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Signature Dish discovers and reveals the standout dishes at a wide array of the region’s best restaurants, from the latest dining hot spots to strip-mall eateries serving up authentic global cuisines.

Comfort Food Favorites

28m 1s

Host Seth Tillman kicks off season 2 with a hearty dose of comfort food. He tries the local blue catfish fish and chips at Preserve in Annapolis, MD; a bowl of chicken soup (pozole verde) at Cielo Rojo in Takoma Park, MD, and a visit to Caruso’s Grocery in Capitol Hill East, D.C. for a perfectly executed chicken parmigiana.

Signature Dish Season 2

Signature Dish host and producer Seth Tillman combines a gourmand's appreciation for the area's diverse culinary offerings with a keen interest in the people who make local communities thrive. On each Signature Dish episode, he visits three restaurants, and does more than simply taste the signature dish; he explores the backstory of the restaurant, its neighborhood and the people behind the food.

Check out the brand new Signature Dish Restaurant Guide, which provides additional information about each featured restaurant, to help guide your local culinary adventures.

Episodes

  • Comfort Food Favorites: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Comfort Food Favorites

    S2 E1 - 28m 1s

    Host Seth Tillman kicks off season 2 with a hearty dose of comfort food. He tries the local blue catfish fish and chips at Preserve in Annapolis, MD; a bowl of chicken soup (pozole verde) at Cielo Rojo in Takoma Park, MD, and a visit to Caruso’s Grocery in Capitol Hill East, D.C. for a perfectly executed chicken parmigiana.

Extras + Features

  • Watch CARUSO'S GROCERY Make Their Juicy Chicken Parmesan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Watch CARUSO'S GROCERY Make Their Juicy Chicken Parmesan

    S2 E1 - 4m 11s

    Host Seth Tillman visits Caruso's Grocery, an Italian restaurant in Southeast Washington, DC, to learn how to make their chicken parmesan and tomato sauce. The sauce starts with olive oil, garlic, onions, salt, and Italian seasoning, followed by California tomatoes. the chicken is pounded thin , coated in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs, fried until golden brown, then layered with mozzarella.

  • How CIELO ROJO Makes Their Unique Pozole Verde: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How CIELO ROJO Makes Their Unique Pozole Verde

    S2 E1 - 5m 40s

    Seth Tillman explores the process of making pozole verde at Cielo Rojo, a Mexican restaurant in Takoma Park. Chef David showcases the ingredients -- tomatillos, cilantro, pumpkin seeds, dry oregano, bay leaves, epazote, jalapeños, onions, roasted poblano peppers, serranos, and garlic -- which are blended together to create a vibrant salsa verde that is combined hominy, chicken, and chicken broth.

  • How PRESERVE Catches and Cooks Their Fried Blue Catfish: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How PRESERVE Catches and Cooks Their Fried Blue Catfish

    S2 E1 - 7m 24s

    Host Seth Tillman and Jeremy Hoffman, chef and owner of Preserve restaurant in Annapolis, Maryland, join commercial fisherman Pete Springer to go fishing for invasive blue catfish on the Potomac River. Back at the Annapolis restaurant, Chef Jeremy prepares the catfish for fish and chips.

  • Preview: Signature Dish Season 2: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview: Signature Dish Season 2

    S2 - 30s

    Signature Dish discovers and reveals the standout dishes at a wide array of the region’s best restaurants, from the latest dining hot spots to strip-mall eateries serving up authentic global cuisines.

Schedule

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    Caribbean Favorites

    Wednesday
    Sep 27

    30 Minutes

    Jerk chicken wings; chuleta kan kan (fried pork chop); curried beef roti.
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    Masters of Spice

    Thursday
    Sep 28

    30 Minutes

    Muu som (fermented pork); junglee laal maas (goat curry); steamed fish with peppers.
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    Comfort Food Favorites

    Thursday
    Sep 28

    30 Minutes

    Comfort food; blue catfish fish and chips at Preserve in Annapolis, Md.; a bowl of chicken soup at Cielo Rojo in Takoma Park, Md.; Caruso's Grocery.
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    Comfort Food Favorites

    Friday
    Sep 29

    30 Minutes

    Comfort food; blue catfish fish and chips at Preserve in Annapolis, Md.; a bowl of chicken soup at Cielo Rojo in Takoma Park, Md.; Caruso's Grocery.
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    Friday
    Sep 29

    30 Minutes

    Chefs putting their own twists on West African cuisine; Ghanaian stew egusi; Senegalese yassa chicken; Gambian seafood stew ebbeh.
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    Seafood Standouts

    Monday
    Oct 2

    30 Minutes

    True Blue Maryland crab burger; Mahi Mahi avocado; black cod.
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    Monday
    Oct 2

    30 Minutes

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    Monday
    Oct 2

    30 Minutes

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    Tuesday
    Oct 3

    30 Minutes

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    Tuesday
    Oct 3

    30 Minutes

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    Tuesday
    Oct 3

    30 Minutes

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    Southern Comforts

    Tuesday
    Oct 3

    30 Minutes

    Duck jambalaya; smoky brisket and bone marrow mac and cheese; BBQ spare ribs.
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    Next Level Sandwiches

    Wednesday
    Oct 4

    30 Minutes

    Nim Ali's transmetro shukos; Open Crumb's fried chicken sandwich; the Fight Club sandwich.
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    Taste of Mexico

    Thursday
    Oct 5

    30 Minutes

    Rudy's sampler birria tacos; red mole; tuna tostados.
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    Friday
    Oct 6

    30 Minutes

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    Korean Flavors

    Friday
    Oct 6

    30 Minutes

    Seafood scallion pancake; soy marinated short ribs; Korean fried chicken (fried tofu).
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    European Classics

    Monday
    Oct 9

    30 Minutes

    Cooking techniquesChateaubriand (French), scacce (Italian), jägerschnitzel (German).
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    Monday
    Oct 9

    30 Minutes

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    Monday
    Oct 9

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    Tuesday
    Oct 10

    30 Minutes

Signature Dish Restaurant Guide

The Signature Dish Restaurant Guide provides additional information about each signature dish, including restaurant locations, reviews, and video clips from each episode, all sorted by cuisine type and plotted on an interactive map of the local area.

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