Last nights episode of last restaurant standing was pretty boring. I missed the antics of Sam and Jackie but also wanted more people kicked off so we could really get down to the meat of the show. The problem is they skip around between all the couples too much. It wasn't as bad the last 2 weeks cause they just blatantly ignored some couples, but now with 7 left they tried to give them all a piece of the spotlight and it didn't really work for me. What I like about the show is it's focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the different couples and the many beginner mistakes people tend to make. This episode didn't really touch deeply into anyone.
Lloyd and Adwoa
Ghanaian food at "spinach and anguchi"
I had no idea what they were saying their cuisine was until
this week when I saw an episode of no reservations where he went to
Laura and Jess
The Twins. Natural food at "brown and green"
They at one time were childrens party organizers so they had an advantage this week. They were doing well when one of them burnt herself pretty badly in the kitchen. I normally make fun of crying on reality shows but I actually felt bad for her. It didn't really hurt the team cause they still ended up on the higher end of the spectrum.
Eddie and Michael
Brothers at "fox and hound"
They bore me. They are always in the middle. They are pointless and stupid. One of them was trying to promote the restaurant by going to a concierge of a nice hotel in the area. But the hotel has its own restaurant, not to mention the dude was a bumbling idiot AND insulting while trying to get his point across to the concierge.
Martin and Emma
All around awful.
Emma's marketing plan towards kids was to release 100 helium balloons in
the town square each with a coupon attached.
They did not float away because the coupons were too heavy. No one came to the restaurant, the people who
did had to leave cause it was past the kid's bedtimes and they were not yet
served. They SHOULD have been sent to the challenge
Jeremy and Jane
"8 in the country"
Their concept is an 8 course fine dining restaurant. Unfortunately they can't get the clientele
they want and all the old folks in the restaurant aren't gonna order an 8
course meal. It's a shame because it's a
great idea and the inspectors seem to like the food. My opinion is to stick to your guns and say 8
courses or nothing. This week they let
people get just an entre if they wanted and they ended up with the lowest
profit in the whole competition. They are in the Challenge
Nicola and Tom
Tom was walking around dressed as a monk. This is his idea of how to get kids into the restaurant. Really?? The consensus is Nicola is an excellent home cook but can't hang in the restaurant world (we've herd this about her 20 times). They are going into the Challenge.
Grant and Laura
Modern Scottish fusion at "Jack Thompsons"
This was really the first time they focused on this couple. They had a "haggis hunt" for the kiddies but do parents really want their children finding haggis?? There was a 100 quid prize for winning but Laura felt bad and gave second place 50 since only 2 couples did it. So this marketing scheme cost them 150 and only brought in about 6 people who all ate for next to nothing. Congrats, your in the challenge.
The challenge episodes are generally better so that is good news for next week. Then after that with only 6 couples remaining, the show should start getting more interesting.