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Congrats to Troy Johnson of Riviera on his new show Crave on the Food Network... [moved from San Diego board]

Beach Chick May 4, 2011 07:20 PM

Awesome Troy!
Your audition tape (Free Philly Cheese Steak) is great and can't wait to see your new show, Crave, on the Food Network..
Crave, is written and hosted by Johnson and premiers June 20 at 10pm.
Wishing you all the best..


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    Cgrout Sep 7, 2011 07:59 AM

    You kept the attention of my 2 year old. Much kudos to you. I love listening to you talk, you're like the Dennis Miller of the food network.

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      delong99 Sep 6, 2011 09:40 AM

      I'm liking the food science aspect of the show - a little Alton Brown-esque at times without the schtick. I'm looking forward to future episodes.

      PS - I was so afraid one of those chicken cutters was going to buzz his fingers right off. I wonder how they train for that job?

      1. David11238 Aug 30, 2011 02:07 PM

        After watching the pizza subject on Crave I have come to the conclusion that you need to work on your show. Really work on it. What you're doing and how you present it has been done before by the likes of Adam Richman, Anthony Bourdain, Guy Fieri, etc. Please believe me when I say I'm not being mean spirited. But your type of show is a dime a dozen. Except for the information on how gluten affects pizza dough, there was really nothing useful from the show. I will watch a few more episodes and hope you're only going through a teething process and eventually nail down a rhythm.

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          ohcrackerplease Aug 30, 2011 02:12 PM

          Hey. I respect that. Hopefully it'll continue to get better and give you some more stuff that's useful. Thanks for the feedback.

        2. Beach Chick Aug 30, 2011 06:29 AM

          You friggin nailed it bro...great show!

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          1. re: Beach Chick
            ohcrackerplease Aug 30, 2011 01:38 PM

            Thanks, BC. Wow. Feel like I just spent a night on Pitosin givin birth.

          2. Beach Chick Aug 29, 2011 08:37 AM

            Major props to you Troy on your new show, Crave, busting out of the gate on FN tomorrow..
            I will drum the long version of Freebird in your honor tomorrow..

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              ohcrackerplease Aug 29, 2011 09:36 AM

              Thanks a ton, Beachie. Crazy times. I'm gonna go vomit now.

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                Fake Name Aug 29, 2011 09:57 AM


                Recipe, please?

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                  DiningDiva Aug 29, 2011 10:41 AM

                  Interesting article from Peter Rowe in the UT - http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/20...

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                ohcrackerplease May 5, 2011 06:15 AM

                Hey guys. I had to resign up for Chow to say thanks. (The moderators and I got all pissy with each other a long time ago so I took my ball and went home).

                Sincere thanks. Hopefully I don't come off like a Grade A Tool, and that we teach people some stuff, make a food bucket list, and a chuckle or two.

                Flying to New York on Monday for the most important shoots of our trip. Kind of stand-up monologues similar to my demo tape. Not sure if you've seen that or not. But this is the tape that got me the gig. And if I do my job right, it'll be the same attitude/style of the show.


                Thanks again.

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                  Beach Chick May 5, 2011 08:36 AM

                  That vid is Out Frigging Standing..you killed it.
                  You have a great on-camera presence and you are going to kick some serious ass!
                  You are the next Big Man on Campus and only wishing you the best at FN..

                  Beach Chicka

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                    ohcrackerplease May 6, 2011 12:14 PM

                    Thanks, Beach Chicka.

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                    euroshrimp May 15, 2011 01:29 PM

                    Wow...I have a ridiculous crush on your vocabulary...particularly your similes... ;)
                    Can't wait for the new show! Best of luck!!!

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                      ohcrackerplease May 16, 2011 11:19 AM

                      Thanks, Euro. Workin on it as we speak. I'm a simile junkie.

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                      delong99 May 17, 2011 09:23 AM

                      Love the tape - can't wait for the show. Will you have to watch your mouth or will they "bleep" you?

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                        ohcrackerplease May 18, 2011 10:35 AM

                        Thanks, delong. Yeah, I'm definitely going to have to be a little less colorful with the language. Luckily, I've learned a few non-bleepable words along the way.

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                        blackbookali Aug 30, 2011 08:06 AM

                        Caught the pizza show last night, you did kill it. Love your angle and share it as well. And the fact that you got into it with the mods makes you plain grade A in my book. If you ever need some LA tips, knock on my cyber door.

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                          ohcrackerplease Aug 30, 2011 01:37 PM

                          Thank you, brother. Been a crazyfun ride. i've bookmarked you for L.A. tips. If this show gets legs, I'll definitely be back.

                      3. foodiechick May 4, 2011 10:12 PM

                        Troy has been pretty funny the last month or so on Twiiter, posting updates on the daily shooting schedule, location, food consumed, and deterioration of his digestive system: "Food Network shoot, Day 27: Deep-fried burger day. Every time you eat one of these things, a flax seed dies."

                        Should be a fun series.

                        1. DiningDiva May 4, 2011 09:29 PM

                          Caught it on The Best Thing I Ever Ate Monday night and thought he did a bang up job. Donovan's looked great on camera

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