Sonoran-dog fans sought for filming of travel show

2010-01-27T00:00:00Z 2014-07-08T16:53:05Z Sonoran-dog fans sought for filming of travel show Valerie Vinyard Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 27, 2010 12:00 am  • 

The Travel Channel is filming in Tucson this week for a new series that will debut in March.

The host will visit cities nationwide to feature iconic food dishes.

The Tucson show will feature the Sonoran hot dog, a food item that's received a lot of press lately. In September, Adam Richman of "Man v. Food" was in town to sample a Sonoran dog at El Guero Canelo. The episode aired in December.

The new show will have a similar format to "Man v. Food," where the food is chosen and a tasting contest, or sort of a food war, will ensue.

The Tucson tasting contest will be between El Guero Canelo and BK Carne Asada and Hotdogs.

Producers are looking for people to be present for filming from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at BK Carne Asada and Hotdogs, 5118 S. 12th Ave. Fans of El Guero Canelo, 5201 S. 12th Ave., are invited to join the filming from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday.

The final shoot will take place at BK Carne Asada and Hotdogs from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. A celebrity panel of judges will include Tom McNamara of KVOA-TV.

During a live "Man v. Food" episode before the Feb. 7 Super Bowl, the new show will be announced. The show has not yet been named.

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