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[02/27/13 - 07:36 AM]
Burger Expert George Motz Embarks on Mouthwatering Road Trip in Travel Channel's "Burger Land"
The 11-episode, half-hour series premieres Monday, April 15 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[via press release from Travel Channel]

Burger Expert George Motz Embarks on Mouthwatering Road Trip in Travel Channel's "Burger Land"

New Original Series Premieres Monday, April 15 at 10 pm ET/PT

Series Inspired by Motz's Documentary and Best-Selling Book, "Hamburger America"

CHEVY CHASE, MD -- Feb., 27, 2013 -- From California to Connecticut, a great juicy hamburger is considered by all to be a classic American food. But burgers are not the same everywhere you go; from state to state, they all tell a different story. And no one understands this better than George Motz, a self-proclaimed hamburger expert and host of Travel Channel'ss new original series "Burger Land," premiering Monday, April 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (series moves to its regular 9:00 p.m. ET/PT time slot beginning Monday, April 29). In each of the eleven half-hour episodes, Motz takes viewers on a taste-testing adventure across America, exploring the nation'ss most iconic and historic burger joints to reveal what goes into making these burgers the best in the land.

After years of exploring and studying the art of burger creation for his award-winning documentary and best-selling book, "Hamburger America," Motz has an expert'ss palate of what makes a great burger and the necessary high standards for greatness. Crisscrossing the country in the new original series "Burger Land," Motz tours a different region each week, focusing on three established burger spots plus one "newcomer" that'ss proven it can hold its own amongst the greats. Each city embraces its own burger style; whether it'ss their regional flavors, style of cooking, methods of presenting, toppings or size, there'ss much to be revealed about a location from each beloved burger.

"Burger Land is a regional show where I get to visit my hamburger 'heroes' all over America," says Motz. "Sure, each episode is about amazing hamburgers all over the country, but it's as much about the rich histories and the people behind those burgers."

In the premiere episode (airing Monday, April 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT), Motz goes west to explore the classic burger joints of Los Angeles's SoCal food scene - places that guard the tradition of burgers and their ties to car culture in an ever-changing cityscape. Motz enjoys meals at the Apple Pan and Pie 'N Burger, two nostalgic favorites known for their burgers as well as their pie. Next he heads to Marty'ss - one of the few remaining walk-up burger stands in L.A. - for a Combo, which stacks two American favorites, the burger and the hot dog, right on top of each other. Then, with the help of local burger lover Brad Morris, Motz discovers Charlie'ss - an old farm-to-table favorite hidden within the original L.A. Farmer'ss Market. Finally, Motz stops by Irv'ss, one of his all-time favorite hamburger stands, at risk of closing their doors for good if not for support from the mayor of West Hollywood.

In the second episode (airing Monday, April 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT), Motz travels to sunny Miami to sample burgers with the city'ss Latin-inspired flavors. He visits family-owned competitors, El Rey de las Fritas and El Mago de las Fritas, for classic Cuban fritas - hamburgers covered in thinly cut, fried potatoes. Next, he heads to the Latin Burger, a food truck reminiscent of Cuban street vendors that serves up a Latin Macho - two ground beef and chorizo patties. For a new burger experience, Motz stops at the brand new Pincho Factory for a Nicaraguan-inspired burger which, instead of a bun, is framed between two fried plantains. Motz'ss friend, Sef Gonzalez - also known as the "Burger Beast" - joins him for the burger-tasting journey and a little Spanish translation.

Additional locations include Wisconsin, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, North Carolina, Washington D.C., and Illinois.

"Burger Land" is produced by Magilla Entertainment for Travel Channel. For Magilla, the executive producers are Matt Ostrom, Laura Johnson, Brian Flanagan and Sean Lee. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Julie McCully.

TRAVEL CHANNEL (http://www.travelchannel.com) is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world'ss leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, MD, and New York, NY. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.





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