Review: Unique Eats
I finally got a little quality time with the Cooking Channel so I am attempting to review several of the shows I have not seen. This time I’m watching Unique Eats.
I really, really like this show. The formula is quite similar to the Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, but it takes that idea to another level. Best Thing was already one of my favorite shows but I think it just dropped a notch after checking out Unique Eats.
Where Best Thing is a series of interviews with culinary movers and shakers discussing one item from one restaurant that they love, Unique Eats features a gaggle of foodies discussing the same eatery and what they find intriguing about it. Each episode is themed, Small Plates, Meats, Comfort Food, etc. with each cheflebrity pontificating about what they respect about the chosen purveyor. These gastronomic round tables are made up of foodies, food writers, chefs and TV personalities.
Here’s how the network web site describes the show:
Unique Eats spotlights America’s most exciting and revolutionary restaurants. It’s the first look and the last word in everything extreme in food today. The locations range from high-end dining rooms to casual neighborhood treasures, and even roving eateries with no permanent addresses. We seek out the most amazing examples of modern dining across America.
The editing, the sound quality, the cinematography and especially the venues featured are the very essence of what food television should be. If you prefer your food oriented programming to be about food rather than drama then you really need to watch Unique Eats. As an added bonus, there is a place on the Cooking Channel web site that will help you plan a Unique Eats road trip. Put that on your bucket list.