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 with a couple of "keepers" off of Isle au Haut, Maine. 960 1280

  

Maine lobster and steamer clams with corn on the cob, onions and lemon butter. 960 1280

  

Andrew and beaver trapper David Boutaugh show the world's second largest rodent, the beaver. 960 1280

  

Andrew cooks beaver chili fireside with Kate Krukowski and her husband. 960 1280

  

Beaver chili in northern Maine. 960 1280

  

Andrew and his father, Bob Zimmern, share a bowl of clam chowder at The Porthole. 960 1280

  

Andrew and a bowl of cod and sperm chowder at Hugo's in Portland, ME. 960 1280

  

Red snapper head and tail at Masa Miyake's Food Factory in Portland, ME. 960 1280

  

Bob and Andrew Zimmern Zimmern sample a rose petal ceviche at the Bizarre Foods Deathmatch Cookoff in Casco Bay. 960 1280

  

Unlucky participants in the Bizarre Foods Deathmatch Cookoff in Casco Bay. 960 1280

  

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Andrew Zimmern with Miss West Virginia Roadkill and Miss Teen West Virginia Roadkill
Andrew Zimmern with Miss West Virginia Roadkill and Miss Teen West Virginia Roadkill

Andrew Zimmern with Miss West Virginia Roadkill and Miss Teen West Virginia Roadkill

Andrew Zimmern poses for a picture with Miss Teen West Virginia Roadkill, on the left, and Miss West Virginia Roadkill, on the right. 960 1280

  

Booth at the West Virginia Roadkill Cook-off

Booth at the West Virginia Roadkill Cook-off

Andrew stops by several booths to sample food at the West Virginia Roadkill Cook-Off. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with the Karaali family during Ramadan

Andrew Zimmern with the Karaali family during Ramadan

Andrew enjoys dessert with the Karaali family in Detroit, after the Iftar meal during Ramadan. 960 1280

  

Whole Pig on a Grill

Whole Pig on a Grill

Tasty! Andrew samples this whole pig on a grill at Kap's Wholesale meat market in Detroit. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with the Thou Family

Andrew Zimmern with the Thou Family

Andrew joins the Thou family for a traditional Cambodian dinner at their home in Lowell, MA. 960 1280

  

Andrew fishing

Andrew fishing

Andrew has fun fishing for dogfish in Marblehead, MA. 960 1280

  

Ying Xiong at St. Paul's Hmongtown Market

Ying Xiong at St. Paul's Hmongtown Market

Ying Xiong, the General Manager of Hmongtown Market, Ying Xiong, poses for a photo in St. Paul, MN. 960 1280

  

Andrew eating hotdish-on-a-stick

Andrew eating hotdish-on-a-stick

Andrew tries "hotdish-on-a-stick" at the VFW Hotdish Competition in Minneapolis, MN. 960 1280

  

Kermit Ruffins and Andrew Zimmern

Kermit Ruffins and Andrew Zimmern

Jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins whips up something in the kitchen with Andrew, before a jazz gig at Vaughan's Lounge in New Orleans. 960 1280

  

alligator at backyard cookout

alligator at backyard cookout

An entire alligator is about to be turned into lunch at a backyard cookout in Bayou Pigeon, LA. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern octopus fishing

Andrew Zimmern octopus fishing

Andrew heads out to go octopus fishing in the Atlantic near Beaufort, SC. 960 1280

  

octopus for a fresh salad

octopus for a fresh salad

All the fixings are on display and ready for a fresh octopus salad at Gault Seafood in Beaufort, SC. 960 1280

  

sushi plate

sushi plate

This yummy sushi plate, with kampachi belly, pickled mackerel, and ivory salmon, is served at Maneki Restaurant in Seattle's International District. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern eats a cow's placenta

Andrew Zimmern eats a cow's placenta

Andrew eats a fresh cow placenta at Sea Breeze Farm in Vashon, WA. Feeling a little queasy yet? 960 1280

  

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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

  

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

  

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