by Ian Froeb
Guy Fieri visited St. Louis for several days this June, filming for the upcoming season of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
To the best of Gut Check's knowledge -- which included seeing the spiky-haired one himself slammin' a coffee in the Delmar Loop -- he visited six area establishments: Anthonino's Taverna (2225 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455); Dressel's (419 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-1060); Espinos Mexican Bar and Grill (17409 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chestefield; 636-519-0044); Guerrilla Street Food (@GuerrillaStreet; 314-529-1328); Hwy 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen (34 South Old Orchard Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-968-0061); and the Shaved Duck (2900 Virginia Avenue; 314-776-1407).
The new season of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is now airing, and the first two St. Louis establishments have appeared on the schedule of upcoming episodes.
Guerrilla Street Food will appear in the episode "Burgers, Noodles and Quahogs," which will air for the first time on Monday, October 8, at 9 p.m. local time. Guerrilla Street Food posted on its Facebook page that the staff is planning a viewing party, with details to follow.
Anthonino's Taverna will appear in the episode "All Family, All the Time," which will air for the first time at Monday, October 22, at 9 p.m. local time.
The season's schedule after that episode has yet to be posted online.
Speaking of Fieri: He's about to open a restaurant in Times Square, and the menu gives a pretty complete picture of the Guy flavortown experience. (Guy-talian nacos, anyone?)
The Final Guy Fieri Round-Up: Dressel's, Highway 61 Roadhouse and (Maybe) Espinos (June 12, 2012) "Guy Fieri Also Visited the Shaved Duck" (June 11, 2012) "Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Filming Guerrilla Street Food RIGHT NOW" (June 8, 2012) "Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Filming at Anthonino's Taverna RIGHT NOW" (June 7, 2012)