When planning your next vacation getaway, why not consider Flavortown?
New York comedians Jackie Jennings and James Dwyer can’t recommend it enough. The two hosts of A Big Dumb Thing (a monthly comedy show at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater about big dumb things) recently embarked on an international journey. The goal? Eat at two of Guy Fieri’s restaurants—one in New York City and the other in Cancun, Mexico—in just 24 hours.
After learning there’s a Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen Bar in Terminal 3 of the Cancun International Airport, Dwyer and Jennings knew that they simply had to take a trip to Mexico. Since they live in New York, they decided to up the ante and eat at Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square before leaving.
They dubbed the trip “From One Guy to Another.” Finally, a journey with real purpose!
The idea of traveling to Cancun solely to eat at the airport restaurant of flavor tycoon Guy Fieri was so huge and dumb that Dwyer and Jennings simply couldn’t resist.
“Most of my choices are an effort to resist constant, career-based, existential panic,” Jennings said. “When James first described this idea to me, I thought he was saying there were only two Guy’s in the world… I loved that. I was mistaken but we’d already bought tickets.”
Around noon on April 3, Dwyer and Jennings sat down at Fieri’s Times Square location. Dwyer had the Guy-talian Nachos (“decent”), Vegas Fries (“bad”), and a Bacon Mac n Cheese Burger (“good but made me shit and I couldn’t finish”). Jennings, who doesn’t eat meat, had Vegas Fries.
Immediately after eating the meal, Dwyer and Jennings hopped on a flight to Cancun.
“We stayed in Cancun for less than 18 hours,” said Dwyer. “We went to Cancun so that we could eat at the restaurant in the airport and for no other reason.”
“Guy’s brand is the way I would dress and behave if my life depended on others believing I am a fun, American male.”
The next day, April 4, Dwyer and Jennings had an early lunch at Fieri’s Cancun location, where Dwyer sampled another heavy burger and the two ate more Vegas Fries. Both speak very highly of the Cancun location’s guac.
“The restaurant in Mexican had fewer American flags,” said Jennings. “Guy’s brand is the way I would dress and behave if my life depended on others believing I am a fun, American male.”
“I would generally describe Guy’s brand as a pile of adjectives that sound fun together but don’t necessarily sound delicious together,” added Dwyer.
The duo could very well be the first to eat at two Guy Fieri restaurants in two different countries in 24 hours. Honestly, let’s just say that they are, I don’t think anyone’s keeping track.
Although Dwyer said he wouldn’t recommend the 24-hour journey to others, he’s glad that they took the trip.
“I wish I had spent more time in Mexico,” said Jennings.