I’ll admit I’ve never watched Food Network’s show “Meat & Potatoes,” though it’s primarily due to my sour grapes at not actually being on the show. I mean, I’m the damn Meatist and all, so it only seems right that I should have been called.
However, this coming Monday I’m breaking down to watch because Michelle Bernstein, the chef/owner of Michy’s in Miami will be on, and she’ll be featuring meat on the bone (mmmm) including her amazing short ribs. Well worth putting aside my petty bitchiness to watch, at least for this week (beyond that I think I’m going to need a co-host spot).
There’s other Michelle news too: she’s notorious for her fried chicken (which I’ve never had, but I’ve heard whispers of it in dark alleys while copping nickle bags of pulled pork), and they’re doing an all-you-can-eat chicken deal at Michy’s all summer. $38 a person buys you a bottomless plate of the stuff, in either Korean or American variants (I’d assume mixing an matching would be acceptable) Dinner includes a rotating supporting cast of endless sides but they just take up room better used for chicken, so that’s pretty irrelevant to me.
You know, I tried to get an interview with Ms. Bernstein last year when I was writing that enormous Taste supplement for New Times, but couldn’t get hold of her. Turned out to be an error, not a slight, so I’m not holding a grudge – at least not one that would survive, say, an invitation to one of those endless chicken deals…