Guy puts the spotlight on good eats in California when Season 20 begins. Included: Gene Simmons makes an appearance at a Culver City hangout serving authentic Hawaiian grub. Also: a family-run Mexican joint known for its tamales and beef chamorro; and a fish house in Monterey with fresh-caught oysters and a pasta-seafood medley on the menu.
Funky foods from coast-to-coast are in the spotlight, beginning when Guy visits a second-generation Italian eatery that serves family recipes for meaty lasagna and minestrone in Monterey, Cal. Also: a sandwich shop in Boston specializing in both meat and veggie paninis; and an ex-Marine in Jackson, Wyo., who runs a restaurant known for its chicken potpie, homemade soups and pretzels.
Comfort food that's kicked up a notch is the theme when Guy visits an old-school diner in Long Beach known for pot roast and scones with a twist. Also: pizza topped with pesto and chicken in Jackson, Wyo.; and Parmesan pretzels and grilled cheese made with short ribs served at a brewpub in Monterey, Cal.
Guy eats Mexican food, including savory chicken sopes and posole, in Jackson, Wyo.; and is accompanied by G. Garvin when visiting an authentic Italian joint known for its tricolor cannelloni and fresh seafood cioppino in Carmel, Cal. Also: An artistic chef in Long Beach serves signature vegetable sandwiches and puts a spin on pigs and grits.
A gastropub in Long Beach has pork belly, octopus and short ribs on the menu; a neighborhood spot in Monterey, Cal., is known for its apple pancakes and three-pork pancetta; and Guy visits a log cabin-turned restaurant in Wilson, Wyo., where he eats French toast made with banana bread and a classic beef stroganoff.