"I'll Have What Phil's Having" Tonight on PBS

Frank Bruni Tweet o’ The Day…
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Food/travel TV continues to boom with new contender 2nite from v. funny “Everybody/Raymond” creator @PhilRosenthal, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/what-phils-having/

Does Rosenthal have any culinary bona fides, or is the concept more an innocent abroad?

He is a prolific investor in mostly LA restaurants primarily, but not exclusively through Sprouts (Bill Chait). Also, Mozza & Jar.

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I really enjoyed the first episode, and found Rosenthal to be quite endearing. Looking forward to the LA episode on Nov. 2nd.


I liked the show . But there was something about his theatrical expressions .

Nice story from LA Magazine. Photo from PBS

My wife described it best, at least as far as I’m concerned.

Wife: “Who is that idiot?”

Me: "I don’t know. ‘Phil.’ It’s a new PBS show.

Wife" “He’s obnoxious.”

Me: “Want me to change it?”

Wife: “No. He’s annoying as all hell, but I like what he’s talking about.”

OK, then. Works for me!