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Old 01-15-2011, 03:29 AM   #1
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Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Over the holidays I became quite bored so searching my sattelite channels I found Food Network. The star of the shows for us is 3D's, we were amazed by the quality and inovation of the cooking in these places.
I have traveled a lot in America and had some very good Burgers ect in these places but this was something else. We also like the loony who presents the show.
Question 1, is there a map or book I can buy that lists these places?
Question 2, with the availability of this fantastic fast food how the hell does McDonalds ect survive?

Ps We watched a sweet pie making competition with a prize of $10,000, has anyone from this board entered it.
PPs Unwrapped is brilliant

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Old 01-15-2011, 03:32 AM   #2
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Triple D, Guy Fieri has two books out with featured recipes and the addresses from some of his favorite places. If you get a chance, you should watch "Guy's Big Bite." Great show.

I like Unwrapped, too!
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:26 AM   #3
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DDD, my favorite show on that network. Probably because I am fond of diner food. Some of those places have some great food and tips.
If you like that show you might also like Man vs Food on the Travel Channel. Maybe not the end where Adam stuffs his face, but the parts leading up to the ending also feature some well made food with a unique flare. I love when those shows visit the BBQ joints.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:19 AM   #4
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I love Triple-D. You can get both of the DDD books through Amazon or even Ebay.

Amazon.com: diners drive ins and dives: Books

diners drive ins and dives items - Get great deals on Books, DVDs Movies items on eBay.com!

I checked Ebay UK but didn't return any results.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:59 AM   #5
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A few months ago I explored one of the recipes from the show and posted the results and recipe.

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A few months ago I explored one of the recipes from the show and posted the results and recipe.

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Hey, .40. That is a great looking recipe and I will definitely give it a whirl this summer.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:35 PM   #7
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:39 PM   #8
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Question 2, with the availability of this fantastic fast food how the hell does McDonalds ect survive?
I wish they didn't. Independent places like those featured on Triple D blow away the fast foot chains. It's a real shame too because the big boys have the billions to flood the airwaves with advertising, marketing to kids and busy parents. The amount of "unknown" ingredients that these places use...YUCK. Good independent restaurants is where you will find the best sauces, gravies, dressings, soups...they take the time to prepare and they have (usually) folks working who take pride in what they make/serve. Fast food places do not for obvious reasons.
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We love this show, too. They have spotlighted a lot of good Oklahoma places.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:59 AM   #10
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Thank you for this link. I now have to convince my wife to take a road trip on our next visit to the US, I need to link in big shopping malls with plenty of shoe/handbag shops near to the diners
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