Your Worst Kitchen Nightmare: Gordon Ramsay Coming to Houston

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The more tolerable (but only by a sliver) of Gordon Ramsay's "reality" television shows, Kitchen Nightmares, is coming to town. Get your earplugs ready now.

A casting call went out this week from Jen Apploff, casting producer for the show, in search of Houston restaurants that are in dire need of Chef Ramsay's assistance. Per her email:

If you want CHEF GORDON RAMSAY to come into your establishment to troubleshoot your problems and try to get you back on the road to success... Contact us NOW!!!

IF YOU WANT TO REFER A RESTAURANT THAT NEEDS OUR HELP, PLEASE EMAIL US THEIR INFORMATION!

**Make sure to include:

Your name and contact info (including a phone number), name of your restaurant and your specialty, how many seats you have, and most importantly... Why you need our help!

*Restaurants must have been open at least one year, offer dinner service, and have at least 35 seats.

And although restaurant owners themselves are invited to nominate their own places for consideration (fill out this application and mail it back to KitchenNightmares at theconlincompany.com), the far more interesting part of Apploff's email was the suggestion that you can suggest a restaurant that you think needs a good fire lit under its ass.

Contact information for those wishing to nominate a restaurant is as follows:

Office Hotline: 866-226-2226
Email: kitchennightmares4@gmail.com

(A Gmail address? Okay, Fox...)

Which Houston restaurant would you nominate, readers? I can certainly think of a few chefs offhand who could use an earful of expletives...



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Gina Taylor
Gina Taylor

Tio Pepe's Restaurant in Bellaire! It used to be a wonderful restaurant but the food quality went down the drain after a change in ownership....

Tcorbin
Tcorbin

I nominate The Italian Cafe in Seabrook. It's the worst italian food I had, it's an insult for italian. It's a shame.

Lisa
Lisa

Chilosos Taco House, because their food is good but they have no clue how to run it. They send out wrong food all the time, get flustered and fight with each other, and have issues with running the cash register correctly.

James
James

I'd nominate:

11st CafeAndy'sShanghai River Cafe Adobe

Kyle
Kyle

Taste of Texas!

Mary
Mary

Um, this show is for struggling restaurants. I've NEVER seen TofT struggle. Always, always a wait. On weekends, 2 hours.

SirRon
SirRon

Sofia's would be a great candidate in my opinion.

Eric S
Eric S

Why? I had a nice dinner there with some friends last Friday. They asked me for a locally-owned Montrose restaurant where we could actually here each other, and Sophia fit the bill perfectly. My friends aren't foodies, but even the picky pregnant lady in our group found something she enjoyed.

SirRon
SirRon

I didn't mean to offend by suggesting Sofia's. I really like the place. However, if you haven't been and had either a strange service or food experience, then you haven't been enough. I'd love for them to "figure it out." It's everything you mention, a little of what I mentioned, and a great BYO place.

Mary
Mary

Whatever happened to Frank Triola of Azzarelli's fame? If anyone ever needed to sit down with Ramsey on this show, it would be Frank.

The Grove. Only went there once, 2 years ago. If it's still the same now, it's amazing it is still open for business. I guess in that instance, location is everything. Literally.

Carmelo's. The last time I went there, I was profoundly disappointed in the food. The fried oysters were Sysco. The coating looked just like the thick tough breading on the jalapeno poppers at jack in the box. The oysters within, unrecognizeable chewy nuggets. The place used to be so good. I can't justify those prices for factory food. And yet I love Carmelo and his family and my memories.

Anon
Anon

THE GROVE!!!

Anon
Anon

Amen. The Grove is a friggin' mess from top to bottom - the pretension only serves to make their problems more obvious.

Ali
Ali

The Grove's food is good, they just need a good lesson in running the front. I'm biased, though. I'm getting married there in October.

Violettech
Violettech

My Top 10 Suggestions:Arturo'sAll of Naafa's places: Mia Bella, etcTQLARainbow LodgeToyama/OsakaAmericasNit NoiMiyakoBRCPlonk

SirRon
SirRon

I don't think they'll be doing chains or restaurants that are part of a larger ownership group. The compelling stories come from individual owners that have everything at stake in the restaurant surviving.

Bruce R
Bruce R

Right. And he goes to restaurants on the brink of failure. I don't think most of the people posting in this forum have seen the show.

Kyle
Kyle

I find Hell's Kitchen highly tolerable as a humorous study in hamfisted editing.

Urumomo
Urumomo

ah . editing . yeah , the show has devolved to floor dropping ....predictable and worse

J. Britt Alexander
J. Britt Alexander

CAFE ADOBE !!! - puuuuh-lease! It's a shame that such killer margaritas can be accompanied by such lackluster Mexican Food. (of course, after three of those margaritas, I could eat anything)

Guest
Guest

Cafe Adobe went to hell about the time they aspired to turn into "a chain." Based on reports from people working there at the time, management made a conscious decision to start cutting corners and now it's practically Taco Bell with booze.

Leftofcenter
Leftofcenter

Sushi King, where the fish is tasty and the service sucks balls.

Timgreene
Timgreene

Will he say, "Slime in the Ice Machine!"

If I owned a restaurant, no way I would do that show. I nominate "Brady's Landing."

Guest
Guest

Natachee's would be a natural for the show.

AA
AA

The Moghul's for sure

a.tizz
a.tizz

If you mean The Moghul's in Westchase, it hasn't been open long enough.

SirRon
SirRon

I'm not afraid to admit that I'm a little excited by this news.

Matthew
Matthew

i nominate thelma's, not because she's got anything wrong with her place, but because i'd like to see the two of them square off.

Kyle
Kyle

Ha! Yes!

bradbarber
bradbarber

Jonathon's The Rub. I might even watch that show.

Shut Up And Eat
Shut Up And Eat

There wouldn't be any point. Jonathan would throw Ramsay out before he had a chance to eat.

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