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Steve Cohen And Guy Fieri's Bromance Continues

Cohen is fast-approaching the record for appearing as a guest star on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
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About a year and a half ago, a book was published called "From Scratch: The Uncensored History of the Food Network," by author Allen Salkin. Ostensibly about the network and its star chefs, the tell-all contained an amazing anecdote about a figure from the finance industry named Steve Cohen. To wit:

Cohen paid Fieri to drive around Connecticut with him to reenact a fantasy episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” reveals Allen Salkin in his book, “From Scratch: Inside the Food Network.” But after “Cohen paid Guy Fieri $100,000 to be his friend for a day,” Salkin writes the odd couple became so close that the chef’s top-rated show even featured Cohen’s favorite hot-dog spot, the (perhaps appropriately titled) Super Duper Weenie.

In the 20 months that followed the news, many wondered: did the relationship continue? Did Fieri toss Cohen off for another money manager, as capricious celebrities are wont to do? Or did Cohen, after appearing on the show, feel the mystery and thus the attraction was gone?

Unfortunately, there were no answers or even hints.

Until now.

Look for the Big Guy's contribution to this recent episode of DDD's at 2:15 and 3:54. And please note, "Griddles and Viddles" took place far from Connecticut, i.e. they're taking this bromance on the road. That feels like a pretty big step.

Diners Drive-Ins and Dives | Season 22 Episode 12 | Griddles and Vittles [YouTube]

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