Waddell’s Pub and Grille is scheduled to appear on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” in mid-August.
A spokesperson for Food Network has confirmed the popular brewpub is slated to be featured on the episode airing at 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17.
Here’s the official episode description from public relations manager Julie Chudow:
“Guy Fieri’s kicking it old school as he pops into one of his favorite places from the very first season of DDD. Also, a lobster food truck’s looking a lot different in Minneapolis and an out-of-the-way rustic restaurant’s got some new dishes to inspire the DDD Nation. Plus, a place in Spokane had to move to bigger digs to keep up with their big dishes.”
Waddell’s is known for its beers, burgers and generous portions as evidenced in dishes such as the “Lamb-Strosity,” which was, according to the establishment’s website, “demolished” with an exclamation point by Fieri during his last visit in 2010. The sandwich features Alligator Stout-braised lamb, Cougar Gold cheese, mayo, a hoagie roll and au jus.
Fieri recently traveled through the Inland Northwest, revisiting some of the spots where he filmed eight years ago, including Capone’s in North Idaho and Waddell’s in Spokane.
The new season of Triple D premieres Friday, July 13, at p.m. and features Fieri returning to some of his all-time favorite DDD spots. Chefs and restaurateurs share what’s new since they last appeared on the show. And episodes take Fieri from Chicago to Denver, Seattle and more.
During his 2010 trip, Fieri also visited Chaps, Elk Public House, Hills’ Restaurant and Lounge, Picabu Neighborhood Bistro, and Jimmy’s Down the Street.
Fieri, 50, hosts several Food Network shows along with the popular Triple D, including “Guy’s Family Road Trip.”
He won the second season of “Food Network Star” in 2006 – and the prize of a six-episode show of his own: “Guy’s Big Bite.” He’s also since starred in “Guy’s Grocery Games,” “Guy’s Big Project” and “Guy’s Ranch Kitchen.”
Travis Tveit, the chef at Iron Goat Brewing in downtown Spokane, appeared on “Guy’s Grocery Games” a couple of years ago. in 2016, he told The Spokesman-Review, “It was great. It was fun. I got to meet Guy Fieri. He is cool. He makes jokes and stuff. He is fun to hang out with.”