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Kitchen Nightmares/HON Episode [split from Home Cooking]

jvanderh Feb 25, 2012 01:06 PM

I caught that episode. What did you think?

  1. Terrie H. Feb 25, 2012 03:51 PM

    I'm curious as well. I know this was taped a while ago and wondered if anyone has been since and how things appear to have turned out.

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    1. re: Terrie H.
      wayne keyser Feb 25, 2012 06:15 PM

      I dunno, but I thought that next we might see worse behavior by an owner. I go to numerous places whose signs say "XYZ Restaurant", and one of them might trademark "Restaurant" and start serving cease-and-desist letters to others using that word.

      1. re: wayne keyser
        Terrie H. Feb 26, 2012 03:46 AM

        One of my questions is how in the world is someone allowed to trademark something that is common usage. I know it happens often, but why do the people that process trademarks allow it? But that's not food related...

        1. re: Terrie H.
          chowsearch Feb 26, 2012 11:56 AM

          She trademarked it as an art usage like in a logo on cups so it wasn't on the actual word. But then she enforced as if the mark was on the word itself.

          1. re: chowsearch
            Terrie H. Feb 26, 2012 03:19 PM

            Sick and self serving weirdo. Thinking she got exactly what she has deserved.

            1. re: Terrie H.
              Terrie H. Feb 27, 2012 07:40 AM

              The more I think about this, the more I realize it was probably just one more publicity stunt. Tears and giving back the trademark and employees that have stayed for 10 years working for such a "crazy woman" etc. Another reality show that isn't real.

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      jfish Feb 26, 2012 12:18 PM

      I have not been to Hon for quite a while, but never thought the food was that bad. Not creative, but well prepared for what it was. Did they go downhill after the trademark fiasco? Was the bad food and busy night disaster staged for Ramsay?

      Oh well. That's entertainment.

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      1. re: jfish
        chowsearch Feb 26, 2012 07:26 PM

        The night for Ramsey was invited public just for the show so all could sign releases. The big question is..how is it now? Here's the show for those who missed it Friday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01KOm...

        1. re: chowsearch
          jvanderh Feb 27, 2012 04:57 AM

          I went for brunch yesterday. It was decent.

      2. Joanie Feb 27, 2012 05:15 AM

        A friend had suggested that place when I was in Balt in Nov. but it was in the midst of being revamped. There was an article in the local paper about the bad feelings her trademarking Hon had caused. So I had to watch the show when I saw they were the subject and wondered if it was really that bad. How could you possibly "86" about 8 dishes in one serving? That had to be for the cameras, no? And why would people keep working there for 10-20 years if she was so bad?

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        1. re: Joanie
          pitagirl Feb 27, 2012 07:26 AM

          my thought exactly! on almost every episode the waiters are so miserable. Is it really so hard to get another waitering job? Especially this place - it's Baltimore there are tons of other places to work!

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