Fieri came, he ate, he put us on TV
Who needs a date or a party on Friday nights when you’ve got “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”? You may have heard that Guy Fieri popped into to town a while back and filmed at some local restaurants. (If you didn’t hear, you were probably on a silent retreat in Tibet and you don’t care anyway.)
If you do care, grab your favorite beverage and some Fritos, pajama-fy yourself and tune into the Food Network tonight (Dec. 5), Dec. 12 and Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. to see Des Moines in the glowing light of Fieri’s bright “blonde” hair. An episode that featured Patton’s already aired (sorry, we were not apprised). If you missed it, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” episodes run back to back for nearly 12 hours a day (really), so it’s bound to be shown again at some point.
Tonight, Dec. 5, tune in to see Smokey D’s, Des Moines’ winningest competition barbecue joint, wow Fieri with homemade apple dumplings. Mi Patria, an Ecuadoran restaurant in West Des Moines is also featured. Bonus: There are recipes for the apple dumplings and Mi Patria’s tortilla de yucca on the Food Network site (Episode: DV2112H “Fresh Fish & Funky Chicken). On Dec. 12 George the Chili King gets its 15ish minutes of fame (Episode: DV2113H “Oldies but Goodies).
Then tune in again on Jan. 16, when Tacopocalypse and Flying Mango cook their way into Fieri’s heart. Tacopocalypse is described as a “joint serving up unique burritos alongside off-the-chain bulgogi masa fries.” Flying Mango is a “Southern spot cooking up all the classics, from ribs and red beans and rice to catfish cakes and collards” (Episode: DV2201H “Fish, Fries & Feet).
Fieri also ate dinner at Malo with his crew on Oct. 1 and racked up a $300 tab (which your trusty hometown newspaper documented). Malo was not part of the show. But a Guy’s gotta eat (and eat and eat) right?
Come on back, Guy, there are more where those came from.