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Guy Fieri keeps spotlight on San Antonio

December 17, 2018

Look out Ron Nierenberg; by all appearances the Mayor of Flavortown is gunning for your office.

Food Network superstar Guy Fieri has featured a slew of San Antonio area restaurants and chefs on his various programs recently. Two more are set to join that lineup in the coming weeks.

First up will be Mac and Ernie’s Roadside Eatery in Tarpley, which has the distinction of being the first establishment ever featured on the wildly popular “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” In an episode of Fieri’s new spinoff show called “Triple D Nation,” scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Dec. 21, Fieri will make a return visit to check out a new lineup of fried items.

A trip to San Antonio’s Luna Rosa Puerto Rican Grill y Tapas will follow at 8 p.m. Dec. 28 and 11 p.m. Dec. 29 in an episode titled “Piling on the Pork.” The restaurant’s Carribean nachos and massive Chuleta Kan-Kan pork chop will star.

Since October, Fieri has paid a visit to Smoke Shack, Fat Tummy Empanadas, Wrigleyville Grill and Dignowity Meats. Chef James Canter, owner of the food truck Guerilla Gourmet, competed on the show “Guy’s Grocery Games” last week.

The recent spate brings Fieri’s tally of area nods to at least 18, with Beto’s on Broadway, Bun ‘n’ Barrel, The Cove, Dough Pizzeria Napoletana, El Bohio, La Panderia, The Magnolia Pancake Haus, Moroccan Bites, Taco Taco Cafe, Texas Pride Barbecue and Tip Top Cafe featured since 2007.

Paul Stephen is a staff writer in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | pstephen@express-news.net | Twitter: @pjbites | Instagram: @pjstephen

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