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Ralph Pagano Gets His Own Airstream Trailer for TV Talk Show

Ralph Pagano films in Wynwood in his own Airstream trailer.
Ralph Pagano films in Wynwood in his own Airstream trailer.
Laine Doss
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If you see an Airstream trailer bopping across Miami with a familiar face on its side, stop and say hello to  Ralph Pagano.

The chef and owner of Naked Taco and frequent guest on the Paul Castronovo show is driving around Miami shooting a series of Ralph on the Road segments for Lifetime's morning talk show, The Balancing Act.

Each segment sees the animated chef touring a different part of town with a guest. At every stop, Pagano discusses the neighborhood's culture while making a delicious meal.

In Miami Beach, he teams up with NBC6's Kelly Blanco; in Little Havana, La Trova's Michelle Bernstein shows him the sights and sounds; and in Wynwood, Pagano teams up with me, Laine Doss. 

Pagano says Deerfield-based production company BrandStar approached him with the idea and he jumped on it. "I like eating, I like drinking, I like meeting people."

After discussion, the team decided Pagano should have his own mobile kitchen. The result is a tricked-out classic Airstream with a full kitchen and seating area inside. Says the chef, "I have a fryer, an induction burner, and more. I have everything I need in one truck. It's an instant party."

From Miami, Pagano plans on taking the Airstream north, working his way up Florida's east coast and then across to the west coast. "We're going to keep on doing these pieces until we run out of places to go. It should take a while," he says. Possible locations include Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tarpon Springs, and Tampa's Ybor City.

Pagano has also filed a special edition of The Balancing Act, alongside celebrity hosts Reza Farahan, Caroline Manzo, Montel Williams, and Ali Landry, with plans to film more episodes in the coming months.

No exact air date is available yet, but The Balancing Act airs weekdays at 7:30 a.m. on Lifetime. Follow thebalancingact.com for updates. 

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