Man v. Food
, the long-running Travel
Channel series that saw Adam Richman
taking on the country’s biggest food challenges,
is back with new host Casey Webb.
A self-taught chef and actor -- he's appeared on Part-Timers
-- Webb tells ET that it’s his many years in the
restaurant industry “that's helped me get to where I am today.”
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On the series, which returns Monday, Aug. 7 at 9 p.m.
ET/PT, Webb is tasked with traveling around the country to take on foods that
we all love. “They just happen to be greater in proportions or spicier,” he
says, adding that nothing is more inspiring than “traveling to a city and
meeting folks and trying their food for the first time.”
In the new season, that means traveling to Chicago, Houston,
Billings, Montana, Charleston, South Carolina, where he loved being able to eat
seafood fresh off the boat, Sleepy Hollow, New York, New Orleans, Portland,
Oregon and Des Moines, Iowa. The show will kick off in his hometown of New York
City, where Webb will take on extreme eats in three different boroughs. Perhaps
his favorite place to visit was Texas, where fajitas were made popular.