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Burgers, Brew & 'Que

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

  • Premiered: 
    July 17, 2015
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  • Network: Food Network
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: food, restaurant, travel

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Plot Synopsis

Chef Michael Symon travels across the United States, searching for America's most unique and its best burgers, beer and barbeque -- sometimes with the help of guest celebrity chefs. 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 a 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. Near his hometown in Northeast Ohio, Michael meets a former NFL star whose 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 staying in NE Ohio, Michael visits a newcomer who is pushing the boundaries of pub food and house-made brews.

The sophomore season of BURGERS, BREW & 'QUE premiered on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. Through 13 episodes Michael takes a culinary trek across the country with special guests, including John Besh, Scott Conant, Jay Ducote, Haylie Duff, Duff Goldman, Ron Ben-Israel, FOOD NETWORK STAR winner Eddie Jackson, and former NFL Hall of Fame player Earl Campbell, along stops in Cincinnati, Kanas City, St. Louis and more. In Austin, Texas, Michael visits one of the city's oldest buildings, where a restaurant's Barbecue Benedict have people coming back for more. No trip to Austin is complete without getting your taco on, but a local spot also serves some of the best local brews in the city. During the season Michael also heads to New Orleans to try a kim chi burger, blue crab beignets, and a restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter that has a selection of some of the best craft brews in The Big Easy. And who says you can't find good BBQ on the east coast, as Michael visits Brooklyn for a new spin on some classic burgers; while a local Pitmaster in Redhook, Brooklyn, shows Michael his take on sticky ribs and banh mi. Meanwhile, a stop at a local brewery in Hoboken, New Jersey, has patrons salivating over Eastern European cuisine at this authentic beer garden. In the season opener, "Smoked and Stacked," Duff Goldman makes a guest appearance at Michael Symon's favorite Baton Rouge, LA smokehouse that boasts a pork belly hoagie so outrageous it has to be shared. Next up in St. Louis, a big fat Greek burger ignites Michael's cultural soul, and in Austin, he indulges in pit-roasted meats and spicy salsa atop the freshest tortillas this side of the border.

On Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT, Food Network premiered the third season of BURGERS, BREW & 'QUE. In the Season 3 opener, "Barbecue in The Big Apple," Michael is joined by his good buddy Michael Strahan at their favorite New York City burger spot for juicy, award-winning creations. Then, they bounce around The Big Apple dining on meatball sliders, succulent St. Louis style ribs, pastrami-topped pizza and barbecue as authentic and anything found in Texas. Finally, Michael attempts to work it off by donning a cowboy hat and throwing himself into his first ever lesson in the Texas Two-Step.

Cooking Channel premiered the fourth season of BURGERS, BREW & 'QUE on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 9pm ET/6pm PT. This season, Michael takes a summer road trip as he tastes the most mouthwatering, decadent dishes, while washing it down with local beers and brews, sure to make any meal complete. Whether it's 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. In the season opener, "Smoking Meats and Summertime Eats," Michael heads to Charleston, SC, where he smokes a whole hog on a supersized indoor smoke pit and devours a slow-smoked rib-eye steak sandwich complete with melted cheddar and caramelized onions. Then, in Houston, TX, he tries a double beef patty burger that gets the royal treatment with two bacon grilled cheese sandwiches for buns. And finally, in Phoenix, Michael finds that a coffee-braised beef taco with mango relish and a duck taco with fried brie and fire-roasted apricot compote are the perfect pairing with a crisp and refreshing local brew. Later in the season, Michael stops in Asheville, NC, where Michael smokes a whole hog in the traditional Carolina style for the juiciest, purest pork sandwich around. While in Savannah, GA, Michael finds a food truck serving up cheeseburger tacos with a house-made beer cheese sauce and a Jamaican jerk fried fish taco. In Seattle, WA, behold a burger piled high with three different kinds of meat and cheese, and in Houston, TX, witness a hot dog with chili pepper toppings so spicy you have to sign a release waiver just to order it. And don't miss as Michael gets in touch with his Greek heritage in Queens, NY, with a classic lamb and feta cheeseburger, while sinking his teeth into an Italian-inspired burger stuffed with smoky mozzarella and prosciutto.

Season 6 of BURGERS, BREW & 'QUE premiered on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Cooking Channel. In the season opener, "Bacon Knows Best," in Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael Symon takes down a towering fortress of succulent ribs and a sandwich that's a meaty trifecta of juicy brisket, pork and sausage. Then in Colorado Springs, local pork belly is cured and slow braised in house-brewed beer, while a porker of a burger features bacon, pork belly and prosciutto in Wichita, Kansas.
On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9pm ET/6pm PT, Cooking Channel premiered "Meatloaded Makeovers," the season finale of BURGERS, BREW & 'QUE. In Palm Springs, CA, Michael Symon starts with Vietnamese fusion dishes like juicy, tender Shaking Beef and mini shrimp-stuffed pancakes. In Colorado Springs, an Asian-inspired duck burger gets a wonton topper, and a meaty take on a classic PB and J and the mother of all pastrami sandwiches are plated up in Oklahoma City.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Relativity Lifestyle Television