According to Norm of the Las Vegas Review Journal, Guy Fieri was seen dining at Simon at Palms Place on Thursday after being honored at the Bubblicious champagne festival at Rain nightclub (Palms) with Palms owner George Maloof and former NFL quarterback Glenn Carano (304 career yds with 21 completions, 3 td's, 1 int).
Also at Bubblicious: Carano's daughter, Gina, known as "Crush" on "American Gladiators."
The Lake County News-Sun reports that Guy Fieri will visit the upper mid-west for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at the end of April.
The Shanty, in Wadsworth, IL, is a family-owned restaurant and bar, known for their Whiskey Shrimp, Tequila and Orange Salmon, steaks and other fare, "where the horse set and locals drink, dine and hobnob in rustic and friendly ambiance."
Photo credit: Thomas Delany, Jr./News-Sun
According to Dimitri Kallianis, the principal owner, The Shanty was the only restaurant between Milwaukee and Chicago selected by Food Network for the show. "We want to be loyal to our customers by offering them good, fresh food at reasonable prices served in a unique, rustic, friendly environment," Kallianis said of the secret of The Shanty's success.
He declined to say exactly when Fieri will be at his restaurant; attendance is "by invitation only," he stressed. He said he will issue as many as 700 invitations to his loyal customers, and those interested in attending may call him at The Shanty.
Food Network personnel will be at the Shanty from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 25 to do some filming for the show.
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To view a map of all the Triple D restaurants Guy Fieri visited in the Northern Illinois area, click here.