Bayside restaurant to appear on Fox’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ Friday

Kati Allo
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A Bayside restaurant is set to wake up from its nightmare of failing.

Kati Allo restaurant, on 172nd Street, will be in the Friday season premiere of “Kitchen Nightmares,” a hit reality television show on Fox featuring chef Gordon Ramsay.

In “Kitchen Nightmares,” Ramsay, who is prone to foul language, visits restaurants around the country to identify and diagnose problems to help turn them around.

According to a preview clip of the episode, the Greek restaurant, opened by husband and wife Emmanuel and Christine Zavolas in 2000, is failing, which is threatening the couple’s marriage.

“Kati Allo in Queens, New York, was really a difficult situation. It was a husband and wife, whose marriage was completely being destroyed by the restaurant,” Arthur Smith, the show’s executive producer, said in the preview clip. “In this episode the one thing to note is that it is the greatest reaction we’ve ever had to a reveal.”

The preview hints that Ramsay’s solutions for the restaurant were favorable by the couple.

“I’m so excited, I’m so happy,” said Christine, who is the executive chef. “My passion came back.”

Kati Allo’s website now boasts: “Our new menu is created by the world famous chef Gordon Ramsay!”

To check out the episode, tune to Fox at 8 p.m tonight.



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