Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Deraney's Two City Tavern - Restaurant Impossible Update

On this week's Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Barnesville, Georgia to makeover Deraney's Two City Tavern. Deraney's Two City Tavern is a small-town restaurant and owner Christopher Deraney is in jeopardy in losing his home, his restaurant, and his reputation.  To turn the restaurant around Robert plans to improve Christopher's work ethic and also get him to make amends to his staff and the community.  



As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Deraney's Two City Tavern 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, June 14, 2021

BBQ Brawl Season 2

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BBQ Brawl is returning for a second season on Food Network and airs Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT.  This season features Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, and Eddie Jackson each mentoring/coaching a team of four pitmasters.  The twelve pitmasters competing on the show are:

  • Ara Malekian
  • Brendan Lamb
  • Brittani Bo Baker
  • Christina Fitzgerald
  • Christopher Prieto
  • David Sandusky
  • Erica Blaire Roby
  • Lu Holter
  • Max Hardy
  • Megan Day
  • Taylor Carroll
  • Terry Matthews

The judges on this season are Rodney Scott, Brooke Williamson, and Carson Kressley.  BBQ Brawl season two will be 10 episodes long with the season finale being on Monday, August 9th during a double-episode finale. 


Season 1 of BBQ Brawl aired in 2019 and featured Bobby Flay vs. Michael Symon during a four-episode season that was won by Lee Ann Whippen.  This season enters Eddie Jackson and additional competitors meaning it will be a longer season.  


I will do another post for the finale and you can discuss this season in the comments.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

The Great Food Truck Race: All Stars

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Airing on Sunday's at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is The Great Food Truck Race: All Stars season where seven trucks have returned to compete for a $50,000 prize.  The seven trucks competing are:

  • Aloha Plate – Lanai City, Hawaii (Lanai Tabura, Adam Tabura, Shawn Felipe)
  • The Lime Truck – Irvine, California (Daniel Shemtob, Jesse Brockman, Mark Esposito)
  • The Middle Feast – Los Angeles, California (Tommy Marudi, Daniella Marudi, Gabriel Villagrana)
  • Mystikka Masala – Santa Monica, California (Andrew Pettke, Navin Hariprasad, Doug Long)
  • NOLA Creations – Shreveport, Louisiana (Darrell Johnson, Aunna Johnson, Terrell Gaskin)
  • Seoul Sausage – Los Angeles, California (Ted Kim, Yong Kim, Han Hwang)
  • Waffle Love – Provo, Utah (Adam Terry, Jared Terry, Steve Terry)
This season is in the Bay Area and the season finale is scheduled on Sunday, July 18th where the $50,000 prize winner will be revealed. 


Feel free to discuss this season in the comments and I will have another post for the finale.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Turnpike's Rest Stop - Restaurant Impossible Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Springhill, Florida to makeover Turnpike's Rest Stop. Turnpike's Rest Stop is known for its large sandwiches and these sandwiches are part of the reason they are in financial trouble.  The restaurant is family-owned, and the owner and her daughter have communication issues which is negatively impacting the restaurant.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Turnpike's Rest Stop 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, June 7, 2021

Best Baker in America Winner Season 4

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Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 4 finale of Best Baker in America, where the winner will receive a $25,000 prize.  This will be a two-hour finale with back-to-back episodes. The five remaining bakers competing for the prize are Caitlyn Cox, Clarice Lam, Michele Pompei, Jackie Joseph, and Katrina Tayo.  The episode description for the two episodes from Food Network states:

"In the semifinal, host Carla Hall challenges the bakers to get creative with Nevada's famous Basque cake using Southwest chile peppers as the featured flavor. Then they must turn flan and biscochitos, the official state cookie of New Mexico, into one highly original and decadent dessert. In the final, the bakers have to turn California's chiffon cake into a tsunami cake with lemons and avocado, and judges Gesine Prado and Jason Smith join Carla to choose the competition's winner after seeing -- and tasting -- the bakers' 2-foot-tall Hawaiian dessert showpieces."
Also, here is a more detailed description of the final episode:
"The pressure peaks in the Best Baker in America finale as host Carla Hall challenges the bakers to turn California's famous chiffon cake into the hottest cake sensation -- a tsunami cake -- featuring lemons and avocados, ingredients commonly associated with the Golden State. In the final bake-off, the competitors are baking to win as they each build a 2-foot-tall Hawaiian-themed dessert showpiece featuring lilikoi (passionfruit), haupia (coconut custard), malasada (Hawaiian doughnuts) and intricate chocolate work. Finally, Carla and judges Gesine Prado and Jason Smith decide which baker has earned the title of Best Baker in America!"

I will update this post after the episode airs with the season 4 winner of Best Baker in America and you can discuss the episode in the comments.


Continue reading to see the winner of Best Baker in America season 4......


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Z Fish House - Restaurant Impossible Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Loudon, Tennessee to makeover Z Fish House.  Z Fish House was opened by New York native Ed Ziems in 2015.  The restaurant is struggling, and Robert Irvine needs to get Ed to rediscover his passion and lead his staff and restaurant to success.  


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Z Fish House 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):