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 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

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

  

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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 sits down to eat with the Bonneau family and employees of Countryside Family Farm in Bastrop, TX, about 30 miles southeast of Austin

Andrew Zimmern sits down to eat with the Bonneau family and employees of Countryside Family Farm in Bastrop, TX, about 30 miles southeast of Austin

Andrew Zimmern sits down to eat with the Bonneau family and employees of Countryside Family Farm in Bastrop, TX, about 30 miles southeast of Austin. 960 1280

  

Sebastien Bonneu plucks a pigeon for dinner at his farm outside of Austin

Sebastien Bonneu plucks a pigeon for dinner at his farm outside of Austin

Sebastien Bonneu plucks a pigeon for dinner at his farm outside of Austin. 960 1280

  

Smitty's Pit boss John Fullilove and Andrew Zimmern look on as a Smitty's employee checks meat on a barbecue smoker

Smitty's Pit boss John Fullilove and Andrew Zimmern look on as a Smitty's employee checks meat on a barbecue smoker

Smitty's Pit boss John Fullilove and Andrew Zimmern look on as a Smitty's employee checks meat on a barbecue smoker. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern's bacon-wrapped jalapenos are stuffed with bits of venison kidney, liver and heart

Andrew Zimmern's bacon-wrapped jalapenos are stuffed with bits of venison kidney, liver and heart

Andrew Zimmern's bacon-wrapped jalapenos are stuffed with bits of venison kidney, liver and heart. 960 1280

  

Andrew poses for a quick shot in the dining room at Lamberts

Andrew poses for a quick shot in the dining room at Lamberts

Andrew poses for a quick shot in the dining room at Lamberts. 960 1280

  

Venison heart tartare with egg confit at Foreign & Domestic restaurant

Venison heart tartare with egg confit at Foreign & Domestic restaurant

Venison heart tartare with egg confit at Foreign & Domestic restaurant. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern talks with Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic, while Austin nightclub entrepreneur Bridget Dunlap looks on

Andrew Zimmern talks with Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic, while Austin nightclub entrepreneur Bridget Dunlap looks on

Andrew Zimmern talks with Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic, while Austin nightclub entrepreneur Bridget Dunlap looks on. 960 1280

  

Pigs' brains and huckleberries at Foreign & Domestic in Austin.

Pigs' brains and huckleberries at Foreign & Domestic in Austin.

Pigs' brains and huckleberries at Foreign & Domestic in Austin. 960 1280

  

Ox tongue sliders at Contigo Austin restaurant

Ox tongue sliders at Contigo Austin restaurant

Ox tongue sliders at Contigo Austin restaurant. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern takes target practice before a hunt at the Broken Arrow Ranch

Andrew Zimmern takes target practice before a hunt at the Broken Arrow Ranch

Andrew Zimmern takes target practice before a hunt at the Broken Arrow Ranch. 960 1280

  

The Bizarre Foods crew shoots Andrew Zimmern outside the Pig Vicious food trailer

The Bizarre Foods crew shoots Andrew Zimmern outside the Pig Vicious food trailer

The Bizarre Foods crew shoots Andrew Zimmern outside the Pig Vicious food trailer. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern orders a Mother Clucker (fried chicken strip with honey butter) and Cherry Bombs (glazed cherry topped holes, cinnamon, sugar and cake mix topping) from Gourdough’s trailer in Austin.

Andrew Zimmern orders a Mother Clucker (fried chicken strip with honey butter) and Cherry Bombs (glazed cherry topped holes, cinnamon, sugar and cake mix topping) from Gourdough’s trailer in Austin.

Andrew Zimmern orders a Mother Clucker (fried chicken strip with honey butter) and Cherry Bombs (glazed cherry topped holes, cinnamon, sugar and cake mix topping) from Gourdough’s trailer in Austin. 960 1280

  

Roasted quail at a farm lunch at Broken Arrow Ranch

Roasted quail at a farm lunch at Broken Arrow Ranch

Roasted quail at a farm lunch at Broken Arrow Ranch. 960 1280

  

Peanut butter monkey pig sandwich, sausage mac and cheese, and a bacon shake at Pig Vicious food truck.

Peanut butter monkey pig sandwich, sausage mac and cheese, and a bacon shake at Pig Vicious food truck.

Peanut butter monkey pig sandwich, sausage mac and cheese, and a bacon shake at Pig Vicious food truck. 960 1280

  

Cherry Bombs from Gourdough’s

Cherry Bombs from Gourdough’s

Cherry Bombs from Gourdough's. 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