More philanthropic work for Guy ahead
On December 26, 2008, The Sonoma Sun reported that Guy Fieri attended a meeting at the B.R. Cohn Winery in Sonoma Valley, California. "No one can wake up a room like Food Network star Guy Fieri, complete with spiked bleached blond hair, tattoos, heavy leather and silver jewelry, skater pants and a big voice and heart."
Arrangements are being made for Fieri to participate in next year’s 23rd Annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival and Celebrity Golf Classic, Oct. 2-5, 2009. Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, CommonBond Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley are some of the recipients from the charity events.
Guy continues to make news in West Virginia
The Herald Dispatch reported today that Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives made several pit-stops in the Huntington area, positively impacting the area's economy.
Guy's show featured Smokey Valley Truck Stop in nearby Olive Hill, Ky., Central City Cafe, 529 West 14th St., Huntington, and the original Lesage location, of Sonny and Sharie Knight's Hillbilly Hotdogs.
Fieri, whose father, Jim, is from Wheeling, also put two recipes from Hillbilly Hotdogs into his new cookbook, and flew Sonny and Sharie out to Cali in December to tape a "best of" episode for Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
In their article, they continue to comment that, "As if that wasn't enough culinary spotlight, Cabell County native Katie Lee Joel (armed with her grandma Dora Harshbarger's Logan County Hamburgers recipe), beat out 17 other cooking teams including many of the top chefs in New York City and celebrities such as Al Roker of NBC's "Today" show to win top honors at Rachel Ray's Burger Bash."
Here's Guy at that very event.