28 May 2012

Border checking with Andrew Zimmern

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Here we are making piñatas with Andrew Zimmern, little lion piñatas specifically, at Tijuana's Mercado de Artesanias. The Travel Channel's foodie pelon was in town last week filming for his new show "Border Check," an expose on border cities around the world and the culinary influence each side has on the other. Before our colloquial arts and crafts crash course with Doña Leo and crew (above) came a joint attack on a couple of monstrous hamburgers at the Sarape Burger truck in Zona Rio, during which he argued the disgustingness of American food when prepared anywhere outside the U.S. while I happily scooped up the half kilo or so of refried beans oozing off my carne patty with a side of wedge fries.

No word on when the episode airs, but a viewing party is in store. Stay tuned.