Drive by and dive in

Rhode Island has its quirks, to be certain, and among its hidden secrets is that it birthed the dive diner.

And who doesn’t love a little validation?

Last week, the Liberty Elm Diner had its moment in the sun on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Featured on the “Comfort Foods Classics” episode, the local spot taught Guy Fieri a couple tricks on how to make a roasted turkey sandwich.

The episode re-airs over the next couple of weeks. Make friends off campus — IPTV is not a Food Network subscriber.

And if you want a little dive lovin’ even closer to home, Loui’s made its appearance on the show in November.