Man vs. Food episodes #11-#17 air dates and sites

The food locations list on the official Man v. Food page has been updated with restaurant information and broadcast dates for the episodes which will air through March 18 (See the list on the Travel Channel’s website for the non-challenge restaurants) :

  • New Orleans, NO Jan. 28
    Challenge: 15 Dozen Club at the Acme Oyster House
  • Portland, OR Feb. 4
    Challenge: Great Balls of Fire (habanero chili cheese fritters) Challenge at Salvador Molly’s
  • Seattle, WA Feb. 11
    Challenge: The Southwestern Exposure 12 egg omelet at Beth’s Cafe
  • Los Angeles, CA Feb. 18
    Challenge: The Special Number 2 at Orochon Ramen
  • San Jose, CA Feb. 25
    Challenge: The 911 (Hot Wing) Challenge at Smoke Eaters
  • St. Louis, MO March 4
    Challenge: The Malt Milkshake at Crown Candy Kitchen
  • Denver, CO March 11
    Challenge: The 7 pound Breakfast Burrito at Jack-N-Grill
  • Raleigh-Durham, NC March 18
    Challenge: Hot Dogger (15 hot dogs) Eating Challenge at The Roast Grill.

All of the above episodes have been filmed, except for the North Carolina episode The Minnesota episode, which is expected to be filmed in early February, was not listed.

RockyMountainNews has a report
(contains spoilers) on Adam Richman’s attempt at the 7 pound burrito. 9 News has a preview of the filming with a lot of comments. calls Man v. Food “the best thing on television”

Comments (45)


  1. Don''Moses'' Lerman said

    January 24, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

    It as low down dirty shame that this adam richman gets that plum job on t.v not beinga profesional eater, for all the blood swet and tears many of us gave , he never paid his dues and look where ehe is .

  2. Anonymous said

    January 24, 2009 @ 4:57 pm

    The fact that he is NOT a pro is what makes the show interesting. Everybody knows all the top pros can finish any eating challenge without much trouble.

  3. Anonymous said

    January 24, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

    You are so right Don. It’s a travesty of competitive eating justice. Someone needs to confront him and set him strate.

  4. beautifulbrian said

    January 24, 2009 @ 8:11 pm

    I would have to agree with Don. I personally think he is fat jerk but somewhat entertaining or else i wouldnt bother posting his shows on my site. I applied for his position some months ago which was a total waste of my time. The casting director is a phoney bitch who gives you the impression that your’e hired when in truth they have their man picked out for the job .Don is correct . They should have hired someone that has paid their dues in the sport. I think i would have been perfect for the job as well as Don , Toro or maybe one or two others. I’m starting to dislike him and might cease posting his shows altogether.

  5. Johnny Ogelthorpe said

    January 24, 2009 @ 8:49 pm

    I agree with Brian and Moses, every sport whether its baseball or hockey or whatever when a top player retires they become an announcer or coach, what does CE have in store for there eaters when they retire , nothing no retirement pkg nothing . its a shame

  6. anonymous said

    January 24, 2009 @ 10:38 pm

    What does CE have in store for there eaters when they retire? Conti has the announcer job locked up before he’s even retired the same way he gets a locked up spot for nathans by winning a set up contest at saratoga 10 months before the finals at coney island

  7. The Critic said

    January 25, 2009 @ 6:50 am

    The host is ok. it’s the premise that has problems. How long before we tire of watching him stuff his face. The plots, if you can call them that, are all pretty much the same.
    “look at this big pile of food!”, “watch me try to eat it”, “I did/didn’t – tune in next week” It’s aging faster than raw hamburger left on the counter for three days. The only excitement is if he is in a location that you may have visited.

    If IFOCE/MLE or AICE wants some free, fast publicity, they should send their eaters to follow-up, and finish off the challenges that Adam fails at. His “misses” could provide either/both organizations more “hits”.

  8. EatChugMore said

    January 25, 2009 @ 8:50 am

    Too bad I am not in St. Louis, I would like to try the malt drinking challenge!

  9. That One said

    January 25, 2009 @ 10:04 am

    I don’t know if that could happen, but it is a good idea actually..

  10. anonymous said

    January 25, 2009 @ 10:13 am

    I agree with the critic. Plots are the same and boring. I get jealous watching him stuff his face for free while getting paid and enjoying it.

  11. Johnny Ogelthorpe said

    January 25, 2009 @ 12:52 pm

    adam rich seems to be going to everyplace that had a sanctioned ifoce contest item is shea behr productions involved?

