Tuesday, April 2, 2013



From Wikipedia:
Rocco DiSpirito (born November 19, 1966) is an American chef based in New York City.

DiSpirito is best known as a celebrity chef and a cookbook author. He is known for his involvement in Union Pacific, a restaurant he opened in 1997 in the Gramercy Park section of Manhattan. 

From 2003 to 2004, DiSpirito starred in the NBC reality television show 'The Restaurant', which followed the launch and operation of a new Manhattan restaurant called Rocco's on 22nd.

DiSpirito hosted 12 episodes of the TV show 'Rocco Gets Real' on A&E (October 4 through December 27, 2008).

DiSpirito was a contestant on season seven of 'Dancing With The Stars' and was paired with professional ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff. He was eliminated on the October 14, 2008, episode and placed ninth overall.

On June 15, 2011, DiSpirito debuted as host of a weekly reality TV cooking competition, titled 'Rocco's Dinner Party', on Bravo TV.

DiSpirito appeared as a celebrity contestant on the June 21, 2012, episode of the Fox dating game show 'The Choice'.

DiSpritio hosts the syndicated television program 'Now Eat This! with Rocco Dispirito', which debuted on September 15, 2012.

Those were all his "reality" TV appearances. But in 2007, he played himself in "Operation: Oswald Montecristo" in which Eugene Gurkin - as famous foreign architect Montecristo - wined and dined Kelly Ripa at DiSpirito's restaurant. That took place in the main Toobworld.

But three years later, over in the TV dimension in which 'Castle' takes place, the mystery author visited Rocco's latest place, during an episode entitled "Food To Die For".

So these two appearances take place in alternate TV dimensions. However, since we now know that Richard Castle exists in the main Toobworld, it's pozz'ble, just pozz'ble, that his life is played out exactly as it does in that other world - only in the main Toobworld he's friends with Mayor Bloomberg and not the face-changing black mayor of New York City.


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