Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, 3 Days to Open, a one-hour show about empires crumbling to dust, Fridays at 10 p.m. on the Food Network. In the past few years the Food Network's programming moved from the time-honored strategy of having people c ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia, a half-hour show about Aladdin Sane, Fridays at 7 p.m. on the Cooking Channel. In this space, usually I end up steering you away from cooking shows, not because I want to ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's on going with food TV. This week we review Monday, airing Monday on the Food Network. Most cable channels can't withstand scrutiny. They're good to catch a quick show like Tommy Lee Goes to College but stay too long and the bottom drops out and yo ... More >>
A game show that people have ever cared about -- even a little bit -- can go down, but it will never truly be out. Know the Dick Clark version of Pyramid that started in the 1970s and continued throughout the decade? No? Well, you've probably encountered the Bill Cullen version (also from the '70s), ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, Trisha's Country Kitchen, a half-hour show of executives laughing at us, Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. on the Food Network. Trisha Yearwood is a two-time cookbook author with a new show on the Food Network about souther ... More >>
-- John BurtonIt's always a great day to be a reporter when politicians are dropping F-bombs, especially when they are dropping them in reference to California's depressing finances. Of course, it makes even better fodder for The Daily Show, which did a hilarious segment last night explaining jus ... More >>
Carina OstWatching Top Chef Masters from Public House. SFoodie got word that cheftestant Traci Des Jardins would be having a Top Chef Masters viewing party at her casual dining joint, Public House. It was, of course, open to the public, so we headed down there for a seat at the bar. The sound of ... More >>
Producers of food TV don't just care if a guy can cook ― most stars of cooking shows these days have to be hot enough to make viewers' plasmas sweat. Behold, SFoodie's countdown of the eight sexiest male chefs currently taking up space on our DVRs, dudes with the power to sear our tenderloins with ... More >>
BravoTVTop Chef's boys' club...We are still in it, and the real season finale for Top Chef: All-Stars is still not even upon us. Let the torture stop and the recap begin! Last night's Quickfire Challenge was the Quickfire of all Quickfires. The cheftestants each got to assign a Top Chef Quic ... More >>
Turkinator/FlickrLast night's episode of Top Chef: All-Stars marked the end of the New York challenges. Why not leave New York the same way so many came in? We're talking Ellis Island. For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants had to make a dish from ingredients in a ferry's snack bar. Ti ... More >>
BravoTVEx-Absinthe chef (and former Top Chef loser) Jamie Lauren.Last night was the premiere of Top Chef: All-Stars, and it was also the first night of Chanukah. For those of you un-chosen folks, you celebrate the first night by lighting the shamash (helper candle) that will light the first c ... More >>
rocor/FlickrFiercer than Game One at AT&T Park, it was Dessert Wars!Everybody knows the Giants aced Game One of the World Series, but in last night's other competition news, Dessert Wars were on . Top Chef: Just Desserts rolled out a collection of challenge favorites, beginning with the Pastr ... More >>
Putting the "fox" back in Fox News.Just when you thought certain airheads on network cable news couldn't get anymore plastic, Mattel has immortalized the entire profession with its very own Barbie. Actually she won in the inaugural global vote. While the popular vote went toward a computer engine ... More >>
Pic via ScrapetvTonight Show Host Conan O'Brien just pulled out from what was sure to be a very special tribute to his career at this weekend's SF Sketchfest. The sold out show was going to be held at the Herbst Theatre this Sunday at 2 pm. Ticket holders received the following email this afterno ... More >>
As 2009 comes to a close, it's important to remember it all - lest we forget. While other outlets sift through the best and brightest moments of the decade, we here at the SF Weekly would like to pay homage to the most bizarre phenomenon of our time, reality television (as we might have some experie ... More >>
Paula AbdulAs people turn away from soap operas in droves, daytime television continues to pull out the dramatic stops in order to keep afloat in the recession. But if Days of Our Lives or All My Children wants a bit of a buzzy boost that a fictional transsexual rock star just cannot provide, the pr ... More >>
Throughout my television-viewing life there have been certain programs that I've obsessed over, planned my schedule around, discussed with my fellow zealots over water cooler and barstool and, in short, made a point to watch without fail, but nowadays there's only one show I can't live without, Top ... More >>
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