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Old 11-17-2011, 06:34 AM
 
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I'm very impressed with all of the beauty shots of San Antonio in Top Chef. They are really portraying the city in a good light. I would not be surprised if they get a boost in tourism for this.

Last nights Quincenera eposode was great. They are doing an excellent job of caturing the local culture. La Gloria should see a boost in business as well, Johnny Hernandez came off great.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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Default Top Chef Texas: Doesn't San Antonio look great!

Yes, she does.Little disappointed that the chefs didn't go to H.E.B.Central Market instead of Whole Foods in the Quarry.Bravo must have some contract with Whole Foods.I can't wait to see the episode where PeeWee Herman is a food judge.It was on tv here when Paul Rubens,aka PeeWee Herman visited the Mission baseball players.
He was really here to film some episode of Top Chef:Texas.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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For a $200k bribe, it BETTER look great. Better, in fact, than the other cities featured who did not have to pay that money to have Top Chef to their town.

I understand (and enjoy) that this will likely end up attracting people to SA, but it chaps my @ss that we had to pay for the 'privilege' and others didn't.



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Old 11-17-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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Ok I need to put my two cents in to this:

After many threads about where we should shop for meat and when a particular meat market gets mentioned its like OOOOO NOOO I would never go there, why did Top Chef go there?

A month ago I was watching KSAT about recent DOH complaints about that meat market and the owner did not give a response but on Telemundo he did and was like he is being set up. So to see it on Top Chef was like is it all a myth? Is this meat market good to shop in?

Inquiring minds wants to know!

BTW SA does look great and I loved the Quincenera!
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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Ok I need to put my two cents in to this:

After many threads about where we should shop for meat and when a particular meat market gets mentioned its like OOOOO NOOO I would never go there, why did Top Chef go there?

A month ago I was watching KSAT about recent DOH complaints about that meat market and the owner did not give a response but on Telemundo he did and was like he is being set up. So to see it on Top Chef was like is it all a myth? Is this meat market good to shop in?

Inquiring minds wants to know!

BTW SA does look great and I loved the Quincenera!
You do realize that just because something is featured on television, doesn't make it any better? If the DOH gave them a crappy rating, why would you question that?

Of course 'he's being set up.' He's the owner. He'd be an idiot if he didn't fight back in any way he seems to know how. If I were him, I'd start with cleaning up his pigsty meat market.




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Old 11-17-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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You do realize that just because something is featured on television, doesn't make it any better? If the DOH gave them a crappy rating, why would you question that?

Of course 'he's being set up.' He's the owner. He'd be an idiot if he didn't fight back in any way he seems to know how. If I were him, I'd start with cleaning up his pigsty meat market.




BN
Thank you BN I knew you would come back with an honest answer!

Which begs the question why in the world would Top Chef go there????????

When I saw it I nearly choked because all I keep thinking was what if there was more to the enchilada than just flour tortillas!
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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Thank you BN I knew you would come back with an honest answer!

Which begs the question why in the world would Top Chef go there????????

When I saw it I nearly choked because all I keep thinking was what if there was more to the enchilada than just flour tortillas!
If Top Chef's production company is willing to ask for $200k for San Antonio simply to be featured, I wouldn't put anything else past them that's considered a little 'off the cuff.'



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Old 11-17-2011, 12:58 PM
 
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I think Padma makes SA look great!
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Ok I need to put my two cents in to this:

After many threads about where we should shop for meat and when a particular meat market gets mentioned its like OOOOO NOOO I would never go there, why did Top Chef go there?

A month ago I was watching KSAT about recent DOH complaints about that meat market and the owner did not give a response but on Telemundo he did and was like he is being set up. So to see it on Top Chef was like is it all a myth? Is this meat market good to shop in?

Inquiring minds wants to know!

BTW SA does look great and I loved the Quincenera!

Yes. Exactly why I will not watch this crap. So contrived. It's all advertising. From the top to the bottom, it's all been bought and served to a willing audience.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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I don't care - I watch it anyway. I enjoy getting ideas and alternative seasoning/prep tips - even ideas on what I DON'T wanna do!
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