Dave and Dan Andelman

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Dave started Phantom Gourmet in 1993. During that time, he completed a 4 year JD/MBA program at Northeastern University. Dave is single, lives alone and eats out for every single meal. He’s a trained boxer known outside the squared circle as the Great White Hopeless.  Dave is an avid historian with a concentration on the great General Gao’s transformation from a fierce leader on the battlefield to a culinary genius. Often mistaken as The Situation from “Jersey Shore,” Dave takes pride in being the tallest and tannest of the Andelman brothers with the greasiest hair.

Favorite TV38 show?  Phantom Gourmet
Favorite season?  Summer
Favorite Massachusetts politician of all-time?  Scott Brown, he calls our radio show.
Favorite pizza topping?  Beer
Best vacation spot?  Upper Revere Beach
Favorite restaurant?  Summer Shack
3 most played songs on your iPod?  I only know how to use the “shuffle” button
Favorite Amendment?  21st!
Favorite vegetable?  Is a steak and cheese sub a vegetable?
Favorite movie?  Big Night
Favorite Tom Cruise movie?  What’s the one where he plays the fat sports agent?

Dan Andelman
Dan is the host of the Phantom Gourmet on TV38 and its Executive Producer.  Known for his great wit, incredible restaurant knowledge and bad hair, Dan is the most gourmet of the Andelman brothers. He has never passed on a passed hors d’oeuvres. Like most Bavarians and hobbits, Dan is a staunch supporter of Second Breakfast. NASA claims on a clear day you can see his overly-sized cranium through satellite technology.  When he is not eating Fluffernutters, he enjoys watching television in his palatial Wellesley estate with no furniture.

Favorite TV38 show?   Judge Joe Brown, that dude can really judge better than those other TV judges!
Favorite season?  Football season / chicken wing season
Favorite Massachusetts politician of all-time?  Mayor McCheese
Favorite pizza topping?  Another pizza
Best vacation spot?  My brother Dave’s Revere Beach condo
Most admirable President?  President Palmer
Favorite restaurant?  I don’t dine out very often
3 most played songs on your iPod?  Me So Horny, Justin Bieber remix of Lady Gaga and Lil’ Wayne Featuring Timberland, and the Hot Pockets jingle.
Favorite Amendment? Separation of Church’s Fried Chicken and State
Favorite vegetable?  Another pizza
Favorite movie?   The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Favorite Tom Cruise movie?  The Outsiders or Avatar

Phantom Gourmet: New England Turkey Specialists

Dan Andelman traveled to some spots across New England that specialize in turkey and all the trimmings.

11/18/2016

Phantom Gourmet: Top Bakeries In Boston Area

Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet visited some of the region’s top bakeries.

03/25/2016

Phantom Gourmet: Waffle Creations

Dan Andelman shows you where to find wonderful waffles.

01/22/2016

Phantom Gourmet: Brunch Spots For The Whole Family

Phantom Gourmet’s Dan Andelman has some brunch ideas for Mother’s Day.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–05/08/2015

Phantom Gourmet: Tasty Tacos

Phantom Gourmet’s Dan Andelman finds some tasty local tacos just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–05/01/2015

Phantom Gourmet: Creative Local Sandwich Shops

Phantom Gourmet’s Dan Andelman visits some creative local sandwich shops.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–04/24/2015

Phantom Gourmet: Fenway Neighborhood Hot Spots

Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet visits some popular spots around Fenway Park.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–04/17/2015

Phantom Gourmet: Coal-Fired Pizza

Phantom Gourmet’s Dan Andelman visits local restaurants that make coal-fired pizza.

04/03/2015

Phantom Gourmet: Greater Boston’s Popular New Burger Chains

Phantom Gourmet’s Dan Andelman visits some of the best burger chains popping up in Greater Boston.

03/27/2015

Phantom Gourmet: Local Authentic Wood-Fired Pizza

Phantom Gourmet’s Dan Andelman finds some authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza around New England.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–03/20/2015

Phantom Gourmet: Italian Cuisine In The Suburbs

Phantom Gourmet’s Dan Andelman explores some great Italian restaurants outside the city limits.

03/06/2015

Phantom Gourmet: Boston’s Best Grilled Cheese

Phantom Gourmet’s Dan Andelman searches for the area’s best grilled cheese.

