Saturday, October 31, 2009

Guy Fieri makes second appearance on Letterman

Guy Fieri is scheduled for his second appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman (website) on Monday, November 2, 2009. Also on the show: Julia Louis-Dreyfus from the CBS comedy series The New Adventures of Old Christine and Carrie Underwood.

The last time Guy Fieri made an appearance on Letterman's show, he demonstrated "The Hunch."

But I think Guy Fieri has much more to talk about this time. His new book, More Diners, Drive-ins and Dives - A Drop-Top Culinary Cruise Through America's Finest and Funkiest Joints (Harper Collins), is officially released on Tuesday, November 3, 2009. To promote the book, Guy has two scheduled book-signing appearances:

Monday, November 02, 2009
395 Route 3 E Clifton, NJ 07014
(973) 779-5500

Tuesday, November 03, 2009
10 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10019

Moreover, Guy Fieri autographed editions of the new book are now available for pre-order on

And speaking of new products, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Season 3 is now available on DVD. Check amazon.

Guy Fieri has two appearances scheduled in the next two weeks: the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show in Washington, D.C., November 7, 2009 (info) and the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland, Ohio, November 13 - 15, 2009 (info).

Guy's Knuckle Sandwich Series of Ergo Chef Knives (info) will be released at the end of November, and the Guy Fieri Road Show (info) kicks off November 17.

Really, I can barely keep up ....

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fans spend time MS Painting Guy Fieri

I never said this was a serious blog ....

First entry by Epic Portions, Adventures in Food.

And this second entry, by Consumed and Obsessed

which continues with "America's only living Dragonball-Z character, Guy Fieri ..."

I just about rolled off my chair, laughing.

Then there's this Guy Fieri puppet, one of three wishing Sammi a happy birthday on YouTube (video here). Haha. Yup! Someone took the time to make "Guy Fiery" puppet, along with a French Toast and a Quesadilla. I think this wins the 'Dorable Award' for the week.

Speaking of Food Network artistic impersonations, and because the holiday season will be here before you know it, that's right: from the FN Dish, Food Network Star gingerbread cookies.

I think Guy Fieri looks delicious. Click images to be redirected to their respective blog posts. Life's short! Draw, paint, make puppets and frost cookies. Do it now; it all goes by so quickly. Haha, enjoy.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Guy Fieri on DIY's Garage Mahal show

Guy Fieri on DIY Network's Garage Mahal Monday, November 9th at 10:30pm/9:30c, with Brian Corsetti.

Click here to watch the full, 20-minute episode of Garage Mahal with Guy Fieri on DIY.

Guy Fieri, Food Network's superstar chef, is one busy fella. That's why the Garage Mahal team has come to help him turn his bare garage into a sleek, eclectic space complete with an incredible bar on wheels, diamond plate wainscoting, and a half ton of auto parts including vintage car hoods that raise to reveal flat screen TV's. In the end this garage is transformed into a functional and unique space that is 100% Guy Fieri.

Check Garage Mahal's Guy Fieri's Garage episode page for future air dates and times.

For Autoweek's take on the new garage, click here to read their article and review. They say "The folks from Unique Garage, a company that creates cabinets with custom-image fronts, built a wall's worth of storage whose designs were Fieri's own unique Joe Leonard-drawn tattoos."

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Guy Fieri heads to the Carolinas for Triple D

We're following the Twitter trail of where Guy Fieri will be when, shooting Diners, Drive-ins and Dives this week in the Carolinas.

Taping starts at Jake's Good Eats in Charlotte, North Carolina

Jake's Good Eats - website
12721 Albemarle Rd
Charlotte, NC 28227
(704) 545-4741
*Premieres 5/31/10 Grilled, Smoked and Sauced*

Other confirmed locations:

South 21 Drive In - website
3101 E Independence Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 377-4509
*Premieres 2/8/10* By Request

Cabo Fish Taco - website
3201 N Davidson St.
Charlotte,NC 28205
Premieres 5/17/10 - Bringin' It Home

Guy Fieri was also sighted (via twitter) at The Penguin Drive-in, but I've been unable to confirm the visit was for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. It was already featured in the Blue Plate Special episode, first season.

