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CdA’s Roosevelt to host Fox’s ‘Hotel Hell’

Here’s a chance for a taste of dining purgatory.

Gordon Ramsay and crew will be shooting an episode of his new Fox television show, “Hotel Hell,” at the Roosevelt Inn in Coeur d’Alene starting Monday through Feb. 24.

For those familiar with Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares” show, “Hotel Hell” has a similar format with the celebrity chef offering ideas to help turn struggling business around.

While filming is happening, the restaurant and inn will be open by reservation only. Producers are looking for people who want to dine or stay there during the filming and be a part of the show. It is not a free ride. Those who dine will have to pay for their meals and drinks. Rooms will only be available on a select night and rates have not yet been determined, but guests will pay for their room. Those who stay will be asked for feedback by Ramsay.

For a chance to dine or stay, email reservation requests to Be sure to include your first and last name, phone number and the number in your party in the request.

The Great Gadsby

Hayden cook Robert Gadsby is having a run of good luck with recipe contest entries.

This time, he’s one of 12 finalists in the Hungry Jack “Use Up The Box” recipe contest. In August, Hungry Jack invited cooks to submit original recipes using pancake mix, syrup or potatoes in categories including brunch, comfort food, appetizers and sweet treats. The finalists can win a year’s worth of free groceries and consumers’ votes will help determine who wins.

Gadsby has two recipes among the final dozen that were chosen after an initial round of judging. His recipe for Mini Maple Bacon Beignets is a finalist in the brunch category, which also includes recipes for Denver Haystacks and Potato, Smoked Gouda and Apple Cups.

In the appetizer category, Gadsby’s recipe for Spanish-Style Potato Croquettas with Smoked Paprika Aioli is facing Crispy Chicken with Maple-Dijon Dipping Sauce and Crispy Corn Fritters with Creamy Maple Chipotle Sauce.

Hungry Jack is owned by the J.M. Smucker Company.

To vote in the contest, go to All of the recipes are posted there. We’ve got Gadsby’s recipes inside today’s Food section. Those who vote in the contest qualify for a chance to win a daily prize, including a selection of Hungry Jack brand products.

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