Fantastic food is more important to many travelers than museums, hotels and souvenirs, and in this premiere episode of a recurring series, hamburgers are in the spotlight. Explore the country for the best burgers in the land, from Louis in New Haven, CT which is certified by the Library of Congress as the first place to serve a burger, to the rise of the burger chains and even to wild game burgers pushing the boundaries of what a burger can be. It is the ultimate history of the burger, and we're taking you on a fact filled, mouth-watering ride to some of the best joints in the country.
It's the well-rounded treat you just bake and eat. Fold it, stuff it, or eat it with a fork - any way you slice it, pizza is the ultimate Italian import.
The hot dog is the ultimate leisure food - fast, fun, and served in a bun. In Atlanta they like a southern slaw dog, in Chicago it's dragged through the garden, and in New Jersey they stuff their dogs in pizza bread. HOT DOG PARADISE has them all, from Pink's of Hollywood to Nathan's famous in New York, exploring the wiener wonderlands of America.
T-bone, porterhouse, New York strip, prime rib, filet mignon. So many cuts of steak, so little time. Come along as we explore the best of the best in the beef world, from the famous Peter Luger's in New York to the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo.
Fried chicken and jalapeno poppers are fine if you're into the mundane, but we're going well beyond the standard crispy fare. We delve into the incredibly high-cholesterol world of deep-fried pickles, turkeys, snack cakes and even hamburgers.
Cooking meat over a fire is the American way, but throwing spaghetti on the grill? BARBEQUE PARADISE takes the outdoor epicurean beyond backyard burgers to the most exquisite open flame eateries in the country.
Chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla are just the tip of the waffle cone as the hottest ice cold concoctions around the country are unearthed in ICE CREAM PARADISE. The oldest ice cream shop in America, the home of the very first ice cream cone, and a tour of the Ben & Jerry's factory are just a few of the delicious scoops in this frozen fiesta.
Bottomless bowls of soup, Vegas buffets, six pound hamburgers - this is what America is all about! ALL YOU CAN EAT PARADISE is the show for epicureans with unending appetites, featuring the lavish chocolate bar at Boston's Langham Hotel, the bountiful Brazilian barbeque at Gaucho's Grill in Los Angeles, and Las Vegas's famous Bellagio buffet. If you own pants with an elastic waistband, this show's for you.
From crullers to fritters, beignets to bear claws, the world of delicious deep-fried dough is turned upside down in the search for Donut Paradise.
DINER PARADISE goes beyond the farmer's omelets, the chocolate shakes, and the meatloaf sandwiches to find the best places in the country to slide into a booth and order up a heaping helping of American history.
It's the comfort food you share with your friends and wash down with an ice-cold beer. From Buffalo to Boston to Arlington, Texas, BAR FOOD PARADISE takes a pub crawl across America to find the taverns with the tastiest treats for soaking up your favorite libations.From peanuts to potato skins, BAR FOOD PARADISE toasts some of the best pub grub around, including the oldest oyster bar in the country, an L.A. roadhouse that's been serving burgers and suds since prohibition, Buffalo's birth place of hot wings, and the home of Mexican nachos.
From Nashville to New York and all points west we're searching for the freshest, biggest and most sumptuous breakfast experiences across America.
It's the meal you tear apart with your hands and gnaw right off the bone, licking your lips to lap up the tasty barbeque sauce. From Reno to Memphis, and from New York to Venice Beach, California, RIB PARADISE spotlights some of the sauciest, messiest and most delectable, finger-licking good creations across the country.Whether you prefer beef or pork, RIB PARADISE satisfies with a look at some of the most mouthwatering stops across the country, serving up smoked, barbequed and wood fired ribs, including a look at the largest barbeque contest in the nation.
Take two slices of bread, stuff them with everything and anything in between and you've got America's most popular lunchtime meal - the sandwich. From New York, to Michigan, to California SANDWICH PARADISE spotlights some of the most delectable utensil free, stomach-filling, finger-licking good creations across the country.Whether you prefer a classic like pastrami on rye, which has been around since the 1880's, or the simple comfort of a peanut butter and jelly, SANDWICH PARADISE satisfies with a look at some of the most beloved lunch stops across the country, serving up subs, French dips, and unique creations all their own.
It's the king of the dinner table. A cut of meat so good it's got its own knife! From Chicago to Beverly Hills to Allegan, Michigan STEAK PARADISE II serves up a second helping of the juiciest steak-eating experiences across America.Whether you prefer Kobe beef sashimi served on a brick of primordial Himalayan ocean salt or a nice, thick porterhouse you can grill yourself, STEAK PARADISE II will satisfy your hunger with some of the most sizzling stops around, including Chicago's world famous Gene & Georgetti's, prime rib at Lawry's of Beverly Hills, and even a haunted grill-your-own steak restaurant in Michigan!
