Man V. Food, a Travel Channel show in which host Casey Webb travels the country in search of America’s ultimate eating challenges, recently filmed at several Palm Springs restaurants, including Manhattan in the Desert, Shanghai Reds at Fisherman’s Market, and Melvyn’s Restaurant. Here’s some info on the episode and where to find the restaurants that were featured on the show.
Manhattan in the Desert posted about the filming of the show back in March, showing a picture of Webb halfway through a pretty huge sandwich.
Man VS Food!!! Shooting now @manhattaninthedesert He is half way done! Stay tuned for details on the air date #manhattanchallenge #manvsfood #delicatessen #bakery #deli #nydeli #food #foodporn #foodchallenge #foodchasers #foodie #foodblogger #meateater #palmsprings #giantsandwich #manvsfoodchallenge #manvsfoodnation
Seriously, that’s a big freakin’ sandwich.
Man VS Food is being filmed at our Palm Springs location as we speak!! Stay tuned for details on the air date #manhattanchallenge #manvsfood #delicatessen #bakery #deli #nydeli #food #foodporn #foodchallenge #foodchasers #foodie #foodblogger #meateater #palmsprings #giantsandwich #manvsfoodchallenge #manvsfoodnation
The Travel Channel first aired the Palm Spring episode of the show on June 18. The listing invited viewers to watch as “Casey Webb’s cross-country culinary quest takes him back in time to Palm Springs, California, where he comes face-to-face with a three-pound skyscraper of a sandwich loaded with every deli meat imaginable.”
Webb defeated the “Manhattan-sized Sandwich Challenge” – which encompassed devouring a 3-plus pound deli sandwich complete with corned beef, roast beef, turkey, and pastrami plus lettuce, tomato and two slices of Swiss cheese, all served up on fresh rye bread.
Those taking the challenge must also choose a side. Webb opted for coleslaw over potato salad. For winning the challenge, he received a free dessert (was there room?) and a free hat.
In addition to defeating the huge sandwich challenge at Manhattan in the Desert, Webb also spent some time during the episode at Shanghai Reds at Fisherman’s Market and Grill in downtown Palm Springs, enjoying some fish tacos, and Melvyn’s Restaurant, just a block from Palm Canyon Drive, where he soaked up some old school Palm Springs by trying the “Steak Diane” – which was the favorite meal of Frank Sinatra.
Here is where to find the restaurants:
Manhattan in the Desert
2665 East Palm Canyon Drive
Shanghai Reds at Fisherman’s Market and Grill
235 South Indian Canyon Drive
Melvyn’s Restaurant and Lounge at the Ingleside Inn
200 W Ramon Road