Another on the watch list,

The Landmark (no website)
4429 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 532-1153

Dish - website
1220 Thomas Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 344-0343
*Premieres 2/22/10* Comfort Food Classics

And this, just confirmed, on the South Carolina list:

Pawley's Front Porch
827 Harden St.
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 771-8001
Scheduled to tape Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 over lunch.
Episode *premieres 2/15/10*

Another SC eatery on the TripleD watch list:
Farmer’s Shed - website
2514 Augusta Highway
Lexington, SC 29072
Premieres 5/3/10 - Homegrown and Homemade

Episodes from this area will begin to air in February, 2010.

Click Here to view a map of all Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in the Columbia / Charlotte area.

Win tix to meet Guy Fieri in Raleigh, NC

The Mouthful blog at is giving away two premium tickts to Guy Fieri's Road Show. See blog post here.

The Road Show comes to Raleigh, North Carolina on November 21, 2009. Contest entries are due on November 6, 2009.

The prize package includes two tickets in the pit directly in front of orchestra, admittance to a pre-show meet-and-greet with Guy Fieri and a new edition of his book, “More Diners, Drive-Ins, Dives: A Drop-Top Culinary Cruise Through America's Finest and Funkiest Joints.”

This contest applies to residents in the Raleigh area. Entrants must create a list of three must-eat locations for Fieri if he were to bring his show to the Triangle.

Write no more than 250 words on where Fieri should eat and why. Send entries and contact information by email to Put Guy Fieri in the subject line, OR mail your entry to Andrea Weigl, Food Writer, The News & Observer, 215 S. McDowell St., Raleigh NC 27601.

The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Nov. 6. Good luck!

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Swine Dining (GI0703H)

Guy's Big Bite - Swine Dining - Aired: 10/25/09

If you've read the tabloids, you know Guy Fieri is a pal of pork. So for this week he's scaring up a menu featuring Spanish Pork Blade Steaks, Guy's Spicy Spanish Rice, and a Mango Island Margarita.

Spanish-Style Pork Shoulder Steaks - recipe

Guy's Spicy Spanish Rice - recipe

Mango Island Margarita - cocktail recipe
recipe courtesy Michael Perea

pork shoulder steaks, corn tortillas, Olive tapenade, peppers, corn, squash, basmati rice, beans, tequila, Cointreau, mango

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tickets for SOBE Wine & Food Festival go on sale October 26, 2009

Tickets for the 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival will go on sale Monday, October 26, 2009, online at or via telephone at (877) 762-3933.

The Festival is scheduled for February 25 - 28, 2010.

Of special note to ticket buyers this year, there will not be a second block of tickets sold in early 2010 so famished foodies seeking tickets to the hottest event in town should get their tickets when they go on sale on the 26th.

Guy Fieri's Moon Over Miami Closing Party - more info
Sunday, February 28, 2010
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets $75

A perfect full moon will rise over Miami Beach just as the ninth annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival prepares to say goodnight—but not before one last blowout. Superstar chef Guy Fieri cranks up the heat with a steamy, Latin-flavored fiesta guaranteed to leave a great aftertaste. Chefs from some of the best Latin restaurants including David’s Café, will prepare the savories, and specialty cocktails will provide the perfect thirst quenchers. Enjoy all that as you dance the night away to a band well versed in the music of salsa, samba, and merengue. Only a lunatic would stay away!

Party Animal Pass - more info
Tickets $200
Perfect for anyone who considers themselves a night owl—Sobe’s favorite bird!—this superticket gains you VIP admission to the Festival’s hottest late-night events:

Patrón Late Night After Party presented by MIAMI Magazine
Thursday, February 25, 2010
10:00 pm - 2:00 am
“Mischieve in the Garden of Agave” presented by Hornitos
Friday, February 26, 2010
10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Guy Fieri's Moon Over Miami Closing Party
Sunday, February 28, 2010
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

You can follow the South Beach Food & Wine Festival on

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Guy Fieri does Hawaii, and does it right

Guy Fieri took off from San Francisco to Hawaii for a bit of vacation, including some snorkeling, a meal for the troops at Pearl Harbor, a concert or two and to tape Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

To see all the locations Guy Fieri visited in Hawaii, click here.

To read about a fan's visit to all the Hawaii Triple D locations, click here.

