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12 Bones 

5 Riverside Dr Asheville, NC (828) 253-4499

Hogzilla sandwich stuffed with sugar bacon, homemade bratwurst, pulled pork and pepper jack cheese on a hoagie roll.


Acme Oyster House 

724 Iberville St New Orleans, LA (504) 522-5973

Seafood Cajun & Creole 
This episode's challenge was to finish 15 dozen oysters at Acme Oyster House and join the "15 Dozen Club". Adam succeeded in this challenge

  • GOLD for Acme Oyster House

Al's Italian Beef 

1079 W Taylor St Chicago, IL (630) 858-9121

Italian Steakhouse 
Camille visits Al's Italian beef -- a Chicago staple for 70 years -- to learn about the restaurant, its history and to experience their famo

  • GOLD for Al's Italian Beef

Alice Cooperstown 

101 E Jackson Street Phoenix, AZ (602) 253-7337

Adam stops at Alice Cooperstown for the Big Unit Hot Dog, nearly 2 feet of meat packed in an entire baguette loaf and smothered in chili, ch

  • GOLD for Alice Cooperstown

Amato's 

6405 Ctr St Omaha, NE (402) 558-5010

Italian 
Adam goes after the God Father – a hoagie towering with 23 meats and cheeses, plus sweet red peppers and olive salad.

  • SILVER for Amato's


American Coney Island 

114 W Lafayette Blvd Detroit, MI (313) 961-7758

Californian Traditional American 
Camille visits American Coney Island, which is considered to be one of the oldest businesses in Detroit, still family-owned and operated.

  • GOLD for American Coney Island

Argo Cafe 

1836 Ontario St. Vancouver, Canada (604) 876-3620

serve up everything from your typical diner food like grilled cheese sandwiches and fries to bistro-caliber duck confit


Arrows  

41 Berwick Rd Ogunquit, ME (207) 361-1100

Homemade cheeses.. lobster steamed in paper, covered in a green curry and cilantro sauce.


Artisanal Bistro 

2 Park Ave New York, NY (212) 725-8585

French Seafood 
Rocco DiSpirito - Cheese Fondue

  • SILVER for Artisanal Bistro

B and B Grocery 

2001 SE 6th St Des Moines, IA (515) 243-7607

Visit this family-owned business that’s famous throughout the Midwest for its pork tenderloin sandwich. And don’t miss their peppe

  • BRONZE for B and B Grocery

Bailey's Chocolate Bar  

1915 Park Ave St. Louis, MO (314) 241-8100

located in Lafayette Square. This dessert lounge features a full bar with over two dozen Chocolate Martinis, 90 beers as well as spirits, wi

  • BRONZE for Bailey's Chocolate Bar

Baumgartners Cheese Store 

1023 16th Ave Monroe, WI (608) 325-6157

Baumgartners opened in 1931, making it the oldest cheese store in Wisconsin. It specializes in the finest array of Wisconsin cheese sandwich


Bear street Tavern 

211 Bear St Banff, Canada (403) 762-2021

Pork Belly Mac & Cheese


Beecher's  

1600 Pike Pl Seattle, WA (206) 956-1964

Traditional American 
he samples the subtle flavors of sheep vs. cows and goats milk cheese

  • SILVER for Beecher's

Benjia's Deli 

8683 N Port Washington Rd Milwaukee, WI (414) 228-5130

Adam stops in for the Hear-O-Israel, a ¼ lb of pastrami, ¼ lb of corned beef, ¼ lb of salami, ¼ lb of peppered beef, with swiss cheese,


Beth's Cafe 

7311 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA (206) 782-5588

American Cafe 
12 egg omelette with unlimited hash browns.

  • SILVER for Beth's Cafe

Big Jud's 

1289 Protest Rd Boise, ID (208) 343-4439

Double Big Jud, which consists of two 1-pound burger patties stacked on top of one another with various toppings (Richman's picks included b


Big-Ass Sandwiches 

300 SW Ash St Portland, OR (503) 803-0619

Vegetarian Vegan 
There are big sandwiches, and then there are Big-Ass Sandwiches. Each sandwich has 2 lbs. of beef, a pound of fries and cheese sauce. Big-As

  • SILVER for Big-Ass Sandwiches

Bill's Jumbo Burgers 

2002 E Admiral Blvd Tulsa, OK (918) 592-5191

Hamburgers 
Adam rests his search for the best burger in Tulsa at Bill's, with their Double Okie Chili Cheeseburger – four burger patties with cheese,


Blu Seafood 

2002 Safeway St Durham, NC (919) 286-9777

Seafood 
Leg 1 of relay : Tiffany ate the Diablo Del Mar, a macaroni and cheese dish mixed with crab meat and topped with a fried egg, then ran two m


Blue Smoke 

116 E 27th St New York, NY (212) 447-7733

Southern 
Susan Feniger - Warm Barbecue Potato Chips with Blue Cheese and Bacon Dip

  • SILVER for Blue Smoke

Bobcat Bite 

420 Old Las Vegas Hwy Santa Fe, NM (505) 983-5319

Traditional American 
Huge 10oz green chile burger with mild cheese.

