Top of the Morning, Sept. 9, 2018

Top of the Morning, Sept. 9, 2018

Their television debut is 9 p.m. Tuesday on Big Ten Network. But that's crunch time for the hardworking staff at Legends, a popular joint among the Campustown crowd.

So general manager Tracey Herbert scheduled a watch party at the restaurant for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, when more of his employees can sit back and soak in a replay of "Campus Eats" with limited interruptions.

"Hopefully it comes across in a positive light," Herbert said.

"Campus Eats," which showcases restaurants in the 14 Big Ten towns, last week kicked off Year 3 on BTN. Legends, which opened in 1998, is the first of three C-U stops in 2018-19. Coming later: visits to Seven Saints and Merry Ann's Diner.

In the first two seasons, "Campus Eats" cameras rolled at C-U staples Jarling's Custard Cup, Maize, Black Dog, Papa Del's and Cracked.

It's quite a production, Herbert said. After "Campus Eats" contacted him "out of the blue" last spring, the show's crew — including co-hosts Troy Johnson and Jenny Dell — spent an entire day at the Green Street eatery, filming and pigging out.

Why Legends?

"The atmosphere," Herbert said. "You feel comfortable here if you're a 50-year-old townie or a 21-year-old college student."