Andrew Zimmern coming to the Count Basie Theater on August 1, 2014
- Heidi cooks and bakes May 2, 2014 09:33 AM
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!
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...?
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.
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.
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.
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.