<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - 1st Look]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/feature/1st-look http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:09:51 -0700 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:09:51 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[This Week: We're Exploring Cosplay]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK_3251_WEB_PROMO.png Dress up with Audrina Patridge this Saturday after "SNL" on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: Bizarre Bites (Full Episode)]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:33:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/EFLK3250H-WEB.jpg Scorpions, larva, and calf heart... sound delicious? Audrina Patridge tries some of the countries most bizarre bites. Featuring Steven Page in New York, Frontier Restaurant in Chicago, and Typhoon in Los Angeles.]]> <![CDATA[Nose to Tail Cooking at Frontier]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:36:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3250_FRONTIER_WEB.jpg Waste not at Chicago restaurant Frontier where nose to tail cooking is the specialty.]]> <![CDATA[Have What It Takes To Win Wing Bowl?]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:33:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3250_WING_BOWL_WEB.jpg Wing Bowl is a Philly tradition and celebration that will have you counting your wings. ]]> <![CDATA[You've Never Had a Burger Like a PYT Burger]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:33:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/PYT-Burger1.jpg A PB & J burger is one of the many crazy concoctions the burger masters at PYT in Philly have invented.]]> <![CDATA[A Burger Bash To Remember at NYCWFF]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:07:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/2014+Burger+Bash.JPG

On a cool crisp autumn evening in Manhattan, an industrial-sized elevator lifted you to the rooftop of pier 92 on the Hudson River, and when those metal doors opened your nostrils were immediately filled by the sweet rich scent of chargrilled meat.  But at the 7th annual Burger Bash, one of the best events thrown by Food Network's New York City Wine & Food Festival, the aromas are merely the beginning.  What could quite possibly be better than some of the best chefs and restaurateurs New York has to offer battling it out for bragging rights by presenting their best take on the burger and all you can drink Blue Moon beer?  And the answer to that question, are the highlights you bit into.

With the warm twinkle of the of the city skyline behind you, the sound of the river eclipsed by a fantastic cover band that filled the night air, and bumping into the event's hosts Pat LaFrieda and Rachael Ray, as well as the likes of Christian Slater, Adam Richman, Mo Rocca, Anne Burrell, and Andrew Zimmern, the stars at Burger Bash were out and in your favor.  But it was the burgers that truly shinned brightest.

Ramen burger is not a fad.  You know about it because you should.  And if you haven't yet experienced Keizo Shimamoto's creation, well, you should as well.  The chuck is freshly ground and the shoyu glaze that coats the patty just makes it shine so sweetly.  The tightly formed ramen noodle "bun" that's lightly browned on the flat top, holds together even as you bite through it, and loosens up only upon chewing.  It's unique and all the more important, it's tasty.

So was Chef Michael Toscano's perfectly cooked slider which came with a sharp hit of caciocavallo cheese, pickled escarole and chopped roasted tomatoes sandwiched between a perfect potato bun which provided such a balanced lightness to the meat it surrounded.  Served with tots that would give Napoleon Dynamite good reason not to want to share, the man behind Perla and Montmartre was manning the grill all night to a line of guests that seemed to never disperse.

And then there was Shake Shack.  Danny Meyer's ubiquitous chain which so easily can be looked upon as a simple fast food burger, was anything but.  Their MeisterShack American cheese burger that was topped with crispy beer marinated shallots and shack sauce served on a potato bun, was the best bite of the night.  And the fact that they were serving full burgers, not quarters, not halves, or sliders, enabled you to take lots of them.  The sweetness of those crunchy fried shallots that were dusted with salt, managed to extrude even more flavor from the molten cheese and the fantastic meat that we've all come to love.  If there was room in your stomach after sampling the thirty burgers that were being showcased, this would be the one you came back to have seconds of.  It was really that good.

As for the judges' pick for high honors, Marc Murphy's Lamb-Marc burger made from a spiced ground lamb with a fresh mint chimichurri reigned supreme.  And Josh Capon's caramelized onions and bacon jam topped American cheeseburger from Burger and Barrel took the people's choice award and the $2000 prize that came with it.

And with that, it's time for a diet.  At least until the next NYCWFF event.