  • BRONZE for Bobcat Bite

Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine 

4259 Bryant Irvin Rd Fort Worth, TX (817) 738-5489

Steakhouse 
Mixed grill (wild boar chop, house made andouille sausage patties, buffalo, elk) with a side of spicy cheese grits


Boston Burger Company 

37 Davis Square Somerville, MA (617) 440-7361

Hamburgers 
the burger joint putting the crowning touch on a mac and cheese burger.

  • BRONZE for Boston Burger Company

Bottega 

6525 Washington St, Ste A9 Yountville, CA (707) 945-1050

Italian 
Tyler Florence - Egg and Pork Belly Confit

  • BRONZE for Bottega

Brunch Box 

315 Southwest 5th Avenue Portland, OR (503) 477-3286

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Serving crazy menu items like the Redonkadonk, a burger with ham, spam and bacon stuffed between grilled cheeses


Buckshot's Carry Out 

10030 N Hwy 17 McClellanville, SC (843) 887-3051

Andrew visits one of the best soul food cafes run by the Green family. He's lucky enough to get an invitation to eat dinner at their home. A


Burger Jones 

3200 W Lake St Minneapolis, MN (612) 746-0800

Hamburgers 
a local favorite that challenges customers to eat a massive burger piled high with everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to chicken frie

  • BRONZE for Burger Jones

Cafe Glechik 

1655 Sheepshead Bay Rd Brooklyn, NY (347) 492-6957

Eastern European Russian 
Tony, along with friends Gary and Helena, enjoys a traditional Russian meal at this Coney Island institution consisting of green borscht, ra


Cafe des Artistes 

1534 N McCadden Pl Los Angeles, CA (323) 469-7300

French 
Sunny Anderson - Macaroni and Cheese


Calypso Beach Cafe 

15812 Front Beach Rd Panama City Beach, FL (850) 234-6788

Seafood Caribbean 
Adam coaches AJ Fratto through the Muffaletta Sandwich Challenge, 4 pounds of salami, ham, cheese, and olive salad on a muffaletta bun plus


Cardinal Rule 

5 Roncesvalles Ave Toronto, Canada

John goes mental for meatloaf muffins and bears witness to how rules are made to be broken through the magic of deep-fried mac and cheese


Cecilia's Cafe 

230 6th street sw Albuquerque, NM (505) 243-7070

Mexican 
Opened in 1999 by the restaurant's namesake, Cecilia Baca, the cafe carries only authentic, traditional New Mexican cuisine. One of their po

  • SILVER for Cecilia's Cafe

Chap's Pit Beef 

5801 Pulaski Hwy Baltimore, MD (410) 483-2379

Guy Fieri - Chaps Submarine

  • GOLD for Chap's Pit Beef

Chaps Coffee 

11724 S Sherman Rd Spokane, WA (509) 220-4704

Tea Cafe 
tuffed pork chops with goat cheese, pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes.


Cheese Board Collective 

1512 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA (510) 549-3183

Pizza 
Sourdough style pizza, a new pizza each day.


CheeseCurds Gourmet Burgers 

380 Pleasant St. Dartmouth, Canada (902) 444-3446

Fan Favorite! legendary CC Porker with crispy onion rings, salty bacon, and of course, pillows of cheese curds


Chompie's 

1160 E University Drive Tempe, AZ (480) 557-0700

Kosher Sandwiches 
Adam Richman takes on the Ultimate Slider Challenge, 12 challah rolls stuffed with brisket, potato pancakes and cheese plus a mountain of on

  • GOLD for Chompie's

Clarkston Union Bar And Kitchen 

54 S Main St Clarkston, MI (248) 620-6100

American Eclectic 
Guy tries one of Kid Rock's favorites, the mackinest mac 'n cheese, in a renovated church

  • SILVER for Clarkston Union Bar And Kitchen

Cotham's Mercantile 

5301 Hwy 161 Scott, AR (501) 961-9284

Quadruple Hubcap Cheeseburger, which involves four 1-pound, "hubcap"-sized beef patties stacked on top of one another and topped with melted

  • BRONZE for Cotham's Mercantile

Crooked Spoon 

Moving Target! Orlando, FL (407) 927-1587

Mac n Cheese and their swordfish dish with grits


Curly's 

1265 Lombardi Ave Green Bay, WI (920) 965-6970

Adam stops in for the Johnsonville Brats & Hall of Fame Cheese Curds, 2 of the most popular gameday eats at Lambeau Field.

  • BRONZE for Curly's

D and S Southern BBQ 

6501 Russell Road Carlsbad Springs, Canada (613) 822-8652

The Determinator Burger: three homemade patties, back bacon, beef brisket, onion rings, cheese… oh and built with grilled cheese


Datz 

2616 S Macdill Ave Tampa, FL (813) 831-7000

American Soul Food 
Datz offers a southern classic in its individually-sized homemade meatloaf stuffed with four-cheese bacon mac ’n’ chee


Delilah's  

29th and Market Sts in 30th Street Station Philadelphia, PA (215) 243-2440

Macaroni and cheese throwdown. Winner: Bobby Flay


Devilicious 

Moving Target San Diego, CA

Butter Poached Lobster Grilled Cheese sandwich, Chili Cheddar Stuffed Jalapenos and Spicy Tuna Nachos


