Thursday, February 27, 2020

Blue Orleans - Restaurant Impossible Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Chattanooga, Tennessee to makeover Blue Orleans. Blue Orleans is a family-owned restaurant owned by Mike and Cherita Adams who started the restaurant after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina.  Mike and Cherita are going through a divorce, which is impacting their kids Dallen and Jolie as well as the restaurant.  Robert Irvine will try to bring peace back to the family and make the restaurant a success.  This episode of Restaurant Impossible will be 90-minutes instead of the usual 60-minute episodes.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Blue Orleans to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):


Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Balcony - Restaurant Impossible Update

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Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Larose, Louisiana to makeover The Balcony.  The Balcony is a Cajun seafood restaurant that is one of the oldest in the bayou.  The owner Neely Cheramie has worked there for 28 years and her friendly relationships with all of her employees is causing them to lose respect for her.  Robert Irvine needs to change the way she is running the restaurant in hopes that it can survive.



As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about The Balcony to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Restaurant Impossible - Drake's Place Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Ferguson, Missouri to makeover Drake's Place. Drake's Place opened in 2014 and is owned by Sonny and Bridget Lewis who are out of money and options.  They are hoping their son can step up more in the restaurant to help turn it around.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Drake's Place to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Restaurant Impossible - Garrett's Mill & Brewing Company Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Garrettsville, Ohio to makeover Garrett's Mill & Brewing Company. Garrett's Mill & Brewing Company is a restaurant located inside a 200-year-old mill.  The owner Shelli is having trouble keeping the restaurant afloat after her husband Brian had to return to his trucking job to earn money to help support the business.  Garrett's Mill & Brewing Company has a $500,000 payment due soon and if they are unable to make it, they will have to close the restaurant.



As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Garrett's Mill & Brewing Company to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Restaurant Impossible - Chianti Cow Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Port Jervis, New York to Carmine's Chianti Cow. Carmine's Chianti Cow is an Italian restaurant owned by Keith O'Connor and his restaurant has an identity crisis.  He is still serving the same food as the previous owners and Robert needs to reignite Keith's passion before it has to close.


During the makeover the restaurant ditched the Carmine's in the name and now goes by the name Chianti Cow.  As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Chianti Cow to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Alton Brown on Worst Cooks in America - Love It or Hate It?

Alton Brown is the mentor going against Anne Burrell on Food Network's Worst Cooks in America season 18.  When the season started, many people were saying Alton Brown was perfect for the show and that they were enjoying watching him.  After the third episode, it seems that many people have changed their mind and think Alton Brown is being rude to the contestants.

If you follow Alton Brown on Twitter, you will see that he didn't really want to be a mentor on this season and it may have been forced by Food Network.  It may have been done so he could secure more Good Eats episodes, which he is currently filming another season (Link). Alton also said he nearly lost his mind while filming the season and jokes about not watching the episodes and not wanting others to watch them.  Check out his Twitter to see his commentary on the Worst Cooks in America episodes and he is currently lobbying to be replaced on the show.


What are your thoughts on Alton Brown during season 18 of Worst Cooks in America?  Are you loving it or hating it?  Are you enjoying watching him "lose his mind?"  Discuss in the comments.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Restaurant Impossible - Foxfire Grill Update

Photo - Twitter
Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Alexandria, Virginia to makeover Foxfire Grill.  Foxfire Grill is owned by Terri Fox and Jacki Coppage who cannot figure out why they are not making money.  The restaurant is in a good location, they're smart and work hard, but that still isn't enough.  Robert Irvine will have to figure out how to turn the restaurant around.



As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Foxfire Grill to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Restaurant Impossible - Perella's Ristorante Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Warren, Rhode Island to makeover Perella's Ristorante. Perella's Ristorante is an Italian restaurant owned by Louie Perella and it has been around for 25 years.  Robert finds that not much has changed in 25 years as far as the menu, decor, or Louie's opinions and this is holding back the restaurant.  Robert will need to convince him to change his ways if the restaurant wants to be successful.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Perella's Ristorante to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Kids Baking Championship Season 8

Food Network's Kids Baking Championship season 8 airs on Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT.  Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are once again the mentors and the winning baker will receive a $25,000 prize and a feature in Food Network Magazine.  The kid bakers (ages 10-13) competing on this season are:
  • Liam Bizjack (El Dorado Hills, CA; age 12)
  • Morgan Chaffin (Glen Burnie, MD; age 11)
  • Anthony Fontanez (Belmar, NJ; age 12)
  • Sahana Gade (Sugar Land, TX; age 10)
  • Phoebe Gore (New York, NY; age 11)
  • Sam Occhiogrosso (West Hartford, CT; age 11)
  • Graysen Pinder (Wilmington, NC; age 13)
  • Elise Sammis (Chapin, SC; age 11)
  • Saleem Sandhu (Yuba City, CA; age 12)
  • Avner Schwartz (Haverford, PA; age 12)
  • Reggie Strom (Bend, OR; age 12)
  • Naima Winston (Baltimore, MD; age 11)

The winner will be revealed on Monday, March 9th and I will do another post about the show before the season finale. Feel free to discuss this season in the comments section as several people have requested somewhere to comment on this season.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Restaurant Impossible - Edgar's Restaurant Update

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Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Akron, Ohio to makeover Edgar's Restaurant. Edgar's Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant located on a golf course owned by Glenn Gillespie who is also the chef.  While Robert Irvine is there, he finds that Glenn is not being completely honest with him which causes some problems during the transformation.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Edgar's Restaurant to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):