Pat LaFrieda is a perhaps the most famous meat purveyor in New York right now. He makes some of the city's favorite/most-hyped burger patties, including the Shack Burger, Minetta Tavern's Black Label Burger, Ai Fiori's White Label Burger, and countless others. Chefs love him, restaurateurs love him, Josh Ozersky loves him but: will the TV-watching American public love him? That's the question.
Now, it seems that LaFrieda may be poised for small-screen stardom. Those in the industry have heard rumblings of a show for awhile, but a Craigslist job posting seems to confirm:
"EAT MY MEAT" says Pat LaFrieda, legendary butcher to New York City. Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors is on the hunt for for a new butcher! Do you have what it takes to work alongside the best in the industry? Send your qualifications and a photo to be considered. RESPONSES WITHOUT PHOTOS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. IF YOU ARE SELECTED AS A CANDIDATE YOU WILL BE FILMED AS PART OF A NEW TELEVISION SERIES. YOU MUST BE OK WITH THAT.
Here are a few suggestions for names for the program: "The Meat Man Cometh," "Leave it to Cleaver," "Throbbing Gristle," "LaFrieda's Butcher Shop Takeover," "Pat LaFrieda is 39 and a Butcher," "The Real Butchers of New Jersey," "Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy," "How I Met Your Butcher," "It's Pat!," "The Daily Grind with Pat LaFrieda," "Marrow Boss."
· Pat LaFrieda Seeks Butcher [Craigslist]
· All Pat LaFrieda Coverage [~ENY~]