‘daytripper’ team filming new food show
No matter how much history, geography or culture Chet Garner packs into each episode of his award-winning Texas travel show “The Daytripper,” the majority of questions from viewers have to do with one thing: food.
It’s a good thing Garner and executive producer Andrew Ramsammy know how to take a hint.
The team members have been working for several months on a new food show called “Foodfinder TX” that they hope will premiere next year.
With four sponsors already secured and interest from a number of PBS stations throughout the state, they started shooting the pilot episode, which will cover Texas beer, last week with interviews at Black Star Co-op in Austin and Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Underbelly and Kar- bach Brewing in Houston.
Ramsammy, en route to Houston’s famed beer can house with the Austin-based crew, said a food show was a natural progression for the production team, which has won a handful of Lone Star Emmys in recent years for “The Daytripper,” which started in 2009 and is in its fourth season.
“We want to show the diversity that Texas has to offer when it comes to food,” he said. “It’s easy just to go to a restaurant, but (this show) is a chance to expand viewers’ appetites for what they can consume out and about and what they can experiment with at home.”
Ramsammy says the goal is to have five episodes finished within the next few months so they can launch the show sometime in 2013.
“The Daytripper” appears on all 12 PBS stations in Texas. To follow their progress, you can follow them @food finderTX.