The Food Network Hearts Kansas City!

Photo by Katy Ryan

I admit it. When Guy Fieri walked past me after taping the “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” segment at Columbus Park sandwich shop Happy Gillis, I was sorta definitely starstruck. And then promptly berated by a couple of lurking onlookers for not taking a picture.

I’m so excited to (finally!) see the episode air at 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30. OK, OK – so I’m definitely curious to see if I make the segment while I’m destroying the delicious steak sandwich. But more than that, I’m so excited for more people (especially those outside of Kansas City) to be introduced to what is, without a doubt, one of my favorite restaurants in the city.

I’ll be sure to head back this week and enjoy the calm before the DD&D storm, but don’t worry – I’ll brave a line down the block for what I’ve declared the best biscuits and gravy in Kansas City. Seriously. You’ve got to try them.

So be sure to tune in live or set your DVRs! And while we’re talking about KC restaurants on TV, a huge congratulations to Julian mastermind Celina Tio on her selection as a competitor on “The Next Iron Chef.” As if I needed another reason to love the Food Network!

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