Bravo Shines Spotlight on Underground Food Scene in First Stand-Alone Digital Series (Exclusive)
'Going Off the Menu' premieres April 18 on BravoTV.com.
Bravo is going off the TV dial with its newest show.
The cable network is readying the April 18 premiere of digital series Going Off the Menu, a six-episode program that will follow food documentarian Liza De Guia and chef Russell Jackson as they track down little-known foodie experiences around Los Angeles.
Going Off the Menu, which will debut on BravoTV.com, is the network's first stand-alone digital series and follows successful Top Chef companion series Last Chance Kitchen.
"We're thrilled to satisfy the hunger of our passionate and food-enthused Bravo fans with the debut of Going Off the Menu," Lisa Hsia, executive vp digital at Bravo and Oxygen Media, said Monday in a statement. "The launch of Bravo's first-ever stand-alone digital series marks a continued investment in digital video content by the network in an ongoing effort to attract a broader audience of new consumers while also satisfying our core Bravo viewer."
Bravo will make the first three episodes available at launch with the remaining three episodes debuting the following week. They will be distributed across the Bravo website, Bravo Now app, YouTube and Facebook. NBCUniversal sister sites Today and E! will also carry the show, as will content partners The Infatuation and Jetsetter.
Each episode of Going Off the Menu will follow the hosts — De Guia is known for her blog Food.Curated and Jackson is a leading member of the underground dining movement — as they meet with celebrity foodies including Orange Is the New Black's Lea DeLaria and MythBusters' Tory Belleci to explore invite-only supper clubs and other hidden food adventures.
Going Off the Menu is being sponsored by Toyota. It is produced by Citizen Pictures with executive producers Frank Matson and Tim McOsker and co-executive producer Jaymee Johnson.