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Guy Fieri showcases Wadsworth's The Shanty for new show 'Triple D Nation'

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  • Guy Fieri's new show "Triple D Nation" premieres at 8 p.m. Friday, July 13.

    Guy Fieri's new show "Triple D Nation" premieres at 8 p.m. Friday, July 13.
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  • The Shanty chef and owner Dimitri Kallanis and his wife, Kristina, are going to be featured on Guy Fieri's new show, "Triple D Nation," on Food Network.

    The Shanty chef and owner Dimitri Kallanis and his wife, Kristina, are going to be featured on Guy Fieri's new show, "Triple D Nation," on Food Network.
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  • Guy Fieri returns to The Shanty in Wadsworth to try the Apple Brandy Braised Pork Shanks for his new show, "Triple D Nation."

    Guy Fieri returns to The Shanty in Wadsworth to try the Apple Brandy Braised Pork Shanks for his new show, "Triple D Nation."
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  • Guy Fieri returns to The Shanty in Wadsworth for Food Network's "Triple D Nation."

      Guy Fieri returns to The Shanty in Wadsworth for Food Network's "Triple D Nation."
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer, May 2015

  • Stop off for lunch or dinner at the Shanty in Wadsworth.

      Stop off for lunch or dinner at the Shanty in Wadsworth.
    Melissa Hollander | Staff Photographer, December 2015

  • Hackney's famous onion ring loaf has been featured on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."

    Hackney's famous onion ring loaf has been featured on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
    Daily Herald File Photo

  • Guy Fieri featured Hackney's in Glenview on a previous episode of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."

    Guy Fieri featured Hackney's in Glenview on a previous episode of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
    Daily Herald File Photo

  • Guy Fieri highlighted Kuma's Corner's rocker-inspired burgers in an episode of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."

      Guy Fieri highlighted Kuma's Corner's rocker-inspired burgers in an episode of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, September 2015

  • Guy Fieri is revisiting The Shanty in Wadsworth on his new Food Network show "Triple D Nation," which is premiering at 8 p.m. Friday, July 13.

    Guy Fieri is revisiting The Shanty in Wadsworth on his new Food Network show "Triple D Nation," which is premiering at 8 p.m. Friday, July 13.
    Courtesy of Food Network

 
 

For years, celebrity chef Guy Fieri has been in search of unusual, hole-in-the-wall eateries across the U.S. for his long-running Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, his new show "Triple D Nation" returns to some of his favorite haunts to see what's changed in the years since he visited.

What does this have to do with Chicago and the suburbs? On the premiere, Fieri's production crew sees how things have changed for Chicago's Big & Littles. And then later in the show, his crew checks in with the staff at The Shanty in Wadsworth to find out how "DDD" inspired owner Dimitri Kallianis to create some new popular dishes and expand the restaurant.

"Triple D has had an incredible impact on so many of the businesses featured on the show, and for years restaurant owners have invited Guy back to see all the incredible and delicious changes they've made. Now, Guy is taking viewers back for a second serving to catch up with old friends and to experience all the new things they are offering," said Allison Page, president of Food Network and HGTV.

Here's a look back at some of the suburban joints Fieri has visited over the years on his show:

Paradise Pup

Which location did Guy visit? 1724 S. River Road, Des Plaines, (847) 699-8590

Which episode? "Family Owned," Season 2, Episode 9

What dish(es) were featured on the show?

• Char cheddar burger; Guy called it the "mac daddy of all burgers"

• Italian beef sandwich; Guy said it's "oh, so good"

Also of note: Three-layer fries

Are the dishes still on the menu? Yes

Details: facebook.com/Paradise-Pup

Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

Which location did Guy visit? 645 Joliet Road, Willowbrook, (630) 325-0780

Which episode? "All-American All Stars," "Return to Route 66," Season 5, Episode 9, which will air again at 1 p.m. Aug. 17

What dishes were featured on the show?

