THE FIERI FAMILY HITS THE HIGHWAY ON "GUY'S FAMILY ROAD TRIP"
Pit Stops Include Lake Tahoe, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Route 66, The Alamo, New Orleans, Alabama and Florida
New Series Premieres on Friday, August 18th at 9pm ET/PT with a
Sneak Peek of the Premiere Episode on Sunday, August 13th at 10pm ET/PT
NEW YORK - July 17, 2017 - For years Guy Fieri has explored America, seeking out the best spots on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Now, he is sharing that experience with his family as they hit the road for the classic American tradition - a family road trip from sea to shining sea! On Friday, August 18th at 9pm ET/PT, Guy, his wife Lori, and his sons Hunter and Ryder load up their RV to hit the road on a vacation they will never forget. From rafting in the Grand Canyon to rolling down Route 66, and from creole cooking in New Orleans to pit stops stuffed with campfire feasts, this road trip is full of great food, iconic locations and big adventure! A sneak peek of the premiere episode airs Sunday, August 13th at 10pm ET/PT with the series then airing in its regular day and time beginning Friday August 18th at 9pm ET/PT.
"Guy's Family Road Trip has all the ingredients for the perfect vacation - family, food and fun. With Guy at the wheel, audiences know they can expect a delicious journey," said Courtney White, SVP Programming, Scripps Networks Interactive. "This summer, with his family along for the ride, he'll lead the way to some of the most mouthwatering meals and iconic locations across the country offering up action and adventure from coast to coast."
"I'm excited to hit the open road for the ultimate RV trip," said Guy Fieri. "With years of experience seeking out the country's funkiest joints, I can't wait to dig into America's signature dishes and destinations with my family. The best part is that I get to bring the viewers along for the ride!"
The Fieris hit the highway for an American rite of passage: a family road trip from coast to coast. From quirky festivals and campfire cooking to national parks and roadside attractions, they will dig into America at its best. They'll pit stop for great food and big adventure at iconic locations and encounter some crazy characters too. Along the way from their home in California to Florida's soft-sand beaches, they will catch up with some familiar Triple-D chefs and meet some new faces whipping up unique eats. Adding more flavor to this trip, they will embark on local adventures including a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, connecting with nature at a wildlife preserve in Flagstaff, Arizona, and rafting in the waters of the Colorado River. Plus, the fun continues with a visit to the Alamo, a special dinner for troops in San Antonio, a creole crawfish boil in New Orleans, fresh oysters in Alabama, and lots of RV-side campfire feasts.
First stop on the road trip is Lake Tahoe, where Guy and his family fuel up for a day of mountain biking with some decadent Belgian waffles. They also check out American ingenuity at the Hoover Dam, before heading to Guy's restaurant in Nevada for traditional Mexican mole and homemade salsa. Next, things heat up in Flagstaff, Arizona at the local Chile Festival with spicy red and green chiles. But not to worry, because a big glass of mead brewed with local wildflower honey helps to cool things off before they hit the road for more!
Fans can see more photos of the Fieri family's summer vacation at FoodNetwork.com/GuysFamilyRoadTrip and can get ideas for their own vacation. Plus, they can share their own trip highlights using #GuysFamilyRoadTrip.
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