DESTINATION AMERICA

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schedule

 

Date: September 9th

Time: 9:00am EST

Episode Title: Atlanta

Episode Description: "Rise Up" as Jackie goes to Atlanta's Little Italy with Falcons Linebacker Brooks Reed and his wife Natalie who introduce her to Antico Pizza Napoletana and Chef/owner Giovanni Di Palma. Chef Gio shows Jackie proper pizza-making technique and the secrets behind Atlanta’s best pizza.  Offensive Guard Andy Levitre and his wife Katie show Jackie a king-sized steak fit for a lineman when they bring her to King + Duke.  Deviled eggs, steak grilled over an open flame, and a creative whiskey luge set the tone.  Chef EJ Hodgkinson shows Jackie the magic behind the scenes that produces the best steak in Atlanta. To check out the lighter fare in Atlanta Safety Ricardo Allen with his wife Grace and baby Luca introduce Jackie to healthy Mexican fare at Pure Taqueria.  The chicken tamales and shrimp fajitas are what keeps them coming back for more and Chef Guillermo Satana shows off his moves in the kitchen.

 

Date: September 16th

Time: 9:00am EST

Episode Title: Miami

Episode Description: Jackie is back in Miami after spending five seasons with the Dolphins!  When Safety Michael Thomas and his wife Gloria suggest sushi at Koume she is all in for their well-loved tuna wontons and creative rolls. Chef and friend Toshi Sekita tutors Jackie on the finer points of being a Sushi Chef.  Next, Jackie decides to take a quick trip to visit with former Dolphin Receiver Brandon Marshall.  Brandon fills her in on his helicopter commute, dining evolution, and surprises her with octopus at a steak house.  American Cut not only delivers unbeatable octopus but treats Jackie and Brandon to their signature steak with a fiery table side preparation!  Executive Chef Greg Rubin teaches Jackie how to prepare Brandon's beloved octopus from start to finish. Next up in Miami, Tight End Jordan Cameron takes Jackie to get his favorite gourmet grilled cheese from the renowned Ms. Cheezious food truck. Jackie gets to work learning the secrets behind this traditional comfort food with owner Brian Mullins in the kitchen.

 

Date: September 23rd

Time: 9:00am EST

Episode Title: Charlotte

Episode Description: Jackie dines with 3 Carolina Panthers captains in Charlotte! Linebacker Luke Kuechly shows off his go-to meal as he brings Jackie to Cowbell just blocks from his home. Super-Luke shocks with a yummy chicken sandwich at this burger joint and some very special sweet potato tots.  After dining with Luke, Chef Travis Foxx shows Jackie how it all comes together in the kitchen.  Linebacker Thomas Davis and his wife Kelly take Jackie to their frequent favorite, Lola’s, to enjoy some real soul food that includes fried pork chops, a special twist on collard greens, and sweet potato pie.  They also share how Lola's pairs with their foundation for a very special community event with kids and Panthers players.  Then Jackie hits the kitchen with Chef JK Hamilton and desert chef Dorris “Dot” Dunham to see how it all comes together. Next, Jackie can't visit a football town without checking in with a lineman so All Pro Center Ryan Kalil takes her to his mainstay, Mortimer’s.  Although Ryan has a sandwich here that is named after him, that's not the one he gets!  Jackie and Ryan lobby to get his favorite renamed while dishing about the other captains. Jackie sorts it all out in the kitchen with Chef/owner Brandon Viebrock as he explains the dilemma and how to make the “The Big Diaw” sandwich.

 

Date: September 30th

Time: 9:00am EST

Episode Title: New York

Episode Description: Jackie takes a bite of the Big Apple! First stop in New York is at All Pro Center Nick Mangold’s favorite spot, The Committed Pig.  He reveals to Jackie the ultimate lineman-sized burger with four giant patties of beef and all the fixings. Chef Jerry Rotunno shows Jackie how the "Twenty Dollar Burger" is constructed and Jackie demonstrates proper technique on how to tackle it.  Next, Tight End Will Tye teaches his touchdown moves at his favorite steak house, Ben & Jacks, where he goes against the grain and opts for their seafood pasta. Chef Admir Alibasic shows Jackie his routine and secrets to the most tender seafood pasta, followed by a trip to the restaurant's meat locker for a meat-aging education. Next, Linebacker Mark Herzlich and his wife Danielle bring Jackie to picturesque waterfront Italian dining with a million dollar view at Battello.  It also doesn't hurt that Mark and Danielle are close friends with the head chef and owner, Ryan DePersio.  Jackie falls head over heels for the Ricotta gnocci and the entire Batello dining experience. Chef Ryan is impressed with Jackie’s skills in the kitchen as he walks her through the making of his famous gnocci.

 

Date: October 7th

Time: 9:00am EST

Episode Title: Nashville

Episode Description: Nashville may be historically known as Music City, but these days it's taking the culinary world by storm. Jackie checks out the food scene in Nashville first with Titans Offensive Lineman Taylor Lewan.  He shares some surf and turf at his favorite spot, The Southern, where he introduces Jackie to Cajun Style BBQ shrimp and a steak that is prepared right before your eyes. Chef Matt Farley teaches Jackie the special difference between BBQ shrimp and Southern Style BBQ shrimp. Next, All-Pro Offensive Lineman and future Hall of Famer Steve and Landyn Hutchinson show Jackie how true Foodies eat.  They take her to The 404 Kitchen where chef Matt Bolus showers them with specialties like Stone Crab pasta and an intricately prepared chicken dish that the Hutchinson’s rave about. Jackie works her way back to the kitchen of this converted shipping container to get the behind the scenes secrets to preparing these awesome dishes. Finally, Jackie meets up with longtime friend Tight End Anthony Fasano.  Despite his strong Italian heritage and love of Italian food, his favorite place turns out to be a very special French restaurant in Music Row called Le Sel.  Although the cuisine is French, he stays close to his roots selecting a wonderful burrata with smoked tomato and eggplant and a Mediterranean sirloin dish. Jackie then heads to the kitchen to meet up with Chef Jason Brumm who walks her through the preparation of the house-made burrata and shares some tricks of the trade.

 

 

Date: October 14th

Time: 9:00am EST

Episode Title: New Orleans

Episode Description: Jackie's in Who Dat Nation to dine with the New Orleans Saints star Running Back Mark Ingram at his go-to hideaway, The Blue Tomato.  Mark assures her this is the place to get the freshest Red Fish she will ever have along with his other favorite, tender smoked ribs.  Mark knows that to stay happy on the field, he's got to keep his linemen happy so a couple of teammates join in.  Chef Ricky Smith challenges Jackie's fish-filleting technique in the kitchen and she doesn't disappoint! The seafood feast continues when Jackie meets up with Linebacker James Laurinaitis and his wife Shelly as they introduce her to the finer side of seafood off Bourbon Street, at GW Fins.  They dine on the critically acclaimed "Scalibut" and some sizzling oysters. Jackie tries to pull the secrets out of Chef Michael Nelson on how the mysterious scallop-halibut dish comes together. Finally, it's time for Jackie to get her hands dirty as New Orleans native Cornerback Keenan Lewis teaches crawfish eating technique at his old stomping grounds and local favorite, Cajun Seafood. Keenan makes tearing through the crawfish look easy and Jackie learns quickly. In the kitchen, Jackie keeps up with chef Chi Nguyen as they prepare crawfish by the shovel-load.