On tonight's Food Network episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” Guy Fieri took the red Camaro to find delicious foods on this episode titled “Surf n’ Turf Jackpot.”
First stop; Memphis Barbeque Company in Horn Lake, Miss. Some of Guy’s favorite barbeque places are ones where the owners compete in barbeque competitions, and this one is no slacker. They hold the four-time championship trophy for their barbeque, and Melissa Cookston is the co-owner and pitmaster who showed Guy how she made the best barbeque rub in Mississippi, and the barbeque sauce that they make tons of a week. Guy had a blast tasting everything they served, just to make sure it was as good as customers claim. Not that his ear to ear grin was not enough, and the fact that he had sauce all over his face!
Next they made cheese fritters. Using lots of ingredients and tons of different cheeses, they made balls of delightful cheesiness, popped them in the deep-fryer and sat them in honey-Dijon sauce for a treat that sent Guy straight to the gym.
Next stop across the Pacific to Kaneohe, Hawaii to Fresh Catch. Here Reno Henriques, chef and owner grew up next to the ocean, fishing diving and preparing seafood dishes. Now he followed his passion, to own an island restaurant. His restaurant features thirty different poke dishes. Poke means small bites that he cut from a fresh tuna. With the ocean in his backyard, no wonder, the fish is so fresh. He supports his local fishermen, but Reno even dove for octopus to make a specialty just for Guy. He cleaned and softened the meat and then speared it to put in the smoker that used to be a metal cabinet. After four hours, the octopus was ready to be cut up to make tako poke with a sauce made from mayonnaise, kimchi and wasabi. Dominic Raiola, of the Detroit Lions, just happened to be there when Guy arrived. He is a Hawaiian guy who grew up loving fresh fish, and in the off-season comes home to visit the family.
If you cannot hop in the red Camaro with Guy, tune in, and he may be coming to a place near you on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”
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