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Late last year Andrew Zimmern got a food tour through DFW with local barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn. Vaughn told us the show should run some time in April, and it turned out to be true. Dallas: Red Meat & Rattlesnakes airs tonight at 8 p.m. on the Travel Chanel.

Vaughn accompanied Zimmern to Chicken Scratch for what looks like barbacoa, and then Lockhart Smokehouse and Odom's for barbecue.

He also headed out to Fort Worth and snapped some pictures of his meal at Revolver Taco, but according to some pictures posted to the Travel Channel Website there were some additional stops that didn't make their way into Zimmern's Instagram feed.

Apparently Carrollton's Russian Banya will be featured on the episode, so if you read the review I wrote but never paid the banya a visit, tune in and have a look. One of the pictures features Zimmern sharing vodka with the tattooed Tony G and some difficult to discern dishes. That alone should make it worth checking out the show.

And because bizarre foods thrives on the squick factor, Zimmern encounters Thai nam prik kaphi at an unnamed Thai restaurant. Sorry, you haven't heard? It's roasted giant water bugs, smashed using a mortar and pestle, then added to a paste with shrimp, lime, garlic, Thai chile and palm sugar. Actually compared to grasshopper tacos it doesn't sound all that bad. As soon as I figured out which Thai restaurant is featured on the show I'm going to ... well, maybe I'll watch the episode before I make any plans.



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J_A_
J_A_

I don't think they were at a Thai restaurant, they were in someone's home right?

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

Loved the show! After he insisted to his host that he does not drink, Andrew can obviously be seen drinking water from a (larger) glass than the smaller shots of vodka his host was drinking vodka from.


All of Tim Love's BBQ as well as the BBQ from Odom's and Lockhart Smokehouse looked fantastic. Personally, I was never a fan of Cooper's style of BBQ.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

My guess is that the vodka Zimmerman drank was water, since he's a recovering addict who used to live in Lower East Side alleyways and ate rats to survive.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@Twinwillow  Right.  He never actually says on the show that he's a recovering addict, but he always gives a genteel turndown when offered a drink.  Last night, he said he was allergic.

scott.reitz
scott.reitz moderator

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz  Your avatar makes me scared.


I just assumed it was Vodka because it looked like vodka and Tony G. was pouring it. It might have been another beverage.  We'll find out tonight.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@Twinwillow  Good question.  Actually, he's very open about his dark years after graduating from Vassar.  I admire him for clawing his way back.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@Twinwillow  I just read an interview in which he denies ever having eaten rats before doing the TV show.

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