Iron Chef and Uchi (and Alamo Drafthouse and Roy's) [moved from Austin board]
Hello all! Fairly new reader and brand spankin' new poster here. (And, as such, I'm not sure if what I say crosses the non-promoting/advertising posting etiquette line. My apologies, in advance, if it does.) Love the site. And after seeing the latest Alamo Guide in my inbox, I was compelled to make my first post. So here goes . . .
Uchi's very own Tyson Cole will be appearing on this Sunday's Iron Chef America. I figured this was worth mentioning considering how much we all love Uchi around here. (I know I'm a huge fan of Tyson's, even more so since our party dined at the sushi bar one night and not only got to watch him work his culinary magic, but also chat and interact with him). Catch it on TV or watch it on the Drafthouse's big screen.
And, on a related note, have any of you ever been to the Drafthouse's version of this, Iron Chef Austin? Seems like it could be a nice food-centric outing. They battle Roy's in a few days.
I'm living out of town at the moment but moving back soon, and reading about fun little things like this make me THAT much more excited to be back in my city! Well, nice to "meet" all you 'hounds.
Interesting show. I thought Tyson Cole's dishes were more interesting visually and from the descriptions. Of course, we can't taste over the airwaves (dang it), but I found myself more interested in tasting his dishes. I'm not quibbling with the results, but I thought he did very well.
I agree with you. Some of Chef Morimoto's elements were nice and creative, but it also seemed like the judges weren't too thrilled with the taste of a few of his dishes. I actually thought that they might give it to Cole after their remarks and was surprised he scored considerably lower than Morimoto in the taste category (wonder if it had anything to do with their remarks about how ginger didn't play a large enough role in a couple of his dishes). Oh well, 'twas still fun to watch.