Hwy 61 Roadhouse Owner Talks Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Episode, Meeting Guy Fieri

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"Guy said [Hwy 61 Roadhouse] is a really cool place; it's the kind of place he'd hang out in if he lived here in town. It just went really well," Kunz says. "I think he ended up showing me the love in our episode, because traditionally they do three restaurants on an episode...Our episode was only two restaurants, and I got about twenty minutes of airtime, which is priceless."

Since its initial airing Kunz says the show has generated a lot of new business for the restaurant, with new spikes each time a replay airs.

"Just the number of people who came in and said they saw us on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, the number of e-mails I get from people I've worked with throughout the country. Last week I was at my office doing some work, and one of my managers came up and said, 'Two tables want to meet you. They saw you on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,'" Kunz says. "I'm just kind of a fancy busboy. It's nice, and it kind of legitimizes what you do, and when people say it's as great as you heard it was you feel good about it."

According to Kunz the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives production team chooses which menu items are featured from each restaurant, requested recipes and information months before choosing a location. At Hwy 61 Roadhouse they selected three dishes: barbecue spaghetti, red beans and rice, and Cajun pot stickers. In honor of its appearance on the show, and for its many fans who visit the restaurant, Hwy 61 Roadhouse is offering a special through April featuring those three menu items, dubbed the Triple-D Sampler for $10.99.

"Those were the three items they chose, and they filmed all three items and showed all three items. We put them together on a small sampler platter so everybody can try all three of them," he says. "The Triple-D Sampler is a chance for everybody to try what Guy tried."

Tune in to Food Network tonight at 8:30 p.m. or tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to see Kunz and Hwy 61 Roadhouse on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and drop into the restaurant soon to try the Triple-D Sampler while it's available on the menu.

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