Josh Denny rolls into Atlanta in search of a titanic Southern trinity. Bone Lick BBQ serves up a five-pound muffaletta piled high with pulled pork, brisket, collard greens and coleslaw. Cajun cooking comes east at Henry's Louisiana Grill, where a nine-foot po' boy named The Big Bayou Monster boasts thirty pounds of fried shrimp, crawfish, oysters and alligator. Then, a southern classic gets ginormous at Peach and The Porkchop when four pounds of chicken and waffles and a dozen fried eggs are piled atop two-foot wide pancakes for the Ultimate All-In-One.
Josh Denny cruises through Columbia, SC, sampling the capital city's substantial local favorites with a side of Southern charm. First up is Bourbon's The Champ, a 14-inch gravy-laden biscuit loaded with savory meats and half a dozen eggs, that will have the state legislature calling for adjournment! At Henry's, there's the Hungriest Bennett, a 12 and a half pound hash brown casserole jam-packed with everything the restaurant has to offer for breakfast. Then, there's The Cinnamonster. At 22 inches wide and half a foot high, this capital-sized cinnamon roll at The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli is so popular, it just may run for office.
Josh Denny rides into Phoenix, a desert metropolis where transplants from other regions have had a massive impact on local food and culture. At El Palacio, the best of Mexican cuisine is rolled into El Bandido, a 28-inch burrito that will steal your heart and your hunger. Chompie's New York-style deli serves up Bubbie's Belly Buster, a ten-pound beef brisket sandwich stuffed with enough comfort food to make any grandmother proud. Then, it's a Midwestern cookout at Porkopolis, where The Triple Brady Bacon Burger towers 14 inches high and boasts three juicy hamburger patties with three different types of pork.
Josh Denny two-steps into Tucson, Ariz. in search of the Southwest's most monumental meals. Boca Tacos y Tequila serves up the Titanic Taco Dog, a five-pound taco piled high with pinto beans, cactus salsa and bacon-wrapped hot dogs. Mega meat and searing heat come together at Lindy's on 4th, where a six-pound burger named The Burn Out gets topped with jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese, then smothered in a sauce made with the hottest chili on the planet. Finally, the Stray Dogs Grill rolls out a sixteen-inch-wide, chocolate-filled glazed doughnut called The B.F.D.
Josh Denny lets the good times roll, hunting down New Orleans' most massive meals. Dat Dog unchains its Datzilla, made of three Louisiana-style hotdogs -- alligator, crawfish and hot sausage -- covered in Andouille sauce, French fries and chili. The historic Parkway Bakery and Tavern's Bayou Beast makes a monster-sized "poor boy" sandwich out of two 36-inch French bread rolls filled with pot roast, deep-fried shrimp and alligator sausage. Not to be outdone, The Big Cheezy wheels out its Daddy Mac, a behemoth of grilled cheese, roast beef, bacon and mac and cheese!
Josh Denny rolls into Mobile, Ala. searching for the city's most titanic eats. At LoDa Bier Garten, The Destroyer takes no prisoners with three pounds of burger, 12 strips of bacon and a stack of cheese, all loaded into an enormous grilled doughnut. At Thyme on Section, fried chicken and oysters are piled onto pimento cheese cornbread to create the 12-pound jaw-breaking Alabama Slamma. Then, Von's Bistro builds the foot-long High Roller by stuffing spring roll wrappers with pork belly, gulf shrimp and vegetables, then deep-frying it.
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