@Tiamat114 The new reboot of the American series (that I’m pretty sure has been cancelled) was a lot of fun. I’ve had withdrawal since then so I’m catching up on all the Japanese episodes I never saw back then.
@cpierce I liked the Throwdown with Bobby Flay series better.
The only problem I have with Fieri is that his Diners Drive-Ins and Dives series was the death knell for Alton Brown’s Feasting on Asphalt special series (Alton stated that at some point). Sucked out all the oxygen for road shows on the network.
@stolicat lol… You’re welcome! Her videos are absolutely compelling, relaxing, engrossing. And she really does do all that herself. She had a rough childhood then went to be with grandma and do the farm stuff. She has so many viewers now she’s got to be making some serious $$ now. No telling how many times I’ve watched her vids now.
I don’t watch the Food Network or any cooking shows, but Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives was just shooting in my city a week or two ago.
Guy Fieri, Sammy Hagar and a wicked sweet '69 Camaro convertible were photographed outside a “diner” called In A Pickle, which was closed for a couple of days while the show filmed there.
I put “diner” in quotes because they’re more like a restaurant that sells slightly fancied up diner foods during diner hours (they close at 3pm)…
When I learned what “Triple D” stood for, I wondered why they would go to a kinda-sorta-‘nouveau’ diner (whose food is kinda meh) and not the classic train car diner (with simpler but better diner food) in the next town over.
Anyway, I don’t know if Sammy Hagar is a regular on any of Fieri’s shows, but I assume the fact that he’s (Fieri) opening some kind of tequila themed restaurant in Boston has something to do with Hagar and his tequila.
@DennisG2014@frisbelly they’re not all bad. I’m going to my favorite DDD place next week thanks to a surprise work trip. Texas Pride BBQ is legit AF, but I go there despite it’s being featured by Guy Fieri rather than because of it.
@jerk_nugget sidenote i really liked the good eats reloaded episodes, but i’m really glad the new ones will be on food network and not the cooking channel. found out the hard way that our cable company (who has a monopoly in our area) doesn’t even offer the HD version of the channel?? so i ended up having to download the episodes.
@lseeber i like jeffrey, and i can kind of deal with her gay bffs. but anyone else…just goes right down from there, not even on a slope. the worst was when she was cooking for kids, and she made this chocolate cake and she was like, now we’re gonna decorate with candy, what kid wouldn’t love that? and i’m like, okay, good, good, this might not be so bad…
and god dammit if she didn’t go down to some ritzy hamptons ~candy shoppe~ and pick out good n’ plentys (licorice candy, “ooh, love these”) and fuckin jordan almonds! “what kid wouldn’t love this?” well, i can think of several hundred thousand…then she walks by several bins of actual candy kids would want saying “nope, nope, nope” and then she picks out four rolls of necco wafers.
i think she also made pizza that episode, but it was white pizza with garlic oil and lots of fresh arugula lol.
I occasionally watch a few of the food shows on Travel Channel (Delicious Destinations, Food Paradise, Man v Food), but not any of them on the Food Network. I admit I have pretty simple tastes, and the Travel Channel seem to focus more on the type of unpretentious fare I prefer.
Any time I have watched Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, none of the places were either a diner, drive-in, or a dive. It seems to always be a pretentious joint serving trendy frou-frou dishes.