Mike’s Chili Parlor and Red Mill Totem House featured on tv show “United States of Bacon” tomorrow night

By Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Update: We have learned that Red Mill Totem House will also be featured in the TV show; they’ll be showing off their famed bacon burgers.

Original post: Tune in tomorrow night to support local establishment Mike’s Chili Parlor (1447 NW Ballard Way) on TV show “United States of Bacon”. The episode will air at 6pm (Seattle time) Tuesday February 5th on Destination America.

The episode was filmed locally in September last year and featured host and well known chef, Chef Todd Fisher. “Fisher’s energy and experience made the shoot a fun and educational for everyone involved” said operator Mike Semandiris. Many Mike’s regulars were present at the shoot and be part of the production experience.

In “United States of Bacon” Fisher travels across America in search of the most mouth watering bacon recipes. This is the first season of the show which features twelve episodes that share bacon creations from across the country.

Mike’s Chili Parlor has been operated by four generations of the Semandiris family in its location near the Ballard Bridge. Mike Semandiris (I) emigrated from Greece and opened the establishment in 1922, serving chili to workers along Ballard’s ship canal. Mike’s son, George, grandson, Phil and great-grandson Mike (current operator) have all continued serving the famous, secret family recipe. The opportunity to feature on the episode “is a great opportunity to share our passion with America” said Semandiris.

Contact Mike’s Chili Parlor at 206–228–8534 to find out more about tomorrow night’s viewing party.

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