Restaurant Impossible is visiting a little restaurant in the Kansas City metro named Poco’s. They are there right now, as I type this, remaking Poco’s interior, tearing down the menu and likely putting something in place that is smaller and uses fresher ingredients. I’ve only been to Poco’s one time myself. I had some tacos that were okay, but what stuck out to me was how hungry I was when I left. The serving was very small and they didn’t have the customary bottomless chips and salsa you get at every Mexican restaurant in the area. While Poco’s considers itself more “Latin” than “Mexican”, the menu was more Mexican and customers likely made the comparison to Mexican restaurants. I don’t know if I was just there on an off day, but it doesn’t surprise me that they were a candidate for Robert Irvine’s Restaurant Impossible.
In the spirit of Restaurant Impossible being in my neck of the woods, I wanted to share this article from the New York Times about some restaurants that recieved the Restaurant Impossible treatment. As a restaurant and food service consultant, I’m not one to suggest that anyone can fix a restaurant in 48 hours, but it sure makes for fun television.
After the cameras leave the kitchen… from the New York Times – July 9, 2012