John's visiting great joints, greasy spoons, and legendary restaurants to taste the food that made them famous and to meet the colourful characters that make them institutions. John dives into the kitchens to find out what makes these signature recipes so damn good.
John is no chef... just your average joe. He was raised on old school Italian food lovingly crafted by his Nona and Mama so he knows unpretentious eats. And he knows a good “mom and pop” place when he sees it!
Each episode, John takes us to three restaurants that are doing it right. He introduces us to the owners and jumps into the kitchen to work with the cooks as they create their house specials. John takes those dishes to the tableside and pulls up a chair with the locals to chow down and chat. He discovers what makes the restaurant and their signature dishes so great.
Not on this show baby!
Bring on the cheese, bacon and BBQ