Eat St.

Get ready for a mouth-watering ride as “Eat St.” season three serves up delicious delights from 60 new street food vendors in 20 different cities including, for the first time on the series, vendors from Toronto and Calgary.

This season features crazy new items like the Boss Hog, a habanero jelly and pork shoulder doughnut in Austin, Texas, deep fried cupcakes and cake-filled milkshakes in Miami, Florida, and a whopping three patty Whole Truck burger with optional cheese curds in Calgary.

This season “Eat St.” also gets the dish on street cuisine in London with a one-hour UK special. Plus, the improved Eat St. App – available on iTunes – continues to please food lovers with more than 300,000 downloads to date.

Produced by Vancouver-based Paperny Entertainment and directed by Peter Waal, “Eat St.” season three premieres Wed., May 9 with a double helping of episodes at 10pm ET/PT and 10:30pm ET/PT on Food Network Canada. 

Each episode of “Eat St.” takes viewers behind the counter and into the heart of street food by showcasing four different street food vendors. This season explores every type of street cuisine imaginable – from Portland’s meat-tastic Pork Hammer sandwich stuffed with ham, bacon and sausage, to the Pnut Butter Bar in Los Angeles, which dishes up an Elvis-inspired concoction of bacon, bananas and peanut butter, to deep fried Cajun spice battered chicken and honey-butter doughnuts in Austin, Texas. Cities featured this year include Vancouver, Miami, Cleveland, Nashville, Seattle, and Washington DC, to name a few. Canadian comedian James Cunningham returns to host “Eat St.” season three.

Hungry viewers can take the street food experience in their pocket with the updated Eat St. App, which uses GPS to locate nearby food trucks. The redesigned App allows users to build a personal profile, link with their Facebook and Twitter accounts, gain points by taking photos, add tips and rate dishes, as well as search for and review vendors. The new version of the App is more community-driven, as users input new cart details and correct existing information, increasing the App’s accuracy. Vendors can also create a profile for their food cart, post recipes and menus, offer special deals and discounts, and update their location regularly. The iPhone App has been downloaded over 300,000 times and is available on iTunes. It can also be accessed at www.EatStApp.com. The Eat St. App is a collaboration between Paperny Entertainment and Invoke Media.  · 

 

Episode 1: Deli-icious Delights – Wed., May 9 at 10pm ET/PT

Season three’s first stop is Caplansky’s, a Jewish deli truck out of Toronto, Ontario, serving up classics with a twist such as the WZE Sandwich, featuring grilled kosher-style salami, schmaltz-laced chopped liver, red onions and Russian honey mustard all in a mini challah bun. Next, things cool down at the Lake Street Creamery in Los Angeles, California, where they dish out deliciously unique ice cream flavours including Homemade Donut and Earl Grey Tea. Next “Eat St.” rocks up in Nashville, Tennessee, for some original Mexican gourmet at the Yayo’s OMG truck. Topping off this episode is Gourdough’s truck in Austin, Texas, where they take doughnuts to a whole new level with offerings such as the Porkey’s, a doughnut injected with Jalapeño jelly and topped with cream cheese and Canadian bacon.        

 

Episode 2: Global Gastronomy – Wed., May 9 at 10:30pm ET/PT

First up is Cleveland, Ohio to meet the Dim and Den Sum truck for some tasty Asian-American comfort food. Next is Alley Burger in Calgary, Alberta, where “Top Chef Canada” competitor Connie DeSousa’s truck serves up some not-so-secret alley delights that include the three patty wonder known as the Whole Truck Burger. After that, “Eat St.” treks across the Atlantic to visit London, England, for a spicy Indian mouthful at a cart called Everybody LoveLove Jhal Muri Express. And finally, it is over to Tampa Bay, Florida, to the Wicked ‘Wiches truck for the greatest – and most heart-stopping – things on sliced bread.

Profiling 52 new street food vendors in 20 cities across North America, “Eat St.” season two continues its wild ride for the discerning palates in search of the most mouth-watering street food available.  

From Honolulu with its Flip’t Out Pinoy Dogs to the Bronx’s Old Bay Fish Sandwich, each episode of “Eat St.” highlights only the best and most delicious dishes cooked up curbside.

Canadian comedian James Cunningham returns to host the series. The ‘Eat St.’ App companion to the series – that uses GPS to track street fare near you – is available for download on iTunes and android phones.

Produced by Vancouver-based Paperny Films and directed by Peter Waal, “Eat St.” season two premieres Friday, September 2 at 9 p.m. ET / PT on Food Network Canada.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be delivering a second season of this sinfully delicious series” says Cal Shumiatcher, Executive Producer, Paperny Films, “And, as a true transmedia project, we have high hopes that both the Series and the iPhone App will have continued success in Canada, the US and abroad.”

Each episode of “Eat St.” showcases four different street food vendors who dish up creative takes on mobile meals. Vendors share their unique stories while giving viewers a curb-side view of each chef-run mobile kitchen. “Eat St.” also gets the scoop from local patrons to find out what keeps them coming back for more. Cities visited this year include Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; Nashville, Tennesse; Charleston, South Carolina and Vancouver, B.C. to name a few.

