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Greenlit: Chuck’s Eat the Street, Cooking Channel

Chuck’s Eat The Street – Charismatic chef Chuck Hughes visits some of the most distinguished and intriguing streets in America, tasting delectable foods along the way. Whether it is Beale Street in Memphis, Mission Street in San Francisco, or Magazine Street in New Orleans, Chuck experiences the history, lore and food behind these famous streets.

In the season premiere Chuck visits Philadelphia, a city known for its gastronomic greatness. On Walnut Street Chuck discovers Pickled Watermelon and Poutine topped with Fried Eggs at Square Peg, and Veggie and traditional Meatballs at Marabella Meatball Co. Chuck then takes a walk to nearby Middle Eastern restaurant Zahav for a Hanger Steak on a bed of Baba ghanoush; and discovers one of the secret ingredients for the gelato at Capogiro Gelato that will make your head spin.

Other episodes feature visits to Magazine Street in New Orleans, to taste a spicy mélange of diverse influences, including receiving a lesson in Creole roux at Ignatius Eatery, and tasting a paneéd Mississippi Rabbit sandwich at La Petite Grocery. And in Portland, Maine, Chuck experiences the best sticky bun outside Paris at Standard Baking and a fresh, steamed lobster that Chuck catches himself at Three Sons Lobster & Fish.

Chuck Hughes is the multi-talented star of Cooking Channel’s Chuck’s Day Off and the owner and chef of Montreal hot-spot Garde Manger and Le Bremner. His unbridled passion for entertaining translates into both unforgettable food and captivating television. Chuck loves food. So much that his favorites are tattooed on his arms: bacon, lemon meringue pie, lobster and arugula just to name a few. After going to culinary school and working in some of the hottest restaurants in town, he partnered with his two best friends and opened Garde Manger to rave reviews and packed seating. Chuck was most previously seen on Chuck’s Week Off: Mexico and The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, as he joined an all-star caliber group of chefs battling it out for the title of Next Iron Chef, including Alex Guarnaschelli, Anne Burrell, Marcus Samuelsson and Geoffrey Zakarian, among others.

Channel: Cooking Channel

Producer: AMS Pictures

TX:  9th October 2012

Source: Cooking Channel press release (via The Futon Critic)

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