Two Baltimore restaurants are getting some love in the Food Network's upcoming season of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
Alewife, the downtown bar and restaurant known for its brews and duck fat fries, and the Roland Park brunch spot Miss Shirley's Cafe will be featured on back-to-back episodes of the show, hosted by chef Guy Fieri.
Alewife will be featured on the first episode of the show's 24th season, titled "All Kinds of Meat," airing at 10 p.m. Jan. 1. The restaurant's executive chef, Chad Wells, posted a few photos from the shoot with Fieri on his Facebook page. "What a way to ring in the new year!" he wrote.
Food Network's episode description calls Alewife "a funky beer bar serving up wild boar sliders and outrageous pork belly mac and cheese fries."
"Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" will then feature Miss Shirley's Cafe in its second episode of the season, "Family Legacies," on Jan. 15. Here's the network's description of that episode:
"This trip, Guy's visiting spots keepin' up with their family ties. In Pleasantville, N.J., a wife carries on her husband's legacy with his down-home chicken and waffles and righteous ribs. In Baltimore, an inherited breakfast-lunch joint still servin' their noteworthy coconut cream French toast and crab cake po' boys. And in Colorado Springs, southern family recipes mark a barbecue spot piling up a 'sloppy pig' sandwich and scratch-made meatloaf."
Alewife and Miss Shirley's join a long list of Maryland restaurants to be featured on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." Last year, the show had an all-Baltimore episode featuring Jimmy's Famous Seafood, Clementine and Johnny Rad's. (Clementine has since closed and become a catering company.)
Other Baltimore restaurants that have made the show before include Blue Moon Cafe, Joe Squared and Slainte.