Guy Fieri begins filming 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives' today

People try to get a glimpse of Guy Fieri in the Port City

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Food Network star Guy Fieri will be in the Port City today to sample some of the best dishes at several local restaurants for his hit TV show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Fieri is expected to swing by Fork N Cork, Copper Penny, Something Fishy, Sweet n Savory Cafe, and Ceviche's.

According to a permit application, crews will be filming on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and Thursday, Jan. 25.

The Cast Iron Kitchen also could get a visit. The restaurant announced on Facebook on Monday that it would be closed Wednesday and Saturday and may have hinted to a Fieri visit by capitalizing three 'D's in the post. Since it is outside the city limits and not on county property, a film permit would not be needed.

Fieri's "Triple D" visit will also coincide with a fundraiser he is hosting for the GLOW Academy of Wilmington. The TV chef will host a breakfast at The Country Club of Landfall on Jan. 26 to raise money for the all-girl charter school. A limited number of tickets remain for the breakfast. Click here for more information.

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