Bobby Flay has this new “Throwdown” show on The Food Network and it’s kind of fun. He takes on experts in various types of food specialties like chowder, barbecue or pizza. I like the surprise element, where he just shows up and challenges them to a throwdown.

The competitors always seem a little freaked out at first, but then they get down to what they’re good at and rise to the occasion. Then judges are appointed to pick a winner.

The chowder guy was thrilled to see his idol show up at what he thought was just a fun event where he was making chowder for a crowd. He’s been making it since age 7 and he really has it down to a science. He said he’s living his dream — surfing, chowder and The Food Network.

Love that stuff.