The Elegant Farmer Debuts Tonight On Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Don't forget to turn on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives tonight at 9 p.m. for the premiere of the Triple D episode featuring The Elegant Farmer, voted best new restaurant this year by Memphis magazine readers.

I spoke with owner/chef Mac Edwards this morning, who said he was "mildly nervous" about tonight's show, filmed in May along with episodes featuring five other Memphis area restaurants. "I'm not used to being on national television," he said, laughing. "We don't see anything beforehand."

Edwards plans to watch the show at home with restaurant manager Leslee Pascal and a few other restaurant employees. The episode is titled "Handcrated" and features a family-run deli in Providence, Rhode Island, along with The Elegant Farmer. Here's how tonight's episode on The Elegant Farmer is described on the show's website:

"This trip, Guy's checkin' in on tasty joints run by food fanatics. In Memphis, the chef-slash-farmer's market guru running a farm to table spot serving up a whole lot of classic comfort from meatloaf to sloppy joes to catfish. And in Providence, the real-deal family-run Italian deli scratch-making meat tortellini and curing their own bresaola meats."

Triple D episodes featuring Memphis Street Cafe, Rizzo's Diner, South of Beale and Memphis Barbecue Company have already aired, but Three Angels Diner on Broad Avenue is still upcoming.

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