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Next Up on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Tempe's Curry Corner and The Duce in Downtown Phoenix

For the 14th season of his popular Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, spiky-haired chef Guy Fieri spent time with six Valley restaurants in January.

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Two of those restaurants, Perk Eatery, the breakfast and lunch spot in North Phoenix, and Barrio Cafe, James Beard Award-nominated chef Silvana Salcido Esparza's restaurant of modern versions of traditional Mexican cuisine in Central Phoenix, were featured on the show in May.

Now, two more Valley spots will get air time on Diners, Drive Ins and Drives in June and July.

Curry Corner, the Tempe spot of Indo-Pak cuisine from chef-owner Farah Khalid, is scheduled to be on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at 7 p.m., Monday, June 17.

Next up is The Duce (pronounced deuce), downtown's unique eatery, drinkery, retro-boutique, and old-school gym inside a 1928 warehouse that used to double as a speakeasy. Duce owner Steve Rosenstein, who runs the business with wife and fellow ex-Chicagoan Andi Rosenstein, tells me the air date for his Diners, Drive Ins and Dives appearance will be 7 p.m., Monday, July 1.

Check your local cable guide for channel information and details. To see how the two restaurants will be celebrating their TV appearances, look for updates on the Facebook pages of The Duce and Curry Corner.

We're still waiting on air dates for the last two Valley stops Fieri made in his red Camaro -- St. Francis and Defalco's Italian Deli & Eatery. Stay tuned for updates.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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