Texas

Andrew heads to the Lone Star State. Check out a few photos from the Texas State Fair, Johnson Space Center, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and more.

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Andrew Zimmern in Dallas

Andrew Zimmern in Dallas

Andrew Zimmern is so excited for the Rojas family’s goat stew (Birria de Chivo) that he busts out his favorite goat t-shirt. 960 1280

  

Pig on a spit in Forth Worth

Pig on a spit in Forth Worth

A pig slow-roasts on a spit in the kitchen at Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth TX. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with Chef Tim Love in Dallas

Andrew Zimmern with Chef Tim Love in Dallas

Andrew Zimmern receives a rundown from Chef Tim Love on the art of smoking meat at Woodshed Smokehouse. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern fills a bucket of beer in Dallas

Andrew Zimmern fills a bucket of beer in Dallas

Andrew Zimmern and Chicken Scratch Chef Tim Byres fill a bucket of beer that they'll use to douse (marinate) a cow head. 960 1280

  

cow head

cow head

This cow head is covered with spices before being cooked in the "ground" at Chicken Scratch. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern holds a charred cow head in Dallas

Andrew Zimmern holds a charred cow head in Dallas

Andrew Zimmern admires a charred cow head, taken straight from the pit at Chicken Scratch. 960 1280

  

barbacoa fixings

barbacoa fixings

A selection of Chef Tim Byres' barbacoa fixings rests on top of a Dutch oven at Chicken Scratch. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern eats at Odom's Bar-b-que in Dallas

Andrew Zimmern eats at Odom's Bar-b-que in Dallas

Andrew Zimmern and barbecue expert Daniel Vaughn dig into food from local icon Odom's Bar-b-que in Dallas at Daniel's favorite table: the back of his car. 960 1280

  

giant water bugs in Andrew Zimmern's hand

giant water bugs in Andrew Zimmern's hand

Andrew Zimmern holds up a pair of giant water bugs before smashing them into a Thai shrimp paste dip called nam prik kaphi. 960 1280

  

food scene of Thai nam prik kaphi, roasted giant water bugs

food scene of Thai nam prik kaphi, roasted giant water bugs

In traditional Thai nam prik kaphi, roasted giant water bugs (on right) are smashed using a mortar and pestle, then added to a paste with shrimp, lime, garlic, Thai chili and palm sugar. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at Russian Banya spa

Andrew Zimmern at Russian Banya spa

Andrew Zimmern stops by an unexpected Texas locale: the Russian Banya spa. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with Tony Goldschmid

Andrew Zimmern with Tony Goldschmid

Russian Banya owner Tony Goldschmid tries to tempt Andrew Zimmern with a traditional Russian drink. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern on a duck hunt in Houston

Andrew Zimmern on a duck hunt in Houston

Bryan Caswell, chef at Houston's Reef, and his hunting buddy, Tucker Knight, take Andrew out for his first "blast and cast," hunting in the morning and fishing in the evening. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern holding duck in Houston

Andrew Zimmern holding duck in Houston

A successful morning duck hunting on Oyster Bayou, outside of Houston. 960 1280

  

Fresh duck from Oyster Bayou

Fresh duck from Oyster Bayou

Fresh, boneless duck breasts, courtesy of Oyster Bayou. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern sorts junk fish near Houston

Andrew Zimmern sorts junk fish near Houston

Andrew and PJ Stoops, a Texas bycatch broker, sort through the junk fish most captains can't sell. 960 1280

  

Bycatch hung out to dry

Bycatch hung out to dry

Bycatch hung out to dry in PJ Stoops' backyard. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at Houston Texans game

Andrew Zimmern at Houston Texans game

A New York Giants fan sticks out like a sore thumb at a Houston Texans game. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern tailgating at Reliant Stadium

Andrew Zimmern tailgating at Reliant Stadium

Andrew meets Chris Shepherd, chef at Houston’s Underbelly, outside of Reliant Stadium for some of the best tailgate eating in the NFL. 960 1280

  

Smoked buffalo at a Texas tailgate party

Smoked buffalo at a Texas tailgate party

Chef Chris Shepherd's smoked buffalo stays juicy because he injects it with bone marrow. 960 1280

  

Beef skirt steak at Underbelly in Houston

Beef skirt steak at Underbelly in Houston

At Underbelly, chef Chris Shepherd serves wagyu beef skirt steak with sweet potato noodles and a cold-boiled egg. 960 1280

  

Roasted steerhead at Reliant Stadium tailgate

Roasted steerhead at Reliant Stadium tailgate

One of Reliant Stadium's main tailgating attractions is Pitmaker's beef barbacoa, featuring roasted steer head. 960 1280

  

Dirty rice with duck in Houston

Dirty rice with duck in Houston

Chef Bryan Caswell's dirty rice incorporates duck offal to create an explosion of flavor. 960 1280

  

crawfish, noodles, crustaceans, blue crab, houston

crawfish, noodles, crustaceans, blue crab, houston

Andrew digs into the famous Viet-Cajun crawfish at Crawfish & Noodles, a Texas-Vietnamese fusion restaurant. 960 1280

  

Viet-Cajun crawfish at Crawfish & Noodles

Viet-Cajun crawfish at Crawfish & Noodles

Each serving of blue crab and crawfish at Crawfish & Noodles is made to order, starting with live crustaceans. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern dines in Houston's Mahatma Gandhi district.

Andrew Zimmern dines in Houston's Mahatma Gandhi district.

