And Guy Fieri does just that. If you've ever watched the cable TV Food Channel, you may have seen his show, "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." He visits unusual, off-the-beaten-path, popular in the local area, small Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. (notice how the program title ties in?)
These places are locally (and sometimes not so locally) known and popular eating establishments that have unique or special menus. He interviews the owner, usually in the kitchen while he or his chef are cooking one of the house specialties, talks about the recipe and he samples everything. The man really likes to eat! And he's always entertaining.
Every time I watch his program I get hungry. And frequently go to the kitchen to fix something. If you'd like some of the recipes, he's got them online.
Bon appetit, ya'll.