Andrew Zimmern’s new show debuts with Austin episode

Andrew Zimmern is premiering a new show "The Zimmern List" (Travel Channel Photo)
Andrew Zimmern is premiering a new show "The Zimmern List" (Travel Channel Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s almost a crime for a show featuring Austin food to not feature Franklin Barbecue, and Andrew Zimmern’s new project keeps with tradition.

Zimmern, known for his “Bizarre Foods” show, is branching off into another program called “The Zimmern List,” which premieres March 13–just in time for the throng of visitors coming to Austin for South by Southwest. It highlights his favorite stops in various cities and kicks off with a double feature of Los Angeles and then Austin. In total, there will be 18 half-hour episodes.

“This is the most personal show I’ve ever made, including taking the audience to the restaurant in San Francisco I swore to never reveal for fear of it becoming too popular,” Zimmern said in a release. “Hidden gems, cult classics, they’re all there.”

In addition to Franklin Barbecue in the Austin episode, be on the lookout for familiar locations like Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, plus Fresa’s for chicken. He also stops by a food trailer park to sample the dishes there and slurps up some noodles at Ramen Tatsu-ya. Of course, he also gets tacos, too.

The show premieres at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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