An expansion of his casual barbecue eateries on several Carnival Cruise Line ships, Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse combines smoked-on-board barbecue with a selection of craft beers brewed within the restaurant.
Fieri will announce his new venture at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas during 'Carnival's BBQ Challenge with Guy Fieri' when kids from the local 4H Club are tasked to come up with one-of-a-kind barbecue recipes inspired by Pig & Anchor. The three finalists will each receive a free cruise and Carnival is making a $20,000 donation to the 4H Club of Texas.
Guy's Smokehouse favorites include brisket smoked for 12 hours, Memphis-style baby back ribs, dry-rubbed and grill-finished chicken, pulled pork and cedar-smoked salmon with an apricot glaze—all cooked 'low and slow' using Fieri's signature rubs and spices. Smokehouse items are served with coleslaw, sweet pickles and golden honey cornbread or Texas toast.
The restaurant will also offer Fieri's signature dishes like Dragon Chili Cheese Fries, smoked beef brisket, cheddar cheese, onions and jalapenos; Trash Can Nachos topped with pulled pork, Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ sauce and melted cheese; and The Smokehouse Melt, with pulled pork, sliced brisket, double smoked pork belly bacon, two slices of cheddar cheese, homemade pickles and donkey sauce.
Craft beer will be created by Carnival's beverage team which includes Colin Presby, the only brew master in the North American cruise industry. Presby and team are developing four micro-brews to pair with the venue's menu. Details will be announced at a later date.
'Guy has been a great partner for the past six years and his new Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse aboard the new Carnival Horizon is the perfect expansion of our partnership,' said Carnival's Greg Poplewko, director of specialty dining.
The 138-seat venue will be located along the ship's Promenade with indoor and outdoor seating and design touches like ceiling tiles made of weathered galvanized siding, red brick walls, hardwood floors and booth and high-top seating with Fieri's signature 'Flavortown' catch phrase illuminating the full-service bar.
The restaurant will be open from 5 p.m. until late every night, with live music and menu items offered on an a la carte basis. A free-of-charge, self-service barbecue lunch buffet will be offered from noon to 2:30 p.m. on embarkation day and sea days.