Hot Potato Cafe: Dropped
Indicators point to a closing of the Fishtown restaurant that Gordon Ramsay spruced up on Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares."
Even Gordon Ramsay couldn't save Hot Potato Cafe in Fishtown.
The disconnected phone number, a sign on the door, and plaintive comments on its Facebook page show that the three-year-old BYOB on Girard Avenue has closed. Management confirmed the closing Monday as its lease expires Aug. 31.
A Craiglist ad, posted Thursday, advertises the business as a "turn-key" operation because management is moving on.
The charismatic Ramsay visited the eatery last year for a makeover for Fox's Kitchen Nightmares that included decor and menu. Here's critic Brian McManus' take on the changes he observed after the makeover, which he compared to his visit in 2007.