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Chef vs. City Looks ‘Eh,’ But CBS’s New Restaurant Reality Show Could Be Good

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The Food Network has finally released more details about the program we told you about earlier, Chef vs. City, which pits Paladar’s Aaron Sanchez and San Fran’s Chris Cosentino against local foodies in an Amazing Race–type competition. According to the show’s site, the duo’s New York City competition is a couple of FN personalities, Kelsey Nixon and Claire Robinson. Kind of hard to get excited about, but what is sort of intriguing is a casting call that landed in our in-box, from a CBS assistant. Have you ever wanted to start a restaurant? Read on!

I am a casting assistant for a new restaurant competition show from CBS Eye Too Productions. We’re currently seeking dynamic and charismatic two-person teams who are interested in opening their own restaurant. We would like to inform you and your readers that we are holding an Open Casting Call in NYC on Tuesday, July 21st, 2009. The teams of two must have pre-existing relationships (couples, friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, etc), personalities that pop, a combination of front and back of house experience and the desire to own their own restaurant. The details of our event are as follows: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10am-2pm CBS 530 W.57th St. (Btw 10th and 11th on the south side of the road) NY, NY 10019

Hmmm, apparently CBS didn’t learn anything from NBC’s Chopping Block flop. But whatever! This may finally be an opportunity to pitch our “banana SPLAT” — all the ingredients of a banana split mushed up like they just hit the pavement.

Chef vs. City Looks ‘Eh,’ But CBS’s New Restaurant