Food Network’s ‘Ginormous Food’ shoots segment at El Palacio in Chandler

BY Jess Harter Tuesday, April 4, 2017


‘‘Gonormous Food,’’ a new Food Network show that seeks out ‘‘the biggest and tastiest foods in America,’’ filmed for nearly eight hours today at El Palacio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Chandler.

The show, which debuted in January, focused its spotlight on El Palacio’s 28-inch El Bandito Burrito, a five-pound belly-buster stuffed with steak, chicken, pork, chile rellenos, rice, vegetables, and beans.

Owner-chef Anthony Serrano (shown above on right) also demonstrated how to make menudo and tamales with host Josh Denny (left).


El Palacio is one of three Valley restaurants the show is visiting this week. It filmed Monday at Chompies in Tempe, and will be at Porkopolis in Scottsdale on Wednesday.

Each 30-minute episode of ‘‘Ginormous Food’’ typically features three restaurants.


For Serrano, the appearance on the Food Network undoubtedly will add to his already fast-growing national profile.

In November, the chef finished sixth at the World Food Championships. Last month, he filmed an episode for the Cooking Channel’s ‘‘Beach Bites.’’


‘‘Ginormous Food’’ currently is in reruns. New shows begin again April 28, but no dates have been announced for any shows featuring Valley restaurants.

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