Video: Andrew's Top 5 for San Antonio

Andrew Zimmern counts down his favorite moments from San Antonio.
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A Successful Quail Hunt

A Successful Quail Hunt

Andrew Zimmern shows off his freshly bagged quail in Texas Hill Country. 960 1280

  

Texas Longhorns and Zebras

Texas Longhorns and Zebras

A herd of Texas longhorns and zebras roam the pastures of Koch Ranches outside San Antonio. 960 1280

  

Highlandettes of Lake Highlands High School

Highlandettes of Lake Highlands High School

Andrew and the Highlandettes of Lake Highlands High School in front of San Antonio's iconic Alamo, a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress. 960 1280

  

The Alamo

The Alamo

The Bizarre Foods film crew shoots a scene in front of the Alamo, the iconic site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. 960 1280

  

Bill Miller Bar-B-Que

Bill Miller Bar-B-Que

Andrew makes a pit stop at Bill Miller Bar-B-Que, a popular establishment in San Antonio for brisket. 960 1280

  

Cooking With Chef Johnny Hernandez

Cooking With Chef Johnny Hernandez

Andrew visits the home of chef Johnny Hernandez for some fresh grilled cecina tacos. Cecina is traditionally prepared with salt and dried by air, sun or smoking. 960 1280

  

Man's Best Friend

Man's Best Friend

Andrew meets a future quail-hunting dog in Texas Hill Country. 960 1280

  

Coturnix Quail Eggs

Coturnix Quail Eggs

Coturnix quail eggs, a Texas delicacy best sampled raw, from Diamond H Ranch. 960 1280

  

Brotherly Love at Diamond H Ranch

Brotherly Love at Diamond H Ranch

Andrew receives a kiss for luck from quail purveyor Chris Hughes at Diamond H Ranch. 960 1280

  

Beef Brain at Restaurant Gwendolyn

Beef Brain at Restaurant Gwendolyn

Andrew looks on as chef Michael Sohocki prepares ingredients for beef brain foie gras at Restaurant Gwendolyn. 960 1280

  

Meat of El Machito

Meat of El Machito

Chicken and goat skewered over an open fire at San Antonio's El Machito. 960 1280

  

Sampling Goat Innards at El Machito

Sampling Goat Innards at El Machito

Andrew prepares to sample grilled goat innards at Johnny Hernandez's restaurant El Machito. 960 1280

  

Fish for Breakfast

Fish for Breakfast

Andrew is served Amazon River fish for breakfast with the Bora tribe. 960 1280

  

Artificial Village

Artificial Village

The central building of the artificial village near Iquitos, where members of the Bora tribe perform traditional dances and sell handmade crafts. 960 1280

  

Fishing in the Amazon River

Fishing in the Amazon River

Andrew fishes with Walter Arimuya in a tributary of the Amazon River. 960 1280

  

A Bag of Frogs

A Bag of Frogs

Andrew Zimmern talking with Walter Arimuya, who holds a bag of live frogs that he's about to turn into lunch.  960 1280

  

Cooking on the Grill

Cooking on the Grill

Amazon River fish cooking on the grill, along with skewered pieces of yucca plant. 960 1280

  

A House Pet

A House Pet

A tapir, the house pet at a waterfront restaurant. 960 1280

  

Bellavista Market Skewers

Bellavista Market Skewers

Skewers of grubs cooking on the grill at Bellavista Market. 960 1280

  

Cooked Frog

Cooked Frog

Frogs in plantain leaf, cooked with fresh tomato, garlic and chilies. 960 1280

  

Snail for Sale

Snail for Sale

Andrew holds one of the giant snails for sale at Belen Market in Iquitos, Peru. 960 1280

  

Belen Market Cuisine

Belen Market Cuisine

Giant snail stew, yucca and vegetables, cooked and served at Belen Market. 960 1280

  

Selfie in Ho Chi Minh City

Selfie in Ho Chi Minh City

Just a little selfie with my unsure friend Kikki Le as we consider our next meal: rice field rat. 960 1280

  

Clearing the Rice Fields

Clearing the Rice Fields

Outside of Ho Chi Minh City, 2 rice farmers clear the land before we hunt for rice field rats. 960 1280

  

Prized Possession

Prized Possession

One of the rice farmers, just outside of Ho Chi Minh City, is showing off his catch. 960 1280

  

Rat Meat on the Grill

Rat Meat on the Grill

This grill might look rudimentary, but it definitely gets the job done. That lemongrass spear isn't just a garnish - it's the tool used to baste the rat meat. 960 1280

  

Pig Brain Soup

Pig Brain Soup

This fresh pig brain soup was being sold right on the street by one of Ho Chi Minh City's ubiquitous vendors. 960 1280

  

