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I thought the Houston, Texas diners, drive-ins and dives locations were popular. And they were! Are, actually. Houstoners obviously love their local joints. Since the day those restaurants were filmed and almost every day since, "Houston Texas" has been the single most popular search term that brings readers to this blog, my Triple D episode guide and to my colleague's YouTube channel. That is, until now.
Not even Guy Fieri's appearance on the pre-game show to the Super Bowl has brought so many visitors to this site, as has his filming of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in Jacksonville, Florida and nearby San Simons Island, Georgia. Jacksonvillers (Jacksonvillians? haha) love their local joints too.
Photographer Bruce Lipsky was on hand at Singleton's Seafood Shack in Mayport, on Monday, February 22, 2010 in Jacksonville, FL to capture images of Guy Fieri and the Triple D crew taping their segment. Click here to view.
Taping of the Metro Diner was covered by the Jax Daily Record, and Jacksonville.com wrote a story on the same shoot, which describes seven locations in the area, but I counted eight. They forgot to list (or didn't know about) the Metro Diner. When describing the day's shoot at Singleton's, they write, "Monday's drizzly sky had cleared, so (Guy Fieri) and his crew were headed a few hundred feet away for a quick impromptu ride on a shrimp boat." For the full story, click here.
Also on Monday, Triple D visited 13 Gypsies in Jacksonville, where several food bloggers and writers were present to witness the filming. Nancy White captured a few pictures both outside and inside the popular eatery. And Jacksonville.com has a nice story about it too. Click here to read.
Many people ask, "is this a diner, drive-in or dive?" And frequently the answer is none of the above. The show is looking for locally owned and operated restaurants, with only one or two locations owned by the same company. They look for places with character, history and a story to tell.
The DDD crew also visited Southern Soul BBQ on on St. Simons Island, Georgia, on the morning of Tuesday, February 23, where John Strande snapped a few pictures. Click here to see the full set. (Image1, Image2, Image5)
Shoots for the remaining locations finishes up today, Thursday, February 25, 2010. Please click here for a full list the eight, recently filmed Triple D locations in North Florida and South Georgia.
Singleton's on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
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A complete list of all Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, sorted by state, can be found here.
Guy Fieri heads back to Florida, end of February
Guy Fieri in Southern California for Triple D, again
Guy Fieri is looking for tasty meals in Cincinnati