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Kitchen Nightmares on the Hunt for Bad L.A. Restaurants

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Do you have a favorite restaurant in L.A. that has suddenly taken a turn for the worst or seen an eatery with great potential but no know-how? Well, it's Gordon Ramsay to the rescue. You might recognize his name from that restaurant at the London but he's actually a celebrity chef in several food-related reality shows. And his show on Fox, Kitchen Nightmares, is currently on the hunt for down-and-out restaurants in Los Angeles (as well as Boston, Philadelphia, the Tri-State area and all of Florida) to transform into Michelin-worthy dining destinations. Think Extreme Makeover: The Foodie's Edition.

They're taking nominations, so now's your chance to help your favorite neighborhood hang or clueless mom-and-pop operation or diamond-in-the-rough eatery. If the show picks them, Mr. Ramsay will show up at their establishment and beat them, er, we mean, work with them for a week to help troubleshoot their issues to make them a successful restaurant. We're talking restaurant makeover, menu redo, and all that good stuff. (Remember when Ramsay gave local eatery Sebastian's the Nightmares treatment...then it closed down? He also gave Sante La Brea the Ramsay touch.)

Got any ideas? In the comments, include the name and location of the restaurant and a brief explanation of why you think it deserves to be considered for Kitchen Nightmares.