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Cooking Channel redefines road trips in new series 'Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia'

by jmaloni

Press release

Tue, May 14th 2013 12:15 pm

Cooking Channel's favorite "Classy Ladies" Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark hit the road in search of adventure, hidden gems and a delicious cocktail in "Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia," premiering Friday, June 21, at 9:30 p.m. on Cooking Channel. With vintage suitcases in hand, this witty duo embarks on a road trip not to be missed and tops off each episode with a party and an original cocktail inspired by their travels. From mud baths in the California desert to synchronized swimming in Miami, Alie and Georgia leave no stone unturned as they tour the country in style with a healthy shot of humor.

"What makes Alie and Georgia so cool is exactly what drew me to them when we first met: their creative view on mixology paired with a whimsical style of entertaining," said executive producer Giada De Laurentiis. "These girls have an infectious, fun, two-of-a-kind personality that makes for the most entertaining TV."

In the series premiere, Alie and Georgia travel to Las Vegas where they "trip out" and kick off their journey of hilarious moments. During the trip, Alie realizes her childhood dream of learning how to walk a tight rope while Georgia shows her competitive side in a spirited game of poker with the guys. They dig into super-sized pancakes at a classic diner, sample delicate dishes at a hot new buffet, and top it all off with a bacon martini at an off-the-strip dive bar. Finally, they head home to Los Angeles to throw a party for friends inspired by their Vegas experience complete with bite-sized pancakes, reuben sliders and a blended cocktail with a Vegas twist.

Throughout the season they visit Marfa, Texas, for a unique camping experience in a vintage trailer and authentic teepee along with a lesson from the local roller derby team on how to elbow their way around the rink; San Francisco where the girls check out trivia night at a local pub, munch on fish 'n chips wrapped in newspaper and taste the best bloody Mary in the city at a dive bar that attracts local cyclists; and Miami where donning vintage swimsuits and caps, Alie and Georgia take a synchronized swimming class from the pros.

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