Sunday, 24 June 2012

Kitchen Nightmares - Spin A Yarn Steakhouse - OPEN


Kitchen Nightmares Spin A Yarn Steakhouse


Episode Recap


Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Spin a Yarn Steakhouse in Fremont, California, Saki bought the restaurant in 1995, he hired Jen as a waitress and they got into a relationship before later marrying and having a child. When the business slowed down Jen persuaded Saki to remodel the restaurant and overspent by $600,000, after this the food quality lowered. The couples daughter reveals that they will go without talking for days, they fight regularly and  are on the verge of divorce. Gordon meets Jen at home, she is nervous that she is seen to be a trophy wife. She also tells him the communication has broken down and is effecting their family life. 

Gordon arrives at the restaurant,  takes a tour of the restaurant and is impressed by the $80,000 bathroom. Saki explains the menu to Gordon and is unsure which cuisine he is serving. Gordon orders the Greek Sampler, crab Louie and a filet mignon. He is not impressed by the food and meets head chef Victor, he tells him that his food is disgusting but he is just following recipes he is given. 

At dinner service he sees Victor washing dishes rather than cooking. Food is sent back and Gordon inspects the kitchen, he finds old meat and rotten vegetables, this results in an argument between the couple. Gordon sits the couple down the next day to discuss the lack of communication and Saki promises to change. For the next service, Saki is expediting in the kitchen and Jen is front of house, carving prime rib at the table.  Jen is nervous about this but with practise she gets the hang of it.

Gordon decides to give them a single cuisine to focus on and transforms the restaurant into Spin A Yarn Steakhouse and the original 200 item menu is slimmed down. On relaunch night Gordon announces that the San Jose Sharks will be eating in the restaurant that evening. The relaunch gets off to a good start with the Prime Rib being a big hit, however Jen is cutting it too thick and they are running low. The relaunch is a success and Gordon praises the couple on their teamwork.

What Happened Next? 


The prime rib remains popular, is drawing in customers and they are working together a lot better.  The restaurant is open and in May 2012, a new head chef was appointed.  Reviews are mixed on Yelp.



63 comments:

  1. This ep made me cringe. That poor fool probably wasn't smart enough to get a pre-nup!

    This blog is such a GREAT idea! Love the links that follow each post as well!

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    2. Totally agree with this...100%
      In some ways I felt bad for the guy because he was oblivious to it. Sad case in a state were women divorcees receives an uneven share. Worse thing is, is that her daughter acts like her already and she's only 14. Reminds me of the movie "Casino".

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    3. Actually, the maturity level of the daughter was incredible! Far more than her mother and considering the amount of responsibility she is stuck with, not to mention that she winds up playing referee, I have to say that I am impressed with the young lady. I can only hope that when my 15 year old son finds himself his better half, she will have the same qualities. Even my son said that she is not the norm for teen girls today. Maybe we could take a holiday to Cali, visit the restaurant and.......:-)

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    4. Totally agree. Watching this woman with her drama angered me. She acted like it was HER restaurant. The daughter stating the restaurant was just as much hers as his, was awful!

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  2. Ha, they're divorced now!

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    1. Where did you get that info from assuming that it's true?

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    2. Hopefully. Seriously men, which one of you would want to MARRY this woman?

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    3. @Anon 11 June 2015

      As a male I have to say "Yes I can work behind a bar" followed by the inability to pour a beer = instant "GTFO you lieing trollop" from me.

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    1. I actually liked her daughter and I don't see how she was "spoiled"

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    2. Yea her daughter at 14 years of age was a total brat. The way she talked to Saki was ridiculous. "This is just as much as my restaurant as it is yourself." Wow, I knew then what really was going on.

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    3. Watching Jen and the daughter speak like how they did made me so mad Lol and for a 14 year old she seemed like an absolute c*** spoiled brat!

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    4. Fruit doesn't fall far from the tree.

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  4. The daughter was more mature than either one of the parents. : ?

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  5. Sorry but when a man is only interested in younger women for their looks and naivete he kinda gets what he deserves, just sayin'.

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    1. Ah so a man can only be interested in women his age? He should be ashamed for liking attractive women?

      She's not naive, she's a golddigger.

      Class act you are.

      Jus' sayin

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    2. Exactly. They both got what they wanted, then decided they deserved more.

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    3. Uhm, I agree he got the kind of woman he deserved. All these "gold digger" comments don't consider that she is definitely a trophy for him. That's what happens when you put appearances before strength and character, which a lot of men do and then whine about how some "attractive woman" they feel entitled to ended up exacting payment from them.

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    4. Right because women never, ever put looks before personality when picking a guy to date/marry. LOL

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    5. Jesus. You can totally tell which of these comments were posted by bitter ass females.

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    1. I don't think she was a "brat" at all and she wasn't entirely wrong, she was telling Saki to change his shirt cause he was sweating so damn much(gross)

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    2. When the owner of the place asks a 14 yo girl to leave the kitchen, then that little brat reprimands him for asking and says "this place is just as much mine as it is yours" that girl was and probably is still a spoiled little bitch. She should have been fired right then and there.

