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Unique Eats: Portland or Portlandia?

Portlandia

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in Portlandia

Ever since the sketch comedy series Portlandia premiered on IFC last year, I can’t help it: you say “Portland,” I hear “Portlandia.”

That being said,  I can’t wait to get a closer look at Portland’s incredible foodie scene this Sunday at 10PM on Unique Eats: Portland.

As we know from the myriad of (fictional?) characters that Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play, residents of Portland are passionate about many things, with food high on the list (other interests include Feminist Bookshops, scavenging for dinner in dumpsters (aka recycling), and reading every publication ever.)

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Hamburg Street Food 101

Hamburg, Germany

I recently returned from visiting friends in Hamburg, Germany. It was my first trip to the city on the Elbe. Tall metal cranes unloading container ships score the horizon. Musty cathedrals stand side by side with shiny modern buildings and narrow row houses lean into each other as if to hear a secret. Canal boats channel tourists through a maze of the city’s waterways. There are sidewalk cafes and leafy parks and bicycles everywhere. The landscape was not like the pastoral Black Forest tableau I’d envisioned. But travel is all about new experiences, especially the food, and I arrived in Hamburg very hungry.

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Meet James Cunningham, Host of Cooking Channel’s Eat St.

Host James Cunningham

James Cunningham, stand-up comedian and television personality, is the host of Cooking Channel’s new show Eat St, a lip-smacking celebration of North America’s tastiest, messiest and most irresistible street food. You might recognize him from one of the many shows he’s been featured on,  including Last Comic Standing, Just for Laughs, Comedy Inc., and his award-winning financial literacy program, Funny Money. He’s thrilled about his new gig, as he loves to eat but can’t cook to save his life.

We caught up with James to get his take on the food truck craze and to find out what’s the best thing he’s ever ate.

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What Would Your Food Truck Serve?

The Grilled Cheese Truck

The Grilled Cheese Truck in Los Angeles

What could be better than a show devoted entirely to finding the best food trucks and carts around the country? That’s the mission of Cooking Channel’s new show Eat St., premiering Tuesday, April 12th, at 8 p.m. ET. From gourmet grilled cheese in Los Angeles to a schnitzel in NYC, we’re highlighting all the hot spots for street food. Tune in to find out where you need to be noshing next.

We want to know: if you were to open a food truck, what would you serve?

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