The week started off in Western New York with taping "Tailgate Warriors" at the Bears @ Bills preseason football game, August 15 - 16, 2009 in Lot C of the Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, NY.
According to Questfor31.com,"Tailgate Warriors will be hosted by Guy Fieri and will follow Guy around the national football league as he pits two tailgating teams, representing the NFL organizations taking the field on gameday, to match wits in a tailgating battle of gameday cuisine preparation."
I expect "Tailgate Warriors" to premier on the Food Network on Saturday, October 17, 2009. But don't quote me, haha.
After taping several locations for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in WNY and a live cooking demonstration in Niagara Falls, Guy headed to the Food Network studios in Chelsea Market, New York, to tape the 7th season of Guy's Big Bite. Typically, 2 to 3 episodes are taped each day over a 7- to 10-day period. In total, 20 episodes were shot over eight days, August 21 - 28, 2009.
On Friday the 21st Sunny Anderson joined in on Guy's set to tape an episode.
On Saturday the 22nd, Guy Fieri was spotted throwing back nibbles from the raw bar at the sceney Standard Grill, where he commented, "I don't want to be cliché, but I love [Mario Batali's] Otto. It's the first place I had lardo. And the olive oil gelato is fantastic," to Page Six of the New York Post.
On Sunday, August 23, 2009, the studios were closed for taping, so Guy and Anne Burrell spent an afternoon in Chinatown, where Guy learned (?) how to hand pull noodles.
Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles
1 Doyers St. (bet. Pell St. and Bowery)
New York, NY 10013
On the 26th, Michael "the Mad Mixologist" Perea from Las Vegas, Nevada, joined Guy on the set for three episodes.
On August 28, Guy sent out a tweet, "In nyc on set of guys big bite, gettin ready to wrap last of 20 shows. Wow, been a run of great recipes. Such a killer crew workin onda show," which caused a bit of a sensation from his Twitter followers - this isn't the LAST of Guy's Big Bite, just that they wrapped up taping the 7th season. Guy's Big Bite will be back; never fear.
Guy Fieri taping Triple D in Buffalo, NY
Guy Fieri finishes up a busy week in WNY
Guy Fieri shoots Season 7 of Guy's Big Bite