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    3. I don't think the daugher was a brat either, I thought she seemed like a great young lady. My interpretation of the "This restaurant is as much mine as it is yours" comment was that we're family and in this together.

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    4. Well I guess I have a completely different defintion of "spoiled" then, you're the one that sounds like a little bitch and a brat.

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    5. Yeah, I think people badly misinterpreted that comment, I wouldn't call her a "bitch" at all, I think you're dead wrong in saying that.

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    6. She came across as a total brat who showed no respect.
      Im not sure what your connection to her is, or if you're actually her Venom, but make sure she watches the episode again when she's a bit older and realises she came across like a younger version of her abhorrent self absorbed mother. She was clearly manipulating Gordon with her sob story part. She may have thought that wasn't obvious but anyone over the age of 14 could see through it.

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    7. i liked the little girl. she seemed level headed and concerned.

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    8. how can anyone say "spoiled" about a 14 year old girl that works as a waitress in the failing family business to help her family?
      so she was a little rude to dear saki, because he was blind to the shit they where in...
      most teenagers are self constrained "give me give me" "buy me buy me" duckfacing selfie making assholes...
      she has shown more work ethics than her mom
      i hope my daughter would do that for me, even if she would be a little rude

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    9. I am astounded by these "Spoiled" comments. Obviously none of you have worked in a restaurant with a "spoiled brat" owners child. Pay attention to the restaurant crew in the show while the girl is working. There is NO reaction from them whatsoever, this means one of only 2 things.
      a) The editing crew for Kitchen Nightmares are genius and managed to edit every clip of a reaction from the other employees out of the show. Almost imposable since they would have gone out of their way to show their disdain.
      b) The kid WORKS there on a regular basis, and thereby by (at least my) definition cannot be "SPOILED."

      As for the "It's as much my restaurant as yours" comment, he was acting like a child and she called him on it.

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    10. I agree completely with the comments by Anonymous on 26 July 2014. I'm watching the episode as I write this and she isn't spoiled or a brat, she is in a difficult situation and I think that she is embarrassed by her mother, especially when she was acting all grossed out by slicing COOKED prime rib!

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  8. The daughter showed off and was extremely spoiled! Its as much my restaurant as it is yours...she wines. What a brat! Like mother like daughter.

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  9. This is one episode I could not watch all the way through. It made me cringe too much when the wife opened her mouth and said "I'm not a gold digger or a trophy wife". I'm sorry but when someone starts talking like that it is hard for me to believe them.

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  10. That woman exemplifies what's wrong with America in many ways. That man was thinking only with his dick when he married her. I thought the daughter was incredibly mature and poised. Hopefully she doesn't take after her mother. That mother was such a whiney spoiled BITCH!

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  11. I can't believe the things people are saying about the daughter. Spoiled? No. A spoiled child wouldn't be so enthusiastically contributing to the family business. I thought she was incredibly mature and professional for her age. If they continue to do well I could easily see her taking over one day.

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  12. the woman was an embarassment, i couldnt tell if she was a complete idiot or conniving.

    i wish i could find a man who loved me as much as he loved her.

    edit: just watched the my restaurant/your restaurant quoted part. the girl is a brat. she has a point, but she is bratty and shows no respect for her stepfather and is incredibly rude and immature. its disgusting the way she talks to him. not out of love, but distain.

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    1. the daughter is very mature for her age. She is the only adult at the place. She sees the others (not incorrectly) as fools so she doesn't have much respect for them. Respect has to be earned and they didn't earn it.

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    2. Headrot is totally right

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    3. She was more mature than any of the adults there.

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  13. The mother and daughter are both totally happening. That being said, as soon as Saki gets solvent again, they'll take him to the cleaners. That's what happens when one tries to live out an old man's fantasy.

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  14. The couple did divorce, but don't know exactly when. According to Saki's facebook page, he's currently single. she is now Jennifer Miller and that is Mikayla's name as well

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  15. "The mother and daughter are both totally happening. That being said, as soon as Saki gets solvent again, they'll take him to the cleaners. That's what happens when one tries to live out an old man's fantasy."

    What a misogynistic comment, seriously. His daughter wants to take him "to the cleaners" ? Really? So, what? Girls hate their fathers and see them as nothing as meal tickets? What an asshole. I love my dad and he's poor as *#?!

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    1. That's her step dad. And she is a gold digger in training like her mom. That's not misogynistic that is seeing what is in front of your face. She told Gordon that "he wasn't my type appearance wise" but after 8 mos. of talking her on trips and buying her things she "realized" that she loved him.

