City Bites

BEHIND THE SCENES: Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here” films at Edgar. Owner Marysol Foucault dishes on being a TV star for the day

Marysol Foucault demonstrates a dish for the Food Network camera at Edgar on Day 1 of filming. (photo credit: Marie C Queenton)

A crew from Food Network Canada recently descended upon the nation’s capital region to film several upcoming episodes of You Gotta Eat Here. The premise of the show — a riff on the US version, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives — is to follow the host, John Catucci, as he travels across the country stopping at greasy spoons and local joints to discover Canada’s “most delicious, mouthwatering, over-the-top comfort food.” In each episode, Catucci interviews the chef/owners and goes into the kitchens to find out how they make their signature dishes.

On this recent round of filming, the show apparently stopped in on Murray Street, Pressed, The Smoque Shack, and across the river, at Edgar. City Bites caught up with Edgar’s owner, Marysol Foucault, after the two-day shoot to find out what it was like to be featured on the show.