Tuesday, March 4
I'm just not captivated by the concept, and the production value of the show is just not up to par with other shows like Ace of Cakes. I feel like I'm watching Cops, with its grainy, shaky camera moves, minus the shirtless drunk dudes. Oh wait... there's probably shirtless drunks on 2 Dudes, too.
ANYhow... Chicago Trib's blog The Stew brings word of a publicity stunt of massive proportions: Food Network 'Dudes' + big brat + John Hancock = wacky publicity stunt
Okay, so this is a publicity stunt. It’s the very definition of one, in fact. A giant grill on North Michigan Avenue. A massive (fake) bratwurst dropped onto it by crane. Two guys from Food Network there to “set the grill up”-- whatever that means -- and “kick off grilling season.” People chanting “drop that brat!”
All this to get you thinking about Johnsonville brats and Food Network’s “Two Dudes Catering” show.
So here are the details, in case you’re hankering for a publicity stunt or a brat or just want to see a big grill and a big, inedible novelty sausage. Or in case you dig those guys from Food Network.
Where: John Hancock Plaza, 875 N. Michigan Ave.
When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., March 7. The brat “drops” at noon. With all of this snow we’ve had this winter, March 7 could prove pretty early to usher in a new grilling season.
What: A 24-foot, two-story grill. A 14-foot, 250-pound "sausage" made out of steel. Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, stars of “Two Dudes Catering.” Random people off the street chanting “drop that brat!” Maybe a bunch of snow and ice and sleet. Free samples of normal-sized, real edible brats.
Why: Johnsonville wants to sell more brats. The Food Network wants more people to watch its show. Free sausages.
I actually kind of wish I could be home in Chicago just to see how this thing pans out. To my Windy City brethren: please take pics! Let me know if it's a disaster.