Dirty Oscars Annex 

2309 6th Ave Tacoma, WA (253) 572-0588

pork shoulder tacos, elk sliders and tater tots stuffed with Parmesan cheese


Donnie Mac's Roadside Cuisine 

1515 W Grove St Boise, ID (208) 336-9260

Offering a selection of different types of Sweetgrassapa_Wfries, like the Couch Potato fries, the Chili Cheese Fries and the Sweet Potato Fr

  • BRONZE for Donnie Mac's Roadside Cuisine

Donovan's Steak  

570 K St San Diegoe, CA (619) 237-9700

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Troy Johnson - Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

  • BRONZE for Donovan's Steak

Dressel's 

419 N Euclid Ave St. Louis, MO (314) 361-1060

English Irish 
classic British pub cooking up gourmet grilled cheese and a porchetta masterpiece

  • BRONZE for Dressel's

E.A.T. 

1429 3rd Ave New York, NY (212) 772-1494

Thai 
Ina Garten - Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • BRONZE for E.A.T.

Eagle's Deli 

1918 Beacon St Brighton, MA (617) 731-3232

Hamburgers 
This episode's challenge was to eat a 12-pound Eagle's Challenge Burger, which includes 5 pounds of hamburger, 2 pounds of bacon and cheese,

  • BRONZE for Eagle's Deli

Eyre Brothers 

70 Leonard St. London, England 020 7613 5346

Mozambique-born Brothers David and Robert Eyre helm this sought-after dining locale where you can sample their rustic Iberian dishes paired


Flavor 19 

1225 Grand Lake Rd Sydney, Canada (902) 562-2233

enjoy burgers covered in mac and cheese or topped with gigantic onion rings. Burgers so filling everyone will need a ride home in a golf car


Flora-Bama Lounge 

17401 Perdido Key Dr Pensacola, FL (850) 492-0611

Signature dish is Oysters McClellan (oysters with bacon and cheese)


Fore Street 

288 Fore St Portland, ME (207) 775-2717

Traditional American Seafood 
Tomato tart with a goat cheese mousse


Four Square 

2701 Chapel Hill Rd Durham, NC (919) 401-9877

Traditional American Eclectic & International 
Relay leg 2 : Tiffany ate the Diablo Del Mar, a macaroni and cheese dish mixed with crab meat and topped with a fried egg, then ran two mile


Frank 

508 58th St Kenosha, WI (262) 657-1017

A monstrous and meaty Garbage Platter exploding with eggs, hash browns, veggies, five different cheeses, and five kinds of meat.


Freeway Tavern 

2001 S Montana St Butte, MT (406) 723-9083

The Freeway Tavern is home to Butte's pork chop sandwiches. Adam samples the "Wop Chop," a thick, whole pork chop, deep-fried and topped wit


Gorilla Cheese 

W 30th St & 10th Ave New York, NY (347) 674-7455

Comfort Food 
Cheesy sandwiches.


Gorilla Cheese Truck 

Moving Target! New York, NY (347) 674-7455

Cheesy Sandwiches


Grilled Cheese 

66 Nassau St Toronto, Canada (647) 347-7062

John goes in for a grown-up version of the sandwich everyone grew up o


Grilled Cheese Kitchen 

1 S Park St San Francisco, CA (415) 243-0107

Sandwiches American 

  • BRONZE for Grilled Cheese Kitchen

Grilled Cheese Truck 

10635 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA (213) 555-1212

Comfort Food 
Serving gourmet grilled cheese


Gus' Mexican Cantina 

6520 S Lovers Lane Rd Franklin, WI (414) 425-4499

Mexican 
the six-foot burrito smothered in cheese and topped with all the Mexican fixings imaginable.


Gypsy Queen 

Moving Target Baltimore, MD

Soft Shell Crab BLT and mac and cheese stuffed in a waffle cone.


Hadley's 

940 College St Toronto, Canada (416) 588-3113

a neighbourhood restaurant that smokes everything in-house including the cheese, and serves up classic comfort food, like their signature de


Hancock Gourmet Lobster 

46 Park Dr Topsham, ME (207) 725-1855

Lobster Mac and Cheese Throwdown - Hancock Gourmet WINNER.


Hank Philly Steaks 

467 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd Las Vegas, NV

Not straying too far from tradition, The Philly Joe is made with steak, onions, white American cheese and cheese wiz on a hoagie bun.


Happy Gnome 

498 Selby Ave St. Paul, MN (651) 287-2018

The Happy Gnome is the place to go to experience the craft of beer and cuisine together. The bar/restaurant has 70 brews on tap as well as b

  • BRONZE for Happy Gnome

Harris Grill 

5748 Ellsworth Ave Pittsburgh, PA (412) 362-5273

American Burgers 
Bacon in cocktails, mac and cheese and of course bacon night!


