Alton Brown is kicking off the 46-city tour of his live Good Eats-style show in Athens, GA next week. Formally titled “Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour,” the two-hour stage show brings all of Alton’s geeky science-based humor, electrifying personality, and uncanny understanding of the culinary arts that he was known for on his popular syndicated cooking show to the live stage.
Good Eats has more-or-less disappeared from mainstream TV, although re-runs do appear on The Cooking Channel and others, but Alton has certainly kept busy as he hosts several Food Network reality cooking shows and this live show is heading into its second run when it starts up again on the 21st.
In case you live under a rock (or in Canada) and have never heard of Good Eats, it was an unconventional cooking show that showed how the process of cooking really worked using science and great easy-to-understand demonstrations. Think Bill Nye The Science Guy with pork and sugar crystals. A select group of episodes from the long-running show is currently on Netflix and it’s definitely worth a watch if you can’t make it to The Edible Ineviatable Tour.
Along with the Good Eats education style that every geek knows and loves, “The Edible Inevitable Tour” will include live music from Alton for the first time this year, as well as a Gallagher-esque “poncho zone” where attendees in the first few rows of seats are given protection against the messy performance. Depending on your city tickets may still be available, and a full list of tour dates are listed on the official tour site. There are also VIP tickets that include a meeting with the man himself, but good luck finding one in any of the tour cities.