Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

2007, TV Show

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Season 18 episodes

Soup, Salad and Seafood Season 18, Episode 13

Classic comfort foods are featured when Guy travels to Kansas City and tastes one chef's versions of steamed mussels and chicken potpie. Later, in Franklin, Tenn., Southern favorites, including jambalaya, char-grilled oysters and hot chicken; and a Nashville food truck-turned-deli specializing in homemade soups and salads. read more

Family Time Season 18, Episode 12

Guy visits several family-owned restaurants. Included: A husband and wife in Nashville run a gourmet food truck specializing in grilled cheese; and a nearby Italian spot serves grandma's recipes for lasagna and lamb shanks. Also: Siblings in Kansas City embrace their Chinese heritage by making firebird chicken and chili pepper wontons. read more

Tennessee Holiday Traditions Season 18, Episode 11

Guy explores holiday traditions in Tennessee, where he visits a barbecue joint in Hendersonville that's known for its shoulder pull and fiery ham. Also: tamales and quinoa-sweet potato tacos in Nashville. read more

South of the Border Season 18, Episode 10

Guy travels to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and visits a taco joint that serves octopus and Guadalajara-style sauces. Also: stuffed fish with lobster sauce and a unique take on French toast; taquito trifecta and a Mexican twist on sushi. read more

Pork, Pasta and Barbecue Season 18, Episode 9

Pork hash with black beans at a neighborhood joint in Kansas City; and homemade pasta prepared by the former chef to the president of Italy. Also: Southern cuisine is the specialty of an Albuquerque restaurant, where smoked barbecue chicken and specialty hot dogs are served. read more

Comfort and Soul Season 18, Episode 8

Guy sets off in search of comfort food for the soul and ends up at a funky neighborhood café in Portland, Ore., that's known for its "heartless artichoke sandwich," as well as a curried lentil dish. Also: A brewery in Albuquerque has Southern fried chicken and crackling cornbread on the menu; and a barbecue-and-blues joint in Kansas City serves up burnt ends with battered fries. read more

All Kinds of Gobble Gobble Season 18, Episode 7

Guy gets a taste of Thanksgiving during a trip to a bakery operated by a father and son in Albuquerque. Also: In Santa Fe, N.M., an off-the-beaten-path deli serves turkey-and-wild rice soup, plus pumpkin pie; and a lifelong barbecue master prepares smoked turkey and beans in Kansas City. read more

Sammies and Stew Season 18, Episode 6

Stew and sandwiches in New Mexico. Included: In Santa Fe, a Kenyan chef serves banana leaf-wrapped mahimahi and a Caribbean goat stew; and in Albuquerque, a woman who specializes in school lunches whips up her Duke City Reuben and a sandwich made with turkey, avocado and green apple-chili chutney. read more

Aces of Authenticity Season 18, Episode 5

Guy's search for the most authentic restaurants takes him to Santa Fe, N.M., for blue corn enchiladas with red chile sauce and chiles en nogada. Also: a noodle house specializing in Chinese dishes, including wonton soup, in Portland, Ore.; and an Italian joint in Albuquerque serving up beef cheek manicotti and squid ink pasta with calamari. read more

Cannoli, Fritters and Wings Season 18, Episode 4

A Guamanian food truck in Portland, Ore., serves shrimp fritter and its own unique take on chicken salad; a Wheat Ridge, Colo., joint that specializes in comfort food offers Guy a taste of their cannoli and kraut burgers; and in San Francisco, Filipino and Latin traditions are combined to make pork tacos and adobo buffalo wings. read more

Servin' Up San Francisco Season 18, Episode 3

Guy explores San Francisco's culinary offerings, beginning with spicy shrimp and gravy and braised beef short ribs. Also: A New York-style deli serves potato latkes and old-fashioned chicken noodle with matzo ball soup; and a food truck delivers a unique take on Asian fusion. read more

Meat Lover's Paradise Season 18, Episode 2

Meat is on the menu when Guy visits a family restaurant in Portland, Ore., where the chef butchers, cures, preserves and smokes everything in-house. Specialties include headcheese and their great-grandmother's fried chicken. Later, a neighborhood joint in San Carlos, Cal., known for its signature pastrami sandwiches, burgers and cheesesteaks. read more

Neighborhood Knockouts Season 18, Episode 1

Guy visits neighborhood joints on the West Coast. Included: a San Diego breakfast place serving up crème brûlée French toast; classic American dishes, including chipped beef, in Portland, Ore.; and a San Francisco hot dog spot known for its lamb merguez and fried chicken. read more

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Premiered: April 23, 2007, on Food Network
Rating: TV-G
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