The episode airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday. We haven't seen it yet, but based on the synopsis, the show's "Nashville travel guide" and two slideshows posted here and here on the Travel Channel site, it looks like it includes visits to Prince's Hot Chicken Shack and Rooster's Texas-Style BBQ and Steakhouse. The "Funny Moments in Nashville" clip reel also features Nashville's venerable Pancake Pantry.
The concept of the new show is that rather than just taking on the ridiculously huge portions or insanely spicy foods himself, Richman now uses his 59 episodes of experience to coach amateurs as they attempt to tackle these gastronomic challenges.
At Rooster's, he served as adviser to country duo LoCash Cowboys as they tackled "The Roost Challenge": That's a 72-ounce sirloin, a large baked potato, two slices of Texas toast and a big salad, and it's not like they shared the plate. As Dana pointed out in her recap of the event, that's nine pounds of meat between the two of them!
Witnesses to the spectacle were sworn to secrecy until the air date, but as of Wednesday they will be free to spill the BBQ beans. The episode will be debut at 8 p.m. Wednesday on the Travel Channel. The LoCash Cowboys say they'll be at a viewing party at Rooster's that night.
If you can't catch the 8 p.m. airing or DVR it, the episode will repeat at 10 that evening and several other times during the coming week. The full Man v. Food Nation schedule is available here.