A segment on a rope belt wearing fella by the name of Seamus? Well yeah, that and the people who put the nightmares in Kitchen Nightmares.
Frank had a lot of fun piecing together this segment that rehashes yucca fries vs. regular fries.
Robb Walsh from Houstonia joins us and we discuss it and the book he wrote while recording this segment.
–I really liked Katherine Shilcutt’s “Happy Mother’s Day, From the Cheddar’s Family”. Houston Press is sure going to miss her. Her “They Don’t Have Tacos in the Suck” about a visit from a college friend who joined the Air Force was the best thing I read on Eating Our Words last year. I look forward to more of that for Houstonia.
–Lingers long on Love Street. She has a house and garden. I would like to see what happens…
–Personally I just don’t get the concept of paying a television show like Top Chef money to film in your city. I mean I understand the exposure and all is beneficial, but I would always find a million other things that money could be used for than hosting a reality cooking show. So New Orleans and Louisiana state and local tourism offices ponying up $375,000 for next season’s Top Chef to air there is ridiculous to me. Nevermind the fact that a big chunk of that money is coming from the recovery fund for the BP spill. Eater with a nice round-up of the fun little spat on Twitter between Team Top Chef and Team Treme regarding this.
–Flavorwire.com was kind enough to pull the top 20 most absurd quotes from Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives book.
“Shut the front door, son of Tatum O’Neal, that’s dynamite.”
“I don’t know if it’s fair to call their Russian dressing Russian dressing — it should be called something sexy, like liquid Moscow.”
“[On] the final leg of the Kid Rock culinary cruise, we…” Sorry, had to stop there. Kid Rock culinary cruise. Bawitdaba indeed.
–Nice little list from Food & Wine on Houston’s Top 10 Dishes.
–Apparently a Taco Bell out in California is testing out waffle tacos as part of its breakfast menu. Pretty confident they’re already working on Doritos Waffles Locos.
–My middle name is Brennan so I feel I should stake my claim in this New Orleans Brennan’s lawsuit shenanigans.
–A restaurant in Vegas called Firefly had to close down, but it didn’t even have 300 reported cases of salmonella. I guess 200 is a lot too.
–Not that it will translate to wins for the Astros like it recently did for the Padres, but why not grow peppers in the bullpen dirt?
–Want to know more about Ina Garten than you probably should? By all means.
–Jon Favreau write, direct and star. Okay. Robert Downey Jr. Nice. Scarlett Johansson. Now you have my attention. Sofia Vergara. I said you have my attention. Story of chef who gets fired and opens a food truck. Zzzzzzzzz.