Food Network's New Series "Buddy's Family Vacation" Premieres

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24 May 2016
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Buddy’s Family Vacation
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“Buddy’s Family Vacation”
Premieres Friday, May 27 at 8 PM ET/PT on Food Network
 
         The series premiere,“Surviving a Family Vacation in South Carolina,” shows Buddy Valastro taking a break from his bakeries and loading his wife and kids into an RV for some much-needed family time! On their way south, they make a pit stop in Delaware to eat some of the best seafood on the eastern seaboard. Upon arriving in South Carolina, they make salt water taffy the old-fashioned way at Wee-R-Sweetz in Myrtle Beach, then continue west to Charleston to feast on creamy shrimp and grits at The Glass Onion and frozen custard at Persimmon Cafe. 
 

         In other upcoming episodes, Buddy Valastro and his family hit the beautiful and charming city of Savannah with full force, stopping first in Tybee Island to chow down on an amazing crab platter. Next, they head to Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room for crunchy, juicy southern-fried chicken, then try to catch a ghost in Savannah's haunted historic district. Then, it's delicious catfish and pan-seared flounder at the Wyld Dock Bar before heading to Lulu's Chocolate Bar to make hand-crafted chocolaty treats!  

         Next, the family will look for excitement as they touch down in New Orleans, where they start with a brunch of French etouffee -- a hearty stew with crawfish and vegetables -- at Horn's. They tour the French Quarter, then stop to cool down with fluffy shaved ice at Hansen's Sno-Bliz. Later, they visit Red Gravy, where they make homemade ravioli, and finally, they complete their Big Easy trip at Cafe du Monde with warm, powdered beignets! 

The family's road trip continues as they reach the Louisiana Bayou. There, they tour swamps full of live alligators and make some extraordinary food stops, starting with fried shrimp and oyster po' boys at the Olde Tyme Grocery in Lafayette, La. Next, Buddy takes the cooking into his own hands and prepares boudin, a Louisiana-style spicy sausage filled with rice and vegetables. The search for eccentric local foods continues with a stop at Dark Roux for elevated southern classics, then to their last stop: Crawfish Town USA!  


 
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