TV chef Guy Fieri has spent plenty of time eating his way through Dallas-Fort Worth. You can see his signature spray-painted face on restaurants he's visited for Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Fieri will put down more permanent roots in D-FW when he opens a new restaurant at Texas Live!, the Texas Rangers restaurant/bar/hotel district expected to open in Arlington in spring 2018. Construction starts next week on the $250 million entertainment complex, says Dallas Morning News reporter Jeff Mosier.
In a video announcing the new partnership, Fieri wouldn't explain what kind of restaurant he'd be fronting in Arlington. A press release describes it as "a one-of-a-kind, flagship restaurant concept ... developed specifically with Texas Live! in mind."
"We're going to knock it out of the park," Fieri said. That's a baseball joke.
In fact, this isn't Fieri's first restaurant in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Guy's Burger Joint, which opened in May 2015, is located inside the Dallas music venue Gexa Energy Pavilion and is open during concerts only. Guy's Burger Joints also exist in amphitheaters in more than a half-dozen states across the U.S.
The Fieri brand -- anchored by his red convertible and "off the hook" and "gangsta" catchphrases -- has spread across North America to casinos and airports. The Triple D star currently has a barbecue joint, several American restaurants, a Mexican place, a steakhouse and more.
Whatever his Arlington-based restaurant will be, it will likely carry the same retro, rock 'n' roll feel that's famous from Fieri.
But you're asking: Will Guy Fieri's awesome phrase 'Welcome to Flavortown' land in Arlington?
That's a question for another day.
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