A confusing tweet crossed the proverbial desk on Thursday: @Kay819 declared “The 1st interviewee with @Bethenny works for @CHOW? How’d he even find out about the assistant job?? @bravotv @Bravoandy”
Thanks to the unorthodox spelling of her name (and my studious reading of Us Weekly), plus the callouts to BravoTV, it seemed pretty obvious that this was referring to Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City. Yet what CHOW staffer was applying for an assistant job for the author of books like “Naturally Thin” and “The Skinnygirl Dish”?
And then Eater dug up the clip. We still don’t know who this guy is, he doesn’t actually work for CHOW, but apparently he posts to Chowhound—there’s some talk about him on the Food Media board but his identity has yet to be revealed.
The exchange goes like this:
Bethenny: “You blog for Chowhound?”
Dude: “Yeah, I’ve got a blog that I write.”
And then Bethenny gets all hardcore about his falafel choices and usage of umlauts (“nice!”). And he totally one-ups her about the secret bar in Crif Dog! Score. Chowhound cred takes him far. Though it doesn’t sound like dude got the job.