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Chef Inspired - BS

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I'm leary of so called "Chef Inspired Restaurants" seems like the only one inspired is the chef and nobody else. Case in point, high profile Southwest flavor of Phoenix restaurant inspired by Beard nominee and winning chef who now had 5 restaurants under her name... So first notice balsamic vinegar salad, no chips/salsa however we are served bread with tapenade. Wifey ordered a pork sandwich that was anything but SW'ern...thinking it was cooked in traditional method..NOT ...I ordered the Rojos Enchiladas with cheese. When they brought out the 3 street taco size enchiladas there was 0 - NO filling what so ever inside ...Nothing. We had just came from Shun Yen and did not want a refire. How lazy, ignorant, or stoned could one be NOT to put filling in and not notice it, and the wait staff last line of Defence...paid $50+ and was still hungry.

 

I have been to 2 DDD by happenstance and both have been a disaster.

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I have been to 2 DDD by happenstance and both have been a disaster.

 

Do you mean "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" by this?

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I have been to 2 DDD by happenstance and both have been a disaster.

 

Do you mean "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" by this?

 

Last time we cruised was with Carnival and they were really pushing his burger place.

Was like eating cardboard smothered in jalapenos...

 

mimi

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I have no axe to grind as far as the show and it's host go. I have been around enough blocks to realize that the show is about entertainment, attracting more viewers, thereby increasing cash flow as a result. Let's face it, that is a sound business model.

 

The show ain't about truth and education. It is more along the lines of the "National Inquirer".

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I can take one look at the menu and tell you with near certainty if a place is all talk and no wok.

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Firstly I must say that even though a James Beard award winning Chef may own his or her own kitchen, it doesn't necessarily mean that fantastic award winning food is going to come out of that kitchen each and every day.

 

I personally dislike DDD. Guy's character does not warm the cockles of my heart, nor do I care for his TV persona. I find his remarks stupid, infantile, and condescending.

 

I also see that America's love for large portions has not abated yet, and the FN has not done anything to help this situation.
It's all about entertainment and I wish for the day when the Food Network meets its demise, as it sends the wrong message to the people

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I can take one look at the menu and tell you with near certainty if a place is all talk and no wok.

 

:lol:

 

mimi

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