Gastonia restaurant transforming lives one plate at a time

Smith’s Soul Food Bistro in Gastonia was featured on the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” earlier this year.
They’re calling it the “Miracle on Chestnut Street.”
Published: Dec. 12, 2022 at 10:29 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QC Life) - They’re calling it the “Miracle on Chestnut Street.”

Smith’s Soul Food Bistro in Gastonia was featured on the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” earlier this year.

If you’ve never seen the show, celebrity chef Robert Irvine takes over a struggling restaurant for 48 hours to help turn things around.

But as QC Life’s Brian Stephenson found out, Chef Irvine helped more than just the business.

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