New Travel Channel Show Chow Masters Features Local Chefs
April 16, 2014 at 6:09AM
Travel Channel has a new culinary competition show coming out, and one of the first stops on their eat-inerary was Nashville. Chow Masters features two brash and bulky hosts, chef Sammy DeMarco (aka Sammy D) and his best friend/Hollywood director Frank Coraci, as they travel around searching for “the tastiest and most creative comfort food in America.” DeMarco is the chef behind the former First Food & Bar at the Palazzo and Rattlecan at the Venetian in Las Vegas, and Coraci is the Hollywood director behind the three Adam Sandler hits Click, The Waterboy and The Wedding Singer
The pair visited Nashville in December to film an episode titled “Barbecue in Music City.” Keith West of Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Brandon Frohne of Mason's Bar and Shane Autry of Smoke Et Al were interviewed about Nashville barbecue and cooked up their respective restaurants' renditions of a creative barbecue dish.