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Alton Brown hits Kuppys

brownoutside11 19 14 webFood Network's Alton Brown visited Kuppy's Diner in Middletown

He arrived at Kuppy’s Diner in Middletown wearing sunglasses and a fedora, and sat at the counter, where he struck up a conversation with a regular about auto racing.

Co-owner Carol Kupp, working behind the counter, didn’t recognize him – and she’s a fan. When he removed his glasses and hat, she was surprised. She never expected to see him in her restaurant.

There, perched on a stool, was Food Network celebrity Alton Brown.

Brown, who hosts the network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen,’’ was starring in a stage show, “Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour,’’ which was stopping at the Hershey Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 11. He solicits dining recommendations from fans in each city where he’s performed.

Regulars at Kuppy’s had vowed to promote the diner to Brown via Twitter and Facebook. Kupp enjoyed their enthusiasm, all the while thinking to herself, “He’s not going to come to Middletown.’’

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