Mondays, on Cooking Channel
Southern food is explored in Georgia.
G heads to Houston for a reminder of what true Texas barbecue is. First stop is Tin Roof, a family friendly spot with live entertainment and a father-son team working the smokers. Former cop turned pitmaster Ronnie shows G their brisket recipe and his son Brek shares a unique sandwich they have named the Texas Cheese Steak, topped with provolone and peppers sauteed in the brisket's au jus. After trying all the fixings, including fried beef and jalape?o "alligator eggs," G is ready to hit the road for a sweeter stop. The Original Kolache Shoppe makes the Czech pastries like no other. In Houston, kolaches are the preferred treat over the typical donut or bear claw. Owner Kevin Dowd shares with G his family technique and they even come up with some unique flavor combinations. Last but not least is a new spin on barbecue, provided by the custom-made smokers at Pitmaker. The team at Pitmaker knows and loves their barbecue and made it into a business without opening a restaurant. They provide smokers of all shapes, sizes, and prices for the recreational enthusiast. The team flexes their muscles with G and competition-winning owner Victor cooks side by side with him. The result is a perfectly cooked surf-n-turf.
Charleston, South Carolina is a lovely busy city with a passion for quality and tradition. Chef Chris Stewart of the Glass Onion cooks with G a fresh and sophisticated pork belly dish beloved by locals. The small restaurant is truly becoming a hot spot. Tammy Karsada opens up her cake shop Cakes by Kasarda to G. They make a groomsmen cake shaped like a beer bucket and topped with sugared "ice." They prepare the cake from scratch and G picks up a few great tips from this southern belle. G is taken on a Lowcountry adventure with Shane Ziegler of Barrier Island Eco Tours. At sunrise they begin rounding up the seafood they'll need for a classic boil. Shane takes G to the shore to pick oysters, visits the local clammer, and empty the blue crab traps. After working up a sweat and an appetite they meet with Shane's wife Morgan to prepare the boil. They invite their friends over to the island to enjoy a traditional Charleston feast before the sun sets