<![CDATA[Push Your Limits at Typhoon]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:33:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1STLOOK_3250_TYPHOON_WEB_1200x675_337399875573.jpg Stir-fried crickets? Singapore scorpion shrimp toast? Silkworms? All you need are some excellent dipping sauces to make these bizarre bites go down at Typhoon in Santa Monica. Right?]]> <![CDATA[Calling All Adventurous Eaters to Studiofeast]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:33:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3250_STUDIO_FEAST_WEB.jpg Steven Page, host of The Illegal Eater, takes Audrina Patridge to Studiofeast, an underground supper club try baby eel and, well, some heart. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Try Some Bizarre Bites]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:12:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK_3250_WEB_PROMO.jpg From silkworms to heart dishes, Audrina Patridge is pushing her palette on an all-new episode of "1st Look" this Saturday after "SNL" on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look Is in Seattle (Full Episode)]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 22:33:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/EFLK3249H-WEB.jpg 1st Look takes a trip to the Northwest to explore the beautiful city of Seattle. Audrina hits the high seas in a boat race, eats locally at Hitchcock, and checks out beers and bocce at Rhein Haus.]]> <![CDATA[Hitchcock is Seattle's Farm to Table Favorite]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 22:33:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/1STLOOK_3249_HITCHCOCK_WEB.jpg Chef Brendan McGill’s Bainbridge Island restaurant in Seattle creates European-inspired Pacific Northwest cuisine using fresh local ingredients.]]> <![CDATA[Bocce, Beer and Brats at Rhein Haus]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 22:33:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/1STLOOK_3249_RHEINHAUS_WEB.jpg Audrina experiences the three "B's" - beer, brats, and bocce ball - at Rhein Hause in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle. ]]> <![CDATA[Set Sail For Duck Dodge]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 22:33:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/1STLOOK_3249_DUCK_DODGE_WEB.jpg Duck Dodge is a weekly race that is held on Lake Union during the summer. Pack up a costume, grab a couple of cold ones and come celebrate the sunset.]]> <![CDATA[Fried Chicken at Ma'ono Is a Seattle Must]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 22:33:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/1STLOOK_3249_MAONO_WEB.jpg One of Seattle's best brunches features some of the city's favorite fried chicken with a little whiskey on the side at Ma'ono in West Seattle.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Audrina Explores Seattle]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:07:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/1LK_3249_WEB_PROMO.jpg This weekend on an all-new "1st Look," join host Audrina Patridge as she checks out what Seattle has to offer. Don't miss it this Saturday after "SNL" on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[The Ultimate Eating Competitions (Full Episode)]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:32:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/EFLK3248H-WEB.jpg Audrina Patridge eats her way through the craziest eating competitions. From a five-foot pizza massacre in LA, to a 14-pound bagel challenge in Philly. See who takes the gold!]]> <![CDATA[How To Be a Competitive Eater]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:33:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-26+at+5.25.21+PM.png Audrina Patridge goes to the pros to learn how to be a competitive eater. Wicker Park's Tim "Gravy" Brown and Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti show her how it's done!]]> <![CDATA[Spread Bagelry's 14-Pound Bagel Challenge]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:33:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3248_SPREAD_BAGELRY_WEB.jpg Audrina Patridge is joined by five courageous eaters as she takes on the Classic Whale Challenge, consuming a 14-pound bagel in 30 minutes at Philly's Spread Bagelry. ]]> <![CDATA[Baby Back Ribs Are a Must at Bear's BBQ]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:33:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/1STLOOK_3248_BEARS_BBQ_WEB.jpg You'll want to join the eating competition once you taste the ribs at Bear's BBQ in Windsor, CT. ]]> <![CDATA[Take a Bite Out of The World's Largest Delivery Pizza]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:33:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3248_BIG_MAMAS_PIZZA_WEB.jpg Think Audrina Patridge and the UCLA Spirit Squad can finish a 54-inch pizza at Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria in Burbank, CA? Watch and find out.]]> <![CDATA[We Challenge You To a Food Competition]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:17:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/1LK_3248_WEB_PROMO.jpg This week on an all-new 1st Look, join host Audrina Patridge as she chows her way through the country's best eating competitions. Don't miss it Saturday after SNL on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: The Originals (Full Episode)]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:04:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/EFLK3247H-WEB.jpg Trends come and go, but the classics are always in style. Audrina checks out amazing iconic venues from around the country. Superdawg in Chicago, Grand Oyster Station Oyster Bar in NYC and Mary Mac's Tea Room in Atlanta.]]> <![CDATA[Have Mary Mac's Fried Chicken With a Side of History]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:36:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3247_MARY_MACS_WEB.jpg Audrina Patridge stops by one of the first female-owned restaurants in the US, Mary Mac's in Atlanta, home to some of the best fried chicken and back rubs in the south. ]]> <![CDATA[Take The Express Train to Grand Central Oyster Bar]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:33:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3247_GCOB_WEB.jpg Have a side of history with your oysters at Grand Central Oyster Bar, a New York institution for 101 years, serving the city's freshest seafood. ]]> <![CDATA[Nothing's Sweeter Than Schubert's Bakery]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:33:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3247_SCHUBERTS_WEB.jpg Since 1911, Schubert's Bakery has been putting smiles on faces and cakes (and specialized desserts) in bellies. The sweets at this Bay Area bakery are out of this world, the locals will tell you.]]> <![CDATA[Not Your Average Dog at Chicago's Superdawg]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:33:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3247_SUPERDAWG_WEB.jpg Hold the ketchup! Nothing ordinary goes on a Superdawg at Chicago's Superdawg Drive-In. Audrina Patridge tries her hand at being a carhop for the day.]]