The DownCity restaurant in Providence Rhode Island is Chef Gordon Ramsay's newest conquest. If you think Ramsay's previous Kitchen Nightmares episodes were hot and volatile, you're in for a special treat with Providence's DownCity show.
Fox Network contacted me back in July 2010 to get the word out. They were casting in the Providence area, looking for restaurants in need of a make over – whether it be in the kitchen, troubled employees, lack of business, etc. I thought this restaurant revamp would be a similar show - just like all the others. I was wrong. Read my article, Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay casting for restaurant makeover applications (Videos), and my blog post, Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Taking Casting Applications for Restaurant Makeovers for more details.
Kitchen Nightmares Season 4, Episode 7 aired Friday, March 11, 2011 on FOX. I've seen many, many Kitchen Nightmares episodes, but I don't ever remember seeing one so heated before. Chef Ramsay is known for his cussing and yelling, but this was over-the-top. There's a lot of "BLEEPS" which is good, because I can just imagine what he's really saying! I can however, read lips! Of course, things are always different when you're watching a made for tv reality show.
The good news is, DownCity lives happily ever after. After reading Adventures in Rhode Island Dining by Rhode Island blogger Stacy Place, I can wait to go and eat there myself. We'll be making a reservation very soon!
Watch the full episode here, but beware, there's plenty of shouting and the tempers are flaring. Even though many naughty words are BLEEPED out, there's still a few that get through. Season 4 Episode 7 doesn't disappoint for Gordon Ramsay fans. Viewer discretion is advised. Not suitable for children. I warned you!
Rico Conforti, President, Owner
Abby Cabral, Owner, General Manager
50 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903-2809