Haven Brothers Diner 

72 Spruce St Providence, RI (401) 861-7777

Adam hears that nothing destroys hunger like the Triple Murder Bruger – 3 cheddar cheese covered burgers topped with 6 strips of bacon, le


Hello My Name is BBQ Truck  

Charleston, SC

Jalapeno Mac and Cheese


Hogfish Bar & Grill 

6810 Front St Stock Island, FL (305) 293-4041

Seafood 
Adam goes for the murderous Killer Hogfish Sandwich, an 8 oz fried hogfish topped with swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms and onions, lettuce,

  • BRONZE for Hogfish Bar & Grill

Homeroom 

400 40th St Oakland, CA (510) 597-0400

American Cafe 
Homeroom is not the same mac and cheese you remember from school. This cheerful restaurant has an enormous chalkboard with a map of Californ


Hoss 

Nashville, TN

Cheese stuffed burgers.


Hot Sauce Williams 

7815 Carnegie Ave Cleveland, OH (216) 391-2230

Adam goes to this legendary barbecue joint on Cleveland's east side for the deliciously messy Polish Boy, a kielbasa sausage buried by fries

  • SILVER for Hot Sauce Williams

Jaleo 

480 7TH St NW Washington, DC (202) 628-7949

Spanish Tapas / Small Plates 
Marc Murphy - Paella

  • GOLD for Jaleo

Jerseys Cafe 

13710 N Meridian St Carmel, IN (317) 846-7760

Joint serving Jersey cheese steaks topped 33 different ways.

  • SILVER for Jerseys Cafe

Jethro's BBQ 

3102 Forest Ave Des Moines, IA (515) 279-3300

American Cafe 
Adam faces the Adam Emmenecker Challenge, a BBQ sandwich made with breaded pork tenderloin, a grilled bacon cheese burger, Texas brisket, "f

  • SILVER for Jethro's BBQ

Juan in a Million 

2300 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX (512) 472-3872

Mexican 
hey're famous for an eating challenge that features their one-pound breakfast taco. The current record for the Don Juan Taco Challenge is 8

  • GOLD for Juan in a Million

Jumpin Jays 

150 Congress St Portsmouth, NH (603) 766-3474

Seafood 
Jumpin' Jay’s is the place in Portsmouth to find all of your seafood favorites. Adam heads here to try their crab grilled cheese.


Knucklehead Hot Dog Diner 

7456 Foothills Blvd Roseville, CA (916) 782-0338

Adam Richman takes on the Knucklehead Challenge: five 10-in. hot dogs shoved into one foot-long bun topped with 3-lbs. of homemade chili, ch

  • BRONZE for Knucklehead Hot Dog Diner

L&B Spumoni Gardens 

2725 86th St Brooklyn, NY (718) 449-1230

Italian Pizza 
"The Square", a Sicilian pizza that is noted for being prepared with mozzarella cheese topping the pizza before the tomato sauce.

  • SILVER for L&B Spumoni Gardens

L'Avenue 

922 ave. du Mont-Royal Est Montreal, Canada (514) 523-8780

Hottest brunch spot in Montreal. Serving crunchy panko coated French toast covered in ham, cheese and sweet maple syrup


La Caraquena 

300 W Broad St Falls Church, VA (703) 533-0076

South American Latin American 
South American joint attached to a motel where the Venezuelan sandwich comes loaded with shredded beef, black beans and cheese, or chicken s

  • SILVER for La Caraquena

La Chiquita 

4819 Annapolis Rd Bladensburg, MD

Andrew visits La Chiquita, known to have the best pupusas in DC. Andrew has yuca frita, made with cassava root; curtido, a mix of pickled ca


La Goulue 

9700 Collins Ave Ste 135 Bal Harbour, FL (305) 865-2181

French 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Cheese Souffle


La Perrada De Edgar 

6976 Collins Avel Dr Miami Beach, FL (305) 866-4546

Mexican 
This eatery offers 21 different takes on the hot dog. Tony gets a Colombian -- cheese, onion, pink sauce (mayo and ketchup), house sauce, mu


La Super-Rica 

622 N Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA (805) 963-4940

Mexican 
Adam digs into the La Super-Rica Especial -- roasted poblano stuffed with cheese with marinated pork on top of three tortillas.


Lil Cheezers 

938 Baxter Ave Louisville, KY (502) 409-7424

Grilled cheese pleasures, The Plain Jane, Caprese and the Fancy Pants which is Brie, caramelized onions, granny smith apples and walnuts on


Lindy's on 4th 

431 N 4th Ave Tucson, AZ (520) 207-2384

Rock and roll burger that's a duo patty creation served up between double grilled-cheese sandwiches made with thick Texas toast.

  • BRONZE for Lindy's on 4th

Lockhart Smokehouse 

400 West Davis Dallas, TX (214) 944-5521

Steak American 
At Lockhart Smokehouse, their Central Texas-style barbecue is smoked over post oak, giving it a beautiful black bark. Try their oak-smoked b


Loleta Cheese Factory 

252 Loleta Dr Loleta, CA (707) 733-5470

Great local cheese factory


Lopez Southwestern Kitchen 

2196 Lee Rd Cleveland, OH (216) 932-9000

Mexican 
Michael Symon - Sage and Bleu Cheese Guacamole


MB Post 

1142 Manhattan Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 545-5405

Killer brussel sprouts, cooked in clarified brown butter, covered with cheese.


MLT DWN 

292 Princess st. Kingston, Canada

Lasagna grilled cheese


Mac Genie Truck 

Moving target! Indianapolis, IN (317) 500-4551

Mac and cheese varieties such as steak, bacon and even a hearty, beer infused cheese sauce option.


