Chef Guy Fieri includes crowd in Richland taping
Richland’s Frost Me Sweet Bistro & Bakery is the latest Tri-City restaurant to be featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
“Not Your Everyday Eats,” will air at 9 p.m., May 10, on the Food Network.
Fieri called on a series of Tri-Cities restaurants shortly before Christmas. The television show has been weaving the resulting interviews and profiles into a series of episodes.
Barley’s Brew Pub in Kennewick was featured in “Belly, Beef and Bratwrust,” which aired April 12.
The program does not disclose the restaurants it profiles prior to air dates, but describes them in enough detail that local fans can figure them out, as is the case with Frost Me Sweet.
The May 10 episode will highlight a Hawaiian-Asian fusion spot in Chico, Calif., a “funky joint” in Vancouver, B.C., and “a bakery-gone-savory firin’ up duck banh mi and sweet potato lasagna.”
The latter are hallmarks of the Frost Me Sweet menu.
Hobby grew into a business
Frost Me Sweet, led by Megan and Jason Savely, is currently doubling the size of its iconic aqua-colored bakery and cafe on The Parkway in Richland.
Like many entrepreneurs, the Savelys weren’t looking to create a business. Both had worked in restaurants and were pursuing non-food careers. She worked in a doctor’s office. He was in property management.
Their career paths shifted when Megan discovered cake decorating videos. Her first effort wowed family and friends, who began asking her to make special occasion cakes.
What started as a hobby quickly grew into a business when they leased more space than they needed for just a bakery. Today, Jason is lead chef and the couple employ about 30.
The Savelys bought the 2,800-square-foot brick building next door and a major conversion project is ongoing.
Also, their mobile food truck is expected to park at the Columbia Gardens wine village near the cable bridge in downtown Kennewick.