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Watch the Trailer for Snack-Off, Rob Dyrdek’s New MTV Cooking Competition Show

If you’ve ever caught an episode of Food Network’s Chopped and wondered how come there wasn’t a show like that for the college-aged snack food-inspired generation, then Rob Dyrdek was wondering the same thing. Introducing Snack-Off, a half hour cooking competition show highlighted by a group of amateur chefs battling it out in a host of “snack” inspired challenges.

The show is hosted by Eddie Huang and supported by a panel of judges including supermodel and Foodbeast Chrissy Teigen, chef and entrepreneur Jason Quinn, and what appears to be a rotating/TBA third judge. For fans of the internet, it’s fair to note this show isn’t the first of its kind, with Epic Meal Time having imagined a season of a snack-based gluttonous cook-off in the form of Epic ChefNo word on whether Dyrdek’s show was inspired Epic Meal Time’s programming, but the similarities are interesting.

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According to the MTV show page, the contestants will all be battling for a cash prize, a golden spork necklace, as well as getting their recipe published in the inevitable Snack-Off cookbook.

Who’s excited for this show?

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INTERVIEW: Chrissy Teigen’s Thoughts On In-N-Out, Guy Fieri And Gordon Ramsay

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The first time we met Chrissy Teigen she was scarfing down chalupa stuffing at a Taco Bell Thanksgiving dinner (they exist). She’s one of the most charming, potty-mouthed people we’ve had the pleasure of meeting, well versed in both froufrou gourmet and fast food munchie talk. Foodbeast got the chance to catch up with her a few weeks ago, getting the word on her stint as a judge on Snack Off — think Iron Chef for Stoners — and the vilest thing she’s ever put in her mouth.

Sheesh, she’s a homie.

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If Nancy Grace came over for dinner, what would you cook her?

That depends if she has any allergies, because I would cook all of those foods. Inside one fantastic pie.

 

John Legend’s [her husband] most impressive dish?

My personal favorite thing that John makes is his fried chicken. I bought him a deep fryer for each house, for each coast, because  I needed him to make it whenever I need. He does an amazing mac n cheese. A little more intricate, three cheeses. It’s wonderful. People demand it every barbecue we have.

 

In-N-Out or Five Guys?

I’ve actually never had Five Guys before. I think maybe I did in the DC airport. I don’t recall it because I was probably a little hungover. I’ve had In-N-Out so many times. I absolutely love In-N-Out but those fries kill me. The In-N-Out burger over any other burger, but I will take McDonald’s fries.

 

Have you ever gone Monkey Style?

Wait! What’s Monkey Style?

 

Animal Style Fries stuffed in an In-N-Out Burger.

Oh. My. God. That’s Bonkers Style. I’m a 100 percent down.

 

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If you could run your own restaurant, what would you have on deck?

I don’t think I’d ever own a restaurant really. I think that anyone that thinks that they can do it are usually the wrong people.

I would love to open up a bed and breakfast. I would love to have a very small menu, with 3 apps, 5 main, and maybe 2 desserts and 1 special or something. I think all menus should be super limited, do they best you can with them, rather than those large menus. I would do my mom’s scalloped potato dish, a shepard’s pie or chicken pot pie. I love anything with a poached egg on it. So a salad with lardons, honey mustard vinegrette, with a poached egg. Tomato soup. I make the best tomato soup. Definitely a beautiful roasted chicken dish with seasonal vegetables. Fish and Chips with my dad’s famous tartar sauce.

As you can see this menu has no clear vision. It’s a very classy b&b.

 

Just throw on some truffle sauce and you’ll be fine… Do you watch Kitchen Nightmares?

I’ve seen every single episode. What I don’t understand is why don’t they clean up if they know he’s coming and why are those mistakes so fixable?

 

That being said: Guy Fieri or Gordon Ramsay?

I would rather hang out and have a good time with Guy. I might want to go to a fancy restaurant with Gordon. I actually did go to his restaurant [Fieri’s] in NYC. We went in with every intention of making fun of it and we walked away tail-between-our legs. The food was excellent and the decor was hysterical. You have to take it for what it is and enjoy it.

 

Most ridiculous thing you’ve judged on Snack Off?

