Earlier this year I stumbled upon the Food Network show Restaurant Impossible. In each episode the host, Robert Irvine, steps in to help a struggling local establishment with a kitchen, menu, staff and decor makeover. This show is interesting to watch because part of it is about helping local restaurants learn to succeed. And it is fun to see the extreme makeover of the place happen on a $10,000 in just a few days.
We have just learned from the Yelp Pittsburgh message board that Restaurant Impossible is taking over Del’s in Bloomfield today and tomorrow. Del’s is a third generation Pittsburgh institution that we have long been a fan of, but honestly haven’t dined there in a few yeas. But from the looks of the recent reviews of Del’s on Urbanspoon it seems things are struggling a bit at Del’s. Hopefully a visit from the Food Network will mean good things for this Bloomfield Establishment.
Here is a clip of Restaurant Impossible:
Also interesting is that a local chef and author of the blog Pittsburgh Hot Plate will be assisting with the Restaurant Impossible makeover. The Forest Hills Patch is reporting that Chef Chuck Kerber will be part of the show. The Food Network contacted Kerber because of his not so great review of Del’s. Kerber will be featured on the show and will write a new review after Del’s re-opens.
- Restaurant Impossible (ourdinnertable.wordpress.com)
- ‘Restaurant: Impossible’ Gives a Mexican Sports Bar a Makeover (VIDEO) (aoltv.com)
- Restaurant? – Impossible? (k8edid.wordpress.com)