Burgers Brew and Que - Episode Guide
Season 5 - August 8, 2020
Michael Symon visits his hometown of Cleveland, where a lamb burger with kalamata olive salt gives him a nostalgic taste of his Greek heritage. In Buffalo, the place where the original, iconic Buffalo wings were invented over 50 years ago offers a taste of all their saucy glory. Finally, wild boar baby back ribs and a duck sausage pig-in-a-blanket are innovative takes on smoky, succulent 'que in Indianapolis.
Burnt Ends for Breakfast
Season 5 - August 1, 2020
Michael Symon heads to Plainview, N.Y., where a chocolate bacon burger is loaded from top to bottom with sweet and savory indulgence. A restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, has a soy-marinated pineapple hanger steak draped over spicy kimchi fried rice that will set your taste buds on fire. In Pittsburgh, fried potato cakes loaded with brisket burnt ends, mustard hollandaise sauce and a perfectly runny egg take breakfast to a whole new level.
Season 5 - July 25, 2020
Michael Symon heads to Providence, where a traditional Rhode Island hot wiener in a crepe topped with chili is the ultimate local comfort food. In Indianapolis, a steak patty topped with Chinese char siu slaw and nestled inside a soft steamed bao bun is a delicious burger fusion. Finally, a smokehouse in Columbus, Ohio, serves their cold-smoked baby back ribs on a bed of flaming hay for total smoke saturation, and their 18-ounce bacon steak is pork belly perfection.
Sausages, Franks and Dogs
Season 5 - July 18, 2020
In Sagaponack, N.Y., Michael Symon heads to a smokehouse where succulent, slow-smoked pork ribs are mopped with a tangy, citrus barbecue sauce. In Columbus, Ohio, a beefy burger topped with smoky kielbasa is a fusion of local flavors and an American classic. Finally, an Indianapolis restaurant serves up octopus-pork and salmon sausages in an insanely unique take on the tried-and-true hot dog.
Meat Lover's Madness
Season 5 - July 11, 2020
Michael Symon heads to his hometown of Cleveland to visit a brewery that revolutionizes classic pub fare with decadent confit chicken wings in chipotle-maple glaze. Then, a burger bar in Pittsburgh piles brisket, bacon and ham on top of a four-cut blended steak patty for the ultimate meat lover's paradise. In Indianapolis, pork ribs get smoked and then deep-fried for the juiciest meat and the crispiest crunch.
Season 5 - July 4, 2020
In Islip, N.Y., Michael Symon digs into a decadent, 17-layer smokehouse reinvention of lasagna with pork, brisket, bacon and mac and cheese. Then in Buffalo, a brewpub takes the city's most famous export, buffalo chicken, and stuffs it into a scratch-made pierogi for an epic reinvention of the game day classic. Finally, a bicycle cafe in Pittsburgh slings some seriously tricked-out burgers for hungry riders.
Build Your Own Burger
Season 5 - June 27, 2020
Chef Michael Symon starts at the ultimate custom burger bar in Providence, Rhode Island, where he chooses from over 400,000 topping combinations to create his own meaty masterpiece. Next, he hits a modern Filipino diner that's braising and frying succulent pork belly to make the juiciest pork buns in Columbus, Ohio. Finally in Buffalo, Michael enjoys a roasted onion stuffed with smoked pork and brisket -- a true northern take on classic southern 'que.
Symon's Cleveland 'Que
Season 5 - June 20, 2020
Michael Symon starts in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, at his very own restaurant where he enjoys a tender, juicy and hulking pastrami beef rib and a gets a special look at his grandfather's recipe for scratch-made spaetzle and spicy sauerkraut. Then, in Pittsburg, he hits a food truck that serves up a beer-marinated, oven-roasted pork loin sandwich. Finally in Buffalo, chicken and waffles gets a burger makeover with a spicy maple-bourbon glaze and waffle buns.
Season 4 - July 5, 2019
Smoked turkey and sweet potato fried pie; a burger is stacked over a foot tall with three beef patties, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, onion rings, bacon, ham, eggs; chile-rubbed duck breast.
Triple Meat Trifecta
Season 4 - June 28, 2019
A triple meat-stacked sandwich with smoked pork belly, bologna and chicken liver pate; deep-fried soft-shell crab patty; jumbo, spicy, fried chicken wings zing with a Szechuan peppercorn sauce in Seattle.
Supremely Smoky and Dizzyingly Delicious
Season 4 - June 21, 2019
Fried chicken and pancake tacos are a delicious reinvention of classic chicken and waffles; a burger with a house-made chorizo patty; smoked pulled pork with a Kansas City-style barbecue rub.
Season 4 - June 14, 2019
A whole smoked hog is getting the royal treatment with a marinade injection; a burger gets topped with smoked pulled pork, bacon, a stout barbecue sauce and beer mustard; a whole game hen sitting on a beer can.
Dangerously Good Eats
Season 4 - June 7, 2019
Chef Michael Symon sinks his teeth into a burger in Memphis, Tenn.; pizza gets a brunch makeover in Atlanta with creamy scrambled eggs and crispy pancetta; Thai-style fried chicken; Caribbean jerk smoked ribs.
Beef, Belly, Bacon and Bourbon
Season 4 - May 31, 2019
Sweet and savory pork belly sliders with bacon jam and bourbon sauce; eggs baked in a tomato and pepper stew make the best shakshuka; alligator ribs smothered in honey mustard barbecue sauce.
