is that show on Food Network
where contestants are given baskets full of surprise culinary items (cow intestines, pomegranate seeds and Marshmallow Fluff, for example)
and forced to create an appetizer, entree or dessert on the spot. Several New Orleans chefs have competed on the show, but tomorrow night one of the basket-openers will be Linda Green
, better known as "The Ya-Ka-Mein Lady." (Ms. Linda has already appeared
on the Travel Channel; Anthony Bourdain
had her on his show No Reservations
The Rendezvous Tavern (3101 Magazine St., 891-1777) is having a public viewing party for the episode Tuesday night, with drink specials and food provided by Ms. Linda herself. The party starts at 8 p.m. and Chopped airs at 9 p.m.