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Man vs. Food features Portland, Maine tomorrow at 9pm

(Courtesy of Elyse Heslin, on behalf of The Travel Channel)

About the Show
Adam Richman, a food fanatic with a serious appetite, travels around the country taking on the most legendary food challenges.  Adam has held every job in the food business and is now on a journey to explore the best eats our country has to offer.  Whether it’s a fourteen pound mountain pie, or an eight-patty burger, Adam is ready for the challenge.

Portland Episode – Wednesday September 8th at 9:00 E/P
Adam’s tasty tour takes him to Maine this week to the land of lighthouses and lobsters.  At his first stop, Adam visits the Lobster Shack Restaurant.  Home to the world’s best lobster, the Lobster Shack sells over 150 fresh lobsters a day.  On a New England style bun, topped with mayonnaise and a pickle, do you think Adam got the true lobster-eating experience in Maine?

Next, Adam goes to the Nosh Kitchen Bar to try the Apocalypse Now Burger.  Here, Adam is welcomed by “bacon dusted” fries before learning how this legendary burger is constructed.  Each of the four patties that make up this burger consist of beef brisket, beef shortrib, pork belly, and bacon ends.  Atop each patty is cheese and foie gras–this burger is literally bursting with flavor!

Finally Adam spends time at a restaurant that is described as a ”hodgepodge of food collected from around the nation”.  At Tradewinds Cafe, the Manimal Challenge is the “Maine” event!  Weighing in at over 5 pounds, this challenge consists of eight hamburger patties, two coleslaw topped hot dogs, a side of fries, a soda, and milkshake— but this isn’t just any milkshake as it’s made with an entire plate of coffee cake and is the thickest milkshake in Maine!  With only 20 minutes to finish this array of food, will Adam unleash the beast and take home a “Manimal” t-shirt?

Stay tuned…we’ll bring you a sneak peek of Nosh Kitchen Bar and our interview today with owner Matt Moran in a post later today. We can’t wait, the interview went amazing!

In the meantime, check out this sneak peek Man vs. Food video of Adam learning the proper way to eat a lobster in Maine!

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Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food films in Portland, airing in September

In early July, Adam Richman, host of the Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food” visited a few area restaurants where they filmed segments for a show believed to air in early/mid-September. While in Portland, the show visited Nosh Kitchen Bar at 551 Congress Street to see how Richman could handle the “Apocalypse Now”, noted on the Nosh Kitchen Bar Menu, as a burger containing seared pork belly, american cheese, cured bacon, foie gras, house mayo, and macerated orange and cherries for $20. Another visit was paid to the Tradewinds Cafe off Route 1 in Arundel (1697 Portland Road).

At Tradewinds Cafe, Richman took the famous Manimal Challengeconsume two loaded kraut or slaw dogs, an eight patty cheeseburger, a small order of fries, a can Moxie, and a one pound milkshake in less than 20 minutes.

According to, Matt Stonie owns the record of the Manimal Challenge having completed the feat in 5 minutes, while only 3 others have accomplished the feat. We’re not sure whether Adam Richman was one of the other 3 and no one is talking, so I guess we’ll have to wait until the show airs to see. More details on the airing of the show to follow as soon as we hear.

While in town, Richman gave a shout out to the Portland Harbor Hotel via his Twitter account.

For more information on the restaurants, visit them on the web at Tradewinds Cafe Facebook and Nosh Kitchen

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