The most vile I’ve put in my mouth on the show was a smoked salmon tartar olive baguette topped with a red maraschino cherry. It was horrific.

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Fun Fact: Remember that Cap’n Crunch scandal a while back? It looks like Teigen ran into her own crunchgate debacle.

Picthx Chrissy

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The LGBT Empire Strikes Back: ‘Best Gay Bar in the World’ Releases the ‘Chick-For-Gay’ Sandwich

That’s it. The gloves are comin’ off.

Adding to the already massive pro-vs.-anti-gay outcry inspired by Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy’s controversial Baptist Press interview, West Hollywood California’s Abbey Food & Bar has just released its new chicken sandwich, cutely dubbed the “Chick-for-Gay”.

Named the “Best Gay Bar in the World” by MTV two years running, The Abbey promises that 100% of the proceeds made from the sandwich’s sales will go to the American Foundation for Equal Rights, according to the press release.

The $5, eight ounce sandwich features a breaded boneless chicken breast, served with pickles on a toasted buttered bun, and is set to be available through presidential elections this November.

The Abbey’s founder David Cooley explains:

With the upcoming election, even our lunch choices are a political statement. If corporations have the right to spend unlimited amounts of money on an agenda of hate, we as an LGBT business community have to spend money supporting Marriage Equality,” he said. “If corporations have the same free speech rights as people, the people have to exercise their First Amendment right at the cash register by patronizing businesses that support our agenda and stop giving money to those that oppose equality.

On the event page for today’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee made a similar point by asking attendees to come out to their local franchise to “support free speech.”

The Chick-fil-A Company thus far hasn’t thrown itself for or against either side of the most recent flame wars, except to say that it is not responsible for their promotions. In fact, it has been suggested that since the beginning of the PR firestorm, the company has been trying to save face and lie low, but it seems like not everyone is so willing to let them off the hook.

Since the infamous interview was released about two weeks ago, consumer approval for the chicken chain has gone down, according to information released by polling site YouGov.

The business world has seen what happens when an organization supports the LGBT community — which is that the LGBT community and its allies will support it,” Director of News and Field Media at GLAAD Aaron McQuade said. “Now we have empirical proof of what happens when a company rejects the LGBT community. The LGBT community and its allies will reject it.

Looking back to two weeks ago, it seems a bit hard now to swallow the fact that so much political outrage and gravity can be attributed to eating a measly chicken sandwich, but as long as this whole affair is still going strong, might as well enjoy the show.

A recent video parody by Funny or Die features actor John Goodman dressed as KFC’s Colonel Sanders jumping at the chance to promote his own chicken chain as gay-friendly—or at the very least, purely and unapologetically capitalistic:

“Hell I don’t actually give a shit,” Goodman/Sanders slyly admits near the clip’s end, “Gay or not, you’re just a bunch of big old money mounds…” As we rightly should be.

God Bless America.

[Thanks Huffington Post, US News, Gawker]

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Big Black To Launch a Food Truck on Episode of MTV’s “Fantasy Factory”?

In the latest previews available for episode 11 of MTV’s Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, we catch a glimpse of the beginnings of a potential food truck venture tentatively titled “The Dump Truck.”

We’ll have to wait until the episode premiere next Monday to catch the full episode, but it looks like the main goal of this truck is to jokingly cause their customers diarrhea. Some of the menu items they toy with during their brainstorm session include menu items called the “Power Dump Special,” a ribs and jambalaya dish called the “Butt Break Special,” and rounding the testing off with the “Booty Blowoff,” and the “Bowel Movement Bonanza.”

Chili dogs, broccoli, jambalaya and ribs, just to name a few potential food groups to be listed on The Dump Truck‘s menu. Until the episode airs, it’s all speculation. I’m not sure how to feel about a food truck dedicated to expediting my body’s #2 situation, but I’m sure it’ll be a funny episode nonetheless:

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Kristen Stewart is the Most Cutest Patutest Ever

Mang and I have been discussing this for quite some time, Kristen Stewart is the most painfully awkward, yet curiously attractive female to grace media for quite some time. Enjoy feeling your insides spew out through your digestive track, then feel a warm buzz in your head as you watch her conduct herself on television. Kristen, if you’re reading, I want to hang out!