Andrew Zimmern

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    August 20, 2014
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    August 13, 2014

    What to expect at the upcoming Chipotle Cultivate Festival

    If you're not ready to say goodbye to Twin Cities food and music festivals just yet, say hello to this year's Chipotle Cultivate Festival, coming up on August 23 at Loring Park. The event will be host to six celebrity chefs, including Minnesota's own Jamie Malone and Andrew Zimmern, among others, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Andrew Zimmern will curate Vikings stadium food offerings

    Not only will the new Vikings stadium be a dazzling sight to behold, it will also offer superior stadium fare. Food vendor behemoth Aramark has partnered with Andrew Zimmern to create an inspired menu for fans interested in more than heat-lamped hot dogs and ersatz nacho cheese.See Also:Andrew Zimme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Who's got the Munchies? Icehouse, Izzy's, and Surly nominated for people's choice awards

    Who's got the munchies? 2014 marks the third anniversary of's the Munchies: People's Choice Food Awards. This national awards event is headed up by none other than local celebrity chef, Andrew Zimmern, and this year three Twin Cities businesses have made it to the final round. Now it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Andrew Zimmern's Quarterly is like Birchbox for "Bizarre" devotees

    Maybe you've never dreamed of dining exactly like Andrew Zimmern, at least not the meals that consist of durian, the heart of a live frog, or stinky tofu, but a new subscription-based service called Quarterly is allowing fans to get a little closer to living like him.Here's the scoop.See Also:Andrew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Andrew Zimmern shows off Minneapolis for Travel Channel [VIDEO]

    Minneapolis is pretty awesome, and now local food celebrity Andrew Zimmern has taken to the internet to let the rest of the world know it too. In a video released by the Travel Channel, Zimmern divulges an array of reasons as to why exactly Minneapolis is a world class city.In it you'll see Haute Di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Andrew Zimmern reveals some of his Minnesota State Fair food favorites

    Chef Andrew Zimmern is infamous for his stomach of steel and affinity for, well, bizarre foods. However, in a recent blog post, he revealed that his taste for traditional State Fair fare is just as strong as ever. While he mentioned the usual suspects -- mini donuts, foot-long hot dogs, and french ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Travel Channel renews Bizarre Foods America for another season

    Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods America was picked up for another season Hot off the heels of Andrew Zimmern's 2013 James Beard Award win for Outstanding Personality/Host, the Travel Channel has announced that it will renew his popular food and culture show, Bizarre Foods America, for another season. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Thomas Keller and Bouchon Bakery coming to La Belle Vie

    Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel of Bouchon will be stopping in town to promote their new Bouchon Bakery cookbook along with a little help from local celebrity chefs Andrew Zimmern and Tim McKee. A very special book signing will take place at La Belle Vie, and you're invited.See Also:2013 Best Des ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2013
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    March 18, 2013

    James Beard Award finalists announced

    The award finalists were announced today for America's top culinary honors. We'd like to extend our congratulations to our locals chefs who will be attending the awards ceremony this May in New York City. Our finalists are:

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    AZ Canteen's Cabrito burger: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 33

    The Bizarre Foods star diversifying into a food truck might have sounded on the surface like an attempt to cash in on a fad. For one, Andrew Zimmern seems a touch too busy these days to be working a tiny line in a truck. Instead, this new venture with the eye-popping decor carries his message of alt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Punch Pizza expanding to Woodbury

    Punch will be expanding its mini empire of seriously good Neapolitan-style pizzas when it opens its eighth store in Woodbury, the company announced on its Facebook page. Punch says it has signed the lease and expects to open in June. Here's where you can find it.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern says, "Yelp is on my $@%# list"

    Local food celebrity Andrew Zimmern has come out recently in, we'll just say firm opposition to the crowd-sourced restaurant review site Yelp. In his weekly podcast Go Fork Yourself, Zimmern lashed out against the website, saying, "Yelp is on my shit list!"Yelp is the online/mobile app where users r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Zimmern and Bourdain together at State Theater; tickets on sale tomorrow

