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2010/07/01 15:40:35 (permalink)

PBS' Breakfast Special

Rick Sebak, the man who brought us such excellent PBS programs as An Ice Cream Show, A Hot Dog Program and Sandwiches You Will Like, is about to come out with his next show.  It is titled Breakfast Special and it debuts on Wednesday, July 14 at 8:00PM.  Among the cities he visits are Philly, Columbia, Columbus, Portland, St. Augustine and of course, a couple of restaurants here in his home city of Pittsburgh.  I know for sure he is a big fan of the Sterns, so some of these places will be familiar to Roadfooders.  Can't wait to see it! 
 
http://www.wqed.org/tv/sebak/breakfast/
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    improviser
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/01 17:38:37 (permalink)
    I'll have to check that out. I got his "A Hot Dog Program" from Netflix a couple of months ago and really liked it. And thanks to Roadfood, I recognized a some of the places featured!
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/01 18:00:53 (permalink)
    My guess is that Jo Jo's will be one of the Pittsburgh breakfast spots featured on the show, and if it isn't, I'll go into shock. I fell in love with the place when I was there last week; probably the best hashbrowns that I've ever had, along with a classic roadfood atmosphere. DeLuca's is very good, but Jo Jo's is just great.
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/01 20:53:40 (permalink)
    I'm so glad he talked to the Anson Mills folks!  That's exciting!
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/01 21:00:20 (permalink)
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    Rick Sebak used to work in Columbia, I believe at their PBS Station.  I'm sure he knows the good places.
    post edited by buffetbuster - 2010/07/14 09:56:58
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/01 21:36:25 (permalink)
    YAY Rick Sayback! He is the BEST!

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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/05 07:13:50 (permalink)
    Carolina Bob
    My guess is that Jo Jo's will be one of the Pittsburgh breakfast spots featured on the show, and if it isn't, I'll go into shock.
    Even though I share your feelings about Jo-Jo's (it is my favorite in Pittsburgh), it is not included in the show.  The one place that is included, I still haven't visited yet. 

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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/05 11:30:32 (permalink)
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    Carolina Bob
    My guess is that Jo Jo's will be one of the Pittsburgh breakfast spots featured on the show, and if it isn't, I'll go into shock.
    Even though I share your feelings about Jo-Jo's (it is my favorite in Pittsburgh), it is not included in the show.  The one place that is included, I still haven't visited yet. 


    Somebody grab the difibrillator, major shock is setting in!! Seriously, I don't understand this one. Based on the two places' reputations and my own experiences, I thought that Jo Jo's and DeLuca's had a lock on the Pittsburgh breakfast thing. Of course, if there's yet another great breakfast spot in town, I certainly want to know about it.
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/14 09:56:23 (permalink)
    Just a reminder, tonight at 8:00PM!
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/14 10:33:49 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    Just a reminder, tonight at 8:00PM!


    7:00 PM Central Time so you don't miss it. You know we Midwesterners are early to bed and early to rise.
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/14 10:33:55 (permalink)
    From reading his blog, it sounds like he was at Sweatman's in Holly Hill and then down to Tybee Island for Breakfast Club right about the same time we were there for the Glee Club meet-up.
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/14 11:06:56 (permalink)
    Davydd

    buffetbuster

    Just a reminder, tonight at 8:00PM!


    7:00 PM Central Time so you don't miss it. You know we Midwesterners are early to bed and early to rise.

    7pm here on Wisconsin Public Television and MPTV.  WPT follows it up with "Fish Fry Night Milwaukee" at 8.
     
    Looks like I'll have to set the Betamax to record "Magnum, P.I." tonight.
     
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/14 21:00:16 (permalink)
    Breakfast Special by Rick Sebak

    Breakfast Special/PBS

    WQED Breakfast Special

    These are the breakfast places featured in the TV special. More are on the WQED website.

    Cartwright's Maple Tree Inn, Angelica, New York (open only 9 weeks per year during Maple syrup season)

    http://www.cartwrightsmapletreeinn.com/

    The Breakfast Club, Tybee Island, Georgia

    Skillet, Columbus, Ohio (local and seasonal foods) Opened 2009

    The Best Breakfast & Sandwiches, Westerville, Ohio Opened 2007

    La Herencia Cafe, St. Augustine, Florida (Opens at 9 but serves Cuban breakfast)

    Hing Lung Restaurant, San Francisco's Chinatown, CA

    Tiin Shed, Portland, Oregon

    Helser's on Alberta, Portland, Oregon (Scotch eggs, German pancakes)

    Of all the places I would like to visit Helser's on Alberta most of all.
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/15 08:25:33 (permalink)
    I thought the show was really well done, but I am disappointed that the places they shot film at in Hawaii, Columbia, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh didn't make the final cut.  Unfortunately, they only have a hour.  Of the places shown, La Herencia Cafe in St. Augustine really made me wish I was eating there this morning.
     
    Davydd-
    Thanks for putting up the list!
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/15 08:33:15 (permalink)
    Davydd

    Breakfast Special by Rick Sebak

    Breakfast Special/PBS

    WQED Breakfast Special

    These are the breakfast places featured in the TV special. More are on the WQED website.

