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Food Paradise takes you on a culinary trip across America. From the best places to find sandwiches to the most unique spot to grab some barbeque, Food Paradise will show you where to get the best food you can eat. Each episode will take you on a different journey. You will be taken to the best of the best in each food category. If you are looking for the best place to find a great culinary treat in your travel destination, chances are that Food Paradise has already reviewed the place for you.

One episode was dedicated completely to the manliest food places in America. It highlighted where to get some of the manliest steaks, burgers and wings.

The show interviews patrons and owners of the establishments they visit to find out the history of the place, what is most recommended from the menu, and what food they prefer above all others. You will learn about the best restaurants, dive bars, food trucks, and diners America has to offer. No matter where you go from the Gulf Coast to the shores of Maine, to the west coast, Food Paradise can help you find the most unique cuisine to make your trip memorable.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on Travel Channel
8 Seasons, 133 Episodes
December 17, 2007
Travel
7.9/10
Cast: Mason Pettit, Jesse Snider
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  • The shores of America's lakes are explored. Later, several of the country's lakeside dining spots are revealed.

  • Dishes include Key lime pie of Key West, Florida, steamed crabs of Baltimore, and swordfish tacos of Los Angeles.

  • Beef gets amplified with tantalizing toppings at burger joints across the country, from truffled foie gras and spicy chorizo to deep-fried mac and cheese buns.

  • The most creative concessions are sampled at minor league stadiums.

  • The most fabulous fair foods are sampled at America's favorite fairgrounds.

  • The best edible experiences that boardwalks have to offer. Featured: stuffed-crust pizza; crabby pretzels; saltwater taffy; and key-lime-pie shakes.

  • Tropical tranquility meets Southern hospitality on a food-fueled getaway all along the Gulf Coast; the coastal eats include grilled Gulf shrimp tacos, beignet sundaes, monster burritos, bacon-loaded burgers, and gator Creole.

  • Finding the ultimate dishes for every meal of the day, starting with a country-style breakfast as the sun rises over Charleston, S.C. Also: a lunch break with Asian-inspired dishes in Chicago; limoncello cake for dessert in San Francisco; and a midnight snack and a nightcap in Las Vegas.

  • Before the entrees arrive, there's an entire world of food to explore. From a tower of tater tots in Atlanta to smoked wings in Detroit and cheese curds in Milwaukee, Food Paradise finds the best bold beginnings America has to offer.

  • A Hangover Burger at Austin's 1886 Cafe and Bakery; magical sea fare at The Surf Lodge in Montauk, N.Y.; a Key lime pie margarita at Southernmost Beach Cafe in Key West, Fla.

  • Food Paradise hunts down the best drinks and dishes for Happy Hour.

  • Food Paradise combs the coasts for the best foods in beachside communities.

  • From ghostly pizza in Oregon to gnocchi in dark catacombs below Pennsylvania, these food haunts are serving up some scary-good dishes and plenty of festively spooky cocktails for Halloween.

  • We challenge you to dive into dangerously large levels of deliciousness.

  • Classic Tuna Mac in Wisconsin and a five-meat sandwich in New York City.

  • Hometown favorites are found in unexpected places, including classic Southern comfort food in Philly, Chicago deep-dish pizza in the Big Apple and meaty Texas-style chili in Seattle.

  • The biggest and tastiest dishes from burritos and burgers to mac and cheese.

  • A tuna ramen burger in Alabama, breakfast waffle buns in Chicago and winning wieners in Denver.

  • The best steaks, sandwiches, burgers and briskets that America has to offer; from meatloaf and pot roast nachos in Chicago to a 3-pound pork chop in Denver, it's a carnivore's carnival as we go looking for the biggest and best meat dishes in the US.

  • The best local hideaways and tourist-friendly spots on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Kauai; delicacies include pineapple fried rice, Hawaiian-style dogs, lau lau pork and Spam musubi.

  • From gourmet Texas chili in Austin, TX, to a revamped patty melt in Los Angeles, diner menus across the country have been upgraded and elevated with fresh ingredients and new flavors.

  • The tastiest spots under the Golden State's sun, including beach bites on the central coast, authentic Italian in Mammoth and some of the juiciest burgers in Southern California.

  • A road trip is taken on Route 66 from Chicago to Southern California. Stops are made to experience authentic St. Louis BBQ Ribs in Missouri, the iconic Oklahoma Onion Burger and custom-built milkshakes in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • From Cajun and Creole classics like hot jazz snacks and bayou-fresh catfish to the famous Sno-Blizz, a variety of food is experienced in New Orleans.

  • From an Arizona joint's chicken fried steak smothered in gravy to sweet, fluffy doughnuts in Rhode Island, Food Paradise is getting in line to find dishes that diners don't mind waiting hours to sink their teeth into.

  • From slow-smoked bison ribs in Colorado to chicken wings topped with cinnamon sugar and icing in Rhode Island, Food Paradise hunts down proteins that satisfy every carnivorous craving.

  • 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.

  • Egg creations are explored, featturing Japanese-flavored breakfast egg skillets in Hawaii and an an update on Eggs Benedict in New Orleans.

