Saturday, 16 February 2019

24 Hours to Hell and Back - Bayou on the Vine - OPEN

Bayou on the Vine

In this 24 Hours to Hell and Back episode, Gordon Ramsay visits Bayou on the Vine 11 in Kansas City, Missouri. Bayou on the Vine is owned by Chuck and Eartha, has only been open just over a year and is struggling despite its prime location. Eartha's dad was a successful jazz musician and they bought the restaurant for their daughter Sharekka. 

Sharekka went to culinary school and didn't enjoy working for others so her parents bought the restaurant for her.  Daughter Cimina finds the atmosphere stressful and she has left and returned to the restaurant. The restaurant isn't making money and Chuck and Eartha are supporting the restaurant. As a result of the pressure they are close to divorcing.

Gordon arrives in disguise as "Softball Steve" arriving with a local softball team. Gordon notices the tinted windows and the cheap mardi gras decor. They order staple cajun dishes including hushpuppies, gumbo, jambalaya, catfish, shrimp and craw fish. The hushpuppies are cooked in old oil and Gordon spits it out. The catfish is dry and over cooked, the gumbo has rotten shrimp and the craw fish is soggy. 

Gordon asks the customers to stop eating before removing his disguise to reveal his identity. He tells them that the food is closed and takes everyone out to the Hell on Wheels truck.  Gordon reveals the hidden footage that shows the filth in the kitchen including cockroaches and Sharekka's outbursts. Sharekka denies that there were roaches in the kitchen and she reacts badly to Gordon's criticisms. 

Gordon sits down the staff and talks to the staff about them enabling Sharekka's babyish behaviour and that she has disrespected all of them. Daughter Shayna is General Manager but she has never managed a restaurant before and gets overly sensitive when he asks a simple question of where she has managed before... This leads to an argument revealing the daughters entitlement. 

Gordon reveals the renovation team to the staff and they remove everything from the restaurant. He meets with Chuck to discuss his daughters roles in the restaurant and discusses whether she should fire Shayna as she has checked out. Chuck and Eartha used to travel more but the restaurant has stopped their trips. Gordon talks to Shayna about issues in the restaurant and he appears to have got her on his side. 

Gordon reveals the new menu to the staff that they will be learning to cook in the Hell on Wheels truck. Initially Sharekka doesn't like the modern spin on the traditional dishes and is unenthusiastic in the kitchen until she tastes them. Gordon reveals the new kitchen equipment and the staff are enthusiastic for the relaunch. There is a new PoS system and the restaurant has been renamed to Gadson's.

Gordon's big surprise is revealed, he has flown in Earth's uncle - the famous drummer James Gadson. Gordon has a heart to heart chat with Sharekka and he reveals he has been firm with her as he wants her to succeed.

On relaunch night, the customers love the new food. Cimina doesn't expedite well and the customers are left waiting for food.  Sharekka struggles and sends out lower quality food but Gordon steps in. Chuck tells Shayna to take over expediting and Cimina is sent out the front. Shayna is great at expediting, she notices that a dish is missing a shrimp. The evening was a success and ends with James playing on the drums. Gordon reflects on the change in Sharreka as he recognises her talent. 


What Happened Next at Bayou on the Vine?


Three months later,  the restaurant is running much better and the family relationships have improved with the success of the restaurant. 

They didn't keep the name Gadson's and have continued to be called Bayou on the Vine. They have regular live jazz music and have kept Gordon's menu. 

The reviews are mostly positive since the show was filmed.

Planning a visit to the restaurant? Check out their website for more info including opening hours.

Bayou on the Vine was aired on February 06 2019, the episode was filmed in November 2018 and is 24 Hours to Hell & Back season 2 episode 6.



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1 comment:

  1. So happy for your parents that you are still open x

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