Michael's Porthole

Michael's Porthole, a waterfront seafood restaurant on Long Island, N.Y., is struggling to survive after a string of disasters left the restaurant in serious disrepair. Owner Michael believes the original restaurant can survive if they can get out of debt, while his son and executive chef, Mike Jr., feels strongly that an Italian concept will get diners in the doors year round. Chef Rocco DiSpirito intervenes, dividing the space and helping them develop their menus: After opening both restaurants for one night, Rocco decides which concept will give the family the best chance of success. (Episode: VR0106H)