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Steven Page turns “Illegal Eater” for Travel + Escape

Former Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page (pictured) goes underground to explore hidden food scenes in The Illegal Eater, premiering on Canada's Travel + Escape channel on October 22.
October 16, 2013

Former Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page (pictured) has a new gig as The Illegal Eater.

In the new series, slated to premiere on Blue Ant Media’s Travel + Escape on October 22, the musician will explore hidden food scenes in various North American cities.

That includes seeking out underground restaurants that operate through legal loopholes and pop-up supper clubs, in U.S. cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans and New York, and Canadian cities Halifax, Ottawa and Toronto.

Page said in a statement that through his years of touring during his music career, he has found that off-the-beaten-path culinary locales showcase “the real heart and soul” of cities.

Online, the Travel + Escape site will host additional video content including cooking tips and behind-the scenes footage from shooting the series.

The Illegal Eater is produced by Winnipeg-based Farpoint Films, which lists the series on its website as being a coproduction with Toronto-based Middle Child Films. The series is created by Chris Charney and Scott Leary, directed by John Barnard, and produced by Kyle Bornais and Tony Wosk.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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