At 9 p.m. Thursday, the Tampa edition of Andrew and David Fung's fresh FYI network show, What the Fung?!, will showcase local grub from Gaspar's Grotto in Ybor City, South Tampa's Dough and others.
In the series, the comedy-hip-hop-and-food-lovin' brothers, who already have a strong YouTube following, eat their way around U.S. cities like New Orleans and Asheville with $50 each, discovering each destination's most iconic, wallet-friendly dishes. Restaurant owners and chefs demonstrate how they craft their signature cuisine as well.
At Gaspar's, which the Fungs stopped into back in January, chef Mark Hook prepared conch fritters alongside a tequila chili jam sauce for the Tampa episode, pairing the creation with the joint's Naked Twister cocktail.
"We had a great time just doing what we love to do. Make great food and share it with friends," said Gaspar's owner Eric Schiller.
Viewers can expect the graham cracker-coated Key Lime Donut from Tina Contes of Dough, which also received a visit from the brothers earlier this year, as well as additional tastes, including "killer tacos, some of the most authentic Greek food in the U.S. and one of the country's best Cuban sandwiches," according to FYI's website.
Throughout the episode's Thursday debut, Dough will host a Twitter gathering using the hashtags #Fungnut and #Dough, and the Gaspar's watch party plans to offer food and drink specials on items highlighted in the show.
Watch a clip from the new series below.