The T.V. show “Extra” is sending one winner to the Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp — to rock out with Guy Fieri, Steven Tyler and more.
More on the Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp here.
Louis Canelakes, owner / operator of Louie's in Texas said the joint was slammin', and his phone hasn't stopped ringing since his segment on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives aired. He even heard from an old buddy of his from Waukegan that he hasn't talked to in years.
But my favorite story about the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives crew was about what happened one day after they finished shooting at Louie's all morning. Lou and Chris decided to go to Avila's on Maple for lunch, which they do often. They discovered when they arrived that the Diners crew had gone straight from Louie's to Avila's, so it was closed. (Richard Avila is the one who recommended that the crew shoot at Louie's, by the way.)
Lou decided to just walk in the back door and crash the party. Guy Fieri spotted him first and said "What are you doing here?" to which Lou replied "First you ruined my morning, and now you're going to ruin my lunch?" (with a few expletives thrown in). Guy said he'd fix them lunch and proceeded to cook them Avila's brisket gorditas himself, which Lou said were the best he'd ever had there. Guy even waited on them.Lou, who started out calling Fieri "Hairdo," said he's a good guy -- "one of us," meaning a restaurant guy who just happened to go into showbiz.
"Portland's bitchin'," Fieri told me as he waited in the sunshine for his crew to set up the next shot at Otto's. "It's days like this that make me wanna buy three houses here. But the rainy season makes me want to kill myself."
A real Portlander couldn't have put it better.
We will be closed on Thursday & Friday to make room for cameras and such. However we do need happy customers to come in and eat (for free!) and be interviewed by the Triple D crew. If you are interested, come by on Friday from noon 'til 2. First come, first serve. You may have to hang around and eat/drink what's put in front of you, but hey...you might end up on TV!
Air date not confirmed, however they *think* by end of Summer.
March 16, Monday: Julia Louis Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Jim Norton, Randy Rogers Band
March 17, Tuesday: Portia DeRossi (Better Off Ted), D.L. Hughley, Soundtrack of Our Lives
March 18, Wednesday: Reese Witherspoon (Monsters Vs. Aliens), Keith Olberman, Naturally 7
March 19, Thursday: Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives), John Cena, the Mercedes Benz Outdoor Concert Series with Kelly Clarkson
March 20, Friday: Seth Rogen (Monsters Vs. Aliens), Guy Fieri, Chris Cornell
Ok so why five stars you are wondering? Cover charge, bathrooms downstairs, and persistent old men? I saw a celebrity. That's right folks, a television star was at Jimmy Love's. Ok so it wasn't Paris or Lindsay Blowhan (and thank goodness or I would have left), but I was excited anyway. I noticed him when I walked in and thought - wait, I know that guy.... It was Guy Fieri from the Food Network. Yeah I'm a nerd for knowing who he was but oh well. Actually talked to him a few times through the night, and my comedy was definitely A game, so he even proclaimed me to be "Fantastic!" My life is complete.