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Kitchen Nightmares Can Become Dreams

By Laura Oppenheimer in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 30, 2007 3:15PM

2007_11_ramsay.jpgOut of all of our celebrity chef crushes, Gordan Ramsay doesn't really crack the top three five ten. He just doesn't do it for us. There's something about the incessant swearing and love of horse meat that isn't attractive to Chicagoist. But he does do it for FOX viewers and restaurants that need a makeover on his Kitchen Nightmares show.

We learned via Schadenfreude (and apparently there was an ad in the Reader as well) that Ramsay wants to come to Chicago to pick on a few good restaurants. The restaurants featured aren't Time Out Chicago "Save This Restaurant" style neighborhood joints in need of some TLC; they are spots that need drastic and immediate help if they want to be able to serve edible food, let alone be successful. To suggest a restaurant, visit Kitchen Nightmare's website and click on "casting."

The helpful people of Schadenfreude offered a few suggestions of places that could use Ramsay's help including the Golden Nugget on Lawrence and Ravenswood, Minnies ("hey! sell bigger sandwiches!"). Where would you send Ramsay and his team?

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