Tuesday, February 5
"Down Home with the Neelys" became the highest-rated series debut in the five-year history of Food Network's popular "In the Kitchen" weekend block after its Saturday, February 2 premiere (11am ET/PT). The new show, featuring Pat and Gina Neely, African American restaurateurs from Memphis, TN who create approachable Southern BBQ comfort food, was watched by nearly 2 million people.I have some thoughts on the show that I'll share in the days to come (actually trying to edit a video down).
Overall, I thought it was a fair pilot episode. There was some shaky editing and poor choices throughout that I wouldn't have made, but the food was definitely different and unique.
Even if you didn't feel like trimming membrane off a rack of ribs all day, did it at least make you want to drive to Memphis and pick up some of this famous couple's food?
[Photo courtesy Food Network]