To go beyond the Long Island scene for a moment... I loved the first season of Feasting on Asphalt on the Food Network. I think it was one of the best collection of shows ever done on food. But, so far, the second season has stunk. He's spending too long at each place, and each segment starts to drag after a few minutes. Whether this is by choice, or there isn't enough good material to keep the segments shorter, I don't know.
Also, I'm not loving Brown's personality this time around. His behavior seems more obnoxious than I remember. Either he's trying to keep it entertaining for the cameras, or he's a bigger douche than I thought. And I generally like the guy.