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Bring back the Hungry Detective

I really like Chris Cognac on this show. I saw that he was doing a show on Chicago next month and so am I (going to Chicago that is). I checked the Food Network and saw that the only time the show is on is Friday, Mayy 11th at 10:30am. What the heck? He was on prime time and he should be on prime time. And not to "bash" but why don't they replace the Ace of Cakes with the Hungry Detective? Actually, why don't they replace the Ace of Cakes with anything!!

Nancy in St. Paul

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  1. That made me smile! Thanks!...it was a lot of fun to do! I love Chicago and am thinking of checking out a Bears game this year...and getting more Hot Dougs Dogs....man they were good!

    1. The food network should change its name to the cake network - because that is all they seem to show these days.

      1. It's all about ratings and advertisers, whether or not FoodTV produces more episodes of the Hungry Detective. It couldn't hurt for you or anyone else to contact FoodTV and make your desire known, but that is probably a long shot.

        Too bad, because Chris Cognac is a real chowhoundish person, not some contrived media personality. But maybe its for the best if they don't pick up his show, and he can remain being a real person, and still do his day job, as one of the good guys.

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        1. re: ChinoWayne

          I wanted to contact the Food Channel, but I could not find anywhere online to contact. Any ideas? Anybody?

          And a question for Chris: What have you tried at Hot Doug's? Did you get to taste the fries cooked in duck fat? I can't wait until I get to try this place next month!

          Nancy in St. Paul

          1. re: nancyd

            I think you can e mail FN via the web site...I think there is a feedback section. Hot Dougs...the fries are fantastic and I had a few dogs...the antelope was interesting, Hot Doug is one creative dude....good prices as well...nothing I tasting in Chi town came close to the stuff at Hot Dougs...

            1. re: nancyd

              Hi

              Please take any further discussion about the chow in Chicago to the Chicago board.

              Thanks.

          2. anyone find out why the show was canceled?

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            1. re: mrwilmoth

              The host had intelligence, a good personality, was classy, and was not overly hyper...everything FN does not want in a host.

              1. re: Withnail42

                Yes Chris, we like you. We really really like you.

                1. re: Phaedrus

                  Thanks....we do have about 6-9 segments that never aired...I would really like to get them edited and at least put on the FN web site or made into a little "missing evidence" special....one place is Bowen Island in SC...it was great, but the place burned down after we filmed (its been rebuilt and Bourdain filmed there) and we also did Sarcones in Philly....that place was good! I would love to do more....but thats life I guess.....our ratings were ok and we beat the show that aired ahead of us a several occasions....

                  1. re: ccognac

                    I am yet another who thoroughly enjoyed "The Hungry Detective". I hope there is some way to get those shows aired somehow or another. I lived in and around NYC for years and never ONCE heard of the BBQ joint, Dinosaur BBQ. It's amazing, what a find.

                    Good luck in your future out of the way finds!

            2. I love the Ace of Cakes! I also loved the Hungry Detective, and would love to see it back. There are several other shows on FN I do without.