Next Episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is
Season 29 / Episode 8 and airs on 15 December 2018 02:00
With roadside diners, vintage drive-ins and out-of-the-way "dives" enjoying a resurgence of hipness among foodies, host Guy Fieri travels across America in search of some of the best "greasy spoon" eateries. The restaurants that Guy visits are usually well-known among locals and other people in the region. While at each location, Fieri talks to the staff as well as the customers to get their thoughts on the food. Many episodes feature eateries that are connected by a common thread, such as burgers or comfort foods but its all here on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
On this special, hourlong trip, Guy's taking us on a tour of Ferndale, Calif., which is not only his hometown, but one of many small towns in Humboldt County with righteous food and a whole lotta flair. There's the generations-old apple orchard with a special place in Guy's heart, to the local's watering hole where Guy first experienced work life in the kitchen; the old-school butcher and the artisan cheese maker. This is a super chef's hometown tour you won't wanna miss!
This trip, Guy's gettin' a taste of New York in and out of the Big Apple. In Eureka, Calif., the Bronx-bred pizza maker bringing unique Neapolitan-style pies to northern California. In Queens, N.Y., the filmmaker turned chef making a huge proposal and kickin' out killer dishes like the spicy atomic fireballs. And in New York's Lower East Side, the farm to table spot taking fresh and local to a whole new level, servin' up standout seasonal sammies like the winter pig.
This trip, Guy's rolling up to some joints pullin' out all the stops. In New York's East Village, the neighborhood spot plating up a standout burger worthy of a four star review. In Eureka, Calif., the popular hangout servin' up all kinds of local favorites fired up in the righteous oven, from roasted oysters to wild mushroom cobbler. And in Ridgewood, N.Y., the rocking Vietnamese joint in an obscure industrial park kickin' out authentic dishes like banh xeo and suon nuong xa.
This trip, Guy's gettin' into the heart of some long-standing traditions. In Miami, Fla., the Asian fusion spot delivering the bomb dot com Brussels sprouts and going all out ducky on the sous vide sammie. In Eureka, Calif., the soul food spot takin' a page out of grandma's cookbook with down home favorites like jerk fried chicken and shrimp and crawfish etouffee. And in midtown New York, the Italian pizza maker schooling Guy and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian on the authentic Neapolitan technique behind standout pizzas like pistacchio e salsiccia and montanara starita.
This trip, Guy's checking out some spots keepin' it all in the family. In New York's Lower East Side, the sibling spot starting at the very beginning — pickling, smoking, curing and fermenting, everything from the goat necks to chicken wings to pig ears. In Eureka, California the husband and wife team cranking out Mediterranean favorites like the lamb plate alongside bar standards like the pulled pork po' boy. And in Miami, Fla., the Southern-bred brother/sister duo servin' up grandma's lowcountry recipes with unique touches on favorites like whole fried snapper and beer braised baby back ribs.
This trip, Guy's checking out some of the awesome eats of the island — Key West, Fla., that is. From a funky little shack servin' up New England seafood with coastal twists to a husband/wife team dishing up standout fish tacos just down the street. And a trip to this eclectic oasis wouldn't be complete without a stop to the teeny tiny food cart crankin' out hundreds of Asian/Caribbean fusion dishes a day.
This trip, Guy's getting into a festival of flavorful faves. In Miami, Fla., the local watering hole puttin' a unique spin on standard bar food with the loaded chimi burrito and lobster lollipops. In Sandy, Utah, the mountain town favorite scratch-makin' everything from breads to smoked meats and a creative combos like Canadian bacon and potato croquettes and white bean and steak pizza. And in Salt Lake City, the New Jersey native serving up authentic Italian family recipes like the larger than life ten ounce meatball.
This trip, Guy's got the goods on stick-to-your-ribs knockouts from the ski slopes to the sea. In Miami, Fla., the law student who switched out his suit for a chef coat is killing it with all kinds of comfort food like spicy oxtail and big ragu. In Park City, Utah, the local boy serving low brow gourmet grub like the signature chivito club and chicken bowl with rice, and the mom and pop ski lodge keepin' the snow bunnies fed on flavorful favorites like pork osso buco, vegetarian mushroom stroganoff and crispy pork belly.
This trip, Guy's cruisin' through Hawaii for an authentic taste of Oahu. In Waipahu, the family-run Filipino joint serving up scratch-made favorites straight outta mama's cookbook like the lechon special and pork adobo fried rice. In Kailua, the tiny cafe serving up modern twists on Hawaiian classics like red curry fish and the super flavorful Mandarin duck confit. And on the windward side of the island, in Kaneohe, the tiny authentic Hawaiian drive-in where a world-class chef is crankin' out crazy fresh fish like pan-fried ono and signature ahi cakes.
This trip, Guy's steppin' up to unique grills on the mainland and beyond. In Miami, Fla., the husband/wife duo serving up classic Americana with a 21st century twist like the smoky fried chicken and Buffalo-style pig wings. In Orange County, Calif., the anything-but-average taco truck grilling steaks for the drunken torta and deep frying green chicken chilaquiles. And on Oahu, Hawaii, Guy's favorite rotisserie chicken joint cranking out the island's signature huli huli chicken.
This trip, Guy's diggin' into some diverse dishes on both sides of the Pacific. In Los Angeles, the East Coast buddies piling on a plateful of guilty pleasures like the Fat Jerry sammie, a smorgasbord of fried favorites from chicken fingers to mozzarella sticks to steak. In Monterey, Calif., the boat-to-table spot on the pier crankin' out all kinds of fresh fish like the abalone sliders and the seasonal crab feast. In Aiea, Hawaii, the double-duty bowling alley/restaurant is keeping it funky with one of DDD's best-ever oxtail soups and the flavorful grilled turkey sandwich.
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