Great Food Good Neighbors (GFGN) filmed its pilot episode on Nov. 7, 2013 in Phoenix. The new TV show highlights local businesses and restaurants (not unlike what Get Your PHX does) and is scheduled to air on AZTV in early 2014.
The production will focus on great places to eat around Arizona and will be hosted by local television personalities Tray Goodman and Lisa Acquafredda.
Great Food Good Neighbors isn’t a traditional cooking show because it will go beyond the kitchen and highlight how each business is unique and gives back to the Arizona community. It is produced entirely using local resources and will highlight places around the state that make Arizona one-of-a-kind.
~ Tray Goodman, host for GNGN and producer/director of previous local creative shows like ‘Inside Creative Minds’ (The show has featured such diverse talent as Local First AZ’s Kimber Lanning, sous-chef Dominic Zumpano and tattoo artist Erik Weir.)
Each Great Food Good Neighbors episode will be five to six minutes long and will be part of AZTV’s Morning Scramble show on a weekly basis starting in February, with the goal of shooting 20 episodes in the first season.
GFGN will be different from other food shows on television. Each episode will take the viewer behind-the-scenes to see why each location is known for their great food. Viewers will be able to learn the history of each restaurant and how they give back to the community surrounding them. The pilot episode was shot at Armadillo Grill in Phoenix.
Starting on December 1, GFGN will launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production costs, with the goal of raising $50,000. GFGN is looking for sponsorship opportunities to eventually turn the segment into a half hour show.
To donate to GFGN or to find out more information about the show, visit the website at GFGNTV.com.