Guy's Grocery Games: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tournament 2 — Meet the Competitors

For the second time, Guy Fieri's invited 16 of the best Triple D chefs to compete on Triple G. Get to know the competitors.
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Part 1: Brigitte Bledsoe — Baltimore

Even before Guy and his crew showed up at Miss Shirley's, business was great at the restaurant. But afterward, Executive Chef Brigitte saw business go through the roof. The restaurant originally had just 42 seats, but Brigitte has grown it to 250 over the 12 years she's worked there. Although she's never attended culinary school, Brigitte has put to good use everything she's learned from her mom and working in the restaurant business. With hair spikier than Guy's, Brigitte gets recognized all over town.

Find the Restaurant: Miss Shirley’s Cafe

Part 1: Lou Ramirez — North Beach Miami, Florida

In North Beach Miami, Lou and his wife, Ann, took a rundown apartment complex and turned it into a boutique hotel with a restaurant. Ever since appearing on Triple D, the restaurant has been getting lots of recognition from both tourists and locals, who love the chill vibe of the outdoor beer garden. The menu features craft beer and seasonally inspired cuisine, all cooked by Lou himself.

Find the Restaurant: Lou's Beer Garden

Part 1: Louis Remillard — Las Vegas

After working in country club kitchens for a number of years, Louis decided he needed a change, and he decided to do something that could appeal to the greater public, so he opened up a joint specializing in crepes. At the restaurant, Louis offers 30 different types of sweet and savory crepes, many of which have earned them top ratings. Louis hopes to one day franchise the business so there can be Crepe Expectations all over the country.

Find the Restaurant: Crepe Expectations

Part 1: Peter Campbell — Minneapolis

Peter made his first pizza as early as 2 years old, but it wasn't until he got fed up with his "real" job that he decided to make pizzas for a living. Before opening his Red Wagon Pizza Company, Peter worked with a local mill to get the flour just right for his personal recipe. Since he appeared on Triple D, his business has seen a steady increase, and customers come from out of state just to try Peter's pizza.

Find the Restaurant: Red Wagon Pizza Company

Part 3: Adam Sappington — Portland, Oregon

Adam and his wife met working in restaurants, but it was only after building a family that they decided to open one of their own. When Guy visited The Country Cat, he was blown away by the offerings. Because the restaurant was featured on Triple D, customers now even make trips from across the country to taste the food, which is all local and seasonally focused. Last year the restaurant's cookbook was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award.

Find the Restaurant: The Country Cat

Part 3: Heather Ludzack — Cable, Wisconsin

After leaving her public relations job in Seattle and moving back home to a small town in Wisconsin, Heather decided to buy a brick house across the street from her grandma's and turn it into a restaurant. Once Guy visited, business took off; and to this day, people will make a pilgrimage to eat at the cafe, where everything is made from scratch. Heather's husband is the town's mayor, which means she's also its first lady.

Find the Restaurant: The Brick House Cafe and Catering

Part 3: Michell Sanchez — Miami

Born in Cuba, Michell moved to the States when he was 2 years old. Cooking is in his family's blood, so opening a restaurant seemed like the obvious choice for Michell, but he didn't want any part of it until he met his wife, Bella. They started with a food truck before opening Latin House in Miami. Now, thanks to the popularity that comes with being on Triple D, Michell is opening three new restaurants.

Find the Restaurant: Latin House Burger & Taco Bar

Part 3: Tye Rhone Bauer — Modesto, California

Tye worked in real estate before he decided to follow his culinary passion. As a kid, Tye always spent his free time in the kitchen. Although he's not a trained chef, he cooks from his German and Portuguese roots to create a unique menu that also features vegan items that honor his wife. His business has benefitted from being on, and Tye is preparing to open up a new spot that will feature more vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Find the Restaurant: Bauer's 66 1/2

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