We challenged two prestigious groups — Chopped judges and Food Network Star winners — to a summer recipe showdown. All season long, we’ll present head-to-head matchups of mouthwatering summer recipes from each team — from refreshing cocktails to fresh farmers’-market salads to the juiciest backyard burgers. By voting each week here on FN Dish or on our Fan Feed, you’ll determine the winning recipes.
At the end of the summer, the team that tallies up the most wins will celebrate with an all-star Labor Day party menu. Who will prevail as Summer Showdown champion — Star or Chopped?
This week, Star Season 7 winner Jeff Mauro and Chopped judge Scott Conant are cooking up their best hot dogs. Both chefs beef up their grilled dogs with over-the-top toppings – so whose will you serve up? Cast your votes below!
Jeff’s hometown pride shines through in his Chicago dog topped with bread-and-butter relish and hand-cut fries with celery salt.
Scott’s fancied-up dog is loaded with Gorgonzola cheese, juicy marinated tomatoes and smoky grilled onions.
Whose dogs will be on the grill for your next cookout?
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- Host Ted Allen Takes the Judges on a Wild Ride — Chopped After Hours
- The Last Hurrah: Grill Absolutely Everything on Labor Day — Summer Soiree
- Relive the Eviliciousness of Camp Cutthroat and Join the Conversation with Alton Brown