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2/19/2013

Travel Channel's Mikey Roe searches for America's best late-night eateries in new 'Feed the Beast' series

 
Plus, All-New Season of "The Dead Files" Features the Most Terrifying Investigations to Date
 
   
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BIZARRE FOODS AMERICA WITH ANDREW ZIMMERN
NEW EPISODE:  Monday, March 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
There's a bounty of new flavors in store for Andrew Zimmern when he visits Alaska's Inside Passage, including some things that may be very hard to swallow! With much of the food coming from the sea, people here make the most of the food they hunt, catch, or forage in the water. From fresh sea cucumbers, to pickled gumboots, to smoked hooligans, there are plenty of new finds and old favorites for Zimmern to try. So whether it's hunting seal with a member of Tlingkit tribe, learning to preserve fish eggs in a jar for the winter months ahead, or eating stinkheads for the first time, Zimmern is getting a whole new taste of Alaska!
 
Series Synopsis: He’s back!  Andrew Zimmern, the two-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer and culinary explorer, continues his quest across the United States exploring the bizarre foods and cultures in his own backyard.  This time, Zimmern’s adventures include sampling baked muskrat in Baltimore, deep-fried piglet testicles in Iowa and fermented fish eggs in Alaska.  
                                              
HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE
NEW EPISODE:  Monday, March 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Anthony Melchiorri heads to Jamaica to fix the many issues plaguing the Gardenia Resort.  With an untrained staff, a GM lacking confidence, and everything dirty and littered with trash, Melchiorri has a real challenge to get this island flower to bloom before it dies!
 
Series Synopsis: Hotel “fixer,” Anthony Melchiorri returns to turn struggling hotels into bustling tourist destinations.  Each episode features a hotel either not living up to its potential, or on the verge of closing.  Melchiorri assesses each property and identifies its biggest problems.  He then meets with the staff, from front desk receptionists to housekeeping to the owners themselves, to determine the key operation issues.  Joining Melchiorri on location are a variety of highly experienced designers including Blanche Garcia, Casey Noble and Alison Victoria, who will help transform key spaces in each hotel.  As in last season, Melchiorri has just days to convince the hotel staff and owners to let go of the reins, formulate a plan, revamp the hotel and re-motivate its staff.  For some hotel owners, this is their last hope.
 
ARMED & READY
NEW EPISODE: Tuesday, March 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Kevin Michael Connolly heads to Fort Benning, Georgia to see what it takes to become an Army Ranger in jump school. The regimen is tough, especially without legs, but Connolly is up for the challenge. He embarks on one of the most grueling weeks of his life, enduring physical and emotional highs and lows en route to being all he can be. Along the way, he conquers his fear of heights by traversing the historic obstacle course, completing water survival training and learning to skydive.
 
Series Synopsis: Only a handful of people can train with elite Army Rangers, scale trees with lumberjacks in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains and dive off cliffs in Hawaii.  Even fewer can do these things without legs.  But that’s never stopped Kevin Michael Connolly – an author, photographer and self-proclaimed thrill seeker that was born without legs.  Travel Channel’s new original series “Armed & Ready” follows Connolly as he creates new rigs to travel anywhere, conquer anything and push the limits of the world around him.  With his impressive arm strength, his skateboard, the help of backyard engineers and real scientists – and without a wheelchair or prosthetics – Connolly tackles adventure after adventure.  
 
FEED THE BEAST
SERIES PREMIERE - EPISODE 1:  Wednesday, March 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Mikey Roe heads to San Francisco, and what better place to start his food mission than the Mission District – home to El Farolito, a taqueria famous for their two-pound super burrito. After conquering the gigantic “Boss’s Burrito,” Roe makes a stop at Butter, a local watering hole in the SoMa district, and discovers this dive bar has a wild menu of Spaghetti-O’s, deep-fried Twinkies covered in candy, and a deep-fried sandwich. Next, it’s off to Yuet Lee in Chinatown. After hand-selecting his crab and devouring their delicious “ginger crab” dish, Roe delves into unchartered territory with another specialty of theirs: frog!  With only a few hours left until sunrise, it’s off to Grubstake, a Portuguese diner set inside a retired rail car that’s been satisfying late-night crowds since the 1920s.
SNEAK-PEEK VIDEO 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epOpag798W4&feature=youtu.be
SNEAK-PEEK VIDEO 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxJQXpHDR58&feature=youtu.be
 
