Food & Drink » Food & Drink Stories

Iron Chef vs. grill boy Bobby Flay



Fukui-san! "Iron Chef" fans are surely booked for 9 p.m. Sunday, June 25, as the Food Network airs "Iron Chef NY Battle." In this two-hour special, Food TV's grill-boy du jour Bobby Flay goes mano a mano against fearsome Iron Chef Masa-haru Morimoto in a battle to the death -- or at least through dessert.

We can't say who wins, but a spy at the taping claims the normally suave Flay manages to electrocute himself and ends up bloody. And the secret "theme" (ingredient) is lowered from the ceiling in a glittering disco ball. To maximize the Japanese-produced weirdness, one of the evening's judges is Donna Hanover, future ex-wife of N.Y.C. Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Wow!

If none of this makes any sense, do some background research at and catch some "Iron Chef" syndicated repeats, then tune in this weekend to discover for yourself the world's greatest cooking show ever!

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.