“THE REAL DISH” Investigations Into The Food You Eat And The Restaurants You Frequent Airs On “20/20,” Friday, November 16 At 10 PM On ABC

By Alyssa Bernstein

Nov 15, 2012 1:00pm

“20/20″ gives viewers the lowdown on where and what you eat this Thanksgiving and beyond. Anchored by Chris Cuomo with reports from Jim Avila, Amy Robach and Elisabeth Leamy, “The Real Dish” airs on “20/20″ on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (10:00 – 11:00 pm ET) on the ABC Television Network.  Reports include:

Tricks of the Trade:  Fish that’s not what it says it is, in restaurants… blueberry snacks and desserts that actually have no blueberries in them… plus a look at what really can add weight to your Thanksgiving turkey…  Jim Avila investigates. 

Restaurant Confidential:  Chris Cuomo takes viewers behind the closed doors and into the kitchen to learn inside secrets some restaurants don’t want diners to know about.  Plus, find out about the restaurant grading system and how some restaurants mock inspector grades.

Airplane Food:  Just in time for next week’s holiday travel rush, Jim Avila investigates airplane food, from the violations at airplane catering centers to what is done to make the food more appealing.    

Restaurant Germs:  What’s the germiest place in a restaurant?  Elisabeth Leamy goes undercover with her swabs and into the lab with the experts to examine samples of restaurant glasses, seats, menus, bathrooms, etc. to find out.  Bring some wipes!

What Are You Paying For?  Is a $100 restaurant steak really that much better than the $8 store-bought one?  And how about a $300 hamburger vs. a $5 one?  Amy Robach and “Iron Chef America” host Alton Brown taste test to find out.   

David Sloan is executive producer of “20/20″.

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