By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Aug 07, 2017 at 12:08 PM

The popular Travel Channel food series, "Man v. Food," will make its comeback tonight after a five-year hiatus. And the show will kick off its new season in Milwaukee.

The series, which aired for four seasons, the last in 2012, featured host Adam Richman eating his way across America, taking on extreme eating challenges, from blazingly spicy foods to larger than life sandwiches.

The new season will kick off with a brand new host. Food lover, actor and restaurant business veteran Casey Webb will continue Richman’s quest to find America’s most delicious, unique eats, as well as taking on larger-than-life eating challenges.

On Webb’s debut, which will air tonight at 8 p.m., he’ll tackle food and beverages from three Milwaukee restaurants, including Sobelman’s Pub & Grill, Mader’s and Jake’s Deli.

At Sobelman’s, he’ll tackle the pitcher-sized Bloody Mary, garnished with a whole fried chicken.

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At Mader’s, he’ll indulge in the classic Mader’s pork shank, glazed with apple demi and served with red potatoes and either red cabbage or sauerkraut. And it’s rumored that he’ll wash that down with beer served up in the traditional bierstiefel (das boot!).

Meanwhile, at Jake’s Deli, we expect him to tackle a four-plus pound corned beef and pastrami sandwich called "The Commish." The sandwich is named for after former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who will also make an appearance in the episode along with Milwaukee Brewers Eric Thames, Keon Broxton and Corey Knebel, as well as Brewers Manager Craig Counsell.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.