'Travel Channel' on Serious Eats

Watch George Motz's 'Burger Land' Premiering April 15 on Travel Channel

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. More

Pizza TV: Travel Channel's 'Food Wars' Pits Grimaldi's Against John's of Bleecker

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... More

'A Suspicious-Looking Chest Freezer in the Background ...'

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”... More

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