The OC Register interviewed Guy about Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, his fans, and his upcoming appearance at the California Food & Wine Festival.
Q. So, your goal is to always give someone a great place to eat. But, what if it’s not good?
A: I’ve had something like that happen, where it doesn’t look good. (Translation: the cook has totally messed up.) I stop (filming at that point) and say ‘Let’s move on.’
Q: What do fans say when they first see you?
A: ‘Dude, is it really you. Dude, you are really cool.’ They also ask me, “Is the car (Chevy Camaro convertible) really yours?
Q: Is it?
A: No. It’s the producer’s car.
Q: Since you’re headed to Disneyland later this week, let’s talk amusement park food. Do you like theme park food?
A: I’m not a big theme park food fan. I will give props to Disney. I think the thing that Disney does best is the prime rib at the Blue Bayou and the corn dogs at the red truck. Now, that’s my kind of fast food. The broasted chicken is killer.
Q: You are a California boy. Yet, it seems like you spend a lot of time at dives outside California. Any plans to do more in Southern California?
A: We are shooting in Southern California the day after Disney. In fact, we have 14 locations in California in the next (few) weeks.
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