A Cooking Show Starring Drunk Chefs and Late-Night Munchies? The Ticket's Onto Something.

Thursday evening The Hardline spent a segment tossing around ideas for a cooking show. Sure it has nothing to do with sports, but that's nothing new for you P1s out there.

Mike Rhyner brought to the table a cooking show based on headlights. Yes, headlights. Particularly on a sufficiently breasted female cooking in a hot kitchen, who takes her coat off 22 minutes into the show ... each episode.


But, Danny Balis actually had a great idea. His cooking show concept, which he's dubbed "My Bitch Hungry," is designed to avoid those 2:00 a.m. Whataburger drive-thru forays that just add to the morning-after regret.

Say you're at a bar or in a park chasing wild cats until 1:30 a.m.-ish, then get in the car to head home, slightly buzzed, and you need nourishment. But you also know that in the morning that Sourdough Bacon Jack will sit like a total gut bomb. The problem is, there's nothing but a box of Cap'n Crunch and canned salmon at the house.

Here's where "My Bitch Hungry" comes in. Slightly inebriated chefs use simple ingredients to demonstrate quick, yet delicious, recipes to tame those late night munchies.


As Balis pointed out, "At 2 a.m., when you're starving and your judgment is slightly off, the most basic food can taste amazing."

True. Raise your hand if the last time you ate at Whataburger sober you were disappointed.

Tonight on the way home, ask yourself how homemade salmon patties with a Cap'n Crunch crust sautéed in butter would taste. Fixed in your own kitchen in less than 20 minutes. No. Not now, it only works after midnight.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.

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