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Cable Show Searching for Dude-rrific Dudes Who Are Men

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Image of Nick Zukin and Ken Rubin courtesy <a href="http://www.savethedeli.com/2009/05/21/kenny-and-zukes-a-visit/">Save the Deli</a>
Image of Nick Zukin and Ken Rubin courtesy Save the Deli


Just in over the transom via Eater National, the word that an unnamed channel is looking to cast an as-yet unnamed show that centers around all those dudes you know that just love to, man, eat. You know them. They're the guys that go out of their way to do a pizza cart tour of Portland. The men who live for reviewing reviews. The dudes who eat out six if not seven nights a week. They also, and here's the trick, genuinely care. This isn't about finding a guy who'll eat Triple Stuf oreos until his face falls off. This is about finding a guy who'll search out the very best in Thomas Keller and/or Two Tarts Lil' Mama equivalent, and then very likely Twitter about it. And Portland is full of them.

Are you the kind of guy who plans your vacations around FOOD? Be it French Laundry or a clam shack, do you regularly drive/fly out of your way to sample the best pizza, burger, BBQ, burrito, ramen...? If yes, you just might be the Host of our new show.
A national cable network is looking for a passionate, food-obsessed Everyman (mid 20s to late 30s, any ethnicity) who’s a big personality, loud, universally loveable, gregarious “Guy’s Guy” who’s at ease in any situation and great with on-the-fly interactions no matter who he’s talking to.

Looking for a strong, confident personality who can carry a show but prior hosting experience helpful but not required. It’s a given you love to EAT. But you’re also curious and hungry to know everything from the history to the recipes to the purveyors to the people making and serving the food.

Please email barbarabarnacasting@gmail.com with VACATION FOOD DUDE in the subject line and be sure to include:
-- full name
-- phone number
-- current home town
-- recent photo (no older than 6 months)
-- resume
-- bio paragraph describing why you are qualified to host this show (have fun!)
-- link to your website (if available)
-- link to your reel (if available)
-- list/describe 3 culinary destinations on your bucket list
-- list/describe 2 places you’ve driven/flown out of your way just to eat or drink something


Calling Nick A. Zukin, Tommy Habetz, Don Bourassa, Matt Lightner, Mike Thelin, and Michael C. Zusman.

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