24 Hour Restaurant Battle

Hosted by Scott Conant

Battle of the Home Cooks

It's Home Cook vs. Home Cook as a father/son team faces-off against two best friends in this battle to make their long-standing dreams a reality. Lad Dizon is willing to give up his career as a postman in Teaneck, N.J., to make his son Andrew's dream of opening his own restaurant come true. Neeka Dockeny, a stay-at-home mom from Philadelphia, and Dorinda Hampton, a New Castle, Del. bakery business owner, have been inseparable since age one. Some unexpected twists to their menus arise: The Dizons go back to their roots with a Filipino-American concept in a modern setting featuring exotic fare, while Neeka and Dorinda focus on a menu that is "not your grandmother's vegetarian." Judges include: Karine Bakhoum, Gabriella Gershenson, and Geoffrey Zakarian. (Episode: RT0106)