Guy Fieri visits Ocean Beach Hodad's during Food Network filming

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 18:32:43-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — If you're riding the bus to "Flavortown," there's only one stop in San Diego.

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri was spotted at Ocean Beach's Hodad's location alongside owner Shane Hardin, the son of late owner Mike "Bossman" Hardin, on Monday. Pictures from local photographer Jim Grant show the "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" host mingling with the restaurant's crew and taking photos with fans.

City of San Diego spokeswoman Alma Rife said the city had issued a "blanket permit," or filming throughout San Diego, for an untitled Food Network program from March 4-7. A Food Network spokesperson was not able to provide comment as to the nature of the filming.


Fieri is no stranger to the OB staple. He stopped by on past episodes of "Triple D," once in 2007 for the "Seaside Eats" episode and then again in 2013 for the episode, "All San Diego, All the Time."

Hodad's has also been featured in other Food Network specials, including "Top 10 Burgers" and "With Bacon," the latter of which saw Fieri and other chefs dish on their favorite bacon eats.

Fieri's kinship with the local burger joint inspired its own Hodad's burger: The Guido Burger, a pastrami-smothered burger with ketchup, pickles, swiss cheese, grilled onions, and spicy brown mustard.

Monday, the chef posted a photo on Twitter of one fan's dedication to the delicious land which he coined: