Food: Sonoma Valley smokehouse fired up for TV

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Cochon Volant Smokehouse & BBQ, the Boyes Hot Springs barbecue and smoked meats haven with sculptor Bryan Tedrick’s flying pig statue on the roof, will appear on Sonoma County chef Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” on Friday, Nov. 9.

Cochon Volant owners Lizzy and Rob Larman hosted Fieri and crew for two days last month while they filmed the segment and invited lots of locals to munch on their favorite barbecued or smoked meats as “customers.” Some of those guests included such locals as Amee Scott and sons, Penny Byrd and “Papa,” Peter Hansen, Mike Lee, Debbie and Paul Giusto, and Kimmy McArdle and daughter Emma. The “customers” enjoyed large portions of brisket, ribs and fried chicken during filming. Mike Lee made the video pitch on Chochon Volant that caught the attention of the show’s producers in the first place.

Other local “Triple D” segments have been filmed at Schellville Grill, Sunflower Caffé and Café Citti, in Kenwood.

So many people mentioned Lizzy’s huge cookies that, hopefully, they will also be included in the show. Larman has a large catering business and previously owned Rob’s Rib Shack and La Poste French restaurant in Sonoma. 18350 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma. 509-5480.

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