauce at Rack & Soul. 960 1280

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Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters give each other a fist bump to get pumped up for the Challenge ahead. 960 1280

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Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotters

The crowd cheers on the Harlem Globetrotters as they start the Challenge at Rack & Soul. 960 1280

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Pulled pork po'boy

Pulled pork po'boy

The 2-lb. pulled pork po' boy, topped with spicy BBQ sauce, is also preparing for the Challenge. 960 1280

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Adam Richman and the Harlem Globetrotters

Adam Richman and the Harlem Globetrotters

Adam gives the guys tips and support as they eat their way through the Challenge. 960 1280

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Adam Richman encourages the globetrotters

Adam Richman encourages the globetrotters

Adam tells the Globetrotters to "find their happy place, and the pain (of the spicy sauce) will go away." 960 1280

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Fried Chicken from Sylvia's in New York

Fried Chicken from Sylvia's in New York

Did You Know? Recent studies suggest that comfort food changes mood on a biological level by sending happy signals directly from the stomach to the brain.

Dish 1: Fried Chicken
Where: Sylvia's, 328 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027
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Giant Cinammon Rolls at Lulu's in San Antonio

Giant Cinammon Rolls at Lulu's in San Antonio

Did You Know? Sweden is considered the birthplace of the cinnamon roll. So enamored are the Swedes with their comfort creation, they named October 4th National Cinnamon Roll Day!

Dish 2: Giant Cinnamon Rolls
Where: Lulu's, 918 Main St, San Antonio, TX 78207
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Blueberry Blue from Tom and Chee in Kentucky

Blueberry Blue from Tom and Chee in Kentucky

Did You Know? Blueberries are near the top when it comes to antioxidant activity per serving. Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals — unstable molecules linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

Dish 3: Blueberry Blue Cheese Donut Sandwich
Where: Tom + Chee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
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BBQ Pulled-Pork Waffles at Waffles and Dinges in New York

BBQ Pulled-Pork Waffles at Waffles and Dinges in New York

Did You Know? Studies suggest that consumption of comfort food is triggered in men by positive emotions, and by negative ones in women.

Dish 4: BBQ Pulled-Pork Waffle
Where: Waffles & Dinges, 122nd St & Mount Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027
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The Hobo stuffed Potato from The Rack Shack

The Hobo stuffed Potato from The Rack Shack

Did You Know? Potatoes are one of the best sources of potassium and fiber in the produce section. Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure.

Dish 5: The Hobo Stuffed Potato
Where: The Rack Shack, 2925 Cliff Rd, Burnsville, MN 55337
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Shrimp and Grits from Hominy Grill in Charlotte

Shrimp and Grits from Hominy Grill in Charlotte

Did You Know? Grits are a food of American Indian origin common in the Southern United States and mainly eaten at breakfast.

Dish 6: Shrimp and Grits
Where: Hominy Grill, 207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
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Big Nasty Chicken and Biscuits

Big Nasty Chicken and Biscuits

Did You Know? Throughout most of the world, the term biscuit means a hard, crisp, brittle bread. Only in North America does it reference a softer bread product.

Dish 7: Big Nasty Chicken and Biscuits
Where: Hominy Grill, 207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
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House Smoked Rueben from Katz's in New York

House Smoked Rueben from Katz's in New York

Did You Know? The invention of sandwiches is named after John Montagu, the 4th earl of Sandwich, who in 1762, famously ordered a slab of meat between 2 pieces of bread so he could eat with 1 hand and play cards with the other.

Dish 1: House-Smoked Rueben
Where: Katz’s, 205 East Houston St, New York, NY 10002
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Stuffed Sandwich from Primati Brothers in Pittsburgh

Stuffed Sandwich from Primati Brothers in Pittsburgh

Did You Know? The first recorded sandwich was by the famous rabbi, Hillel the Elder, who lived during the 1st century B.C. He started the Passover custom of sandwiching a mixture of chopped nuts, apples, spices and wine between 2 matzohs to eat with bitter herbs.

Dish 2: The Original Stuffed Sandwich
Where: Primanti Brothers, 48 18 St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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King Torta from Los Reyes de la Torta in Phoenix

King Torta from Los Reyes de la Torta in Phoenix

Did You Know? French influence in the 1800s made wheat bread popular in Mexican cities. From the unique Mexican bread called "telera", the Mexican sandwich, or "torta" was born.

Dish 3: King Torta
Where: Los Reyes de la Torta, 9230 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Battleship Sandwiches at The Black Sheep in Richmond

Battleship Sandwiches at The Black Sheep in Richmond

Did You Know? The sandwich became popular in the American diet when bakeries started selling pre-sliced bread, making it easier for them to be made.

Dish 4: Battleship Sandwiches
Where: The Black Sheep, 901 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23220
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The Kryptonite at Ike's in San Francisco

The Kryptonite at Ike's in San Francisco

Did You Know? The word "butty" is often used in Northern areas of the United Kingdom as a synonym for sandwich.

