Episode 6- Iron Chef Food Court
Let’s get right down to business, the episode opens with Nikki stating that they are “dropping like flies.” Bob and Gigantor think her presentation comes off as too aggressive, and hard and not human? Wait, non-human is Vampoor’s alley. Nikki surmises that she needs to change her presentation style from “Girl on Grill” to “Grill Next Door.” However, Nikki notes that she is a very strong girl, but I guess she’s not above completely changing every aspect of her personality to win this thing.
You want me to seem human? I’m not following…
Alton, Bobby and Bobble Head come in to present The Star Challenge. They are just past the half way point in the competition, and again, this week, they are expected to elevate everyday foods and take them to the next level. Yada Yada Yada. This week they will be remaking- The Food Court. Each team will have a theme, they will have 2 hours to cook and they will be serving food at kiosks in The South Street Seaport in New York City.
Uh oh, Linkie is freaking out, which must mean that she is in danger of going home, as that’s the editing pattern to date.
Bobby’s Team will be remaking The American Deli.
Bobble Head’s Team will be remaking Mexico, the cuisine, not the country.
We are gonna turn Mexico into Hawaii. Ole-ha!
Alton’s Team will be remaking Italy. Finally, they have leveled the playing field. They always give Alton’s team the short end of the stick, in my opinion.
Finally we are working on something decent
Hold on a cotton pickin’ minute… I’m not sure what Food Court they frequent but where are the Corn Dogs? Loaded Baked Potato? Greasy Fish and Chips? Bad Chinese?
They break out into teams to discuss their menu options. Alton’s Team decides to go with Vampoor’s (Justin) suggestion of calling their kiosk “Little-er Italy” which is funny and appropriate, and fits their “quirky” style. Alton loves their enthusiasm, and asks them what they want to do.
Frenchie (Emily): Dessert Panini (although, at this point, she doesn’t elaborate as to WHAT she will be putting in it)
Martie or HBT (Hanging by a Thread) as I like to call her: Arrancini (or Risotto or Rice Balls).
Vampoor: Fritto Misto or Mixed Fry, typically a mixture of fried meat and/or vegetables, because his Tempura recipe is “banging.” And frankly, I believe it. Vampoor, in my opinion is the front runner in this thing.
Bobby’s American Deli redux will be called “American Sand Bar,” and they will all be making fish dishes. Deli Fish Dishes?
Surprised I’m still here? Me too
Bobby says he is shocked that Malcolm is still there and that he can only chalk it up to the fact that his food is good because personality-wise he’s shown them nothing. Where did that come from? Looks like Bobby woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Here is Team Bobby’s Menu Breakdown:
Grill Next Door: Fish Tacos
Malcolm: Crab Cakes
Gangster Ann Burrell (Michele): New England Clam Chowder.
Is it me or do NONE of these things say “Deli?” Knish? Sardines? Pickled Pigs Feet?
Team Bobble Head will be taking on Mexico and they, basically, SHOULD have this in the bag with Martita, aka “Mama Mexico” on their team.
Martita: Chicken Tortilla Soup with guacamole and pico de gallo
Yvan: Carne Asada Tacos with Mango Salsa
Ippy: Pineapple and Pork Verde Chili and is wearing, yet another, heinous shirt. Where does he shop- the set of Magnum PI?
Linkie: has no dish. She has no idea what she could possibly make. A Mexican dessert… I can think of about 5 right off the bat: Dessert Empanada or Burrito (Nutella and Banana or Apple and Dulche de Leche), Flan, Spicy Chocolate Mousse. Ok, there’s 4.
My mind is a blank