Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jose’s Real Cuban Food air date on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' pushed back

 Jose Baserva by PAUL VIDELA/
The suspense is killing Jose Baserva.

His beloved Bradenton restaurant Jose’s Real Cuban Food had been scheduled to be seen at 9 p.m. on June 6 during an episode of Food Network’s popular road show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

But now Baserva won't know until June 9 when the nation will be able to watch crazy-haired host Guy Fieri dine on his picadillo, paella and boliche.

"I got an email from Food Network saying there was a scheduling conflict," Basevra said. "It will be posted on their website and mine on June 9 as to the exact date of the airing."

(I'll have the info posted here, as well.)

He noted business has quadrupled since the news broke last month.

“It’s nuts, it’s absolutely nuts," Baserva said. "We really appreciate community helping us out."

What's Baserva expect in terms of customer turnout after the show airs?

“Forget it!” he said with a big chuckle.

Jose’s Real Cuban Food is at 8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton.


Anonymous said...

Love this place!A great choice for downtown Bradenton if the opportunity ever arises.

Anonymous said...

well my husband and I drove from the east coast to try it...He (husband) is Cuban and said ...I quote tasted like dog ford...and he got sick from it...I didn't care for it either very dissapointed...I will stick with Havanas in West Palm that's REAL CUBAN !!!