Fresh Fish from the Mekong Delta

Fresh Fish from the Mekong Delta

These dried fresh fish from the Mekong Delta are being sold at Ba Chieu Market. Impressed by how perfect each little fish was prepped, cleaned and presented for sale. 960 1280

  

The Old & New Ho Chi Minh City

The Old & New Ho Chi Minh City

The old meets the new as a soaring skyscraper takes over the Ho Chi Minh City skyline. 960 1280

  

Bahn da Lon

Bahn da Lon

My new friend Sinh Nguyen's favorite food is bahn da lon, a sweet treat made from mung bean paste, rice flour, coconut milk and sugar. 960 1280

  

Herbs & Spices at Cho Ben Thanh Market

Herbs & Spices at Cho Ben Thanh Market

Cho Ben Thanh Market is a one-stop shop. You can find virtually anything you need including dozens and dozens of dry goods like these herbs and spices 960 1280

  

Breakfast Rolls at Ba Chieu Market

Breakfast Rolls at Ba Chieu Market

The French influence lives on in Ho Chi Minh City with these perfectly crafted breakfast rolls sold outside Ba Chieu Market. 960 1280

  

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  • Third Coast
    Forget about the East and West Coasts; visit the Third Coast with Andrew and explore the unsung Gulf Shore by hunting wild hogs and bow-fishing stingrays. Andrew samples swamp fare like pan-fried duck testicles, gizzard gumbo and a river rat stew.
    Monday July 27
    11pm | 10c
  • Seattle
    Andrew visits Seattle, where the food scene is a contrast of high-tech sophistication and rugged simplicity. He’s an eyewitness to how complicated gadgets create brand-new tastes, and he visits an all-natural farm to eat cow placenta.
    Tuesday July 28
    1am | 12c
  • Third Coast
    Forget about the East and West Coasts; visit the Third Coast with Andrew and explore the unsung Gulf Shore by hunting wild hogs and bow-fishing stingrays. Andrew samples swamp fare like pan-fried duck testicles, gizzard gumbo and a river rat stew.
    Tuesday July 28
    2am | 1c
  • Queens, NY
    With a menu that includes a Tibetan soup with yak, a Pakistani dish with goat offal and a chicken blood pancake, Andrew finds that a trip to Queens, NY, is just as good as a trip around the globe!
    Tuesday July 28
    3am | 2c
  • Taipei: Stinky Tofu and Iron Eggs
    Andrew Zimmern hits the food mecca of Taipei. He faces down stinky tofu in a mountainside factory, learns the secret to turning eggs into hard-as-iron street food, and masters pulling the longest and strongest noodles.
    Tuesday July 28
    4pm | 3c
  • Gulf Coast
    Andrew takes a slow drive across America's Gulf Coast in hopes of filling up on everything from pig guts to water rodents and raccoons. It's a journey filled with soul, seasoned with Cajun favorites and scooped up with a few servings of classic Creole creations.
    Tuesday July 28
    6pm | 5c
  • Eastern Australia
    Tuesday July 28
    7pm | 6c
  • Jamaica
    Andrew goes to Jamaica, where the food is as distinctive as the island’s famous reggae music. He experiences the true flavor of this tropical paradise through traditional cuisine, street food in Kingston and all-natural Rastafarian food made in the jungle.
    Tuesday July 28
    11pm | 10c
  • Jamaica
    Andrew goes to Jamaica, where the food is as distinctive as the island’s famous reggae music. He experiences the true flavor of this tropical paradise through traditional cuisine, street food in Kingston and all-natural Rastafarian food made in the jungle.
    Wednesday July 29
    2am | 1c
  • Arizona
    Andrew uncovers unique food traditions in the great state of Arizona, where the spirit of the Wild West still lives strong today. From native traditions of the Navajo to the New Agers' approach to food, this state offers an abundance of bizarre foods.
    Wednesday July 29
    4pm | 3c
  • Dubai: Carp, Camel and Cocoons
    Andrew Zimmern heads to gleaming and gritty Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. He learns the secrets to milking camels, fermenting fish in the desert sun, making musical organ-meat mush, and finding manna from heaven at the spice market.
    Wednesday July 29
    5pm | 4c
  • Charleston
    Andrew goes beyond the plantation tours to explore the food scene in Charleston. This is one trip through South Carolina you won’t want to miss. Andrew tastes the world’s greatest BBQ; takes an unforgettable journey on a clamming boat; and much more!
    Sunday August 2
    2pm | 1c
  • Vancouver: Box Crabs & Bull Kelp
    Whether it's from the land or the sea, Andrew Zimmern finds that Vancouver has an abundance of fresh food. His discoveries include box crab and bull kelp, blood sausage made with pig heads, and a look behind the scenes at a tuna cannery.
    Sunday August 2
    3pm | 2c
  • Twin Cities
    It's Midwestern comfort food with a twist when Andrew makes the rounds to some of his favorite food spots in the Twin Cities, his adopted hometown.
    Monday August 3
    12am | 11c
  • The Other Florida
