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The Penguin Drive In

The Penguin Drive In

The Penguin Drive-In is a landmark restaurant in Charlotte that has been family-owned since 1954. 960 1280

  

Food from the Penguin Drive In

Food from the Penguin Drive In

The Penguin Drive-In serves up burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs and salads. 960 1280

  

Penguin Fried Pickles

Penguin Fried Pickles

One of the restaurant's signature dishes -- the Penguin Fried Pickles. 960 1280

  

Penguin Double Pounder

Penguin Double Pounder

The signature burger the Penguin Double Pounder -- a 4-tier cheeseburger packed with fried pickles and melted pimento cheese. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and customers at the Penguin Drive-In

Adam Richman and customers at the Penguin Drive-In

Adam poses with customers Erica and Katherine who are about to take on the Penguin Double Pounder. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Prince Chicken Coop customer Brett Wisr

Adam Richman and Prince Chicken Coop customer Brett Wisr

Adam takes time to pose with customer Brett Wisr at Price's Chicken Coop. 960 1280

  

Chefs at Prince's Chicken Coop

Chefs at Prince's Chicken Coop

Known for their fried chicken, the Price's Chicken Coop chefs fry every part of the chicken including the livers and gizzards. 960 1280

  

Price's Chicken Coop

Price's Chicken Coop

The Price's Chicken Coop staff prepare the food for take out. There are no tables at this restaurant! 960 1280

  

Jackalope Jacks Restaurant and Bar

Jackalope Jacks Restaurant and Bar

Jackalope Jacks Restaurant and Bar opens up early and stays open late. It's known as a great neighborhood hangout. 960 1280

  

interior of Jackalope Jacks

interior of Jackalope Jacks

Jackalope Jacks hosts nightly events including karaoke, trivia and comedy nights. 960 1280

  

food at Jackalope Jacks

food at Jackalope Jacks

From cheeseburgers topped with fried pickles and tater tots to sandwiches and wraps, Jackalope Jacks has great eats. 960 1280

  

Big Eats Challenge

Big Eats Challenge

The Big Eats Challenge: 25 pulled pork sliders and a heaping mound of French fries adding up to 5 pounds! 960 1280

  

Challenger John Ahlert

Challenger John Ahlert

John Ahlert attempts the Big Eats Challenge at Jackalope Jacks. The prize of a year of free food is very valuable to a college student. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman in Jackson Mississippi

Adam Richman in Jackson Mississippi

Adam heads to Jackson, MS, to get a true taste of Southern eats. 960 1280

  

Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson Mississippi

Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson Mississippi

Adam's first stop is the Chimneyville Smokehouse, an old train depot in the heart of Jackson that serves up some smokin’ good flavors. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Logan and Will Barber at Chimneyville Smokehouse

Adam Richman and Logan and Will Barber at Chimneyville Smokehouse

Adam asks customers Logan and Will Barber for their reviews of the food at Chimneyville Smokehouse. 960 1280

  

Chefs at Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson Mississippi

Chefs at Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson Mississippi

The chefs at Chimneyville Smokehouse work hard to prepare BBQ and sides for the customers. 960 1280

  

food from the Chimneyville Smokehouse

food from the Chimneyville Smokehouse

The Chimneyville Smokehouse is known for its hickory-smoked brisket and ribs. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and chef Diann Alford

Adam Richman and chef Diann Alford

The next stop on Adam's Mississippi adventure is Two Sisters' Kitchen where chef Diann Alford fills Adam in on the restaurant's famous crispy fried chicken. 960 1280

  

Two Sisters Kitchen dish

Two Sisters Kitchen dish

The all-you-can-eat buffet lets customers pile on the country fried steak, mashed potatoes, creamy mac 'n’ cheese and the restaurant's famous crispy fried chicken. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Chef Harold from Hal and Mal's

Adam Richman and Chef Harold from Hal and Mal's

Adam stops by Hal & Mal's to get a lesson from Chef Harold on how to create the perfect catfish po' boy. 960 1280

  

Hal and Mal's catfish po' boy

Hal and Mal's catfish po' boy

A close-up look at the finished product. Yummy! 960 1280

  

Burger and Blues in Jackson Mississippi

Burger and Blues in Jackson Mississippi

Adam's last stop is Burgers & Blues so he can coach Garrett Willingham in the Whammy Challenge. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Chef Pierre Jackson

Adam Richman and Chef Pierre Jackson

Adam meets with chef Pierre Jackson to get the dish on Burgers & Blues. 960 1280

  

burgers at Burgers & Blues

burgers at Burgers & Blues

Don't the Burgers & Blues burgers look delicious? We want a bite right now! 960 1280

  

Chefs at Burgers and Blues

Chefs at Burgers and Blues

Chef Pierre runs a tight ship so that the team can get out all the orders at Burgers & Blues. 960 1280

  

The Whammy Challenge at Burgers & Blues

The Whammy Challenge at Burgers & Blues

The Whammy Challenge: a triple-stacked burger surrounded by a pound of fries and a root beer float. 960 1280

  

challenger Garrett Willingham and the Whammy challenge

challenger Garrett Willingham and the Whammy challenge

Challenger Garrett Willingham prepares himself -- mentally and physically -- to take on the Whammy Challenge. Will he be successful? Tune in and see! 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and UNC ladies

Adam Richman and UNC ladies

City: Chapel Hill
Adam visits the Tri-Triangle area where he chows down on chicken biscuit sandwiches, a whole-hog barbecue and a hot dog eating challenge. Adam also hangs out with the UNC ladies at Time Out Chicken.
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Adam Richman and Chef Karthik Kumar

