Thursday, January 31, 2019

Just a reminder that Andrew Zimmern's Orlando apology episode debuts this weekend on the Travel Channel

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 1:56 PM

click to enlarge I mean, if Andrew Zimmern likes them, turkey legs can't be all bad, right? - PHOTO COURTESY WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORTS
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  • I mean, if Andrew Zimmern likes them, turkey legs can't be all bad, right?
Six months after tweeting, "You’re kinda screwed …" when it comes to dining in Orlando, "but there is some good BBQ there at 3 rivers and Ravenous Pig," food critic and television personality Andrew Zimmern will finally air his Orlando-centered episode of the Travel Channel's Zimmern List.

If you're unfamiliar with why he's airing an "apology episode,"  here's some backstory from our last article on this topic:
Last June, Zimmern's comments on Twitter set off the local restaurant community, including Orlando Weekly's food critic Faiyaz Kara, who reminded the celeb chef that Orlando is an actual city, with actual restaurants.

"We have a thriving downtown core teeming with boîtes and bars. We've got suburban enclaves full of gems in which to gorge. We've got chefs in bedroom communities who'll leave you floored by their exceptional cooking skills," vented Kara, in his piece "Hey out-of-town dumbasses, Orlando actually has great restaurants."

After a Twitter mea culpa, Zimmern later returned to Orlando to make good on trying everything the City Beautiful has to offer. (Weak, because he'd been here before and tried the Ravenous Pig, Lineage and other local highlights.)

Now, "Zimmern List: Orlando" will make its big debut on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. ET on the Travel Channel. "After getting called out on Twitter for saying 'You're kinda screwed …' in terms of where to eat in town, Andrew heads to Orlando, FL, to discover the incredibly rich food scene that's often left in the shadow of Disney World," says the episode description.

The Travel Channel hasn't released the full list of restaurants that Zimmern will feature in the episode, but you can bet your turkey legs Domu and Black Rooster will probably make an appearance.
The Zimmern List: Orlando will make its big debut on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Be sure to at least set your DVR.

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