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UPDATE: Knife Fight is no longer in production. The last episode aired on December 29, 2015. To see the latest list of TV shows in the NYC area CLICK HERE

Knife Fight - TV Show Summary

Knife Fight is a reality show cooking competition that has been airing on Esquire Network since its premiere on September 24, 2013. Executive produced by Drew Barrymore, this show is hosted by the winner of the second season of Bravo’s Top Chef, Ilan Hall. Season 2 of Knife Fight premiered on April 15, 2014, and Season 3 premiered on May 26, 2015.

The concept that distinguished Knife Fight from other reality cooking shows is the speakeasy style, secret underground element of the show. In other words, this competition takes place in restaurants during their closing hours. They are given certain mandatory ingredients to include in their recipes. In the past, these have included jackfruit, pig’s head, and live catfish. In the first season, the show took place in Ilan Hall’s restaurant The Gorbals in the downtown area of Los Angeles. With the doors closed to the public, the restaurant lets in a gaggle of foodies, celebrities, and restaurant critics to watch the showdown of Knife Fight. The concept was originally modeled off of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel and subsequent film Fight Club, with a bunch of men meeting underground to fight each other. In this case, the fight is to cook at least two dishes in one hour that include the required ingredient.
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  Season 3 of Knife Fight is sure to be the most captivating season yet. Now in an exciting New York location, the show takes place at Ilan Hall’s restaurant The Gorbals in Williamburg, Brooklyn. Furthermore, the new season has upped the stakes, now using a tournament style format.

In the Season 2 finale, the secret ingredient – crickets – was incorporated into dishes crafted by top New York chefs and business partners Wolfgang Ban and Edi Frauneder of Seasonal.

In the second season, the show became wildly popular, doubling the ratings in the key demographic of Adults aged 18 to 49.

This goes to show that the format and style of Knife Fight is as exciting as the name suggests, and the New York rendition is the best season to date. The Judges of Knife Fight are Kris Morningstar, Naomi Pomeroy and host Ilan Hall.
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Host Profile - Ilan Hall   The Gorbals restaurant   Get FREE tickets to Kinife Fight
Host Profile - Ilan Hall
Ilan Hall is an American chef who rose to fame upon winning Season 2 of Bravo’s reality show Top Chef. Originally from Great Neck, New York, Ilan Hall studied at the Culinary Institute of America before winning Top Chef. In recent years, Hall has opened a series of restaurants – The Gorbals – based in downtown Los Angeles and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Hall opens his doors after hours when the restaurant is closed to allow the contestants of Knife Fight to battle for the best recipe with the most surprising secret ingredient.
TV Studio Location:
The Gorbals
98 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

How To Get To The Studio:
If you are in the NYC area, you can take the A train towards 14th Street. Then, take the L train (14th Street and 8th Avenue) to Bedford Avenue. You then walk to 6th Street.
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You can get FREE tickets to this TV show requesting them at Onset Productions. By getting tickets through this audience management website, you will be paid $48 dollars for attending an entire taping.

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Noteworthy dates for Knife Fight   Taping days for Knife Fight   Broadway Show Genre
Noteworthy Dates for Knife Fight Show:

TV Show Started: September 24, 2013

TV Show Closes: Open-Ended
  When Does This Show Tape?
Knife Fight hosted by Ilan Hall tapes Sundays to Thursdays twice a day. This TV show tapes in the morning at 11:15 AM and in the evening at 3:15PM or 5:15 PM.

Knife Fight is a food competition TV show.
  Show Transmission Time:
Knife Fight Hosted by Ilan Hall is broadcast at 10PM Eastern Time.

Show Transmission Channel:
Knife Fight is aired on the Esquire Network Channel 114 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 160 on Verizon Fios.
Knife Fight Director   Production credits for knife fight   Production Credits for Knife Fight
Mark LaFleur

Executive Producers:
Drew Barrymore
Nancy Juvonen

Co-Executive Producers:
Ember Truesdell
Chris Miller
Kelly Smith

NBC Universal
  Staff and Creative Team:

Executive Producers Cont.
Laura Lexton, Tom Rogan + J.C. Begley for Authentic Entertainment.

Executive Producers:
Ilan Hall, Rich Kim + Kevin Johnson for Knife Fight

Film Editor:
P.J. Wolff

Flower Films & Authentic Entertainment
  Staff and Creative Team (cont.)

Story/Field Producers:
Lawrence Williams
Eric Wiener
Joshua Taylor
Joe Boo

Set Producer:
Myeisha Abram

Coordinating Producer:
Belinda Bernardo
Broadway Show Parking  
Parking For This TV Studio
The closest parking garages to The Gorbals are located at:
QUIKPARK 18 Management
10 N 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
197 Berry Street
New York, NY 11249
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow TV show patrons have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.