The Poke Stop - website
1840 Meheula Pkwy
Mililani Town, HI 96789
(808) 626-3400‎
Premiere 5/3/10 - Homegrown and Homemade

Television station KHON wrote an article and did a brief interview with Guy Fieri and Chef Guzman. Click here to view.

Rainbow Drive-In - website
3308 Kanaina Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 737-0177
Scheduled to premiere - 6/21/10
Fast Food Their Way

View another twitpic here.

Nico's Pier 38 - website
1133 N. Nimitz HWY
Honolulu, HI 96817
Scheduled to premiere 4/5/10
Triple D Goes Hawaiian

Highway Inn - website
94-226 Leoku St.
Waipahu, 96797
(808) 677-4345
Scheduled to premiere 4/5/10
Triple D Goes Hawaiian

View more Highway Inn photos here

Hank's Haute Dogs - website
324 Coral St
Honolulu, HI
(808) 532-4265
Scheduled to premiere 4/5/10
Triple D Goes Hawaiian

Germaine's Luau - website
91-119 Olai Street
Kapolei, HI 96707
Scheduled to premiere 4/5/10
Triple D Goes Hawaiian

Murphy's Bar & Grill - website
2 Merchant Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 531-0422
Premieres 5/17/10 - Bringin' It Home

Expect the Hawaii segments to air in 3 to 6 months, sometime in the spring of 2010.

For behind the scenes comments, what Guy ate and memorable moments, read this article from, written October 24, 2009. And for a current information on the Hawaii episodes, written Friday, March 10, 2010, visit this article.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Guy Fieri, doing the rounds on radio shows

On Friday, October 9, 2009 on WAAF

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 on the Cooper Lawrence Show
- Listen Here
Guy Fieri talks about his knives, trips to Alaska and Hawaii, including a culinary demonstration for the Armed Forces, his new book and he answers questions from callers.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 on KISU, Seattle
- Read Blog - Listen Here
Guy Fieri has a great conversation about local places he's visited in Seattle (Voula's, Mike's Chili Parlor, etc.). They also talk about the upcoming Guy Fieri Road Show. This one is a long conversation, some 20 minutes.

Guy answers questions about the recent Saturday Night Live skits, his reactions to the Seattle, Kansas City and Vegas impostors, and he talks about the (now legendary) upstate New York bra. Great show - highly recommended that you give it a listen.

The BJ Shea show headed over to Voula's for a meal, and got a surprise phone call from Guy Fieri. (about 2 minutes into the video)

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Big Texas Barbecue (GI0710H) with video

Guy's Big Bite - Big Texas Barbecue - Aired: 10/18/09

Today Guy Fieri is bringing you big flavors in a big hurry and with his friend Terry Chandler's (of Fred's Texas Cafe) Ten Gallon Hat sized tastebuds. Together they're sharing the sweet and the heat of Vinegar-Brined Baby Back Ribs w/ Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Black Bean & Corn Salad, The Outlaw Chef's "Rio Grande" Cornbread.

Vinegar Brined Baby Back Ribs - recipe

Black Bean and Corn Salad - recipe

Here's the Outlaw Chef's "Rio Grande Cornbread" - recipe

apple cider vinegar, baby back ribs, BBQ sauce, corn, black beans, Hatch green chiles, goat cheese

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Guy Fieri's NFL picks for week six

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Dora to Guy Fieri: Oh ye of little faith!

Guy's Big Game (GI0713H) with video

Guy's Big Bite - Guy's Big Game - Aired: 10/17/09

It's total Tailgate Time on Big Bite for the Big Game. Guy Fieri makes tender turkey patties on rye with gruyere and mushrooms, along with a cheddar-topped potato salad, will satisfy hungry fans and linebackers alike. To toast your team's win, a grape mojito inspired by Guy's hometown.

Baked Potato Salad - recipe

Kumquat Mojito - cocktail recipe
Note: Micheal Perea wrote in that the cocktail from the show is a Sonoma County Mojito: Red, black, green grapes. Tablespoon sugar 1 lime cut into 4 wedges, 6-8 mint leaves ( muddle all ingredents ) 2 oz silver rum 1 oz white Sonoma County wine ( any variatal ) 4 oz soda water.

