Man v. Food Madness

Check out the 20 college town episodes competing in this year's Man v. Food Madness.

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Adam Richman in Jackson Mississippi
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

  

Campi's in Rochester
Campi's in Rochester

Campi's in Rochester

Welcome to Campi's, home of the Steak Bombers. 960 1280

  

Campi's in Rochester, NY

Campi's in Rochester, NY

Campi's is open for business and ready to drop some Bombers. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Patrick Degoey

Adam Richman and Patrick Degoey

Adam and customer Patrick Degoey are ready for some good food and fast cars. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Rick Hansen

Adam Richman and Rick Hansen

Adam gets a tip about hot sauce from customer Rick Hansen. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman, Trent, Evan from NASCAR

Adam Richman, Trent, Evan from NASCAR

Adam gets to know NASCAR representatives Trent and Evan. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Brooklynn Parson

Adam Richman and Brooklynn Parson

Adam and customer Brooklynn Parson share a Bomber at Campi's. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Andrew Huang

Adam Richman and Andrew Huang

He then goes on to share another with customer Andrew Huang. Adam must love those Bombers. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Vijay Bansal

Adam Richman and Vijay Bansal

Adam poses with customer Vijay Bansal. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Rebecca Lieving

Adam Richman and Rebecca Lieving

Look at my new mustache (aka Rebecca Lieving's finger). It tickles my nose, but it works. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman, Carly Peters and Deanna Gates

Adam Richman, Carly Peters and Deanna Gates

It's all smiles for Adam and customers Carly Peters and Deanna Gates. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Joey Logano

Adam Richman and Joey Logano

What's the plan for taking on the Atomic Bomb Challenge? Adam and NASCAR driver Joey Logano talk strategy. Will Joey win the challenge? 960 1280

  

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 Monster Sub Challenge
Monster Sub Challenge

Monster Sub Challenge

My third challenge -- the Monster Sub Challenge at Sub Station II in Florence, KY. A 4-lb. sub with 1-lb. of fries and 32 oz drink. I finished this under 30 minutes. Fit 2, Food 1 (Fit vs Food) 960 1280

Jeremiah Forster  

Angel's VooDoo Challenge

Angel's VooDoo Challenge

Angel's VooDoo Challenge in Savannah, GA -- 1-lb. pulled pork sandwich slathered in VooDoo ghost chili sauce in under 5 minutes. Victory today, tomorrow hell to pay! My time was 1:50 seconds (second fastest time ever I might add) Pretty good for a girl. 960 1280

Erin Hennessey  

Toninator Challenge

Toninator Challenge

Uncle Tonys Pizza Co. in Durand, MI has the Toninator Challenge -- 28 inch / 12-lb. pizza! If 2 guys can eat it in 1 hour they get $200! And it only cost $39.99 with whatever toppings you want. 960 1280

Ryan Garrison  

The Thurmanator

The Thurmanator

The Thurmanator at Thurman Cafe in Ohio. 960 1280

Shane Hall  

Route 62 Diner

Route 62 Diner

Route 62 Diner in Yucca Valley, CA 960 1280

Matt Cohen  

Adam, here is your next competitor... 960 1280

Debra Freshs  

Beth's Cafe in Seattle, WA

Beth's Cafe in Seattle, WA

This is the 12-egg omlette at Beth's Cafe in Seattle, WA. It had bacon, sausauge, ham and 3 kinds of cheese inside. On top was a mound of crispy hash browns. Oh my god. Best thing I ever ate. I think it was called the Cardiac Attack or the Massive Corinary Bypass (something like this). I ate the whole thing quickly (no time limit or prize except self accomplishment). 960 1280

Greg Stude  

B&D Burger Challenge

B&D Burger Challenge

Me and my buddy TJ attempting the B&D Burger Challenge. We both failed but were still offered the shirt. Out of true sportsmanship we both declined saving the T-shirts for the worthy. 960 1280

Brent Riley  

Super Stack Heart Attack

Super Stack Heart Attack

The Super Stack Heart Attack at the Vortex in Atlanta (as seen on Man v. Food). One pound of meat, 8 strips of bacon, 14 slices of cheese, 4 fried eggs, and 3 grilled cheese sandwiches instead of buns. With a pound of fries. 4,4437 calories and 270 grams of fat. I was the first person to eat it in November 2009. I was sick for 14 hours. 960 1280

Jim Lovell  

Avalanche Sundae

Avalanche Sundae

We took 10, 7-year-olds to the Kooky Canuck in Memphis for my son's birthday. This is the Avalanche Sundae (notice kid hiding on right) that they attempted to eat AFTER trying the 6-lb. hamburger (they almost finished it). My son created a "Kid v Food" logo and I transferred to T-shirts for all the kids to wear. Adam definitely influenced this decision! 960 1280

