MERIDEN — Nationally-known rapper and chef Action Bronson paid a visit to Ted’s Restaurant for an upcoming installment of a popular Vice TV travel food show.
Ted’s owner Bill Foreman said Bronson and his crew filmed for about a half-hour at the restaurant, famous for its steamed cheeseburgers.
“(Bronson) and his friends were really super nice,” Foreman said. “It was super fun.”
Foreman said the show reached out to schedule a time to visit, then Bronson and friends stopped in to eat and chat. Fellow rappers Meyhem Lauren and Big Body Bes, who appear on most episides, can be seen in a promo video from Vice TV.
Others in the restaurant at the time of filming either just happened to be there or were invited specifically that day.
Ted’s has gained national attention in many ways before, including features on other food televison shows like “Man vs. Food,” “Burgerland,” and “Hamburger America.”
Foreman said every experience is different, but each fun.
“If people are coming here, they’re coming here because they love food,” he said.
Foreman was originally told the episode would air in late February or March, but it was delayed due to world events like the coronavirus pandemic. He’s not sure when the feature will air now. Filming took place this past fall.
The show, irrevently titled “F—, That’s Delicious,” is in its fourth season. The food documentary series follows Bronson, now a rapper but also a former chef, as he travels the world and visits fine dining restaurants as well as street vendors to eat and sometimes cook with the chefs.
The show has featured several well-known chefs and actors like Seth Rogen and has followed Bronson to countries like Japan, London and Paris, plus many American cities.