Andrew enjoys a hearty meal with Sharan Gahunia, whose parents opened an Indian bakery, Raja Sweets, more than 25 years ago in what's now known as Houston's Mahatma Gandhi District. 960 1280

  

Fried cauliflower ar Raja Sweets in Houston

Fried cauliflower ar Raja Sweets in Houston

Fried cauliflower pieces to be soaked in curry sauce for a decadent dish found at Raja Sweets. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern goes duck hunting in Houston.

Andrew Zimmern goes duck hunting in Houston.

Andrew and Bryan Caswell, chef and owner of the Reef restaurant in Houston, search the morning skies of Galveston Bay for duck. It's what's for lunch. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern tailgates in Houston.

Andrew Zimmern tailgates in Houston.

Andrew tailgates Texas style at Reliant Stadium before a Houston Texans game. Meet his new friend -- a slow-roasted steer head. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern searches for shellfish in Hawaii.

Andrew Zimmern searches for shellfish in Hawaii.

Off the coast of Miloli’i Beach in Hawaii, Andrew and local Kyle Napeahi scour the rocks for tiny shellfish called opihi and get a taste of fresh helmet urchins. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern examines taro in Hawaii.

Andrew Zimmern examines taro in Hawaii.

Daniel Anthony pounds taro for a living. He and Andrew examine the starchy root before it is transformed into Hawaii’s traditional dish, poi. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern eats Vietnamese food in St. Louis.

Andrew Zimmern eats Vietnamese food in St. Louis.

Vietnamese cuisine is a great gateway for adventurous eating, and Andrew sampled some of the best in St. Louis at Farmhaus. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern sampled Bosnian cuisine in St. Louis.

Andrew Zimmern sampled Bosnian cuisine in St. Louis.

Grbic Restaurant in St. Louis’ Little Bosnia serves house-made cevapi, minced-beef sausages that are a staple of Bosnian cuisine. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern enjoyed grill mackerel in Providence, RI.

Andrew Zimmern enjoyed grill mackerel in Providence, RI.

While in Providence, RI, Andrew samples chef Matt Jennings’ grilled mackerel covered in a blanket of miso garlic confit sauce with fresh greens. Jennings is the owner of Farmstead. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern goes fishing in Rhode Island.

Andrew Zimmern goes fishing in Rhode Island.

Andrew goes fishing for quahogs in Potter Pond, an estuary in Matunuck, RI. The hard clams are on the menu at Matunuck Oyster Bar, owned by chef Perry Raso. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern tastes man-made meat in Providence, RI.

Andrew Zimmern tastes man-made meat in Providence, RI.

Is it monkfish or meat? The Johnson & Wales culinary program in Providence, RI, has transformed monkfish, once known as a trash fish, into something totally new through hi-tech cooking techniques. Monkfish and strips of ham are bound together with a chemical binding agent to create a new meat that doesn't exist in nature. Andrew tasted it, of course. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern stops for crawfish in Louisiana.

Andrew Zimmern stops for crawfish in Louisiana.

Steamed crawfish at Louisiana roadside seafood shack, Casanova's Seafood, in St. Bernard, LA. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern tries chef John Besh's gumbo in New Orleans.

Andrew Zimmern tries chef John Besh's gumbo in New Orleans.

Chef John Besh cooks up a mean gumbo for Andrew at one of his many restaurants, La Provence in New Orleans. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern gets a taste of the the typical BBQ plate in Birmingham, AL.

Andrew Zimmern gets a taste of the the typical BBQ plate in Birmingham, AL.

The quintessential Alabama plate of BBQ at Miss Myra’s in Vestavia Hills, AL: Hickory-smoked chicken, coleslaw, potato salad and banana pudding for dessert. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern inspects pig innerds in Birmingham, AL.

Andrew Zimmern inspects pig innerds in Birmingham, AL.

At a pig processing plant outside Birmingham, AL, Andrew watches plant worker Brian Sapp remove the liver from the "pluck" of internal pig organs. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern caught shellfish in St. Croix.

Andrew Zimmern caught shellfish in St. Croix.

Spotted trunkfish, also known as shellfish in St. Croix, caught by Andrew and Captain Thomas Daley. Andrew says the taste is unbelievable! 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern tries his hand at spear fishing in St. Croix.

Andrew Zimmern tries his hand at spear fishing in St. Croix.

Spear fishing is very popular on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, so Andrew grabs a spear to try his hand at the sport … and catch lunch! 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern tries suckling pig in Queens, NY.

Andrew Zimmern tries suckling pig in Queens, NY.

Fresh suckling pig at Muncan Meat Corp. in Queens, NY, waits to be carved up and served fresh to customers. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern and Jason Wang pull noodles in Queens, NY.

Andrew Zimmern and Jason Wang pull noodles in Queens, NY.

Andrew and Jason Wang pull traditional-style longevity noodles at Wang’s X'ian Famous Foods in Queens, NY. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern rides with cowboys in Los Angeles.

Andrew Zimmern rides with cowboys in Los Angeles.

Did you know there were cowboys in Compton? Andrew rides with an LA ranching family at Richland Farms before sitting down to a Mexican farm feast. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern takes a bite of the Whipper Burger in Los Angeles.

Andrew Zimmern takes a bite of the Whipper Burger in Los Angeles.

Too big for this picture (or your mouth): The Whipper Burger at Hawkins House of Burgers in LA is loaded with pastrami, cheese and a butterflied hot link. 960 1280