See chef and TV host Andrew Zimmern at Pepper Place on Saturday, June 2

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Birmingham, Alabama, Andrew Zimmern, Jim 'N Nick's
Chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern with a barbecue sandwich and fries from Jim ‘N Nick’s. Photo via Travel Channel.

If you haven’t spotted Andrew Zimmern around Birmingham this week, don’t fret. He’s still here! Head to the Market at Pepper Place on Saturday, and you may just end up on television with him.

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Saturday mornings are made for the Market at Pepper Place. Photo submitted.

Oh, and he’s already gushed about our hospitality:

Just think. You and your Alabama-grown vegetables, artisan goods, tasty treats and local meats could be a crowd star!

Unfortunately, my glam squad is unavailable to prepare me for my closeup Saturday morning, so I’m relying on your Zimmern selfies and photo bombs to brighten my weekend.

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Andrew Zimmern with a plate of Hattie B’s Hot Chicken sandwiches. Photo via Hattie B’s Hot Chicken.
Why Pepper Place?

Executive Director for the Market at Pepper Place, Leigh Sloss-Corra, said that Zimmern is scheduled to shop for produce with Highlands Bar and Grill Executive Chef Frank Stitt on Saturday morning.

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Strawberries from the Market at Pepper Place. Photo via the Market at Pepper Place.
More Zimmern, Please

In 2013, Zimmern visited more than a few Birmingham restaurants for his show “Bizarre Foods America.”

In Season 2 of “Bizarre Foods” Zimmern ate his way through our fair city, stopping at spots like the Peanut Depot, along with other local food establishments where he “discovers surprising Southern fare like bullfrog hearts with pea shoots and Greek grits that will make you slap your mama.”

In 2016 he spotlighted us again for “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations.”

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Highland’s Bar and Grill. Photo submitted.

This week Zimmern returned to some of the restaurants from his previous visits. He’s already made stops at Eagle’s Restaurant, Highlands Bar and Grill, Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q, OvenBird and Saw’s Juke Joint.

The Market at Pepper Place offers lots of local goods and fresh veggies, like Betty Joe’s Gourmet Slaw and artisan bread. Photo by J.H. Daniel.
More On Pepper Place

The outdoor Market at Pepper Place takes place every Saturday until December 8. Their indoor market runs from January 20-April 7. The markets are open rain or shine from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Find The Market at Pepper Place at 2829 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233.