Putah Creek Cafe, shown at left, is going to get a visit this month from Guy Fieri, at right, of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," the popular show that transformed Sacramento's Squeeze Inn into a destination burger joint.
The Food Network crew will be filming at Putah Creek Cafe on Thursday and Fieri will be sampling the beloved restaurant's dishes on Aug. 29, Teresa Urkofsky, an instructor for American River College's Culinary Arts Program, wrote in an e-mail to The Bee.
The cafe is known for its wide range of comfort food - from its Belgian waffle to the Moroccan lamb stew - and its tantalizing selection of desserts and specialty coffees.
Bee writer Allen Pierleoni gave Putah Creek's food four stars when he reviewed it in 2002 and deemed it one of the 10 "unpretentious eateries whose food is good, affordable and served in ample portions."
The upcoming Food Network visit isn't the cafe's first brush with fame.
Putah Creek became the place to eat after Gourmet magazine praised it in its June 2000 issue. The cafe is part of the Buckhorn Restaurant Group.
Click here to see Putah Creek's menu.
Sacramento Bee file photo by Jose Luis Villegas
File photo of Fieri courtesy of the Food Network.