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Chuey Martinez brings “All You Can Meat” to Travel Channel

Meat. It’s a word that insires passion in many directions. Some are against it. Some can’t get enough of it. And then there are people like Chuey Martinez, for whom it’s virtually a way of life. Martinez, radio DJ and host of ESPN’s Born & Raised series, has let his love for meat take him all over the country, and en route, he’s come up with a six-part series for Travel Channel called All You Can Meat, premiering — with two back-to-back episodes — Aug. 12 at 10pm, before moving to its regular timeslot at 9pm on Aug. 19. In […]

Family

Adam Richman seeks out America’s best sandwich

Adam Richman’s face is mere inches away from a toaster oven in the bustling kitchen of Kroll’s West, the 70-year-old, go-to food spot for Green Bay Packer fans and “butter burger” lovers that sits in the shadow of the legendary Lambeau Field. But it’s not the burger he’s after on this late April afternoon — it’s the beloved Wisconsin eatery’s prime rib sandwich, a beefy monstrosity accented with a mélange of peppers and onions and a cup of rich au jus. As Cheryl Dorner, the folksy restaurant’s charming manager — and Richman’s costar for this segment of his new Travel […]

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Anthony Bourdain bolting from Travel Channel to CNN

“As long as it’s interesting, then I’ll keep doing it. But the minute it becomes a job, I will stop.” — Anthony Bourdain, on continuing his work on Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations It wasn’t much more than a month ago that Anthony Bourdain was talking with great satisfaction about the launch of Season 8 of his signature series for Travel Channel, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. He may not be stopping, but Bourdain will be changing venues. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the renowned chef, restaurateur and acerbic travel writer will be leaving Travel Channel for — hopefully — […]

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Food TV

“Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America” — the sandwich list!

In June, Man v. Food guy Adam Richman will bring his newest gustatory adventure, Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America, to Travel Channel. The series features the enormously popular food and travel expert traversing the nation in search of “the best thing on sliced bread since sliced bread”  — based on his own experiences and the recommendations of  famous friends. Dividing the country into ten regions, Richman will chose each area’s champ from a field of three, throw in a pair of wild card entries with the help of his fans  — then crown one superb sammie “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in […]

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Anthony Bourdain is back for “No Reservations” Season 8

If there’s one thing you can say about doing a travel series, it’s that it’s never very routine. After seven seasons of wandering the globe in search of new and glorious epicurean adventures, Anthony Bourdain still finds it an exhilarating learning experience everywhere he and his crew go while shooting Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations for Travel Channel. Season 8 begins Monday, April 9 at 9pm ET/PT, and for its ever-colorful host — who also hosts The Layover on Travel Channel — the ride just keeps getting more interesting. “A lot of surprises this time out. By that I mean, surprising to me,” […]

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“Baggage Battles” dynamic duo Laurence and Sally Martin talk the thrill of the find

If you just returned from a trip but your luggage did not, somebody may be claiming new ownership of your stuff right now. And it’s perfectly legal. Travel Channel’s newest reality extravaganza, Baggage Battles, lets you tag along with four “auction specialists” who’ve made a tidy living purchasing unclaimed baggage at sales and reselling the contents in their thrift and specialty stores. Trash-talking New Yorker Mark Meyer still lives with his folks, but has an eye for a buy that belies his 25 years. Dashing Billy Leroy — owner of the Big Apple’s iconic Billy’s Antiques & Props — talks […]

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When hotels go wrong, “Hotel Impossible” puts things right

Anthony Melchiorri doesn’t mess around when it comes to hotels. He’s been all over the world and worked in the hotel industry for more than 20 years, and after all of that time, he knows how to spot what’s wrong with a hotel from the second he walks in. He also knows how to put it right. And that’s what he does in his new series for Travel Channel. Hotel Impossible premieres Monday, April 9 at 10pm ET/PT, and has Melchiorri taking charge of situations in the independent boutique hotels and resorts that commission him. And he’s not always Mr. […]

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Lifestyle

What happens to unclaimed and lost luggage? Travel Channel shows us in “Baggage Battles”

People who travel and check bags regularly are probably most familiar with witnessing this unclaimed luggage phenomenon. You know — those bags that circle the luggage carousel again and again and never get claimed, where eventually an airport worker hauls it off to some mysterious closet or office. Apparently unclaimed luggage is more frequent than one would imagine, as Travel Channel turns its cameras on what they deem a “very profitable business of bidding, buying and reselling unclaimed property” in their new original series Baggage Battles. Baggage Battles debuts on Travel Channel on Wednesday, April 11 at 10pm ET/PT with […]

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Food TV

Andrew Zimmern seeks out “Bizarre Foods America”

Since his first hourlong Bizarre Foods special in 2006, Andrew Zimmern — James Beard Award-winning chef, journalist and natural-born storyteller — has been taking television audiences around the globe to sample exotic (and sometimes icky) tastes and intriguing cultures. Beginning Monday, Jan. 23, Zimmern will devote a new season of his Bizarre Foods series to the curious cuisine of the country he says intrigues Americans more than any other — America. We spoke with Zimmern about Bizarre Foods America and his enduring quest to educate his audience about the universal language of food — and why he feels compelled to […]

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Lifestyle

“The Layover” offers Anthony Bourdain’s practical advice for stuck travelers

It happens. You’re trying to get a cheap flight to Dubai, but the best connecting flight has you stuck in Rome for a day or two. Or maybe Paris. Or wherever. You have 24 hours — where do you go to make the most of it? You don’t have enough time to really take it in. Even trying to get the highlights will stress you out. So why not find the best place you can to sit down with the locals, take in some local culture, maybe some conversation and definitely some truly great food? Anthony Bourdain can help with […]