Michael Symon is taking a summer road trip to taste the best of American classics in Burgers, Brew & ‘Que, premiering Friday, July 17th at 10:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. Whether it is mouth-watering, mile-high cheeseburgers or slow smoked, fall-off-the-bone ribs, Michael 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, sure to make any meal perfect!
“Michael is not only a world-class chef, but a fan-favorite for our viewers,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President 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 Michael visits some of the most well-known establishments to experience the unique and best Burgers, Brew & ‘Que. In Nashville, Michael visits a new burger joint that encourages you to construct your own custom creations. And while in the Music City, the local tradition is hot chicken, which has Michael pushing his personal limits to find out just how much spicy chicken he can take. In New York City, special guest Bobby Flay joins Michael as they visit an over-the-top BBQ joint for a Brontosaurus Beef Rib. Mario Batali also joins Michael 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 Michael at one of his favorite Manhattan spots, where they combine a bottomless beer selection with high-octane hot dogs.
And no trip would be complete without Michael 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, Michael tackles the mother of all burgers – the Brunch Burger, topped with massive onion rings and an over easy egg. And a visit to a newcomer has Michael pushing the boundaries of pub food and house-made brews.
Chef Michael 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 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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Burgers, Brew & ‘Que is produced by Relativity Lifestyle Television, a division of Relativity Television.
Below are the first two episode descriptions.
Premiering Friday, July 17h at 10:30pm ET/PT – SERIES PREMIERE!
“Southern, Spicy and Sweet”
Bobby Flay makes a surprise guest appearance as Michael visits an over-the-top BBQ joint in NYC with a one-of-a-kind Brontosaurus Beef Rib. Next up in Nashville, where the local tradition is Hot Chicken, Michael pushes his personal limit to find out just how spicy he can handle it. And in his hometown of Cleveland, he tackles the mother of all burgers – the Brunch Burger, topped with massive onion rings and an over easy egg.
Premiering Friday, July 24h at 10:30pm ET/PT
“Bring on the Bratwurst”
Mario Batali shows Michael his favorite late-night indulgence at New York City’s most classic burger joint, while in Nashville, Michael learns all about what make Dry Ribs the classic Tennessee take on smoked meat. And then, he visits his favorite hometown haunt where they pair Cleveland classics like bratwurst and pierogi with refreshing house-made brews.