Johnny Cakes makes Food Network debut, May 29


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n April, members of the Nyack community came together to restore Johnny Cakes Diner to its former glory for a new Food Network show called “American Diner Revival.” The episode premieres at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29.

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The show is hosted by Amanda Freitag, an acclaimed New York City chef and restaurateur who you might recognize as a frequent judge on Food Network’s “Chopped,” and Ty Pennington, the carpenter and host best known from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

Here is the Johnny Cakes “American Diner Revival” episode description, courtesy of Food Network.

“From Bland to Glam”
Longtime friends Ben, Brian and Mike bought Johnny Cakes diner in Nyack, New York to save it from extinction, but now someone needs to help save them. Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag have their hands full with rocking booths, boring burgers, and an all-round dull presentation but with only 32 hours will they be able to do everything that is needed? With a plan to create a new twist on the beloved Johnny Cake, add a scrumptious burger slider/milk shake pairing, and completely overhaul the entire diner before the guys get back for the surprise of their lifetime, time is definitely not on their side.

If you go …
Johnny Cakes, 84 Main St., Nyack, 845-675-7373, Facebook: Johnny Cakes.


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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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