The Hungry Detective was a show on Food Network which premiered on October 17, 2006.
"His name is Chris Cognac, and he works two beats: he's a true-blue police detective in Los Angeles AND he's the food critic for his local [news]paper, guiding readers to hidden-gem restaurants in his hometown. Now, Chris is leaving his jurisdiction for cities across America, on a mission to uncover the best off-the-beaten-path restaurants in each place that only the locals know. Utilizing his detective skills and trusty informants along the way, Chris will teach viewers how to uncover clues to hidden-gem eateries in any town."
- Hungry Detective page at Food Network.com