It’s official: six Dallas-area restaurants are set to get the Guy Fieri stamp of approval on Food Network TV show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
Speculation on which restaurants would be included in the 28th season ran rampant back in October when show host Guy Fieri was spotted at various eateries around Dallas. He was officially in town for an appearance at the State Fair of Texas, and apparently brought his DDD crew to do a little filming for the show.
According to CultureMap, this season will feature these three Dallas-based spots:
- Tacos Mariachi, an authentic Mexican restaurant just north of Oak Cliff, in Episode 2 called “Delicious Discoveries” which begins airing on January 19. DDD’s website calls out the eatery’s “standout seafood tacos and unique mole fries.”
- One90 Smoked Meats, described on the show’s website as “a meaty spot smoking up the duck and piling up the brisket” appears in Episode 3 called “Bird and Beef,” which airs February 2.
- Whistle Britches, an eatery helmed by Chef Omar Flores that specializes in fried chicken, is included in Episode 4 called “All Kinds of Comfort,” airing February 9. DDD credits it with “cranking out all kinds of off-the-chain chicken.”
Eater has learned that Tutta’s Pizza is also included in this season, although details on which episode haven’t been released yet (only the first four episodes have been finalized and posted to the DDD site). Plus, another Dallas joint is mentioned in Episode 2 that “cooks up lights-out dishes straight from Afghanistan.” No word on this yet-to-be-named restaurant. Eater will update this post as more information becomes available.
Update, 1/17, 11:30 a.m: This post has been updated to reflect the newly-announced eateries that will appear on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Nora’s on Greenville Avenue is the Afghan restaurant referenced in Episode 2, which was reported today via GuideLive. Nora’s solid menu and beautiful rooftop bar stood out to the DDD crew, no doubt, but the move left some scratching their heads since Nora’s is more upscale eatery than diner, drive-in, or dive.
The sixth restaurant still hasn’t been referenced on the DDD site, because the episode and air date haven’t yet been finalized. But GuideLive reports that Uptown’s CrushCraft Thai will showcase Dallas’ take on Thai street eats to a national audience this season.