Am I the last person to learn about this AWESOME new word? "Foochebag" might be the most overused bon mot of the decade by the time I am done with it in the next few weeks . . . I first spied it at the end of an article announcing Tyler Florence and Jeremy Fox’s partnership, which is monumental, at least today. This is easily the smartest thing T-Flo has done in his entire career. It finally demonstrates some sense of self-awareness in a man who I thought had none at all. Brilliant move. And now I actually want to go eat at TF’s restaurants next week.
So my friend, colleague, and fellow Vassar alum, Tye, sent me these videos last week on YouTube. (If you don’t know, YouTube has dozens of videos that you can watch online anytime you want. Seriously.) Anyway, this is the single greatest travel program since Swedish Treasure Hunting Stewardesses .
Ricky Gervais can run the world as far as I am concerned.
Like that? Check this out!
Editor's Note: These videos were taken down on YouTube due to copyright issues.
It doesn’t matter if you think Ray Ray says Sh*t or Sick. She has really made some great shows lately and this segment with Doug Quint from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck was awesome. Quint is a genius, a great promoter, and I will be hanging with him for sure at my Cart in The Parc event at the New York City Wine and Food Fest this weekend. I will have lots to report as I wend my way around the city checking out Giada’s Meatball Madness, Ray Rays Burger Bash, Bobby’s Taco and Tequila Night, and my event on Sunday. There are dozens of amazing dinners and demos I am going to check out and will post pics on @andrewzimmern as I take them. Stay tuned.
In the Paris episode of Bizarre Food with AZ I sat down with Le Fooding l and ate my way across The City of Lights with an eye toward redefining cuisine and our obsession with codifying it. Le Fooding has become a global obsession and its latest adventure brought it to New York hosting a SF vs. NYC throw down. Next week I am off to The City by the Bay to check out some of the best new spots out there and will let you know what I find.
Schadenfreude Dept. reported that Hells Burgers in Duluth and Subo in Minneapolis have both closed and that Taste of Minnesota owes more than a hundred grand to various entities. Totally Psyched Dept. reported that The Inn will re-open in the Subo space helmed by the Niver-Fraztke-Johnson trio that operates Strip Club. Johnson is also opening the Prairie Ale House out near me, which is great news because aside from Five Guys, Parma 8200, and a handful of ethnic eateries the food in the far west ’burbs is terrible. Now considering the fact that a gazillion people live out here and the median income is higher than almost anywhere else in the state tells me that Johnson is onto something.