Food Network's "Big Restaurant Bet" took place at the Luminary Hotel in downtown Fort Myers.

I uncovered something this 7 days: It is distressing to observe by yourself consume on countrywide tv. 

Who chews like that? Why does my jaw unhinge like a python? How several bites did they seize me taking?!

These thoughts flooded my brain as I watched this week’s episode of “Big Restaurant Bet” on Food stuff Network. I initial wrote about the display and my sweet li’l guest-judge roll on it earlier this month when it debuted about how psyched I was to be on the channel I worshiped as a 20-some-year-old line cook way back again when. And how wonderful it was to have an whole Tv set series shot in Fort Myers, putting our funky minor metropolis — my birthplace and hometown — in the highlight. 

I wrote about the exhibit in advance of I might experienced a likelihood to look at the exhibit. Now, four episodes and so many awkward bites of food later, most of what I wrote nonetheless retains true. I received a thrill every time I observed the Edison Bridge arched in the track record, each individual time I glimpsed downtown Fort Myers and the streets I’ve walked considering that forever splashed across the screen.