Posts Tagged ‘reality TV’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Diner Rumors Edition

Some wild theories about the future of Capital City Diner. [#dinerrumors] Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn is back on TV again. [Eater] Get the empanadas at Fujimar. [Post] Barcelona Wine Bar is coming to 14th Street NW. [Twitter] Sushi Taro's regular Thursday ramen special is canceled this week. [Twitter] Toki Underground will be closed on […]

Quick Feeding: A Second Opinion On D.C.’s Best Food Trucks

Noble Mobiles: Local standouts Curbside Cupcakes and Sâuçá listed among best food trucks nationwide. (City Paper readers tend to disagree.) [Delish via The Feast] Local Mixologist Shakes Things Up:  Another staffer jumps ship at Roberto Donna's Galileo III [WaPo] A Spike in Notoriety: Reality TV stars credit reality TV for bolstering D.C.'s food scene. [Glittarazzi] […]

Kill It, Cook It, Eat It: Blood, Guts, and Deliciousness

It started with a warning: graphic material ahead. The graphic material? A duck killing. The British reality television series, Kill It, Cook It, Eat It, takes both vegetarians and meat eaters through the full cycle of nourishment: from the shooting of an animal to the eating of the animal. The show is meant to shock […]

Chef R.J. Cooper to Appear as the Challenger on Iron Chef America‘s Season Debut

Since he's still technically on hiatus between his former gig at Vidalia and his new one at Rogue 24, R.J. Cooper clearly has some time on his hands to mix it up on reality TV. He'll be the challenging chef on the season debut of Iron Chef America, which will air on Sunday, Nov. 28, […]

Did Alex Deserve to Get the Boot Last Night on ‘Top Chef’?

Did Amanda deserve the heave-ho instead of Alex? As is our habit when we watch Top Chef, Carrie and I placed informal bets on who'd get the boot during last night's "Covert Affairs" episode. I figured the judges would finally send Alex packing, given his controversial history this season and the fact that he looks […]

Georgetown Cupcake Fanatics Pissing Off Neighbors

Last weekend, I decided to take an out-of-town visitor over to Georgetown Cupcake. What a horrible idea. I should have known it would be straight-up mania there on a Sunday afternoon and the 70+ line of sweaty, miserable folks waiting to smash cupcakes in their faces was just flat-out disgusting. So we did what cupcake-loving […]

Hook’s Heather Chittum to Appear on ‘Top Chef: Just Desserts’

Damn, the things you miss when you're out videotaping large, chain-let restaurants that aren't quite as large as they think. On Friday, Bravo announced the 12 contestants for the debut season of Top Chef: Just Desserts, and among them are D.C.'s Heather Chittum, pastry chef for Pure Hospitality's two Georgetown properties, Hook and Tackle Box. […]

The Early Reviews of ‘D.C. Cupcakes’ Are Not So Sweet

D.C. Cupcakes premiered on Friday while Y&H was busy doing more important things. Like testing my muscle reflexes with a dull pick-ax. But plenty of others watched the back-to-back episodes on TLC, and the early reviews of the behind-the-scenes series on Georgetown Cupcake aren't pretty: WaPo's Hank Stuever wants more, you know, reality from his […]

What’s the Current Line on ‘Top Chef’ Contestants?

Who will win Top Chef D.C.? Bookmaker.com calculates the percentages. See explanation below. Yeah, that's right. There's a sports book that's handicapping the cheftestants on Top Chef this season, and the odds-on favorite is not who you'd expect it to be. Despite publicly admitting that he wants to be the first contestant "to win every […]

Andrew Zimmern Cries Uncle in Thailand

You'll have to indulge me here. I want to share this video less because of its gross-out factor and more because of this hilarious piece from Serious Eats writer Jillian Madison who offers a blow-by-blow account of poor Andrew Zimmern's encounter with, ahem, rustic Thai cooking on Bizarre Foods. Every stunt-food host has his limitations. […]

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