Kulinary kewl guy Guy Fieri just expanded his Flavortown empire: Over the weekend he unleashed a new restaurant called Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse on the unsuspecting city of Louisville, Kentucky.
The restaurant is filled with signature Fieri touches, such as a flame mural reminiscent of the fiery buttondown shirts the Food Network star favors; that motif is further echoed by a fire pit out front. There’s also a shiny chrome eagle adorning one wall, which seems appropriate for Fieri’s particular brand of rockin’ Americana. Fieri himself was there for the opening festivities, even parking his famous red Camaro out front.
The Fieri effect is most visible on the food menu, though: There’s a six-cheese mac-and-cheese burger smothered in Donkey Sauce, and "Vegas Fries," a concoction that involves french fries, blue cheese, "blue-sabi" sauce, and crushed wasabi peas all on the same plate. Barbecue sandwiches come stacked high with both onion rings and pork rinds, because of course they do.
Louisville Business First notes the restaurant is already busy, even on a Monday night — further proving that even a highly publicized evisceration from New York Times critic Pete Wells can’t tarnish Fieri’s star. Brace for more Smokehouse locations to pop up elsewhere in the U.S.
Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse: 434 S. 4th Street, Louisville.