Andrew Zimmern at the Distilled Spirits Epicenter from the Travel Channel

The Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern, center, at the Distilled Spirits Epicenter with founder Dave DaFoe, left.

When it rains (foodie programs focusing on Louisville), it pours (foodie programs focusing on Louisville).

This Sunday Louisville’s Chef Damaris Phillips will compete against two other chefs in the final round of The Next Food Network Star to win her own show on the network.

Next week, Chef Robert Irvine and the crew from the channel’s Restaurant Impossible reality TV program will be in town trying to rescue the Coach Lamp Restaurant in a couple of days and with only $10,000. (See Steve Coomes’s much-read article here.)

Zimmern and Edward Lee

Zimmern and Edward Lee

And next Monday, the Louisville episode of Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods will air on the Travel Channel at 9 p.m. The episode, titled “Louisville: Bourbon and Burgoo,” was shot last December.

Crew members scouted locations with the help of Eater Louisville’s Zach Everson. The shooting culminated with Zimmern’s visit to the Eater Louisville launch party at Proof.

Based on hearsay, reporting and on photos on the “Bizarre Food” website, Zimmern made good use of his Louisville time. He filmed with Edward Lee, toured Bourbon Barrel Foods, ate mutton in Owensboro (a long, long way from Louisville), toured at the Louisville Distilled Spirits Epicenter and sampled an alcohol-free bourbon.

Eater Louisville is holding a watch party on Monday, August 12 at Garage Bar (700 E. Market St, in NuLu) from 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

And if watch parties are your thing, don’t forget about the Next Food Network Star watch party at Molly Malone’s on Sunday, August 11 at 9 p.m., where you can root on Chef Phillips with other local fans.