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Guy Fieri Transforms Sacramento Tex Wasabi's Into a Johnny Garlic's

Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Things are not looking good in Flavortown. Anthropomorphic firework Guy Fieri has reopened the Sacramento location of his barbecue sushi fusion food mecca Tex Wasabi's as a Johnny Garlic's, The Sacramento Bee reports. The transformation means that the only place in the whole world to get Garden of Good & Evil Lettuce Cups and Rockin' Lava Shrimp is at the one remaining Tex Wasabi's in Santa Rosa, CA. Gulp.

The company has not spoken to whether the Santa Rosa location of Tex Wasabi's is in danger. If it is, concerned diners can only hope Fieri will follow in Ferran Adrià's footsteps. Imagine it: The Santa Rosa Tex Wasabi's will become home to the Tex Wasabi Foundation, which spends its time researching how animals other than donkeys can be made into sauce. A fountain depicting a cowboy riding a fish will go up in front, becoming a pilgrimage site to food-lovers from around the world. Years of research analyzing the Tex Wasabi's menu archives and episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives will be available in handy tablet form as part of the Guyfierpedia. A movie will be made about what it was like to cook at Tex Wasabi's and Guy will be played by Collin Farrell in a fat suit. A future without Tex Wasabi's may be bleak, but the ROCK-N-ROLL SUSHI-BBQ story will live on.

· Tex Wasabi's gets instant makeover to a Johnny Garlic's [TSB via ISSF]
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Johnny Garlic's

2234 Arden Way Sacramento, CA 95825