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Old 03-06-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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America's Next Great Restaurant airs tonight on NBC at 8PM....

anyone going to watch????

http://www.nbc.com/americas-next-great-restaurant/

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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Okay I watched the first show and thought it was good, but not so great.

The show started off with 21 "Fast Casual" restaurant ideas and each person or persons behind the idea had to create a dish that showcased their idea of the restaurant.

With only one hour not everyone of the 21 ideas had good air time. They got down to the last ideas and somehow only had nine out the ten finalists picked. They then had two ideas come back for one more chance to see if they could get in. I say they made the proper final choice.

NO burger joints made the final 10.

My favorite Three picks in order.

WOK--A Stir place where you get to choose what goes in the stir fry. A judge on the show wondered if serving a stir fry would take too long in a "Fast Casual" Restaurant.

Meltworks--A place that is supposed to sell grown-up versions of grilled cheese sandwiches. Judge Curtis stone said that he could make great grilled cheese sandwiches at home. IMO anyone of the theme ideas could have been done great at home as well

LIMBO--A place where you pick menu items from two different sides. A healthy side(Halo) and a not healthy side(Horns).
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:24 PM   #3
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I like to watch "CHOPPED"

Chefs have to make dishes from surprise ingredients.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:34 PM   #4
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They were talking about the stir fry thing like it was something new, sounds like Mongolian BBQ to me.

I only watched part of the show.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:56 PM   #5
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They were talking about the stir fry thing like it was something new, sounds like Mongolian BBQ to me.

I only watched part of the show.
The lady came out with a chart showcasing how you can customize the stir fry to the way you want.

The idea is a brand new concept imo, the big question like the one judge said is can the food be prepared fast enough to meet the "Fast Casual" idea....
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:52 PM   #6
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The lady came out with a chart showcasing how you can customize the stir fry to the way you want.

The idea is a brand new concept imo, the big question like the one judge said is can the food be prepared fast enough to meet the "Fast Casual" idea....
That is exactly how the Mogolian BBQ places are here. You can choose meat, veggies, sauces, etc. They throw it on a round grill and 2 minutes you have it.

I like it, good idea but it is not new.

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Old 03-08-2011, 06:14 PM   #7
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I will take one of those cooking surfaces please...
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:57 PM   #8
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It's nice huh!

Someone here has an outdoor one, EVO Mongolian style grill is awesome!!
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:14 PM   #9
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Okay this is my quick recap and thoughts for show number two.

First part of show was to pick a chef. I will say they were all highly trained and this step had to be done pronto.

Next up they designed the logo for the restaurant. Another must step.

My favorite logo was for the Wok idea, followed by Meltworks. Both to me nailed the idea.

Saucy Balls had a great idea of putting grandma in the logo, but still do not like name Saucy Balls.

The Tiffin Box logo was Solid, but was missing a tiffin box in the logo which I say is vital.

Limbo logo was good, but a bit too much text for my liking. Still think Halo & Horns is better name for the restaurant.

Hard and Soft taco was good, but to me just did not say restaurant logo.

Hick's was different, but did not scream restaurant logo to me.

The sports wrap logo was nothing special, but looked okay.

Compleat logo to me looked better suited for a line of grocery store items. Just soooo boring.

W3'S logo was the worst of the bunch. Just totally horrible.

For the final challenge of the show it was time to create one dish with your chef and then they had to feed like 1,000 people. Each person had a coin they could drop into a box for the one they liked the most.

Meltworks guy won immunity.

The Sports wrap girl in the end got the boot and it did not bother me at all.
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They were talking about the stir fry thing like it was something new, sounds like Mongolian BBQ to me.

I only watched part of the show.
It would bother me if they thought it was an original idea.

Is it on Sunday? That's Amazing Race night for me. Then Chopped/ Celeb Apprentice.
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