Macbar 

54 Prince St New York, NY (212) 226-0211

New American 
Macbar puts a gourmet twist on this childhood comfort food. With 12 different kinds of mac and cheese infused with gourmet culinary creation


Mad Donna's  

1313 Woodland St Nashville, TN (615) 226-1617

Sandwiches American 
Habanero mac n cheese


Magnolias 

185 E Bay St Ste 200 Charleston, SC (843) 577-7771

Southern American 
Tyler Florence - Pimento Cheese with Flatbread

  • BRONZE for Magnolias

Marky Ramone's Cruisin' Kitchen 

Moving Target New York, NY

Italian Blitzkrieg Balls covered in Marky's own Marinara or a Buffalo Hot Wing Ball with Blue Cheese and Slaw.


McNally's 

8634 Germantown Avenue Chestnut Hill, PA (215) 247-9736

The Schmitter®, a unique take on the cheesesteak made of thin-sliced steak, salami, fried onions, cheese, and secret sauce.


Melt Bar & Grilled 

14718 Detroit Ave Lakewood, OH (216) 226-3699

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Anne Thornton - The Godfather

  • GOLD for Melt Bar & Grilled

Melting Pot 

3685 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Thousand Oaks, CA (805) 370-8802

Asian Fusion 
The Melting Pot in Thousand Oaks is keeping the 1970s alive as the last bastion of fondue – a place where everyone gathers around


Memphis Barbeque Co 

709 Desoto Cv Horn Lake, MS (662) 536-3762

barbecue joint puttin' the championship touch on ribs, cheese fritters, and burgers with pork rinds.

  • BRONZE for Memphis Barbeque Co

Mere Bulles 

5201 Maryland Way Nashville, TN (615) 467-1945

Traditional American 
Southern Hospitality that includes a Macaroni and Cheese Burger and Blue Cheese Chips


Mile One Eating House 

107 - 7330 Arbutus Street Pemberton, Canada (604) 384-3842

Elk Mac and Cheese


Monster Dog 

Seattle, WA

Hot Dogs 
Cream cheese on a hot dog, known as a Seattle dog.


Muir Woods Trading Company Cafe 

Muir Woods Rd Mill Valley, CA (415) 388-2595

Tyler Florence - Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup


My Brothers Bar 

2376 15th St Denver, CO (303) 455-9991

Sandwiches American 
Jalepeno Cream Cheese Burger.


Nosh Box 

Cleveland, OH (216) 244-2169

Grilled Mac and Cheese and a Portobello Mushroom Burger


Nosh Kitchen Bar 

551 Congress St Portland, ME (207) 553-2227

Adam tries out the Apocalypse Now, freshly ground, pork-infused beef topped with American cheese, seared pork belly, cured bacon, foie gras,


Oklahoma Joe's 

3002 W 47th Ave Kansas City, KS (913) 722-3366

Sandwiches Cafe 
Adam Richman heads to Oklahoma Joe's for succulent pulled pork and saucy spare ribs. This award-winning barbecue does the city proud.

  • GOLD for Oklahoma Joe's

Old Salty Dog 

1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy Sarasota, FL (941) 388-4311

Seafood 
"Salty Dog", a hot dog dipped in beer batter, deep-fried and served in a bun while topped with onions, mushrooms, sauerkraut, bacon, and a m

  • SILVER for Old Salty Dog

Olio 

301 E BAY ST Jacksonville, FL (904) 356-7100

Sandwiches Continental 
Duck Confit Grilled Cheese


Our House Bistro 

36 Main St Winooski, VT (802) 497-1884

a Mac 'n' Cheese with pulled pork and bacon-wrapped Jalapenos that's so good it ends up on the restaurants evening specials menu


PBJ's 

NW Kearney and 23rd Portland, OR (702) 743-0435

Tasty versions include Orange Marmalade and Thai Curry or Goat Cheese with Kalamata Olive bread.


PYT 

1050 N Hancock St Philadelphia, PA (215) 964-9009

Hot Dogs Burgers 
Blue cheese stuffed burger, infused with bloody mary mix, and topped with a heaping portion of bacon.


Pastabilities 

311 S Franklin St Syracuse, NY (315) 474-1153

Italian 
the longtime pasta institution making a tomato sauce just for dipping, spicy chicken wings and duck and cheese pizza

  • BRONZE for Pastabilities

Pearl's Phat Burgers 

8 E Blithedale Ave Mill Valley, CA (415) 381-6010

Hamburgers 
Tyler Florence - Phat Burger W/Bacon and Cheese


Phayul 

3765 74th St Jackson Heights, NY (718) 424-1869

Asian 
Phayul brings the taste of the Himalayas to Queens, with Tibetan foods like chele khatsa, a pungent, spicy soup made with yak meat and dried


Philadelphia Kitchen 

281 Broadway Orangeville, Canada (519) 938-8970

Philly Cheese Steak sandwich never tasted so good with 10 different varieties to choose from


Pie Hole 

714 Traction Ave Los Angeles, CA (213) 537-0115

macaroni and cheese hand pie


Point Reyes Farmstead  

Point Reyes Station, CA (800) 591-6878

His journey takes him from the dairy farms of Point Reyes where he follows cheese's creation straight from the source


