HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >

Discussion

Food Network show looking for your favorite outrageous food

A new show is currently in production for the Food Network focusing on Outrageous Food. We are looking for your favorite outrageous unique eating spots. Big, bold, spicy and unique. We're also looking for unique sweets. Thank you all for any suggestions!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Chocolate Mayan calendar at Xocolate Berkeley.
    http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2009...

    -----
    The Xocolate Bar
    1709 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

    1. Sounds like just another extreme food gimmick (typical of why I don't watch the Food Network very much anymore) and also rather vague. Unless you're talking food that's designed to be outrageous (too hot to eat, too big to eat, etc.) then what some people might think is outrageous might be perfectly normal to another.

      That said, people are always impressed by the dishes at China Village in Albany that come in a tureen with the solid layer of dried chiles on top (the West Style Spicy Fish Fillet and the Spicy Tofu with Fish Fillet).

      1. Just to clarify, unique outrageous food at a local restaurant or cafe, bakery, candy or ice cream maker. Thanks!

        3 Replies
        1. re: kb1818

          The chocolate place looks great.

          Yes I am looking for too big to eat, too hot to eat, unique food combinations and would like to hear about what people think is outrageous and unique-all suggestions-not limited to the world's largest burrito. This is meant to be entertaining and fun. We are not looking for a culinary excellence although if it fits great. There are plenty of other shows that focus on culinary.

          Thank you for your suggestions. All are appreciated.

          1. re: kb1818

            If you're not looking for culinary excellence you're on the wrong board. This board is about finding deliciousness, not gimmicks.

            There's not much focusing on culinary excellence on Food Network these days, that's for sure. Just what we need, another "fun" extreme food show.

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              I've used this board for personal suggestions and respect the opinions of those who post here.

              To further clarify-I am interested in culinary. I am deliberately being vague because I want any and all suggestions. It can be upscale and it can be a pizza or burger joint. I've seen plenty of discussions about the best burger, best pizza and best fine dining. I'd like to keep it completely open to suggestions keeping in mind that there is the element of "out of this world eats." Thanks much!

          1. The Coffee, Cigarettes and Doughnuts dessert at Thermidor is unique. Especially given the fact the SF is such an anti-smoking city, to have a dessert that contains nicotine is definitely an interesting concept.

            http://sf.eater.com/archives/2010/06/...

            -----
            Thermidor
            8 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103

            1. It isn't my "favorite," since I've never tried it, but the "Heart Attack" and other stuff at Sumo Grub in Berkeley is pretty outrageous.

              -----
              Sumo Grub
              2235 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94704

              1. Ruth Lafler is absolutely correct. This theme of "outrageous food" smacks of the same ethnocentrism as the "Chow: Innovation Tour" (but at least "Innovation" lends a positive tone.)

                Look Food Network, one person's stinky tofu is another person's roquefort. To call one "outrageous" and the other "normal" (or whatever) is elitist and xenophobic and just contributes to the dumbing down of America. Please stop it.

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7133...

                Mr Taster

                1. Guy Fieri's restaurants, Ace Wasabi and Johnny Garlic's, are both extreme and in Santa Rosa.

                  -----
                  Johnny Garlic's
                  917 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

                  3 Replies
                  1. re: ML8000

                    Thank you for your suggestions.

                    1. re: ML8000

                      While your reply was probably meant tongue-in-cheek, I'll point out that Ace Wasabi is in San Francisco. Fieri's Tex Wasabi's in Santa Rosa remains closed for remodeling.

                      1. re: Melanie Wong

                        You're right. I confused Ace with Tex...Ace Wasabi's is affectionately known as "Hooters now serving sushi in the Marina"...not so extreme.

                    2. There is also the chili-lime and pizza margherita cupcakes at Republic of Cake

                      http://republicofcake.com/index.html

                      1. American Cupcake, which I've never heard of until now, has an absolutely revolting sounding Red Velvet fried chicken.

                        http://consumerist.com/2010/08/two-de...

                        -----
                        American Cupcake
                        1919 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123