‘Man V. Food’ in Palm Springs | Info about the restaurants on the show

Man V Food filming at Manhattan in the Desert in Palm Springs
(Instagram / Manhattan in the Desert)

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.

Seriously, that’s a big freakin’ sandwich.

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
Palm Springs
(760) 322-3354

Shanghai Reds at Fisherman’s Market and Grill

235 South Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs
(760) 327-1766

Melvyn’s Restaurant and Lounge at the Ingleside Inn

200 W Ramon Road
Palm Springs
(760) 325-2323

Related: Here are all the Palm Springs area eateries featured on TV shows.