What It’s Like Being on ‘Bizarre Foods’ With Andrew Zimmern

It started with a email.

“SGV!?!? Let’s eat! – AZ”

Two weeks later, I was knocking on the doors of Chinese restaurants on Valley Boulevard, getting their permission to film. Rejections were handed out like cards, I had to explain to a bulk of the owners what the Travel Channel was, but thankfully — the few who recognized Andrew Zimmern’s celebrity were more than happy to oblige.

And in the end, it worked out. This past Monday night, I was featured on the “Hidden Los Angeles” episode of “Bizarre Foods America.” The task: to show Zimmern around the San Gabriel Valley and expose him to fantastic Chinese food.

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