Name That City! — Nov. 11, 2021

Here’s a review of this week’s questions:

  1. The movies, “Hustle & Flow,” Great Balls of Fire” and “The Firm” were all filmed in what southern city?
  2. What midwestern city is home to Zug Island?
  3. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is from what midwestern city?

And here are the answers:

  1. Memphis, Tennessee has been the backdrop for numerous movies and TV shows in recent years, including those previously mentioned, as well as TV shows like, “Bluff City Law” and “Sun Records,” as well as the Netflix movie, “Uncorked,” with Courtney B. Vance. The 2008 movie, “Nothing but the Truth,” with Kate Beckinsale and Angela Bassett, is set in Washington DC but was shot in Memphis.
  2. Detroit, Michigan, is the home ofZug Island, referred to as, “the dirtiest square mile in Michigan.” As home to the Great Lakes Works steel mill, owned by U.S. Steel, the island in the Detroit River has been the site of lost lives and dangers to the health of local workers since 1902. While the steel manufactured there has benefitted a growing nation, the island itself, which was technically built by Detroit Iron Works, has been considered by locals to be an eyesore and a potential danger zone for many years.
  3. Columbus, Ohio is the city that produced “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” host Guy Fieri. Born in 1968, Fieri’s family soon relocated to Northern California, where he would eventually open his first restaurant, Johnny Garlic’s in Santa Rosa, CA, in 1996. He became a fixture on the Food Network in 2006 after winning “The Next Food Network Star,” and was soon hosting his own shows on the network. He has visited Columbus six times to spotlight local restaurants on “Diners.” He opened “Guy Fieri’s Flavortown,” a delivery-only provider of delicious meals, in 2021.

Thanks for playing!