Spin A Yarn Kitchen Nightmares

Spin A Yarn Kitchen Nightmares

“I love Spin A Yarn. I can’t believe I went so long without going here. We started going in last year. We took my fiancé for his birthday and he wanted to go back several times after. He loves their prime rib and I love their filet mignon. I always feel like we get so much food because the meals come with a soup of salad and we always get at least one appetizer.”Priya Breview from Yelp“It’s been years for me until last night but my family and friends LOVE Spin A Yarn and go all the time! There were 6 of us last night and I think we sampled everything on the menu! The salmon was perfectly cooked and was seasoned just right.”Nina Wreview from Yelp“While on business in the Silicon Valley area I stumbled on this gem. This place gets 5 stars in every category. Food, staff, locals, you name it. Do yourself a favor and come in and meet Saki the owner. You won’t regret it. Not a chain restaurant, just good people.”Michael Mreview from Trip Advisor“Since Saki turned this into a steak house and had an interesting night on ‘roast’ TV, we have found the food really very good. This is our favorite Fremont restaurant. Friendly and nice servers too. Our favorite is to sit back in the bar on a weekend night and listen to music.”Rick Brounsteinreview from Trip Advisor“We’ve eaten at Spin-A-Yarn for maybe 20 years. While the decor and menu selections have changed over the years, the quality of the food and the service have never changed. The food is very good and the service is excellent. The atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxing but while dining out in a special restaurant. We like it for an intimate meal on a special occasion or just a nice meal at the end of a long work week. It is a very nice dining experience. “Shaymurreview from Trip Advisor
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Spin A Yarn Kitchen Nightmares

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has become the patron saint of floundering restaurants, the role that brought him to Fremont last fall. With television crew in tow, he came to breathe new life into Spin a Yarn for his Fox TV show, “Kitchen Nightmares.”
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Spin A Yarn Kitchen Nightmares

Kavouniaris says Ramsay persuaded him to convert Spin a Yarn into a steakhouse, then pared down the ungainly menu of steaks and Greek and Italian dishes into something more manageable for both kitchen and diners. What remains is a handful of seafood entrees, lamb and chicken, but mostly beef — including a Ramsay favorite, prime rib carved alongside the table.
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Spin A Yarn Kitchen Nightmares

The economy has been tough on Spin a Yarn, but Ramsay’s visit and the upcoming telecast presents a huge opportunity. If the restaurant wants to make the most of this chance, it must find someone who can bring everything that comes from the kitchen up to par. Otherwise, Ramsay may wind up being the patron saint of lost causes.
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Spin A Yarn Kitchen Nightmares

Jennifer KavouniarisJennifer was always accused of being a trophy wife and being a gold digger. She marries an elderly man who is almost two decades her senior and who is not physically attractive at all. During Gordon’s visit to their home, she even calls him a “beast.” She met Saki when she applied as a bartender. Saki would later discover that she lied and knew nothing about bar tending. He fell in love with her and would court her for eight months. Later on, they would marry. Gordon told her that she was “shaking the owners cocktails.” Through the episode (Season 5 Episode 11), Jennifer would be the stereotypical “dumb blonde.” She was incapable of mixing drinks or carving meat. She also blew nearly a million Dollars on the restaurant’s renovation starting of with a restroom that costed $80,000 and did not even bother to compute her costs or to even set a budget. Jennifer does not help in the restaurant and would frequently blame Saki for its woes. Gordon chides her for this behavior and tells her she should help in the restaurant. Even though she vomits when she sees oily meat, Gordon asks her to carve meat. She then slices it too thick and nearly runs out the supply because of her incompetence. It was just fortunate that one of the chefs had the foresight to prepare more prime rib and they were able to serve the San Jose Sharks. The restaurant Spin A Yarn Steakhouse is still open and is doing well with much better quality and reviews.
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Spin A Yarn Kitchen Nightmares

