Thursday, August 2, 2012

Finally, I Have A TV Show!

That's right! After years of planning, testing, shooting, negotiating, more shooting, and waiting the TV show of my dreams has actually become a reality. The Travel Channel will be airing a one-hour special of "Burger Land", a show based on my book. The 2 half-hour episodes air as part of "Destination Summer" over Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 2nd at 7pm and 7:30pm ET/PT.

Burger Land is a regional show. One episode explores what I like to call the Wisconsin Burger Belt, or the latitudinal route between Milwaukee and Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. In the show I get to revisit my hamburger heroes at Wedl's, Pete's, and of course Solly's in Glendale. The episode ends with a visit to a place in the region that I have not been to before, in this case it's Village Bar in Madison. A second episode visits New Jersey with stops at White Manna, Rossi's and one of my personal favorites White Rose System in Linden. The show ends with a visit to a new joint in Newark called Hamburgao that serves a crazy Brazilian take on the burger.

Please tune in on Sept 2nd and see what we've been working on. I'm very proud of this show and hope you like it too. It has truly been a labor of love for all involved and I think is shows.

DP Guy Jackson gets up close with 2 beauties at White Rose System

I watch the glorious butter drip off my butter burger at Solly's