Thursday, April 29, 2010

Guy Fieri in D.C metro area for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

The Washingtonian recently reported that a D.C. restaurant will film their episode for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives this week and next. The Tune Inn, a 63-year-old dive bar & restaurant on Capitol Hill, also on Esquire magazine's top 100 bars list, is known for its burgers and laid-back ambiance.

To see all the restaurants Guy Fieri went to in the Washington D.C. metro area, click here.

Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar - no website
331 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-2725
*Premieres 9/6/10 Tried and True*

Production crews typically arrive one or two days in advance of Guy Fieri to get "beauty shots" of the food and segments of diners' eating and comments. Guy Fieri is scheduled (subject to change) to film his segments in the kitchen on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.

*update* via
Vivian Myrtetus, deputy chief of staff to Sen. George LeMieux, explains:
'Chef Guy Fieri from the Food Network was in town shooting an upcoming episode of his hit show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at the Tune Inn. LeMieux used to go there when he was a law student and loves the burgers at the restaurant. Between floor speech and meetings yesterday, Fieri interviewed him for the episode. After filming wrapped up, the host drove George back to the Capitol in his classic ’67 Camaro. Fieri tweeted about it yesterday.'
Read more about Guy's lunch with Senator LeMieux at

Also on the D.C. menu for Guy Fieri and his show, Oohhs & Aahhs.

Oohhs & Aahhs Soul Food - website
1005 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 667-7142
Twitter: @OohhsnAahhs
*Premieres 9/27/10 - Wings, Dogs and Claws*

La Caraquena - website
300 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 533-0076
*Premieres 11/8/10 Gone Global*
Facebook - Dear Customers of La Caraquena: We regret to inform you that due to filming with the food network channel we will be close Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of May during lunch hours. We will be open for dinner at 5pm.Sorry for any inconvenience

Tortilla Cafe - website
210 7th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003-4300
(202) 547-5700
*Premieres 1/3/11 - From Pork to Tofu*

Comet Ping Pong - website
5037 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008
(202) 364-0404
*airs 6/28/10 - Farm to Table*

Metro 29 Diner - no website?
4711 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 528-2464
*Premieres 11/26/10 - Sweet n' Savory*

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A nearby BBQ joint, Dixie Bones in Virginia, has also been interviewed and approved for the show. However, the logistics and time frame for taping their episode is still up in the air.
Diners, Drive-ins & Dives called today and stated they could not schedule the production this spring. They don't know when they will be scheduling more shoots in our area. They will call us.
Now, I've been riding shotgun in that '67 Camaro for quite some time, and I've never seen the production crew travel to an area to shoot only one or two restaurants. I expect there are another four or five locations in the Washington D.C. metro area that will be shot for the show.

Tips? Post in the comments section.

In recent months, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives shooting schedule and taping locations have been kept under tighter wraps. Too much noise from gawkers and camera clicks can interfere with the sound quality of the show.

The General Store (no website)
6 Post Office Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 562-8787
*Premieres 9/13/10 - Timeless*

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Quinn said...

Comet confirmed! Just saw them filming - incl Fieri himself.

Dora said...

Quinn, thank you! don't suppose anyone snapped a pic?

Anonymous said...

Just saw Guy and the crew filming in front of Metro 29 diner on Lee Highway in Arlington.

stokerrealty said...

Does anyone know when these DC shows will be airing?

Dora said...

stokerealty, Comet Ping Pong already aired. The Tune Inn is next, scheduled for September 6. More announcements will come in the next month, or so.