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Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern’s Whirlwind Tour of D.C. Restaurants

The Bizarre Foods star is bouncing around local hot spots

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Travel Channel personality and food policy advocate Andrew Zimmern is again making the rounds in the nation’s capital, hitting a number of high-profile eateries on his latest swing through the District.

It’s unclear whether this latest visit is for work, political purposes, or both, but from the looks of things on social media Zimmern certainly seems to be making the most of his time in D.C.

He’s managed to squeeze in a meal at Michelin-starred Minibar with Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian.

Both attendees sent a shout out to absentee owner José Andrés, who is currently in Puerto Rico spearheading disaster relief efforts.

A tipster sent PoPville some photos of Zimmern engaging in some retail therapy at Maketto. (No word on if he later wandered inside for some of restaurateur Erik Bruner-Yang’s famous Taiwanese fried chicken).

Meanwhile, Zimmern had breakfast this morning with Minnesota Democrat and hotdish aficionado Al Franken at Old Ebbitt Grill.

The Bizarre Foods host is no stranger to the DMV. He filmed an episode of his travel-related show here back in 2012. And earlier this year he urged millions to come to Washington and demand that leaders address critical food issues.


1351 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 (202) 838-9972 Visit Website

Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th Street Northwest, , DC 20005 (202) 347-4800 Visit Website

Minibar by José Andrés

855 E Street NW , Washington, DC 20004 202 393 0812 Visit Website