  • From seriously seismic shakes in Hawaii to super-size sundaes in New Orleans, Food Paradise gets a taste of the sweet life with some of the coolest frozen treats around.

  • Sweat-inducing fiery food. From a chili pepper-topped pizza in Atlanta, to European-style porchetta flame-roasted on a food truck in San Francisco.

  • New fusions that are bringing noodles to the next level are in the spotlight, from New York City Sicilians serving spaghetti in a cone, to a Vietnamese chef in Venice Beach rolling ramen noodles in a burrito.

  • We're giving America's favorite condiment a swirl in this deliciously drippy episode. Seafood dishes like hot lobster rolls and blue crab spaghetti get dressed in robes of butter at restaurants in Boston and New York while bakeries in San Francisco, Washington, DC and Atlanta bring butter to new heights in their flaky pastries. We've also got butter in places you never even thought of -- on top of knish sandwiches and melted into mochi.

  • We're taking a tour of retro restaurants around the country including a pair of period pharmacies on both coasts, a Jewish deli in Texas, a hot dog temple in Tennessee and a classic, chrome-clad diner in Minnesota. From massive old-fashioned sundaes and skyscraper sandwiches to towering patty melts and unique doughnuts, these restaurants bring the delicious past to the present.

  • In this day and age, donuts aren't just for dessert! We're frying a batch of donuts for every meal of the day starting off in Minneapolis, MN, with a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich made on a sweet glazed donut. For lunch, we're in Texas for donuts loaded with barbecue brisket. When dinner rolls around, we're checking out donut burgers and donut French onion soup. If you've got a donut-shaped hole in your soul just waiting to be filled, you won't want to miss this!

  • This food tour visits some of the most amazing establishments for handheld food, with no bowls, plates or utensils getting in the way. From big bags of saucy seafood in Chicago to arepas filled with slow-cooked meats in Minneapolis, chicken fingers in New York City to breakfast tacos in Austin.

  • Restaurants across the country prove that bacon makes everything better, from Bacon Grenades in Chicago and the I Bacon Your Pardon Roll in San Diego to bacon-wrapped wings in Vegas and an all-you-can-eat bacon buffet in Milwaukee.

  • Local favorites feature comfort food that evokes home-cooked meals; warm, cozy and nostalgic foods from mac 'n' cheese in Detroit and chicken pot pie in Portland, Ore., to fried chicken in Atlanta and classic meatloaf in Kansas City.

  • Food Paradise is on a Stack Attack from Atlanta to Los Angeles looking for the tallest meals in the country.

  • Find out what it takes to make bar food great again.

  • Sausage is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner -- as well as a late-night snack. From Milwaukee-style brats in Wisconsin to fried chicken sausage in Austin, Texas, these are America's favorite joints for one of its most universal eats.

  • A stateside search to discover the best versions of classic American dishes. From hot dogs in Ohio to burgers in Oklahoma, these food establishments serve up nostalgic eats with some innovative, modern spins.

  • Favorite local hot spots dish out their city's most famous eats, from chicken wings in Buffalo to spicy chili in Houston.

  • A road trip across the nation to find the best stuffed foods in the country.

  • Food Paradise travels across America for some delicious cultural cuisine.

  • Establishments that mix together majestic views with savory foods are featured. This visual feast covers the Gulf Coast of Florida and the awe-inspiring charm of the Teton Mountain range.

  • Visits to state fairs in New England and Oklahoma.

  • Where's the beef? Check out the hottest spots for it in the country.

  • In this episode of Food Paradise, we're hitting the road and off to Las Vegas, baby! Sin City is a lot more than just casinos and showgirls, it's also a food lover's paradise. From the trendies steak house to the hottest poolside restaurant, we'll reveal to you all the top hot spots on and off the strip.

  • We're seeking out eight fab Mexican food restaurants with ambitious dishes that surpass the usual beans-and-rice platter. From a Peking duck taco to brisket enchiladas, we're locating the best Mexican crowd-pleasers.

  • Surf and turf doesn't just include steak-and-lobster. Food Paradise counts down 8 fabulous places that put a creative twist on this classic combo.

  • Come see the top eight restaurants famous for serving up the best rendition of a city's signature dish.

  • On this episode of Food Paradise, we count down our 8 most loved places preparing the extra-cheesiest delights in the country.

  • Food Paradise interrogates the usual suspects, and a few unusual ones, in hopes of determining the 8 best places for BBQ bliss.

  • Count down the eight great restaurants to order authentic Italian food in America.

  • From California to Virginia, we search for restaurants that have the eight best chicken dishes in America.

  • Bar food has made leaps and bounds forward in recent years, so Food Paradise stays up late to locate 8 great places for midnight snacks.

  • A countdown of the Top 8 Southern comfort food establishments in the U.S.

  • Eight fantastic pizzerias that are famous for more than just pizza with pepperoni are spotlighted.

  • Spotlighting the eight best joints in the U.S. to find super sandwiches.

  • Fabulous brunch dishes and drinks are spotlighted.

  • The top of the line tacos in the U.S. are spotlighted.

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