Far be it from me to beat up on a guy needlessly but we’re talking about a celebrity chef who’s a lot more celebrity these days than chef. Marcus Samuelsson is, without a doubt, a talented chef but it’s more apt to say that he plays one on TV these days than in an actual kitchen. Fittingly, he won the first ever Eater Award for Fameball of the Year for, among a myriad of appearances: Cooking Class Leader for Buick, Appearance on A&E’s Fix This Kitchen, Kitchen Linen Collection for Target, Menu Consult for Holland America Line Cruises, Top Chef Masters Winner, MasterCard Spokesperson. From the above ad that I saw at the 34th Street-Penn Station subway stop, I guess you can now add American Airlines to the list. But what is this Red Rooster restaurant they speak of him owning in Harlem?
This photo was taken on November 23, 2010.