Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 12: Guy Fieri poses from the side of the stage during Guy Fieri's Flavortown Tailgate on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

I can’t get enough of Guy Fieri or Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives. I love to watch every Triple D marathon Food Network airs.

I never get sick of watching this show. Guy Fieri is a star. He looks approachable, someone I’d love to sit down and have a beer or cocktail with.

I love watching his star continue to rise. Guy seems like a great guy and he’s deserving of all his success.

By the way, “Guy’s Ranch Kitchen” is my second favorite show featuring Guy Fieri.

According to his “Guyography” at Guy, Guy began his love affair with food at the age of ten, selling soft pretzels from a three-wheeled bicycle cart he built with his father called “The Awesome Pretzel Cart.”

After selling pretzels and washing dishes for six years, Guy earned enough money to pursue his dream of studying abroad in Chantilly, France, where he gained a profound appreciation for international cuisines and further strengthened his passion for food.

He returned to the US and graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in Hospitality Management.

Upon his graduation, Guy jumped headfirst into the restaurant business, ultimately opening his own casual dining concepts in Northern California.

Then in 2006, Guy became a star, winning the Food Network competition show, “Next Food Network Star.”

Food Network gave him his prize, his very own show, “Guy’s Big Bite.”

We all know he’s hosted a boatload of shows and events for Food Network since taking his crown in 2006.

I’ve discovered that in all the years Guy has been hosting Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives, Guy has visited all 50 states.

It took him quite some time to hit up Delaware, he finally went in 2019, North Dakota, he did that back in 2020, South Dakota, also in 2020, Montana, in 2018, and finally, Arkansas in 2022.

Can you imagine eating at a bunch of places in all 50 states over a period of 16 years? How is it that Guy isn’t 500 pounds?

I came across the Food Network’s Top 5 Places in New Jersey visited by Diner’s, Drive- Ins, & Dives, and I wanted to share these places with you.

Thank you Food Network and all the folks behind the scenes on Diners, Drive- Ins, & Dives, you all do a great job. Keep up the great work.

  • Ernest and Son - 3305 W Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ 08203

    It’s all about the sandwiches and the homemade sausage at this Jersey place. Try The Tailgater – Their homemade grilled Italian sausage with peppers and onions.

  • Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe - 201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    The white meat fried chicken is to die for! Kelsey & his wife Kim opened this place back in 2009. The Smothered Turkey Chops are something I need to try. Kelsey freezes a whole turkey breast and slices it on a band saw to make chops that resemble boneless pork chops. They are smothered with Kelsey’s homemade gravy and served with rice pilaf and string beans,


  • Joe's Meat Market - 28 Main St, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880

    New Jersey’s #1 Premier Meat Market and Deli is family run and has some of the best eggplant Parm in Somerset County. Joe & Dolly have been in business for over 30 years, and their 19 year old son, Giovanni runs the show. “The Market Sloppy Joe” is made on Triple D, and it looks like a big seller. Giovanni shows Guy the process of brining their corned beef for 48 days.

  • The Grilled Cheese and Crabcake Company - 55 W Laurel Dr, Somers Point, NJ 08244

    The Big Bad Fishwich was the 1st thing shown in the episode. Owner Steve Novak opened the joint back in 2010, with financial backing from his grandmother. Good investment, Grandma!  Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food, and you can put anything in a grilled cheese sandwich, including a crab cake. Steve uses jumbo lump crabmeat because that’s how he rolls.

  • Dolce & Clemente's - 2 N Commerce Square #101, Robbinsville Twp, NJ 08691

    This place is known for their Stuffed Prosciutto Bread. They sell over 20,000 loaves during the holidays alone.

    They have over 100 fresh cooked and prepared items available every day. You gotta grab some of that stuffed pork roast while you’re there.

  • Food Network Reel Of All 5 NJ Places

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