Southside Restaurant Getting Help From Unlikely Source

 Southside Restaurant Getting Help From Unlikely Source

The Food Network Series “Restaurant Impossible” is making it possible for a Southside restaurant to get the much-needed renovations it needs.

The series producers have called on volunteers to help in the rebuilding, painting, decorating and cleaning of Josephine’s Cooking. The Chatham soul food restaurant is co-owned by Josephine Wade and Victor Love (mother and son team). Known as “Mother Wade,” part of 79th street was designated to honor the woman who has spent decades of working to better her community.

This is the second time Josephine’s is getting some much-needed help. Last year, thieves stole from the restaurant – taking its copper wire from the electrical system.

Chef Robert Irvine is hosting the latest episodes of Restaurant Impossible, which originally aired from 2011 to 2016. New episodes can be seen starting Saturday. The original show visited restaurants in various locations including Copper Still in Crestwood, Zest Bistro in Downers Grove, Angelo’s Restaurant in Woodstock and Valley Inn in Palos Hills.

Despite getting help, both Zest Bistro and Angelo’s shut their doors.