Man v. Food: Sacramento

Fans of the show “Man v. Food” on the Travel Channel will be treated to a Sacramento edition on Wednesday, September 29th at 9:00 p.m. E/P.

In the Golden State capital, Adam gets a true taste of Sactown when he visits the California State Fair. Adam experiences everything from rodeos, to roller coasters, to monster trucks at this annual gathering, but he’s really there for the main attraction: the food! At the fair, Adam tries the most delicious mobile meals Sacramento has to offer: he falls in serious soulful love with deep fried catfish on a stick, and stops by the Sweet Cheeks stand for everything he’s ever wanted for dessert–deep fried! Adam also has the best of two worlds with the Twister Dog at Tornado Potato.

After the fair, Adam visits Jim Denny’s, a Sac City institution known for having the best breakfast in town. With “The Works”, Adam tries a two pound omelet that combines everything on the menu. Finally, Adam takes on the Knucklehead Challenge at Parker’s Hot Dogs. In 100 attempts, only one person has completed this five pound platter in the twenty minute allotted time-slot. This challenge is made up of 5-half pound hot dogs on a 16 inch bun smothered in four pounds of chili, nacho cheese, veggies, tortilla strips, and fries.

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4 thoughts on “Man v. Food: Sacramento”

  1. Oh man, I wish I knew they were filming an episode here, I would have chased Adam down and given him a hug. I’m also sad to see that The Flaming Grill wasn’t mentioned here (as I’m assuming they didn’t stop there). That place seemed like the most obvious pre-challenge stop for a MvF ep.


  2. I enjoyed this episode. I hope you Sacramento fans get a chance to watch it. Although it is difficult to watch the food challenges, the exposure for Sacramento is great.


  3. It was a great episode! I don’t normally watch this show as I can’t stand that competitive/extreme eating stuff. But it’s really cool that he really shows off the cities where he shoots. It’s definitely a better deal than that Bobby Flay one where he comes into town and demoralizes the local chefs.


  4. DMZ – Throwdown with BF is the absolutely worst concept for a show ever, I agree. Every once in a while, you can see children crying in the background of shots because Bobby Flay’s lasagna with veal, prosciutto, béchamel sauce and 6 kinds of rare Italian cheese was somehow judged to be more interesting than their great-grandmother’s 90 year old recipe.

    The point I want to make on this topic is that Mike Simon’s new show a similar concept, but looks like it will work and will hopefully replace Throwdown. Simon goes to a town and makes them “throwdown” with each other, like going to Philly and making the best cheesesteak people compete with each other for the best cheesesteak.


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