Dish 5: The Kryptonite
Where: Ike's, 3506 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Rickshaw, the Standard Hotel

Rickshaw, the Standard Hotel

Rickshaw, The Standard Hotel
Ingredients: 2 oz bourbon and Ginger beer. Fill with ginger beer. Serve in a high ball glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
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Raspberry Ricky

Raspberry Ricky

Raspberry Ricky, The Standard Hotel
Ingredients: 2 oz gin, 2 spoons fresh bramble mix and 1 oz sour soda. Pour all ingredients except soda into mixing glass with ice. Shake and pour into tall glass with ice. Add soda. Garnish with raspberries.The bramble mix is made in-house by cooking berries in sugar until the berries make their own juice. This is taken off the flame before the beries break, so the mix consists of whole berries with a sweet syrup.
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Chanel No. 9

Chanel No. 9

Chanel No. 9,The James New York
Ingredients: A blend of 9 different floral and botanical liquors delicately blended with champagne and 'strawberry pearls'. While Chanel No. 9 is so coveted that we were told the recipe and ingredients had to be kept secret, let us just tell you ' it tastes as beautiful as it looks.
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Jalisco Gimlet

Jalisco Gimlet

Jalisco Gimlet, The Standard Hotel
Ingredients: 2 oz tequila, 1 oz lime juice, 1 oz simple syrup and 1 oz grapefruit juice. Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into martini glass. Top with lime zest. Garnish with grapefruit.
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Melon Mash

Melon Mash

Melon Mash, the Hilton Fashion District
Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 oz Bacardi Rum, 1/2 oz Triple Sec, 3/4 oz Watermelon Juice and Splash of each Fresh Lime Juice & Simple Syrup. Shake and strain all ingredients. Serve in a martini glass.
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The African Queen

The African Queen

African Queen, The Maritime
Ingredients: 2 oz Starr African Rum, 1 oz strawberry puree, 3 mint leaves torn and 2 limes squeezed. To make: Shake and serve in large rocks glass and garnish with lime and mint.
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The Cosmonaut

The Cosmonaut

Cosmonaut, The Standard Hotel
Ingredients: 2 oz vodka, 2 oz Lillet and 1 oz elderflower cordial. Shake all ingredients and strain into martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
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The Cartel

The Cartel

The Cartel, James New York
Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 oz Herradura Silver Tequila, 1 oz Canton Ginger Liquor, 2 oz Pineapple juice, 1/2 oz Honey Syrup and 4 dashes of Peruvian Bitters. Build in tin, shake with ice, strain into rocks glass, garnish with pineapple wedge.
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Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight, James New York
Ingredients: 1 oz St Germain Elderflower Liquor, 3/4 oz Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, 2 oz Rose Wine and Splash of grapefruit. Build in wine glass, stir with ice, add a splash of soda and garnish with a mint sprig.
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RARE Fashion

RARE Fashion

RARE Fashion, the Hilton Fashion District
Ingredients: 2 oz Hendrick's Gin, 3/4 oz simple syrup, 4 slices each of green apples & cucumbers and a Splash of lime juice. Muddle, strain and serve in a glass on ice.
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Fashionista

Fashionista

Fashionista, the Hilton Fashion District
Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 oz Bacardi Rum, 1/2 oz Triple Sec, 3/4 oz Lychee Puree, 1/4 oz Passion Fruit Puree and Splash each of Lime juice & simple syrup. Shake, strain and serve in a martini glass.
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Pink Elephant

Pink Elephant

Pink Elephant, James New York
Ingredients: 1 oz Sailor Jerry Rum, 1 oz Luxardo Amaretto, 1/2 oz Morlacco Cherry Liquor, 1 bar spoon of Pomegranate molasses, 3 oz Coconut Milk(unsweetened) and 1/4 oz Lime Juice. Build in tin, shake with ice, strain into coup. No garnish.
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Swing Du Paris

Swing Du Paris

Swing Du Paris, the Hilton Fashion District
Ingredients: 1/2 oz Triple Sec, 3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice, Splash of lime juice, 2 slices of jalapeno and 10 leaves of cilantro. Muddle, strain and serve in a martini glass.
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Southern Gentleman

Southern Gentleman

Southern Gentleman, James New York
Ingredients: 2 oz. Johnny Drum Bourbon, 1 oz Sweet Tea, 3/4 oz Honey syrup, Mint, Grilled Frozen Lemon Halves and 2 dashes Orange Bitters. Chill rocks glass, in glass shaker muddle 6-7 mint leaves, build cocktail and stir with ice, fine strain into the chilled rocks glass and garnish with two frozen grilled lemons and mint bouquet.
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Whiskey Punch

Whiskey Punch

Whiskey Punch, The Standard Hotel
Ingredients: 2 oz rye whiskey, 1 oz lemon juice, 1/2 oz orange juice, 1 oz simple syrup and Prosecco. Pour all ingredients except Prosecco into mixing glass with ice. Shake and strain into tall glass with crushed ice. Add Prosecco. Garnish with an orange twist.
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