For going on ten years, chef Guy Fieri has wandered across the United States in search of the country’s best greasy spoon. In Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, the chef explores blue collar cuisine with the care and attention usually afforded only high end meals. And, honestly, it’s about time. Just because a meal is made on a flat iron grill doesn’t mean it can’t achieve the same lofty heights as a four-star meal. So, here, for your consideration, are some of the highlights from Guy Fieri’s decade on the trail of the best places to eat in America. One thing is for sure, sometimes the tastiest meals pop up in places you would never expect.
1. Psycho Suzie’s Motor Lounge
Located in Northeast Minneapolis, Psycho Suzie’s Motor Lounge takes, “lovingly-remembered tiki bar history, a healthy helping of tattoo culture, several measures of kitsch, a dash of voodoo and a passion for good times, [sticks] them all in a blender and [hits] Liquify.” This cynically nostalgic tiki bar may look like a tourist trap sprung to life, but Psycho Suzie’s food is something you simply won’t believe until you taste it.
2. Benny’s Seafood
It may say seafood in the title, but Benny’s is home to some real culinary delights. It specializes in Puerto Rican cuisine for the Miami area. The fact they’re excelling in such a competitive marketplace should really tell you something about the quality of the menu. Benny’s brings guests from miles around just to taste their Mofongos, a traditional Puerto Rican dish.