Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, known affectionately among its fans as "Triple D", is a food-oriented American reality television series hosted by Guy Fieri which premiered on April 23, 2007 on Food Network.
The show features a "road trip" concept; Fieri travels around North America (and other places in the world!) visiting various diners, drive-in restaurants, and "dive" eateries, and sampling their unique offerings.
The show originally began as a one-off special that aired on November 6, 2006.
About the ShowEdit
Each episode generally has a unifying theme (such as burgers or comfort food), with the host (Guy Fieri) visiting multiple restaurants to sample the food that corresponds to this theme. The program focuses on small independent eateries featuring traditional American-style, sometimes Canadian, cuisine (such as barbecue, smoked meat, hamburgers, deep fried food, pizza, steak, or bacon-and-egg breakfast), regional styles, or ethnic specialties. Most often, the restaurants that the show chooses use fresh ingredients, home-style recipes, and gourmet culinary approaches to what is usually considered non-gourmet food. The host interacts with both the customers, to get their opinion on the food, and with the kitchen staff, who demonstrate how to prepare one or more of the dishes.