ICA: Symon vs. Brown

There’s something fishy about this week’s Iron Chef America.  First, the challenger is Chef Ed Brown of Ed’s Chowder House in New York City.  Secondly, this week’s commercial hints at Iron Chef Symon taken surprise by “the catch of the day;” it also shows him carrying what appears to be a King Mackerel.  Make that Wahoo, the largest member of the Mackerel family.

Ed Brown on WannabeTVchef.comEd Brown wow’d New Yorkers when he opened 81 across 81st Street from the Museum of Natural History.  He also wow’d the Michelin folks as well because they awarded him one of their highly coveted stars.  But as the boob of the early part of the decade gave way to our current economic state 81 gave way to Ed’s Chowder House.

Ed’s Chowder House is inside the Empire Hotel on 44 West 63rd Street and sure the name says “Montauk” but the interior design screams “Manhattan.”  Of course that stands to reason as Brown’s partner at the Chowder House is Jeffrey Chodorow the owner/financier of over two dozen restaurants including some of New York’s trendiest eateries.  The collaboration has successfully brought Eastern shore cuisine to the Upper West Side and landed Ed’s on NY Magazine’s “Where to Eat 2010: The Essential Survey of Really Good Food in New York Right Now.”  But Brown has done more than just head highly successful restaurants; he also penned the Modern Seafood Cook (available at amazon.com).

Chef Ed Brown enters Kitchen Stadium to face off against Iron Chef Michael Symon.  Judges include Anya Fernald, Alpana Singh and Andrew Knowlton.  Symon vs. Brown premieres Sunday June 27, 2010 10:00 PM ET/PT.

If you haven’t yet, check out my exclusive interview with Iron Chef Michael Symon.

Click HERE for the outcome.

Eastern shoreline to the Upper West Side

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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