Can Saigon 39 restaurant be redeemed? Find out tonight on the Cooking Channel

11/26/2013 11:43 AM

11/26/2013 9:44 PM

Cooking Channel’s “Restaurant Redemption” was in town recently to record a segment at locally owned Saigon 39.

The restaurant, 1806 1/2 W. 39th St., was founded more than two decades ago by Mimi Perkins. Now her children, Linda Bruce and Victor Perkins, are at the helm and “business has plummeted,” according to the reality show.

The siblings prefer to say sales have “dropped.”

Saigon’s segment will premiere at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, , on the Cooking Channel. Host Ching-He Huang will have some strong advice: Bring the dishes and the decor into the 21st century.

She also says Mimi Perkins, who is “retired” but still the boss, needs to step back and let her children run Saigon 39.

Join the Discussion

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service