TV: Two Dudes Catering
I'm a sucker for reality TV stuff on the "Food Network." Maybe it's the fact that petty disagreements are more entertaining when people are in the kitchen, or maybe it's the elaborate culinary creations that you get to gawk at. That's why I tuned in for an episode of "Two Dudes Catering" yesterday.
Yeah, we've seen this shtick before. Indie renegade chefs, high-dollar clientele, lots of drama - it's just like "Ace of Cakes." Unlike AoC, however, the end product here is often fairly tepid - no cakes shaped like flamingoes or Wrigley Field, simply plates and plates of food. It's less fun and less far out, and I wouldn't be inclined to watch another episode.
One thing the show demonstrated was how outside the mainstream these shows go. AoC often feature cakes that cost more than most people make in a month, and "Two Dudes Catering" recently did a sushi dinner where the fish alone cost $1000 - to feed 15 people. It's entertaining to a point, but sometimes the eye-rolling excess does get annoying. It's not like there's an unlimited amount of fish in the sea.