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Chuck Hughes pounds the pavement in search of unique food destinations in 'Chuck's Eat the Street'

by jmaloni

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Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 12:20 pm

Season two premieres Thursday, Aug. 1on Cooking Channel

Chuck Hughes returns to Cooking Channel for the second season of "Chuck's Eat the Street," premiering Thursday, Aug. 1, at 10 p.m. Throughout the season, viewers join Hughes on his travels in search of some of the most intriguing and off-the-radar streets, while tasting savory dishes and listening to the histories behind them.

In the season premiere, Hughes visits Aspen, Colo., which known for being a swanky winter hangout. The local ranchers and miners who helped build the city are still there, and they eat on Hopkins Avenue. A snowball's throw from the slopes, rodeo rider turned chef Kathleen Crook serves Hughes a massive 30-ounce steak with a big rib-bone handle.

At Ute City, named for the original Ute Indians of the region, Hughes meets Chef Rob McClanahan, as he gets a lesson on how to grill duck a la Plancha. And after stopping in at Sarah Helsley's Cheese Shop, Chuck indulges in fondue, the ultimate post-ski meal, and finds dessert at Creperie du Village, a cozy eatery where Chef Jason DeBacker makes a sweet crepe with a jaw-breaking German name: The Schokoladepalatschinke.

Over the course of the season, Hughes also visits the little neighborhood of Bishop Arts, which is the center of the best food scene in Dallas. There, he learns how to use a hand-cranked machine to churn out bigoli pasta that accompanies duck ragout. In San Antonio, Hughes takes a walk down a quirky street called St. Mary's, as he witnesses a high-end take on a Texas football favorite, "Frito pie," by smothering a po'boy with smoked pork chili, jalapeƱo mayo, cheddar and corn chips. And Santa Fe, one of America's oldest cities, is waiting for Hughes to try every bite he can taste, as he learns about its history and native culture.

Other cities include Washington, D.C.; Charleston, S.C.; The Bronx; and Detroit. This season also takes Hughes on a journey to explore some of the best streets beyond the country, as he visits St. John's, Newfoundlandand, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Hughes is the owner and chef of Montreal hot-spot Garde Manger and Le Bremner. His unbridled passion for entertaining translates into both unforgettable food and captivating television. Hughes loves food - so much so that his favorites are tattooed on his arms: bacon, lemon meringue pie, lobster and arugula, just to name a few.

After going to culinary school and working in some of the hottest restaurants in town, Hughes partnered with his two best friends and opened Garde Manger to rave reviews and packed seating. He is the multi-talented star of Cooking Channel's "Chuck's Day Off," and has also appeared on "Chuck's Week Off: Mexico," "The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs" and "Chopped All-Stars."

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