You may have been following Lisa Abraham's reporting on the local tapings of segments for this Food Network competition. which premieres Oct. 14 following a "sneak peek" on Oct. 10. The burger battle is here. The Barberton chicken faceoff is here.
The Barberton segment is set for Nov. 4. I am trying to get a date for the burger duel.
Here's the official word about the series: Across the country, heated rivalries over local signature dishes divide cities – and Food Network’s new primetime series Food Feuds will decide, once and for all, which dish defines the district. From Baltimore crab cakes and Philadelphia cheesesteaks to New York lobster rolls and New Orleans po’ boys, Iron Chef Michael Symon searches the country to quell the most intense, long-standing culinary rivalries. The series premieres Thursday, October 14th at 10pm ET/PT.
“Every town has a fierce competition between two local eateries, and Food Feuds will settle the debate with a passionate look at each city’s signature dish,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Programming, Food Network. “Michael Symon’s humor, energy and expertise as an Iron Chef make him uniquely qualified to help analyze the food from every angle to determine who does it best.”
Scheduled installments include:
Philadelphia – Cheesesteak: Pat’s King of Steaks vs. Geno’s Steaks; New York – Cheesecake: Eileen’s Special Cheesecake vs. Junior’s Restaurant & Bakery (sneak peek – October 10th at 10pm ET/PT)
Boston – Pizza: Regina Pizzeria vs. Santarpio’s; Philadelphia - Meatballs: Villa di Roma Restaurant vs. Ralph’s Italian Restaurant (October 14th)
Essex, Mass. – Fried Clams: Woodman’s vs. JT Farnham’s; New York - Lobster Roll: Ed’s Lobster Bar vs. Luke’s Lobster (October 21st)
New York - Red Velvet Cupcakes: Cupcake Stop (Montclair, N.J.) vs. Ladybird Bakery; Baltimore – Crab Cakes: J.W. Faidley vs. Gertrude’s (October 28th)
New Jersey – Sliders: White Manna (Hackensack, N.J.) vs. White Mana (Jersey City, N.J.); Barberton, Ohio – Fried Chicken: Belgrade Gardens vs. Hopocan Gardens (November 4th)
Roast Pork: TBD; Murphysboro, Ill./St. Louis – Ribs: 17th Street Bar & Grill vs. Pappy’s Smokehouse (November 18th)
Elyria, Ohio – Burgers: Smitty’s Place vs. Midway Oh Boy; New Orleans – Po’ Boys: Parasol’s Restaurant & Bar vs. Parkway Bakery & Tavern (November 25th)
Cincinnati – Ice Cream: Aglamesis Brothers vs. Graeter’s; St. Louis – Butter Cake: Gooey Louie vs. Park Ave. Coffee (December 2nd)