Restaurant Startup

Inside L.A.'s hottest restaurant

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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.

Want to reserve a table? Buy a ticket Tue, 22 Jul '14 | 1:28 PM ET
Waylynn Lucas, from CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup” and Ludo Lefebvre, chef and co-host of “The Taste.”

If you want to at eat at Trois Mec, there are a couple of things you should know.

Will farm-to-table work in Texas? Mon, 14 Jul '14 | 4:08 PM ET
Tristan Simon (left), founder of Consilient Hospitality and Chef Tim Love of CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup”

The farm-to-table movement has yet to really catch on in Texas but Tim Love thinks that is going to change.

Signs that you’re in a bad restaurant Fri, 11 Jul '14 | 9:00 AM ET

Joe Bastianich, Tim Love and Waylynn Lucas each give their three telltale signs you're in a bad restaurant.

Surviving the cutthroat restaurant industry Tue, 8 Jul '14 | 12:17 PM ET
Joe Bastianich (left) of CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup” and Jonny Cohen, owner of 8th Street Wine Cellar in New York City.

Joe Bastianich discusses how to survive as a restaurateur in a not-so-thriving economy.

Tastes like chicken: Extreme cuisine Thu, 3 Jul '14 | 10:11 AM ET

It’s called “extreme cuisine,” and even a chef who’s seen and tasted it all might have second thoughts about trying it.

Decision time Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 11:53 AM ET

Kones by K wants to redefine the waffle cone and Knead wants to give bread a makeover. Which business will Joe and Tim decide should move forward?

'I'd like to have a word with you' Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 11:54 AM ET

When Waylynn comes to check in on Kones by K, she finds that Kristine may not have been honest about certain things.

Under pressure Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 11:56 AM ET

Joe and Tim check in and find out there may not be enough cones for all the customers waiting.

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, July 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Small-plate concepts are taking L.A. by storm. First up, Bling Bling Dumplings, is a catering and farmer’s market staple in the city. Next, Joe Bastianich and Tim Love hear from a Michelin-trained chef and his wife who want to transition their Mills & Co brand of high-quality charcuterie from selling at local farmers markets to a combined restaurant/retail space.

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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!