SHOWTIME click here for showtimes | ON Travel + Escape
A FOOD ADVENTURE WITH FIDEL GASTRO TO EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF POP-UP FOOD WHEREVER IT TAKES US…
2 SEASONS | 26 EPISODES | 30 MINS
Host Matthew Basile, AKA Fidel Gastro, takes viewers on the tastiest street food crawl across North America, revealing delicious food, wacky personalities, and hearing their great stories along the way. We’ll find street food at its best as we watch our Rebel plug into the street food movement everywhere, one bite at a time. From Toronto to New Orleans, Miami to Montreal, street food is where it’s at. From the freshest seafood in Boston to the best barbecue in Austin, TX, viewers will almost get to taste it all. This fish out of water is going to need all the help he can get. Leaning on locals to help guide his food journey, Matt will discover what’s trending in each area. With street food having ‘its moment’ right now, Matt’s rebel timing could not be better. He’s out to try all of it: food trucks, pop ups, food carts, food stands, and street food inspired restaurants, Matt is going to explore all that is delicious, eating his way through the streets of unknown territory, digging up inspiration for his very own city-inspired menu. In the few days he spends navigating each city’s food scene, Matt researches what it is that these hungry streets are craving in preparation for his own successful pop up creation.
A.K.A. Fidel Gastro
Matt’s passion for food started at a young age, cooking alongside his nonna and nonno. While studying towards his post-grad degree in advertising, Matt worked in various butcher shops and further developed his passion for cooking, especially with meat – But Matt never entertained the idea of working in the kitchen as a chef. He saw cooking as something he loved doing, but decided to pursue his career in advertising instead. After working freelance for five years, he decided to take his advertising/marketing background and combine it with an awesome food concept. In 2011, Matt quit his job, gave up his steady income and took every dollar he had to launch Fidel Gastro’s Pop-up Sandwich Revolución. In 2012, Matt extended his brand further by launching the Fidel Gastro Food Truck. His plans for the future include launching his own packaged goods line. Matt, now known as Fidel to the food world, can be found screaming Olé! as he pops up in the most unlikely places.
VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN!