What to Watch: Giada’s Casino Night, Damaris’ Down-Home Breakfast and the Premiere of Restaurant Express

by in Shows, November 1st, 2013

Robert IrvineThis weekend on Food Network, watch all-new episodes that will inspire and entertain. Start Saturday morning off with some Tex-Mex favorites for the family from Ree. Then, Giada’s inspired by casinos when creating her party spread. In the evening, watch a special Miss America-themed episode of Cupcake Wars.

On Sunday morning, Rachael shows you how to make a week’s worth of recipes. Afterward, Guy reworks breakfast staples as lunch and dinner options. Then on Southern at Heart, Damaris shows a guest in need of culinary guidance how to create a down-home breakfast.

In the evening, watch Guy’s Grocery Games for a surprising twist in the final round. At 9pm/8c, tune in for the series premiere of Restaurant Express in which nine aspiring restaurateurs fight for the chance to win their own restaurant concept. They’ll be traveling by bus, facing challenges created by Robert Irvine, who will help them shape their own restaurant. And finally, watch a new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen, where the competitors in the last round must make s’mores, which may require a campfire for one unlucky chef.

The Pioneer Woman: “Tex-Mex for Cowboys

It’s a frontier-style Tex-Mex feast for the whole Drummond crew after a big day working cattle. There’s a predawn start so they’re going to be hungry for a rib-sticking spread of delicious Chicken and Beef Fajitas packed with grilled meat and fixins, Fiesta Beans and Cinnamon Ice Cream with Cinnamon Crisps.

Tune In on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10am/9c

Giada at Home: “Casino Night

Giada De Laurentiis and her husband, Todd, host a glamorous casino-night party inspired by Giada’s recent trip to Monte Carlo, Monaco. The menu features Lobster Risotto Arancini, Crostini with Poached Figs and Goat Cheese, Tangerine Sorbet with Vanilla Cream and Candied Pistachios, and Basil Blackberry Spritzers.

Tune in on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 11:30am/10:30c

Cupcake Wars: “Miss America

The Miss America Pageant is making its triumphant return to Atlantic City, and four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their cupcakes at the center of the action. To get there, they must first win over a special guest judge, reigning Miss America Mallory Hagan. The winner also walks away with $10,000.

Tune in on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8pm/7c

Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day: “A Little of This, A Little of That

Rachael’s got a variety pack of meals that are sure to satisfy — no matter what your food mood is: Chicken and Green Bean Casserole, Spicy Almond Chicken and Rice, Mushroom-Lover’s Marinara, Bacon and Artichoke Pasta, and Sloppy Whatdyaknow Joes, Pizzaiola Style.

Tune in on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 9am/8c

Guy’s Big Bite: “Hash Out the Beef

Guy takes some breakfast staples and reintroduces them as lunch and dinner dishes. Recipes include a Grilled Skirt Steak Hash with a hollandaise made of roasted red peppers that has never been so foolproof and, for dessert, a Grilled Fruit Salad served with Toasted Pound Cake and Lemon Whipped Cream.

Tune in on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 10am/9c

Southern at Heart: “Ultimate Down-Home Breakfast

Damaris helps Demond whip up the ultimate breakfast in bed for his fiancee. Inspired by fall harvest ingredients, this breakfast of Pumpkin Scones with Maple-Cinnamon Glaze, Homemade Granola Parfait and baked Quiche with Country Ham will have spectacular results with any sweetheart.

Tune in on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 10:30am/9:30c

Guy’s Grocery Games: “The Ol’ Switcheroo

In the first game, the chefs make a mad dash to the produce section to fix a gourmet salad, but all the leafy greens are Out of Stock! Then, coupons and quick thinking come in handy during a Budget Battle. In the final game, making a comfort meal seems simple, until the final two chefs must swap their bags of ingredients. The chef who impresses the judges the most earns a shopping spree with the potential to bag $20,000.

Tune in on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 8pm/7c

Restaurant Express: “Vegas Meltdown

Nine aspiring restaurateurs arrive in Las Vegas, where they meet Chef Robert Irvine in front of the Restaurant Express Bus. In order to secure one of the eight spots on board, they must first pitch their dream restaurant concept to Robert. Those with the best concepts head into Lake Las Vegas for the first challenge. They’ll have to create a restaurant from the ground up, with just $500 and six hours to feed 250 hungry guests! The bottom three earners will be up for elimination.

Tune in on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 9pm/8c

Cutthroat Kitchen: “S’more Sabotage

In this episode, it’s back to the classics. As the chefs battle to make the most “bewiching” sandwich, things get switched up when two of them are forced to swap baskets! Then, sharing is anything but caring in the fiery barbecue round, where two chefs have to share their cook time. Finally, the competition gets s’more heat when one chef adds s’more fuel to the flame and forces the other to build his or her own campfire.

Tune in on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 10pm/9c

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Comments (5)

  1. carla says:

    I just want to express how disappointed I am with Southern at Heart. The food looks great, but I can't get past the unbelievably hetero-normative quality of the show. Why only male guests, why only male guests cooking for "their ladies"? Food Network has always been welcoming of gay and lesbian hosts – the focus of this show is just so far off base. It's really disappointing – like I said, the food looks great. Please rethink this concept!

  2. CVeraS says:

    The focus of this show is just right. If it had started out with a gay man cooking for another gay man, people would fuss about that too. If you want to focus the show Carla's way, then go with percentages. If, say, ten percent of the American population is gay or lesbian, then does that mean ten percent of Damaris's shows should feature gay and lesbian couples, and 90 percent heterosexual? That is totally silly. What if other minority groups get as offended as Carla and demand their percentage? I think no one else has responded to this comment for fear of getting into this particular topic. I am not. Carla, please remember that this is a cooking show for All viewers. I am heterosexual but I greatly enjoy watching Anne Burrell, because I could care less who she sleeps with. She teaches me how to cook better. I hope you will watch Damaris's show for the same reason – because she is fun and teaches you how to cook better.

  3. Spencer says:

    Johnathan Hurley (Los Angeles) from Restaurant Express was awesome. Now that he's gone I probably won't watch the show.

  4. Natalie Diaz says:

    I have watched a few episodes of the same as I can't watch it properly because I was moving frequently from one country to another and Now I have settled down here.

  5. Lisa Zaehler says:

    How do I apply for season 2 ?

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