    Andrew goes deep into the interior of Florida and discovers that Florida is a lot more than its beaches and amusement parks. From its traditional Native American foods like water turtle roasted in the shell, to smoked armadillo and frog legs, Florida offers Andrew a taste of its rural side.
    Monday August 3
    1pm | 12c
  • Nashville: Crane Meat & Pigeon Feet
    Andrew Zimmern visits Nashville, where he gets a taste of the city's most iconic foods. From classics like hot chicken and dry ribs to grilled Sandhill crane, Andrew finds flavors both old and new in Music City USA.
    Monday August 3
    2pm | 1c
  • New York
    In this episode, instead of crisscrossing the globe in search of authenticity, Andrew decides to head to his hometown – New York City. He makes food stops in Chinatown, Brighton Beach and Red Hook, where he meets up with Anthony Bourdain to swap travel stories.
    Monday August 3
    4pm | 3c
  • Uganda
    Andrew travels to Uganda, known as the pearl of Africa, where the people are friendly and the food is simple. He hunts for a fish that lives on land, harvests flying ants, and sinks his teeth into the meat of a sugar cane rat.
    Monday August 3
    6pm | 5c
  • Louisville, KY
    Andrew finds the pioneer spirit still going strong in Louisville, KY, when he tastes its unique foods, like barbequed sheep meat, pork brain sandwiches and burgoo, a hunter's stew made with squirrel.
    Monday August 3
    7pm | 6c
  • Premiere
    Boston
    Andrew makes a visit to Boston, the city where American independence got its start and where people are still doing things their way, especially when it comes to the food. The city is known for its traditional fare, but it's also become a breeding ground for new, exciting food trends. From sliced pig's head in the city's north end to tripe salad and toasted silkworms with a Cambodian family in the suburbs, to learning how to turn sausage into a power in a Harvard classroom, Andrew gets a taste of old traditions and modern innovation as he samples the food in Boston.
    Monday August 3
    8pm | 7c
  • San Diego
    Andrew Zimmern is in San Diego, CA, for wild vegetables and wild animals, Andrew gets a taste of the unexpected -- whether it's foraging for food along the seashore, a traditional Aztec barbecue in a backyard, or feeding sea lions at the zoo.
    Monday August 3
    10pm | 9c
  • Premiere
    Denver
    Denver may be a modern city, but Andrew finds out that you can still get a taste of the Wild West in the food! From ancient hunting methods like falconry, to immigrants cooking traditional foods with American twists, to an Adventurous Eater's Club with people open to tasting just about anything, the pioneer spirit is still strong when it comes to eating in the Mile High City. So whether it's deep fried Rocky Mountain oysters in a biker bar, pheasant cooked over an open flame, or ant larvae beignets in a fine restaurant, Denver is a goldmine of flavors from both yesterday and today!
    Monday August 3
    11pm | 10c
  • San Diego
    Andrew Zimmern is in San Diego, CA, for wild vegetables and wild animals, Andrew gets a taste of the unexpected -- whether it's foraging for food along the seashore, a traditional Aztec barbecue in a backyard, or feeding sea lions at the zoo.
    Tuesday August 4
    1am | 12c
  • Denver
    Denver may be a modern city, but Andrew finds out that you can still get a taste of the Wild West in the food! From ancient hunting methods like falconry, to immigrants cooking traditional foods with American twists, to an Adventurous Eater's Club with people open to tasting just about anything, the pioneer spirit is still strong when it comes to eating in the Mile High City. So whether it's deep fried Rocky Mountain oysters in a biker bar, pheasant cooked over an open flame, or ant larvae beignets in a fine restaurant, Denver is a goldmine of flavors from both yesterday and today!
    Tuesday August 4
    2am | 1c
  • Boston
    Andrew makes a visit to Boston, the city where American independence got its start and where people are still doing things their way, especially when it comes to the food. The city is known for its traditional fare, but it's also become a breeding ground for new, exciting food trends. From sliced pig's head in the city's north end to tripe salad and toasted silkworms with a Cambodian family in the suburbs, to learning how to turn sausage into a power in a Harvard classroom, Andrew gets a taste of old traditions and modern innovation as he samples the food in Boston.
    Tuesday August 4
    3am | 2c
  • Hawaii's Big Island: Eyeballs and Abalone
    Andrew Zimmern heads to Hawaii's Big Island, far from the tourist-filled beaches. He pulls huge freshwater prawns out of hidden streams, harvests abalone from an aquaculture farm, and feasts on tuna eyeballs at a local grocery store.
    Tuesday August 4
    4pm | 3c

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