If you love watching the Travel Channel like we do here at New Rochelle Toyota, than you're definitely familiar with Andrew Zimmern, the host of Bizarre Foods. The chef and all around food lover has traveled across the world in search of local flavors and traditional foods on his show. One thing you might not know is that Zimmern stars in web series called Appetite for Life, where he has been driving around the American South tasting all the unique foods the region has to offer with a new Toyota getting him to different cities on the map.
Driving in a 2013 Toyota Venza, Zimmern has hit up some of the best eating spots in the South, from Atlanta, to New Orleans, and other unique smaller cities and towns in between. One stop in Athens, Georgia has him trying the famous "Big Dawg's Beer Can Chicken" made by a University of Georgia Bulldogs superfan who tailgates before football games, while another has him trying some Creole Sauce Piquant with Turtle meat in Slipoff Hollow, Alabama. Needless to say, it's a pretty eclectic mix, with some of the traditional fixings like grits, biscuits and gravy along with wings and pull-pork sandwiches thrown in there as well.
Before we work up too much of an appetite, we should give you some details on the new Toyota Venza. The crossover is built at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky plant here in the U.S. and for 2013 it earned itself a mid-cycle refresh. With new exterior colors and interior trimmings, the Venza now comes equipped with Entune, an infotainment system that connected portable devices like iPods and smartphones to the center console system with controls set on the steering wheel, giving drivers a way to constantly stay connected while being on the go.
There's also two different powertrain options, one a standard 2.6-liter I4 engine that comes in both front- and all-wheel drive, while a V6 upgrade that also has front-wheel and all-wheel drive is mated to a 3.5-liter engine that can reach up to 268 horsepower, giving those who want a bit more power out of their CUV a vehicle they can enjoy.
To learn more about the 2013 Toyota Venza and be on your way to your favorite spots to eat locally, or across the nation, visit us here at New Rochelle Toyota where we are always happy to answer your questions and discuss each new Toyota model in detail. Located at 47 Cedar St. New Rochelle, NY 10801, we can also arrange for you to get a better feel for the Venza by taking the vehicle out for a test drive to get a closer look at some of the fun exciting features the model has to offer.