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BIG BURGER IN HOLLYWOOD, FL
April 1, 2015  | By David Bianculli

Food Network, 10:30 p.m. ET

 
Last week, Comedy Central slipped in the premiere of a new series, Big Time in Hollywood, FL, almost unnoticed. It’s a shame, because that series, which continues tonight at 10:30 ET, is a very amusing, clever and ambitious new comedy series about wannabe filmmakers living in that patch of Florida real estate between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. It should be seen, and can, with its second episode presented tonight. But at the same time, on the Food Network, a counter-programming coup presents a one-shot special (well, even less than that, to be honest) with a similar title: Big Burger in Hollywood, FL. It’s about the tiny little Hollywood “restaurant” called Le Tub – more of a waterfront saloon, really, built mostly on boardwalk-type wooden planks and decorated with tubs, toilets and other detritus farmed from the water by the place’s environmentally-conscious owner. This little place, built decades ago on the site of a former gas station, looks out over the Intra-Coastal Waterway, and serves up a 13-ounce burger that GQ magazine, in 2006, identified as the No. 1 burger in the nation. (That’s no joke, though this Food Network special is.) And as good as that burger is, Le Tub’s French fries and key lime pie are better, and its seafood gumbo is the very, very best. No Fooling...
 
 
 
 
 
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