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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.


300 East 

300 East Blvd Charlotte, NC (704) 332-6507

Traditional American Eclectic & International 
the mother-daughter team serving up savory lamb ragout and a decadent ice cream sandwich


Antojitos Mi Colombia Bakery 

4740 Old Pineville RdSte B Charlotte, NC (704) 522-1211



Backyard Barbecue Pit 

3218 Guess Rd Durham, NC (919) 477-8609

Durham's only open pit BBQ

  • BRONZE for Backyard Barbecue Pit


Barbecue King Drive-In 

2900 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC (704) 399-8344

Fast Food 
Guy Fieri - BBQ Chicken

  • GOLD for Barbecue King Drive-In


Baucom's Best Chicken Farm  

1002 Baucom Road Monroe, NC (704) 254-0742

On his quest to satisfy his insatiable craving, Troy gnaws on drumsticks in Charlotte, N.C


Biltmore Estate 

1 N Pack Sq Ste 400 Asheville, NC (828) 225-1333

American Cafe 


Black Pelican 

3848 Virginia Dare Trl Kitty Hawk, NC (252) 261-3171

Seafood Pizza 
the ages-old seaside restaurant firing up fisherman


Blu Seafood 

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

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


Bollywood Bites 

551 N Polk St Pineville, NC (704) 889-8344

Vegetarian Indian 


Brook's Sandwich House 

129 W Trade St Charlotte, NC (704) 373-0204

Burger with chili and cole slaw.


Cabo Fish Taco 

3201 N Davidson St Charlotte, NC (704) 332-8868

Seafood Southwestern 

  • GOLD for Cabo Fish Taco


Caribbean Hut 

9609 N Tryon St Charlotte, NC (704) 593-0030



Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar 

4310 Sharon Rd Ste X05 Charlotte, NC (704) 365-1922

Cowfish claims to have the first and only Sushi Burger Bar. Interesting combination that works!



500 W 5th St Charlotte, NC (704) 335-0588

Ice Cream Catering 
a new breed of Charlotte evening entertainment. In addition to great drinks, Crave also offers a relaxing lounge type atmosphere with desser



1209 Duck Rd Duck, NC (252) 480-0035

the gas station turned gourmet seafood stand grilling up scallops and packing a crab boil to-go.

  • BRONZE for Cravings


Dain's Places 

754 9th St Durham, NC (919) 416-8800

Sandwiches American 
Relay last leg : Jordan ate the Portable Defibrilator, an 8-ounce (0.23 kg) cheeseburger covered with chili, bacon, a 4-ounce (0.11 kg) hot


Daisy Cakes 

Foster and Geer Streets Durham, NC (919) 389-4307



1220 Thomas Ave Charlotte, NC (704) 344-0343

Traditional American 

  • GOLD for Dish


Dixie Tavern CLOSED 

301 E 7th St Charlotte, NC (704) 374-1700

American Pub Food 
This fun and worry-free bar has a number of great drinks, playful atmosphere, and plenty of bar games for a good time


Downtown Asheville Tailgate Market 

161 South Charlotte Street Asheville, NC (828) 348-0340


Duke's Grill 

1114 Concord Ave Monroe, NC (704) 283-4960

Burger with chili and slaw.


Early Girl Eatery 

8 Wall St Asheville, NC (828) 259-9292

Steak Southern 

  • BRONZE for Early Girl Eatery


Elmo's Diner 

776 Ninth St Durham, NC (919) 416-3823

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Elmo's Diner


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


French Broad Chocolates 

10 S Lexington Ave Asheville, NC (828) 252-4181

addictive Chocolate Mocha Stout cake with dark chocolate, coffee and local stout beer


Grand Asia Market 

4400 Potters Rd Stallings, NC (704) 821-0899

Taiwanese / East Asian


Intermezzo Pizzeria 

1427 E 10th St Charlotte, NC (704) 347-2626

the Serbian pizza place dishing out European-style calzones and a stuffed cabbage specialty


Jackalope Jacks 

1936 E 7th St Charlotte, NC (704) 347-1918

American Cafe 
Adam coaches a Charlotte college student in the Big Eats Challenge: 25 pulled-pork sliders in 45 minutes!

