Thursday, January 23, 2020

Restaurant Impossible - Foxfire Grill Update

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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):


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Worst Cooks in America Season 18

Food Network's Worst Cooks in America season 18 airs on Sunday nights at 9pm ET starting January 5th, 2020.  This season brings a new mentor competing against Anne Burrell which will be Alton Brown.  Worst Cooks in America continues to be one of Food Network's top rated shows, so we will continue to see the ridiculous contestants appearing on the show and multiple seasons throughout the year.  This year the sixteen contestants that will compete on the show include:

  • Shannon Akins (Tempe, Arizona) - Team Anne
  • Dr. Lulu Boykin (Pittsboro, North Carolina) - Team Anne
  • Monica Colwell (Hazard, Kentucky) - Team Alton
  • Joe Deese (Fulton, Alabama) - Team Alton
  • Jefferson Goldie (Chicago, Illinois) - Team Alton
  • Ryan Grovey (Seattle, Washington) - Team Anne
  • Michael Jones-Better (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - Team Alton
  • Dakota Klaes (New York, New York) - Team Anne
  • Leo Lech (Washington, West Virginia) - Team Alton
  • Curtis Long (Seneca, South Carolina) - Team Anne
  • Kelly Ngoc Mac (Pasadena, California) - Team Alton
  • Bridget Praytor (Colorado Springs, Colorado) - Team Anne
  • Leslie Rivera-Silva (Washington D.C.) - Team Anne
  • Jolynn Singh (Allen, Texas) - Team Alton
  • Kevin So (Brooklyn, New York) - Team Alton
  • Alexandra Tiso (Eastchester, New York) - Team Anne


The winner of Worst Cooks in America season 18 will receive $25,000 and I will do another post about the show before the season finale.  This season is 10-episodes long (season 17 was eight episodes) with the finale being on Sunday, March 8th.  Feel free to discuss this season in the comments section as people like to discuss the season as it progresses.  The first episode is available on demand at several cable companies if you would like to watch it before it airs. 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Restaurant Impossible - Rossini's Cucina Italiana Update

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Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Ridgeland, Mississippi to makeover Rossini's Cucina Italiana.  Rossini's Cucina Italiana is an Italian restaurant owned by Lori and Tony Spreafico.  Robert Irvine finds a filthy kitchen and feels that the owners have given up on the restaurant.  The restaurant has also put the owners in debt and has put a strain on their relationship.


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