March 24, 2011 01:30 PM by Lisa Princ
This week on NBC‘s newest competition show America’s Next Great Restaurant‘s we said goodbye to Marisa Zofran and her heart healthy stir fry concept. In a post elimination interview with NBC, Marisa shares her experience on the show!
America’s Next Great Restaurant Marisa Zofran had high hopes when she entered the competition but she is still disappointed that it ended so early. Marisa feels she should have been kept around longer and that she should have been given some more credit as she told NBC “I was so proud of myself that I was manning a station where you had to do everything from start to finish. Originally two people were supposed to manage the station and the fact that I was rocking and rolling on my own felt good. I don’t think I was given enough credit for the job I did.” in regards to the Chipotle experience.
When asked what the best part of her experience was, Marisa replied with “Up until the show it was just a pipe dream. I think what the show did is make me realize this is all doable… with a lot of hard work. It gave me insight into some amazing minds (the judges/investors) in the industry and the steps that it takes. Even though I didn’t make it all the way, I made it farther than most, so it gave me confidence to get out there and do it.”
It may also come as no shock that when asked who else’s restaurant she would dine at, Alex was not on that list. She did have a few choice places though that she would dine at as she shared “Well of course I’d eat at Wok the most… but after that I’d definitely hit up Meltworks (although too much and my waistline will grow!) and Saucy Balls, because my favorite cuisine is Italian, hands down (I actually lived in Italy and studied cooking and wine there). The other two would be The Tiffin Box, because I’m a big fan of Indian cuisine, and Stephanie’s idea, Compleat, because of the healthy factor. After all, when you live in New York City with a horrible kitchen and exorbitantly priced groceries, you eat out a lot.”
To read Marisa’s full interview, check out NBC’s Marisa Zofran Exit Interview and then be sure to tune in Sunday for a brand new episode of America’s Next Great Restaurant on NBC!
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