Season 1, Episode 2

ViVa! Vienna! Festival/Contraband Days Festival

This trip, Noah Cappe celebrates Memorial Day weekend at suburban DC's ViVa! Vienna! festival, where the fastest way to his heart is through divine Soul Food. He springs for Loaded Perogies, learns a new spin on an old favorite with Philly Cheese Steak Fries and sees food and eats it with Baltimore-style Crab Dip. Then, he sets course for the bayou where he uncovers some tasty treasures at the pirate-themed Contraband Days festival in Lake Charles, La. There, he gets a lesson in down-home Cajun cooking with Chicken and Crawfish Gumbo, fancies up funnel cake with maple and candied bacon and goes nuts for Creole-style Praline candies with Miss Rita.
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Double Bacon Cheeseburger on Doughnut Bun

This fair food might be king of the sweet-and-salty category, with the sugary doughnuts holding savory hamburger meat and cheese, topped with a salty slice of bacon.

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Chicken Wing-Flavored Ice Cream

If you're brave enough to try this crazy ice cream flavor, it's sure to satisfy both your sweet-and-spicy palate.

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Apple Pie Fries

Apple pie is the American classic dessert and while it's usually sold as convenient hand pies at fairs and festivals, this interpretation as fries may be even more practical for on-the-go eating.

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Coconut-Crusted Fried Shrimp

Texas may not be known for its seafood, but this shrimp skewer encrusted in coconut flakes is fresh and full of flavor.

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Curly French Fries

Remember when we said "Go big or go home?" The same imperative applies to French fries.

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Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sundae

Ice cream sundaes and chocolate chip cookies are classic desserts by themselves, but mashing them together makes for one sweet treat.

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Minty Fried Grasshopper Pie

Chilled grasshopper pie's gooey, minty center and chocolate-cookie crust make it a refreshingly sweet treat. Deep-fry it, and the crispy outer layer creates a crispy, salty balance with the melted mint-chocolate filling.

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Sweet Potato Pie Ice Cream

Thanksgiving may only come once a year, but with this sweet potato pie ice cream, you'll taste all of the flavors from Grandma's holiday recipe.

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Fried Alligator on a Stick

Head down to Florida for the freshest interpretation of this fair food. We hear that it tastes just like chicken!

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Soft-Shell Crab Taco

Fans of seafood should visit Texas' Crab Fest for various sophisticated fish dishes like this soft-shell crab taco. (As if tacos weren't already delicious enough!)

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