Jennifer was always accused of being a trophy wife and being a gold digger. She marries an elderly man who is almost two decades her senior and who is not physically attractive at all. During Gordon’s visit to their home, she even calls him a “beast.” She met Saki when she applied as a bartender. Saki would later discover that she lied and knew nothing about bar tending. He fell in love with her and would court her for eight months. Later on, they would marry. Gordon told her that she was “shaking the owners cocktails.” Through the episode (Season 5 Episode 11), Jennifer would be the stereotypical “dumb blonde.” She was incapable of mixing drinks or carving meat. She also blew nearly a million Dollars on the restaurant’s renovation starting of with a restroom that costed $80,000 and did not even bother to compute her costs or to even set a budget. Jennifer does not help in the restaurant and would frequently blame Saki for its woes. Gordon chides her for this behavior and tells her she should help in the restaurant. Even though she vomits when she sees oily meat, Gordon asks her to carve meat. She then slices it too thick and nearly runs out the supply because of her incompetence. It was just fortunate that one of the chefs had the foresight to prepare more prime rib and they were able to serve the San Jose Sharks. The restaurant Spin A Yarn Steakhouse is still open and is doing well with much better quality and reviews.
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Spin A Yarn Kitchen Nightmares

The 60-year-old Spin a Yarn sits in the shadow of the Tesla auto plant on Warm Springs Boulevard. It was once a thriving stop for people traveling the East Bay route between Santa Cruz and points north. But owner Saki Kavouniaris, who took over in 1995, says in recent years many longtime patrons have died or moved away.
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Spin A Yarn Kitchen Nightmares

Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse is a restaurant that has been in business for over 60 years in Northern California.  Saki took it over from the original owners fulfilling his dreams of owning a restaurant even though his only experience had been as a server.  Jennifer, who works as a bartender in the restaurant, is Saki’s so-called ‘Trophy Wife’ and has a 14-year-old daughter named Mikayla.
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Lisa DiPietrantonio-Cerundolo na d Rita DiPietrantonio-Moran run Galleria 33 (Season 6 Episode 1-2) which is only across their parents’ restaurant L’Osteria. Unlike L’Osteria, this restaurant was failing. Immediately, Gordon could see the signs why. Rita, the elder sister always went out to smoke. Lisa, the pretty younger sister, always drank too much wine even during operating hours. They also did not have good relationships with their employees as they treated them like crap.The cuisine was not any good either and the kitchen had such low standards.
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Lisa HemmatAt first glance, she looks like a younger version of WWE part owner Stephanie McMahon-Levesque. Actually, she is not. She is actually Lisa Hemmat, owner of Lido di Manhattan located in Manhattan Beach, California. When Gordon stepped into the doors of Lido (Season 3 Episode 5), he was surprised at how young the owner was as many of the owners he had met in the show were middle aged or elderly people. During the time of filming, she was only twenty eight years old and she owned the restaurant at the age of twenty three. She was a typical party girl who used the restaurant as a hang-out. She did not know anything about running a restaurant and had poor cuisine, a dirty kitchen and an antiquated Point of Sale (POS) System. Chef Ramsay shut down the restaurant as it was too filthy to serve food. Many times during the episode, Lisa would cry and breakdown. she would frequently run to the restroom to hide. She displayed many signs of being too young and immature. To further add to the mess, she dated her bartender Damien. She knew it would be a mess to date one of the employees but she did it anyway. When Gordon comes back a year later however, they had already broken up. In the end, Gordon is able to refurbish the restaurant and improve the menu. He also destroys the old POS System with a baseball bat and encourages the staff to help him. To this day, the restaurant is still open and is now selling its own wines.
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At first glance, she looks like a younger version of WWE part owner Stephanie McMahon-Levesque. Actually, she is not. She is actually Lisa Hemmat, owner of Lido di Manhattan located in Manhattan Beach, California. When Gordon stepped into the doors of Lido (Season 3 Episode 5), he was surprised at how young the owner was as many of the owners he had met in the show were middle aged or elderly people. During the time of filming, she was only twenty eight years old and she owned the restaurant at the age of twenty three. She was a typical party girl who used the restaurant as a hang-out. She did not know anything about running a restaurant and had poor cuisine, a dirty kitchen and an antiquated Point of Sale (POS) System. Chef Ramsay shut down the restaurant as it was too filthy to serve food. Many times during the episode, Lisa would cry and breakdown. she would frequently run to the restroom to hide. She displayed many signs of being too young and immature. To further add to the mess, she dated her bartender Damien. She knew it would be a mess to date one of the employees but she did it anyway. When Gordon comes back a year later however, they had already broken up. In the end, Gordon is able to refurbish the restaurant and improve the menu. He also destroys the old POS System with a baseball bat and encourages the staff to help him. To this day, the restaurant is still open and is now selling its own wines.

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