Tios hosted 'Travel Channel's Man v. Food' eating challenge on Thursday
What local eatery was the focus of “The Travel Channel’s Man v. Food” on Thursday?
Tios Mexican CafÃ©. Though the restaurant had been open at lunchtime — with one sheet of paper taped to the door prohibiting the use of cameras, video, and audio recording equipment on the premises, and another sheet informing customers that they might be filmed while dining — Tios president (and son of Tios founder/owner Tim Seaver) Jeremy Seaver confirmed that Tios would be closing its doors at around 3 p.m. for the purposes of filming.
“(‘Man v. Food’ host Adam Richman) is going to be here today,” Seaver said on Thursday. “He’s scheduled to come in this afternoon. The food challenge is Mount Nacheesmo. It’s basically a five-pound plate of nachos.”
Blimpy owner Rich Magner had a good experience with the television crew.
“They were really nice,” said Magner. “Adam Richman is a really nice guy. I’ve heard he comes off nice in the show, but I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never seen it. I don’t watch a lot of TV, especially at that time of night.”
Both Magner and Seaver reported that the planned air date for the Ann Arbor episode of “Travel Channel’s Man v. Food” is Oct. 20. The show’s website describes how Richman seeks out “the biggest and best eats our nation has to offer, including some of the craziest eating challenges around.”
“It’ll be their season finale,” said Seaver.