Southern and Hungry

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  • TV-G
  • 2017
  • 2 Seasons
  • 9.7  (24)

Southern and Hungry is a show from Cooking Channel that premiered in 2017. The series follows three food industry experts as they travel across the southern United States in search of delicious and unique meals. The hosts are Rutledge Wood, a seasoned foodie and television personality, Damaris Phillips, a winner of Food Network Star and expert in southern cuisine, and Rodney Scott, a pitmaster with a passion for barbecue.

Throughout the show, the hosts visit various restaurants, food trucks, and other culinary destinations to sample some of the best dishes the south has to offer. From classic comfort foods like fried chicken and mac and cheese to more unconventional dishes like fried catfish tacos and chicken and waffles topped with pimento cheese, Southern and Hungry highlights the best and most diverse food that the southern region has to offer.

In addition to showcasing the delicious food itself, the show also focuses on the people and culture behind each dish. In each episode, the hosts meet with local chefs and owners to learn about their unique regional specialties and the stories behind the restaurants they've built. The show also explores the history and traditions of southern cuisine, touching on topics like the influence of African American culture on southern cooking and the art of barbecue.

One of the standout features of Southern and Hungry is the chemistry between the hosts. Rutledge, Damaris, and Rodney bring their own distinct personalities and perspectives to the show, creating a dynamic and entertaining dynamic. Rutledge's outgoing and enthusiastic demeanor serves as the perfect complement to Damaris's sharp wit and deep knowledge of southern cuisine. And, Rodney's laid-back and humble approach brings a sense of authenticity and realness to the show.

Another aspect of the show that sets it apart is its emphasis on showcasing small, locally owned restaurants and food stands. Instead of featuring big-name chains or well-established establishments, Southern and Hungry seeks out hidden gems and lesser-known eateries. This gives the show a sense of authenticity and provides viewers with a glimpse into a side of southern cuisine that they might not otherwise get to experience.

Overall, Southern and Hungry is a delicious and heartwarming exploration of southern cuisine and culture. Through its engaging hosts, stunning visuals, and focus on the people and stories behind the food, the show truly brings the flavors and traditions of the south to life. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or just looking to learn more about southern cuisine, Southern and Hungry is a must-watch show that is sure to leave you feeling inspired and hungry for more.

Southern and Hungry is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on October 9, 2017.

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Celebratory Food Traditions
8. Celebratory Food Traditions
September 17, 2018
Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood find themselves in the unofficial Cajun capital of the south -- the French Louisiana region of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. Their first stop is Cafe Vermilionville for their New Orleans-inspired Crawfish 'Beignets' and Turtle Soup. Next, it's off to roadside stop Best Stop Boudin for their Boudin Blanc, Boudin Balls and fan-favorite Cracklins. Finally, a Cajun tour can't end without gumbo so Rut and Damaris sample three-time World Champion gumbo complete with live music at Prejeans.
Bring it On, Birmingham
7. Bring it On, Birmingham
September 10, 2018
Damaris Phillips and Rutledge Wood are sold on Birmingham, Alabama's, Southern hospitality and amazing eats! At the charming 1950s hot dog shop Gus's Hot Dogs, the duo feasts on a spicy wiener packed with decidedly Southern flavors and spices. Next up is Johnny's restaurant where they're serving up a classic meat n' three with a surprising Greek twist. Finally, a trip to the charmingly rustic Ovenbird where a feast of locally raised, Braised Goat and buttery grits awaits.
Biloxi's Big Eats
6. Biloxi's Big Eats
September 3, 2018
In a city like Biloxi, Mississippi, it's a must to indulge in all the fresh seafood fished daily from the gulf so Damaris Phillips and Rutledge Wood waste no time settling in. Their tour starts at local favorite seafood joint Hook with their fresh-caught fare like speckled trout smothered with a scratch-made Pass Christian sauce. On a visit to White Pillars, they feast on exceptional farm-to-table fare, chowing down on chicken-fried rabbit with black rice and grits. Finally, the duo finishes up at Bozo's for the mother of all Biloxi dishes -- hot and spicy crawfish tailor-made to make you sweat.
It's All About Auburn
5. It's All About Auburn
August 27, 2018
Rutledge Wood and Damaris Philips hit the ground running in Auburn, Alabama -- a city known for cuisine that uses classic Southern ingredients in the most inventive of ways. At Acre Culinary, Rut and Damaris gobble up a one-of-a-kind Alabama tamale made with classic Southern venison and the veritable vegetable mascot of the south -- the sweet potato. At the Hound, it's time to indulge in a mind-bending burger with a southern twist. Last but not least is a stop at extreme milkshake bar the Mason Jar for a sweet ending to this latest culinary adventure.
Smokey Mountain Majesty
4. Smokey Mountain Majesty
August 20, 2018
Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood continue their tour in Knoxville, Tennessee -- a city that insists on using only the freshest regional ingredients for its spectacular Southern cuisine. Their first stop is at a down-home spot called the Lunch House where the meat 'n three plate with a superstar meatloaf is as good as grandma's. Next, it's a drive into the mountains of rustic Appalachia for some homemade ham-jam biscuits, spicy pickles and delectable pork belly with a tea-poached egg on top. Finally, Damaris and Rutledge are off to Tootsie Truck for a locally sourced duck breast salad and a finger-licking trout po' boy.
Chattanooga Chew
3. Chattanooga Chew
August 13, 2018
Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood shift their food tour into high gear exploring stunning Chattanooga, Tennessee -- a city full of transformation yet steeped in history. First, they check out Main Street Meats where expert butchery skills and love of quality food is reflected in the delectable Fried Bologna Sandwich and mouthwatering Strawberry Hand Pie. Next up is the whimsical Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe where family recipes are honored by dishing up Southern picnic food with a twist like BBQ Pulled Pork Hashbrown Casserole and a Rainbow Sandwich full of surprises. Then, it's time for the most important meal of the day with breakfast at Syrup and Eggs. One of the new top spots in town, they're taking breakfast to the next level with their Sweet Peach Pancakes, heavenly Brûléed Grapefruit and savory Blue Cornmeal Taco Pancakes.
The New South
2. The New South
August 6, 2018
Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood are all about mixing old traditions with new flavors in the mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Rutledge and Damaris discover hip, true-to-the-region cooking starting with a trip to Biscuit Head where they're knocking out amazing biscuit concoctions like their Country Ham Biscuit with fried green tomato and red-eye gravy. Next, a trip to the South isn't complete without a stop by King Daddy's for Sweet Potato Hush Puppies and their talk-of-the-town Pumpkin Waffles. Finally, it's time for something sweet at Hole Doughnuts where a couple of Los Angeles natives serve up made-to-order doughnuts topped with eclectic glazes from foraged local ingredients.
The Dish on Charlotte
1. The Dish on Charlotte
July 30, 2018
Damaris Philips and Rutledge Wood get their southern food tour rolling in a growing city with an emerging food scene rooted in tradition -- Charlotte, North Carolina! Their first stop is at Brooks' Sandwich House -- a roadside shack that's remained in the family for 45 years -- famous for burgers smothered in their signature secret chili recipe. Next, Damaris and Rutledge are in for a fried food flavor overload with Steak and Shrimp Hibachi Fries and House-Made Tots from What The Fries food truck. Their Charlotte food expedition wraps up at an amazing up-and-coming southern barbecue joint called Seoul Food Meat Company known for their creamy Ramen Mac and Cheese and mind-blowing Asian barbecue ribs.
Where to Watch Southern and Hungry
Southern and Hungry is available for streaming on the Cooking Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Southern and Hungry on demand at Sling and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 9, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    9.7  (24)