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Bobby Flay and his daughter Sophie take each other to their favorite NYC haunts. Ice cream is always involved.

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I caught the episode where they got burgers. I thought it was cute, and fun, and I'd certainly attempt to go to both of the places they visited.

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I don't usually watch anything but the competitions but I like Bobby, watched the first couple episodes of this show and really enjoyed it.  Sophie is bright and articulate and low key.  I like the dynamic between her and her father and the shared sense of humor.  I'm not sure how old she is and I wonder what else she does.  Is she in college perhaps?  I can see why Bobby is so proud of her.  

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12 minutes ago, mlp said:

she in college perhaps?

She’s 23 and graduated from USC and currently is a reporter for an ABC affiliate in LA.

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On 9/11/2019 at 4:03 PM, biakbiak said:

She’s 23 and graduated from USC and currently is a reporter for an ABC affiliate in LA.

Holy child-of-celebrity privilege, Batman - looking her up, Sophie indeed worked in NY and then L.A. upon graduation.  That's not at all how one's career trajectory (moving up through the rankings of news/media markets) typically works, even with a journalism degree from a school like USC.  Hopefully she appreciates the leg up.

She uses "like" more than any trained broadcaster should, but fewer than many youngsters, and comes across pretty well. 

I’ve only seen the first – tacos – and this – steak – episode, but I enjoy it.  It’s funny how very generational the differences in their choices are, and sweet how he’s happy to spend time with her in general, and especially sharing food.

Tonight, “An affordable steak house – but I still need you to pick up the check” amused me.

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I really like Sophie.  She's very natural and unaffected and she doesn't play to the camera at all.  Katie Lee should take a few lessons from her.  I also like the easy camaraderie between her and Bobby.  I'm sure there are things they plan to talk about and get across to viewers but they don't come across as scripted.  I seldom watch the travel around food shows but I'm enjoying this one.

I wanted to eat everything in both steak houses.  I'd love to know how much a porterhouse steak dinner costs in NYC.  I was going to Google the restaurant but I forgot its name.

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22 minutes ago, mlp said:

I wanted to eat everything in both steak houses.  I'd love to know how much a porterhouse steak dinner costs in NYC.  I was going to Google the restaurant but I forgot its name.

Wolfgang's Steakhouse, I think.  http://wolfgangssteakhouse.net/parkave/

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1 hour ago, biakbiak said:

a few years ago it was around $100 for the porterhouse for 2.

The menu made me hungry all over again.  The price is a lot more than any dinner would be around here but not as bad as I expected considering it's a fancy restaurant in New York City.  

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In addition to Sophie getting a leg up from Bobby, she probably got one from her mom Kate Connelly, who has a degree in Journalism. Kate's father worked as a journalist, so it seems to have a family tradition.

It's sad that when you Google Kate Connelly, her fame is mostly tied to being married to Bobby Flay.

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On 9/13/2019 at 6:02 PM, mlp said:

The menu made me hungry all over again.  The price is a lot more than any dinner would be around here but not as bad as I expected considering it's a fancy restaurant in New York City.  

The two of them need to stop saying totally, I’m thinking of making it a drinking game. 🍺🍷🍺

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Their show on lobster made me hungry for lobster rolls. We have a good place in Annapolis. We were supposed to be in Brooklyn on Saturday near Red Hook, with a transatlantic crossing on the QM2 on Sunday, but had to cancel the trip because of health issues. Maybe next year.

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I watched the steak house episode because I couldn't find the remote.  I was annoyed with 1) the douche who wouldn't eat at a traditional steak house because he doesn't do traditional things and 2) that Don Ameche's claim to fame was apparently being an obscure character actor from the 1980s. 

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I only saw bits and pieces of the lobster episode, but any sighting of a good lobster roll always makes me hungry; I'm not a big sandwich fan, but that's one where if you put the ingredients together just right I am all over it.  I also love lobster ravioli - and like that it was Sophie's childhood favorite - but that dish I caught just a glimpse of looked like a lot of sauce and too little ravioli.  I'm vexed by the average American restaurant's portion size being too large, so I'd need to look again, because if it was a reasonable portion I not only withdraw my complaint but applaud the establishment.

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The lobster ravioli looked like a modest portion. I'm going to be in downtown Annapolis next Friday afternoon. I may stop by Mason's for a lobster roll. I've been there before and it was good. They told me they have their lobster flown in from Maine every day.

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It looked to me like it was 4 large ravioli in the sauce. Definitely a modest portion (and $36!). I don't eat seafood so this wasn't the best episode to me.

I'm always interested in the ice cream/dessert places they go - NYC has so many good choices! Added a few to my list for next time I visit.

I think it would have been neat if, since Sophie lives in LA now, they did this premise but with Bobby's pick in NYC and hers in LA.

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Since 6 episodes were ordered by FN, I'm guessing everything in NYC was to keep costs down. I bet they filmed the entire series in a week or 2.

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I've seen half of these now. Burgers, Tacos, and Fried Chicken.  I think I'd like to try both burger places, Bobby's Taco place was a clear winner (not that I wouldn't enjoy Sophie's), and Sophie's Fried Chicken place. 

What was fun about the Fried Chicken episode was the fact that, like Bobby's burger choice, he had a lot of memories that went back to when he was a young man before he ever got near a TV screen. Even though they just touch on the old stories, I get a good sense of how the fried chicken means a lot more to him than just crispy fried chicken.

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I really enjoy this show.  I love the comfortable way Bobby and Sophie interact as if they're not even on camera.  They both seem to be enjoying themselves.  I'll probably never get to any of the places in New York that they showcase but I wish I could try every one of them.  I'm enjoying the street scenes too.

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