Since late 2011, Robert Irvine has made a habit of coming to Santa Cruz County.
First, he transformed on his show "Restaurant: Impossible." Now he's back, this time in Aptos to , the Italian eatery on the bottom floor of the Bayview Hotel on Soquel Drive.
Filming began Wednesday morning, and Irvine took time away from shooting to sit down with Patch and talk about his return trip and the restoration project that will end Thursday evening with a grand re-opening.
Check out the video of our conversation above, and stay tuned to Patch for further coverage of this historic restaurant's planned comeback.
Are you going to the re-opening like we are? Are you excited to see the restaurant get some help? Tell us in the comments!