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CULINARY EXPLORER ANDREW ZIMMERN REVEALS HIS PICKS FOR THE ULTIMATE FOOD EXPERIENCES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES IN TRAVEL CHANNEL’S ‘THE ZIMMERN LIST’

Hot Spots in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas Revealed in Back-to-Back Premiere Episodes on Tuesday, March 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

February 13, 2018

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NEW YORK (Feb.13, 2018) – As one of one of the world’s most well-traveled food explorers, Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern is an expert on all the best things to eat in a city. Now, in the new series “The Zimmern List,” premiering with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, March 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Zimmern is sharing his personal recommendations on the food and places where he most loves to eat. In each of the 18 half-hour episodes, Zimmern literally serves as the viewers guide to each town he visits. While immersed in the unique food culture, he reveals some of his favorite eating experiences. Throw out the guidebooks because Zimmern knows where to picnic with a sandwich from his favorite Italian deli in Boston and where to find the best taco truck for casual late-night dining in Las Vegas.

“This is the most personal show I’ve ever made, including taking the audience to the restaurant in San Francisco I swore to never reveal for fear of it becoming too popular,” said Zimmern. “Hidden gems, cult classics, they’re all there.”

In the premiere episode, Zimmern spotlights Los Angeles, where a new generation of young chefs are doing some of the best cooking in America right now. Zimmern enjoys extraordinary Thai food at Night + Market Song, and then marvels at a food empire based on the concept of toast at Sqirl. Zimmern also doesn’t forget classic dishes like the #19 hot pastrami sandwich at Langer’s Deli and the brioche breakfast sandwich at Grand Central Market’s Eggslut. He finishes up his trip by checking out one of Los Angeles’ hottest restaurants, Kismet, where the chefs put a personal twist on Middle Eastern fare.

The second stop of the night is Austin – home to incredible musicians and makers, and Franklin Barbecue, where they serve up the best barbecue brisket in the world. Next, he’s off to Fresa’s for its fresh take on Mexican food and to Guero’s for live music and great tacos. Austin is home to several food trailer parks and Zimmern makes a stop at one of them – 5000 Burnet – where he tries out a few dishes like the poke bowl at Big Kahuna and chilaquiles from Tita’s. Before leaving town, Zimmern checks in at Ramen Tatsu-ya for a hip-hop twist on a Japanese classic and Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for the perfect combination of music and meat.

Catch a special screening of the first premiere beginning on Wednesday, March 14 on the Travel Channel app, TravelChannel.com, video-on-demand, and streaming devices. Check out “The Zimmern List” with Andrew Zimmern on TravelChannel.com for special show extras including behind-the-scenes photos and exclusive videos. Experience “The Zimmern List” with Andrew Zimmern on Facebook and follow @TravelChannel and #ZimmernList on Twitter and Instagram for more exclusive content, updates and special videos. Follow host Andrew Zimmern Twitter: @andrewzimmern, on Facebook: Andrew Zimmern and on Instagram: @chefaz.

A four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world.

 

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