In tonight's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” known to groupies and fans as “Triple D” and hosted by Guy Fieri, this chef and restaurant owner has been driving his red Camaro around Food Network forever and loves to travel North America to bring us to places he loves.
First, in the Greene Point section of Brooklyn, he went to "The Smoke Joint" to meet with owners Craig Samuel and Ben Grossman, who cook up some of the best barbeque in the New York area. Two French trained chefs who changed paths and became owners of this awesome place. Craig showed Guy how he makes their famous barbeque sauce. Then they made the spice rub for their short ribs that look like brontosaurus ribs that they smoke with hickory for 6-8 hours. Out of the smoker, they give a quick braise with sauce on the grill for a minute or two; mouthwatering to watch Guy chow down on these ribs. They have food to satisfy anyone from anywhere that barbeque is the way of life. They even take a page from Buffalo, N.Y. and make hot wings that could fly. Guy loved them, but they were spicy, delicious and did not even need the bleu cheese dressing.
Next Guy traveled to Manteo, on Roanoke Island, N.C. to visit "Ortega'z" to meet with husband and wife owners Lisa, a Northern California girl who married Marcelo from Santiago, Chile. The pair spend time competing for menu spots and the competition gets fierce. This joint is Tex-Mex using fresh seafood from the Outer Banks in their backyard.
Marcelo made a soft-shell crab quesadilla that put this place on the map of must eat places. Lisa made black fin tuna tortillas while Guy watched this woman filet a large tuna, he was in awe of her knife skills. Then Marcelo made a shrimp and chorizo Alfredo that customers crave and Guy gave a big thumbs up.
Keep watching for that red Camaro, cause "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives”“Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” may just show up soon in a location near your hometown.