NBCUniversal’s Bravo Media has made companion web series for its cable shows including “Top Chef” and “Best New Restaurant,” but “Going Off the Menu,” premiering April 18, will mark its first-ever standalone original digital series.
Sponsored by Toyota, the six-episode series will follow food documentarian Liza De Guia and chef Russell Jackson as they track down Los Angeles’ most surprising underground and exclusive foodie experiences, from invite-only supper clubs to tire-shop Baracoa cuisine.
In each episode, De Guia (best known for her James Beard Award-winning blog food. curated.) and Jackson will be joined by guests such as Lea DeLaria (“Orange Is the New Black”), actress Amirah Vann (WGN’s “Underground”), Tory Belleci (Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters”) and Josh Flagg (“Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles”).
“Going Off the Menu” will be available across a variety of digital platforms, including BravoTV.com, Bravo Now, YouTube, Facebook and NBCUniversal sites for NBC’s “Today” and E!, as well as premium partners that will feature supplemental show content.
Bravo was more digital originals in the works. Last month, it announced it was partnering with digital media website Mashable on a development deal that calls for them to co-produce four short-form digital series, scheduled to debut later this year.