If you're dining at Yanni's Greek Restaruant in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood next week, it's probably Chef Gordon Ramsay, the star of TV's Kitchen Nightmares. You know, the show where the guy drops in to troubled restaurants and gives them some tough love as he whips the place into shape? He's going to be working his magic on Yanni's. I'm not sure what the problem is -- they get pretty positive Yelp reviews, so it's not clear why they need Ramsay to come in and start yelling at everybody, but apparently you can make a reservation to dine at Yanni's during Ramsay's visit. Don't contact the restaurant, though -- you have to email the producers of the show. According to the Phnneywood blog:
Producer Joe Di Lauro contacted us to say they’re looking for people to dine at Yanni’s during filming. To make reservations to eat during filming, diners need to email the producers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations can’t be made through Yanni’s. Dinner patrons need to be at least 18 years old, and are responsible for paying for their own meals and drinks.
Have fun, and if you go to Yanni's you simply must try the Spanakopitakia Piatela. Fantastic. (If it stays on the menu!)