Food Network's Guy Fieri at Marietta Fish Market
Guy Fieri, the fun and fun-loving host of three popular shows on Food Networ -- Guy's Big Bite, Guy Off the Hook and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives--was in town recently for the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show. While here, he shared the stage with other Food Network notables including The Neelys, Paula Deen and Tyler Florence, and he ate dinner on Saturday evening at the new Marietta Fish Market on Canton Road.
Gus Tselios, owner of the Fish Market, knows Fieri from a Diners, Drive-ins and Dives feature he did on the spanakopita and seafood paella at the Marietta Diner, one of four restaurants owned by Tselios.
Apparently lots of other people know him, too. Fieri was the focus of attention for scores of diners. He posed for photos with dozens of them, signed T-shirts and hats for some and even wished a few youngsters happy birthday. "He walked in and just said, 'wow!'" Tselios says. "He also toured the kitchen and was blown away by the size of it."
He also ate well. Tselios made sure of that, bringing the Food Network star and his six friends a variety of dishes including a three-pound steamed lobster; Alaskan king crab legs; shrimp and scallops Santorini made with a light red sauce, green olives and feta cheese; the Marietta Fish Market's popular Maryland lump crab cakes; oysters Rockefeller; seafood bisque; and the seafood paella Fieri sampled last time he was here. His favorite dish, however, was the Fish Market's signature grilled whole red snapper drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice and served on Greek-style roasted potatoes and sauteed spinach. "Guy has been all over the country," Tselios says, "and he told me this was one of the most incredible spreads of food he's ever tasted or seen."
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives is on Food Network on Mondays at 10 and 10:30 p.m., Fridays at 9 and 9:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 and 3:30 p.m. The Marietta Fish Market is at 3185 Canton Road. The phone number is (770) 218-FISH.