"Hot Lunch Spots" puts downtown's Merchants Restaurant in the spotlight as "a quiet retreat from bustling Broadway [that] serves elegant Southern food." Also featured will be Perla in New York City, Baco Mercat in Los Angeles, and Atlanta's Local Three Kitchen and Bar. If you miss Sunday night's episode, you can catch it again throughout the week; just check the website for additional air dates.
"Ethnic Eats" premieres Sunday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. and will feature Riffs Fine Street Food showing off how they combine Caribbean and Asian flavors, including one of my favorites, the kare pan. I'll be tuning in as I was there for filming and can't wait to see a few Bites fans and commenters on the small screen.
The episode will also visit Balaboosta in New York City, Cook's Torta in Los Angeles, and Pecking Order in Chicago.
Also, the show, Foodie Fanatics that Chris Chamberlain wrote about last month has been renamed Log On & Eat With Eden Grinshpan. The series is set to premiere this Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 p.m. on the Cooking Channel. They've rearranged the episodes, so it won't start out with the episode that features hot chicken. That means we will have to wait even longer to learn the identity of the mysterious "online hot chicken aficionado." Though I'm certain that they're unrelated, I did spy a photo of Suzy Wong (aka Arnold Myint) in the show's gallery. Looks like this will be an interesting series.
The Cooking Channel is on Comcast channel 122 and 1281, AT&T/U-Verse channel 456, DirecTV channel 232, and Dish Network channel 113.