Washington City Paper has a Q&A with Flavortown mayor and off-the-hook chef Guy Fieri, who will be in town this weekend for the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining show. In the interview, Fieri seems to equate D.C. with Baltimore on at least five separate occasions.
"Unfortunately, I'm not smart enough—no, I'm not savvy enough—to always know which one's a D.C. and which one's a Baltimore [restaurant], and do you call it D.C., do you call it Baltimore," says Fieri. When asked about his favorite D.C. restaurant, he names both Baltimore haunts like G&A Restaurant and a couple D.C. places that have appeared on his show, like Tune Inn.
Control your tears, Fieri fans, because the chef tells City Paper he no immediate plans to open a location in D.C. Because after all, we have José Andrés. "This is not something that you phone in. You've got to really have good people on the ground to get it done...a lot of great concepts, a lot of great chefs out there. José Andrés. You guys are stacked. You've got enough." No word on whether Fieri would place his Baltimore project, Guy Fieri's Baltimore Kitchen + Bar, in the "phoned in" category.
Eater National highlights some other gems from the interview here.