Human blow torch Guy Fieri is in D.C. today, reportedly filming an episode (or more) of his show "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives."
Eater is going to be tracking his whereabouts as he, his spiky hair and his convertible are spotted around town.
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What we know:
Earlier this week, Borderstan first spotted news that the Food Network's bro-tastic TV star was scheduled to be in town today. A filming notice says he'll be in Dupont Circle at some point today. But reps for such restaurants as Bub & Pop's and The Greek Deli have denied to Eater that Fieri is headed their way.
Lol. It's Guy Fieri time on H Street. pic.twitter.com/9bdAKfyK3y— Sarah Anne Hughes (@wcpsarah) October 16, 2015
Hill Now reports the wacky-haired wonder popped into Toki Underground for filming. Eater has reached out to Toki's representative but can't confirm this, as the ramen shop is neither a drive, diner or a dive.
More media weigh in:
Count Washingtonian magazine in the camp that thinks Guy is filming at Bub and Pop's later today. Their prediction leans hard on the fact the sandwich shop is closed for a private event today and tomorrow. Eater got denials from both a co-owner of Bub and Pop's and a worker earlier this week.
One tweeter allegedly spots the Fieri heading into Bub and Pop's after all:
@borderstan @GuyFieri camera crew headed into B&P's now— Graham (@grahamacdonald) October 16, 2015
Now his infamous red convertible has been spotted too:
@Eater_DC @meredithbethune His car just pulled up to Bub & Pops.— Gregory Hudson (@Greg_Hudson) October 16, 2015
Confirmed. Guy Fieri’s car is outside Bub And Pop’s.— Taylor Solomon (@jtsolomon) October 16, 2015
Finally there's photographic evidence! Even from far away, there's no denying that platinum-frosted hair could only belong to the mayor of Flavortown himself, who is at least on the block of Bub and Pop's.
Guy Fieri is heading to Bub and Pops today. @washingtonian @Eater_DC pic.twitter.com/0lywOqdtr4— Lauren E (@LEWhiston) October 16, 2015
Crowds are now gathering outside Bub and Pop's for a glimpse of the friar of fried foods:
So excited that @guyfieri is on his way to @bubandpops here in the Golden Triangle! pic.twitter.com/eeCJoqZDtt— Golden Triangle BID (@GoldenTriDC) October 16, 2015
@Eater_DC The car is here at Bub & Pops. Waiting on Guy... pic.twitter.com/IAsjhapFX4— Scott E. Miller (@ScottinMD13) October 16, 2015
Wait, is this Guy Fieri fan high on donkey sauce?
Things heating by up at #flavortown as cop joke arrests @GuyFieri fan #tripleD pic.twitter.com/nk1c4gJeh8— Andrew Dawson (@LittleMrDawson) October 16, 2015
Local chefs weigh in:
Even D.C.'s hometown culinary hero is stoked about Guy gracing the city with his presence:
Welcome @washingtondc my friend @GuyFieri !— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) October 16, 2015
Hey! That's not a red Camaro! Fieri and co. emerge from a black SUV instead.
@Eater_DC Fieri arrives. pic.twitter.com/dMAhVBarOT— Lauren E (@LEWhiston) October 16, 2015
YES SAW GUY FIERI pic.twitter.com/8sQrqffQxF— S (@s_props) October 16, 2015
Guy's officially in the building (photo courtesy of Eater reader Scott)!
Three different tipsters, including one claiming to have been at the filming, have reported that Fieri also made a stop at The Carving Room before hitting Bub & Pop's. As of now, this is unconfirmed — calls to the restaurant went unanswered Friday afternoon. Update: A rep for the restaurant has confirmed Fieri stopped there.
@Eater_DC I don't know his name, but that dude in the Diners Drive Ins & Dives jacket said they were at Carving Room pic.twitter.com/1UQpDRxUjr— Elayne C. Burke (@chatelainedc) October 16, 2015
The Guy snaps a picture of himself with José Andrés at barmini:
Hangin out at @barminibyjose with @chefjoseandres pic.twitter.com/2SjVAm3iq8— Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) October 16, 2015
Share any additional Fieri sightings this weekend in the comments below.