Thursday, January 7, 2010

Volume 4, Number 12: Kitchen Nightmares Season 3

(Note: I originally posted this as a note on Facebook on December 24, 2009.)

I've recently read that the third season of Kitchen Nightmares will begin a little over a month from now, on January 29.

Here are five restaurants that will be featured over the course of season 3:

Lido di Manhattan in Manhattan Beach, CA

Le Bistro in Lighthouse Point, FL
Anna Vincenzo's Ristorante Italiano in Boca Raton, FL

Fleming: A Taste of Denmark in Miami, FL

Hot Potato Cafe in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, PA

Unlike season 2, Gordon will not be visiting the Midwestern U.S. You may recall that in 2008, he tackled two Michigan restaurants, along with one in South Bend, Indiana and another near Chicago.

I hope the restaurants he tries to save are, collectively, more successful than the group he visited in season 2. Of the 12 he dealt with over the course of that season, at least half of them are closed (J. Willy's, Fiesta Sunrise, The Black Pearl, Hannah and Mason's, Sabatiello's, Cafe 36) and another was sold (Jack's Waterfront Restaurant). But that's due mainly to the crappy state of the economy, where mom-and-pop businesses of all kinds are folding. Also, at least two of the closed restaurants failed to stick to Gordon's advice (Hannah and Mason's and Fiesta Sunrise).

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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