Turkey Burger Patty Melts - recipe

potatoes, sour cream, bacon, ground turkey, cremini mushrooms, rye bread, Gruyere cheese

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-> more on Guy's Big Bite <-

Thursday, October 15, 2009

More info on Guy Fieri's Tailgate Warriors

*Update* Guy Fieri is looking for more Tailgate Warriors for the 2010 NFL season.

Tailgate Warriors premieres on Saturday. Here's a bit more information on the show.

Tailgating fans were called to Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, on August 15, 2009 for an NFL pre-season game against the Chicago Bears. Two tailgating teams were pitted against each other on the blacktop: Conklin’s Tailgate Bar and Grill (Yahoo! group) for Buffalo v. Da Bus (website) for Chicago.

CBnG made the Norwood Platter, Wing in the Pigskin, Four Straight (with scallops), and T.O.'s Great on Sundae (haha).

The Bus' menu included a Blitz Burger, Da Bears Bus Roast Beef, the Sideline Salad, Pump Fake Potato and Superbowl S'mores.

The teams were judged by Jay "The Tailgate Guy" DiEugenio, Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe, Maile Carpenter and the host Guy Fieri.

Jay DiEugenio (website) has "tailgated at every stadium in the NFL, as well as numerous colleges, racetracks, and even a Hollywood game show" and hosts a radio show that airs Thursdays at 12 Noon Pacific, 2pm Central and 3pm Eastern on the TalkZone Sports Channel.

Sometimes mistaken for Guy Fieri's dad but isn't, Dr. BBQ (website) has written four cookbooks and is currently working on a fifth.

Jaden Hair, of, described Ray with "the razor-sharp spiky blond hair, trophy belly, baggy black shorts, flavor-savor beard and a killer watch tattoo where time stops at 5:01pm ... (he was) everything I had expected from a man who carried a name, Dr. BBQ, with swaggering authority."

Ray Lampe is the Executive Chef at Southern Hospitality, a New York BBQ restaurant. Moreover, he is credited with inadvertently naming Guy's BBQ team, the Motley Cue, in 2003. (the full story)

Guy Fieri and Ray Lampe were both judges at the Jack Daniels Invitational in 2008.

Maile Carpenter is Editor-In-Chief of Food Network Magazine (website). In her career, she's been a food editor for Time Out New York and executive editor for the magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray.

This program is airing as a special - if it gets rave reviews, it could be picked up as a series next year. But for now, enjoy the program. Keep an eye on the The Tailgate Warriors' index page for recipes and future airing times and dates.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just for fun - Guy Fieri sighting, phone call to Mom

For laughs. Enjoy!

Sarah sees Guy Fieri from Food Network in our elevator in NY... then calls her mom. Hilarious.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Guy Fieri found the Next Pork Personality

In April of this year, the National Pork Board called to the public for the Next Pork Personality, and Guy Fieri led the summer-long search by asking Americans to star in their own two-minute video highlighting their best tips for sizzlin’ up pork on the grill.

Finalists were flown to New York City during the Wine & Food Festival for a tong to tong grill off, with Guy Fieri as host and a judge at the event. Guests were served pork skewers with mango salsa and watched the contestants do what they do best: grill with pork.

According to the New York Post, Guy said pork is his favorite protein with which to cook. "I was reviewing all my recipes and noticed I put it in all my Asian dishes and my Mexican dishes and my Italian dishes," he told the NYPost. "It’s just so universal." He continued, "it’s like a great canvas; it’ll take on anything you throw at it."

And Guy's thoughts on bacon? "I can have bacon on anything," he continued. "I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like bacon unless they’re a vegetarian. And I think even vegetarians, quietly, inside, wish they could."

Robert Burmeister of Chow Gourmet in West Brighton took second in the Search for the Next Pork Personality contest, but Guy Fieri declared him top hog in the taste category. Burmeister made a German Cuban Reuben Pork Burger (click here for the recipe), and Guy said it was "outstanding. On the taste side that was my favorite. It had great flavor."

And Dana Johnson of Ripon, California was also a finalist, with Dana's Hog Log (click here for the recipe) as her entry. In addition to their trip to New York, both runners up were awarded a brand new Char-Broil® RED™ Infrared Gas Grill. Nice!

