Globetrotting chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern’s culinary tour of Birmingham will air on the July 29 episode of his Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods America,” according to a publicist for the show.
Zimmern visited Birmingham in mid-January, and along the way, he devoured oxtails and neck bones at Eagle’s Restaurant, stewed tomatoes and succotash at Niki’s West, barbecue chicken and banana pudding at Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q, braised goat on couscous from the Shindigs Catering food truck and a pigskin noodle bowl at Hot and Hot Fish Club.
And those were just some of his stops. He also visited The Fish Market, Z’s Take Out Restaurant and Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, among other places.
The episode, titled “Birmingham: The New South,” will air at 8 p.m. CDT.
The Birmingham episode is not yet featured on the show’s website, www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/bizarre-foods.
While he was here, Zimmern told AL.com that Birmingham’s” great and vibrant food scene, great stories and great characters” are what interested him in filming an episode of the show here.
“When you are trying to explore cultures through food, I’m not sure there is a better place to do it than the American South,” he said. “And when you look at the American South, especially the Southeast, Birmingham is a city with a story that’s quite remarkable.”
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