Unpacked: New Travel Channel Show Filming in SoBe (I'm Channeling My Inner Bourdain)
|Chow Down Grill South Beach is one of the stops in tonight's television shoot.|
From Bourdain to Zimmern, Travel Channel has brought us the best places to eat around the globe. And we're talking everything from burgers to wildebeest eyeball.
Unpacked (working title), is a new show, set to debut sometime late spring. The premise is simple: Go to iconic locations and let locals serve as host and guide to the secret hangouts tourists usually miss. Think of it as "unpacking" the good spots out of a suitcase loaded with chain restaurants and overpriced frozen blender drinks.
Unpacked is filming their South Beach show today, with stops at various iconic, luxury, and hole-in-the-wall locations. The working list includes Tap Tap, Barton G., Wall Lounge, Twist, The pool at the Raleigh Hotel, Tapas y Tintos, Zekes' Roadhouse, Puerto Sagua, and Chow Down Grill (to name a few).
The show plans on running with The Raven, the man who has run the sands of Miami Beach every day for the past 30 years without skipping a day, getting a lesson in cocktail making with Wall mixologists, and touring favorite dive bars and restaurants with ... me.
Tonight, I am channeling my inner Bourdain and hosting a segment of the show. We'll start at Tapas y Tintos at around 8 p.m. and move around SoBe. I'll tweet locations so if you want to show up and party with me - the more the merrier! Follow me around on Twitter (#unpacked) for pics and details.
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