Man v. Food goes local this week

by Michael Short on September 4, 2010

Adam Richman in Maine

For local foodies, there’s a chance to see a former Cape resident on national television this week.

Deena Eskew, a Cape Henlopen High School graduate in 1984, is one of the owners of the Tradewinds Cafe in Arundel, Maine.

The Tradewinds Cafe will host Adam Richman, the host of Man V. Food in an episode airing on Wednesday, Sept. 8 on the travel network.

Man V. Food or man versus food has a simple premise. Host Adam Richman travels the country in search of unusual, delicious and different foods. But what he usually does is find the biggest possible meal and try to down it in a single setting.

Richman routinely takes on meals that could feed a small country and Wednesday’s episode will be no different. He will take on the “Manimal” challenge at the Tradewinds Cafe, one of several stops during a visit to Maine.

Eskew and partner “Hoss” Coddens  have already played host to Richman, but she has said she was sworn to secrecy until the show airs at 9 p.m. on Wednesday. That means you have to tune in to find out if Richman can meet his latest challenge.

If you can’t tune in, then check the Coastal Sussex Morning News this week for an update on whether Richman was victorious.

The Tradewinds is known for homemade tartar sauce, fresh haddock, a mix of cheesesteak and hot pastrami and plenty of other local delights.

But it’s the “Manimal” that attracted the attention of Richman. It includes two “slawdogs”, an order of fries, a soft drink and the “ochoburger” which is a cheeseburger with onions and an amazing eight layers of beef patties slathered with cheese.

It’s topped with a homemade butter pecan milkshake with a piece of coffeecake inside.

The Portland Press Herald quoted Eskew as saying “it’s over four pounds of food in 20 minutes.”

For more information on the Tradewinds Cafe, call 207-985-3701.

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