That was quite a tasty scene at the Tocchini family’s 3rd Street Cinema Six on Sunday afternoon.
Every one of 500 seats in two theaters was filled by fans of our local-grown TV star, Guy Fieri, and of Worth Our Weight (WOW), the all-volunteer cafe near Montgomery Village that trains at-risk teens in the culinary arts and allows patrons to pay what they choose.
WOW apprentices served food at Sunday’s moviehouse gala and Guy previewed the “Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives” episode that he and Food Network produced on Worth Our Weight. The episode shows on TV for the first time tonight, Monday, Jan. 17.
It’s nicely done, focusing on two of the young men who’ve found new direction in life since WOW founder Evelyn Cheatham brought them in and taught them to create real and really wonderful food.
WOW, located at 1021 Hahman Dr., is open only on weekends. On Sunday, the day of the theater event with Guy, it enjoyed its busiest day ever. And that was before the gala and before the national broadcast of the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode.
Across the country, eateriers featured on the enormously popular show typically experience a great surge in business after Guy tells America about them.