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Adam Richman raised his cholesterol levels in Green Bay.

OnMedia: Adam, it's LAMbeau, not LamBEAU.


It's been a good 25 years since I moved on from Green Bay, so I'm hardly a Titletown insider. But I have to say that Adam Richman touched on the key culinary points of beer, brats and cheese.

Richman's "Man Vs. Food" traveled to Green Bay on Wednesday night's show on Travel Channel and offered a green and gold half-hour that began at Kroll's West.

During my years in Green Bay, we spent more time at Kroll's East, but this spot is in the shadow of Lambeau Field, and far more familiar to out-of-towners who head in for the game. He went beyond the butter burgers to a butter prime rib sandwich.

Big-name visitors usually hit Kroll's. I remember covering a 1984 campaign stop by Walter Mondale, then challenging President Ronald Reagan's reelection bid. On his stop at Kroll's, I was waiting in line for a one-on-one interview that never came. Nature called and I found myself standing at a urinal next to the Democratic presidential nominee.

But I digress.

Let's get back to Richman. My only real criticism of his visit was how he pronounced where he was. No, Adam, it's not LamBEAU Field. It's LAMbeau Field. His mispronunciation grew grating during the show.

But he did teach America about bratwurst in beer and deep-fried cheese curds.

As is the ritual on this show, Richman gets a team of locals to take some food challenge. This one involved two college kids trying to eat a six-pound hamburger named after Gilbert Brown. Also making a guest appearance was Antonio Freeman.

They lost the challenge, although the pair came pretty close to downing the whole thing.

Richman's Green Bay produced a better show than his visit to Milwaukee earlier this season. But it's a more concentrated target, with none of his stops leaving the shadow of Lambeau Field. And that's LAMbeau Field, Adam.

Talkbacks

Bayviewboozer | Nov. 6, 2011 at 7:08 a.m. (report)

I love Krolls EAST and cheaper then WEST side,

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meg_ellen | Nov. 4, 2011 at 4:15 p.m. (report)

I do have to agree. I love the show, but was very disappointed with the Milwaukee episode. Though I have made few trips to Green Bay, it appeared to be a more accurate view of Wisconsin (even some of our not-so-wonderful quirks).

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ryan | Nov. 3, 2011 at 11:59 a.m. (report)

Uh, Tim, it's ANTONIO Freeman, not ANTONION Freeman. Uh, Tim, it's 'a team of localS', not 'a team of local'. Uh, Tim, it's 'TWO college kids', not 'TO college kids'. My god, you write for a living??

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