‘Restaurant Impossible’ coming to Southern Grill

ELLENDALE — The Southern Grill in Ellendale is getting the “Restaurant: Impossible” treatment.

The longtime Food Network show, in which chef Robert Irvine helps out eateries in just two days with only $10,000, will be in town Aug. 28 and 29.

The show’s production company is seeking volunteers to help in the renovation and they are also looking for hungry diners to help the celebrate the grand opening.

Volunteers may be any licensed or certified individuals in painting, crafting, constructing, remodeling, cleaning, decorating etc. (depending on your skill set).

Chef Robert Irvine hosts “Restaurant: Impossible” on Food Network.

Producers say they are always looking for skilled contractors, electricians, plumbers, upholsters’ and painters to help out and donate their time but they welcome all skill sets and skill levels always.

The volunteer schedule is as follows:

Shift No. 1 – Wednesday, Aug. 28: Noon to 7 p.m.;

Shift No. 2 – Wednesday, Aug. 28: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Shift No. 3 – Thursday, Aug. 29: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Meals will be provided to all volunteers.

• You must be 18 years or older to volunteer.

• All volunteers must sign an appearance release and volunteer agreement on site.

• Please wear sneakers or boots and work clothing with no logos.

If interested, email volunteer@restaurantimpossiblevolunteers.com by Aug. 23 at 3 p.m. with your preferred day(s), full name, email address, cell number and skill set/ related profession (ex: plumber or painter). Please use the following subject line: 1603 DE Volunteer

Anyone who replies to volunteer is guaranteed a spot. Confirmation emails will be sent the day before each day you intend on volunteering.

You can also be one of the first patrons to see the newly renovated space. If you are interested in making a reservation at Southern Grill for their grand re-opening, email the “Restaurant: Impossible’ production at volunteer@restaurantimpossiblevolunteers.com by Aug. 23 at 3 p.m.. Please use the following in your subject line: 1603 DE RESERVATIONS.

The hproduction is not covering the cost of your meal – you will be responsible for paying your own bill. This event is first come, first serve by email and they cannot guarantee everyone who responds will get a table. If you are selected, you will receive a confirmation email close to the date of the dinner. No guests under 8 years old are permitted.

Please include your contact information (full name, email address, cell number) your party size (number of people at your table) and the names of the people in your party.

No word on when the episode will air.

Reach features editor Craig Horleman at chorl@newszap.com

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