Did you watch this show last night? It was good. I recapped it for New York magazine’s “Grub Street” blog:
America is crazy about food. Some of us eat it every day. Others of us have conversations like, â€œHave you tried that amazing new kind of toast?â€ and, â€œLast weekend at the farmersâ€™ market we watched a goat give birth to a jar of marmalade.â€ Because America cannot love something without turning it into a reality show, weâ€™re enjoying a superabundance of cooking-related TV. NBC has decided to dive into this simmering goulash of food shows with America’s Next Great Restaurant which promises, at the end of its nine-week run, to give America its next great restaurant. So now you know: Any restaurant that opens between now and the conclusion of this show will not be great. It will suck. You have NBCâ€™s word on that. I happened to watch the premiere of America’s Next Great Restaurant at a dinner party (I invited myself; Iâ€™m an incorrigible freeloader). The hostess was kind enough to lend me some earphones I plugged into the TV so I wouldnâ€™t bother the other guests.
Read the rest here.