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Kitchen Nightmares recaps

Firegoat Apr 21, 2014 09:18 AM

eater.com is doing a feature of recapping Kitchen Nightmares by writer Alison Leiby. Pretty entertaining stuff. I read her last two, haven't looked to see if she did one on the episode which features the place which must not be mentioned....

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    madeliner RE: Firegoat May 2, 2014 08:55 PM

    I don't understand kitchen nightmares, why do the owners get so defensive about the food they put out?

    Didn't they contact Fox because they were going down?

    I would love ramsey to say-if your food is so great why did you ask for my help?

    Guess that wouldn't be good tv ;)

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      acgold7 RE: madeliner May 3, 2014 10:59 AM

      He says that almost every episode. He usually tells them they're delusional or in denial.

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        MplsM ary RE: acgold7 May 3, 2014 03:08 PM

        He does ask that. What I'd prefer he ask is if the owners / chefs / staff eat the food. Everyone seems so clueless about the troubles they are having - right up until he finds whatever disgusting stuff they have hidden in the walk-in. Then they fling themselves at his feet saying they had no idea it had gotten so bad. The staff knows. Do they eat the food?

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          madeliner RE: acgold7 May 3, 2014 08:20 PM

          I wonder why I never noticed that, I do remember the delusion comments tho

          Has anyone seen the last 2 ?

          I actually liked the lady with the Italian restaurant a week ago- it was in Colorado, she seemed like a nice person. I hope she makes it.

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            Leonardo RE: madeliner May 4, 2014 08:03 AM

            Most of them also need individual & family therapy. GR yelling at them isn't quite enough, in most cases. The family in most dire need of that was the one that used all seven adult children as slave labor. Think they were form Romania or something like that.

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          coney with everything RE: madeliner May 5, 2014 04:30 AM

          "OK, Gordon is going to say your food is bland/disgusting/raw/overcooked. Then you get all pissy and say you've never had any complaints. Got it?"

          No drama: no show.

        3. C. Hamster RE: Firegoat May 3, 2014 04:03 PM

          Ummm... You own a restaraunt. No one eats there.

          But it couldn't be that the food sucks!

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            acgold7 RE: C. Hamster May 3, 2014 08:41 PM

            To be fair, it isn't always the food. It could be a variety of things. I think there was at least one episode where he said the food wasn't the problem.

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            madeliner RE: Firegoat May 3, 2014 08:28 PM

            Thanks for that, enjoy what I have read so far.

            and she did do one on "that" restaurant

            http://eater.com/archives/2014/04/12/...

            1. hal2010 RE: Firegoat May 3, 2014 09:05 PM

              The British version was great. Less angst, more results. And narrated by GR himself, rather than that bland voice that seems to do all his American shows.

              1. Firegoat RE: Firegoat May 8, 2014 06:38 AM

                In one episode on a pizza place in Colorado he staged a blind taste testing for the public with the guy's pizza, another place's pizza and frozen pizza.

                I always like it when he gets served something partiuclarly gross and he asks the poor server to taste it.

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