• Fried chicken

• Baked macaroni and cheese smothered in the "Colorado River of Cheese Sauce"

Are the dishes still on the menu? Yes

Details: chickenbasket.com/

Lombard's DMK Burger Bar serves up the Number 1 burger. DMK's bison burger was spotlighted on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
  Lombard's DMK Burger Bar serves up the Number 1 burger. DMK's bison burger was spotlighted on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." - Daily Herald File Photo by Daniel White | Staff Photographer
DMK Burger Bar

Which location did Guy visit? 2954 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, (773) 360-8686

Which episode? "Slammin' Sammies," Season 12, Episode 9; it will air at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 13. DMK was also featured on the "Top 10 Burgers" episode.

What dishes were featured on the show?

• Grass-fed bison burger with fresh goat cheese, pickled red onion and blueberry barbecue sauce

• Salmon filet burger with ginger, Thai curry aioli and Asian slaw; Fieri featured this burger in his "Top 15 Burgers"

Are the dishes still on the menu? Yes

Where to try DMK in the suburbs: 2370 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, (630) 705-9020; and 541 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 974-6881.

More locations: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, (312) 624-8017, and Soldier Field (during Bears games and special events), 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago

Details: dmkburgerbar.com/

Guy Fieri enjoyed Hackney's Famous Hackneyburger and onion loaf on a previous episode of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
Guy Fieri enjoyed Hackney's Famous Hackneyburger and onion loaf on a previous episode of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." - Daily Herald File Photo
Hackney's

Which location did Guy visit? 1241 Harms Road, Glenview, (847) 724-5577

Which episode? "Burgers," Season 1, Episode 7; "Knockout Burger Joints"

What dishes were featured on the show?

• The Famous Hackneyburger; Fieri says "It's all-American, baby."

• Hackney's Original French Fried Onions

Are the dishes still on the menu? Yes

More locations: 1514 E. Lake Ave., Glenview, (847) 724-7171, and 9550 123rd St., Palos Park, (708) 448-8300

Details: hackneys.net/

Guy Fieri highlighted Kuma's Corner's rocker-inspired burgers in an episode of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
  Guy Fieri highlighted Kuma's Corner's rocker-inspired burgers in an episode of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." - Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, September 2015
Kuma's Corner

Which location did Guy visit? 2900 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, (773) 604-8769

Which episode? "Their Own Way," Season 6, Episode 2

What dish was featured on the show?

• Slayer: A 10-ounce burger on a bed of fries, topped with chili, caramelized onions, andouille sausage, cherry peppers, Monterey Jack, scallions and anger sauce

Is the dish still on the menu? Yes

Where to try Kuma's Corner in the suburbs: 1570 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 240-1200. Coming soon to 925 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 100, Vernon Hills.

More locations: 852 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, (312) 666-9090

Details: kumascorner.com/

The Organic Goat Cheese Wontons with Sweet Chili Sauce and Wasabi Cream from The Shanty in Wadsworth will be featured on Guy Fieri's new show, "Triple D Nation," which premieres Friday.
The Organic Goat Cheese Wontons with Sweet Chili Sauce and Wasabi Cream from The Shanty in Wadsworth will be featured on Guy Fieri's new show, "Triple D Nation," which premieres Friday. - Courtesy of Food Network
The Shanty

Which location did Guy visit? 38995 N. U.S. Hwy. 41, Wadsworth, (847) 336-0262

Which episode? "Dives Worth a Drive," Season 7, Episode 10; "Ultimate Bacon Fest." His crew returned for "Triple D Nation: Poke, Pork and Chicken Parm," which will air at 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, and 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14

What dishes were featured on the show?

• Whiskey shrimp; Guy called it "dynamite"

• Blackened Conch Filet Mignon

Other dishes of note: Apple brandy pork shanks, tequila and orange grilled salmon and organic goat cheese wontons

Are the dishes still on the menu? Yes

Details: theshantyrestaurant.com/

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