Bob Ross wrote:
It was a pleasure seeing her kick Bobby Flay's ass on TV tonight.
[Something about that guy irritates me -- even though I make his salmon dish on a regular basis.]
I missed the show, Bob, kind of wish I had seen it.
Lynn's is okay, although most local foodies think it odd that it gets a lot of national publicity that some of our more worthy eateries don't enjoy. It's a very tongue-in-cheek place with wacky decor, and it's sort of an offbeat fusion between urban diner and more upscale bistro. It's a very popular spot for weekend brunch but not really competitive at dinner time.
Lynn Winter, the proprietor, is a very nice person, but she's not the chef, and if the Flay show presented her as the cook, it was "scripted." The national media almost invariably presents it as a Southern, country-style spot, which is kind of strange, since it's an urban eatery in a city neighborhood, and while it has biscuits and cobblers and other Southern-style dishes (in very large portions), it's not really anything like what you'd encounter in a rural village. Or anywhere else. It's just Lynn's.
I wouldn't rank it in our top 20 restaurants and possibly not in the top 50, but it's the one place that Food TV and other visiting food folks almost always end up, perhaps because it's literally unique, and easy to find from downtown.
My last review of it is several years old, but still pretty much captures it:
Lynn's Paradise Cafe