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Aug 24, 2011 12:24 AM

Andrew Zimmern in Boston filming Bizarre Foods episode

According to his twitter, he has visited and plans to visit the following:


Simply Khmer

North End:

Maria's Pastry
Panino Express
Modern Pastry
Salumeria Italiana
Daily Catch


Meal with Chef from 5 Corners Kitchen

He also mentioned Coppa and Oya.

Any other rumors as to where he will be visiting?

Maria's Pastry Shop
46 Cross St, Boston, MA 02129

Salumeria Italiana
151 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109

Modern Pastry
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA

Daily Catch
323 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113

253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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  1. Are we sure this is for Bizarre foods and not his new, more travel oriented show.

    Never mind what a boring list.

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    1. re: StriperGuy

      Seems like Bizarre Foods has taken on a lighter tone recently anyways. Less shocking foods than in the past.

      Montreal episode for example he visited Schwartz's, Fairmont Bagel, La Banquise...hardly Bizarre foods there.

      Either way only first day was spent in the North End, hopefully it picks up in the coming days.

      1. re: Matt H

        I guess there are only so many different kinds of truly bizarre foods, and he's probably done shows on most of them, so maybe they're running out of ideas...

        1. re: cttsplus3

          Too true, that occurred to me watching his show; that he was going to run out of whacky stuff sooner rather than later.

          1. re: StriperGuy

            How many times can you suck the puss out of the same grub???

    2. He is also coming to Lowell next week for Bizarre Foods. He is scheduled to visit the Cambodian restaurant Simply Khmer and eat at at a Cambodian family's home. This was posted in the Lowell Sun as a definite earlier this week.

      1. Repugnant food TV personality, stupid gimmick that has already run out of steam.

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          Repugnant? That's a little harsh. He's trying to make a food-based living, just like you. Well, except he has a much larger audience.

          1. re: ChocolateMilkshake

            Yeah I don't find him THAT objectionable. A bit of a doofus is all.

            1. re: ChocolateMilkshake

              Food writing is a hobby, not how I make my living, though I do get paid for it. You are welcome to like him.


            2. re: MC Slim JB

              I couldn't stand him at first either....until this season. His Jamaica and Montreal episodes where done very well IMO. He really captured what Jamaican cuisine was all about (unlike basically anyone else on TV) and for that reason I gave him another look.

              1. re: MC Slim JB

                I wasn't a fan, but he has come into his own, and I am now. I think his original stuff was in your words 'repugnant' but he has come into his own.

                He really doesn't suck as much as you think he does. As a food writer, you owe it to yourself to take another look. He has come a long way from sucking bug heads and eating larvae.

                1. re: Bellachefa

                  I'll give the show another look. I'm not usually one to watch a show for five or six seasons waiting for it to get good, especially food TV, very little of which I have any use for.


                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                    Honestly, I haven't watched any recent episodes, but had come to the realization a year or two ago, he is actually not the complete putz I thought he was. He did a Maine show with Linda Greenlaw and a group of bizarre foodies that was excellent. He brought his Dad. Take a few to look at the segments. If you can't stand him still, then there it is.



                    That's just two of the 6 parts, you should watch them all before the jury is let out again.

                2. re: MC Slim JB

                  I find him far more intelligent, personable, and affable than Tony Bourdain or Guy Fieri.

                  1. re: Boston_Otter

                    Hey! After seeing Tony visit a country, you'd might as well have been there! A perfect combination of food & culture in every show!

                  2. re: MC Slim JB

                    I'd certainly be interested in seeing what he's going to try to use, from Boston, to gross people out. There's not a ton in the north end that could be all that weird, right? Maybe eat a monkfish face?

                    Hate the show though. He's obviously a smart guy that's genuinely interested in other cultures, but that's not what the show is 'really' about. It's primarily exploiting the more 'weird' and 'exotic' aspects of the perfectly respectable yet more unique eating habits of other cultures to get a cheap gross-out reaction from unfamiliar people under the extraordinarily thin veil of cross-cultural education. Most (though not all) of the people that I've encountered that are fans of the show will vehemently defend his show as educational. I might agree if I hear more comments like "Hey! Did you see the latest Bizarre Foods? Andrew Zimmern totally exposed me to some FASCINATING cultural nuances of the XYZ tribe by comparing some of the most heavily contrasting parts of our eating habits," rather than "Hey! Did you see the latest Bizarre Foods? Andrew Zimmern totally ate a ground fermented beetle egg omelete! Gross!"

                    Even if there are a handful of people out there that are getting something out of it, for most people, it just reenforces their believe that the rest of the world is gross and weird.

                    Edit: Grammar

                    1. re: MC Slim JB

                      hardly repugnant as a person but not worth watching; why watch someone eat something that is gross?

                    2. Appears he will be in Duxbury as well to check out Island Creek.