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Is there a Food Network show called Meat and Potatoes?

I can't find any evidence that there is, but last night at Max Fish in Manhattan, we saw a video crew shooting some b-roll. A member of the crew told my friend it was "local color" for this show. Heard of it? Or could Meat and Potatoes be an episode title rather than a show title? I didn't get a long look at the subject of the shot, but he was bald, with glasses and a tan complexion, maybe 35ish.

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  1. sounds like a "setup" for a Throwdown with Bobby Flay.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      The guy I saw was definitely not Bobby Flay. Is it possible it was his opponent? I thought the Throwdowns were ambushes.

      1. re: small h

        Yes, they usually tell the opponent they are being filmed for the pilot for their own show (which I think is mean) or a special, so they do film them for several segments before Bobby shows up.

        ~TDQ

        1. re: The Dairy Queen

          Ah, I see. Then that may indeed be what I saw. I'll keep an eye out for the episode.

        2. re: small h

          According to the crew this is going to be a Diners' Drive-ins & Dives style show.

        3. re: goodhealthgourmet

          That was my immediate assumption, too.

          ~TDQ

          1. re: The Dairy Queen

            I believe it is a new show...they will be coming to a restaurant in the midwest in a week or so. I heard the new show is on the down low.

            1. re: studynseclusion

              Hmmm...weird, does TFN do anything on the down low?

              http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityo...

              ~TDQ

              1. re: The Dairy Queen

                "A Food Network spokesperson wouldn't comment on the content of the series, but it's probably fair to assume it involves meat. And, maybe, potatoes." --- it is allegedly about restaurants with big portions of food.

                1. re: studynseclusion

                  Yes, that's what it says in the link I posted.

                  ~TDQ

                  1. re: The Dairy Queen

                    It is a show called Meat and Potatoes. The hosts name is Rhon or similar sounding. They shot in Austin at a BBQ joint.

              2. re: studynseclusion

                They showed up in Kansas City, MO at a diner dive called Westport Flea Market.. yesterday 7-11-10. I was looking for more info on the show.

          2. My co-workers and I ate at the Cowtown Diner in Fort WOrth today and they filmed a segment with all of us. His name is Rom or Rham or something and the show is called "Meat and Potatoes" and will air sometime in September. It was quite exciting!

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            1. re: emtme6196

              Does Rahm/Rom match the physical description in my OP? I'm ever so curious as to where he went before and/or after Max Fish. Not a lot of meat and potato-type places in this neighborhood, as far as I know. Congrats on your star turn!

              1. re: small h

                What Max Fish has to do with Meat and Potatoes or food of any sort is beyond me.

                1. re: bookhound

                  I know for a fact they have limes there. Limes are food. (Note that I am capable of convincing myself that a bloody mary is a nutritious meal.)

                  1. re: small h

                    If using a bloody mary as a meal replacement is wrong I don't want to be right.

                2. re: small h

                  The host is Rahm Fama, Executive Chef for The Lodge at Vail. He has also been at La Posada in Santa Fe. The show airs Friday September 24th at 10pm Eastern

                   
                  1. re: JoeInNorCal

                    That could be him, although he looks quite a bit heavier than I remember. Maybe the chef's coat adds ten pounds. I will check out the show. Thanks for the info.

              2. Yes there really IS a show as I was just with the cast & crew filming here in Kansas City, Mo.
                They was filming at the Westport Flea Market.

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                1. re: Lazyike67

                  Whooo! Love the Flea Market!

                  1. re: Lazyike67

                    I was at Westport Flea Market yesterday. looking forward to seeing the show.

                  2. The food network is filming right now at Amigos in KCK of of 18th street expressway...word is the show is called Meat and Potatoes....

                    1. I live in Springfield OR and they filmed at the restaurants i work at called Jazzies Deli and Giant Burger so the show is definetly real.

                      1. Yep it's a real show. I saw an ad for it last night. It's a show about a guy who's a glutton, touring the country and eating more than is necessary. IMHO

                        1. Maybe next they'll have a spin off called "Meet The Potatoes" a new Alton Brown show all about potatoes. He'll have his usual stuff including talking potatoes puppets, potato authorities and fifty way to cook them. Maybe not.

                          1. There is now... and from the ads it looks appalling. You must have caught them filming it.

                            1. Sounds like Food Network is trying to capture some of the "Man vs. Food" viewership.