Pressed 

750 Gladstone Ottawa, Canada (613) 680-9294

The Hangover Waffle topped with smoked brisket, squeaky cheese curds and homemade gravy it


Queens Kickshaw 

4017 BROADWAY Queens, NY (718) 777-0913

Grilled Cheese


Rackshack BBQ 

2925 Cliff Rd E Burnesville, MN (952) 736-3004

Adam hits The Rack Shack for a Hobo, a BBQ smoked potato piled high with BBQ sour cream, BBQ beans, cheesy mac, corn bake, brisket, Claire s

  • BRONZE for Rackshack BBQ

Raja Sweets 

5667 Hillcroft St Houston, TX (713) 782-5667

Indian Bakery 
Houston's first Indian bakery is known for its homemade desserts, but it also serves delicious Indian comfort foods. After the goat with cur


Randy's Wooster Street Pizza Shop 

1000 Tolland Tpke Manchester, CT (860) 649-1166

Pizza 
Adam takes on the Stuffed Pizza Challenge -- 4 pizza doughs packed with meats, cheeses and veggies weighing over 10-lbs.

  • BRONZE for Randy's Wooster Street Pizza Shop

Real Food Market at Southbank Center 

Belvedere Road London, England

The Real Food Market brings everything from burritos, crepes, macarons, local cheeses, and even glasses of wine and champagne to one place o


Reggie 

89 Hunter Street East Peterborough, Canada (705) 874-1471

John settles an argument between best friend owners while diving into Reggie’s Signature Burger, an all-beefer topped with a frie


Riverstone Grill 

971 E River Rd Grand Island, NY (716) 773-0106

Adam Richman visits the Riverstone Grill to try the Bone in the Stone, a 54-oz. bone-in Ribeye cooked to perfection and smothered in chunky


Robataya 

231 E 9th St New York, NY (212) 979-9674

Japanese 
Japanese grilling, known for the cheese plate appetizer and the freshest fish.


Rockies Diner 

3900 W Overland Rd Boise, ID (208) 336-2878

Traditional American 
Johnny B. Goode Challenge - aka "The Rock" - which consists of the Johnny B. Goode Burger (three 1/3-pound hamburgers topped with shredded l


Rockit Burger Bar 

22 W Hubbard St Chicago, IL (312) 645-6000

Traditional American New American 
Rockit burgers are hand crafted with interesting twists: deep fried Mac 'n' Cheese as buns, breakfast for dinner burger with a fried egg and


Rotier 

2413 Elliston Pl Nasville, TN (615) 327-9892

"Grilled Cheese" burger


S'Mac 

345 E 12th St New York, NY (212) 358-7912

Traditional American Southern 
Macoroni and Cheese Only Restaurant. 12 different mac and cheese - from all american, buffalo chicken, mediterean and they even have a samp

  • SILVER for S'Mac

Salumeria Italiana 

151 Richmond St Boston, MA (617) 523-8743

Andrew’s next stop is at this little shop that's been selling imported, handmade Italian meats and cheese for 50 years.


Salvador Molly's 

1523 SW Sunset Blvd Portland, OR (503) 293-1790

Mexican Vegetarian 
The episode's main challenge was at Salvador Molly's "Great Balls of Fire" challengefive habanero chile cheese fritters covered in habanero

  • SILVER for Salvador Molly's

Salvatore'™s Pizzaiolo 

5541 Young St. Halifax, Canada (902) 455-1133

Best Pizza Pie for over 10 years running where the cheese goes under the sauce


Say Cheese 

337 Bloor Street West Toronto, Canada

Bulgogi and Kimcheese Sandwich


Scratch Truck 

Moving Target! Indianapolis, IN (317) 721-3613

Grilled Cheese featuring red wine braised short rib, caramelized onions and arugula.


Seatown 

2010 Western Ave Seattle, WA (206) 436-0390

Seafood New American 
Tony tries the famous Dungeness crab fried-egg sandwich, made with egg, avocado, Beechers cheese and sweet crabmeat.


Serious Pie 

316 Virginia St Seattle, WA (206) 838-7388

Italian Pizza 
Tyler Florence - Roasted Chanterelles Truffle Cheese Pizza

  • SILVER for Serious Pie

Shady Glen Restaurant 

840 Middle Tpke E Manchester, CT (860) 649-4245

The Bernice Original - a burger with a crispy cheese crown.


Skyline Chili Restaurant 

5706 Mayfield Rd Lyndhurst, OH (440) 646-1011

Traditional American Mexican 
Upon Tony's arrival in Cleveland, he and Michael Ruhlman enjoy a meal at Skyline. Tony tries the classic Three Way Chili, made with chili (s

  • BRONZE for Skyline Chili Restaurant

Slap Fish 

Los Angeles, CA

Lobster Grinder Roll, Crab and Brie Grilled Cheese


Snuffer 

3526 Greenville Ave Dallas, TX (214) 826-6850

Traditional American Hamburgers 
In an attempt to make French fries even tastier, Pat Snuffer decided to smother them in aged cheddar back in 1978. The result took Dallas by

  • BRONZE for Snuffer

Sokolowski's 

1201 University Rd Cleveland, OH (216) 771-9236

German Eastern European 
Michael Symon - Pierogies

  • SILVER for Sokolowski's

South 21 Drivein 

3101 E Independence Blvd Charlotte, NC (704) 377-4509

Traditional American Hamburgers 
2 thin burgers and 2 slices of cheese.

