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Andrew Zimmern coming to the Count Basie Theater on August 1, 2014

I always am looking for something different in food, and I have to admit to lovingly WATCHING (but not always convinced I'd actually try) Andrew Zimmern eating all those things he does!

He's coming to the Count Basie Theater, and tickets are on sale now. I've got mine!

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  1. We will be there too. I wonder what he will be doing...

    1. ooh so glad you posted this! I was thinking about getting tickets but... I don't know? What is he going to do eat on stage??? I enjoy watching his show but I also like Anthony Bourdain. I don't know why either of them would be better in person. However, I also love Kenny G music and that was my first live show, and since then I am addicted to seeing musicians that I enjoy play. Is it them with food? Please tell me why you bought tickets. I want to go, I think...?

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      1. re: EL7

        Lol! I wish I knew why I am going, except to say that a nice early dinner at Via45 followed by some entertainment (whatever that may be) at CBT sounds good to me.

        1. re: EL7

          I'm going because I find his perspective on food interesting. He's got an open mind, and he's able to articulate what the food tastes like to him.

          He seems like a fun person, and I always enjoy his perspective on the food and the cultures he visits. So I'm not expecting him to eat anything, but talk about his experiences.

        2. I went to one of these with two actors from Modern Family. It was fun and unique. They just told stories about their history and some "insider" information on the show, and took plenty of questions from the audience. It wasn't so much a show, but more of a "get to know the actors" thing.

          Not sure if this is the same sort of set-up or not, but the listing doesn't say hes actually going to be eating anything.

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          1. re: coldsolderjoint

            Oh come on............you're not going to say which two actors? I know the show has been on a while but I just recently got turned on to it and it has quickly become one of my favorite shows. How long ago was this?

            1. re: jrvedivici

              It was the two who play Mitchell and Cam. About a month or two, probably?

              1. re: MichelleM131

                One of my friends went to that...she loved it!

            2. re: coldsolderjoint

              Were you the guy hooting in the front row???

              1. re: hcentro

                Lol, no, didn't get there in enough time to get hammered before hand.

                We got balcony tickets to one side and had the row to ourselves.

                Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson

            3. Whether it's Bourdain or Zimmern, I genuinely have a hard time understanding why people would pay to see them talk...

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              1. re: joonjoon

                Thank you joonjoon, especially if Zimmern starts spewing his liberal bullcrap.

                1. re: jsfein

                  I was the guy in the nice suit in the front row who artfully avoided eating crickets or squirrel. We thought he was literate and interesting as he spoke about culture and people more than food. then he started cooking and passing his food to the audience. I'd rather he just spoke more.

                  I also thought the way they handled the meet n greet for premium seat holders was horrible as they just randomly picked a side for us to line up on. First to buy tickets and then we would have been almost last out of about 100 people. We left.

                  Oh - foodwise, Via 45 was a nice meal before the show as always and a quick stop at Antoinette for a teeny sweet was perfect.

                  1. re: seal

                    We were there also. I happened to win free tickets on Facebook, so we were in the back, but the theater was less than half full on the bottom, so the ushers told us we could move up to good seats.

                    I also thought his presentation was great and the way he justified his beliefs is hard to argue with.

                    I really wanted to try that squirrel.

                    I was on the cricket side of the theater, but by the time the plate got back to us, they had run out of forks, so people where just picking them out with their fingers, and I didn't want any after I saw that.

                    Did you happen to try the fried worm cupcakes in the lobby?

                    My wife and I did.

                    For real food, we went to Buona Sera for a fine Italian Meal before the show, and we had a cupcake from Cupcake Magician.

                    1. re: coldsolderjoint

                      Nope, we missed the cupcakes. We were upset with the end so we just left and didn't even glance at all the stuff in the lobby. Would've liked to get a pic to post for my business but, what are you gonna do?

                      1. re: seal

                        Here's the cupcake with the fried worms on it.