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In Search of Chicago's 'Bizarre Foods'

By Prescott Carlson in Food on Feb 12, 2011 9:00PM

Bizarre Foods' Andrew Zimmern must have run out of large bugs to munch on in Madagascar, so he came to Chicago in search of foodstuff oddities. So what did he find here? Maybe "sketchy ass" hot dogs? Outlandish deep dish pizza? And what is in that giardiniera on your Italian beef sandwich, anyway? In the clip below, Topolobampo/XOCO chef Rick Bayless takes Zimmern on a tour of the Maxwell Street Market for a taste of some "exotic" tacos al pastor -- noticeably without insects:

Watch the Chicago episode of Bizarre Foods Tuesday, February 15, at 8 p.m. on Travel Channel.