Food Network's Dinner Impossible recorded at Six Flags Great America

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:06 PM | Contributed by redman822

Chef Robert Irvine, buff and brusque host of the Food Network's hit "Dinner: Impossible," set out to prove that maxim wrong when he recently whipped up a gourmet dinner for 250 roller coaster mavens (presumably after and not before they partook of loop-de-loops and stomach-dropping drop-offs) in only nine hours -- using mostly ingredients available at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:15 PM

Didn't Chef Micheal Symon do something like this at Morey's Pier's last year?

Sounds cool. I wonder what his callenge was (besides dealing with SFs's overpriced food!)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:24 PM

He did. It was pretty hectic, but the outcome was good. I only had one line on the show, since I walked off camera on another potential spot.

This should be great to watch. Amusement Park equipment is much different than commercial kitchens in some aspects, so there are challenges for chefs.

Last edited by Agent Johnson, Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:26 PM
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:08 PM

Caught the show. I have never seen Dinner Impossible but I will say this was entertaining to watch.

Highly scripted in spots but most reality based shows are. It's obvious the park managers can't act. :)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:42 PM

I didn't know they were still filming this show. I thought Irvine had been canned by the network (pun intended) after the flap about him padding his credentials. I saw part of the show, namely Bob trying to make cotton candy with herbs and basically ending up with burnt straw. I assumed it was an older show that was just being rerun.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:46 PM

No, it was the season premiere of the show.

I believe they filmed this at the park a couple months ago.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:56 PM

There was a VERY brief on-screen appearance by yours truly with about 2 minutes left in the show as I sat down at the table (two shots before the lady eating the turkey leg)...

Chitown, this was not the season premiere...this was episode 3 or 4 of this season...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 3:28 AM

Oh, my bad. But anyway, these are new episodes and not re-runs.

I read that he padded his resume, but if ratings are decent, I can understand why they would continue the show.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 3:43 AM

The episode was very interesting to watch.

Michael Symon just didn't bring the same atmosphere as Irvine. Symon is good at Iron Chef, not Dinner: Impossible.

Anyways, I thought he did great. Some of the food was questionable, as far as perceived taste goes. It all got good reviews so I suppose it went well. Perhaps I have a close-minded pallet.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 6:29 AM

I caught about the first 10 mintes, then had to hit the rack. Got a lotta work to do today.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 7:43 AM

It was a pretty decent show. I do like the fact that Six Flags had logos everywhere, and the staff had clean uniforms. For food stands, they looked extremely clean. SFGA looked good in the spotlight.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:19 AM

RatherGoodBear said:
I didn't know they were still filming this show. I thought Irvine had been canned by the network (pun intended) after the flap about him padding his credentials. I saw part of the show, namely Bob trying to make cotton candy with herbs and basically ending up with burnt straw. I assumed it was an older show that was just being rerun.

I remember last season they had Guy Fieri doing one or two. We also thought they got rid of Irvine.

Might have to watch this one/

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 11:51 AM

I thought it was funny at the end when the kid was talking about Maverick even though he was at a SF park.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 2:06 PM

I was in 3 clips in the final 5 minutes...All of my backside. Butt shots FTW. ;)

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 3:07 PM

I can't seem to find info on this show. Is it going to be shown again?

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 3:38 PM

^ Check out Foodnetwork.com?

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Friday, August 28, 2009 1:35 AM

Yep....did that.

Other than the show scheduale for yesterday, there is no info on when it will be shown again.

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