The Chew, that ABC daytime food show with Mario Batali and Carla from Top Chef, is getting ready for its big debut in September. ABC is promoting it with a new behind-the-scenes trailer on the show’s Facebook page, but we’re more taken with a video we missed the other day, wherein Chew personality Michael Symon heads to one of Grub Street’s favorite butcher shops, Ottomanelli & Sons on Bleecker.
The preview itself isn’t too exciting — just Symon talking about how great old-school butcher shops are, and the Ottomanelli guys talking about how great Michael Symon is. But it’s good to know that the show will feature some great New York purveyors. (At least one, anyway.) We just hope the network-television exposure doesn’t turn Ottomanelli into the next Magnolia Bakery. Though, if the lines do get too unruly, it sounds like we’ll have plenty of other meat-buying options in the coming months.