Josh Denny hits his hometown, Philadelphia, on a hunt for the city's most ginormous foods. First up is the Whale, a 14-pound bagel leviathan overflowing with smoked salmon and white fish salad at Spread Bagelry. Then, there's a 9-pound superhero sandwich that's a massive pile-up of bacon, pork and cheese at Jake's Sandwich Board. Topping it off is Car 23, a trolley-shaped loaf of French toast stuffed with berries and cream cheese at the Trolley Car Diner.
Josh Denny blazes through Baltimore to discover Charm City's record-busting meals. First on the list is Jimmy's Famous Seafood and their galactic seven-pound Seafood UFO, a crab cake behemoth that's out of this world! Next is Champs Pizza, home of the biggest pie in the entire state -- and one topped with pounds and pounds of Maryland's famous blue crab. Finally, Josh stops in for a sweet treat at The Breakfast Shoppe, where a heaping stack of Fall Harvest Pancakes clocks in at 30 pounds.
Josh Denny storms Richmond, a city rich in history and packed with monumental meals. The first stop is The Halligan Bar and Grill, where a former fireman has mastered smoke and fire to make the Flatliner, a towering stack of five meats layered between slices of cheddar and pepper Jack cheese. Next up is the Battleship Manassas at The Black Sheep, a 24-inch sandwich overflowing with fried trout. Lastly, there's a burrito on steroids: the six-pound donkey at Baja Bean Co.
Josh Denny cruises through Nashville, the heart of country music, in search of magnificent meals. Headlining the tour is a 17-pound chicken gyro sandwich at Bellevue Diner that's larger than a fiddle. The next act is Pepperfire's Battle Royale, with stacks of hot chicken tenders layered in between a total four fried cheese sandwiches, all topped with baked apples. The grand finale is at Piranhas, where the Titan Cheesesteak is made with six pounds of steak, one pound of cheese, three pounds of coleslaw and hand-cut fries.
Josh Denny rides into Louisville to try his luck with a trifecta of magnificent meals. First, the Double Southern Belle at Mussel and Burger Bar, which sports fried green tomatoes, a full pound of black angus beef and several thick layers of pimento cheese. The Big Daddy Hot Brown at Gary's on Spring takes a famous Louisville dish and transforms it into a two-foot-wide, 10-pound masterpiece. Then, at the Come Back Inn, The Godfather makes a culinary offer he can't refuse: more than one and a half pound of roast beef smothered in vegetables and marinara sauce, soaked in au jus, and served on a 12-inch roll!
Josh Denny rolls into Cincinnati, where local favorites are on the menu. Blue Ash Chili dishes out the No Freakin' Way, two and a half pounds of Cincinnati-style chili on top of two and a half pounds of spaghetti, piled high with shredded cheddar and a jalapeno bottlecaps. The city's German heritage is on display at Mecklenburg Gardens, where the Uber Terminator features an eye-popping 38-inch hot mettwurst sausage on a 36-inch bun. And Cincinnati's favorite breakfast sausage, goetta, adds a unique and delicious flavor to the 10-patty Cincinnasty burger at Bard's Burgers and Chili.