“Kitchen Nightmares” sticks its knife in New Jersey

Gordon Ramsay is in love with the Garden State.

Is there any doubt? His Fox series “Kitchen Nightmares” has featured two New Jersey restaurants – including Campania’s in Fair Lawn and the now-defunct Hannah & Mason’s in Cranbury – in its first two seasons. And now, as the third season kicks off, the show includes a one-two punch of Jersey goodness with two brand new episodes taking place in the Garden State.

Flamangos Roadhouse - pre-Gordon Ramsay makeover - is the subject of this week's "Kitchen Nightmares" episode./Credit Ava Gacser

First up is one I first reported on last spring. Flamangos Roadhouse in Whitehouse Station will be the “Kitchen Nightmares” subject at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Hunterdon County eatery – located on Main Street adjacent to the train station – reportedly changed its across-the-board menu to strictly American and also changed its name to The Junction.

Then, only a few days later – Friday, Feb. 5 to be exact – “Kitchen Nightmares” returns to New Jersey for an episode featuring Bazzini at 28 Oak Street in Ridgewood. Bill Pitcher, author of Second Helpings, has a favorable, first-person account of the post-Ramsay Bazzini makeover.

1 Comment

  1. Vinny Panico said,

    February 1, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I live right next to this place. They went back to their old menu right away, but kept the new look.

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