Monday, March 23, 2015

Andrew Zimmern Visits Restaurant Gwendolyn, El Machito

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click image A little behind-the-scenes look at this weekend's Travel Channel shoot at El Machito - CHEFAZ/INSTAGRAM
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  • A little behind-the-scenes look at this weekend's Travel Channel shoot at El Machito

Update: Wednesday, March 24, 2015, 6:05 p.m. 

Bizarre Food's Andrew Zimmern confirmed via Twitter that the show is doing a San Antonio-centric episode.
 

Original post continues below. 

Looks like Mixtli wasn't the only eatery to get a visit from celeb chef Andrew Zimmern this past week. The Bizarre Foods host and adventuresome eater also spent some time at Michael Sohocki's Restaurant Gwendolyn on Saturday evening, where he took in house-made sausage, brain, blood tuille, pasta and four different ice creams, according to Sohocki.

Zimmern spent his Sunday like any good South Texan would, taking in barbacoa and Big Red at Casa Hernan with chef Johnny Hernandez, cooking up cecina and nopal salad and later making his way to Hernandez's El Machito where he watched the chef fire up his spit. 

Though I haven't been able to confirm whether these will all be tied together into one S.A.-centric episode, I'm betting footage will be drool-worthy. 

Here are a few shots Zimmern shared on his Instagram:

Asadero master Johnny Hernandez at El Machito

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Big Red and barbacoa are made for each other

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Lowering the barbacoa into the pit

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True charcuterie at Gwendolyn, where even electricity is eschewed

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Grouper

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House bacon and carrot top salad

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