Guy Fieri, the flamboyant Food Network host, might be getting closer to making a reality out of the oft-repeated claim that he’s the “mayor of Flavortown.”

A petition gathering thousands of signatures is seeking to put the imaginary city on the map, by renaming Columbus, Ohio, in his honor. Statues and other iconography around the country of Christopher Columbus — including one in the state capital that bears his name — have been targeted amid a nationwide anti-racist protest movement.

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