Thursday, April 28, 2022

Smith's Soul Food Bistro - Restaurant Impossible Update

On this week's episode of Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Gastonia, North Carolina to makeover Smith's Soul Food Bistro.  Smith's Soul Food Bistro is owned by Cheryl, who is a former basketball coach who wants to help kids in her community by giving them jobs at the restaurant. Unfortunately, Cheryl does not know how to run a restaurant and Smith's Soul Food is in danger of closing.  Robert will need to teach Cheryl how to operate a restaurant so the restaurant can be saved and the kids still have a place to work.



As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Smith's Soul Food Bistro 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, April 23, 2022

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition Cast 2022

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Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition will be returning to Food Network on Sunday, April 24th at 9pm on Food Network. The season will be six-episodes long and Anne Burrell and Jeff Mauro will be mentoring the celebrities on their challenges. Tyler Florence and Rachael Ray have done this in the past and this is Jeff Mauro's first time on Worst Cooks as a mentor. This celebrity season has a 'That's So 90's' theme and the celebrities competing for a chance to win $25,000 for charity are: Lori Beth Denberg, Elisa Donovan, Tracey Gold, Jennie Kwan, Matthew Lawrence, Mark Long, Jodie Sweetin, Nicholle Tom and Curtis Williams.




If you don't recognize the names of the celebrities, here is what they are most known for:

  • Lori Beth Denberg - Nickelodeon sketch show All That, The Steve Harvey Show
  • Elisa Donovan - Amber on the movie Clueless, Morgan on Sabrina the Teenage Witch 
  • Tracey Gold  - Actress on Growing Pains, also known for battle with anorexia
  • Jennie Kwan - Actress on California Dreams, also a voice actress
  • Matthew Lawrence - Actor on show Boy Meets World and movie Mrs. Doubtfire, brother of Joey Lawrence
  • Mark Long - MTV's Road Rules and Real World/Road Rules Challenge shows
  • Jodie Sweetin - Stephanie Tanner on Full House, Dancing with the Stars
  • Nicholle Tom -  Maggie on The Nanny, Ryce Newton in Beethoven movies
  • Curtis Williams - Actor on The Parent ‘Hood

This year there are six episodes and nine celebrities participating, while last year there were six episodes and seven celebrities. Feel free to discuss this season in the comments and I will do another post for the finale which will air on May 29th.


The press release from Discovery about the show is below:


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

7th Restaurant and Lounge - Restaurant Impossible Update

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On this week's episode of Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Charlotte, North Carolina to makeover 7th Restaurant and Lounge.  The owner of 7th Restaurant and Lounge, Don, has overcome odds since being paralyzed after being robbed at gunpoint and shot.  His family's survival depends on the success of his restaurant and he has trouble asking for help because he doesn't want to show signs of weakness.  Robert Irvine needs to convince Don that it takes more than just one person to run a restaurant in hopes of making 7th Restaurant and Lounge a success.




As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about 7th Restaurant and Lounge 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, April 16, 2022

Tournament of Champions Season 3 Winner

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Sunday night at 8pm ET on Food Network is the two-hour season 3 finale of Tournament of Champions. There are four chefs remaining who are competing for bragging rights and a $100,000 prize, which is the largest ever for this competition. The final four chefs are Jet Tila, Brooke Williamson, Tobias Dorzan, and Tiffani Faison.  Brooke Williamson has been in the final four for all three seasons of Tournament of Champions and Jet Tila was in the final four of season 2 but lost against Brooke.


For the semi-finals of season 3, Jet Tila will face Brooke Williamson in a rematch from last year and Tobias Dorzan will go against Tiffani Faison.  Then the two winners of those match-ups will face off in the finale to determine the winner of Tournament of Champions season three.


See a previous post about all of the matchups and outcomes for season 3 of Tournament of Champions, but below is how the final four got to this point:
  • Jet Tila beat Carlos Anthony 85-81, Elizabeth Faulkner 89-88, and Shirley Chung 80-71.
  • Brooke Williamson beat Crista Luedtke 85-79, Brian Malarkey 87-80, and Michael Voltaggio 84-83.
  • Tobias Dorzan beat Christian Petroni 75-74, Einat Admony 81-77, and Karen Akunowicz 81-79.
  • Tiffani Faison beat Bryan Voltaggio 85-83, Amanda Freitag 87-85, and Maneet Chauhan 83-80.

I will update this post with the winner of the final three match-ups after the episode airs and you can discuss this season in the comments.


Continue reading to see who won the final matchups of Tournament of Champions season 3.....

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Dreadlife Kitchen - Restaurant Impossible Update

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On this week's episode of Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Hendersonville, North Carolina to makeover Dreadlife Kitchen. Dreadlife Kitchen is owned by Ray, who is an ex-con who has spent decades turning his life around for the sake of his son.  The restaurant has outdated decor, no systems, and no identity which is causing it to struggle.  Robert needs to help Ray transform his business and build his brand in hopes of turning the restaurant around.



As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Dreadlife Kitchen 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, April 3, 2022

Spring Baking Championship Easter Winner

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Monday night at 10pm ET on Food Network is the season finale of Spring Baking Championship Easter where the winner will take home a $25,000 prize.  The show was previously called Easter Basket Challenge, but this year it was changed to Spring Baking Championship Easter.  The three remaining bakers competing for the prize are Tatiana Kovalenko, Sydney Perry and Brittany Lombardi.


Tonight's episode description states:
"In the finale, host Sunny Anderson asks the three bakers to take on the ultimate challenge: a 4-foot-tall edible Easter basket filled with over-the-top desserts and the ultimate Easter cake. They're literally putting all their eggs in one basket as judges Jordan Andino and Stephanie Boswell decide which baker is named the Easter Champion and walks away with the Golden Egg filled with $25,000!"


I will update this post with the winner of Spring Baking Championship Easter after the episode airs.

Continue reading to see who won Spring Baking Championship Easter......