Guy Fieri crowned Kristina Vanni of North Hollywood, California the National Pork Board’s “Next Pork Personality” on Friday, October 9, 2009. Vanni received a $5,000 grand prize for her original recipe: Spicy Asian Pork Tenderloin with Pear Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Baby Choy (click here for the winning recipe).

For more pictures from the event, click here. And for full information, including contact links, click here.

The National Pork Board's press release quoted Guy Fieri, "Not only did Vanni wow the judges with a presentation that would entertain any food fan, but she also brought an 'off-da-hook' recipe that really showcased the great flavor and versatility of my favorite protein - pork."

And of her experience meeting and cooking for Guy Fieri, Kristina said in a note to me, "He was fastastic! Such a great host and a wonderful person." She continued, "Guy was wonderful, and we all had a pork-tastic time!"

For another brief video interview from the Next Pork Personality event in New York City with Guy Fieri and runner up Robert Burmeister for Predicto TV, click here.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Guy Fieri's next stop, Hawaii, for Triple D

Guy Fieri is headed to Hawaii to shoot locations for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The scheduled dates are October 14 - 20, 2009.

One of the confirmed locations is

The Poke Stop - website
1840 Meheula Pkwy
Mililani Town, HI 96789
(808) 626-3400‎
Twitter: PokeStop

on the island of Oahu, a 20-mile drive north and west of Honolulu. The Poke Stop is owned by chef Elmer Guzman, serving both eat-in and take-out seafood dishes.

This episode is scheduled to premiere on the Food Network on 5/3/10.

Of Chef Elmer, the Honolulu Advertiser writes,
He is an alumnus of the culinary arts program at Kapi'olani Community College, and graduated with high honors from the culinary apprenticeship program at the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia. Time spent under chef Alan Wong at Mauna Lani Bay Resort and Bungalows, as sous chef at Emeril's Restaurant in New Orleans and executive chef at Sam Choy's Diamond Head Restaurant, has honed his skills, which he couples with an understanding of Island tastes.

Chef Elmer is also the author of "The Shoreline Chef," which contains 100 recipes including Aholehole Etouffee, Akule Poke and Nohu Bouillabaisse, and foreword by Chef Emeril Lagasse.

More Hawaiian locations as I hear of them.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

More from the New York Wine & Food Festival

Blogs, tweets, web articles and videos keep streaming in from this past weekend's New York City Wine & Food Festival 2009, hosted by the Food Network.

If you're looking for New York City Wine and Food Festival book signing pictures with Guy Fieri, click here to be redirected to

The FN Dish reviews Chelsea Market After Dark 2009

Food Network's Flickr photos

Video interview of Guy Fieri from the New York Insider, at Chelsea After Dark

Guy Fieri welcoming people to the Chelsea Market After Dark event held at Chelsea market during the NYC Wine and Food Festival 10/9/09

Guy Fieri dancing with the bartenders at the Chelsea Market After Dark event held during the Food Network Wine and Food Festival in NYC 10/9/09

(source: bus5000)

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By popular demand - Guy Fieri's tailgate videos

I posted mid-September that the Food Network has created a tailgating package on their website. Shortly thereafter, the NFL Network Gameday picked up on the videos, showing a new one each Sunday.

Fans have written in, requesting all the videos collected together in one place ... so for you ... here they are:

Guy's Tailgate Primer
Guy and pals Dirty and Kleetus show how to set up for a primo tailgate.

Guy's Tailgate Appetizers
Guy Fieri makes artichoke dip on the grill and buffalo wings three ways.

Guy's Tailgate Chicken Dinner
Guy makes a lime tequila chicken tailgate and a "waka waka" salad.

Guy's Tailgate Sandwiches
Guy whips up jamabalaya sandwiches and white sangria.

Guy's Tailgating Appetizers (from Food Network Magazine)
Artichoke Spinach Dip with Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Carolina Wings
Tequila Lime Wings
Tailgating Asian Wings

Scott Bowen, of lists the NFL's Top 10 tailgating towns. Click here for the full article.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Guy Fieri makes pork recipes on Fox News

Guy Fieri visited Fox News in New York the morning of October 9, 2009 to promote grilling with pork. Here is the video and recipes!

