HELL'S KITCHEN: L-R: Contestant Barbie with host / chef Gordon Ramsay in the all-new Tower of Terror episode of HELLS KITCHEN airing Friday, Oct. 13 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

We watched Gordon Ramsay rip Trolley Stop to bits, and we have questions

Really, does anyone order nachos at Trolley Stop?

by Mary Staes | January 3, 2019

Wednesday night, New Orleanians gathered around the TV, smartphones in hand, to watch Gordan Ramsay rip 24-hour diner Trolley Stop to bits.

But, like so many of you, we have questions. Sure, we get the issues with management and ownership trickle down. But really, does anyone order nachos at Trolley Stop?

We also think they should have gone around 2 a.m. on a Saturday, when every single table is full, and everyone is too drunk to care that it took an hour to get your food.

(Psst…we went to lunch there after the makeover. Click here to see what happened.)

But we digress. Here’s what you guys had to say about the Season 2 premiere of Fox’s “24 Hours to Hell and Back” featuring The Trolley Stop:

Also, the restaurant managed to get in a social media tiff with NOLA.com columnist Jarvis DeBerry, who dined there after the filming. DeBerry chronicled his experience with a “deconstructed po-boy”.

Here was the restaurant’s response:

Curiously, the 24-hour joint was closed the night the show aired…


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Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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