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Restaurant Startup

Decoding a wine label like a pro

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Win a CNBC deal night prize pack Thu, 7 Aug '14 | 2:08 PM ET

Watch "Restaurant Startup" every Tuesday for your chance to enter to win a CNBC deal night prize pack.

How to read a wine label like a pro Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 3:20 PM ET

Some might pick a wine bottle for its imagery, but its label can tell consumers so much more about what’s inside.

Smokin' hot in Texas—with no A/C Mon, 18 Aug '14 | 12:41 PM ET
Some food at "The Woodshed"

Tim Love takes us behind the scenes at his latest restaurant venture in Fort Worth, Texas: the Woodshed.

Doughnuts, Cronuts and ... Fonuts? Tue, 12 Aug '14 | 1:56 PM ET
Waylynn Luca’s bakery, Fonuts, in Los Angeles.

Waylynn Lucas is pushing the boundaries of circular sweets with her bakery, Fonuts, which specializes in faux doughnuts.

Restaurant mistakes to avoid Mon, 11 Aug '14 | 2:12 PM ET

Aspiring restaurant owners should avoid making these common rookie mistakes if they want to stay in business.

Where does Tim Love get margaritas? Tue, 5 Aug '14 | 4:37 PM ET
Chef and investor Tim Love, of CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup” in front of the restaurant Joe T. Garcia’s.

Every family has its secrets and the margarita recipe at Joe T. Garcia's has been guarded for almost 80 years.

Hot trends in the restaurant world Thu, 31 Jul '14 | 9:51 AM ET
Baked rabbit with bacon.

CNBC.com presents a list of the latest fads, offered up by those in the know.

Taking on Starbucks, one cup at a time Tue, 29 Jul '14 | 4:14 PM ET
A mug from Stumptown Coffee

Starbucks has over 400 locations in New York City, but Stumptown's taking a bite out of the biggest name in coffee.

One-dish restaurants: Just a fad? Fri, 25 Jul '14 | 4:42 PM ET

Joe Bastianich, Tim Love and Waylynn Lucas identified several trends that they’ve been seeing in the culinary world.

About the Hosts

  • Joe Bastianich Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Joe Bastianich's life charts a culinary adventure that ends with this nice Italian boy becoming one of America's premier restaurateurs - as well as a noted author, reality television personality, and eventually, a triathlete.

  • Tim Love Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Tim Love has a freewheeling personality that’s as bold as the signature, western cuisine he serves at his famous Texas restaurants.

  • Waylynn Lucas Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    Waylynn Lucas is a pastry chef who gives each of her fabulous dessert creations a modern twist.

About Restaurant Startup

On "Restaurant Startup" restaurateur and TV personality Joe Bastianich and chef and restaurant operator, Tim Love, vie against each other to invest their own money in food concepts they believe will make them millions. Each week, two teams will make their case to our investors, Joe Bastianich and Tim Love, for a shot at launching a temporary version of their great concept for a restaurant or a specialty food shop. Then we'll open the doors and test the concept on the public. At the end of the process, our two investors will decide whether or not they will put their own money on the line to make someone's dreams come true

Show Times

Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT

On the Next Episode

Tuesday, August 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Joe Bastianich and Tim Love hear a pitch from Mac-o-licious, a pair of divas from Los Angeles who claim to have the best Mac ‘n’ Cheese. By adding artisanal cheeses and high-end ingredients, they hope to get a shot at creating their dream restaurant. Next up is a pitch from a young couple who burst onto the San Francisco food scene with Bespoke Donuts, a made-to-order, hand-crafted doughnut restaurant offering both sweet and savory choices.

Contact Restaurant Startup

Restaurant Startup: Now Casting

Does your restaurant or food concept deserve an investment? "Restaurant Startup" is on a quest to discover, develop and invest in America's next generation of culinary superstars. Apply now!