  • GOLD for South 21 Drivein

Squeeze Inn 

5301 Power Inn Rd Sacramento, CA (916) 386-8599

Traditional American Hamburgers 
How about a quarter pounder with your quarter pounder? At the Squeeze Inn, each cheeseburger is served with just as much cheese as meat!

  • GOLD for Squeeze Inn

St. James Cheese Company 

5004 Prytania St New Orleans, LA (504) 899-4737

Sandwiches Continental 
Andrew Scurlock, Kitchen Manager, St. James Cheese Company, New Orleans, LA (winner)


Sumo Grub 

2235 Milvia St Berkeley, CA (510) 396-3967

Asian Fast Food 
Fried food, burgers, mac and cheese, oreos.

  • BRONZE for Sumo Grub

Sweet P's BBQ 

3725 Maryville Pike Knoxville, TN (865) 247-7748

Fast Food American 
Gigante Burrito, a 4-lb. burrito stuffed with chopped pork, barbecue beans, coleslaw and more, plus a half -pound of mac and cheese and a ha

  • SILVER for Sweet P's BBQ

Tapa Tapa 

609 S Alamo St San Antonio, TX (210) 373-9907

Duck Liver with Deep-Fried Oatmeal Cookies and Eight-Cheese Mac & Cheese with cheese crackers.


Ted's Restaurant 

1046 Broad St Meriden, CT (203) 237-6660

Traditional American 
Steamed burger with steamed cheese.

  • GOLD for Ted's Restaurant

The Blue Door Pub 

1811 Selby Ave St. Paul, MN (651) 493-1865

Andrew makes a stop here, where they’ve taken the classic, local Juicy Lucy hamburger in a new direction.

  • GOLD for The Blue Door Pub

The Brown Hotel 

335 West Broadway Louisville, KY

A trip to Louisville wouldn't be complete without a hot brown, an open-faced roasted turkey sandwich covered with Mornay Sauce, parmesan che

  • BRONZE for The Brown Hotel

The Burger's Priest 

463 Queen St West Toronto, Canada (647) 748-8108

grilled cheese hamburgers of biblical proportions and tries to solve secret menus. Johns mission; infiltrate the kitchen and crack the code


The Carving Board 

18607 Ventura Blvd Tarzana, CA (818) 342-3200

Sandwiches 
There are more than 30 sandwiches on the menu, including the Bentley -- a quarter pound of seasoned filet mignon served on ciabatta bread, c


The Cheese Truck 

New Haven, CT (203) 850-3504

Yale student and super-eater King Hungry VIII tries to become the King of the Cheese as he takes on 10 grilled cheese sandwiches, weighing i


The Derby Cafe 

704 Central Ave Louisville, KY (502) 634-0858

Hot Brown consists of sliced turkey, toasted bread and a blend of Bechemel and Mornay sauces, topped with bacon and fresh sliced tomatoes, a


The Duce 

525 S Central Ave Phoenix, AZ (602) 866-3823

Sandwiches Subs 
the boxing gym slash restaurant with mac-and-cheese muffins and chicken pot pie in glass mugs


The Foundry on Melrose 

7465 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 651-0915

French New American 
Comfort Foods - Haute Grilled Cheese

  • BRONZE for The Foundry on Melrose

The Friendly Toast 

121 Congress St Portsmouth, NH (603) 430-2154

Adam is salivating over Sklarmageddon, an omelette with red chile pecans, Swiss and jalapeno-jack cheese, bacon, sausage, and ham, topped wi

  • BRONZE for The Friendly Toast

The Golden Bear 

2326 K St Sacramento, CA (916) 441-2242

Pub where the chef's doing a pork sausage pizza his way - hold the cheese, hold the sauce


The Grilled Cheeserie 

Mobile Nashville, TN

Unique versions of grilled cheese


The Harbour Diner 

486 James Street N. Hamilton, Canada (905) 523-7373

locals line up for juicy menu items such as a better-than-mom’s meatloaf and mash and a big and meaty, super cheesy, crab and lob


The Hungry Owl 

2502 Schillinger Rd S # 2 Mobile, AL (251) 633-4479

Adam samples the Tony Burger, a one-pound burger stuffed with sautéed onions, peppers, jalapenos, sausage, and three cheeses. Topped with b

  • BRONZE for The Hungry Owl

The Old Fashioned 

23 N Pinckney St Madison, WI (608) 310-4545

Steak Vegetarian 
Troy Johnson - Fried Cheese Curds

  • SILVER for The Old Fashioned

The Parthenon 

314 S. Halsted Chicago, IL (312) 726-2408

Greek 
The Greek tradition of fried cheese started by pan frying fresh kefalotyri cheese in the kitchen, and then serving it as a “meze


The Pop Shop  

729 Haddon Ave Collingswood, NJ (856) 869-0111

Traditional American 
Grilled cheese sandwich throwdown. Winner: Bobby Flay

  • SILVER for The Pop Shop

The Redhead Restaurant 

349 E 13th St New York, NY (212) 533-6212

Traditional American Southern 
A real deal chef is crankin' out homemade pretzels with a special beer cheese sauce.