  • BRONZE for Jackalope Jacks


Jake's Good Eats 

12721 Albemarle Rd Charlotte, NC (704) 545-4741

Steak American 

  • SILVER for Jake's Good Eats


Krazy Fish 

2501 Central Ave Charlotte, NC (704) 332-1004

Crazy seafood spot with great gumbo and mahi mahi


Landmark Restaurant Diner 

4429 Central Ave Charlotte, NC (704) 532-1153

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Landmark Restaurant Diner



423 W Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC (919) 969-8846

Asian Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim 
Asian with southern ingredients. Salt and pepper shrimp, tea smoked chicken and steamed duck custard.


Lexington #1 BBQ  

10 US Hwy 29 70 S Lexington, NC (336) 249-9814

Sandwiches American 
he feasts on pork shoulder that takes a half of a day to slow cook


Lexington BBQ 

917 Winston Rd Lexington, NC (336) 248-4528

Known to locals as the Monk Lexington BBQ has grown from a small cafe to a nationally known BBQ restaurant. Try their pork shoulder and pork


Loft 1523 

1523 Elizabeth Ave Charlotte, NC (704) 333-5898

rendy martini bar offers up a number of signature cocktails in a classy chic environment located in Uptown Charlotte


Mama Dip 

408 W Rosemary St Chapel Hill, NC (919) 942-5837

Traditional American Southern 
Mama Dip first learned to cook watching family members make meals by using the dump cooking"method. Dump cooking means no recipe -- just mea


Mert's Heart and Soul 

214 N College St Charlotte, NC (704) 342-4222

Californian Traditional American 
low country favorites, like killer collard greens and standout shrimp and grits


Moonrunners Saloon 

1506 Hwy 70w Garner, NC (919) 796-4200

Jon deals with a Yankee family who is having trouble adapting to a more Dixie environment, mostly because the brother is a hot-head who verb


Neals Deli  

100 E Main St Carrboro, NC (919) 967-2185

Vegetarian Hot Dogs 



32 S Lexington Ave Asheville, NC (828) 575-0375

They're taking traditional Southern dishes, adding a little culinary magic, and turning them into bite sized morsels that will surprise and



2812 Erwin Rd Durham, NC (919) 383-4747

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Relay leg 3 : Richman ate Nosh's Triple Tomato Threat, a fried green tomato sandwich on sun-dried tomato bread with a tomato spread, before


Novas Bakery 

1511 Central Ave Charlotte, NC (704) 333-5566




201 Sir Walter Raleigh St Manteo, NC (252) 473-5911

the husband and wife tag-teaming in the kitchen to deliver on soft shell crab quesadilla, tuna tacos, and shrimp and chorizo.


Outer Banks Brewing Station 

600 S Croatan Hwy Kill Devil Hills, NC (252) 449-2739

Traditional American 
the brewing station serving righteous shrimp and grits alongside craft made beers

  • BRONZE for Outer Banks Brewing Station



10920 Monroe Rd Matthews, NC (704) 845-2107



Philosopher's Stone 

1958 E 7th St Charlotte, NC (704) 350-1331

American Traditional 
feature foosball, pool, ping pong, cornhole, and 2 jukeboxes with thousands of great tunes to download and choose from. Not to mention the g


Picnic's Restaurant and Bake Shop - CLOSED 

3 SW Pack Sq Asheville, NC (828) 250-9898



Pinky's Westside Grill 

1600 W Morehead St Charlotte, NC (704) 332-0402

dynamite burgers and a unique spin on shrimp.


Pit Road Bar and Grill 

2330 Tipton Dr #100 Charlotte, NC (980) 237-0291

go-kart track serving revved-up sandwiches like steak with fig preserves and smoking hot chicken.


Price's Chicken Coop  

1614 Camden Rd Charlotte, NC (704) 333-9866

Southern Chicken 
On his quest to satisfy his insatiable craving, Troy gnaws on drumsticks in Charlotte, N.C

  • SILVER for Price's Chicken Coop



200 N Tryon St Charlotte, NC (704) 358-4244

Prohibition is a great combination of a speak-easy prohibition style with a modern twist. They offer a great vibe and some truly original dr


Ruth and Ranshaw 

1207 Charlotte Hwy Fairview, NC (828) 338-9854

flavors of your favorite southern treats into a jar and make an amazing pecan pie that's anything but traditional.


