Celebrity chef and TV host Guy Fieri is in Houston, Texas, to film a new episode of his popular Food Network’s series Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Fieri has been to Houston before, back in 2009, and visited a slew of places, including Niko Niko’s, Lankford Grocery, Kenny & Ziggy’s, the Red Lion Pub and Cafe Pita.
According to CultureMap, his local stops this trip will include a number of Houston’s popular restaurants. He’ll be visiting Jamaican restaurant Cool Runnings, Galleria-area Lebanese restaurant Cafe Lili, West Houston favorite The Original Marini’s Empanada House, and Q-Shi, the Spring restaurant that blends barbecue and sushi.
The trip hasn’t been all business for Fieri, though. He tweeted a photo of him standing with Astros legend Jeff Bagwell at the Original Irma’s, a famous Mexican restaurant located in downtown Houston. He also hung out with former Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini at Cuchara, located off Taft and Fairview.
There’s no word yet on when the Houston-based episode will air, but Fieri is planning on returning to the area for the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, where he will host The Players Tailgate Party.
Many viewers often wonder what happens to the restaurants after the airing of the initial episode. According to an article published by Thrillist, Fieri’s visits usually cause an uptick in crowd levels that never really stops. So you may want to prepare for a wait the next time you head to one of these delicious Houston eateries.