SERIES PREMIERE - EPISODE 2:  Wednesday, March 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Mikey Roe heads to Austin, Texas, beginning his night on East 6th Street – the nerve center of all the late-night action in the city. After devouring delicious kimchi fries at Chi’lantro’s food cart, Roe has his sights set on Frank, home to “the ultimate trinity” of booze, bands and artisan sausages. Here, he’s introduced to the Jackalope: a custom-made antelope, rabbit and pork sausage with huckleberry compote, Sriracha aioli and cheddar cheese!  In search of true Texas barbeque, Roe then hops a cab and discovers the best late-night barbeque experience – Sam’s Barbeque.  And finally, with only a few hours left until sunrise, he heads straight to the ultimate after-show party – Magnolia Café – where the evening rush STARTS at 3:30 a.m.!
SNEAK-PEEK VIDEO 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxJQXpHDR58&feature=youtu.be
SNEAK-PEEK VIDEO 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er37Fbcyrvg&feature=youtu.be
 
Series Synopsis: They say nothing good happens after 2:00 a.m., but late-night food expert Mikey Roe will show you otherwise! After years of exploring the most extreme and delicious open-all-night food spots, Roe is taking viewers on a tour of America’s best after-hours eateries on Travel Channel’s new series, “Feed the Beast.” Hitting the streets of cities across the U.S., he reveals the hottest food scenes and must-have meals for any pre-dawn menu, whether you’re ending the night or just starting the day. Taking in the food, people and nightlife, Roe discovers a dynamic scene and flavor distinct to each location – from a gourmet hot dog shop with a hidden speakeasy in New York City and a Native American food truck in Seattle, to kimchi fries in Austin and lobster pizza in Los Angeles. Meeting with locals, chefs and patrons, he uncovers just what makes each post-midnight meal so delectable and unforgettable. And ultimately, before the sun rises, he’ll crown his favorite local fare.
 
FOOD PARADISE
NEW EPISODE: Wednesday, March 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Serving up mounds of cheesy goodness, from Cleveland's colossal triple-decker grilled cheese sandwich, to a luscious lobster-stuffed mac and cheese in New York and a fiery cheese spectacular in Chicago.
 
Series Synopsis: We're serving up hefty plates of the country's tastiest, most mouth-watering, and decadent meals. We're talking lip-smacking pizza, tasty deli entrees, boatloads of bacon, fresh seafood and finger-licking deep fried dishes – and that's only the beginning. Fantastic food is more important to many travelers than museums, hotels and souvenirs, and we've compiled all the must-see spots across the country to have a one-of-a-kind dining experience. So bring your appetite and your stretchy pants as we dive into a healthy portion of “Food Paradise!”
 
MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM
NEW EPISODE: Thursday, March 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Don Wildman travels to the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis  to examine a set of twenty-nine bound books.  Each one contains hauntingly beautiful writing that was allegedly dictated from beyond the grave.  He then heads to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.  There on display is a taxidermied body of a famous primate that once played a pivotal role in America’s earliest forays into space exploration.  Wildman then goes to the Museum of American Cocktail in New Orleans, Louisiana, where visitors can find a bottle of alcohol that is said to have caused madness, hallucinations, and a passion for violence in those who consumed it.
 
Series Synopsis:  “Mysteries at the Museum” spans the country, exploring local archives, storefront collections and the hallowed halls of stately institutions, to uncover the objects and artifacts that reveal the nation’s hidden secrets.  Museum explorer and history enthusiast Don Wildman scours a range of museums in search of extraordinary relics at the heart of tales that shock and amaze.  From Springfield, Illinois’ Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, where a rusted metal chisel was once wielded in a daring plot to steal the remains of the beloved 16th President, to the Connecticut Air and Space Museum, where a replica of a primitive plane may rewrite the history of aviation, these are a few of the sites that celebrate our nation’s distinguished past.  Through gripping interviews, rich archival footage and arresting reenactments, “Mysteries at the Museum” brings to life the amazing artifacts from the center of the nation’s most notorious crimes and scandals, unexplained encounters, bizarre inventions, and the most enthralling events of all time.
 