> <![CDATA[Sip a Craft Cocktail at Dallas's Windmill Lounge]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:33:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1STLOOK_3247_WINDMILL_WEB.jpg Audrina Patridge heads to Dallas to check out where all the bartenders go for a real drink, the Windmill Lounge. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week: It's The Best of The Classics]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:24:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK_3247_WEB_PROMO.jpg This week on 1st Look we're paying homage to the classics. Audrina Patridge takes you around to try some not-so-average eats. Don't miss it this Saturday after SNL on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[Shopping Guide: Where to Shop in NYC]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:36:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK-Shopping-Guide.jpg 1st Look host Audrina Patridge shows you where to shop this season in New York City. Find coveted Mansur Gavriel bags at No. 6, one-of-a-kind jewelry at Wendy Nichol, and socially conscious fashion at Figue. ]]> <![CDATA[This Fall on 1st Look]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:24:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/1LK_FALL_SEASON_WEB_PROMO.jpg We've got a sneak preview of the new season of 1st Look. The season premiere airs Saturday, September 27, after SNL on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[Get a Taste of Our Best Bites (Full Episode)]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:27:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK-3243-Best-Bites.jpg Audrina takes a look back some our favorite eating experiences on 1st Look. Fried Cheese Curds at Cow and the Curd in Philly, The General in NYC, and lobster rolls at Connie and Teds in LA.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: We're Sharing Our Best Bites]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:54:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK_3243_WEB_PROMO.jpg Join host Audrina Patridge as she unveils some of 1st Look's best bites. Watch Saturday after Saturday Night Live on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[Who's Got The Best Style on TV?]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:33:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK-3246-SHOPBOP.jpg All eyes will be on the Emmys fashion working its way down the red carpet, but Audrina and PEOPLE magazine's Andrea Lavinthal hand out high honors to the best dressed "characters" from this year's Emmy season.]]> <![CDATA[Entertainment Weekly's Emmy Predictions]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:33:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK-3246-MEETA.jpg Meeta Agrawal, executive editor of Entertainment Weekly, provides us with her picks from this year's crop of Emmy Award nominees.]]> <![CDATA[Uzo Aduba Reveals What She Can't Live Without]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:51:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK-3246-UZO.jpg Emmy-nominated actress Uzo Aduba from "Orange Is The New Black" discusses the hit show, her rise to fame, and a few things she just can't live without. Don't miss 1st Look this Saturday after SNL and 1st Look LIVE on The Red Carpet Monday, August 25th 7PM EST / 4PM PST, on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[Seth Meyers on Emmys: I'm as Good as My Jokes]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:19:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/1LK-3246-SETH.jpg Our own Jackie Tranchida sits down with Emmy Awards host Seth Meyers to find out what it's like to emcee television's biggest night. Don't miss 1st Look Saturday after SNL and 1st Look LIVE on The Red Carpet Monday, August 25th 7PM EST / 4PM PST, on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[Glam Hairstyles for The Emmys]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:51:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK-Conair.jpg Our own Lilliana Vazquez tries out the Conair Curl Secret for a perfect finish to her fabulous look for the Emmys.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Get Ready For The Emmys]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:55:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK_3246_WEB_PROMO.jpg 1st Look is celebrating TV's big night. Join host Audrina Patridge as she gets ready for 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Watch Saturday after SNL on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: Serious Sammies (Full Episode)]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:16:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/EFLK3241H_BESTSANDWICHES.jpg We're taking you to try some of the best sandwiches in the country.]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Chow Down on Some Serious Sammies]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:32:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1LK_3241_WEB_PROMO.jpg Don't miss an all-new 1st Look this Saturday after Saturday Night Live on NBC. ]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: Fried Goodness]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:40:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/EFLK3239H-still.jpg Audrina Patridge gets a taste of all things fried, at Philly's Cow and The Curd, Roy Choi's A-Frame in LA, Chicago's GT Fish & Oyster, the famous Willie Mae's in New Orleans, and Dale Talde's Pork Slope in Brooklyn. ]]> <![CDATA[This Week: Indulge In The Best Fried Foods]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:34:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK_3239_WEB_PROMO.JPG This week on 1st Look, we're trying out the best fried foods in the country. Don't miss it Saturday after SNL on NBC.]]> <![CDATA[1st Look: Adult Camp (Full Episode)]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:19:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1LK-Adult-Camp-FULL.jpg Pack up the smores, 1st Look's off to the best adult camps around! Featuring Space Camp in Alabama, Camp Wandawega in Illinois, and Great Horror Camp in LA.]]> <![CDATA[Rock Out at Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 22:33:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/1STLOOK_3245_RRFC_WEB.jpg With music legend intrsuctors like Lita Ford and Zakk Wylde, Audrina Patridge lives out her Rock 'N' Rock Fantasy at Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp.]]> <![CDATA[Camp Wandawega Is Summer Camp For Adults]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 22:33:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/1STLOOK_3245_WANDAWEGA_WEB.jpg There aren't any camp counselors here, and there's a lot of alcohol. Experience the great outdoors at a summer camp for adults!]]> <![CDATA[Dare To Try The Great Horror Campout]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 22:33:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1STLOOK_3245_HORRORCAMP_WEB.jpg The only challenge in this adult camp is surviving the night. Watch and see if our very own Jackie Tranchida makes it out alive. ]]>