Scoping out restaurants from Texas to Maryland to California, Bacon Paradise takes you to the most sizzling pork palaces across the U.S.A., looking at everything from bacon waffles to bacon candy.
This special class of comfort food is oh so naughty, but oh so nice. Traveling from Key West to San Diego and everywhere in between, DEEP FRIED PARADISE 2: EXTRA CRISPY scours the country for a second helping of the crispiest, crunchiest, and craziest delicacies you can throw in the fryer. From corn dogs to deep-fried corn on the cob, and from french fries to old-fashioned fried potato chips, DEEP FRIED PARADISE 2: EXTRA CRISPY celebrates how Americans can take any meal from ordinary to extraordinary with a layer of batter, a dusting of flour, and a dunk in the deep-fat fryer.
It's classic, it's comfort food, and it's the most fun you can have with a fork. No matter how you like it, nothing warms the stomach like a plate of pasta.
From the sensationally sweet to the dauntingly decadent, PIE PARADISE serves up some of the most interesting destinations for a hearty slice of delicious. From a foot-high apple pie in small town Missouri, to sweet potato pie in New Orleans, and even an Aussie meat pie in New York, PIE PARADISE scours the country one forkful at a time for some of the most mouth-watering pies around.
The hottest trend to hit the food industry is the new wave of gasoline-fueled gastronomy that's put a twist on some old favorites. Food Truck Paradise explores some of the most scrumptious street eats available on wheels.
From Texas, to New York, to Florida to the West Coast we're profiling the nine regional finalists of Men's Health magazine's 2011 Manliest Restaurants competition to find the best places for men to gather and enjoy a hearty feast.
College tailgating is as much about the food as it is about the game. From alligator gumbo to deer fritters we visit the best eats on college game days across the country. Americans love their sports, but what many fans love even more then the big game is the pre-game parking-lot party known as tailgating. TAILGATE PARADISE cheers on the more then 27 million sports fans and loyal alumni who gather together to eat and drink like champs in anticipation of watching others exercise. From alligator gumbo at University of Florida and creole creations at Louisiana State University, to beer and bratwurst at University of Wisconsin and peanut butter buckeyes at Ohio State, TAILGATE PARADISE hits the top spots for gridiron grub across the country. Call it local pride, school spirit, or just a great excuse to have a good time - tailgaters know how to throw a party.
From 5-alarm chili to blistering curries, we're serving up meals that are literally too hot to handle.
Gut-busting portions of beef you can eat are featured, from a 10-pound steak in Wisconsin to a 300 pound burger in Michigan. Americans love beef - and when it comes to serving divine bovine - bigger is better. From a 96-ounce sirloin steak in Indiana and a 168-ounce prime rib in Wisconsin, to a braised leg of cow in San Francisco and a 300-pound hamburger in Michigan, BIG BEEF PARADISE travels across the country in search of the largest, juiciest and most succulent slabs of meat fit for the Flintstones. Grab a steak knife and put on your stretchy pants as BIG BEEF PARADISE takes a carnivorous quest to find colossal ribs, monstrous sandwiches and record-breaking portions of all the red meat you can eat.
America's best BBQ dishes are featured in this episode of Food Paradise, including slow-smoked brisket in Texas, sauce-dripping ribs in Kansas City and mouth-watering pulled pork in North Carolina.
Visit the belly-busting best places to get your burger on -- from a heart-stopping monster burger in Las Vegas, to cheese-stuffed burgers in Minnesota and wild game gut-bombs in Texas.
Bite into the best bratwurst, bangers, sausage patties and links across America, including rattlesnake tube steak in SoCal, long smokies in Texas and a heaping helping of Germany -- in Milwaukee.
Sizzlin' smokey bacon goodness across the country, including including a cheesy bacon lasagna in Idaho, a 5-pound bacon bomb in Chicago, and bodacious bacon brownies in New York.
Get a taste of America’s top hunger-filling, handheld feasts from a latke-and-corned-beef masterpiece in Colorado to a big hunk of BBQ bologna in Tennessee.
From the scorching Triple-X Texas Red to a hard-rocking roadhouse chili in Seattle, Travel Channel is serving up the hottest and meatiest bowls of chili in the country.
From a chock-full-of-chicken pie on Cape Cod and a manly Aussie meat pie in Georgia to a rib-sticking steak pie in Chicago, get a hearty helping of these comfort foods.
Dig into this super-sized serving of the country's hottest dogs, including a chili-dog feud in Detroit, the deep-fried “Home Wrecker” in West Virginia and a red-hot Miami dog covered in whipped cream.
Pig out on America's most porktastic eats, including a good ole Virginia country ham, a crispy tenderloin sandwich in Indiana and slow-cooked Hawaiian whole hog.
From a gooey mac and cheese stuffed loaf in Florida to a burly barbecued meatloaf in Phoenix, take a bite out of these heaping helpings of America's rib sticking classic comfort food.
