Guy Fieri is now showcasing the joys of takeout in a revamped version of his classic Diners, Drive-ins and Dives series.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and required restaurants to shutter most of their business, Guy Fieri knew he had to revamp his classic Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives series to fit the new temporary reality.
So, to do his part to help local restaurants and to keep the show fresh, Fieri switched up Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives to film three special episodes that highlight the joy of takeout. Called Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Takeout, the new mini-series gives homebound viewers a glimpse into how four chefs who previously hosted Guy Fieri in their kitchens are adapted to the current crisis.
On the surface, it seems like a regular episode, but most of the show will use features such as telecommunication to interview the chefs, who will send Fieri their ingredient lists and they’ll walk him and viewers through the process of making the dish.
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According to Food & Wine, the dishes will include tamales and chicken, among others, giving viewers a tasty palette of foods they may try in their own homes.
While viewers may be tempted to try the recipes out themselves, that’s not the intention of DDD: Takeout. No, this is to highlight the restaurants that are trying their best to get through this pandemic whole. Granted, local restaurants won’t look the same once they reopen their front-of-the-house business, but it will be better than what the plan is today. Many restaurants have taken a near 80-percent hit in business and some are in danger of closing altogether.
This is where DDD: Takeout comes into play as it gives these restaurants a chance to shine and inspire viewers in their respective cities to give them a sorely needed boost.
The new DDD: Takeout mini-series will debut on the Food Network on April 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT; and while you wait, you can binge Diners, Drive-Ins and Diners in a marathon on the network running now.
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