With almost 200,000 downloads to date, the ‘Eat St.’ App is a downloadable tool for street food lovers available as an iPhone or android App or website at eatst.foodnetwork.ca. The app allows hungry users to find street food vendors with real-time location information. It also allows users to check out detailed street food listings and menus, read user reviews, take advantage of discounts and deals, share their own discoveries, and find out which carts friends in their social networks frequent. The ‘Eat St.’ App is a collaboration between Paperny Films and Invoke Media. The App was funded in part by the Bell New Media Fund.

 

EPISODE 1: THE ITALIAN JOB

Fri., September 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Eat St.’s first stop is San Diego’s Mangia Mangia Mobile, run by two hot headed Italians. Biting at the heels is a visit to Austin, Texas to the Pig Vicious Trailer for all things pork related. Still in Austin, Eat St. pays a call to the Cazamance Trailer for some sizzling Senegalese cuisine. Later, things heat up in New Orleans with the Dragos fire truck that serves char broiled oysters off the back.

 

EPISODE 2: BACON MANIA BABY

Fri., September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Baconmania is a truck out of Costa Mesa, California that is crazy about bacon. From Bacon Balls to Bacon Smoothies, these guys it covered…in bacon. From there, Eat St. arrives at Curbside truck in Baton Rouge who works to improve the classics. The Buttermilk truck – whose owners decided to serve breakfast all day – in downtown L.A. is the third stop. The final stop is Austin, Texas for some Italian cuisine at the Jalopy truck where they serve their dishes off the back of an18 wheeler.

Paperny Films Inc. is an independent, Vancouver-based production company run by partners David Paperny, Audrey Mehler, and Cal Shumiatcher. It has garnered worldwide acclaim for its provocative, innovative, and entertaining television programming. From groundbreaking documentaries to reality television series to lifestyle programming, Paperny Films excels in capturing the essence of human stories.

Food Network Canada viewers get a curbside view of North America’s tastiest, messiest and most irresistible street food in the new Paperny Films series Eat St. (13 x 30’).

Hosted by Canadian comedian James Cunningham, Eat St. tours the continent in search of the most inventive meals served from food truck windows – from sirloin burgers slathered in bacon jam to Tijuana-style tacos served out of an Airstream trailer.

To accompany the series, the ‘Eat St.’ App – that uses GPS to track street fare near you – is available for download starting April 4, 2011. Produced by Vancouver-based Paperny Films and directed by Peter Waal, Eat St. premieres Wed., April 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT on Food Network Canada.

“With the recent growth in popularity of mobile food trucks across North America, ‘Eat St.’ is a true testament to Food Network Canada’s commitment to staying ahead of the curve, bringing Canadians the most innovative and relevant food-related content,” says Barb Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “The ‘Eat St.’ App is the perfect complement to the series, allowing us to further engage with our audience and the food and entertainment community at large.”

“We pounded the pavement across North America to find only the best street food on offer,” says Cal Shumiatcher, executive producer, Paperny Films. “As a result, ‘Eat St.’ features the most lip-smacking carts around – and soon with the ‘Eat St.’ App, anyone can find the best street food in their neighbourhood.”

Each episode of Eat St. showcases different street food vendors that have popped up across North America – food mavericks with creative takes on mobile meals and inspiring stories to tell. Viewers get a peek inside each chef-run kitchen-on-wheels to see how their crowd-winning dishes are created and served. Eat St. also gets the scoop from local patrons to find out what keeps them coming back for more.

As a companion to the series, the new ‘Eat St.’ App is a downloadable tool for street food lovers available as an iPhone App or website at eatst.foodnetwork.ca. The ‘Eat St.’ App allows hungry users to find street food vendors with real-time location information. It also allows users to check out detailed street food listings and menus, read user reviews, take advantage of discounts and deals, share their own discoveries, and find out which carts friends in their social networks frequent. Launching April 4, the ‘Eat St.’ App is a collaboration between Paperny Films and Invoke Media. The App was funded in part by the Bell New Media Fund. 

EPISODE 1: Wed., April 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PTThe first stop is Los Angeles to visit the Grilled Cheese Truck, a popular truck that serves gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches like the Cheesy Mac’n’Rib. Next up is Austin, Texas to visit Izzoz Tacos, a 42-foot stationary trailer that prides itself on family tradition. Things heat up later at the G’Raj Mahal, an eclectic trailer in Austin, Texas that serves authentic Goan dishes including the spicy Rechard Masala Shrimp dish or naan from the trailer-built tandoori oven. The final stop is New York City for some schnitzel with an attitude at Schnitzel & Things, a mobile food truck operated by a former Wall Street investment banker.

EPISODE 2: Wed., April 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT

At the Brunch Box in Portland, Oregon outrageous items like the Redonkadonk – a massive burger dressed with a fried egg, spam, ham, turkey and bacon stuffed between two grilled cheese sandwiches – line the menu. Nothing screams innovative dessert like curry coconut flakes or crushed wasabi peas over soft-serve ice cream from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck in New York City. Later it is off to Sâuçá, a truck in Washington, D.C. with world-fare cuisine served wrapped in flatbread with your choice of specialty house-made sauces. Lastly in Seattle, Washington, the Where Ya At mobile truck serves New Orleans style dishes like gumbo and Po’boys.