Josh Denny is in search of the most titanic Thanksgiving dishes! In New York City, David Burke Kitchen puts the turducken to shame with the Piecaken: layered pecan and pumpkin pies, plus a whole spice pound cake and an upside-down apple pie. Krave It in Bayside, N.Y. knocks it out of the park with The Cran-Slam, a 26-inch pizza covered in turkey, marshmallows, yams, cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing and gravy. Then, the Square Pub in Decatur, Ga. gives the turkey dinner an upgrade with The Gobbler, a foot-tall sandwich stuffed with a turkey burger patty and topped with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing and green bean casserole.
Josh Denny celebrates the Festival of Lights by feasting on the hugest Hanukkah-inspired meals. Sarge's Delicatessen and Diner in New York City builds a sandwich that could last for eight nights with The Monster: giant slices of rye bread stacked with house-made pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, salami, turkey and coleslaw smothered in Russian dressing. General Muir in Atlanta brings joy to the masses with their Festival of Heights, huge scratch-made latkes piled high with pastrami, cheese curds and schmaltz chicken gravy. Then, Doughnut Plant in New York City is lighting it up with the Menorah Ripple, a menorah-shaped doughnut packed with blackberry jelly with a cream cheese glaze.
Josh Denny gets into the holiday spirit by sharing some of Christmas's biggest delights. D.B.A. Barbecue in Atlanta makes a skyscraper with their Stack The Halls sandwich, loaded with smoked turkey, duck, beef tenderloin, maple-glazed ham, cranberry relish, sweet and mashed potatoes, and corn muffin stuffing. Big Pie in the Sky in Roswell, Ga. offers up the most wonderful pie of the year in the Christmas Colossus, a 30-inch pizza that topples the scale. And at Clinton Hall in New York City, there's the Stocking Stuffer, a tower of Belgium waffles piled high with vanilla ice cream, marshmallows, candy, a slice of three-layer cake and topped with a snowman made of doughnuts.