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Deep dish vs. thin crust? Hamburgers vs. hot dogs? Creamy peanut butter vs. crunchy? Welcome to the high-energy, game-show-style podcast Food Court, where celebrity chef Richard Blais (Top Chef, MasterChef, etc.) presides over his guests – comedians, writers, chefs – to debate opposing viewpoints. After a trivia lightning round, each guest will argue passionately why their position is the best as well as the opportunity to explain why their opponent’s stance is The Absolute Worst. It’s comedy meets culinary and by the end of each episode, Richard Blais will act as ultimate judge to settle these timeless arguments once and for all. Who wants pineapple on their pizza, anyway?

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On this episode of Food Court with Richard Blais comedian Melanie Maras has brought the case of movie theater snacks and that she believes popcorn is the only choice. Her friend and fellow comedian Ariel Kashanchi thinks candy offers variety and fun flavors that popcorn just can't compete with. How will our judge decide?? Listen to find out! NOTE- this was recorded in February, before sheltering in place, when being in the same room was okay. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In this episode of Food Court with Richard Blais our judge will hear two culinary powerhouses debate the merits of Girl Scout cookies. Chef Nyesha Arrington is arguing in favor of Thin Mints while cookbook author Catherine McCord is going to bat for her beloved Samoas. Luckily, listeners at home can eat whatever cookie they want while they listen to this epic throw down. NOTE- this episode was recorded before the shelter in place order when we could still record together in the studio and Girl Scouts were out selling their cookies out in public. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this episode of Food Court with Richard Blais our judge is tasked with choosing between two beloved and cherished pizza types. Comedian James Heaney has come to court to argue passionately in favor of deep dish pizza while his friend and fellow comedian Jackie Schwarz, who lived in Chicago for four years, is here to argue in favor of New York style. No matter what, one thing is for certain, a whole lot of people are going to disagree with the verdict! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this episode of Food Court with Richard Blais, two long-time friends, comedians, actors and writers Julie Brister and Amy Rhodes throw down in a cilantro debate. They may agree on a lot of things but they simply cannot agree on cilantro so Judge Richard will have to settle this once and for all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In the Food Court this week Judge Richard Blais has to settle the case of coffee and whether or not it should cost more than $2. Comedian and writer Teresa Lee has very strong opinions on this one even if it may be unpopular to admit. Going up against her is California chef Bradley Miller who is down with expensive coffee and doesn't care who knows it. Who will win? You have to listen to find out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Cake vs. Pie

Cake vs. Pie

2020-04-2128:03

In this episode Judge Richard Blais will have to settle the case of cake vs. pie. Anney Reese and Lauren Vogelbaum of the iHeart food history/science/culture podcast Savor have done their research, they have their receipts and they're ready to settle this once and for all. What will it be America? Cake or pie? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In this episode of Food Court with Richard Blais our judge has to preside over an unusual case. This one has more to do with restaurants than it does with food but it's definitely food-adjacent. Author and Food Network host and judge, Simon Majumdar is just plain tired of waiting in line and he has a lot to say about it. Going up against him is comedian Joey Greer, who does't mind waiting in line and actually embraces it. Two men enter... and both men leave, this is just the Food Court not Thunderdome. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this episode of Food Court, Richard is presented with a very specific case- to toast or not to toast... a bagel! Food writer and host of Smart Mouth Podcast Katherine Spiers takes on Josh Scherer of YouTube's Mythical Kitchen in a debate for the ages. More sources were cited in this episode than any before so these two did not come to play. Will our judge be able to help these two resolve their food feud once and for all? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bacon vs. Sausage

Bacon vs. Sausage

2020-03-3127:48

In this episode Judge Richard Blais has to solve the case that podcasters Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown have brought to the court. It's a no-holds-barred bacon vs. sausage throwdown where only one can win. If you think it's too hard to choose, don't worry, the judge will do it for you. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Blue Cheese vs. Ranch

Blue Cheese vs. Ranch

2020-03-2432:29

Restaurateurs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (known as Jon and Vinny) firmly believe that blue cheese is better than ranch dressing. Podcaster and writer Courtney Kocak could not disagree more. The debate is fierce but no matter what Judge Richard Blais decides there are going to be a whole lot of listeners who disagree. NOTE- Jon and Vinny would like their Los Angeles listeners to know that Jon and Vinny's Fairfax and Brentwood as well as Kismet Rotisserie are open and doing takeout and delivery during this quarantine. Try some delicious pizza with your social distancing! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Crispy vs. Soggy Fries

Crispy vs. Soggy Fries

2020-03-1729:33

Jack O'Brien and Miles Gray make The Daily Zeitgeist every day and know each other very well so for them it was a no-brainer to bring their French fry debate to the Food Court. Miles knows his soggy fries are the underdog so he'll bring his A game. Judge Richard Blais is working overtime to stay impartial today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pineapple on Pizza?

Pineapple on Pizza?

2020-03-1732:44

Chefs Antonia Lofaso and Aarti Sequeira have come to the Food Court to battle it out over this hot button pizza topic. One loves pineapple on pizza and the other hates pineapple on pizza so much that she'd rather we start putting avocado on our pizzas. This one is going to be an extra tough one for the judge! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Deep dish vs. thin crust? Hamburgers vs. hot dogs? Creamy peanut butter vs. crunchy? Welcome to the high-energy, game-show-style podcast Food Court, where celebrity chef Richard Blais (Top Chef, etc) presides over his guests – comedians, writers, chefs – to debate opposing viewpoints. After a trivia lightning round, each guest will argue passionately why their position is the best as well as the opportunity to explain why their opponent’s stance is The Absolute Worst. It’s comedy meets culinary and by the end of each episode, Richard Blais will as ultimate judge settle these timeless arguments once and for all. Who wants pineapple on their pizza? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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