Thursday, October 29, 2009

Food Network spotted in Charlotte


Callers report spotting the Food Network crew from "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" -- the show in which wild-haired Guy Fieri waxes philosophic (and enthusiastically hungry) about all sorts of places and specialties -- filming around town. Among the reported locations: Jake's Good Eats, South 21, Cabo Fish Taco, dish and Landmark Diner. It's my understanding that mum's the word from restaurant owners, but you can hardly expect excited diners to keep secrets...

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heard via a very good source that he indeed is filming a spot in Cabo Fish Taco and it will be featured.

Anonymous said...

Landmark? really? Did he stop by San Remo after?

Anonymous said...

I saw him in the Gateway Village Starbucks on Tuesday morning around 8am.

Anonymous said...

San Remo is closed

Rob said...

Definitely saw him taping at South 21 yesterday at noon. Red Camaro convertible and him in the parking lot with the cameraman shooting. I'd have stopped but quickly crossing two lanes of traffic on Independence is out of the question at any hour of the day or night.

704Champ said...

This guy is so annoying in those TGI Friday's commercials

Anonymous said...

Guy posted a comment and picture on his Twitter account that he was indeed filming at South 21. I saw his crew and red convertible at Cabo Fish Taco during lunch. The crew was interviewing diners while periodically telling the rest of us to keep our voices down!

Anonymous said...

Wish they would have done Mert's!

Anonymous said...

They were at Landmark this past Tuesday. The show will be aired in the spring.

Anonymous said...

For gosh's sakes, don't let him go to Mert's. I got a fruit fly as an extra ingredient in my salad that I ordered there and they still MADE ME PAY FOR IT! That place is terrible and I'll never go back.

Anonymous said...

Yep...he swung by the Penguin too but don't think they were filming there.

Anonymous said...

I keep meaning to email him to go to Lupe's Cafe. Somebody grab him and send him there. That place is in his wheelhouse.

Anonymous said...

I hope he does go to Jake's Good Eats. That is an awesome place. Small, but very good food. Gotta try their fried oyster appetizers!

Anonymous said...

He will be at Landmakr again on Sunday.

Doug Siefil said...

Yeah, he missed out if he didn't go to Merts.

Anonymous said...

He ought to go to Q2U BBQ Pit in Lake Wylie!!

Anonymous said...

Merts is a JOKE! I am suprised you folks do not want him to go to the sacred ground where the Coffee Cup once stood and place a wreath.

Anonymous said...

He's an even bigger idiot than he looks if he doesn't go to Brooks' Sandwich House.

Anonymous said...

why does he need to wear a wristband?

Anonymous said...

missing out on moosehead

Anonymous said...

They already did a segment on The Penguin and BBQ king a couple of years ago. He could have been in The Penguin to check up.

Anonymous said...

He did the Penguin and BBQ King last year. He should do Price's or Zack's.

Anonymous said...

Send him to Mac's Speed Shop

Steve said...

>>I got a fruit fly as an extra ingredient in my salad that I ordered there and they still MADE ME PAY FOR IT!

They couldn't have charged you much for the fruit fly: they're tiny. But it is almost pure protein and fiber, I realize.

Anonymous said...

ah moosehead..Yep a place he should def. go! I'm there at least once a week if not twice!

Anonymous said...

Last July, I heard from someone that he was going to be at Hinson's Drive-In in Matthews NC. I had never heard of the place, but it is out Independence Blvd - next to the topless place! Seems pretty far-fetched to me, looks more like a dump than a dive!!

Anonymous said...

He comes to the Penguin often when not working or in the general area, even when he's not filming.

Anonymous said...

He's on the road so much and away from his family. The wristband is a sign to his oldest son that Guy is remembering him. His son wears one too when dad's away. Guy is very into his family. Very admirable.

Anonymous said...

What's about Price's Chicken Coop or Green's?!?!?!?

J said...

Mert's is the worst restaurant in the world. Food is good, but there is absolutely no business in the world that has worse customer service. I'll never go back.

Glad he went to Cabo. I used to live in NoDa and loved that place.

Anonymous said...

Jake's Good Eats is awesome! I'm so glad he went there. It's right in Guy's wheelhouse as far as out of the way little places with unbelievably good food! If you haven't gone there yet you should!

www.jakesgoodeats.com

Anonymous said...

Hinson's is actually really good food and it is a dive but thats kinda the show

Anonymous said...

I second the motion to send him to Brooks' Sandwich Shop - can't get enough of those burgers.

Anonymous said...

sorry... make that Brooks' Sandwich House

Adrian DeVore said...

Too bad that Mert's and Zada Jane's didn't make the cut! I've been to Cabo Fish Taco and never had a bad meal there.

Anonymous said...

great show---but did I see an ambulance following this guys Camaro? Yes, he'll die with a smile on his face, but he's a heart attack waiting to happen...hey---maybe he'll croak while downing some greasy burger and Charlotte will get some news coverage about a topic that is NOT banking related!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Definitely get him to Brooks Sandwich House!

Prodentite said...

Can't beat Jake's Good Eats!
Get the shrimp po boy... best I've had, including Nawlins.

Jake's Good Eats

Anonymous said...

All of the locations mentioned are true...My suggestion for a visit is Mac Speed Shop

Anonymous said...

He should try Lebowski's on East Blvd as well. Best wings in town and a beef on weck that melts in your mouth. Burgers and BBQ is incredible also.

Anonymous said...

He is missing out if he does not stop in Moosehead for some wings and other great food!

Anonymous said...

Jakes good Eats? Heard of it, but never been there. I heard Jake Delhomme was the mastermind behind it and planned to open it for a while, but he dropped the ball and someone else opened it. Haha..had to say it..no truth to it as far as I know, but Jake Delhomme dropping the ball...haha...gets paid $20 mill to drop it!

I vote for Showmars...hahaha. Charlotte's own little good food fast place.

Anonymous said...

BROOKS!!! I could eat that everyday.

Anonymous said...

He will get to Mac's Speed Shop when the smoke clears in January.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else see the irony in the Food Network sending a person who does T.G.I.Friday's commercials to cover the Charlotte food scene? Let's get excited when someone like Anthony Bourdain comes to town.

Anonymous said...

Wish he would go to Community Culinary School off Remount Rd. where they train the unemployed in culinary skills. A great tie in would be to go to Sadie's which just won Soul Food restaurant of the year and was one of their first graduates. An incredible story- check out their website and go next Thurs for a FREE gourmet meal that the students cook. They also make all 800 meals each day for Friendship Trays...

Anonymous said...

I know I'll be chastised, but... Where is this Brooks Sandwich House place?

Anonymous said...

Saw him in Charlotte airport on Thursday morning, 10/22

DWright1 said...

I can see him going to Zada Jane's. But if he does, he better plan a 2-part episode. The first half will be "Guy Waits for a Server".

Anonymous said...

HA! Then the second half can show Guy finishing his cup of coffee and waiting 20 minutes for a refill. Its no secret ZJ has bad service, I just can't understand why so many people put up with it.