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Dec 7, 2008 05:01 AM

Travel Channel's Man v. Food

Has anyone seen this show yet? It's really fun and I LOVE the host. With Bizarre Foods and Bourdain, it seems the Travel Channel is doing food shows better then the Food Network.

It airs Wednesdays at 10p.

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  1. I've only seen previews. Seems kind of silly in a funny way. Maybe I'll DVR it this week.

    1. I love the travel channel.My favorite is Sam Brown's shows but you are right...i see more food on it than food network!

      1. I caught the re-airing of two shows last night - Amarillo and Memphis.

        I know the hook of the show is the last segment where he (Adam Richman) takes on the food challenge. I found that part to be boring and kind of gross.

        I enjoyed the warm-up places he visited before the big challenge.
        Gus's fried chicken and the ribs at Rendevous looked great!

        I also enjoyed that Richman described the food he was eating vs us watching him eat.

        Describes the food and the flavor
        He's a chatterbox with some witty banter - Interacts very well with the restaurant staff
        Does NOT use phrases like "too legit to quit" or "that's money"

        Watching someone consume mass quantities is not appealing
        Parts of the show seemed staged - the ending Q&A segment and bits throughout the show.
        Lack of food knowledge (?) where Richman made a comment that chuck is good steak. (Really?)

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        1. re: dave_c

          Watching the Pittsburgh episode. He's eating alot of food that I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole. He's lessing annoying than Guy but that doesn't say much about his slovenly ways.

        2. I am of two minds about this. I like his energy, and he is way less obnoxious than Guy Fieri. I also like to find out about the places he visits, although the steak place in Amarillo is a Travel Channel favorite, they have been there a bunch of times, even Tony Bourdain went there.

          The shovel the food in your mouth thing is something uniquely American. i guess we are all so used to the abundance of food in this country that it takes something like consuming massive quantities of food to get our attention since we can't actually taste the food ourselves. It is still pretty disgusting to see though. You can eat 72 oz of meat looking dainty I guess.

          1. I guess I could click on his bio...but, is he a professional eater?

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            1. re: ritabwh

              I think he says he's not. I watched another episode (that I recorded) last night. After two shows, I think he is as annoying as Guy.

              1. re: Ericandblueboy

                I watched part of the one show, where he ate that four pound steak?

                It made me physically ill. They basically butterflied a roast. EWWWWWWW.

                I had to change the channel, I don't know if he finished it or not.

                It was almost as foul as those hidden valley ranch commercials and the buckets of dressing.

                1. re: Ericandblueboy

                  hard to beat Guy in the annoyance category