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Food Network Star 2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dthmj, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Jul 22, 2013 #81 of 184
    betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Oh my. I went to check out the FB pages and bam. It hit me.

    It didn't click before, but Rodney is Dangerously Delicious pie man. Dangerously Delicious Pies is located here in Baltimore. I have gotten pies from them. Now I realize I met him about 3 or 4 years ago when I went to pick up a savory pie, but since then have only dealt with women that work there. The pies are NOT cheap so I usually only get one a year or if there is a special sale. The shop is down in Canton/Baltimore now, but used to be up the street from me in Hampden.

    http://dangerouspiesbalt.com/2013/07/the-next-food-network-star-tonight-9pm/

    Ack, he's going to be coming to the bar I hang at on tuesdays - Rocket to Venus. Wheee.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2013 #82 of 184
    JoBeth66

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    So nice to see Lovely come back and go RIGHT back out. I hate the 'last chance kitchen' thing, and I wish they wouldn't do it.

    I agree it's between Stacey & Nikki at this point. I don't know how pie guy is hanging on - you can hardly understand anything he says, and his pies (with the exception of a very few) haven't even been wowing the judges.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2013 #83 of 184
    Alfer

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    Was glad to see Lovely come and go so quick. The whole Salvation thing was stupid IMO.

    I liked how Lovely tried to spin things when she left..meaning she beat all those other folks so she is a winner blah blah blah. Don't let the door hit in on your big ol' you know what girlfriend.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2013 #84 of 184
    rorrim

    rorrim Runs with Scissors

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    He has a store on H Street in NE DC as well, close to where H meets Maryland Ave and Florida Ave. I like to stop there when I am over that way. The pies are excellent!
     
  5. Jul 23, 2013 #85 of 184
    betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Well, d'oh, I just realized that was JUNE not July event at Rocket. Oh well.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2013 #86 of 184
    betts4

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    You know, thinking back on it, you would think that the Pizza pie guy with his "500 year old yeast" would have been more interesting to Rodney, who makes pies.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2013 #87 of 184
    bryhamm

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    I will be SHOCKED if nikki doesn't win this.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2013 #88 of 184
    d-dub

    d-dub Jami's Gameboy

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    The "500 year old yeast" thing was a laugh. What really happens is that you start out with a starter culture, and then, over the course of a few months, the original yeast strain is replaced with local yeast strains, and then you have the same yeast everyone else in your area has.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2013 #89 of 184
    sushikitten

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    Has anyone watched Salvation kitchen? There are only four eps about 5-7 minutes each. Robert Irvine was the sole judge (or appeared to be...there might have been behind-the-scenes input) of the winning dish/chef and two of Lovely's wins I would have gone the other way.

    For example:

    A too-salty dish that actually used the ingredient well and creatively VS a tasty dish that barely used the ingredient in a lackluster way.

    Robert specifically says THE INGREDIENT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING... then Lovey won with the lackluster use of the ingredient.

    Oh we'll, glad she's gone again.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2013 #90 of 184
    sharkster

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    Sushikitten - Wow, that is weird. Makes one think the fix was in. haha - Nah, that would never happen. :D

    Maybe they just wanted to put somebody in who didn't stand a chance and have, as somebody else already mentioned, a wasted episode to buy another week for the current finalists.

    I'm just glad she was out quickly. Even though I find a couple of the ones left rather annoying, every one of them is better than her.
     
  11. Jul 28, 2013 #91 of 184
    bryhamm

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    :eek:
     
  12. Jul 29, 2013 #92 of 184
    snowjay

    snowjay 40mph couch potato

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    I have no idea why they are keeping Rodney around. Nikki is still 10 times better than him on her off day. He certainly has a personality but he mumbles a lot and is so hard to understand, that would not be a show I want to watch. And his food hasn't been the best tasting or executed with any type of consistency, it boggles the mind why he didn't get the axe.

    I disagree with their choice this week.
     
  13. Jul 29, 2013 #93 of 184
    Alfer

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    Ditto. Pie guy must go!
     
  14. Jul 29, 2013 #94 of 184
    justen_m

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    Nikki had one bad week. Pie guy has had one good week long ago. He should have gone. Both made pretty pathetic dishes. Pie guy's was more poor execution, while Nikki's was more bad concept (a huge plate of non-pilaf rice with a tiny piece of salmon? Too much of a departure for this 60/70's steak house/supper club).

    Let's look at who, realistically, might have/had a chance at a show on FN or Cooking Channel. Stacey (silky smooth, perfect delivery), Nikki (best concept) absolutely. Damaris, sure. She reminds me a bit of Melissa d'Arabian. Russel? Maybe, with lots of polishing of his on-screen persona. Pie Guy? I don't see it, but Sandwich King Jeff Mauro has a show, so who knows.

    I liked last night's episode. As soon as they walked into the restaurant for the elimination challenge, I shuddered and thought, "total 70's supper club vibe." This was only re-enforced with the five plates that were brought out. Looks like the dishes haven't changed in 40 years. The vegetables for each dish consisted of pathetic afterthoughts. And boxed potatoes? Seriously? Your business has been declining? Yeah, all your patrons are dying and your dishes are older than the younger crowd you need to attract.
     
  15. Jul 29, 2013 #95 of 184
    snowjay

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    Stacey might have a smooth delivery but as time goes on I really dislike watching her - it does seem fake. I'd watch something Nikki or Demaris put out, they have a more natural likable quality.

    I'm tired of hearing about Russell and his sins.
     
  16. Jul 29, 2013 #96 of 184
    sharkster

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    What in the hell do they see in Pie Guy?? Seriously, and they said that they were taking into account everything from each of them from the whole competition - and they pick Nikki?

    Russell's whole 'sin' thing doesn't even make sense to me, in terms of an entire POV for a show. Nothing he cooks makes that bridge. But at least he has a presence and articulacy that is watchable. Pie Guy has none of that, IMO.

    Even Demaris is really doing a lot better. I don't find her nearly as annoying as I did in the beginning. Stacey does push the giant, non-moving, smile too much. That's a shame, as I like people who are polished and articulate. I think Nikki should still be a contender, particularly above pie dude. We'll probably see her on the Cooking Channel.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2013 #97 of 184
    snowjay

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    I wonder the same thing. Has Rodney even won a week? I know Nikki has. Are we even watching the same show?
     
  18. Jul 29, 2013 #98 of 184
    justen_m

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    Agreed. She might end up like Kelsey Nixon, top four finisher in season four, who's on the Cooking Channel. http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/chefs/kelsey-nixon.html
     
  19. Jul 29, 2013 #99 of 184
    bryhamm

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    I think her blowing the pilaf thing was HUGE in the judges minds.
     
  20. sharkster

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    While I recall finding Kelsey mildly annoying, during her season of NFNS, I actually find that she does a very good job on her show on the CC and have been watching it since it began. She was a pleasant surprise to me.

    While I am a very experienced cook, and I still enjoy her show, I also think her show would be a great teaching tool for new cooks.
     

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