  12. ? said

    January 25, 2009 @ 12:56 pm


    Don and Brian think that either they, or CE as a whole, have somehow been slighted.

  13. anonymous said

    January 25, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

    This is an outrage.sneaking in that fat shit adam rich to ifoce sanctioned events. I will bring this issue to a higher level above the sheabehrs. The grand high exalted minister of competitive eating will hear from me alot sooner than you think. Lerman & Seiken have been used and abused way too long. They got gats do you hear me. GATTS WHICH MEANS SHIT

  14. Anonymous said

    January 25, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

    Don Moses Lerman and Beautiful Brian Seiken are the greatest competitive eaters of all time. Don Lerman invented competitive eating. He deserves a monument to himself.

  15. anonymous said

    January 25, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

    Shea communications should contact the travel channel and put an end to this nonsense. Fat moron with bad breath taking away all of the publicity that rightfully belongs to the legends of competitive eating media

  16. Don''Moses'' Lerman said

    January 25, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

    I didn;t invent Ce But I did create it as a sport when as matzah ball champ I crossed over to The hot dogs. however I didnt invent the internet that distinction goes to Al Gore

  17. BR Fudge said

    January 25, 2009 @ 8:49 pm

    Al Gore also invented Global Warming- so say many…

  18. anonymous said

    January 25, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

    Here we go again talking about don lerman and Buwtiful Brian . The are about as outdated as the disco duck

  19. Anonymous said

    January 25, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

    You don’t DVR Man vs. Food to gaze at Adam Richman and take in his profound commentary, observations and insight. You watch it (hopefully in HD) for, you guessed it, the food. Who watches that show and does not ponder their next meal or cringe at the thought of your fridge’s current state? Man vs. Food is a simple yet intriguing show that really centers on showcasing local favorites and the challenges that demand selfish attention. Granted, some of the challenges are not original if not outright impossible. Richman is no Bourdain or Boulud, not even close. But who cares if he hasn’t paid his dues? Its TV, not the Cosa Nostra. In TV it is all about what works. Richman’s jolly attitude makes the show work…

  20. Bartholomew Pratt said

    January 26, 2009 @ 2:14 am

    i agree with brain seiken and moses lerman , the phony casting call was a sham, pure b.s. ever ce should boycott the show

  21. Chelsea said

    February 4, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

    I was there in St. Louis that night.
    Be sure to tune in, you won’t be disapointed.

  22. Anonymous said

    February 7, 2009 @ 7:06 pm

    The show is good. Adam is funny. I am a kid and I could probably finish more challenges than he could, but his sense of humor makes the show good. He may not be a professional at Competitive Eating, but he is pretty good, so get off his back

  23. Bartholomew Pratt said

    February 7, 2009 @ 8:56 pm

    there just isn’t any justification in having him over a competitive eating veteran on that show , it should be boycotted by every competitive eater from every organization , their families , friends and neighbors.

  24. Badlands Booker said (Registered October 9, 2008)

    February 8, 2009 @ 9:29 am

    Let’s move on shall we. An amateur dude got greenlighted for “Man vs Food” so what! That’s hollywood Y’know.

  25. Richman stinks said

    February 8, 2009 @ 10:20 am

    Moses Lerman would have been perfect for the part. His vibrant personality along with his jokes would have been the perfect fit for the part. Adam Richman looks like some dumb jerk that mopped the floors in restaurants . He claims he held every job in the restaurant business? He can’t even flip pancakes correctly. I would love to wipe that dumb ass smile from his face every time they show him walking into another eating establishment. Love when he tells a woman “I think i fell in love with you” God help me if any sane female would have sex with him let alone be seen with him. Real mommas boy that probably doesnt have a GF or a possible homosexual

  26. anonymous said

    February 8, 2009 @ 10:32 am

    who cares who gives a crap. mental cases make great competitive eaters

  27. Thorton Melon said

    February 8, 2009 @ 10:56 am

    Badlands you got the nod for wife swap and had a major payday now your siding with this interloper, its just not right, the rest of of peons in CE are getting skwat, side with us!

  28. Anonymous said

    February 8, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

    The show should not be boycotted. The reason it’s on is to show good places to eat if you travel and if you have a huge appetite like me, some awesome food challenges.