Season 4 - May 23, 2019
A triple-layered twist on regional dry-rub ribs; a succulent corned beef that's a 30-day labor of love; classic mac and cheese gets a boozy boost from a special in-house brew; classic favorites like pizza and PB&J into the city's best burgers.
Giant Meat and Habanero Heat
Season 4 - May 16, 2019
A burger that originated as an off-menu secret and accidentally became the talk of the town; a beer hall serves a mammoth, pretzel-breaded, deep-fried pork shank; baby back ribs get a spicy, fruity makeover with a homemade guava-habanero glaze.
Super Smoked and Savory
Season 4 - May 9, 2019
Juiciest, meatiest, triple-stacked burger with beef, lamb and turkey; authentic Mexican lamb barbacoa wrapped in fresh banana leaves; one barbecue joint is smoking everything from meatloaf to turkey tacos and even their guacamole.
Extra Meat Please
Season 4 - May 2, 2019
A burger loaded to the max with beef, ham, bacon and sausage; Korean-style smoked pork sandwich with miso-barbecue sauce makes Atlanta the frontier of barbecue fusion; a spicy, fried Cornish hen in Houston.
Sweet Treats and Savory Meats
Season 4 - April 25, 2019
Michael Symon starts in Boston with triple-processed pork belly that's cured, brined and smoked; tender braised lamb shoulder amps up a traditional breakfast hash; fresh, local cinnamon rolls as buns for an insanely sweet and savory burger.
Smoking Meats and Summertime Eats
Season 4 - April 18, 2019
A whole pig on a super-sized indoor smoke pit; slow-smoked rib-eye steak sandwich complete with melted cheddar and caramelized onions; double beef patty burger that gets the royal treatment with two bacon grilled cheese sandwiches for buns.
Slammin' Hot and Smoky
Season 4 - April 11, 2019
A slammin' sandwich with three different cuts of pork smothered in triple-cheese sauce; a flaming hot burger stuffed with spicy jalapeno Jack cheese and covered in Buffalo sauce; a brewery's drunken chicken pot pie.
Smoked Smorgasbord for a Shark's Appetite
Season 4 - April 4, 2019
Cheeseburger tacos with a house-made beer cheese sauce and a Jamaican jerk fried fish taco with mango salsa and cilantro sour cream; bone-in pork chop; smoked lamb sandwich with homemade mint sauce; smoked brownies.
Season 4 - March 28, 2019
Smoking a whole hog and making chorizo from scratch for a saucy barbecue brunch burrito with two different fire-roasted salsas; Caribbean roasted pork sandwich; the breakfast burger of champions with hash browns, bacon and a fried egg.
Mountains of Meat
Season 4 - March 28, 2019
A Sloppy Jai with lamb hash and 30 Indian spices; towers of Japanese-American fusion with katsu-style deep-fried burger patties; pastrami-spiced burnt ends pork belly and spicy, jalapeno-glazed lamb pops fresh out of the smoker.
Smoked Whole Hog
Season 4 - March 21, 2019
Michael Symon heads to Asheville, N.C., where he smokes a whole hog in traditional Carolina style for the juiciest pulled pork sandwich; beignets stuffed with crawfish, shrimp and andouille sausage; burger with Atomic Death sauce and Hell Relish.
Stuffed, Spicy, and Cheesy
Season 4 - March 21, 2019
Michael Symon gets in touch with his Greek heritage with a classic lamb and feta cheeseburger; an Italian-style burger stuffed with smoky mozzarella and prosciutto; a rabbit-meat hot dog with chili pepper toppings so spicy there's a release waiver.
Hot and Spicy
Season 1 - August 29, 2015
Michael Symon digs into a spicy burger that uses four different types of peppers to fire up even the most adventurous eaters in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, before heading to Nashville, where he finds Southern comforts infused with Latin flavors in saucy and sweet chicken fried steaks and beer belly tacos. Finally, in rural Ohio, he discovers a husband and wife team who use chorizo to give their smoked meatloaf a crazy kick.
Sweet and Smokey
Season 1 - August 22, 2015
Michael Symon starts in his hometown of Cleveland, where a place he went as a kid combines several classic sweets to make a one-of-a-kind dessert burger. Then, in Brooklyn, he meets a smoked meat lover who blends old school Jewish deli with traditional Canadian-style dirty fries. Lastly, a barbecue institution in Nashville is giving creamy mac and cheese a juicy pulled pork kick to the diners' delight.
Season 1 - August 8, 2015
Alex Guarnaschelli joins Michael Symon at one of his favorite Manhattan spots, where they combine a bottomless beer selection with the most high-octane hot dog known to man. Michael also heads to Ohio where a former NFL star's top secret de-boning ribs process was inspired by his wife, who doesn't like getting messy. Next, he shoots down to Nashville where his culinary father figure created a restaurant in his own mother's honor, the woman who first taught him to appreciate the purest burgers and ingredients on earth.
Whole Hog Heaven
Season 1 - August 1, 2015
Michael Symon's in Nashville, where a killer new burger joint encourages you to construct your own custom creations. Then, he hits the heart of Cleveland where a newcomer pushes the boundaries of pub food and house-made brews. Lastly, way out in industrial Brooklyn, he joins the only pitmaster in the entire Northeast ambitious enough to smoke Carolina-style whole hog barbecue right there on site.
Southern, Spicy and Sweet
Season 1 - July 25, 2015
Bobby Flay makes a surprise guest appearance as Michael Symon visits an over-the-top barbecue joint in New York 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.