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Travel Channel's 'Bizarre Foods America' with Andrew Zimmern is shooting in Kentucky now

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The Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern is shooting an episode on Kentucky this week. Aided by a handsome local guide (that'd be this editor), crew members spent Saturday stopping at Louisville restaurants to determine which ones Zimmern will visit today. It's expected that segments will be recorded at three of them—including tonight's Eater Louisville Launch party at Proof on Main. The episode is slated to air in the spring.

For a segment on hip Louisville restaurants, on Saturday a producer, two cameramen and a writer scoped out and shot B roll at Garage Bar, Taco Punk, Decca, Rye, Holy Grale, Hillbilly Tea, Seviche: A Latin Restaurant and The Blind Pig. Two crew members had visited 610 Magnolia and Proof on Main earlier last week.

Zimmern arrived in Louisville on Sunday to kick off his visit with a game dinner with Edward Lee at 610 Magnolia. He and Lee are slated to chat today at Wagner's Pharmacy for an intro to that piece.

Other segments planned for Bizarre Foods America's Kentucky episode include
-touring Louisville's Bourbon Barrel Foods
-hunting and cooking with Tim Farmer, host of KET"s Kentucky Afield's and the CW's Country Cooking with Tim Farmer
-sampling mutton BBQ in Owensboro

Bizarre Foods America, which debuted in January 2012, is a spinoff of Bizarre Foods. It focuses more on cuisine that reflects its locality than on the weird (so don't expect to see Zimmern eating any penis here).

·All-New Season: Bizarre Foods America! [The Travel Channel]
·Man v. Food: Louisville [The Travel Channel]

Seviche A Latin Restaurant

1538 Bardstown Road, , KY 40205 (502) 473-8560 Visit Website

Garage Bar

700 E Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502-749-7100

Holy Grale

1034 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40204 502-459-9939

Proof On Main

702 West Main Street, , KY 40202 (502) 217-6360 Visit Website

Taco Punk

736 E. Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502-552-5478 Visit Website


812 E Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206 502-749-8128

Wagner's Pharmacy

3113 S 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40214 502-375-3800 Visit Website

The Blind Pig

1076 E Washington Street, Louisville, KY 40204 502-618-0600

610 Magnolia

610 West Magnolia Avenue, , KY 40208 (502) 636-0783 Visit Website

Hillbilly Tea

120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502-587-7350 Visit Website