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Austin Food & Wine Festival partner to star in ‘Restaurant Startup’

Matthew Odam

New reality series “Restaurant Startup” premieres on July 8 at 9 p.m. The eight-episode series stars Joe Bastianich and Austin Food and Wine Festival partner chef Tim Love of Fort Worth. Each week would-be restaurateurs put together a restaurant brand, strategy and operation and pitch the two food celebrities in hopes of getting the men to invest their own money in the concepts. Something tells me Love has the personality to draw some viewers.