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The Chicago Episode of ‘No Passport Required’ Airs Tonight on PBS

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Host Marcus Samuelsson visits Chicago’s Mexican community in episode three of Eater’s new show

The third episode of No Passport Required, produced by Eater for PBS, airs tonight at 9/8c. In “Chicago,” host Marcus Samuelsson heads to the city to learn more about Mexican culture, history, and food.

Samuelsson eats with — and learns from — Mexican-American chefs and other culinary experts in “Chicago.” He has tacos de cecina and nopales with artist Juan Angel Chávez; visits Diana Dávila at her standout restaurant Mi Tocaya on the eve of its first anniversary to make mole verde and learn more about her cooking traditions; eats pork carnitas with restaurateur Inocencio Carbajal; and tries tamales two ways. Between meals, he boxes with Gabriel Navarro, who mentors and coaches at-risk teens in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. And throughout the episode, Samuelsson hears more about the Mexican community in Chicago, the challenges that can come with immigration, the importance of family, and more.

How to Watch No Passport Required, Episode Three: “Chicago”

When: The show airs on PBS on Tuesdays at 9/8c. Episode three, “Chicago,” airs tonight, Tuesday, July 24. Check local listings here.

Online streaming: Stream full episodes each week on PBS and Eater.

Additional episodes: Each hour-long episode focuses on a different immigrant community in a new city: Middle Eastern in Detroit and Dearborn; Vietnamese in New Orleans; Mexican in Chicago; Indo-Guyanese in Queens, New York; Haitian in Miami; and Ethiopian in D.C.

Online and on social: Tag @eater, @pbs, and #nopassrequiredpbs if you share clips, pictures, or quotes from the show. Visit Eater’s pop-culture Facebook group every Tuesday night to discuss the show with other fans, come back to Eater Chicago tomorrow to see a map of restaurants featured in the episode, and head to PBS to learn more about the show, find character bios, and get recipes to cook at home.


No Passport Required is produced for PBS by Eater and Vox Entertainment, part of Vox Media. Tune in or stream full episodes Tuesdays at 9/8c on PBS. (Check local listings.) Get more information on the show at pbs.org/nopassrequired.

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