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Maggie’s Farm Featured Tonight on “Restaurant Divided”

Look out tonight for a local Maryland restaurant being featured on the FoodNetwork

By Suzanne Loudermilk Haughey | November 7, 2013, 1:00 pm

-Courtesy of Food Network
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Maggie’s Farm Featured Tonight on “Restaurant Divided”

Look out tonight for a local Maryland restaurant being featured on the FoodNetwork

By Suzanne Loudermilk Haughey | November 7, 2013, 1:00 pm

-Courtesy of Food Network

The owners of Maggie’s Farm in Lauraville get a starring role tonight on the Food Network show Restaurant Divided. And, surprise, Baltimore restaurateurs Cindy Wolf and Tony Foreman are a judge and mentor, respectively, on the show.

What a collaboration. The show airs at 10 p.m. with a viewing party being held at Freddie’s Ale House in Parkville.

I’m especially intrigued by a Facebook comment made today by Maggie’s Farm sous chef Sarah Acconcia:

“Come to Freddie’s tonight to watch me get the rage on national tv.”

Go, Sarah! Here’s the situation:

Maggie’s Farm, in the former Chameleon spot, has been struggling, according to the show’s promo. It’s been losing money despite being recognized for its food (including being picked as one of our magazine’s “Hot Spots for Brunch and Breakfast” in October).

Not sure what to do about the situation, the restaurant turned to Restaurant Divided—which helps family restaurants on the brink of failure—and its host/chef Rocco DiSpirito for help.

The owners are divided over two concepts they think will save their business. Matthew wants to serve Southern-influenced small plates and deluxe cocktails, while Laura wants to stick with the restaurant's “farm-to-table” format, making some improvements.

Enter Cindy, the award-winning chef of Charleston, and business partner Tony. Cindy discusses the concepts and menus with Rocco, while Tony helps the owners on the business side.

We’ll find out tonight how it’s resolved. I can’t wait to watch.




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