The big story of the week is that Guy Fieri's newest book, More Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, hit the #1 spot on NY Times' Bestseller list, after having been on the list for 5 weeks.
Top 5 at a Glance
1. MORE DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES, by Guy Fieri with Ann Volkwein
2. NEW MOON, by Mark Cotta Vaz
3. DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES, by Guy Fieri with Ann Volkwein
4. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman
5. RACHAEL RAY'S BOOK OF 10, by Rachael Ray
In Denver, Guy Fieri stopped by the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, and had a few pictures taken with the employees.
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The Seattle Times ran an interesting question and answer with Guy Fieri. When asked, What's your riff on the fame game? He replied,
"I don't have to do this. I can always go back to restaurants and cooking [he co-owns three Johnny Garlics "California pasta grill" locations, and two Tex Wasabi's Rock n' Roll Sushi BBQ restaurants]. I miss my family and right behind that I miss cooking. I'm at the age where things with my kids are the most important thing to me. We were in the mountains [in Northern California, where he lives with his wife and two sons] for Thanksgiving, with 10 families and all these RVs, cooking the whole time, using barbecues and three-burner stoves. I watched my 13-year-old son cook chicken Parmagiana for 35 people with his little sous-chefs -- who are 10 to 15 years old. That was my favorite meal."Click here to read the full interview.
Guy Fieri and the touring crew flew from Denver to Seattle on Thursday, December 10. And on the morning of Friday, December 11, Guy hit the 99.9 FM KISW radio morning show with BJ Shea.
*update* Click here to download and listen to that podcast.
After wrapping up the KISW interview, Guy sent out a tweet, "... Shot the begining of the 1 hour documentary of the Guy Fieri Road Show." The concept of a TV series related to the Road Show was originally reported in October of 2009. Read more about it here.
To promote the Road Show, Guy, Dirty P and Gorilla from Gorilla BBQ (BBQ & More on Triple D) had an appearance on Q13 Fox TV in Seattle.
On the holiday shopping front, Guy Fieri's set of Ergo Chef Knives are on sale for $99.99 at Cooking.com. FREE shipping with any Guy Fieri cutlery. Use coupon code: C82994 (Expires: 12/13/2009).
And on the new Triple D taping front, Guy Fieri is scheduled to film at the Schellville Grill in Sonoma, CA in early January 2010. www.schellvillegrill.com. (source - SonomaNews.com)
Finally, speaking of 2010, here are a few upcoming events for which Guy Fieri is scheduled to make an appearance.
Taping Diners, Drive-ins and Dives - January 8 - Sonoma, CA - source
South Beach Wine & Food Festival - February 25 - 28 - Miami, FL
Taste! - May 14 - 16 - Myrtle Beach, SC
Cooking For Solutions - May 21 - 22 - Monterey Aquarium, CA - website
The new DDD book due out in November
Guy Fieri, doing the rounds on radio shows
Ergo Chef Knives: the Guy Fieri line