Thursday, August 20, 2009

Guy Fieri finishes up a busy week in WNY

Elena Cala Buscarino of Buffalo Rising scored a nice interview with Guy Fieri while taping Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in Buffalo, New York. She writes, "I met up with him at Sophia's on Military Road this morning, and I have to say that any national celebrity who can be funny and gracious at 7:45AM is alright with me." Read the full article here.

Guy Fieri in Bernice, the author's '75 LeSabre

Guy listed the places in Buffalo that he's visited already: Lake Effect Diner, Grover's Bar & Grill, Earl's Drive-in, the Blackthorn, and "a Bill's tailgate party hosted on a Pinto at Ralph Wilson Stadium," which POTENTIALLY leaves the Pizza Junction yet to be shot in the afternoon of the 19th or the morning of the 20th.

Moreover, Guy said the "Tailgating Warriors" show, produced by Guy's Production Company, Ragtop Productions, a joint venture between Page Productions and Guy Fieri, is scheduled to air on September 17, 2009. Of course, Kleetus says it will air October 17, 2009. So just stay tuned, and I'll see if I can't sort it all out.

And to comment on the food in Buffalo? "Beef on weck? Oh my God," Guy said, "this could have been the beef on weck tour."

Ok, for those of you NOT from Buffalo, a typical beef on weck sandwich (a.k.a. kummelweck or kimmelweck) is made from slow-roasted, hand carved, rare roast beef. The cut face of the top half of the roll may be dipped in the juices from the roast. Prepared horseradish is usually provided for the diner to spread on the top half of the roll to taste. In the Buffalo area, it is common to see jars of horseradish on eatery tables that serve the sandwich.

As usual, it will take anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months for these restaurants to air on the Food Network.

At the Lake Effect Diner, the parking lot was roped off, and Guy could be seen inside entertaining kids with magic tricks, joking around with the diners, and posing for pictures with fans.

Tucker Curtin, owner of the diner, is an active participant in the local farm movement, working with local farmers and members of his staff to bring fresh, locally grown food to the table. Read more here.

Guy Fieri at the Lake Effect Diner

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