‘Coming Soon!’ finally came

Photo: Fred Lopez

Hungry for details during months of speculation about a new Guy Fieri restaurant, Villagers now are satisfying their curiosity and appetites at the TV chef’s American Kitchen + Bar.

“I always try different restaurants to see if I like it,” Villager Tim Andrews says. “Not just because he’s on TV, but I’ll definitely try it. You can’t have too many restaurants.”

Or maybe you can. Guy’s new spot replaces Honest John’s Whiskey and Provisions, 1045 Old Camp Road at Lake Sumter Landing. Tim says that’s a “tough area” for competition, including Cody’s Roadhouse, R.J. Gator’s, redsauce, and City Fire.

Guy’s menu features moderately priced American cuisine like burgers, wings, ribs, steaks, sandwiches, and a full list of cocktails. The Villages’ location adds to his roster of American Kitchen + Bar restaurants in New York City, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, and Cancún, Mexico.

Villager Denise Mrozek says she and her husband, Fred, will try the new restaurant because Fieri’s name is attached. But there’s a more important bottom line, Fred says: “I always look at the price and happy hour.”