To view video in a larger player, click here

To view video in a larger player, click here

More Guy Fieri pork recipes

Tastebud Poppin' Pork Piccata
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Times: 10 minutes prep, 10 minutes cook

3 or 4 pork shoulder blade steaks, 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick (3 1/2 to 4 pounds total)
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup garlic, peeled, smashed and slightly chopped
5 teaspoons lemon zest, grated
5 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons capers, drained
5 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
2 1/4 teaspoons black pepper, cracked
1 1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt
1 tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped

Cooking Directions: Combine wine, garlic, lemon peel and 3 tablespoons juice, 3 tablespoons capers, mustard, 2 teaspoons cracked pepper and 1 teaspoon salt in small bowl.

Place pork in single layer in 2 1/2 gallon resealable plastic bag or large glass baking dish. Pour wine mixture over pork. If using bag, close bag to seal. Turn bag or pork over in dish to coat with wine marinade. Marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature or in refrigerator for up to 1 hour,

Preheat gas grill to medium-high heat for direct grilling. Remove steaks from marinade, brushing off any large pieces and reserving marinade. Transfer marinade to small sauce pan. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 minute; remove from heat.

Grill steaks, uncovered, for 6 to 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F, turning steaks over halfway during grilling and brushing occasionally with reserved marinade. Transfer steaks to carving board. Loosely cover with foil; let rest for 5 minutes.

Remove foil. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Top with remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice, parsley and remaining 1 tablespoon capers. Cut into serving pieces before serving.

Strawberry Pork Chop Fiesta
Makes 8 servings as an appetizer
Times: 20 minutes prep, 25 minutes cook

4 boneless top loin pork chops, 1-inch thick (about 1 3/4 pounds total)
4 tablespoons bottled roasted red sweet peppers, chopped and well drained
4 tablespoons frozen artichoke hearts, chopped and thawed
8 teaspoons cream cheese
8 to 12 pickled jalapeno slices, nacho-style
2 large strawberries, thinly sliced
1 12-oz package center-cut bacon, thinly sliced (16 slices)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Honey Mustard Sauce:
1/4 cup beer
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard

Cooking Directions: For honey mustard sauce, combine beer, honey and mustard in a small sauce pan. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened and reduced by 1/3. Stir occasionally to prevent over boiling. Makes about 1/4 cup.

If necessary, trim and discard surface fat from pork chops. Place pork chops on cutting board. Cover chops with plastic wrap. Starting from the narrow end of each pork chop, pound chops to 1/4 inch thickness using the flat side of a meat mallet. Remove plastic wrap.

Near a narrow end of each flattened pork chop, layer 1 tablespoon of roasted pepper, 1 tablespoon artichoke hearts, 2 teaspoons cream cheese, 2 or 3 slices of jalapeno, and 2 or 3 slices of strawberries. Tightly roll pork to enclose filling ingredients. Set rolls aside.

Place a large piece of plastic wrap on work surface. Lay out 4 slices of bacon by placing them 1/4 inch on top of each other in a shingled fashion. Near a short edge of the shingled bacon, place 1 pork roll. Using the plastic wrap to help lift bacon, roll bacon around pork roll. Remove plastic wrap and set bacon-wrapped pork roll aside. Repeat wrapping remaining pork rolls with remaining bacon.

Preheat gas grill to medium heat for direct grilling. Cut two 14 x 16 inch pieces of heavy foil. Place 2 pork rolls, end to end with seam sides down, on center of each piece of foil. Drizzle balsamic vinegar evenly over pork rolls. To make packets, bring up 2 opposite sides of foil; fold down to close, making 2 or 3 tight folds. Fold remaining opposite ends to close. Place foil packets, folded seam up, on grill rack. Close lid and grill for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.

Remove foil packets from grill and remove foil from pork rolls; discard juices and foil. Return pork rolls to grill, brush with mustard sauce. Continue grilling, uncovered for 2 to 4 minutes or until bacon is crisp, turning occasionally (watch carefully, bacon drippings may cause flames).

Transfer pork rolls to carving board. Loosely cover with foil; let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into 3/4 inch thick slices; serve with remaining mustard sauce.

Moreover, the Next Pork Personality has been crowned by Guy Fieri. Kristina Vanni of North Hollywood, CA, has been named the National Pork Board's "Next Pork Personality" after a live tong-to-tong grilling showdown at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival.