Adam Richman and Chef Karthik Kumar

City: New York City
Adam sinks his teeth into a 1-lb. sandwich at Katz's Delicatessen, savors soul food at Sylvia's and tackles the hottest curry in the country at Brick Lane Curry House. Chef Karthik Kumar from the Brick Lane Curry House explains his cooking methods to Adam.
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Adam Richman and Sweet P's BBQ owner Chris Ford

Adam Richman and Sweet P's BBQ owner Chris Ford

City: Knoxville
Adam takes on the Gigante Burrito Challenge at Sweet P's BBQ. He and owner Chris Ford pose for a pre-challenge pic.
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Adam Richman eating at Quaker Steak and Lube

Adam Richman eating at Quaker Steak and Lube

City: Pittsburgh
Adam grabs a mouthwatering sandwich from the famed Primanti Brothers and takes on the scorching Atomic Hot Wings Challenge. Watch him plow his way through the hot wings at Quaker Steak & Lube.
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Adam Richman and Arizona State University baseball players

Adam Richman and Arizona State University baseball players

City: Phoenix
Adam makes pit stops at Los Reyes de la Torta and Alice Cooperstown, before taking on the Ultimate Slider Challenge at Chompie's. He also makes time to visit with the baseball team at Arizona State University.
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Adam in a Indy racecar.

Adam in a Indy racecar.

City: Indianapolis
Adam visits the home of racing's legendary Indy 500 and some of the best food at the crossroads of America. His challenge? The Big Ugly Burger Challenge at Bub's Burgers and Ice Cream.
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Adam Richman and Dennis Maher

Adam Richman and Dennis Maher

City: Kansas City
Adam travels to the barbecue capital of America for the Ultimate Destroyer Challenge at Papa Bob's Bar-B-Que. This massive barbecue sandwich weighs in at 6-lbs. He also makes a stop at Stroud's Oak Ridge Manor to meet some of the customers.
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City: Ann Arbor
Adam has stacked burgers and some of the best deli sandwiches in the state. Then he tackles the 5-lb. Mount Nacheesmo Challenge at Tio's Mexican Cafe. Before that, he jokes with customers at Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger.
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Adam Richman with the Ohio State mascot

Adam Richman with the Ohio State mascot

City: Columbus
Adam tailgates with Buckeye fans, clowns around with the Ohio State mascot, chows down at a legendary burger joint, feasts at a historic sausage house, and tackles the a 2 1/2-lb. Dagwood Challenge.
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Adam Richman and the Man v Food Ladies

Adam Richman and the Man v Food Ladies

City: Atlanta
Adam heads down south to eat chicken and waffles with soul legend Gladys Knight and tackles the 11-lb. Carnivore Pizza Challenge.
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Adam eating BBQ

Adam eating BBQ

City: Austin
Adam tries Texas-sized donuts, authentic Hill Country barbecue, and a near-impossible breakfast taco challenge. What better place for meat than Salt Lake BBQ.
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Adam Richman in the Boston Harbor

Adam Richman in the Boston Harbor

City: Boston
Adam heads to Beantown where he'll enjoy a traditional New England clambake and partake in a spicy feast from Hell. Then he faces off with a local Bostonian on a 12-lb. hamburger challenge.
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Adam Richman in Syracuse

Adam Richman in Syracuse

City: Syracuse
Adam visits a biker-centric BBQ joint called Dinosaur Bar-B-Q for the ultimate BBQ combo. Next up is local institution, Heid's of Liverpool. Finally, Adam takes on the Frittata Challenge at Mother's Cupboard --- a massive breakfast scramble weighing in at over 6-lbs.!
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Adam Richman in San Diego

Adam Richman in San Diego

City: San Diego
Adam has a massive surf-and-turf burrito, tender tri-tip barbecue and the legendary Ironman Challenge at the Broken Yolk Café.
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Adam Richman in Philly

Adam Richman in Philly

City: Philadelphia
Adam visits the city for a mouthwatering Italian roast pork sandwich, a massive ice cream concoction known as Mt. Vesuvius and the Ultimate Cheesesteak Challenge at Tony Luke's.
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Adam Richman in LA

Adam Richman in LA

City: Los Angeles
Adam tours the downtown part of the city and visits the home of the French-dipped sandwich at Philippe. He then comes face-to-face with the Special Number 2, a spicy Ramen made with 10 different chilies.
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Adam Richman at Rutgers

Adam Richman at Rutgers

City: New Brunswick
Adam takes on massive triple-decker deli sandwiches, a 2-lb. Stromboli and the legendary Fat Sandwich Challenge at R.U. Hungry grease truck. He discusses the dishes with a Rutgers student.
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Adam Richman in Salt Lake City

Adam Richman in Salt Lake City

City: Salt Lake City
Adam heads west for a pastrami-topped cheeseburger, a Belgian sausage sandwich and the spicy Hellfire Challenge at Kobe Sushi. Adam gets the scoop from customers at Bruges Waffles & Frites.
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Adam Richman in Durham.

Adam Richman in Durham.

City: Durham
Adam gets a taste of the city's best barbeque and burgers. He demonstrates the messy goodness of the Wimpy's burger.
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Man V. Food Madness Hartford

Man V. Food Madness Hartford

City: Hartford
Adam is ready for some hot dogs, steamed cheeseburgers and a 10-lb. super-stuffed pizza challenge at Randy's Wooster St. Pizza Shop.
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