In case you missed it last night, The Travel Channel premiered the Sarasota episode of its popular series, Man vs. Food. If you have been at all plugged in to any social media outlet that has a Sarasota connection it was impossible to miss the buzz surrounding it. There were some Facebook posts, but there was a huge amount of Twitter Tweets.
If you didn’t happen to catch the showing last night, there will be plenty of chances to watch a repeat of the episode. In case you’re wondering what happened, here’s a recap of last nights action.
Over at Yoder’s Adam talked with some folks eating at the restaurant and got an in depth look at how they make their amazing homemade pies and awesome fried chicken. He even had a sit down with Yoder’s founder, Amanda Yoder.
The next stop was The Old Salty Dog, City Island location. Where Adam sampled a fully loaded “Salty Dog”. For those who aren’t familiar with it, their famous “Salty Dog” is a battered and deep fried hot dog on a bun. The fully loaded version has more toppings on it than we have space to mention here.
For this episode Adam took on a Mystery Challenge. The location of that challenge was Munchies 420 Cafe in Gulf Gate. After a kitchen tour, Adam had a lesson on how Munchies makes their unbelievable “Fat Sandwiches”. Watching the construction of a Fat Sandy, was enlightening, if not heart stopping.
Adam’s Mystery Challenge was not downing one of those crazy huge Fat Sandwiches, but a hot wing challenge. 10 of Munchies insanely hot Fire In Your Hole wings. As it turned out, Adam was no match for the wings. After just two wings he pulled the plug and declared that food had defeated man.
All in all a great show. It was a nice showcase for Sarasota and I’m sure the restaurants they featured will benefit greatly by the extra exposure. Maybe it’s time for you to do your own Man vs. Food Sarasota food tour.
3434 Bahia Vista
Sarasota, FL 34239
The Old Salty Dog
5023 Ocean Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34242
1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236
Munchies 420 Cafe
6639 Superior Ave
Sarasota, FL 34231