Kitchen Confidential

8 Restaurants Where I Would Most Like to Dine…

I am not what you would call a ‘foodie,’ but I do enjoy eating, especially if there is cheese involved. These are my favorite TV restaurants where I would most like to dine, either because of the ambiance or the food that they served.

1. Nolita – Kitchen Confidential
Two words: Bradley Cooper. Also, the food actually looked really good.

2. The Icehouse – Dawson’s Creek
I think it would have been fun to compare Bodie and Pacey’s cooking skills. Who was the better chef? The restaurant was a little classier when Pacey re-opened, but the original location had character.

3. Monk’s – Seinfeld
The one thing that Austin is lacking, in terms of food, is a good Jewish deli. All I’m asking for is a corn beef sandwich with a little cole slaw and Russian dressing, and maybe some matzo ball soup!

4. Rammer Jammer – Hart of Dixie
I don’t know if the food is any good, but they usually have live music or some crazy town event going on, so it would least be an entertaining meal.


8 of My Favorite Food-Related Storylines…

My best friend just had her second baby two weeks ago, so in honor of Chase and because his mother requested this list, I present to you my favorite food related storylines.

1. Friends – Rachel’s Trifle This whole episode is one of my favorites, especially when Ross and Monica’s mother calls everybody out at the end, but it all starts with the trifle.

2. Kitchen Confidential – Chef Gerard After one too many bypass surgeries, instead of deciding to start eating healthy, Jack’s culinary school professor chooses Nolita as the location for his very last meal.

3. Seinfeld – Soup Nazi You cannot have a food-related list and not include this episode. It is just so funny and it makes me yell, “No soup for you!”

4. Sons of Anarchy – Chuckie’s Chili Chuckie finds an interesting place to hide a head that was dropped on SAMCRO’s doorstep from the deputies that are searching the clubhouse. They even ask to taste the chili because it just smells so good.


8 Cancelled Shows That I Still Miss…

I do not know about you, but about half my shows were cancelled last week. Hilary Winston, the creator of Bad Teacher, called it a “comedy bloodbath,” and it really did feel like that. Some shows we will probably forget about in a few years, but some will always stay with us. These are the shows from previous seasons that I still miss having on my television and still watch repeatedly on DVD, iTunes or Netflix.*

1. Kitchen Confindential, starring Bradley Cooper, Jaime King, John Francis Daley, Nicholas Brendan, Owain Yeomen, Bonnie Somerville, John Cho, Sam Pancake, Erinn Hayes and Frank Langella. It was based on the book of the same name by Anthony Bourdain. Only four episodes ever aired, but all thirteen are on the DVDs and they are all hilarious.

2. The Black Donnellys, starring Jonathan Tucker, Olivia Wilde, Tom Guiry, Billy Lush, Michael Stahl-David, Kirk Acevedo, Keith Nobbs and Peter Greene. Tucker, Guiry, Lush and Stahl-David played four Irish brothers living in New York who always look after each other, even when one of them gets into trouble with the Irish and Italian Mobs.

3. Life As We Know It, starring Sean Faris, Missy Peregrym, Jon Foster, Chris Lowell, Kelly Osbourne, Jessica Lucas, D.B. Sweeney, Lisa Darr and Marguerite Moreau. Aside from the great cast, this show also dealt with a lot of great high school issues like a mother’s infidelity, a teacher-student affair and how a teenager might deal with their father’s alcoholism. The opening credits also introduced me to musician Michael Tolcher.

4. The Deep End, starring Matt Long, Tina Majorino, Leah Pipes, Ben Lawson, Mehcad Brooks, Billy Zane, Norbert Leo Butz, Nicole Ari Parker and Clancy Brown. This show followed a group of first year lawyers as they learned the robes at a reputable law firm in Los Angeles. My favorite scenes were always the ones with Butz’s Rowdy Kaiser, especially when he was trying to give Lawson’s Liam Priory advice on girls.