Columbus v. Ann Arbor & Indianapolis v. Hartford

The Wolf Pack faces off with the UConn Huskies and sausage links in Columbus, OH, face off with all-star sandwiches in Ann Arbor.

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Adam is overwhelmed by the size of the green peppers at the El Churry food truck in San Juan. 960 1280

  

Adam gladly takes a quick touch-up from makeup artist Marielena Ramirez inside the hot El Churry truck. 960 1280

  

The main cast of El Churry prepares for the start of the day. 960 1280

  

A line of hungry locals waiting outside El Churry. 960 1280

  

It's tough to decide what type of meat you want at La Vaca Brava. The selections are endless. 960 1280

  

Another large example of La Vaca Brava's selections -- the Don Chillo, a huge fried red snapper served standing up. 960 1280

  

Chef Angel Camacho gives Adam the rules of the Vaca Acosta Challenge. 960 1280

  

The Vaca Acosta Challenge. Adam must finish the 8-lb. plate of steak, fries and mushroom sauce in 30 minutes. 960 1280

  

Adam checks to see how much time he has left on the challenge. 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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Adam Richman endures the deadly heat of phaal at Brick Lane Curry House in the East Village of New York City. 960 1280

  

A staple of New York City ' Katz's Delicatessen. 960 1280

  

Adam and Alice Cooper pose with the fully dressed Big Unit sandwich at Alice Cooperstown Bar & Grill in Phoenix, AZ. 960 1280

  

The University of Arizona Wildcats' mascot, Wilbur, performs before the Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament in Los Angeles, CA. 960 1280

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Mouthwatering ribs from Phil's BBQ in San Diego, CA. "These ribs are good. My name is Adam. Trust me, I know ribs." - Adam Richman 960 1280

  

Erin Maurer (L) applies face paint to Ben Freeman, both students of San Diego State, prior to the game between the San Diego State Aztecs and the Brigham Young Cougars at Cox Arena in San Diego, CA. 960 1280

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Frites smothered in an amazing sauce at Bruges in Salt Lake City, UT. 960 1280

  

Members of the Utah Utes Crimson Line dancers cheer during a game against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. 960 1280

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