Guy Fieri will “duuude” his way through Downtown’s Nickel Diner tonight on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Although housed in the shell of a forgotten diner space, this popular retro cafe has barely been open a year before getting Fieri’s veneration in an episode entitled “Blast From the Past,” which features an Oklahoma eatery that’s been popular for over 80 years. While Nickel has featured a storefront bust of a Fieri-like mannequin (Meringue topping replaces his heavily gelled ‘do) since shooting took place, they don’t have a television set. BlogDowntown tells us owners Monica May and Kristen Trattner will ironically be going to one of L.A.’s oldest spots, Cole’s, for a viewing party tonight, inviting Nickel fans to join them. The episode airs at 10 p.m. on Food Network tonight.
Nickel Diner on Food Network Tonight [BlogDowntown]