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Fort Worth restaurants to appear on Cooking Channel special

Billy Woodrich of Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ with Eat the Nation host Ching-He Huang
Billy Woodrich of Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ with Eat the Nation host Ching-He Huang

A few weeks ago, Steve Wilson, DFW.com’s “Weekend Chef,”: happened to be in Fort Worth’s Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ at the same time as a Cooking Channel crew. Now we know what that was all about.

A Cooking Channel confirms that a special, Eat the Nation, airing at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 24, will feature Fort Worth restaurants.

“Follow chef and food writer Ching-He Huang as she sets sail on an epic American adventure exploring the food and traditions from every corner of the country while befriending some colorful locals along the way,” says a synopsis on the Cooking Channel website — and that’s about all it says. Huang also hosts the network’s Chinese Food Made Easy, Restaurant Redemption and Easy Chinese.

Although the Cooking Channel rep said that the network isn’t ready to release the names of the restaurants, Billy Woodrich of Billy’s Oak Acres tells us he’s been given the green light to talk about the special, which will feature his restaurant, as well as Carshon’s Deli, Enchiladas Ole and Kincaid’s Hamburgers.

Woodrich says that he will have a private watching party at his restaurant for all the restaurants featured in the special. Often, specials like this can turn into TV series if they’re popular enough on first airing.

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