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January 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Yes, we’re working on a PBS proposal for a sequel of sorts called BREAKFAST SPECIAL 2:  REVENGE OF THE OMELETS.   We’re hoping to get enough funding from our friends in Virginia (that’s where PBS has its headquarters in suburban DC) to edit the remaining stories that we shot in 2010 and put them all in a new hour-long special.

I talked with composer and one-man-band Buddy Nutt yesterday, and he has agreed to score this new production too.  You remember that he and his wife UkuLizzy sang our theme song at the end of BREAKFAST SPECIAL 1:

Back when we were traveling in 2010, our excellent editor Kevin Conrad was creating short video samples of the stories.  He called them “tastes” and we’ve got a nice collection.  These are “tastes” of some of the stories that we hope to include in our new show:

We also included a short stop on the Big Island of Hawaii in our Donuts episode of IT’S PITTSBURGH & A LOT OF OTHER STUFF.   With our blogger-guides Beverly and James Rubio, we stopped at Baker Tom’s roadside bakery for some savory and sweet malasadas.  Fresh and Portuguese, those malasadas were unquestionably some of my favorite donuts ever.  You can see that segment in our donuts show: (go directly to minute 12:15 if you want to watch just the Hawaiian section of the show)

Click on the image to be taken to the It's Pittsburgh episode.

And if you haven’t tasted these other “tastes” of stories that we featured in the original special, you can see them all here:

We hope all these tastes will make you hungry for a new celebration of going out for a morning meal!

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  • 1 Denny Gibson // Jan 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    “…hungry for a new celebration of going out”?
    I’m famished. Get on with it.

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