Restaurant Fiction reviews the fictional restaurants, fictional bars, and fictional clubs featured in TV & Film and talks to the writers, directors, producers, executives and other talent who had a major hand in them.
The Brick is the fictional bar in the TV series, Northern Exposure. This is the review of The Brick and our interview with screenwriter and small-town bar extraordinaire, Henry Jones.
The cafeteria inside the Oswald State Correctional Facility is THE fictional restaurant inside the hit HBO show, OZ. There is no one better to talk about the importance of the cafeteria than the show's creator, Tom Fontana. This is the review and our interview with the legendary TV writer.
Monk's Café, the iconic fictional restaurant featured in the NBC sitcom, Seinfeld, is reviewed and talked about with none other than Jay Jacksonrao, the host of the popular film podcast, Black on Black Cinema. We break down Monk's, why it resonates beyond the New Yorker, the change of restaurants portrayed in Black Cinema, and the best spots to eat in Baltimore, where Jay's company, TNP Studios, resides.
Julie Powell's Kitchen
Julie Powell's fictional restaurant is her kitchen in the 2009 hit film, Julie & Julia, with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. In this episode, co-host of the hit show, Right This Minute, and acclaimed film critic, Gayle Bass, dissects and breaks down the food and importance of the kitchen in this all-time favorite foodie film.
The Midnight Diner is the fictional restaurant featured in the Netflix Show, Midnight Diner. Former film buyer and producer turned Japanese cooking writer, teacher, cookbook author, and chef, Sonoko Sakai breaks down the Midnight Diner and why it has such a lasting impact.
The Guardian of Tradition Dinner
The Guardian of Tradition Dinner in Pankot Palace of the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is the most significant and memorable scene in the entire movie. Restaurant Fiction breaks down the famous and notorious fictional dining scene and brings their guest of honor, Producer Bob Cammisa.