The unique culinary tastes of Baltimore are making a comeback on cable television.
The Sun reports famed world-traveling chef Andrew Zimmern’s show “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations” will be showcasing a handful of local favorites tomorrow night at 9 p.m. The new season kicked off on Oct. 4. Baltimore joins Rome, Brooklyn, Bangkok, Seoul and other cities on the newest leg of Zimmern’s televised international food tour.
The show’s website doesn’t get too specific in its description of the episode, but it notes that locally caught blue crab, pit beef and “beloved chocolatey Berger bookies” are among his selections.
This isn’t the first time Zimmern has showcased Baltimore on his show. Three years ago, he documented his experiences eating oysters at Lexington Market, chilling with street merchants downtown and visiting farm-to-table staple Woodberry Kitchen.
It’s hard to say what specific establishments he visited while filming here, but his choices sounds good —you can’t really go wrong with Maryland crabs and slow-cooked pit beef. Perhaps he’ll round off the episode with a taste of sour beef?
As the Sun notes, those who can’t tune in tonight can watch the re-runs on: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 12 a.m.; Sunday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 24, 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 12:30 a.m.; and Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m.