Food Network headed to local eatery

First, the Food Network’s Restaurant
Impossible
show will tape an episode Jan. 28-29 at the venue, 322
NE Second St. Show host, chef Robert Irvine, is tasked with helping
save America’s most desperate restaurants from impending failure in
two days with $10,000.

Irvine is seeking volunteers to help
with painting, crafting, construction, remodeling, cleaning,
decorating and more, a publicist for the show said. Also, skilled
contract volunteer labor of all kind is wanted, including
electricians, plumbers, painters and more.

Volunteer shifts are 1-8 p.m. and 8
p.m.-2 a.m. Jan. 28 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 29. Meals will be
provided.

Second, a grand re-opening 7 p.m. Jan.
29 also will be filmed. The public can now make reservations for the
opening by calling 297-9891.

The show airs Wednesday nights on the
Food Network. The Restaurant Impossible episode will be aired
this summer, a publicist for the show confirmed.

All work volunteers should wear
comfortable work clothes with sneakers or work boots and be
comfortable being filmed. No logos. For more information or to
volunteer, contact Tim twentz@shootersinc.com by Jan. 26 with a
preferred shift or shifts, full name, email address and cell
number.

Learn more about Restaurant Impossible at Food
Network: foodnetwork.com/restaurant-impossible.

Urban Roots is a communal space featuring food, drinks, music and art and local Chaya Fletcher opened the venue in 2010. Its home building was built in the 1920s and housed everything from gambling parlors to an Elks Lodge and even Ruby’s Grill in the 1940s and famed across the state for its live entertainment and dancing. Visit Urban Roots at urbanrootsokc.com.

Jennifer Chancellor

Jennifer is editor-in-chief of Oklahoma Gazette. Her journalistic work includes news, breaking news, music, feature and news feature reporting, investigative journalism, news photography, videography, blogging, page design and marketing spanning more than two decades in Oklahoma. Twitter: @JenChancellor

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