Vanni walked away with the $5,000 grand prize for her PORK-tastic performance demonstrating her original "Spicy Asian Pork Tenderloin with Pear Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Baby Bok Choy" recipe.

"Not only did Vanni wow the judges with a presentation that would entertain any food fan, but she also brought an 'off-da-hook' recipe that really showcased the great flavor and versatility of my favorite protein - pork," Fieri said.

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Canadian contest - meet Guy Fieri in New York

This contest is open to residents of Canada who are over the age of majority in their province or territory of residence, excluding residents of Quebec.

The grand prize includes:
  • 2 round-trip airfare to New York (courtesy of Air Canada Vacations)
  • 4 nights accommodation (courtesy of Air Canada)
  • Meal vouchers
  • Meet and greet with Guy Fieri
  • Tour of Food Network's Chelsea Market television studio
  • Autographed copies of Guy’s book Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: An All American Road Trip… with Recipes.
The contest, ending at 11:59pm on January 5, 2010, is sponsored by Food Network Canada ( and Chatelaine magazine.

Click here to read all the rules and regulations, and click here to enter!

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YouTube video - Guy Fieri taping DDD in Alaska


Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives: A North Pole Christmas will air on the Food Network
Dec 07, 2009 - 10:00 PM ET/PT
Dec 08, 2009 - 1:00 AM ET/PT
Dec 11, 2009 - 9:00 PM ET/PT

Click the link above for more information, recipes, video and future air dates.

As YouTube vidoes go, this is a rather long one but worth watching. Great clip from 5:43 to 7:15, of Guy practicing his lines before shooting the opening introduction to Big Daddy's BarB-Q's segment for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The episode has a holiday theme, so I'd expect it to air mid to late December.

Shot 10/6/09 at Big Daddy's BarB-Q, Fairbanks Alaska. It was an amazing experience but we're glad it's over. You wouldn't believe the hours of work that go into getting ready for and shooting this thing.

Source: redclaymud.

No one expects Guy Fieri to be super human, me least of all. I exchange messages with dozens (hundreds?) of exuberant fans, and I get messages expressing disappointment in the man's behaviors too.

thc1972 tweeted, "Apparently @ChefGuyFieri has been and gone here in Fairbanks. A friend told him she was a big fan and he blew her off. Now she's not. Idiot.... She's a server at a place he was at - she said 'I'm a fan, watch all your shows.' She wasn't looking for conversation ... and he looked at her and sneered 'that's nice.' 'Thank you' would have made her happy."


In Guy Fieri's Chefography, Guy's mother made a comment towards the end of the show; I don't have the exact quote. She said, if I ever hear about Guy not being nice to someone ....

Fans lift celebrities up. We're also the first ones to keep them humble. Penny, it's time to have that talk with Guy. Again.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Guy Fieri's Chelsea After Dark

These pictures just in from the New York Wine & Food Festival. Guy Fieri is kicking off the weekend-long event with a party, 10/9/09, called Chelsea Market After Dark.

Chelsea Market is an indoor mall, with many food-related shops and restaurants. The Food Network's studio, where Guy tapes Guy's Big Bite and Ultimate Recipe Showdown, is located in the floors above the market.

ZagatBuzz: "Guy fieri mobbed by ladies and look alike dudes."

Pringles100ways: "Winners meeting Guy right now!!! Rockin the Guy Fieri room." Charlsie S. from Texas and Gale T. from Oregon won the Pringles 100 Ways sweepstakes and met Guy Fieri at this event.

Taken by Rebecca Brooks, Guy Fieri's publicist

Classic Guy pose

Guy Fieri, Kleetus and friends in Chinatown, Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles

Guy has culinary demonstrations scheduled for Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2009.

I'm sure there will be plenty more tweets and pictures in the coming days. Stay tuned.

Chelsea Market After Dark review by the New York Post.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Guy Fieri considers TV series based on Road Show

The New York Daily News recently reported that "Guy Fieri may expand his portfolio of shows on the Food Network with a reality-type project."

The article went on to say that Guy and the Food Network are considering a six-episode series based on the upcoming Guy Fieri Road Show, specifically about life on the road, presumably about what it's like to travel from coast to coast in two tour buses with friends, camera crews and roadies over a 4-week period from November 17 to December 19, 2009.

