Travel Channel to feature three Eastern Iowa restaurant in future episodes

April 1, 2014 | 12:18 am

The camera loves Iowa.

Three Eastern Iowa restaurants will be featured on the Travel Channel in future episodes.

I was able to hang out at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Café in July for the taping of “Bizarre Foods America” episode that will feature the popular Eastern Iowa restaurant. The show, hosted by Chef Andrew Zimmern, was in the state filming at several different locations of an Iowa-themed episode.

This episode will air sometime in December during the show’s seventh season.

Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” will feature two Iowa restaurants in future episodes.

The show’s crew was at Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant in Amana on Aug. 19. The restaurant was chosen as one of eight in the U.S. to be featured in an upcoming episode titles “Pork Paradise.”

The featured entrée chosen by the producers was the Ox Yoke’s Honey Apple Pork Chop. It is a 6 oz. center cut boneless pork chop marinated in apple cider, soy cause, honey, lemon juice, garlic and pepper, and then char-broiled.

“Pork Paradise” is scheduled to air sometime in December.

Walcott's Iowa 80 Kitchen, the full-service restaurant inside the World’s Largest Truckstop, also will be featured on the Travel Channel’s show “Food Paradise” as part of an episode featuring great food at truckstops.

Filming took place on August 20. The episode will air on the Travel Channel this coming spring.

Have you visited these restaurants? What’s your favorite thing to eat at Lincoln Café, Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant and Iowa 80 Kitchen?

 

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