D.C. Eatery Set for 'Restaurant Impossible' Makeover

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Celebrity chef Robert Irvine brings his hit show 'Restaurant Impossible' to the still unknown restaurant in Washington, D.C., today. For those of you who haven't seen it yet, "Restaurant: Impossible" is a reality show in which muscle-bound chef Irvine sets out to save failing restaurants across the country. Irvine, who is currently staying at the Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor, will spend two intense days with each restaurant he's trying to rescue from going out of business. During the process he will change the food, the interior and retrain the staff, using muscle and toughness, but without spending more than $10,000.

Irvine has over 25 years of culinary experiene. He is involved in several reality shows besides "Restaurant Impossible." He owns two restaurants and has written three cookbooks. Even being around food all day, Irvine still manages to be one of the fittest chefs in the industry. ''Maintaining a healthy diet while you are constantly surrounded by food is a major challenge for chefs everywhere,'' writes Irvine on his blog (http://chefirvine.com/blog/). His best advise for staying trim while working in a kitchen includes finding the time to sit down and eat, drink water instead of soda, and to take on the phsyical tasks, such as lifting the heavy boxes when the big food delivery arrives.

With all his years of experience, Irvine uses his skills and creativity to bring an unsuccessful restaurant back into business. So far, Irvine has managed to turn around more than 30 failing restaurants. It will be exciting to see which D.C. restaurant will benefit from Irvine's two days of tough food-love. Stay tuned.

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