Gwen Fowler



Charleston's Fuel, Glass Onion featured on Food Network

Posted 2/13/2012 8:04:00 AM

Two Charleston restaurants -- Fuel and the Glass Onion -- will be featured soon on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

The episode on Fuel, “Old Faves, New Craves,” airs at 10 p.m. today. The restaurant is planning a viewing party to watch Guy Fieri’s visit, and also is using the occasion to help Lowcountry Food Bank fight hunger. Those attending are asking to donate a canned good, and Fuel plans to donate part of the evening’s proceeds to the food bank.

The Food Network describes Fuel as “a young chef bringin' a Caribbean twist to an old gas station with favorites like braised pork tacos and jerk chicken sandwich.” The chef and owner is Justin Broome.

If you miss the Monday show, the episode also will air at 1 a.m. Feb. 14 and 9 p.m. Feb. 24.

The Glass Onion episode, Long Standing Legacies, will air at 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. It also will air at 1 a.m. Feb. 21 and 9 p.m. March 2. The show’s website describes the restaurant as a place where “fine dining chefs are turnin' out lowcountry classics like crispy chicken legs and the smoked pork loin po boy.” Those chefs are Chris Stewart and Sarah O’Kelley.

Fans of two other Charleston restaurants have more chances if they missed their restaurant on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives recently.

The Tattooed Moose was featured on the episode, Meat Madness, on Jan. 16. That episode will air again at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and twice on Feb. 19, at 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. The restaurant’s duck confit recipe is on the Food Network site.

The Early Bird Diner, also in Charleston, was featured on Diner’s Drive-ins and Dives on Jan. 30. That episode, Multi-taskers, will air again at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. Food Network has posted the restaurant’s recipe for deep fried pork chops with sweet and spicy red pepper jelly.

Other South Carolina restaurants Fieri has visited include Harolds in Gaffney, Pawleys Front Porch in Columbia, Perfectly Frank’s in Summerville, The Beacon Drive-In in Spartanburg and The Farmer’s Shed in Lexington.