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Andrew Zimmern in San Diego

hungerpane Feb 9, 2012 08:21 PM

Here's a link to Andrew Zimmern's Twitter account, in case you don't follow him. He was at Tita's and Seafood City in National City earlier today, sampling Filipino food. I wonder where else he will be going?


  1. Josh Feb 11, 2012 04:18 PM

    I have to say, I'm very impressed by the places he's hitting. Glad to see a food show rolling through SD that's not obsessing over our boring, touristy crap.

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    1. re: Josh
      Rodzilla Feb 12, 2012 10:51 PM

      I'm happy with some of the places he's hitting as well, but I didn't really expect him to end up at Searsucker or Lucha Libre :p

      I do think it's crappy if the producers acted as if they we're going to visit El Take It Easy and backed out last minute.

      1. re: Rodzilla
        DiningDiva Feb 13, 2012 06:16 AM

        Happens more than you'd think. Rick Bayless stiffed several restaurantuers in Baja Sur last spring when filming the current season of his PBS show. After making arrangements and asking for specific things he was no call/no show. Not cool

        1. re: Rodzilla
          Beach Chick Feb 13, 2012 06:53 AM

          sad, but it happens all the time.

          1. re: Rodzilla
            Josh Feb 13, 2012 07:34 AM

            I agree, but I would guess some of that has to do with planning a schedule and making sure you have enough spots lined up for a productive day of shooting. You never know when a place is going to wind up being a bust, or if you'll wind up at a place that's so interesting you wind up staying longer than you planned. It sounds like they at least informed Linkery/ETIEZ that they weren't going to be able to make it.

            1. re: Josh
              jayporter Feb 13, 2012 10:54 AM

              It's the nature of the beast with TV. We were bummed they canceled because their show brings in a lot of tourists, but the cancellation itself didn't cause any harm.

              1. re: jayporter
                Rodzilla Feb 13, 2012 08:44 PM

                That's really too bad, especially given the food you had lined up. I've always liked the looks of the regular menu, but I'm particularly drawn to the less traditional/variety cuts.

          2. re: Josh
            hungerpane Feb 14, 2012 05:01 PM

            Well said, Josh. Will be nice to see the grittier side of SD on TV, instead of the usual sun and surf scenes. Glad he even made it the Hillcrest Farmer's Market before he left.

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            stevewag23 Feb 11, 2012 11:11 AM

            How is " Tita's and Seafood City in National City"?

            1. honkman Feb 9, 2012 08:24 PM

              Georges sent twitter that they did something with him

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              1. re: honkman
                DiningDiva Feb 9, 2012 08:45 PM

                So did Tommy Gomes at Catalina Offshore

                1. re: DiningDiva
                  jmtreg Feb 10, 2012 04:48 PM

                  And the Linkery made up something for him (but he decided to go elsewhere). By the way, has anyone tried the thresher shark sausage from Catalina Offshore?

                  1. re: jmtreg
                    cstr Feb 11, 2012 05:32 PM

                    I can't see how the Linkery would be in his crosshairs, not offal enough for his taste.

                    1. re: cstr
                      Josh Feb 11, 2012 07:11 PM

                      I wouldn't agree. If you look at his Twitter feed, he's been going to places like the tortas ahogadas truck and Aqui Es Texcoco in CV. Linkery often does have offal on their menu. Not to mention things like the lardo ice cream sandwich, which totally seem up Zimmern's alley.

                      1. re: Josh
                        jayporter Feb 12, 2012 12:37 AM

                        We do offer a lot of offal, and we had a lot of stuff lined up for him: various lungs, heart, chicharron, et al., prepared with great sauces and so on. At the last minute they decided to go somewhere else, so we just worked all the food back into regular menu like we usually do. Personally I think they missed out, but I'm not a TV producer so what do I know?

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