For restaurateurs running failing ventures across the nation, Chef Robert Irvine is a culinary savior. On the Food Network show Restaurant: Impossible, Chef Irvine leads an overhaul of these drowning restaurants in just two days with a budget of only $10,000. His takeovers include revamping the menu, space, décor, and management with a no-holds-barred approach that leads to some truly remarkable transformations. Chef Irvine, who has also hosted Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America and The Next Iron Chef, is making a live appearance at the OC Fair to share some of his techniques from the kitchen. So forget turning on the TV to catch a glimpse of this celebrity chef, and head to the fair where you can munch on something bacon-wrapped and deep-fried while getting that copy of Impossible to Easy signed.
Thu., July 26, 1 p.m., 2012