The Broadcast Television Journalist Association held its second annual Critic Choice Awards on Monday night honoring some of the hottest shows running. Topping the lists of nominations, NBC’s 'Community' had a big night snagging a pair of not one, but two, of the coveted awards. But they weren't the only show to snag a pair of awards, AMC’s Breaking Bad and PBS’s miniseries 'Sherlock' , and Showtime's 'Homeland' were among the top winners last night.
Andrew Zimmern is the host of the Travel Channel show, Bizarre Foods. In his travels, Andrew has eaten everything conceivable and then some. He does it so we don’t have to, even if we swear up and down that we’d eat it too. Many foodies live by his motto, “If it looks good, eat it!” But what if some of the more exotic delicacies he eats on his show ends up on your dinner plate the next time you go to a chic new eatery?
When most people think of “foodie neighborhoods” in NYC, the Upper West Side may not be at the top of their list. However, this area has reinvented itself and is now home to more and more of the cities' best chefs and restaurants such as A Voce, Bar Boulud, Telepan, Kefi, Rosa Mexicano, and Jacques Torres.
In honor of this neighborhood's amazing talent, diverse food and restaurant culture, Whole Foods Market is hosting their Fourth Annual New Taste of the Upper West Side on Friday, May 20th, and Saturday, May 21st, 2011.
Are you obsessed with Anthony Bourdain as much as I am? Do you wait every Monday night for a new episode of No Reservations to come on the Travel Channel, so you can watch what fascinating food Anthony’s going to ingest next or just how close he can come to extreme sarcasm without offending his hosts? Can’t get enough of Bourdain’s cynical charm? Luckily, you can get your fill of Anthony Bourdain, in a more close and personal way, this coming Tuesday night when he comes to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts.
Anthony Bourdain, the internationally acclaimed chef, author, and host of Travel Channel’s No Reservations will be making a rare, uncensored, live appearance in Coral Springs, Tuesday, February 15th, starting at 7:30 p.m. This “bad boy of cuisine” will fill your ears with captivating behind-the-scenes stories about his life, books, travels, and television show. Best of all, he’s even going to answer questions from the audience. Who knows, he may even pick your question? Just brace yourself, however, for what he might answer!
I have recently come to the realization that Food Network and to a slightly lesser extent, Travel Channel, have discovered a couple deep dark secrets that are key to good ratings.
1) There are a ton of women who like watching shows about food.
2) Guys like watching attractive women put things in their mouths.
Combine these two ideas and you get gems such as:
It looks like a normal, East Village hot dog shop.
It smells like hot dog water, there are ketchup smears on the counters, and the air conditioning putts and struggles to evaporate the sweat off the back of customer's necks. But, across from the wall of faux-leather booths, there's the strange, out of place, telephone-booth-style set of doors with pitch black windows.
The booth has a phone hanging on the wall with a single, lone button: "Call."
The conversation is always the same: