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Old 02-06-2008, 08:59 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by larry_stewart View Post
Sure, any restaurant can turn around when u have a huge staff like that in your parking lot doing all kinds of things.
I watched the program last year, and I believe at least two of them went out of business within a few months of the taping.

I do agree that the taping doesn't make it clear that they go to huge lengths to get a full house after the make-over. In reality, that probably would normally take time to develop in restaurant.

But once he pulls out, then the restaurant is on it's own, albeit with a nice head start.

Personally, I would like to see just how many survive for even 3 years under the same ownership. Some managers and owners are not successful because they just don't have the business acumen to be successful and a fancy new dining area and a pep talk will not change that in the long run.

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Old 02-06-2008, 09:27 AM   #12
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Bobby Knight - does that sound more familiar than Bob Knight?

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Old 02-06-2008, 09:48 AM   #13
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Have seen a few movies and shows being filmed and there are altways all sorts of people around and usually tons of food. I would assume the outside food was for the crew - the improvement is supposed to be inside the restaurant and not food being fed to them from outside.

I like Nightmares but don't don't where or when to find it on the dial.

When you watch it you get the filling that all of this was done by Ramsay on his own, walks into the place and does his magic. Actually there must be many people putting it together from choosing the restaurant, figuring out what the problems are, and coming up with ideas on how to deal with it all before Ramsay gets near the place. All of a sudden a new sign for a place will pop up or things will happen that had to take some time.

But the show rivets me - I wish I could find it.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:13 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by jpmcgrew View Post
Bob Knight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:25 AM   #15
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Just as well you posted that link Mozart cos I hadn't heard of him either. Think over here, unless you follow US basketball, most people wouldn't know who you were talking about.

Gordon Ramsey has just finished an English show on tv here and slipped straight into the US version last week. So on that basis, we will probably get the show with Larry's Gastro Pub in it, ohhh about 2010, give or take!! ;)
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:59 AM   #16
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But the show rivets me - I wish I could find it.
Here you go, aunt dot:
FOX Broadcasting Company: Kitchen Nightmares

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Old 02-11-2008, 09:01 PM   #17
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I don't like or follow basketball at all, but I know who Bobby Knight is! LOL. He is more notorious than famous in my book.
But yea, if he wasn't in my neck of the woods I wouldn't know of him either.

Wife and I watched Kitchen Nightmares a couple of times, and while we liked the show we often wondered the same things.
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:52 PM   #18
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I watch it on BBC America..there's some sort of Gordan Ramsey show on just about every day. Its on around noon central time and it also on weekends several times. Oh, it was on today at 5pm too.
LOL..I don't think I would want to eat in any of them before he came in and fixed them..some of the restaurants were really gross.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:42 PM   #19
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Chef Ramsey did it again.
I was at the bar of the restaurant called The Handlebar to get in on the action for a couple of days. It was crazy. The drama and fun.
We ate there after the re-opening and honestly the energy is GREAT and the food is so fresh and so delicious.
This place needed help and they got it.
I have a full review on mysite, just don't want to re-type it all to avoid hand cramps.
If you are on Long Island check them out. Great people own it. Billy and Carolyn.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:22 PM   #20
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The sign in front says " long islands first Gastropub "
What exactly is a gastropub ?? or was it just some teenagers screwing around with the letters on the sign :)

Also, amaninthekitchen, where abouts on LI are you from ?? Im in mount sinai

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