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'24 Hour Restaurant Battle' Preview

by Kelly Woo, posted Jul 16th 2010 5:00PM
Scott ConantThere never seem to be enough hours in a day to get everything done, right? Now imagine trying to create and open a successful restaurant in just 24 short hours.

That's the premise behind Food Network's newest reality show, '24 Hour Restaurant Battle' (premieres Sun., July 18, 10PM ET) , in which two competing teams come up with a concept, decor scheme and menu all in one day to open their doors to actual diners. A panel of restaurant experts will judge their work and award the winning team seed money to start their dream business.

The show is hosted by New York chef/restaurateur Scott Conant, and among the guest judges are chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Geoffrey Zakarian and restaurateur Drew Nieporent.

Watch a preview of the show

In the sneak peek premiere episode, two brothers square off against a mother/daughter team. Siblings Mookie Hicks and Saoul Vanderpool go for a comforting soul food theme, while Rachel Goldman Nason and Jane Pofcher envision a chic small plates restaurant. The show settles into its normal, Wed. 10PM ET timeslot on July 21 with a episode featuring two teams in a Italian food showdown.

Our friends at PopEater spoke to Conant about the show at a delicious feast that he hosted at his eatery, Faustina. Check out what he had to say.

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How do you get on this show? Would consider doing this with my sister if I knew how to apply for the show...

August 07 2010 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh noes! The contestants are wigged out because they only have 24 hours to do this thing, the poor dears.

The question that pops into my mind is: WHY DID THEY APPLY FOR THE SHOW IF THEY CAN'T COPE?

July 17 2010 at 2:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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