San Jose

Adam is in San Jose for mouthwatering ribs, a 5-lb. burrito and a hot wing challenge at Smoke Eaters.

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The Penguin Drive In
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

  

Man v. Food Nation crew and Adam Richman
Man v. Food Nation crew and Adam Richman

Man v. Food Nation crew and Adam Richman

"With the mighty MvFN crew, working the drive thru at Camp Washington Chili Parlor." - Adam Richman 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Tom+Chee

Adam Richman and Tom+Chee

"With the menu at Tom + Chee proving the cheese never stands alone." - Adam Richman 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Adam Turner

Adam Richman and Adam Turner

"With my namesake, incredibly sweet guy & our challenger Adam Turer pre-challenge."
- Adam Richman
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Izzy's 110 Reuben Challenge

Izzy's 110 Reuben Challenge

"The 110 Reuben Challenge -- be afraid, very afraid."
- Adam Richman
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Adam Richman and Izzy owner John Geisen

Adam Richman and Izzy owner John Geisen

"Izzy's owner John Geisen teaches me the the potato pancake guidelines. I'm interested." - Adam Richman 960 1280

  

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Adam hanging with the Tar Heels

Adam hanging with the Tar Heels

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Adam Richman and the UNC ladies at Time Out Chicken. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman being filmed talking to patrons at Time Out Chicken. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman talks to customers at Time Out Chicken. 960 1280

  

The sides at Time Out Chicken. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman and Ed at Time Out Chicken. 960 1280

  

A tasty tray of fried chicken at Time Out Chicken. 960 1280

  

Director of photography and field producer at Time Out Chicken. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman talking to George at The Roast Grill. 960 1280

  

George holds the tray of 17 hot dogs that Adam Richman will attempt to finish at The Roast Grill. 960 1280

  

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Adam talks meat with the owner of Wimpy's Grill. 960 1280

  

A beautiful shot of the Wimpy's double-stacked cheeseburger, complete with crispy bacon. 960 1280

  

Adam Richman falls in love. 960 1280

  

Adam demonstrates the messiness but goodness of the Wimpy's burger. 960 1280

  

Adam celebrates after successfully chopping. 960 1280

  

An entrée of barbecue, collard greens and mac `n' cheese at the Backyard Barbecue Pit. 960 1280

  

Team Food Fighters, including Adam and Dhani Jones, give themselves one last pep talk before the race begins. 960 1280

  

Adam stretches before his leg of the race. 960 1280

  

The Doughman Challenge starts off with a breakfast -- eggs sunny side up. 960 1280

  

Team Food Fighters finishes the race together. 960 1280

  

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A Cuban sandwich at Aguila Sandwich Shop. 960 1280

  

Adam discusses the shoot with field sound mixer Eric Bini and talent AP Chris Stearns. 960 1280

  

Pro wrestling tag team dubbed The Nasty Boys, Brian Knobbs (right) and Jerry Sags (left) with Adam and 2 young MvF Nation fans. 960 1280

  

Skipper's Smokehouse at night. 960 1280

  

A plate of alligator ribs at Skipper's Smokehouse. 960 1280

  

Director of Photography Dan Walworth adjusts the lens on his camera. 960 1280

  

Adam with a customer and her fish Reuben sandwich at Aguila Sandwich Shop. 960 1280

  

The Nasty Boys rest after laying the smack down on their opponent. 960 1280

  

An iconic surfboard outside of Skipper's Smokehouse. 960 1280

  

Merchandise at Skipper's Smokehouse. 960 1280

  

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Dave S. with the 120-oz. steak challenge at Gregory's Steakhouse in Allentown, PA. "After eating half, I passed out." 960 1280

  

Janella L. visited Mac 24/7 in Hawaii for the pineapple, mac nut and coconut pancakes. '"I prepped myself for 3 weeks." 960 1280

  

Erwin A. visited Smoky's Bar and Grill in Gatlinburg, TN, where he "had the biggest burger I've ever had." 960 1280

  

William M. was the "first person to finish the Shake & Sandwich challenge" at Chick & Ruth's Delly in Annapolis, MD. 960 1280

  

Kevin M. took down 5 lbs. of Hillbilly Hotdogs in LeSage, WV. "I love to visit all the places Adam does his challenges." 960 1280

  

Garrett C. visited SmokeEaters in San Rafael, CA, for the Hellfire Challenge. 960 1280

  

Chow S. tried the Pho Garden challenge in Sacramento, CA, but "3 scoops of noodles and 4 meatballs kept me from finishing. 960 1280

  

Dan F. visited Tom, Dick and Harry's in Green Bay, WI, for their beer-braised bratwurst challenge. 960 1280

  

Sam J. visited the Ohio Deli in Columbus, OH, for the Dagwood Challenge. "The fries got the best of me." 960 1280

  

Lindsey D. tried the 1-lb. bacon BLT at Tony's in Birch Run, MI. 960 1280

  

Joseph H. of New Providence, NJ, poses with the Cinque Cento Panini Challenge, weighing in at 3-1/2-lbs. 960 1280

  

Andrew V. visited the Hash House a Go Go in San Francisco, CA. "I look skinny, but man I can eat a lot, and I eat fast." 960 1280

  


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