watch michael symon’s pilot tonight and how to get invited over for dinner

Some quick Michael Symon news: one is free, the other could cost you roughly $5,000.

Tonight at 10:30 p.m. on The Food Network, the pilot of Symon’s new show, Food Feud, will air (regular airings begin in October). According to Symon, this fun and playful show will showcase the best food feuds in the country and how people in those cities view them. Tonight’s show focuses on the Italian beef feud in Chicago and Coney Island dogs in Detroit. In July, Symon will have another show that will debut on the new Cooking Channel.

So as fun as it is to watch Symon on TV and cheer for him from our couch, why not experience the real thing, from the comfort of his couch?

Thanks to the overwhelming response to his LeBron proposition (he offered to cook James dinner once a month at James’ home if he stays), Symon was inspired to put Facebook to good use. For a minimum bid of $5,000, you and 11 people can enjoy a 10-course dinner plus wine pairings cooked by the Iron Chef IN HIS HOME. 100% of the money raised will support either Autism Speaks, urban community schools or SOS. Visit his fan page to learn more or e-mail him at to bid.

I can’t even tell you how much I love this idea. It’s simply brilliant. I’m in – who’s with me?


  1. Brian
    Posted June 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    If you can win the bid for $5000, we would definitely be in for 2 of the seats! What a great idea!

  2. John in Parma
    Posted June 21, 2010 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    I certainly hope this show works out better than his short takeover on Dinner Impossible. He’s a nice guy with an annoying laugh that so far does not seem to have translated very well into the TV world. I hope this turns it around.