02/27/2015

Phantom Gourmet: Fresh Local Seafood

Phantom Gourmet’s Dan Andelman visits some local seafood restaurants serving fresh fish.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–02/20/2015

Phantom Gourmet: Romantic Restaurants With Shareable Plates

Valentine’s Day falling on a weekend is a perfect storm for local restaurants and bars.

02/13/2015

Phantom Gourmet: ‘Super’ Chicken Wings

Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet searched for some “super” wings at area restaurants.

01/30/2015

Phantom Gourmet: Hot Spots At Connecticut Casinos

Some great restaurants are bound to appear along with the casinos that voters approved on Tuesday. Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet has a tour of what could be coming soon.

11/07/2014

Phantom Gourmet: Spooky Spots in Salem

Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet finds some good spots to eat in the Witch City.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–10/24/2014

Phantom Gourmet: Tasty Meal Deals

Dining out doesn’t have to be expensive, as long as you choose the right restaurants. Phantom Gourmet’s Dan Andelman explores the region for the best meal deals.

10/17/2014

Phantom Gourmet: Great American Food Served Up In Providence

By Dan Andelman, Phantom Gourmet

07/18/2014

Phantom Gourmet: International Food

As the world’s finest athletes start to compete in London, Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet is searching for the best global cuisine right in our own backyard.

07/27/2012

Phantom Gourmet: Frozen Yogurt Food Fight

Frozen yogurt food fight between Pinkberry and Orange Leaf.

06/29/2012

Phantom Gourmet: Father’s Day BBQ Restaurants

With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet takes us to some local barbecue restaurants that are sure to have some dads out there drooling.

06/15/2012

Phantom Gourmet: Clam Shacks

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of clam shack season.

05/25/2012

Phantom Gourmet: Hot Dogs

The Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari returns to Boston next weekend. Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet gets your taste buds ready with some gourmet hot dogs.

05/11/2012

Phantom Gourmet: Authentic Italian Pizza

Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet shows us where you can score some authentic Italian pizza.

04/27/2012

Phantom Gourmet: Eat Well, Save Big

With tax day coming up, many diners may be looking to save a few dollars.

04/13/2012

Phantom Gourmet: Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants serving breakfast and brunch. Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet has some tasty recommendations.

04/06/2012

Phantom Gourmet: St. Patrick’s Day

As St. Patrick’s Day celebrations get underway, Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet takes us to the area’s tastiest Irish restaurants.

03/16/2012

Phantom Gourmet: Arancini

A Sicilian recipe that dates back hundreds of years has suddenly become a trendy dish at restaurants.

03/09/2012

Phantom Gourmet: Portuguese Cuisine

Portuguese cuisine is one of the hottest food trends in New England.

02/24/2012

Phantom Gourmet: Super Bowl Takeout Specials

Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet shows us some of the tastiest take-out specials for the big game.

02/03/2012

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Phantom Gourmet: Chinese Take-Out

Dan Andelman shows us some of the Phantom Gourmet’s favorite spots for Chinese take-out.

12/30/2011

Phantom Gourmet: Top 4 Restaurants Of 2011

It’s been a delicious year for the Phantom Gourmet and to recap, Dan Andelman counts down with the top four restaurant reviews of 2011.

12/23/2011

Phantom Gourmet: Best Bakeries

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, but Dan Andelman is already thinking about dessert.

11/18/2011

Phantom Gourmet: ‘Fed’ Of The Charles

The Phantom Gourmet has been in training for the Head of the Charles.

10/21/2011

Phantom Gourmet: Carnival Food At Unexpected Places

Dan Andelman shows you where to find some carnival favorites around the region.

10/07/2011

Phantom Gourmet: Home-Style Food To Go

If you’re too busy to cook for the family, there are plenty of restaurants that specialize in home-style food to go.

09/30/2011

Preview Of Phantom Gourmet Food Festival

Two streets surrounding Fenway Park will turn into one of the biggest food celebrations in the nation.

09/23/2011

Phantom Gourmet: Tasty Sliders

While restaurant portions continue to get bigger and bigger, the hottest trend in burgers is going small. Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet shows us some tasty sliders.

09/02/2011

Phantom Gourmet: Upscale Pizzeria Tour

First there was a gourmet burger revolution, and now, it looks like the upscale pizza invasion is here to stay.

08/05/2011

Phantom Gourmet: New Harborside Restaurants

Two of Boston’s hottest new restaurants have opened right on the harbor, and tonight, Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet is digging in.

07/15/2011

Phantom Gourmet: Lobster Dishes

Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet shows us some of the region’s most creative lobster dishes.

07/08/2011

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