Salt Works II 

4001 Wrightsville Ave Wilmington, NC (910) 392-1241

Robert immediately jumps into action modernizing the interior and changing the menu while urging the staff to work as a team. In hopes of at


Salty Caper 

115 S Lee St Salisbury, NC (704) 633-1101

Deep fried calzones.



111 Orange Street Durham, NC (919) 956-5200

Vegetarian Sandwiches 


Siena Hotel 

1505 E Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC (866) 215-6641


Skylight Inn BBQ 

4617 Lee St Ayden, NC (252) 746-4113

Pulled pork and pan fried cornbread.


Smoke Bomb Grille 

9th Infantry St, Bldg HT-3237 Fort Bragg, NC (910) 907-4976

Chef Robert Irvine is in Fort Bragg, N.C., the largest U.S. Army installation in the world, where he is on a special mission to breathe new


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


Spirits on the River-CLOSED 

571 Swannanoa River Rd Asheville, NC (828) 299-1404



Sunny Skys 

8617 NC 55 S South Angier, NC (919) 427-7118

Spicy Ice Cream - Scott Wilson opened Sunni Sky’s in 2003 with his wife and young son. The small country shop is a family-friendly hotspot


Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen 

1305 E Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC (919) 933-1324

Traditional American 
Biscuit sandwiches including the chicken and cheddar.


Sweet Tea 

9101 Pineville Matthews Rd Pineville, NC (980) 219-7060


The Barbecue Festival 

15 Sapona Business Park Lexington, NC (336) 956-1880


The Barbeque Joint CLOSED 

630 Weaver Dairy Rd Chapel Hill, NC (919) 932-7504



The Brine and Bottle CLOSED 

7531 S VIRGINIA DARE TRL # 1D Nags Head, NC (252) 715-1818

the local food-focused joint using funky techniques on deep fried pickles and soft shell crab.


The Flying Burrito 

4800 Grove Barton Rd Raleigh, NC (919) 785-2734

Carolina pulled pork burrito.


The Hop 

640 Merrimon Ave Asheville, NC (828) 254-2224

nique yet delicious ice cream flavors you could imagine.


The Penguin CLOSED 

1921 Commonwealth Ave Charlotte, NC (704) 375-1925

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Since 1954, The Penguin has been one of America’s legendary drive-ins, famous for legendary eats. The marquee attraction is definitely

  • GOLD for The Penguin CLOSED


The Pit 

328 W. Davie St Raleigh, NC (919) 890-4500

American Classics - Best NC-style Pig.

  • GOLD for The Pit


The Roast Grill 

7 S West St Raleigh, NC (919) 832-8292

Traditional American 
As this week's main challenge, Adam tried to eat 17 hot dogs (including 17 buns, half a pint of mustard, and one pint of chili sauce) to com

  • BRONZE for The Roast Grill


The Tin Kitchen 

525 N Tryon St Charlotte, NC (704) 750-0477

funky food truck firing up tasty flavors like chana masala tacos and buffalo cauliflower sliders


Time Out Chicken 

201 E Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC (919) 929-2425

Traditional American 
Chicken & Cheddar Biscuit

  • BRONZE for Time Out Chicken


Time-Out Restaurant 

1301 FORDHAM BLVD Chapel Hill, NC (919) 929-2171

Southern Fast Food 
Located next to the University in Chapel Hill, this sports bar and grill is known for their chicken cheddar biscuit.


Tortugas Lie 

3014 S Virginia Dare Trl Nags Head, NC (252) 441-7299

surfer sport for great Caribbean flavors

  • BRONZE for Tortugas Lie


University Grill 

2437 W Webb Ave Bulington, NC (336) 584-1444



920 Hamilton St Charlotte, NC (704) 333-4111

VBGB was the first beer garden in Charlotte and currently offers the city’s largest patio with over 32 different draft beers


Vin Rouge 

2010 Hillsborough Rd Durham, NC (919) 416-0406

French Vegetarian 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Gatin De Macorini


Weeping Radish Farm Brewery 

6810 Caratoke Hwy Grandy, NC (252) 491-5205

the farm to table German joint rolling out the Reubens and a cheesy baked potato soup.

  • BRONZE for Weeping Radish Farm Brewery


Wimpy's Grill 

617 Hicks St Durham, NC (919) 286-4380

Traditional American Hamburgers 
"Garbage Burger", a 20 ounce (0.6 kg) bacon double-cheeseburger with the works including chili and coleslaw

  • BRONZE for Wimpy's Grill

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