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Thursday, August 7

Kelsey's a Winner Too

Kelsey Nixon may not have won The Next Food Network Star, but she did pull in 37% of the fan favorite vote—good enough to make her the fans' favorite... or the favorite of those fans who actually took the time to vote. Either way, woo hoo Kelsey!

You'll also remember that Kelsey's Macadamia Crusted Tilapia with White Chocolate Beurre Blanc was placed on the Red Lobster "Today's Fresh Fish" menu. Even though I never made it in to sample this chocolatey fish, evidently thousands of other people did.


In just the first week on the menu, more than 680 Red Lobster restaurants collectively sold 31,820 of 'em!

Did anyone try it? MarketWatch claims that the dish is "receiving rave reviews from food writers, bloggers and guests alike." Where are all these rave reviews?

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I know I mentioned I'd stop talking about NFNS, but they are the only Food Network peeps having stories written about them right now. I'll let them have their moment in the spotlight a bit longer. Plus, I have some thoughts on some recent interviews Kelsey's done where she reinfornces her unwavering desire to cook on television.

[Photo via Red Lobster]

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20 Comments:

At 8/07/2008 2:25 PM , Blogger Phillip said...

Is it still available at RL? I guess I'd try it if I happened to be scarfing down Cheddar Bay Biscuits in the vicinity...

 
At 8/07/2008 2:47 PM , Anonymous sb said...

I have decided I would only go to RL for the cheddar biscuits.

 
At 8/07/2008 2:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is YOUR blog
you may continue to write about what ever and whom ever you darn well please!!!
carry on...

 
At 8/07/2008 3:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

make it work! holla at ya boy.

 
At 8/07/2008 4:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do food writers actually go to Red Lobster? Though stranger things have happened- I live in NYC, home to 15,000 restaurants, and people actually wait on line to get in to the Red Lobster. Weird.

 
At 8/07/2008 7:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Happy for Kelsey. Thanks for featuring her Jacob!

 
At 8/07/2008 7:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Happy for Kelsey. Thanks for featuring her Jacob!

 
At 8/07/2008 7:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Happy for Kelsey. Thanks for featuring her Jacob!

 
At 8/07/2008 7:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Happy for Kelsey. Thanks for featuring her Jacob!

 
At 8/07/2008 7:50 PM , Anonymous Erik H. said...

Kelsey looks like a nice person, but honestly...did anyone else think of her as basically a Rachel Ray Jr.? "Fast, fun, and affordable cooking"? Right. Like we haven't heard that one before.

 
At 8/07/2008 10:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah for Kelsey! Last month I actually went to RL to try this dish and was not disappointed. It was delicious!

I hated to see Kelsey kicked off the show. I hope we see her cooking on television soon.

 
At 8/07/2008 11:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to RL and had this. The dish was good, although REALLY sweet, and mine had way too much of the beurre blanc. Others did not though. I was the first one to try it at the store, and the chef came out to ask me what i thought. It was very good, just a little less next time! mmm Cheddar bay biscuits. What is Kelsey doing now?

 
At 8/08/2008 10:36 AM , Blogger Meghan said...

who eats at RL?

 
At 8/08/2008 3:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't bring myself to try it. It just seems way too sweet.

 
At 8/09/2008 1:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kelsey's dish was # 1 with the NFNS and Red Lobster..no small feat. Congrat's Kelsey!!

 
At 8/09/2008 6:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they sold that many and it was new on the menu - why in the heck would they not keep it on? They could start a new promo - Tilapia Fest - or as we call it here Crappie Fest!

 
At 8/10/2008 12:21 AM , Blogger ..::Angel::.. said...

I tried it, it wasn't that good

 
At 8/10/2008 10:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

RL is so not a place for a true seafood lover. Everything comes out floating in butter to disguise the bland, iodine injected, farm-raised seafood they serve. You can cook the same thing at home with fresher, quality ingredients. It doesn't take an expert chef to cook shrimp scampi or grill fish. I am appalled that people wait in line for restaurant chains.

 
At 8/11/2008 9:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't stop writing about NFNS. I have withdrawls from it and Hell's Kitchen and Top Chef. Please don't stop...

 
At 8/13/2008 11:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kelsey will be someone to watch in the near furture. She does have class and innocents that i love.

 

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