  • BRONZE for The Redhead Restaurant

The Shaved Duck 

2900 Virginia Ave St. Louis, MO (314) 776-1407

the neighborhood joint putting the smoke on cheese fries and delicious duck

  • BRONZE for The Shaved Duck

The Slaw Dogs 

720 N Lake Ave Pasadena, CA (626) 808-9777

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
Hot dog joint with unusual ingredients where kimchi and mac ??n cheese are just a few of the toppings.

  • BRONZE for The Slaw Dogs

The Village Bar 

3801 Mineral Point Rd Madison, WI (608) 233-9956

George Motz visits the Village Bar for the first time and finds that their practice of steam-melting cheese make the restaurant a true burge


The Vortex Bar & Grill 

878 Peachtree St Atlanta, GA (404) 875-1667

Traditional American Hamburgers 
There are plenty of unique burgers on the menu at The Vortex, and Adam tries a burger so monstrous that it's held together by 2 grilled chee

  • GOLD for The Vortex Bar & Grill

Tiara Cafe  

127 E Ninth St Los Angeles, CA (213) 623-3663

Eclectic & International 
completely unexpected take on the traditional mac and cheese

  • BRONZE for Tiara Cafe

Tios Mexican Cafe 

333 E Huron St Ann Arbor, MI (734) 761-6650

Mexican 
Adam faces the Mount Nacheesmo Challenge. He has 45 minutes to finish 5 lbs. of nachos fully loaded with beef, chicken, beans, cheddar, jack

  • BRONZE for Tios Mexican Cafe

Tom Chee 

1 LEVEE WAY Newport, KY (859) 291-2433

Tom + Chee put their spin on the classic grilled cheese, and they draw Adam in with the Armagoetta, - goeta, cheery hot peppers, sweet hot m

  • SILVER for Tom Chee

Tony Luke's 

26 E Oregon Ave Philadelphia, PA (215) 551-5725

Italian Cheesesteak 
Marc Summers - Cheesesteak

  • GOLD for Tony Luke's

Tortilla Cafe 

210 7TH St SE Washington, DC (202) 547-5700

Mexican 
Mexican-Salvadoran joint where the big seller is a Salvadoran papusa - scratch made dough stuffed with shredded pork and cheese

  • SILVER for Tortilla Cafe

Tradewinds Cafe 

1697 Portland Rd Arundel, ME (207) 985-3701

Adam takes on the Manimal Challenge, which consists of 1 "Ocho" burger with cheese and onions, 2 kraut (or slaw) dogs, a side of fries, a Mo


Union Square Cafe 

21 E 16th St New York, NY (212) 243-4020

Traditional American New American 
Giada De Laurentiis - Bar Nuts

  • SILVER for Union Square Cafe

Waddell's Neighborhood Pub 

4318 S Regal St Spokane, WA (509) 443-6500

a pub brewing up a stout-braised lamb cheese steak.


Walker Brothers 

153 Green Bay Rd Chicago, IL (847) 251-6000

Traditional American 
Melissa d'Arabian - Bacon with Cheese Oven Baked Omelette

  • BRONZE for Walker Brothers

Wasington Place Bistro Inn  

2203 CORNELL RD Cleveland, OH (216) 791-6500

Known for their mac and cheese with chorizo


West Five 

4539 California Ave SW Seattle, WA (206) 935-1966

Steak Chicken 
tries their grilled cheeses with local cheese and bread


White Rabbit 

8316 WINNETKA AVE Canoga, CA (818) 772-6900

Food challenges aren't just for sit down restaurants – the White Rabbit food truck in Los Angeles features the White Rabbit Burrito Challe

  • BRONZE for White Rabbit

Wiener and Still Champ 

802 Dempster St Evanston, IL (847) 869-0100

Hot dog joint with an amazing burger with cheese spread.


Wonder Bagels 

433 Sip Ave Jersey City, NJ (201) 721-6866

Pizza Bakery 
a Taylor Pork Roll and egg sandwich! The sandwich is made with 10 slices of fried Taylor ham (a pork roll made from pig parts) and American


Woody's 

915 Main St Hartford, CT (860) 278-5499

Hot Dogs American 
Adam tries Woody's loaded hot dogs like the Deputy Dog, a foot-long topped with pulled pork, melted cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce.

  • BRONZE for Woody's

Yankee Lobster Company 

300 Northern Ave Boston, MA (617) 542-1922

Seafood 
a second generation lobster shack turning heads with cod cakes and lobster mac and cheese

  • BRONZE for Yankee Lobster Company

Zingerman's Roadhouse 

2501 Jackson Ave Ann Arbor, MI (734) 663-3663

Bakery American 
Comfort Foods - Mac and Cheese (with a twist).

  • SILVER for Zingerman's Roadhouse

Zombie Burger 

300 GRAND AVE Des Moines, IA (515) 244-9292

10 bacon inspired burgers including the Walking Ched with a Mac and cheese bun


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