    Cartwright's Maple Tree Inn, Angelica, New York (open only 9 weeks per year during Maple syrup season)

    http://www.cartwrightsmapletreeinn.com/

    The Breakfast Club, Tybee Island, Georgia

    Skillet, Columbus, Ohio (local and seasonal foods) Opened 2009

    The Best Breakfast & Sandwiches, Westerville, Ohio Opened 2007

    La Herencia Cafe, St. Augustine, Florida (Opens at 9 but serves Cuban breakfast)

    Hing Lung Restaurant, San Francisco's Chinatown, CA

    Tiin Shed, Portland, Oregon

    Helser's on Alberta, Portland, Oregon (Scotch eggs, German pancakes)

    Of all the places I would like to visit Helser's on Alberta most of all.

        The Tin Shed in Portland is very good. I took TTM there when he was in portland. The food is fantastic and the clientele exotic.
    post edited by mr chips - 2010/07/15 08:38:51
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/15 08:34:25 (permalink)
    Even though my chances of visiting any of them are remote I liked them all, although at Maple Tree Inn I'd probably just order sausage as I'm not a big fan of pancakes.

    But Tin Shed goes to the top of the list because it's dog-friendly.
     
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/15 08:41:25 (permalink)
    For Portland,Oregon folks , the show will run July 16 at 1a.m.(sic) and July 18 (Sunday) at 11 a.m. Thank you fo alerting us to this show B.B.
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/15 11:24:02 (permalink)
    Buffetbuster, I know that in the past the DVD versions of his shows have included "extras," which includes footage shot that didn't make the final edit. My guess is that WQED will be offering this show on DVD.
     
    Unfortunately, I had to work last night and missed the initial broadcast. In Minneapolis, the PBS station re-runs primetime shows overnight, so I tried to get up and watch it at 1 a.m., but I couldn't stay awake.
     
    That said, they've been re-running a lot of the other shows -- "Great Old Amusement Parks" and "Ice Cream Show" within the past couple of weeks -- so I'm hoping it will be on again soon.
    post edited by rumaki - 2010/07/15 12:02:23
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/15 13:05:41 (permalink)
    buffetbusterEven though I share your feelings about Jo-Jo's (it is my favorite in Pittsburgh), it is not included in the show.  The one place that is included, I still haven't visited yet.
    buffetbuster, can you tell me the place(s) they shot film in Pittsburgh?  I haven't yet watched the recording, so I don't know if they mention what Pitt place(s) got cut, and for some reason, WQED's website is blocked at work. 

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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/15 13:21:05 (permalink)
    eruby-
    Sure.  It was Regent Square Cafe and Hot Metal Diner.

    http://www.hotmetaldiner.com/

    http://www.square-cafe.com/
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/15 13:46:21 (permalink)
    Thanks buffetbuster!
     
    I'm sure I've passed Regent Square Cafe a few times going to Dee's Six Packs, but didn't know about Hot Metal Diner.  The HMD is very close to where my brother lives so I'll be sure to go next visit.
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2010/07/16 13:11:00 (permalink)
    An acquaintance of mine, Nick Dekker, was on the show taking Rick Sebak around to a couple of places in Columbus, OH.  One of his picks - Skillet - I cannot get enough of.  Some truly amazing stuff comes out of that kitchen.  

    Haven't been to the other (Best Breakfasts & Sandwiches), but will have to rectify that soon!

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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2011/02/17 15:09:46 (permalink)
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    eruby-
    Sure.  It was Regent Square Cafe and Hot Metal Diner.

    http://www.hotmetaldiner.com/

    http://www.square-cafe.com/

    Though I'm a little late (extremely late) in posting, I took my niece to the Hot Metal Diner the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Crowded, but the tables turn over fairly quickly.  Had two sunny eggs with home-fries and Mancini Italian bread toast and she had the jumbo fish sandwich.
     
    Kitschy decor but not over-the-top, and service was spot on.  Had no room for dessert, but the pies looked excellent.  Look forward to going back. 

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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2011/02/17 15:16:27 (permalink)
    eruby-
    Did you say pies?  Oh, now I am going for sure.  Especially since I was a fan of owner Wendy Betten's previous restaurant.  Thanks for the report back!
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2011/02/17 16:54:27 (permalink)
    Sometimes the best stuff lands on the cutting room floor. Carman's Country Kitchen is the first segment on Rick's Pittsburgh show.
     
    http://www.wqed.org/tv/wa...pittsburgh/2011-01-12/
     
    Rick Sebak is promising a Breakfast Special 2 which will include Carman.
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2012/08/17 13:54:30 (permalink)
    Maybe it was the effects of a pie induced haze, but I think I recently saw a commercial or ad for a Breakfast Special II.  It was called Revenge of the Omelets.  Like Holly previously mentioned, some ofthe best places Rick Sebak visited ended up on the cutting room floor, so they still have lots of good material to use.  If I find a date for it being shown, I will report back.
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2012/08/17 16:03:25 (permalink)
    I did see those.  And you can find more on Rick Sebak's blog.  But, I have yet to find a date for when it is going to air.
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2012/08/21 04:13:47 (permalink)
    That would be a great breakfast. I want to try it. :)
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    Re:PBS' Breakfast Special 2012/10/13 02:13:43 (permalink)
    Looks like we finally have a date.  Part 2 of the Breakfast Special will be broadcast on Christmas night.  I will be glad to see all the places that ended up on the cutting room floor of the original show, including one or two here in Pittsburgh.
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