Symon sets out to visit some of the best all-American summer fare
Michael Symon is taking a summer road trip to taste the best of American classics in "Burgers, Brew & 'Que," premiering Friday, July 17 (10:30 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network. Whether it is mouth-watering, mile-high cheeseburgers or slow-smoked, fall-off-the-bone ribs, Symon is going to eat and meet his way through some of the best All-American spots to get your grub on. And what better way to wash it all down than with local beers and brews?
"Michael is not only a world-class chef, but a fan-favorite for our viewers," said Bob Tuschman, general manager and senior vice president at Food Network. "Michael's down-to-earth style, humor and expertise makes him the perfect guide on a road trip sampling the best burgers, brews and BBQ the country has to offer."
Over six episodes, Symon visits some of the most well-known establishments to experience the unique and best "Burgers, Brew & 'Que." In Nashville, he visits a new burger joint that encourages guests to construct their own custom creations. And while in the Music City, the local tradition is hot chicken, which has Symon pushing his personal limits to find out just how much spicy chicken he can take.
In New York City, special guest Bobby Flay joins Symon to visit an over-the-top barbecue joint for a "Brontosaurus Beef Rib." Mario Batali also joins Symon as they try one of his favorite late-night indulgences at New York City's most classic burger joint. And family friend and fellow chef Alex Guarnaschelli joins Symon at one of his favorite Manhattan spots, where they combine a bottomless beer selection with high-octane hot dogs.
No trip would be complete without Symon traveling to his own backyard in northeast Ohio, where a former NFL star's top secret ribs de-boning process was inspired by his wife who doesn't like getting messy. In Cleveland, Symon tackles the mother of all burgers: the "Brunch Burger," which is topped with massive onion rings and an over-easy egg. And a visit to a newcomer has Symon pushing the boundaries of pub food and house-made brews.
Symon cooks with soul. Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his award-winning restaurants Lola, Lolita, Roast, Bar Symon, B Spot and the forthcoming Mabel's BBQ. Symon also shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style with viewers, most recently on Food Network's "All-Star Academy," "Iron Chef America" and as a co-host on ABC's "The Chew." He also is the author of three cookbooks: "Michael Symon's Live to Cook - Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen," "Carnivore" and "5 in 5."
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