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Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Filming Completed In South Florida

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Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives starring Guy Fieri was in town this weekend filming 4 episodes that probably won’t be airing til’ the summer. There was a hush over twitter land or at least it seemed that way as we were told to keep hush about the filming. Two other episodes were shot in the Keys but my information tentacles do not reach that far south so I’m clueless about it.

Blue Collar, The Federal, Latin House Burger & Taco Bar and Sakaya Kitchen were filmed for Food Network’s top show. The 4 restaurants chosen represent a great variety of comfort food, which is what I love about Miami’s still growing food scene.

Why would I write this post after the fact? Well, mostly because I wasn’t interested in messing up their shot at TV immortality. Also, I thought everyone out in Miami-land should know, cause once those episodes air it’s gonna become impossible to eat at one of these joints. And yes, that’s a good thing.

One last thing before I get bombarded with comments about Guy Fieri, I can confirm that he is a down to earth and cool dude. He and his show have a done a great service to Mom & Pop shops around the United States and I respect him greatly for that. I never believed the propaganda being spread by the Acolytes of Anthony Bourdain.

Thanks to Latin House Burger & Taco Bar & Sakaya Kitchen for the invites to appear on their episodes.

Here are some pics from the last few days.

Blue Collar:

Blue Collar - Guy Fieri

The Federal:

The Federal - Guy Fieri

Latin House Burger & Taco Bar:



Sakaya Kitchen:



All pictures courtesy of Blue Collar, Latin House Burger & Taco and Sakaya Kitchen.

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  • Jean Andres De Boyrie

    Didn’t Sakaya in midtown close??

  • Did it take him 1 hour to get his food at Latin House like it takes me?

    • Someone is passive aggressive this afternoon.

      • Not even fronting, 100% super passive-aggression here. Then again, when you’re batting 0/4…

  • Nelson Vega

    Although I’m a huge fan of the muffin tops and Mad Love, my favorite is the Chimi Burrito. And the Pig Wings. If you want fast, then fast food it. Each item is prepared when ordered and I happily await its arrival while sipping on Brooklyn Local One, Chimay or Bell’s Double Hearted Ale. Good things come to those who wait. And like Sef states, these places will be impossible to get into after the summer, so waiting will be the norm ;). Love my Latin House fam. Long live Chuchi Rice!

  • Maria C. Perez

    Happy for my fellow food truckers!! Congrats!

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