"Man v. Food," the show about food challenges and America's iconic dishes, and host Casey Webb were in Omaha Thursday.
Show producers began filming Thursday morning at the Crescent Moon, 3578 Farnam St., where they were working on a segment about Omaha's Reuben sandwich, which The World-Herald named the city's best as part of our Food Prowl series.
This week's filming will include four Reuben items, two from the Moon's regular menu and two from its annual Reubenfest menu: the Blackstone Reuben, the Reuben egg rolls, a Reuben poutine and a spicy Reuben burrito.
"Man v. Food" premiered in 2008 with host Adam Richman. He retired from competitive food eating after four seasons. A new version of the show premiered in 2017 with Webb as host; now, instead of focusing solely on food challenges, the show also shines light on widely known foods throughout the country.
"Man v. Food" has been in Omaha once before, in 2012 during season four of "Man v. Food Nation." In that series, Richman recruited local people to take on food challenges instead of doing it himself. The crew visited Amato's, 6405 Center St.; The Drover, 2121 S. 73rd St.; Pudgy's Pizzeria, 16919 Audrey St.; and Starsky's Bar and Grill, where a local took on the pig wing challenge. Starsky's has relocated since the show, to 7812 F St.