‘Carnival Eats’ to feature Amherst couple at the Lorain County Fair

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Veteran and foodie Ted Gucik chats on camera with “Carnival Eats” host Noah Cappe at the Lorain County Fair in August 2019.

JASON HAWK
EDITOR

Ted Gucik will show off his famous mac attack taco in a segment on The Cooking Channel’s “Carnival Eats” at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Host Noah Cappe visited the Lorain County Fair in Wellington for two days last summer to get a taste of local fare, and spent more than three hours filming with Gucik.

Amherst residents Ted and Barb Gucik have been serving up food at the fairgrounds in Wellington for seven years. Together they run Sarge’s #1 Concessions.

The name of their business pays tribute to Ted’s 30 years in the service. After serving in Vietnam, he retired from the army as a staff sergeant.

As an army trainer, he already had experience in front of a camera. So when Cappe rolled around, Gucik said he felt right at home.

“It was interesting. It was fun,” he said. “We spent a lot of time talking about the military, about our food… We’d throw comments back and forth and just have a great time.”

Getting the premier treatment Sunday night will be the Gucik’s signature dish, a deep-friend flour tortilla bowl piled high with macaroni and cheese, pork and coleslaw.

And if you watch closely, you might see some faithful Lorain County Fair patrons who made the rounds on the fair’s closing day. The Guciks said the “Carnival Eats” crew spent an hour just shooting crowds.

Season 8 episode 6, “Attack of the Mac and Cheese,” will be shown again at 1 a.m. on Monday, May 11 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 21.