Eddie Huang is getting a Munchies show, but there’s a problem: It needs a new name. The Human Panda, Baohaus chef-owner, host of MTV’s “Snack-Off,” and man about town had a Vice show, “Fresh Off the Boat,” which was cancelled in light of his upcoming ABC sitcom of the same name.
But newly-launched Vice food vertical is bringing Huang back with a bit of rebranding. “We never want to hear the name of that show again,” the video begins, giving Huang 24 hours to come up with a new title for the revived show, which he pretends he didn’t know was happening. Suspend disbelief and just enjoy the ride.
On his quest, Huang pals around with a bunch of his famous friends in L.A., including skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and Soulja Boy, and asks them for some help with the name game. We personally like DJ Sabzi’s suggestion: “The Taiwan Raekwon.” But something’s telling us—and by that, we mean the ending—that Huang’s leaning toward something slightly more eponymous.
Here’s more awesome stuff we loved from today:
Ruch Reichl has some problems with the FDA’s stance on antibiotics. [Grub Street]
Put down the cupcake: new ban hits school bake sales. [WSJ]
These cute piglets really, really like lettuce. [Thrillist]
Cicerone picks: the ultimate beer-ice cream float. [Serious Eats]
The best way to eat peaches (besides over the kitchen sink). [Bon Appetit]