When Phil Rosenthal was a struggling comedian in New York, he and his roommate had a birthday ritual. They would save their money all year to go out for one blow-out dinner at one of Manhattan's best restaurants.
Rosenthal is still in love with dining out, but after nine years of having written and produced the hit comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," he's not buying dinner anymore — he's buying restaurants.
And now he's putting his infatuation with food out for all the world to see in a new six-part PBS series called "I'll Have What Phil's Having," which follows him to Italy, Tokyo, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Paris and, yes, Los Angeles.
In the series,...