Food Network in Gizzard City

By: Lori Dougovito Email
By: Lori Dougovito Email

It doesn't need to be Gizzard Fest for "Joe's Gizzard City" in Potterville to draw a crowd.

Monday, the Food Network was taping a segment for its show "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives." Host Guy Fieri was there chatting with customers and cooking gizzards. "Seasoned it, pressure cooked it, cooled it down, washed it and put it in a really great batter," explained Fieri.

He tried them too, "I enjoy them with hot sauce, like wing sauce, and blue cheese dressing."

Fieri, who also won season two of "The Next Food Network Star" and who hosts "Guy's Big Bite", says "Joe's Gizzard City" is perfect for his show. "When you walk into this place you see all the people and you know something here must be really great," he says.

"Joe's Gizzard City" has been in business since the 1960's, a family affair. Chicken was what came first, the gizzards...well," We had a lot of them left over so we had to push them," says co-owner Joe Bristol.

Bristol says a gizzard is a muscle on the rear end of the stomach that helps mush up what ever the chicken has eaten earlier.

People come from all around the country to try them. The sign says it's the only gizzard city in the world and the owners say their chicken gizzards are simply the best. "And that's no yolk," says Bristol.

The "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" episode featuring "Joe's Gizzard City" will run sometime in late October or early November. It is on the Food Network, Monday nights at 10.

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