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Exciting Places To Stop On the Diners, Driveins, and Dives Course

09.29.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Who knew that some of the best of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives could be found right alongside the road? Some of these exceptional places could really be called shacks. While it is doubtful that the Food Network will rename the show to Diner, Drive-ins, Dives, and Shacks, it is truly surprising where they will end up next.nnDiners, Driveins, and Dives Seattle, Washington covered an interesting little joint known as Bizzarro Italian Cafe. They weren’t kidding. From the picture featured on the menu to the ambiance to the food combinations, they were being serious when they named their cafe. However, don’t let that be a negative. It’s far from it. With interesting salads, and three simple meat choices, there is more to this establishment than meets the eye.nnIf you are fortunate and you have seen a local joint showcased on the Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives series you have a significant culinary spread right in your own backyard. Driving three hours or just driving down the road to sample some of the more interesting places that Guy Fieri has selected is simply well worth it.nnIf it is a local icon, looks a little bit run down, and hands out surprisingly good food, it qualifies as a shack. This is a little different from the dives featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. As a dive is technically a place that you initially aren’t sure you’re going to be comfortable eating in based solely on appearances. Once you are served, however, your opinion about that particular dive changes 180 degrees.nnThe point? The point is that there are so many little treasures buried beneath bad paint jobs and hand made signs. Just as Guy Fieri has ventured out on many a road trip in search of the absolute best of the best of these little dives and shacks, one should give such eateries a chance. Don’t be too quick to judge. If we’ve learned anything from Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives it is that even the most unlikely places have some of the most inspired culinary delights.nnEven if you don’t share the rather impressive appetite that Guy tends to display, you can still benefit your culinary experience through the complex tastes and cooking styles featured throughout the favorite Guy Fieri diners. Just make sure you bring along a portable cooler for the mounds of leftovers you might end up taking home.nnIf you happen to run into a particularly memorable little shack that has yet to be featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives you might want to send a little note off to Guy. It’s easy to do these days as he is actually looking for your opinion. You could be instrumental in bringing him to the next great dive.nnLet’s all hope that Guy Fieri doesn’t run out of small, hole in the wall establishments that serve up the best food any time soon. We all would like to see these episodes continue to grow, cover more ground, and maybe even create a very special Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives Hall of Fame. Maybe his fans could start up their own Hall of Fame, honoring those establishments that have delivered particularly good surprises out of the little dives and shacks.

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