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  16. Wow just watched this today and all I can say is poor Saki. Gold digging mother and daughter are totally fake and clearly only in it for the money. Get this, a 14 year old step daughter tells her step dad that the restaraunt is as much hers as it is his? Well you know the only way this would happen is if the mother and daughter are talking about it themselves, more than likely plotting what they will get when they divorce. The mother and daughter totally play it up for the cameras and go way over and beyond reality. They blame everything on Saki to make him look bad and make themselves look good, (very bad acting by the way on the parts of the mother and daughter). Again all I can say is poor Saki, his life must be a living hell living with those two bitches, oops I mean witches.....lol

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  17. I just watched this episode. Merlin, where to begin? What a DYSFUNCTIONAL Family! Granted, we all are. But, those three are...*shakes head* 1. The Mother acts like a teenager, and is an apparent gold-digger. Though, I will express, she is a wonderful Actress. Brava! (sarcasm) 2. The Owner, Saki, lost his balls by thinking with his *ahem*. (Let that be a lesson to us all.) (Though, maybe he never had them.) 3. The Daughter, who, yes, "acts mature", clearly has an entitlement issue and doesn't seem to understand nor grasp the concept of RESPECT. So, is she indeed mature? Non. It's clear that her mother regularly undermined, and disrespected her husband and in doing so influenced and allowed her daughter to do the same. Thank F**k, this place is closed and if they did indeed divorce - woohoo!

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  18. No doubt he lied to her about how rich and successful he was. Then allowed her to order all that expensive bourgeois crap for his restaurant. I guess he underestimated her "taste." Now she gets all the blame for his financial failures. She's a pitiful woman, really. I wouldn't classify her a "gold digger" but she definitely a princess-type who expects a man to provide for everything. Lots of men are dying to do that for somebody younger and prettier than them and this guy is an example for sure. He was a fool. Lazy and gluttonous and kind of shady too. Notice he had to think for awhile about where to say what part of Greece he's from? WTF is he hiding from, lol!

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  19. The waitress Mary is beautiful. Regarding Saki: another fool old man gets taken by a younger gold digger.

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  20. Jennifer carved that prime rib thicker and thicker even though Gordon kept telling her to stop, she was trying to get out of working by getting rid of the prime rib as quickly as possible. Too bad for her the San Jose Sharks players can pull hotter chicks than her that don't have kids, I'm sure she was tempted to take a run at them.

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  21. Ashamed Jen!!!! Women every where are embarrassed by you!
    Total flake!
    Shoot, I'm a single mom and vegan to boot and would never treat a business partner like that..much less a husband!
    Even though I don't eat meat or dairy I wouldn't react in such poor, trashy, idiotic, lame, uneducated.....tasteless way! Shame on you!

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  22. I know how late i am with this comment but i've only just started watching these american episodes...the STEP-daughter WAS a spoilt brat.They,(daughter and mother),were so obviously there for the cameras...When Gordon asked the daughter if she worked there she said 'just for today'...also how it the wife an "owner" when she put no money in...?she threw her husband under the bus at every opportunity....this was quite painful to watch as saki was being taken for such a ride,but as they say 'no fool like an old fool'....very sad.
    Ramsay called her out really early when he said " ...you were busy shaking his 'cock'-tails.."did any one else notice the double entendre?i thought it was really funny.

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  23. At no point did I see the daughter or mother working at all during this entire episode.... The daughter definitely was not respectful, the mother would dodge out of the kitchen. I don't buy the act.

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  24. Hope Saki divorced that shrew of a wife. Calling her a gold digging bimbo is an insult to gold digging bimbos. What an absolutely detestable person. This poor man deserves a much better woman than this.

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  25. Im pretty sure they got divorced because was always making excuses and was not acting like a man. Just watch the episode. How he ran the restaurant was how he lived his life.

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  26. She did say something about a baby at the very beginning (like 2 minutes into the episode).

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    1. Yes, and there was a pictures of the baby girl, one with Jen, hanging in the office Gordan talked to Makayla in. I just watched the episode on Hulu.

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  27. As a mother to a 17yr old boy, a 16yr old girl and 2 15yr old step-daughters (who live with us) the comment Makayla made wasn't shocking coming from a teenage girl. Furthermore, I wish my children were so willing to work instead of being focused on socializing.

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  28. what Makayla said was wrong, she got kicked out of the kitchen and made that remark to a man who feeds, pays her check for her and her mom. She knew her stepfather wasn't going to respond to that or else the mother would've got involved. She is not referi she is adding more to the pot. She is a teenager and hasn't been taught not to talk to her stepfather that way not really her fault but her moms. I don't feel bad for Saki, he married her she is allow to spend his money so is his fault he let her take advantage of him, I'm sure he got what he wanted from her too.

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  29. I cannot believe what I just saw. His wife just hid behind a curtain!!??! A ruddy curtain, just as Saki came through the door from the kitchen! OMG, you have got to be kidding!

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  30. "If they all order prime rib, I'm going to s#!% my pants." What kind of comment is that to make??? Hilarious, but whaaaaat?!?

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  31. I think it is neat that they are still in business.

    I have been binge watching Kitchen Nightmare on Hulu. I check to see if they are open or closed.

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