Tonight's Food Network episode of "Mystery Diners" was titled, "Wine on Wheels" where Charles Stiles and his crew of undercover diners came to meet with Gary "Big" Strauss and Tony "Little" D'Alessandro, who had found out that their BYOB restaurant has been selling alcohol when they are not there.
Charles met with the guys and brought Siera with him as an undercover operator who will portray a food runner, and Destiney who will pose as a customer. The guys were amazed at the camera setup and could watch the entire operation. Gregg, the manager is the person they suspect, but the whole staff is suspect.
While Gregg was being asked to bring a wine opener and glasses, he told a customer that there was a $10 fee to uncork their wine. A man outside the restaurant was wearing a Big & Little tee shirt; he is not an employee, but now the people came in with wine. Another employee told Siera that Gregg’s business associate was selling wine outside the place, without the knowledge of the owners. This is why the word on the street has been out there as there was printed flyers with prices.
As the operation was ongoing, a Chicago police car was circling the area. This time, they did not stop. The guy in the van is called Enrique, and they do not even know who he is. Destiney went to the van to buy alcohol without identification. She was not a customer but sweet talked her way to buy some booze from him, and he trusted her that she was old enough.
Little had enough of Gregg’s operation and went out and confronted Enrique, who escaped from the scene, then went in to deal with Gregg. He told them he was doing this for them, but it was evident that he was in this for himself.
Had it not been for the "Mystery Diners," this situation could have been the end for these two guys and their fun restaurant.
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