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Northland restaurants featured on Travel Channel

Casey Webb (right), host of the Travel Channel's "Man v. Food," films an interview with Ethan Casady of Two Harbors at Betty's Pies for an episode. Casady attempted the "Pig's Trough" food challenge, but had to quit after 14 minutes. (News-Chronicle file)

The Travel Channel spotlighted several Northland restaurants Monday, July 9.

In an episode of "Man v. Food," which was filmed in April, host Casey Webb visited the Northern Waters Smokehaus and Breeze Inn in Duluth, but centered on a food challenge at Betty's Pies near Two Harbors.

In each episode, Webb participates in a restaurant's eating challenge, which are typically large portions of food that must be finished in a certain amount of time.

At Betty's Pies, that meant the "Pig's Trough:" Four slices of pie, four scoops of ice cream, a pound of various toppings, whipped cream and a whole banana — all drizzled with caramel and chocolate. If a customer can finish the challenge within 20 minutes, they earn a T-shirt.

At Northern Waters, the show featured the Cajun Finn, a sandwich with "haus-smoked Cajun salmon, scallion cream cheese, roasted red peppers, pepperoncini and lettuce on stirato," according to their menu. It was not part of an eating challenge for the host, however.

"We are once again very humbled to gain national exposure," Northern Waters wrote on their Facebook page Monday.

The episode will air again Saturday July 14, according to the Travel Channel's schedule.

Earlier this season, the show also visited St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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