“You Gotta Eat Here” Visits London to Showcase The Early Bird

“You Gotta Eat Here” host John Catucci

By A. Paul Mitchell, London Dining Review

The Food Network show “You Gotta Eat Here” made a return trip to London on Tuesday, November 20, to film segments about two London restaurants. The Early Bird (355 Talbot Street) and Bungalow (910 Waterloo Street) are to be featured on different episodes in the programs second season starting February 1st. Both restaurants are well known in our city for generous portions of comfort food such as burgers and sandwiches.

Angela Mullins of Metro News wrote an interesting article with an interview with show host, John Catucci, in the Wednesday edition but it has failed to appear online. In the article, Catucci says that London “loves their burgers” and noted the wide variety that appear on local menus, specifically citing a “bacon and peanut butter that shouldn’t work but does.”

Early Bird co-owner Justin Wolfe and server Jen Chadwick showcase the restaurant’s most popular dish, the turducken sandwich. The Food Network is shooting at the Talbot St. eatery next Tuesday and Wednesday for You Gotta Eat Here. (DALE CARRUTHERS, The London Free Press)

Catucci suggests that the three things that good diners need to succeed are: good food slathered on plates in big portions; a fun vibe; and, great service. Seems like great, albeit obvious, advice.

Previously, the show has visited the Forest City to film at Relish in Wortley Village and at Richmond Row’s Prince Albert’s Diner.

Visit the show site at Food Network.

The following is a link to a November 14 article in the London Free Press about news that “You Gotta Eat Here” was scheduled to visit our city:

By Dale Carruthers, The London Free Press, November 14, 2012

The buzz surrounding one of London’s most talked-about restaurants is spreading across Canada.

The Food Network is coming to the Forest City Tuesday and Wednesday to feature The Early Bird on the popular television series You Gotta Eat Here.

The show, now in its second season, follows host John Catucci as he scours the country for the best comfort food.

A fter opening 10 months ago, the Talbot St. eatery has enjoyed whirlwind success, fuelled largely by word-of-mouth endorsements.

It was satisfied customers, after all, who contacted the Food Network singing the Early Bird’s praises.

Read more in the London Free Press.


A. Paul Mitchell

A. Paul Mitchell possesses a wealth of communications experience from his 19 years within the marketing and hospitality industries, most recently with Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. He led the public relations and media relations program for a national research charity and has enjoyed success as an entrepreneur and newspaper columnist. Paul is a drink industry authority, newspaper columnist and currently involved in publishing. A member of IABC Canada, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Western Ontario and is a marketing graduate from Centennial College.

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