Bizarre Foods (TV Show)

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Russ Kendall's Smokehouse begins cleanup after devastating fire

    On Sunday morning, a fire ravaged Russ Kendall's Smokehouse, a celebrated North Shore restaurant along Highway 61 in Knife River. The fire started near a water heater toward the back of the Smokehouse and worked its way through the production area. The bar and red storefront survived the fire, but ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 23, 2014

    Culinary adventures with strange foods in the Twin Cities

    We bite into uncharted territory from testicles to urchins

  • News

    February 19, 2014

    50 things to do in the Twin Cities before you die

    Your Twin Cities bucket list from lawn bowling to parades

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    Plate or Pass: Durian

    Welcome to "Plate or Pass" a new series devoted to finding some of the strangest, most intriguing, and perhaps even disturbing foods the Twin Cities has to offer. Each week, we'll introduce you to a new ingredient, talk to local chefs who use it daily, and teach you how to prepare it on your own. Bu ... 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 20, 2013

    Zombie Pub Crawl and Glam Doll Donuts to host donut-eating contest

    Everyone knows that zombies have a palate for brains, but did you know they've also got a taste for doughnuts? Well, sort of. This year, ahead of the first-annual World Brain Eating Championships, the Zombie Pub Crawl organizers will determine some of the brain-noshing contestants by hosting a com ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2013
  • 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

    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 >>

  • 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

    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

    April 6, 2012

    The Munchies food awards include several local nominees

    The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're  judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... 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 20, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern Chef Chat with the Bizarre Foods czar, Part 2

    ​Local chef turned big-time TV star Andrew Zimmern is bringing his wildly successful Bizarre Foods home to Minneapolis. The premiere episode of this all-American season, premiering Monday on the Travel Channel at 9 p.m., features Minnesota foods.  (It's the second episode he's filmed in his h ... 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

    June 9, 2010

    Chef Chat: Lenny Russo, part 2

    ​ Today we continue our discussion with Lenny Russo (click here to read Part 1), as we learn more about his leadership style, the weirdest things he has ever eaten (think psychedelic lizards), and some of the strange request he gets over the phone (think balls).

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2009
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    February 10, 2009

    Zimmern gets sexy with naked sushi at Hell's Kitchen

    "Sexy Foods" episode guest stars LBV cocktailer Johnny Michaels, Alexis "on the sexes" McKinnis, and a pair of smoked salmon panties.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2007

    3/13 Morning Communiqué

    PA sportsclub fined for shooting at secured turkeys, the Feds sought to limit payouts to dying nuclear weapons workers, man cleare ... More >>