Travel Channel to feature three Eastern Iowa restaurants in future episodes

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The camera loves Iowa. At least the Travel Channel cameras do.

Three Eastern Iowa restaurants will be featured on the channel in future episodes.

Andrew Zimmern was at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Café in July for the taping of a “Bizarre Foods America” episode that will feature the popular Eastern Iowa restaurant. Zimmern, was in the state filming at several different locations of an Iowa-themed episode, which will air sometime in December during the show’s seventh season.

Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” will feature two Iowa restaurants in future episodes.

The show’s crew was at Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant in Amana on Aug. 19. The restaurant was chosen as one of eight in the United States to be featured in an upcoming episode titles “Pork Paradise.”

The featured entree chosen by producers was the Ox Yoke’s Honey Apple Pork Chop. It is a 6 ounce center cut boneless pork chop marinated in apple cider, soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, garlic and pepper and charbroiled.

“Pork Paradise” is scheduled to air in December.

Walcott’s Iowa 80 Kitchen, the full-service restaurant inside the World’s Largest Truckstop, also will be featured on the Travel Channel’s show “Food Paradise” as part of an episode featuring great food at truckstops.

Filming took place on Aug. 20. The episode will air on the Travel Channel in spring 2013.

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