I'll admit it, I have a weird obsession with Guy Fieri. I binge watch Guys Grocery Games, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and basically, every show that Guy Fieri is in. I've been to two of his restaurants, in search of 'Guy Swag', and of course, hoping he's there to check on the day-to-day operations. I also may or may not have a life-size cutout of Guy in my house...I Do.

This sounds like the beginning of a 'Foodie Bio', but it isn't. I'm basically the farthest thing from a foodie. My pallet has been compared with that of a toddler. You know, chicken nuggets - chicken tenders if I'm feeling fancy. I like to know what's in the food I'm eating. Oh, that's not because I'm an all-natural kind of eater...I need to make sure there are no onions or funny business in my food.

I know that there are a ton of great locally-owned restaurants, and I turned to the Tri-State Restaurant Reviews group on Facebook to get some fresh ideas. Members of the group give reviews and offer suggestions, so I found plenty to share with you.

How Many of These Locally Owned Restaurants Have You Tried?

I am one of the pickiest eaters that you will ever meet. Sometimes I have to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. Here's a list of locally owned eateries that we can all try.
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Feast Your Eyes: 20 Tri-State Restaurants Diners Drive-Ins and Dives Should Feature

My pallet is very 'Kid menu' friendly, but I'll sit and watch Triple D all day. Now, not only has the show never been anywhere really close to us, it's been at least 9 years since Guy has filmed in Indiana. That in itself should be a crime. So, let's spread the word, and get these local eateries some national attention

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