Unpacked: New Travel Channel Show Filming in SoBe (I'm Channeling My Inner Bourdain)

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Over the years, Travel Channel has rivaled Food Network for providing great food-centric programming. And why not? There are only so many museums and beaches you can visit before someone in your traveling party says, "I'm hungry". 

From Bourdain to Zimmern, Travel Channel has brought us the best places to eat around the globe. And we're talking everything from burgers to wildebeest eyeball.

Unpacked (working title), is a new show, set to debut sometime late spring. The premise is simple: Go to iconic locations and let locals serve as host and guide to the secret hangouts tourists usually miss. Think of it as "unpacking" the good spots out of a suitcase loaded with chain restaurants and overpriced frozen blender drinks.

Unpacked is filming their South Beach show today, with stops at

various iconic, luxury, and hole-in-the-wall locations. The working list

includes Tap Tap, Barton G., Wall Lounge, Twist, The pool at the Raleigh Hotel, Tapas y Tintos, Zekes' Roadhouse, Puerto Sagua, and Chow Down Grill (to name a few).

The show plans on running with The Raven,

the man who has run the sands of Miami Beach every day for the past 30

years without skipping a day, getting a lesson in cocktail making with

Wall mixologists, and touring favorite dive bars and restaurants

with ... me.

Tonight, I am channeling my inner Bourdain and hosting

a segment of the show. We'll start at Tapas y Tintos at around 8

p.m. and move around SoBe. I'll tweet

locations so if you want to show up and party with me - the more the

merrier! Follow me around on Twitter (#unpacked) for pics and details.

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