‘Restaurant Impossible’ films in Pineville

The Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” and host/chef Robert Irvine hit Sweet Tea’s in Pineville to film yesterday and today (Wednesday), with the restaurant having its “grand re-opening” tonight. The episode is expected to air late February/early March.

The show’s premise: Irvine swoops in for two days with $10,000 to see if he can save “desperate restaurants from impending failure.” Owners David and Dana Cohen have had Sweet Tea’s for three years. According to an associate producer, thousands of restaurants apply for the show’s help, it’s the network’s top-rated show, having overhauled 63 places since January 2011