Jenci Eble Spradlin  

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Logan Mathys  

Pizza Xtreme

Pizza Xtreme

The classic challenge of pizza in Pizza Xtreme in Orlando, Fl. The details -- giant pizza with 1 topping, 28 inches in diameter in less than 1 hour. 960 1280

Abdel Diaz and Said Diaz Ramos  

My first food challenge the Bardzilla Bard's Burgers in Latonia, KY. 3.3-lbs of beef, 1-lb. cheese, 1 bun and 2-lbs. of fries. I did it in under 30 minutes. Fit 1, Food 0 (Fit vs Food) 960 1280

Jeremiah Forster  

The Big Roost Challenge

The Big Roost Challenge

The Big Roost Challenge (featured on MvFN Nashville) at Roosters Barbecue in Nashville. I completed the challenge on July 30th. 960 1280

Chris Hartranft  

Breakfast Burrito Challenge

Breakfast Burrito Challenge

All 4 of us tried the 7-lb. Breakfast Burrito Challenge at Jack-&-Grill in Denver, CO. The fourth one back did the best by eating about 1/2 of it (the last guy there had the regular breakfast burrito, pffft). 960 1280

Dwight Thompson  

Enger Tower Burger

Enger Tower Burger

At a restaraunt in Superior, WI called Gronk's. They have a beast known as the Enger Tower Burger. It's 5-lbs. of delicious meat alongside a pound of fries! But, sadly, I was unable to scale the Enger Tower. Another round in the battle of Man vs. Food... Food won. 960 1280

Jesse Armstrong  

Rapscallions Wing Challenge

Rapscallions Wing Challenge

Rapscallions Wing Challenge 960 1280

Kevin Moseley  

???oz NY Strip

???oz NY Strip

The ???oz NY Strip at Ye Olde Steakhouse in Knoxville, TN. 960 1280

Kwan Brantley  

Itty Bitty Burger Barn

Itty Bitty Burger Barn

Eight patties, mayo, ketchup, bbq sauce, jalapeno, cheeseburger at Itty Bitty Burger Barn in Houston, TX. Food got the W an hour later. 960 1280

Patricia Lovely Murphy   

Fouled Anchor Challenge

Fouled Anchor Challenge

The Fouled Anchor Challenge at Willy's Bar and Grill in Knoxville, TN. This challenge was introduced on the Fourth of July this year. I was there when they opened that day to attempt the challenge. To date, I'm the only one to complete the challenge. You have 30 minutes to consume the sandwich and fries. The sandwich is made up of 3 layers. Each layer has a hamburger patty, two hotdogs, 3 kinds of cheese, shaved turkey, shaved ham and bacon on Texas toast. 960 1280

Chris Hartranft  

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The Taste of Chicago crowd gathers around the Man v. Food tent. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman receives a hearty greeting from the fans at the Taste of Chicago. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman is giddy over the love and support he's shown. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman talks Man v. Food to the crowd at the Taste of Chicago. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman talks to the Taste of Chicago crowd about his love for food and travel. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman makes one fan's day by signing Man v. Food T-shirt. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman shows off his signature. 960 1280

  

The Fan v. Food contest announcer tells the crowd about the Chicago-style hot dog eating contest rules. 960 1280

  

Let the Fan v. Food competition begin! 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

  

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Campi's in Rochester

Campi's in Rochester

Welcome to Campi's, home of the Steak Bombers. 960 1280

  

Campi's in Rochester, NY

Campi's in Rochester, NY

Campi's is open for business and ready to drop some Bombers. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Patrick Degoey

Adam Richman and Patrick Degoey

Adam and customer Patrick Degoey are ready for some good food and fast cars. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Rick Hansen

Adam Richman and Rick Hansen

Adam gets a tip about hot sauce from customer Rick Hansen. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman, Trent, Evan from NASCAR

Adam Richman, Trent, Evan from NASCAR

Adam gets to know NASCAR representatives Trent and Evan. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Brooklynn Parson

Adam Richman and Brooklynn Parson

Adam and customer Brooklynn Parson share a Bomber at Campi's. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Andrew Huang

Adam Richman and Andrew Huang

He then goes on to share another with customer Andrew Huang. Adam must love those Bombers. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Vijay Bansal

Adam Richman and Vijay Bansal

Adam poses with customer Vijay Bansal. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Rebecca Lieving

Adam Richman and Rebecca Lieving

Look at my new mustache (aka Rebecca Lieving's finger). It tickles my nose, but it works. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman, Carly Peters and Deanna Gates

Adam Richman, Carly Peters and Deanna Gates

It's all smiles for Adam and customers Carly Peters and Deanna Gates. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Joey Logano

Adam Richman and Joey Logano

What's the plan for taking on the Atomic Bomb Challenge? Adam and NASCAR driver Joey Logano talk strategy. Will Joey win the challenge? 960 1280

  

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