If there's one thing we love here in the Twin Cities, it's our burgers. With several restaurants touting their own "perfect" variations on the classic sandwich, it's about time somebody set up a Thunderdome-style competition to see who really does have burger bragging rights. The Sanneh Foundation, ... More >>
Another day, another national ranking for the Twin Cities food scene. This time, restaurant app Urbanspoon has released its list of the most popular fine dining establishments in the country, and several Twin Cities favorites -- the Oceanaire Seafood Room, Manny's Steakhouse, and Meritage -- made th ... More >>
It appears as though Minneapolis's legendary cheese-stuffed burger is making mouths water on the national stage yet again. The Travel Channel has named the 5-8 Club number one on its newest list of places to chow down in the United States. On a show called Chowdown Countdown, now in its second ... More >>
Yesterday, TIME Magazine put out a list of what it considers to be the top 17 most influential burgers of all time and the Jucy Lucy, a Minneapolis-perfected phenomenon, comes in at number 10. The people at TIME interviewed "burger historians and experts" to compose the list of the burgers they beli ... More >>
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 >>
"A lot of people have never even heard of arepas, but people really received them well," says Birk Stefan Grudem, co-owner of Hola Arepa. "We still get people coming up and asking, 'What is that? Is it spicy?' And then they taste them and they like them. I love that!" See Also: Hola Arepa on ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Your healthy alternative to the typical deep-fried fair.Save the date: The Midwest's largest organic food fest, the Kickapoo Country Fair, will take place on Saturday, July 30, in La Farge, Wisconsin. Event organizers from Organic Valley foods have recruited two keynote speakers with promin ... More >>
Travel ChannelWatch Zimmern eat bizarre foods and help the homelessAndrew 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 >>
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 >>
The Travel Channel thinks Punch is among the world's best!Andrew Zimmern took a break from kung fu fighting to name his hometown Punch Pizza his world fave on the following Travel Chanel segment. To celebrate, Punch is offering pizzas on Tuesday for just $3 a pop. Get the coupon and watch the vi ... More >>
The 5-8 ClubThe Juicy Lucy, which some argue is a religious experience, features molten cheese surrounded by hamburger cooked to perfection placed on a whiter than white bun.The 5-8 Club has declared November as Juicy Lucy month, and to celebrate they're giving away free Juicy Lucys from 4:30 to ... More >>
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 >>
A.J. OlmscheidToday we return with the second part of our chef chat with Piccolo's Doug Flicker. Piccolo's "'mini-entrees" won the praise of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain when he visited the restaurant for the "Heartland" episode of his Travel Channel show, No Reservations, which aired in July. ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidDoug Flicker, owner of the six-month-old restaurant Piccolo, sounds like a chef you wouldn't expect to see on television. He started working as a cook, he says, "because I didn't want to deal with going out on weekends." He says he's still more comfortable in the kitchen than ch ... More >>
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 >>
Less than two months after filming in the snow, "Food Wars: Ju(i)cy Lucy" airs tonight on the Travel Channel.
While Chinese figure skaters and the Flying Tomato were wooing us this week, we wrote about wine, coffee, meat, and more meat.
Watch video clips from Travel Channel's visit to Cardinal Tavern.
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Andrew Zimmern takes on Wisconsin in tonight's episode of "Bizarre World."
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For the premiere of his new show "Bizarre World," Andrew Zimmern travels to Cuba and eats tree rats.
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"Sexy Foods" episode guest stars LBV cocktailer Johnny Michaels, Alexis "on the sexes" McKinnis, and a pair of smoked salmon panties.
Adam Richman and crew came to the Twin Cities to eat meat. Lots and lots of meat.
Twin Cities Man v. Food episode appears to be back on the table.
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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TV's new chef-chic aesthetic isn't just for foodies
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