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Too much is never enough, right? That’s clearly the thinking where Carnival Cruise Line’s partnership with uber-popular chef Guy Fieri is concerned. The line today announced that the man behind Guy’s Burger Joint will introduce a second restaurant, a 138-seat brewhouse, aboard the upcoming Carnival Horizon. Love craft beer? Love BBQ? Then this will be the place for you, as Guy’s Pig and Anchor Smokehouse/Brewhouse will combine the best of both worlds, offering complimentary dining during lunch and for-fee dining from 5 pm on.
The Guy Fieri Smokehouse Menu
- Dragon Chili Cheese Fries
- Trash Can Nachos
- The Smokehouse Melt
- Baby Back Ribs
- Dry Rubbed Chicken
- Pulled Pork
- Cedar Salmon
Among the Fieri-created side dish favorites will be the Longhorn Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Beer-Braised Cowboy Pinto Beans, Sweet Potato Bourbon Mash, Mashed Potatoes with Red Eye Gravy and Burnt Ends, and Buttermilk Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Almonds.
Carnival Cruise Line’s Brewing New Beers!
Obviously, you can’t have BBQ without beer, so Carnival’s beverage team — including Colin Presby, the only brewmaster in the North American cruise industry — is busy developing four new microbrews specifically designed to pair with the smokehouse’s menu.
The official announcement will be made by Fieri in Dallas at the Texas State Fair during an event called the “Carnival’s BBQ Challenge with Guy Fieri.” Kids from the local 4-H Club were tasked to come up with unique barbecue recipes inspired by the Pig & Anchor. The three finalists will each receive a free cruise, and Carnival is making a $20,000 donation to the 4-H Club of Texas in support of its mission of encouraging young people to reach their fullest potential.
Fieri started his partnership with Carnival Cruise Line in 2011, when he launched the popular Guy’s Burger Joint. The burger eatery is now featured on 19 of Carnival’s Fun Ships.
Photos: Carnival Cruise Line