Don't have plans next Monday night? You do now: put on Travel Channel and watch the premiere of Burger Land, airing at 10 p.m. ET/PT on April 15, hosted by America's foremost burger documentarian, George Motz. The 11-episode season will highlight burger joints across the country, with stops in Los Angeles, Miami, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and beyond.
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If you missed George Motz's new burger travel show Burger Land when it first aired last week, Travel Channel is airing the two 30-minute episodes covering burgers in New Jersey and Wisconsin tonight at 8 p.m. ET and on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. Watch it and hopefully we'll get more Burger Land episodes!
Congratulations to our friend and hamburger documentarian George Motz on his upcoming hamburger-themed TV show, Burger Land, based on his book Hamburger America. The two-episode pilot will air on the Travel Channel on September 2 at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with each episode featuring four burger joints.
Tony Muia, of A Slice of Brooklyn pizza tours, is starring in a new show on The Travel Channel that premieres tonight at 10pm. The show will follow Tony and his "consiglieri" (pictured above) as they highlight the food and history of their neighborhood and defend their turf against the threat of larger tour companies.
Oh, boy. This week the Travel Channel will be airing an episode of Food Wars that pits Grimaldi's against John's of Bleecker. Above is a preview video. There are probably some nits to pick, primarily that the host says "San Marzano tomatoes, in Italy it's the only kind of tomato they're allowed to use by law." I hardly doubt that. I'm sure she got the whole certified DOP/VPN stuff confused. But it's TV — they're always starting trouble ;) Looks like it'll be worth a watch. They've got friend of Slice Mark Bello of Pizza a Casa as one...
I just mentioned Bourdain in an earlier post as being one of Serious Eats's favorites. Here's just one reason why. From his Travel Channel blog: Currently, wading through the submissions for the Travel with Tony thing—an often terrifying task. Just started in—but so far it’s like choosing between John Wayne Gacy, Linda Kasabian, or Robyn Miller. So many people seem to be videoing themselves from a cellar apartment—a suspicious-looking chest freezer in the background. Posters of Taxi Driver and multiple copies of Catcher in the Rye. Empty tubes of airplane glue. A plastic tarpaulin rolled up against wood paneling … So many candidates seem to want to take me to rural areas in the Pacific Northwest. The words “drainage culvert”...