Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” drove the Camaro to Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dallas, Texas and Austin, Texas to find places where the food is extraordinary and the fans are chowing down on the best they can get with Guy’s seal of approval.
In Dallas, he visited Cane Rosso that boasts the best pizza in town. Their fresh ingredients are the key. The owner Jay Jerrier gave up a day job in IT to open the Neapolitan pizza joint named after his first dog; Cane Rosso means red dog in Italian. Besides pizza, they make fresh pasta and watching Guy eat is a treat in itself.
In Minneapolis, Guy went to a place that his friend Anthony Herrera of the Minnesota Vikings recommended to him: Marla’s Caribbean Cuisine. Here the owner who came from Trinidad and serves the food she grew up on. From bread called roti to curried chickpeas with potatoes for the vegetarian set, then Guy got to try. Marla told Guy that the upper Midwest had only black pepper as the spiciest thing there for a long time; now she gives spices up and they love her cooking. She demonstrated how she makes her famous oxtail with red beans and rice.
Next he went to Austin to the Counter CafÃ©, a small place with only 26 seats serving up comfort food by owner Debbie Davis. She has two brothers who are her chefs and they serve up the best food in the area. They made chicken burgers for Guy that they mixed themselves with a blend of spices and local honey. Their breakfast tacos looked scrumptious. They made scratch-made buttermilk biscuits, quail, poached eggs, home fries for a breakfast platter that had Guy reeling and fans waiting for the next episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”
Photo of Anthony Herrera: Wikimedia