Andrew is in the nation's capital where he samples the unexpected: Blackened snakehead sandwiches, peanut butter with foie gras, scrapple at a neighborhood grill, and savory dishes from food trucks.
Andrew Zimmern digs into an out-of-this-world, delicious chili dog at Ben's Chili Bowl on DC's famous U Street.
Going back in time, Andrew visits America Eats Tavern, a pop-restaurant that was organized by restaurateur and chef Jose Andres and ended its year-long run on July 4, 2012. Andrew tried the vermicelli and parmesan pudding (circa 1802 Philadelphia), a forerunner to today's macaroni and cheese.
Andrew inspects a garfish at ProFish, a seafood distributor in DC.
Come lunchtime, Andrew tries a Potomac River staple: snakehead. The snakehead is caught, cleaned, prepped and then distributed for sale at ProFish seafood distributor.
Andrew talks snakeheads and more while sampling a crispy snakehead with Thai curry sauce at The Source restaurant.
The raw, freshly caught snakehead in "all its glory" as it's prepped for selling and eating.
Tea-smoked snakehead with squid-flavored, crispy tofu skin at The Source restaurant.
Jose Andres drinking beer in a traditional Spanish way next to Andrew at Jaleo restaurant.
Andrew assists in harvesting greens at Common Good City Farm in DC's LeDroit Park.
Kosher soul rolls at Common Good City Farm, an urban farm for low-income residents in DC.
Andrew samples a blackened snakehead sandwich made with fresh-caught snakehead on the Potomac River.
Andrew takes in another side of Washington, DC, at Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
Salvadoran pupusas at La Chiquita restaurant in nearby Takoma Park, MD.
Andrew and chef Jose Andres share a giant pan of paella, a traditional Spanish dish of meat, rice and sauce, at Jaleo.