And what do fans say? Comments are mixed, as they always are where Guy Fieri is concerned. I think that if the show is about FOOD on the road, travel stops, roadside picnics and RV cooking, then it could be a great show and would belong on the Food Network.

There are so many people who live their lives on the road: truckers certainly, but also salesmen, comedians, entertainers, music groups and bands, high school football teams, ..., not to mention the many people who live in their motor homes, traveling from Diner to Drive-in to Dive, following Guy's footsteps. There's a market out there.

Think of it as a show that combines the concepts of campground cooking with tailgate cooking, all while moving at 75 mph down an Interstate.

Guy and Food Network executives, if you move forward with this "reality" concept, make it about the food, not about the Road Show, the daily lives of middle-aged men on tour buses, screaming fans nor the tour itself. If that's what you had in mind, maybe shop it out to the Travel Channel.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Guy Fieri visits Alaska

News is slow to come to the lower 48 about where Guy Fieri has been in Alaska.

So far, I have recieved two tips that Guy has taken his show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives to:

Big Daddy's BBQ & Banquet - website
107 Wickersham Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-2501


Silver Gulch Restaurant - website
2195 Old Steese Highway
Fox, Alaska 99712
(907) 452-2739

At least, Guy was sighted at the Silver Gulch. It's a brew company, so entirely possible he was there just throwin' back a few. Haha.


Guy Fieri and the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives camera crew also visited:

Pagoda Restaurant - website
431 Santa Claus Lane
North Pole, Alaska 99705

Hot Licks - website
3453 College Road
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
(907) 479-7813

The Cookie Jar - website
1006 Cadillac Ct.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 479-8319

Click here, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives: A North Pole Christmas, for complete information, including video, from this episode.

Click here for recipes, YouTube video, future air dates and more information.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Rock-Star chefs draw fans with live performances

Recently, the Wall Street Journal posted an article on the increasingly popular trend of live celebrity chef entertainment. Here is an edited version of the full article.

To prepare for his first live national tour this fall, Guy Fieri sought advice about living on the road from members of AC/DC ("Take care of yourself, man," was one band mate's counsel) and rocker Sammy Hagar, who recommended voice coaching.

Illustration: Mick Coulas

[Guy met AC/DC in December, 2008, at a concert in Oakland, CA. (source) ~D]

He commissioned a black, red and silver stage set that can shoot flames, specified in his contract that his dressing room must be stocked with Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and lectured his roadies about "not partying until the next town" on the tour bus, he says.

Fieri's show will consist of him making things like jambalaya sandwiches (recipe) at 21 concert venues around the country, in spaces with up to 5,500 seats.

To increase the likelihood of a profitable effort, Guy Fieri's tour is booked in the markets where he gets the highest ratings, such as Philadelphia and the Southeast, say Mr. Fieri's agents at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.

Mr. Fieri says he realized he could take his show on the road last February while performing for free at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. [Note: 'free' is relative. If I understand correctly, Guy Fieri was not paid for his appearance at South Beach. However, ticket holders did have to pay for admittance to the performance. ~D] When Mr. Fieri's blender malfunctioned, he improvised by stirring a frozen margarita vigorously with a pair of tongs—generating wild applause.

A team of William Morris talent agents attending Mr. Fieri's performance took notice. "People were standing on their chairs, screaming," says Michele Bernstein, an agent who usually works with acts such as Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam. Returning to her office, she began calling theater owners and event promoters.

Mr. Fieri's tour will start Nov. 17 in Lowell, Mass., and end a month later in Las Vegas. Average tickets will cost $35 to $40, though $250 buys a seat on stage and tastes of the food Mr. Fieri cooks. Ms. Bernstein says the agency is working with other celebrity chef clients to find time for them to go on tour.

[So far, I've heard that Ryan Scott from "Top Chef, Chicago" will open for Guy Fieri at the San Jose Civic Auditorium, December 16, 2009. (source) ~D]

Last week, as Mr. Fieri gave a cooking demonstration at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y., a fan threw a bra onto the stage (blog post). "I looked around and saw that the crowd went wild, and I thought, 'Wow. This is rock 'n' roll,' " Mr. Fieri says.

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