Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: The All-American Road Trip ...with Recipes
Ann Volkwein, Guy Fieri
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Food Network star Guy Fieri takes you on a tour of America's most colorful diners, drive-ins, and dives in this tie-in to his enormously popular television show, complete with recipes, photos, and memorabilia.
Packed with Guy's iconic personality, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives follows his hot-rod trips around the country, mapping out the best places most of us have never heard of. From digging in at legendary burger joint the Squeeze Inn in Sacramento, California, baking Peanut Pie from Virginia Diner in Wakefield, Virginia, or kicking back with Pete's "Rubbed and Almost Fried" Turkey Sandwich from Panini Pete's in Fairhope, Alabama, Guy showcases the amazing personalities, fascinating stories, and outrageously good food offered by these American treasures.
is not gonna fit … César says, “I tell you, grouper, in Florida, is it. That’s what everybody eats.” But in this place it ain’t just another grouper sandwich. He was one of the first in Florida to blacken it and created his own blackening spice. It’s heavy on the crab, paprika, and some kick—a lotta cayenne. And he makes a basting sauce, too; for that he uses some ketchup, a little hot sauce, and a little mango chutney. He goes all over the board on this—brushes it right on, sprinkles it with
lot of folks, comfort food is breakfast. Here in Baltimore at the Blue Moon Café they’re doing all the classics like eggs, French toast, and pancakes, but they’re doing them their own way. Case in point: their Cap’n Crunch–encrusted French toast, or lox and cream cheese on homemade crepes instead of bagels. There’s something for everybody, and it’s all made from scratch. Make yourself at home; as one regular notes, “You could come here in your pajamas and I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t care.” The
TRACK IT DOWN * 2519 Marshall Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55418 612-788-9069 www.psychosuzis.com I dig funk joints that have funky names ‘cause it usually means they serve funky food, so I think I found in Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge, aka the “poor man’s paradise,” my Minneapolis hangout. It’s a one-of-a-kind tiki lounge. This is an experience I was told I needed to check out in an e-mail from viewer Cindi Max-ham. She says, “We’re classy trashy.” They’ve got one of the most out-of-bounds menus
tortilla into the hot oil, and cook just until soft and pliable, about 30 seconds. Repeat with the other tortillas. Set the pan aside. Thinly slice the steaks. Lay the softened tortillas on a work surface and divide the meat between the tortillas. Top each steak with some cheese. Fold each filled tortilla over into a taco shape. Add a little hot oil to the medium-large skillet. Cook the tacos in batches, turning once, until crisp on both sides and the cheese melts. Serve the tacos with
homemade.” So, it’s all homemade—from cheesecake to focaccia—in Uncle Teddy’s bakery in the basement. They even make their own bread crumbs and coat their mozzarella sticks by hand. * TRACK IT DOWN * 4189 Albany Post Road Route 9 North Hyde Park, NY 12538 845-229-8100 www.theevereadydiner.com GUY ASIDE This is probably the Taj Mahal of diners. The bakery at this place will put the average bakery to shame. They’ve even got a bar; nothing wrong with that. Matter of fact, that is bonus points.