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

Guy has invited 16 of the best Triple D chefs from across the nation to compete on Triple G. Get to know the competitors.
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Part 1: Biju Thomas

Guy calls Biju the curry king from Denver. When Guy first visited Biju's Little Curry Shop, the restaurant had been open for only five months, but Triple D brought it so much attention that now people from all over the country and the world come to taste Biju's curries.

Find the Restaurant: Biju's Little Curry Shop

Part 1: Carl Ruiz

Carl is the chef behind Marie's Italian Specialties and Marie's Chicken Joint in Chatham, N.J. He's named both restaurants after his wife, with whom he runs the businesses.

Find the Restaurant: Marie's Italian Specialties

Part 1: Crystal Deluna-Bogan

When Crystal moved to Nashville, the food truck scene was nonexistent. Now she runs two food trucks with her husband. She's hoping to one day turn The Grilled Cheeserie into a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Find the Restaurant: The Grilled Cheeserie

Part 1: Sam Auen

Guy describes Sam as a metalhead who traded in the guitar for an apron. Sam runs Tacopocalypse in Des Moines, where he now has three locations after the popularity Triple D brought the business.

Find the Restaurant: Tacopocalypse

Part 2: Benny Lin

Benny is the chef and owner of Pagoda Restaurant, serving up what Guy's named the best Chinese food in North Pole, Alaska.

Find the Restaurant: Pagoda Restaurant

Part 2: Danny Fischer

Danny is the chef and owner of Baby Blues BBQ in Venice Beach, Calif. Since appearing on Season 1 of Triple D, Danny has opened multiple locations of the restaurant.

Find the Restaurant: Baby Blues BBQ

Part 2: Lou Aaron

After leaving the fine-dining world, Lou brought classic American fare to Boise, Idaho. Since Guy visited Lou's Westside Drive-In, the restaurant has become nationally and internationally famous for its prime rib.

Find the Restaurant: Westside Drive In

Part 2: Reno Henriques

Known as the poke master of Hawaii, Reno is the chef and owner of Fresh Catch in Honolulu. Business tripled after Guy visited the restaurant, which specializes in more than 30 different kinds of poke.

Find the Restaurant: Fresh Catch

Part 3: Eric Williams

As the chef and owner of Cleveland's Momocho, Eric is known for his modern take on Mexican cuisine. He's even been nominated for a James Beard Award. Since appearing on Triple D, Eric has opened a second restaurant, El Carnicero.

Find the Restaurant: Momocho

Part 3: Richard Hales

According to Guy, Richard offers the best Asian fusion food in Miami at his restaurant Sakaya Kitchen. Richard's Cracklin' duck sandwich really impressed Guy when he visited the restaurant on Triple D.

Find the Restaurant: Sakaya Kitchen

Part 3: Suzanne Vizethann

Guy has called Suzanne, the chef and owner of Atlanta's Buttermilk Kitchen, the "reigning queen of brunch." The restaurant specializes in farm-to-table cooking, and offers breakfast and lunch.

Find the Restaurant: Buttermilk Kitchen

Part 3: Todd Ginsberg

Known as the king of schmaltz, Todd is the chef-owner of Atlanta's upscale deli The General Muir, for which he's been nominated for a James Beard Award. Since the deli was featured on Triple D, people have been calling from across the country to order their bagels.

Find the Restaurant: The General Muir

Part 4: Aristo Boutsikakis

Aristo brings authentic Greek food to Salt Lake City at his namesake restaurant, Aristo's.

Find the Restaurant: Aristo’s Greek Cuisine

Part 4: George Prisco

George is the chef and owner of eclectic seafood restaurant Krazy Fish in Charlotte, N.C.  

Find the Restaurant: Krazy Fish

Part 4: Jay Hajj

Jay is the chef and owner of Mike's City Diner in Boston. With classic diner foods, the restaurant attracts all the locals, but since its appearance on Triple D, customers from around the world have visited it.

Find the Restaurant: Mike's City Diner

Part 4: Amelia Mouton

Known for Colorado comfort food, Restaurant 415 attracts people from not only all over the state, but from all over the country. As chef and one of the co-owners, Amelia specializes in mostly vegetarian food.

Find the Restaurant: Restaurant 415

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