Guy Fieri Hearts Indy

Last week May Madness reported that celeb chef Guy Fieri was rumored to be leading the pack of potential pace-car drivers for this year’s Indy 500, and IMS officials confirmed it with an announcement today.

We’re starting to suspect that Fieri has a soft spot for the Circle City, what with all the face time he’s been putting in lately.

He’s visited several area restaurants for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, including: The Steer-In, 3 Sisters Cafe, The Barking Dog Cafe, The Tamale Place, Zest! Exciting Food Creations, Jersey’s Cafe in Carmel, and Zydecos in Mooresville.

And he was a regular gadabout in the run-up to Super Bowl XLVI.

Mr. Fieri, if you need a Realtor, we know a guy, so to speak.


Photos courtesy IMS

Since first joining Indianapolis Monthly in 2000, West has written about a wide range of subjects including crime, history, arts and entertainment, pop culture, politics, and food. His feature stories have twice been noted in the Best American Sports Writing anthology and have received top honors from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. “The Collapse,” West’s account of the 2011 Indiana State Fair tragedy, was a 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist in the category of Best Reporting. He lives on the near-east side.