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FYI Announces Premiere Dates; Stupak Visiting FT33

FOOD TV— A+E Networks has made launch dates official for its new offshoot cable network, FYI: The previously announced talk show The Feed (starring Gail Simmons, Marcus Samuelsson, and Max Silvestri) will debut on Saturday, July 12, while Epic Meal Empire (from Epic Meal Time's Harley Morenstein) gets a Saturday, July 26 premiere date. Meanwhile, culinary competition World Food Championships will start airing its one-hour episodes on July 9. [Hollywood Reporter]

DALLAS— Empellón Cocina's Alex Stupak will visit Dallas for a one-night-only collaborative dinner with equally acclaimed chef Matt McCallister: Eater Dallas reports the pair will offer a nine-course dinner at McCallister's FT33 on Monday, June 9, with drum-and-bass enthusiast DJ Dieselboy providing the playlist. Reservations are $125 including dinner and a cocktail reception; more information here. [Eater Dallas]

AUDIO INTERLUDE— Director Jon Favreau is the latest guest on the culinary/music podcast Food is the New Rock: In the episode, Favreau talks with host Zach Brooks about the soundtrack for his film Chef, menu cliches (chocolate lava cake), and falling in love with jazz. Go, give it a listen. [FitNR]