Robert Irvine, the chef from the Food Network TV show, “Restaurant Impossible,” has chosen the Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub as his next rescue project.

Irvine and his construction and film crews will be in town next week to start work on the business, and they’re seeking volunteers who want to give a hand. Here’s the schedule:
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 8 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
They need anyone who can help with tasks as small as pushing a broom to swinging hammers, unskilled and skilled trades alike.  Sounds like a fun way to volunteer.
If you don’t have time to volunteer but want to be on hand for the grand reopening of Coach Lamp, you can now start calling the restaurant at 502-583-9165 to secure your seat.
Of course, TV cameras will be there for that event, too, so if you’re the type seeking that precious 15 seconds of fame, this could be your chance to chow down and chat on camera.
In case you’re wondering why Coach Lamp was chosen, the Food Network says the goal of the show is to help save “America’s most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days with only $10,000.”
Whether Coach Lamp was facing such a fate, we don’t know, but the lower Highlands restaurant has been off the foodie radar for some time now.
The good news is the place and its owners, Gail and Billy Darling, are going to get some help from a very high profile personality and his show.