Friday, February 22, 2019

Giada De Laurentiis Has "Nip Slip" in Miami

Giada De Laurentiis is currently in Miami, Florida for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) which raises money for Florida International University.  She was in the news quite a bit today for having a "wardrobe malfunction" or "nip slip" while on the beach in Miami.

Giada went to the beach with her daughter Jade in a revealing one-piece swimsuit.  As many people know, revealing outfits and the ocean do not mix and Giada ended up exposing herself, which the paparazzi caught in several pictures.  Giada had full make-up on and there were plenty of pictures, so who knows if this was a planned photo shoot.

If you are interested in seeing Giada in her bathing suit in the work safe version, here is a link.  For the not safe for work version you can visit here.  I am sure you can Google for other pictures as well.

This shouldn't come to a surprise to any visitors of this site as it seems that people always complain about Giada's revealing outfits.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Clinton Kelly To Host Spring Baking Championship Season 5

Photo - Food Network
Spring Baking Championship season 5 will start on Food Network on Monday, March 18th and it will have a new host.  Clinton Kelly, who was recently a co-host on ABC's The Chew, will be the new host for the upcoming season.  Previous hosts on the show have been Bobby Deen, Jesse Palmer and Ali Khan.

The judges on the show will remain the same with Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Lorraine Pascale returning.  There will be ten bakers competing for a $25,000 prize over the eight episode season.

The press release from Discovery with more details is below:


Season Premieres Monday, March 18th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network

Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Lorraine Pascale Return to Judge, as Ten Bakers Compete for Cash Prize

Hit primetime culinary competition Spring Baking Championship returns for a new season on Monday, March 18th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. The series netted its highest-rated season-to-date last year, delivering a .9 P25-54 and 1.3 W25-54 L3 rating, and was seen by nearly 7.5 million viewers. This season, over eight one-hour episodes, host and lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly tests the resolve of 10 talented bakers to create extraordinary baked treats that must impress returning judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Lorraine Pascale, to earn the coveted title of Spring Baking Champion and walk away with the $25,000 grand prize! But to rise to the top, the bakers must survive two demanding rounds of spring-themed challenges in each episode that push their baking skills to the limit, with the judges determining which competitors go home and who will be victorious.

“Viewers love the seasonal baking competitions, and Spring Baking Championship saw series-high ratings last year. With challenges drawing on spring themes and celebrations, the artistry and craftsmanship of the competitors never fails to wow audiences year after year with their incredible takes on the thematic challenges, and this season will not disappoint,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Add to that, Clinton Kelly’s charismatic personality and lifestyle expertise, and it is the perfect combination to showcase the bakers amazing and decadent seasonal delights.”

In the season premiere, the bakers are tasked to celebrate the beginning of spring by combining all things cute and delicious in a pre-heat challenge creating spring animal-themed donuts. In the main heat the bakers must get in touch with their inner artists as they design watercolor cakes featuring iconic spring fruits and vegetables, but only nine bakers will continue in the competition. Other episodes include baking up blue ribbon-worthy rhubarb pies, crafting an “ooey gooey” marshmallow dessert in honor of Easter, and the first Spring Baking Championship Spelling Bee – where the bakers must make colorful cream tart words that evoke all things spring. Don’t miss all the fun and excitement to see which baker earns the sweetest title of Spring Baking Champion!

Viewers can find even more baked bites, recipes, tips and mesmerizing video content at Meet the bakers, check out highlights throughout the season, and get behind-the-scenes photos on Food Network’s social platforms, using #SpringBakingChampionship. "

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Estrada's From Restaurant Impossible Has Closed

Estrada's Restaurant in Daly City, California, which was featured on season 7 of Restaurant Impossible has closed.  The restaurant closed after business on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019.

Estrada's posted this message to their Facebook page in January 2019,

"It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Estrada's restaurant will be closing after 102 years in business. Our closing date will be Sunday February 3rd. Reservations will be required in our final days.
Please call the restaurant to book your reservation at 650 755 1282.
It has been our pleasure to serve the community and continue the Estrada's Legacy to 102 years.
We thank you all for your support throughout the years!

Julio & Bernadette"
While the restaurant was open for 102 years, the current owners owned the restaurant for 12 years and were the owners featured on Restaurant Impossible.  They said they sold the restaurant and plan to retire.  A Mediterranean restaurant is supposed to open in the Estrada's location.

Estrada's has been updated to closed on the Restaurant Impossible Updates page.  Since Restaurant Impossible is returning again, I will start doing more posts on closures and I will of course have updates for the new restaurants that appear on the show.