Set your DVR for 8pm CST on February 21st for the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods. As they travel Route 66, they make a stop at Clanton's Cafe in Vinita, Okla and showcases their outragesly good Calf Fries. This is one show you don't want to miss!!
Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods,” said the show has produced a Route 66 episode for its ninth season.
But Zimmern gave this news about the upcoming season on his website Monday:
"In the all-new season of Bizarre Foods, I’m exploring America’s history and diverse cuisine along the country’s most famous historic routes. Traveling in the USA is all about the legendary trips that define our culture, from de Tocqueville to Kesey’s Merry Pranksters. Our history can be defined by our voyages, from north to south, and from sea to shining sea. It’s thrilling for me see our country’s great journeys, routes and pathways laid out for our fans with all the epic, historical sweep and adventure learning baked into a classic Bizarre Foods season."
In the case of bizarre foods on Route 66, the first thing that comes to mind with many tourists is the calf fries at Clanton’s Cafe in Vinita, Oklahoma. It’s not the only place that serves them, obviously, but Clanton’s practically is the first place westbound Route 66 travelers will find the Western appetizer.
Zimmern is a three-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef and food writer. So when he talks about food, he’s probably more knowledgeable than your typical fry cook.