Friday, May 11, 2012

Nightmare in Hull

Patriot Ledger - The restaurant-rehab reality series “Kitchen Nightmares” washes up on Nantasket Beach next week to spend three days filming at Barefoot Bob's.

Airing at 8 p.m. Fridays on Fox, “Kitchen Nightmares” is hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. In each episode the irascible Ramsay troubleshoots restaurants that are performing poorly. Ramsay later revisits the restaurant to see how business has fared in his absence.

Chef Gordon Ramsay fixes failing restaurants. A casting call went out in January seeking restaurant owners in need of help. The project description: “Are you trying to make some green, but still running in the red? Is your food not the best it should be? Or maybe you have a great location, but it doesn’t seem to bring in the customers?”

In an informal Ledger survey in 2009 local readers named Barefoot Bob’s as one of the top spots for al-fresco dining on the South Shore.

The popular Hull seaside eatery is owned by Marc CaraDonna.

Favorites at Barefoot Bob’s are its award-winning clam chowder, lobster rolls and burgers. Other dishes range from pulled pork sliders to shrimp, scallops and salmon. The menu also features some inventive creations like the Santa Fe Egg Roll and California Cobb Wrap.

If you’re interested in getting into Barefoot Bob’s for the taping send an e-mail to and put the name of the restaurant in the subject line. You’ll receive a return e-mail survey asking questions such as:

1. What are your top 3 Restaurants in the Nantasket Beach area?
2. What places do you eat at during the off-season?
3. Who has the best cuisine in the area? Where are the best fish and chips?

You’ll be notified via email if you’re invited to the taping.

After working his magic at Barefoot Bob’s, Ramsay moves onto LaGalleria33 in the North End May 18-21.

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