Jun 17, 2014

Guy Ate Here

So Guy Fiero was in my town filming some Triple D last year and sort of made a mental note of the places I'd heard he visited so we could check them out later.  I was surprised initially to hear he was even here because Humboldt from our experience is pretty much a culinary wasteland.   Turns out he's from here. Ferndale Ca. to be exact. Just 20 mins down the highway.  The coolest thing I can think of about Ferndale is that Salems Lot was filmed there. 

So, that came and went. Fast forward to two weeks ago. Meg and I make a trip down to Ferndale to get a sticky bun from this place we'd been to once before.  It was a hole in the wall we stumbled into with some friends from out of town some months ago. We had no expectations but this sticky bun was like a gangbang of deliciousness in your mouth.  So finally we'd made some time for ourselves and slightly rearranged out schedule to get the same day off, woke up early and went to Ferndale.  We get there and it's closed.  Apparently because they were moving into a new location down the street. We looked for somewhere else to go but just about every other place was either
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closed or only took cash. You all know how I feel about that bullshit. With that trip a total bust we tried again the following week because thems sticky buns were calling us.  We went back down there early, got our sticky bun, which was technically a Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Roll.  It was as good as we remembered.  Then we noticed the Guy Fieri autographed poster and thought "yea this place is legit, good thing he came here" 
 So as we're walking through town we notice all these "Guy Ate Here"  stenciled signs.  We're both like "OH YEA!"  He was here last year filming shit.   

But we remembered that some of the places we'd made a mental note of that we had already been to in the short time living here, and didn't think they were all that special.  Come to think of it, even back in the Bay Area we actually went out of our way to try a couple DDD places and thought they were mediocre at best.  

So, if you've tried Guy's recommendations and thought he was full of shit, try Humboldt Sweets. It's the real deal.  

Sidenote: he went to Lolita Cheese Factory too and that doesn't suck. Also, Halloween III was filmed there.  Maybe there's a connection between 80's cult horror and good food in Humboldt. 

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