Saturday, August 31, 2019

Restaurant Impossible - Besse's on Clear Lake Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Tomahawk, Wisconsin to makeover Besse's on Clear Lake.  Besse's on Clear Lake is a small-town steakhouse that has been open for over 30 years.  The restaurant is supposedly one month away from closing and Robert needs to remind owner Brenda about her passion for the business to help get it turned around.  Brenda has no concept of her finances and the staff has not been properly trained.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Besse's on Clear Lake 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):


Monday, August 26, 2019

Kids Baking Championship Season 7

Food Network's Kids Baking Championship season 7 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:

  • Trevin Alford (Washington, IN; age 13)
  • Tori Church (Nashville, TN; age 12)
  • Sophia Elrod (Nashville, TN; age 10)
  • Tarek Husseini (St. Louis, MO; age 13)
  • Taylor Pusha (Roanoke, VA; age 12)
  • Dharma Sabapathy (Austin, TX; age 11)
  • Brady Stewart (San Angelo, TX; age 12)
  • Sophie Tate (Stansbury Park, UT; age 12)
  • Brooke Waters (Selma, AL; age 11)

The season is almost halfway over and the winner will be revealed on Monday, September 16th.  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.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Restaurant Impossible - Al's Seafood Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Essex, Maryland to makeover Al's Seafood.  Al's Seafood is a family-owned business that has been around for over 60 years and is in danger of closing.  The owner Chad and his sister Cara need to get their finances in order and stop wasting food.  They also need to inspire their staff and be willing to make changes to make Al's Seafood succeed.

As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Al's Seafood 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, August 22, 2019

BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season finale of BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon where the winner will get their own web series and bragging rights.  The final two contestants competing for the win are Lee Ann Whippen with Bobby Flay and Susie Bulloch with Michael Symon.

The episode description states: "The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue."

I will update this post after the episode airs with the winner of BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon.  After this episode, there will also be a new episode of Beat Bobby Flay and the series premiere of The Flay List, which is a show Bobby Flay is doing with his daughter Sophie.

Continue reading to see who won:

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Restaurant Impossible - Rosie's Diner Update

Photo - Twitter
Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in North Chemsford, Massachusetts to makeover Rosie's Diner.  Rosie's Diner is co-owned by Rosie Gauthier and her daughter Bridget who opened the restaurant in 2005.  The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch and Robert Irvine is tasked with making a "run-of-the-mill" diner stand out among all of the other diners in the area.  The restaurant is outdated, and Rosie and her daughter are almost out of money and options.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Rosie's Diner 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):

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Restaurant Impossible - Mike Audia's Restaurant - Catering

Photo - Twitter
Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Nutter Fort, West Virginia to makeover Mike Audia's Restaurant-Catering.  The restaurant is owned by single dad Mike Audia and the restaurant has a confused identity.  While Robert Irvine is there, he finds a dirty restaurant and unappetizing food.  Robert will need to implement one of the biggest transformations ever to make sure Mike Audia's restaurant can be successful and he doesn't lose his restaurant and home.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Mike Audia's Restaurant - Catering 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, August 4, 2019

Worst Cooks in America Season 17

Photo - Food Network
Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 17 premiere of Worst Cooks in America.  This is the third season of Worst Cooks in America this year and this season has Bobby Flay returning to mentor against Anne Burrell.  There are fourteen cooks competing for the $25,000 prize and looking their 15-minutes of fame, who are listed below with their occupation from the Food Network site:

  • Idriss Alison (Bronx, New York) - Transformational coach
  • Jonathan Beyer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - Opera singer
  • Sharon Grant (Dallas, Texas) - Minister
  • Terry Grawey (Peoria, Illinois) - Certified hypnotist
  • Nina Kharoufeh (New York, New York) - Single Palestinian
  • Gina Lam (San Diego, California) - No occupation given
  • Kayla Longstreth (Firestone, Colorado) - Dance teacher, professional dancer
  • Mercedes "Sadie" Manda (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) - College student
  • Karma Ann Moody (Hayesville, North Carolina) - Bridal shop owner
  • Adrian Read (Bronx, New York) - Zumba instructor
  • Juliann Sheldon (Charlotte, North Carolina) - Professional cheerleader
  • Peter Smerlas (Waltham, Massachusetts) - Construction worker, rapper
  • Father Adam Young (Cranston, Rhode Island) - Priest
  • Laith Wallschleger (Tampa, Florida) - Former professional football player

This season will be eight-episodes long and the finale will be on September 22nd at 9pm.  I will do another post for the finale, but feel free to discuss this season in the comments.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Restaurant Impossible - Chez Olga Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Grand Rapids, Michigan to makeover Chez Olga.  Chez Olga is a struggling Caribbean restaurant that has an outdated dining room, a bland menu, and a terrible kitchen.  The restaurant is also hurting the relationship of the mother and daughter who run the restaurant.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Chez Olga 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, August 1, 2019

BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon Season 1

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the series premiere of BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon where Bobby Flay and Michael Symon will mentor eight barbecue pitmasters.  The series will only be four episodes long and in each episode Bobby Flay and Michael Symon will compete in the first challenge alone, with the winner receiving an advantage for his team in the second round. The team members will compete against each other in the second challenge with one person from each team going home.


The pitmasters competing on the show include:
  • Carey Bringle
  • Joe Pearce
  • Kevin Bludso
  • Lee Ann Whippen
  • Lynnae Oxley-Loupe
  • Phil Johnson
  • Susie Bulloch
  • Tuffy Stone
The judges on the show are Moe Cason, Chris Lilly and Amy Mills.


There are some pretty big names competing, but as far as I can tell the prize is only a digital series to the winner and bragging rights.  I figured I would a post about this season as there has been a lot of promotion for it and people will want to talk about the competition.  I will do another post before the finale of BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon so the final episode can be discussed as well.