GHOST ADVENTURES
SPECIAL EPISODE:  Friday, March 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin examine war-torn locations filled with echoes of America's violent history. There is a unique form of shock, misery, and terror attached to any site associated with battle. When the fight is over, the suffering and distress remain in the manifestation of spirits. Some of these spirits were bold enough to summon the guys closer and bringing them to their knees. These unbelievable Ghost Adventures moments take place at the following haunted locations: Remington Arms Factory - Bridgeport, CT; Sloss Furnace - Birmingham, AL; Hales Bar Marina and Dam - Haletown, TN; Fort Chaffee - Fort Smith, AR; USS Hornet - San Francisco, CA; Execution Rocks Lighthouse - Long Island, NY; Castillo de San Marcos -St. Augustine, FL; Rocky Point Manor - Perryville, KY.
 
Series Synopsis: The "Ghost Adventures" crew — Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin — is back to investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world. The trio interviews eyewitnesses and historians at each location, arming themselves with the stories of the ghosts they later confront during their dusk-to-dawn lockdowns. Then they review and analyze their findings with some of the most-respected experts and specialists in the paranormal field. New locations include the Point Sur Lighthouse in Point Sur, California; the Black Moon Manor in Greenfield, Indiana; the Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre, Minnesota; and the Sedamsville Rectory in Cincinnati, Ohio, among others.
 
THE DEAD FILES
SEASON PREMIERE:  Friday, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
In the season four premiere, Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi head to Egg Harbor City, NJ, where one couple’s home has turned from a cozy fixer-upper into a living hell. Despite making renovations, “dark feelings” intensified and manifested into unexplained voices, shadow figures and an overwhelming sense of being watched – frightening both the couple and their five-year-old son. As the duo attempts to help the family, DiSchiavi discovers the house was previously the site of a suicide and next to a former sanatorium that saw its share of death. When Allan makes contact with the spirits, she discovers something far more dark and frightening.
 
Series Synopsis: “The Dead Files” returns for a fourth season of all-new compelling investigations, featuring the extraordinary paranormal investigative duo Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan. DiSchiavi, a retired NYPD Homicide Detective, and Allan, a medium, combine their unique skills to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted locations across the U.S. The team investigates each case from their specific area of expertise: DiSchiavi investigates the facts behind each location, interviewing eyewitnesses and local experts, and Allan channels the dead in her quest to understand what spirit activity lies within. Each investigator’s methods and findings are kept hidden from the other, in order to preserve the integrity of their findings. DiSchiavi and Allan come together only at the end, to reveal the results as they formulate into one shocking – and often terrifying – conclusion.
 
MAGIC OUTLAWS
NEW SPECIAL - EPISODE 1:  Sunday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m.
Austin, Texas is not only the capital of Texas, but home to some of the coolest, quirkiest culture in all of the Lone Star State.  From the rock bars of Sixth Street to the University of Texas Long Horns, the fun never stops in Austin. When our three magicians descend on Austin in their black convertible Cadillac, local Texans should watch out!  Whether it's Ben Seidman freaking people out at the Six Lounge, Chris Korn "shoplifting" at Swift's Attic, or David Minkin "blowing up the bar" at the historic Driskill Hotel, this is Austin like you've never seen it before!
 
NEW SPECIAL - EPISODE 2:  Sunday, March 10 at 9:30 p.m.
It's street magic meets  "The Hangover" when our three crazy magicians roll into Sin City. With the top down on their classic Caddy, their adventure begins as they explore after-dark underground Las Vegas. From Chris Korn’s kitty cat fun on Fremont Street to David Minkin's late night Bonanza Gift Shop shopping spree, no one is safe from their unique brand of edgy street magic. Then, we find ourselves in the world famous Peppermill at 3:00 a.m. to watch Ben Seidman blow people's minds!
 
Two-part Special Synopsis:  From the streets of the biggest cities to the smallest towns and rural back roads of America’s heartland, people everywhere share a common explosive emotional reaction when confronted with an unbelievable or miraculous feat of magic. Magicians, more than any other type of performer, have the uncanny ability to literally ‘freak people out’ up close and in public. In each episode of "Magic Outlaws," three world class magicians are going to travel the country, like a cross between a classic street magic show, a travel log and “The Hangover,” these incredible magicians will descend on a city or town in their convertible Cadillac and explore everything that makes this place great, giving the viewer a first-hand look into the people, places and things through the eyes of groundbreaking original street magic.
 
 
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