It’s bad enough that there are reports that the finale of Top Chef Texas was shot in Vancouver (part of it in a Whole Foods no less). Now comes news that the show’s producers don’t know the difference between Dallas and San Antonio.
Writer Jason Heid over at D Magazine caught the flub on last night’s episode (I was busy watching that gold mining show on Discovery). It was set in San Antonio, but Heid noticed the editors chose you use shots of Dallas coming in and out of breaks.
It wouldn’t be such a big deal, except for the fact that Texas taxpayers got stuck paying part of the production costs for this season. The state of Texas’ tourism office ponied up over half a million dollars of Texan’s tax dollars so that they would shoot the show here. Some of that money came from the City of San Antonio itself!
Tourism officials claim paying Bravo’s hit TV show is a shrewd marketing move. But if they shoot the finale in Vancouver and the producers can’t tell San Antonio from Dallas, what’s the point?