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WQED TV producer and PITTSBURGH Magazine back-page writer writes about his current work and assorted other things.

Entries Tagged as '“Breakfast Special”'

Proposing BREAKFAST SPECIAL 2!

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 […]

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Lots of breakfasts still to come.

September 5th, 2010 · 12 Comments

We have many breakfast stories still to tell. We loved our many morning meals (and interviews) at all 17 of the spots that we visited.  We edited and squeezed only 8 restaurants into the first show, so there are 9 (or maybe 10) more stories that we’re working on to assemble into BREAKFAST SPECIAL PART […]

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Too much good stuff.

July 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments

OK.  I’ve been ignoring this blog too long.  When you get involved in the final phases of putting a program together, there are too many things to take care of, and on-line communications may suffer.  Lots of news.  And we’re not finished with breakfast yet. Our program called BREAKFAST SPECIAL aired on most PBS stations […]

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Wow. I’m sort of a cartoon character!

July 13th, 2010 · 6 Comments

A wonderful and funny surprise! I’m animated! I’m like a puppet! I like it! So I was a little wary at first, but recently we’ve been partnering with KINGS restaurants around Pittsburgh here to promote my PBS program and to advertise some new breakfast items at their restaurants.  And there’s this new, superbly silly animated […]

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We went. Worth it.

April 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Everywhere we’ve gone to shoot stories for this upcoming BREAKFAST SPECIAL, I’ve tried to ask all the people we’ve interviewed if they have a “Best Breakfast” of their lives. “Was there one morning or one special food or some special place where you had a superlative breakfast?” The answers are often fascinating and sometimes very […]

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Buckwheat pancakes all you can eat.

April 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Oh, there’s less than a week left to get yourself up to Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn near Angelica, New York. This is the unusual place that serves buckwheat pancakes three meals a day but only for 8 or 9 weeks a year.  The 2010 season ends this Sunday, April 11. The lines can be long, […]

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Helser’s and those beautiful Scotch eggs.

April 6th, 2010 · 4 Comments

On a Tuesday morning like this, I wish I were in Portland, probably at Helser’s on Alberta.   Yes, I wrote about our beautiful breakfasts there, but now Kevin Conrad has created this video taste of the place. These guys know how to make some scrumptious Scotch eggs and some good looking food.  (And a big […]

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Gritty video?

April 5th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve already written a bit about our visit to Anson Mills in Columbia, South Carolina, but now we have some video back-up too.  It’s a “taste” of carefully produced heirloom grits.

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A cool Cuban café on a very old Florida street.

April 3rd, 2010 · 5 Comments

Sometimes I feel hopelessly behind in my blog.  Up till now, I haven’t written a thing about our one fine day in St Augustine, Florida, with Manny and Janett Herrero.   This was back on February 17, 2010.  It was a cool morning in northern Florida. Now our hard-working editor Kevin Conrad has prepared a […]

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A Bite of Beautiful Biscuits

March 24th, 2010 · 3 Comments

We’re back in Pittsburgh, and while we were away, clever editor Kevin Conrad has been busy reviewing footage and playing with our interviews and b-roll.  He makes the tantalizing “tastes” of the various stories that we’ve shot. So suddenly he takes us back to Raleigh, North Carolina, to the kitchen at Big Ed’s City Market […]

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