    This spring, two bigwigs of the food world will come to Minneapolis to meet, greet, and talk about eats. Renowned chef, author, TV host, and one of the most recognizable figures in food, Anthony Bourdain, will take the stage at the State Theater with local hero Andrew Zimmern, writer, media personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    AZ Canteen follows Zimmern to NYC Wine & Food Festival

    Minnesota shut it down at the 2012 New York City Wine and Food Festival. This year's event was hosted by the Travel Channel's baron of bizarre eating, Andrew Zimmern. The weekend's final event, sponsored by the Food Network and presented by Food & Wine magazine, was a who's who of celebrity cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    AZ Canteen food truck: Making "bizarre" foods more accessible

    A group of food enthusiasts were gathered on a sunny day across from St. Paul's City Hall giggling about napkins. We had met to explore the new menu at the latest food truck to hit the streets, AZ Canteen. There was nothing special about the napkins, but we were enjoying the extensive branding the n ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2012

    Conservatives stir the pot again

    Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann open their mouths

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern to T-Paw: Don't question my work ethic, buddy

    SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty tries to be funny during RNC speech, fails [VIDEO]During his stand up routine dong gone wrong RNC speech on Wednesday, T-Paw took a shot at local chef turned big-time TV star Andrew Zimmern. "But you know, President Obama isn't as bad as people say, he's actually worse," Pawle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: August 13-17, 2012

      It's been another week full of the finest of food and drink news. Here's all the latest. ~Believe it or not, the State Fair is right around the bend; fInd out which local brews will be on tap; get the scoop on Andrew Zimmern's new food truck; and hear more about the events hosted b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern to launch AZ Canteen at State Fair

    See Also:Andrew Zimmern wins James Beard AwardAndrew Zimmern, Chef Chat Part 1Andrew Zimmern, Chef Chat Part 2The world may know him as the guy who goes for the business end of the animal, but we once knew him as the celebrated chef of the late, lamented Cafe Un Deux Trois. Bizarre Foods mastermind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern and Sameh Wadi in political Twitter spat: How much do we want to know about our celebrity chefs?

    As contentious debates go, the dispute between Palestine and Israel is right up there near the top. Many lives have been lost and a peace accord has been elusive. It's not a discussion one would expect to be addressed between two chefs, on either side of the divide, aired over social media, but that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    TECHmunch food blogger conference comes to the Twin Cities Saturday

    A national roving blogger conference has selected Minneapolis for its next meeting. The conference, called TECHmunch, Includes a panel of such local food writing celebrities like Rachel Hutton, Jason DeRusha, Zoe Francois, Andrew Zimmern, and more. With a meal from food trucks and a reception ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern wins James Beard Award

    Minnesota food celebrity and TV show host Andrew Zimmern has won a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Television Show on Location. His popular Bizarre Foods show is now in it's seventh season, with new episodes airing on the Travel Channel Mondays at 8 p.m. The James Beard Awards are known as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    James Beard Award finalists announced

    ​While Minnesota chefs and restaurants were well-represented when the semifinalists were announced, fewer were recognized as finalists.  The James Beard Awards are regarded as the Oscars of the culinary world. Here are the local nominees who made the cut:

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern Chef Chat with the Bizarre Foods czar, Part 1

    ​After traveling the globe, conquering the world one plate at a time, Andrew Zimmern brings the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods home to roost. This season, which premieres Monday, Zimmern focuses entirely on food in the United States. To kick off the season, he's highlighting food from Minnesota. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Top 5 scariest foods you'll love to eat

    I'll have what she's having​You don't have to be Andrew Zimmern to discover that funky foods can also be delicious. Around town we have all matter of offal (and potentially awful) dishes that not only taste great but are often served against a backdrop of fine dining.  In honor of Halloween, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Zimmern, local chefs talk sustainability at James Beard Foundation salon

    Mitchell Davis and Ashley Kosiak from JBF​Thursday morning, a small but impressive group including Andrew Zimmern, Lenny Russo, Lucia Watson, Tracy Singleton, and Erick Harcey, as well as representatives from several nonprofits, a cookbook author, and a few other notables, gathered at Restaurant A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Andrew Zimmern wants you to watch Bizarre Foods tonight and help the homeless

