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