Top Chef Starts Tonight, Josh Capon Gets Spike Series

By Kelly Dobkin  |  October 2, 2013

Two pieces of exciting food TV news for this afternoon. First up, the obvious: Top Chef New Orleans is premiering tonight at 10 PM ET/PT. Check out the preview trailer here and set your DVRs accordingly.

Next: NYC-based chef and NYCWFF Burger Bash champ Josh Capon (Burger & Barrel, Lure Fishbar) now has a greenlit series on Spike TV called Frankenfood, which seeks to find America's next "great food sensation." (Cronuts, what?) Here's the premise: "Each episode of Frankenfood features local amateur food innovators competing head-to-head in order to get their unexpected food concoctions onto the menu of a popular local restaurant, win a $10,000 cash grand prize and possibly create the next big food craze." Winners will be determined by Capon and cheesesteak impressario Tony Luke Jr. The show will premiere in Spring 2014.