Enjoy America's manliest places to get your grub on, including a wild steakhouse in Texas, butcher-fresh burgers in Chicago and a towering Manhattan mountain of meat!
Buckle up for the hottest places for grub-to-go, from belly-busting burritos in San Diego and hot smokin' barbecue in Ohio to a beastly burger piled high with pastrami in Las Vegas.
Get ready for hearty helpings of mouthwatering meatball dishes, from cheese-smothered meatball parm perfection in Philadelphia to burly balls of Texas brisket -- and even to a 1-pound wonderball in Las Vegas!
Indulge in a bucketful of crispy, finger lickin', fried chicken goodness! Sample fiery Memphis hot chicken, a wild red-velvet-battered bird and the original Kentucky fried classic!
From the world-famous Gilroy Garlic Festival to a fierce 40-clove garlic chicken in San Francisco and a gut-busting garlic sandwich in Philly, we feature the tastiest places to get your garlic on.
These food joints serve up dish after dish of deli delights, from a 5-lbs. monster Reuben in Seattle to a primo pastrami in New York City and a boisterous brisket sandwich in Michigan.
Travel Channel is serving up slice after slice of pizza perfection, from the crispy New York classic, to a 14-lb force of nature in Colorado, to Chicago's deepest most delicious dish.
Travel Channel is dishing out comfort food that's good for the belly and the soul, from the rib-sticking, gravy-smothered oxtails in Houston, to crispy fried catfish in Memphis, to hot spicy Gumbo in New Orleans.
Load up on crunchy, deep-fried deliciousness, from a gut-busting double bacon corn dog in Iowa to a lip-smackin' fried hamburger in California.
We’re serving up mounds of ooey-gooey, cheesy goodness, from Cleveland's colossal triple-decker grilled cheese sandwich, to a luscious lobster-stuffed mac and cheese in New York, to a fiery cheese spectacular in Chicago.
Travel Channel continues to dish out finger lickin' exotic eats, from rib-sticking rabbit ragu in San Francisco, to crocodile-stuffed pot stickers in Arizona and down-home Cajun frog legs in Louisiana.
Travel Channel is serving up a mouthwatering fiesta of flavors -- from sizzling, juicy fajitas in Texas, to spicy, belly-warming tamales in San Diego and piping-hot chimichangas in Arizona.
Fuel up at the heartiest truck stop grub shops nationwide. From a rib-sticking 16-oz. steak in Virginia to a finger-lickin' deep-fried pork sandwich in Iowa, you won’t drive away hungry!
Food Paradise is shelling out boatloads of America's best seafood, including jumbo lump crab cakes in Maryland, heaping helpings of crawfish in Louisiana, and a loaded seafood tower in Malibu.
Enjoy a belly-busting bonanza of everything all-you-can-eat, including lip-smacking lobster in Rhode Island, a finger-lickin' BBQ Buffet in Texas and a sinfully delicious Vegas mega buffet.
Get ready for plate after plate of America’s best beefy steaks, from a titanic 2 1/2-lbs. porterhouse in Mississippi to a premium dry-aged rib-eye masterpiece in New York City.
Phenomenal food in biker heaven, including a burly burger smothered in bourbon-soaked bacon and a smoky sweet ribs from a monster food truck.
America's yummiest BBQ, from melt-in-your-mouth smoked brisket in Houston, to juicy chicken baptized in a tangy white sauce in Alabama, to dinosaur sized sweet pork ribs in Sturgis.
The nation's juiciest burgers, featuring beefy patties filled with hot gooey cheddar cheese in Minnesota, a tear-inducing, habanero and ghost chili pepper covered burger in California, and a tender duck and pork Dork in Seattle.
America's hottest late night eats, starring sweet chicken sausage doused in spicy cheese in Atlanta, a giant pizza covered in crispy bacon and savory sauce in Las Vegas, and the juiciest, crunchiest fried chicken in Texas.
USA's best between two slices, from a fried green tomato and shrimp po' boy in New Orleans, to a pork-trifecta known as Hogzilla in North Carolina, to an Italian dream of sliced prosciutto and fresh mozzarella in NYC.
The nation's craziest sandwiches, starring a deep-fried crab topped with thick bacon in San Francisco, fresh shrimp and alligator sausage in New Orleans, and boozy BBQ mac n' cheese in Florida.
America's tastiest deep-fried treats, featuring a sauced up rack of baby backs in San Diego, duck fat fried french fries in Boise, and a mystical corn dog smothered in spicy cream cheese in Seattle.
America's wildest and wackiest culinary creations are showcased. From bacon sushi and flaming wings to a taco cannon and a 10,000-calorie burger, these chefs deliver deliciousness with a side of adventure, surprise and fun.
The best destination restaurants in America are highlighted. From city rooftops and mountain retreats to upscale events and down-home hospitality, these are the most beautiful, historical and unforgettable dining experiences the country has to offer.