    Travel ChannelWatch Zimmern eat bizarre foods and help the homeless​Andrew Zimmern has been encouraging everyone via tweets to watch the San Francisco episode of Bizarre Foods tonight to help out 100,000 Homes Campaign, a charity organization that battles against homelessness. For every viewe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Would Andrew Zimmern eat human flesh? [VIDEO]

    Travel ChannelTo eat foreskin, or not to eat foreskin...​On tomorrow night's episode of Bizarre Foods, Minnesota local Andrew Zimmern travels to Madagascar, where he is forced to ask himself, "Would I eat human flesh?" He and his wife are honored guests at the ritual circumcision of a five-year-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Andrew Zimmern a kung fu superhero [VIDEO]

    Zimmern and Richman go all Charlie's Angels at Brasa. ​If Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern wanted to be the next Jet Li, he'd probably have to spend less time on airplanes and log a few more hours at the gym. But thanks to some green screen magic, the rotund television star is able to take o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    The Melting Pot celebrates boobs this Week in Food

    Tschadi & ZehntnerEat this. ​We're all over the board this week, from pasta to Asian wine pairings to roaches and rodents to fondue for boobs. It's a lot to take on, but we know you're up to the challenge of this Week in Food. Monday 10/25 Get your eatin' pants on--it's World Pasta Day. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Andrew Zimmern has two free tickets to Mexico

    This guy's offering you a trip for two to Mexico.​Ready to pack a bag of beach clothes and head to Mexico with Bizarre Food host Andrew Zimmern for a gastronomic tour? Zimmern has hidden tickets for his Pursuit of Paradise tour somewhere in the Twin Cities, and all you have to do is find them.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Best of Hot Dish: July 26-30

    Eat this.​We hope your week has been joyful and drenched with good food and drink. This week at the Hot Dish we talked about first dates and wineology, and had oh so many Top lists. Here are a few items we wouldn't want you to miss. ~Yeah, Andrew Zimmern eats penises--tell us something we didn't k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Andrew Zimmern talks eating penises and stealing to buy drugs with Nightline

    ​Andrew Zimmern arrived in Minnesota in 1982 and headed to Hazelden to recover from a serious drug addiction. In subsequent years, the onetime chef became a food writer and host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods. This week, he was profiled on ABC's Nightline and shared a few stories on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    James Beard Media Awards honor several locals

    ​Several locals took home awards at the James Beard Media Awards last night. One of the big winners was event MC Andrew Zimmern, whose Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" earned him the Best TV Food Personality Award. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl of Minnesota Monthly also earned an award for Writing ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009
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    October 9, 2009

    This week's "Best of Hot Dish"

    If you feel like all you heard this week was E. coli, E. coli, E. coli, well, we're not going to tell you to overlook it, but we wrote about some other stuff too.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Zimmern's book "The Bizarre Truth" out today

    Andrew Zimmern's new book "The Bizarre Truth" comes out on shelves today.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Zimmern has hope for local restaurant scene

    Andrew Zimmern predicts better days ahead for the local restaurant scene.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Zimmern road trips with MSN, Toyota

    Zimmern road trips in a new Toyota for a new MSN feature.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    This week's "Best of Hot Dish"

    See what you missed with this week's "Best of Hot Dish."

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Zimmern to shame no-shows a la sex-sting Johns

    If you skip your reservation at a local restaurant, your name may show up on Zimmern's blog. Get your pseudonym ready...

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    It *is* the Year of the Ox after all

    Is this for real? Make sure you're not about to eat lunch.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Man v. Food show coming to Minneapolis

    This man plans to overeat soon at a restaurant near you.

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    January 12, 2009

    Zimmern takes another shot

    Artist wants you to know that Zimmern possibly ate your balls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    Andrew Zimmern endorses City Pages food critics

    The noted food critic and Travel Channel star gave our new team props on his blog today

  • News

    January 9, 2008

    Foodie Fight

    Travel Channel food star and local restaurant critic Andrew Zimmern throws down with a celebrated chef and two famous restaurant critics

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