Chip and Joanna Gaines’s new restaurant, Magnolia Table, opened this week, and on Tuesday, the behind-the-scenes process from conception to construction to finished product was revealed on the penultimate episode of Fixer Upper.
Obviously, the space is classic Chip and Jo. The couple took the oldest restaurant in Waco, Texas, the Elite Cafe, and gave it a modern farmhouse upgrade complete with vaulted ceilings, exposed and restored shiplap, witty metal signs, custom subway tile, extra-long wood tables (designed by Clint Harp, of course), and other design and construction elements the Gaineses have become famous for.
However, while fans of the show know that Jo is a master baker and Chip is a ham-sandwich connoisseur, whether or not the mavens behind the Magnolia empire have a flair for crafting a menu too had yet to be revealed.
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And while discussing what dishes would be featured in the restaurant, Chip and Jo got into a heated debate about the merits of avocado toast. “That’s disgusting, babe — nobody wants avocado on their toast,” Chip told Jo, who dismissed his claim with a wave and an “I’m done.” He went on to finish eating his pancakes and eat his wife’s bacon.
To get the public’s opinion, Chip commandeered the sign outside of the restaurant to ask passersby to honk once for yes to avocado toast and twice for no.
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When the episode aired, many took to social media to weigh in as well.
“If you want avocado toast you’re not welcome here.” Well said Chip.
— Brecka Moore (@BreckaMoore) March 28, 2018
— Patty Ray (@PattyRay1111) March 28, 2018
I love Chip's use of the marquee sign to ask if people want avocado toast. #FixerUpper …I'd vote no.
— Amy (@Amy_blueeyes) March 28, 2018
LOVE avocado toast!! Sorry Chip.
— Ellen Brink (@ellenb33) March 28, 2018
“If you want avocado on your toast you’re not welcome!” I’m actually Chip Gaines
— Payt (@paytontaughtyou) March 28, 2018
@joannagaines Thanks. Now I want avocado toast. Tell Chip avocados are the best!
— Isabel Archer (@BlueEMT) March 28, 2018
avocado toast is the bomb, but the avocados have to be mashed on the toast. lox, capers, dill, and even an egg makes it extra delicious! #ishouldknowcuzhubbymakesitforme
— Jodi (@lahockeygirl) March 28, 2018
Obviously, enough people sided with Jo because the dish made the cut. The Magnolia Table version of the popular open-faced sandwich consists of wheat-berry toast with garlic aioli, fresh avocado served with red pepper flakes, sea salt, and a lemon wedge on the side. It’s finished with micro greens tossed with basil oil. It’s selling for $8, but a poached egg can be added for $1.50.
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