Rust Belt

In the bleak mid-winter, and with his trusty sidekick Zamir along for the ride, Tony travels to the heart and soul of America's rust belt with stops in Baltimore, Detroit and Buffalo.

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Tony and Zamir meet up with Nelson Starr, and the 3 dine on liver dumpling soup at Buffalo's oldest tavern.

674 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203


Tony, Nelson and Zamir have lunch at Schwabl's, known for having the best beef on weck in the area.

789 Center Rd., West Seneca, NY 14224

Jim's Steakout

92 W Chippewa St., Buffalo, NY 14202

Family Donut Shop

Tony and Zamir eat burek and donuts while learning how this shop has been affected by the downturn in the auto industry.

11300 Conant St., Hamtramck, MI 48212

Polonia Polish Restaurant

Tony and Zamir sample traditional food in the Polish section of Detroit.

2934 Yemans St., Hamtramck, MI 48212

Al-Ameer Restaurant

Dearborn has the largest Middle Eastern population outside the Middle East -- Tony and Zamir have lunch here with a fellow Beirut evacuee, Rashid.

12710 W Warren Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126

The Roost

Tony and Zamir enjoy one of Baltimore's specialties, lake trout. But there's a catch -- it's not trout, and it's not from a lake.

5275 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, MD 21215

Mo's Seafood

Tony eats here with Felicia (Snoop) Pearson from The Wire. This is one of her favorite restaurants.

502 Albemarle St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Chaps Pit Beef

Tony eats pit beef with The Wire's Jay Landsman.

5801 Pulaski Hwy., Baltimore, MD 21205


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