  29. anonymous said

    February 8, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

    anonymous shutup . stop trying to make yourself out to be a goody two shoe and take thorton melon and pratts side . Nice guys finish last . The best way to go through life is to have a chip on your shoulder and be negative. Be nice to people and they step on you every chance they get. Adam richman sucks . That’s where its at

  30. Not right said

    February 8, 2009 @ 5:36 pm

    thorton is right . Certain eaters get huge paydays and many others get very little in return for their services on television. It is not fair and something should be done about it. This is a blog where people are supposed to speak their minds and not hold back how they feel. Most of you are cowards to begin with

  31. Anonymous said

    February 8, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

    Ok if we are supposed to speak our minds you guys are a bunch of faggot queers who are jealous of Adam and wish you had his job, but you don’t so you complain about it a forum where no one gives a shit

  32. You right said

    February 8, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

    I say jealousy is the best policy

  33. Badlands Booker said (Registered October 9, 2008)

    February 8, 2009 @ 11:09 pm

    Mr. Melon, or whoever you really are. I feel a CE Guy should of gotten the gig as well, but is badmouthing Adam Richman and the Travel Channel gonna get you on the show? No, so y’all continue to waste time on this thread while I continue to better myself so i maybe i can get greenlighted for the next project.

  34. anonymous said

    February 8, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

    You got it right Badlands. The power of postive thinking reigns supreme over negative thoughts. That is why you have been rewarded with gigs while others will always drown in their misery. Hooahh

  35. anonymous said

    February 8, 2009 @ 11:48 pm

    Anony 7:41 damn right we are jealous faggot queers if thats what you prefer to call us but on the otherhand who the hell is Adam richman and why should he get picked over anyone else? . Thats right nobody would give a shit but it seems that OJ enjoys promoting this idiot by posting the man vs food schedule and that is the reason for the negative comments What are you. adams mommy?

  36. BigWillTheChamp said (Registered February 1, 2009)

    February 9, 2009 @ 12:59 am


    I think the problem is, some people are never going to be happy.
    If someone like myself, who has done national tv and going to do more (I think I applied to a craigslist ad about Man Vs Food before it had a name, incidentally, awhile ago) and is in CE but is still relatively considered a rookie, they’d probably still get pissed that I would have gotten it because I wasn’t a so called “legend”.
    So I don’t know under what terms they expect the the Travel channel to cast for something like this.
    I think what most people have to understand is that whomever Travel channel was going to cast, if charismatic enough, the show will still get ratings. Meaning that these “legends” are small potatoes to the Travel channel.
    Most of these shows are unknowns or people made famous by the show they’re on, so I guess people in other industries should be pissed and maybe we’ll have a revolution that will be televised after all.

  37. I said

    February 9, 2009 @ 10:05 am

    hey anonymous 11:48 this board is about eating topics. man v food is about, yes, eating. oj is posting on this eating site about an eating show. seems ok to me.

  38. Anonymous said

    February 9, 2009 @ 8:36 pm

    Anonomous 11:48 I am not Adam Richman’s mother. They picked Adam to host it that is not goin to change. Even if they did give his spot to someone else, do you think you would get it. I’ll answer that. HELL NO!

  39. Stop Whining you eaters said

    March 6, 2009 @ 6:44 am

    Adam is the host because he is NOT a pro eater, which makes it more interesting and is the whole point.
    He also happens to have a good personality/appearance for TV (unlike most of you I’m sure).
    Why don’t you stop whining because you are jealous about not being on TV and go and get a proper job!!
    What next – professional breathers??? professional pooers??? professional sleepers??? get a grip
    Lastly just remember this programme is NOT about professional eating so should’t apply to you!

  40. Anonymous said

    September 19, 2009 @ 11:05 pm

    It cute how you guys call competitive eating a “sport” lol. Anybody know who won the World Series of Channel Surfing this year?

  41. nunonabun said

    September 20, 2009 @ 12:41 am

    Hey I won the WSOCS this year you bastard. It trained for almost a year to win that title. You try and come back from the injury I suffered and we can talk.

  42. James said

    October 1, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

    I forget what show it was, but after Adam couldn’t finish his last bite of food to win the challenge that was it for me. How can you have a show called Man Vs. Food and bitch out like that, that guy is a total D-Bag.

  43. Mikal the Skeptic said

    August 10, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    Richman is an obnoxious, fat, ugly fuck! The Travel Channel has plunged into the gallows of mind-numbing bullshit that seems to be the new level of dumb in 21st century media. Richman ought to tag along with those other obnoxious retards on The Travel Channel who pretend to hunt ghosts and get attacked by demons! Ghost Adventures… LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Laih said

    April 21, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    Skeptic, you’re an a-hole! If you don’t like the travel channel then go watch the cartoon network. I’m sure you can identify with that programming.

  45. anonymous said

    April 21, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    Wow Laih must be Adam Richman

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