"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" — Who's your pick?


If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you probably already know that on Monday I got a call from a producer from "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" the Food Network hit starring bleach-blond foodie Guy Fieri, who is always on the look out for top-quality, unique food made from scratch in America's greasy spoons.

I decided to ask the Twitter-verse what Lawrence restaurants they would love to see on the show. To say the response I got was huge would be an understatement — the Tweets and e-mails have been coming fast and furious ever since. The local joints people have suggested that fit the show's focus:

The Basil Leaf Cafe
The Burger Stand at Dempsey's
Local Burger
Biemer's BBQ
A.B.'s Coffee and Crepes
La Familia
Gran-Daddy's BBQ
The Wheel
Johnny's Tavern
Bigg's BBQ
Cielito Lindo

So, I've decided to open up the question to all you non-Tweeting folks: What restaurant do you think the show should visit in Lawrence?

Let us know in the comments section below or Tweet us at @LJWPulse, @lcom or @shhenning.

Also, just so you know, the show's producers are just doing research for a POSSIBLE trip to the Kansas City area. Don't expect to see Guy Fieri's spiky head on Mass. Street anytime this week or anything.


Andrew Kong 13 years, 4 months ago

The Burger Stand. Truffle fries hurt so good.

Jeremiah Johnson 13 years, 4 months ago

Dempsey's FTW. The Kobe burger is the best burger I've ever had anywhere in the world.

Nick Spacek 13 years, 4 months ago

Didn't he already do Grinder's in KC?

And I vote Dempsey's.

anthonym 13 years, 4 months ago

Dempsey's! Hands down! It's perfect for that show!

Aufbrezeln Eschaton 13 years, 4 months ago

Yup, already did Grinder's, and while they're appreciative of the extra business it brings in, apparently many folks who go don't understand the concept of a "dive".

Aufbrezeln Eschaton 13 years, 4 months ago

Also, Burrito King is the only suggestion I've seen so far that I'd qualify as a dive, and the others don't quite do it for me as far as "diners" are concerned, either.

pleew 11 years, 7 months ago

You really need to come and check out Basil Leaf Cafe. Can't get any more of a dive than working out of the corner of a gas station. But this food is truly awesome!! Fine Italian Cuisine from a counter and you cant beat the prices:)

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