Dinner Impossible @ Morey's Piers

Monday, July 21, 2008 12:39 PM
Last night Michael Symon debuted as the new host of "Dinner Impossible". In a preview of the new hots on the show, Symon made a Gormet Dinner only using boardwalk foods found at Morey's Piers.

I would have posted last night, but I wasn't at home. It appears that the next airing of this episode is on August 20th.

"Watch the tram car please" *** Edited 7/21/2008 4:45:58 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***

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Monday, July 21, 2008 12:47 PM
I forgot to mention the best part. The dessert he came up with was chocolate covered bacon strips sprinkled with crushed almonds. It looked so good.
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Monday, July 21, 2008 1:23 PM
Michael Symon? Sweet!

Seemed like everyone had forgotten about Robert Irvine "punching up his resume"...but Chef Symon, and Morey's...that's a winning combination! :)

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Monday, July 21, 2008 1:43 PM
Robert Irvine has just started a blog

http://www.chefrobertirvineblog.com/index.php

and he comes off just as batty as you thought he would. I'm not crazy about Symon as a TV personality either but Irvine made me want to throw my cable box out the window. Take that with a grain of salt, though, 90% of Food Network makes me feel violent.

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Monday, July 21, 2008 2:37 PM
Symon does has a unique personality that I can see as not being for everyone. Personaly, I like him. Maybe it's the Cleveland connection. I just finaly made it to his restaurant, Lolitas, in the Tremont section of Cleveland. It was very good. A bit pricey but it was definatly worth the indulgence. His other restaurant, Lolas, which is downtown, is a lot more expensive. I've not eaten there. He has a new place opening up in Woodmere at the Eton Collection on the east side of Cleveland that will be called Bittersweet. It may just be desserts.

Irvine on the otherhand drove me crazy. I couldn't stand the show with him as the host. With Symon, it will be one of my weekly regulars.

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Monday, July 21, 2008 2:39 PM
Well, sad to see Irvine go. This is the first I've heard about it. One matchup or colaberation i'd like to see would be Alton Brown and Simon vs. Rachel Ray & Morimto in a battle on "Iron Chef"
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Monday, July 21, 2008 3:11 PM
Since it's Jersey, there's really only one chef that "fits"...from Bayonne to Bayhead, from Monmouth to Morey's - there's only one Anthony (call me Tony) Bourdain.

More of a Travel Channel personality, but definitely knows his way around the food options on the Jersey Shore. Just don't let him get near Asbury Park! ;)

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Monday, July 21, 2008 3:25 PM
^My hero...hands down. No Reservations is great television.

I actually enjoyed Irvine's shows. I thought it was better than most food network shows. Guess you shouldn't lie on your resume. ;)

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Monday, July 21, 2008 4:11 PM

Jason Hammond said:
Symon does has a unique personality that I can see as not being for everyone. Personaly, I like him. Maybe it's the Cleveland connection. I just finaly made it to his restaurant, Lolitas, in the Tremont section of Cleveland. It was very good. A bit pricey but it was definatly worth the indulgence. His other restaurant, Lolas, which is downtown, is a lot more expensive. I've not eaten there. He has a new place opening up in Woodmere at the Eton Collection on the east side of Cleveland that will be called Bittersweet. It may just be desserts.

I have eaten at Lola, and it was worth ever penny, which I thought wasn't bad at slightly less than $200 for a party of four.

The service was impeccable, the presentation was beautiful, and the food was delicious. What more would you want? I highly recommend Lola, and look forward to trying Lolitas in the future.

On another note, I read Chef Symon was opening a restaurant in Detroit. It will be at the Historic Book Cadillac for Starwood Hotels, and will be called Roast.

-Tambo

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Monday, July 21, 2008 4:51 PM
^From what I've been told, the new Detroit restaurant will be in the new "W" hotel. I assume it is a hotel owned by Wynn but I'm not sure.
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Monday, July 21, 2008 5:27 PM
^W Hotels are Starwood properties that lean toward the hip/boutique end. The design is contemporary, and the lobby transforms in the evening to a night club atmosphere- loud music, chic bar, etc. Chef Symon would be a good fit there.

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/index.html

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Monday, July 21, 2008 9:16 PM
"Bacon and Chocolate. Its a match made in Heaven!"
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Monday, July 21, 2008 9:53 PM
WooHoo! More Food Network addicts.

My favorite Iron Chef as of late has been Cat Cora. Those of you who are familiar with the magazine FHM should know why.. :)

Seriously, that's pretty much the only channel I watch, since it started coming in HD.

I'm also quite surprised at the level of niceness that MS has vs Robert. I still loved DI with Robert, though.

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Monday, July 21, 2008 11:36 PM
I'm a total Food Network addict. Not sure if you were aware but Irvine got busted for BSing his creds and got booted from the show. There was no knighthood, or white house chef thing he fudged it all!

http://gawker.com/357461/massive-celebrity-chef-also-massive-liar *** Edited 7/22/2008 5:32:56 AM UTC by Cropsey***

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008 12:09 AM
^ If you're going to lie on your resume, at least lie about something that would take more than 5 minutes to verify wasn't true.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008 1:12 AM
^...mentioning it during your show's opening sequence every episode probably isn't the best idea either... ;)

Did I mention what I did at MY last job....as President? :)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:18 AM
Chocolate covered bacon.....sounds interesting!

;)

-Tina

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008 7:13 AM
I'd like to see a "Impossible" challange where he does a meal a truck stop and can only use whatever food he finds truckers carrying.

Given the fact that trucks haul EVERYTHING, it shouldn't be too hard...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008 4:16 PM
But can he do a "Gravy Buffet?"
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Monday, August 18, 2008 2:55 PM
The Season Of Dinner Impossible kicks off this Wednesday. They start off at 10pm with Escape to Alcatraz and follow up at 10:30pm by showing the Morey's Piers episode.
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