Harrah’s Makes Guy Fieri Mayor Of Flavortown In Council Bluffs

Written By Connie Reinert on May 26, 2023
Guy Fieri's latest restaurant open at Harrah's in Council Bluffs.

Flavortown has come to Iowa. Guy Fieri’s Council Bluffs Kitchen + Bar opened May 22 at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino.

Fieri attended the pre-grand opening event and said he chose the location because of the good people in the area. He said being located in the center of the country will bring in good people who like good food and like to have a good time.

Fieri’s Council Bluffs Kitchen + Bar has all the Flavortown favorites

In addition to the newest Fieri restaurant, Harrah’s in Council Bluffs boasts 500 slots, table games, a golf course, entertainment complex, a Caesars Sportsbook IA, and a 250-room hotel.

The new restaurant features “Real Deal” Fieri signature recipes, such as award-winning burgers, BBQ and Big Eat dishes such as stuffed “Smoked Shotgun Shells.” The menu includes Fieri’s Trash Can Nachos, a bacon mac-n-cheese burger and an “old skool” steak sandwich.

As a tribute to Iowa, the menu also features a thick-cut pork chop with a whiskey glaze, corn and pepper relish, and loaded garlic mashed potatoes.

Fieri’s Flavortown favorites on the menu

  • Trash Can Nachos
  • Pepperoni Pizza Pops
  • Big Bite Burgers
  • Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger
  • Primetime American Kobe Burger
  • Cajun Chicken Alfredo
  • Hot Honey Garlic Wings
  • Awesome Iowa Chop
  • Old Skool Steak Sandwich
  • Signature Cocktails

Fieri restaurant part of $22M renovation project at Harrah’s

The restaurant sports an outdoor patio next to the Stir Concert Cove, a 36,000-square-foot outdoor music theater. The venue recently hosted Willie Nelson and Bret Michaels.

The $4 million restaurant is part of a $22 million renovation at Harrah’s, owned by Caesars Entertainment. Other renovations include a $6 million makeover of the gaming floor, and a $12 million hotel remodel.

Restaurant chefs and kitchen staff trained with Fieri’s team to learn how to create the bold flavors Fieri is known for. The restaurant is expected to employ at least 30 workers.

Current job openings

  • Food and beverage attendant
  • Food server
  • Bartender
  • Sous Chef
  • Server Assistant
  • Kitchen Steward
  • Cook

Fieri continues to grow his brand with restaurants and TV shows

Fieri hosts several television shows on the Food Network, including “Diners, Drive Ins & Dives.” He is a chef, restauranteur, author and has won an Emmy award. In 2019, Fieri received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His honor came at the same time as Julia Child, and they joined two other chefs with stars, Wolfgang Puck and Bobby Flay.

Fieri’s rise began in 2006 when he won Food Network’s competition show, “Next Food Network Star.” He was given his own television series, “Guy’s Big Bite.” He also hosts “Guy’s Grocery Games,” “Tournament of Champions,” “Guy’s Ranch Kitchen” and the new “Guy’s Ultimate Game Night.”

He now has 17 different restaurant brands, from Chicken Guy to El Burro Borracho. Fieri opened his first restaurant with Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas in 2014. He now owns more than 75 restaurants around the world.

Fieri lives in Northern California with his wife, Lori, and their two sons, Hunter and Ryder.

Photo by Caesars Entertainment
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Connie J. Reinert has a long history of work in the news industry with roles as a designer, photographer and reporter to being a publisher/owner. Much of her current work focuses on being a good story teller.

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