Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The best breakfast Guy Fieri ever ate

The Best Thing I Ever Ate is one of the Food Network's most popular recent shows. On the Wake Up Call episode, Guy Fieri offered an alternative breakfast option, eggs and a chop, potatoes optional.

Check the Wake Up Call episode page for future airings.

Guy admits he doesn't care much for traditional breakfasts, content with a cup of coffee, banana, bagel, maybe some corned beef hash. But his offering for this program is the Chop & Chick, eggs and a pesto-marinated, skillet-seared Iowa pork rib chop, at Matt's Big Breakfast in Phoenix, Arizona.

Matt's Big Breakfast - website
801 N. 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004- map
(602) 254-1074

Here's Matt's segment from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives - "Big Breakfast."

Recipe for the Chop & Chick unavailable online. However, (yes, the camp gear company) has a nice recipe for a pesto marinade, NOT Matt's, but still very good.

1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2-3 pounds chicken pieces or pork chops

In a food processor or blender, combine the basil, oil, Parmesan, broth, lemon juice, garlic, pepper and salt. Purée the mixture for 45 seconds. Place marinade plus poultry or meat into a double resealable plastic bag and store in cooler.


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Pictures and comments from NY Times / Nascar / Guy Fieri event

@chefguyfieri started this morning with a tweet to over 18,000 fans, "In nyc shootin ulitmate recipe showdown. Last day, it airs in march. Huge event with NASCAR, tommy baldwin racing, and NY times last nite."

Guy Fieri cooked for the assembled crowd, making his signature Cajun Chicken Alfredo (recipe).

The Daily Zeny blogged, "I attended a reception hosted by the New York Times introducing a very unlikely partnership between the NYT, NASCAR, Tommy Baldwin Racing and Guy Fieri. ... The best part of the reception is Guy Fieri--he's hilarious, down-to-earth...."

Those assembled had the opportunity to learn more about advertising and promotional possibilities with NASCAR.

According to LuckyDogRacing, 37% of the US population, that's 75 million Americans are NASCAR fans. NASCAR is the number 2 sport in terms of TV ratings, only behind the NFL.

NASCAR's 40 million hard-core fans spend nearly 9 hours a week following NASCAR through all types of media outlets.

And Scarborough Research found that from 2007 to 2008, roughly 30% of fans are blue collar, 40% of fans are white collar. 56% of NASCAR fans have an annual income of over $50,000, and 20% of fans make over $100,000 each year.

NASCAR fans spend an estimated $1.5 - $2 billion on advertised products.

My husband says, "That's a lot of money spent watching a lot of cars make a lot of left turns ...." Haha.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Guy Fieri and Tommy Baldwin Racing hold promotional event in NY

According to a press release from Tommy Baldwin Racing, TBR and Guy Fieri will co-host a special promotional reception and program with the New York Times on unique racing opportunities for the New York advertising industry.

The event will be held at the New York Times headquarters in Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River. Featured speakers include Tommy Baldwin, Guy Fieri, NASCAR Chief Marketing Officer Steve Phelps and NY Times Advertising Director Mark Szollar.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The New York Times Headquarters
620 Eighth Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, New York

6:30 Cocktail Reception
7:30 Program

Speakers and Special Appearances by:

Mark Szollar, The New York Times
Steve Phelps, NASCAR Chief Marketing Officer
Tommy Baldwin, NASCAR Sprint Cup Team Owner
Guy Fieri, Food Network Celebrity Chef

This reception launches the TBR/NYT/Guy Fieri partnership as well as a discussion of sponsorship opportunities within one of the largest spectator sports. This event is geared towards top NY ad agencies, package goods and alcohol beverage companies, other advertisers and partners of the NY Times, NASCAR, TBR and Guy Fieri.

They expect approximately 150 people to attend.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Ebay alert - Guy Fieri demo tix available for NY fest

Bid now for 2 tickets to the currently-sold-out Guy Fieri Culinary Demo at the New York Wine & Food Festival on Sunday, October 11, 2009. ebay auction here - auction ends October 1, 2009 around 1:00 p.m., pacific time.

Various other Guy Fieri-oriented items for auction or sale on ebay here.

There are also some tickets listed for sale on for the NY Festival's opening night.

Caveat emptor is Latin for "Let the buyer beware."

Already, tickets for the Knuckle Sandwich production, The Guy Fieri Road Show, are being auctioned on ebay and sold through various ticket warehousing websites and Craigslist.

If you choose to purchase your tickets from anywhere other than the official ticket vending sites listed on, please do so very, very carefully.

From what I've seen, procedures have been put in place at several venues to prevent scalpers from inflating the ticket prices (especially for the premium tickets) even more than they already are. I'd hate to hear of someone getting "a great deal," only to find out they are turned away at the door, day of the show.

The Internet can be a great and awful place to do business. Be smart. Read carefully and do your homework. Verify that the tickets will be honored at the venue's door BEFORE you buy. Here's ebay's Security Center, with a link to their Buying with Confidence tour. And here's Craigslist's about > scams.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Guy Fieri impersonations abound

By the sounds of it, everyone enjoyed Saturday Night Live's spoof on the Food Network's Guy Fieri, with Bobby Moynihan's "Liquid Queso!" Haha, that part cracked me up.

See SNL's spoof on Guy Fieri video clip here

But when guys go around pretending to be Guy, it isn't so funny.

Like chitknit said, "Oh, Faux Guy Fieri...why are you visiting random suburban KC sites and telling people you're the real GF? Dumb teens believed this weirdo."

This is the guy at left, who was interviewed at the Kansas City Royals game last summer, who worked a BBQ competition in Kansas City also, and insinuated to the owners of Cookees Drive-in in Pleasanton, Kansas that he was the host of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Employees had their pictures taken with him ... and one can only wonder if that ice cream cone was comp'd to this impostor, hmm?

And recently, he tried to pass himself off as Guy Fieri on a night out in Kansas City.

Or this guy pictured at right in Las Vegas. I'm told by anonymous tip that the Las Vegas fake is the same as the Seattle fake. Who knows ... and really, who cares. A fake is a fake.

Gabby, she wrote relates a "very awkward story" of meeting this guy at The Killers after-party in Vegas. I mean, c'mon. What's so funny about making people feel like shmucks, huh? It feels good to make perfectly nice people feel "like half of an asshole?"

Well you guys, you're on notice. We're on to you, and word is getting out to tens of thousands of Guy Fieri fans and hundreds of thousands of Twitter, Myspace and Facebook users. Nobody's laughing.

You think Guy Fieri's people (agents, rep's, friends and family) don't read this blog? They do, guys. They do. Haha, were I you, I wouldn't mess with a Guy who goes by the name Guido. Ya hear what I'm sayin'?

Impostors, impersonators, fakers. Guy has his own life, now it's time for you to live your own. If you don't have one already, get one!


End of rant.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

New merchandise added to Guy Fieri's website

The folks at just added a new set of Kulinary designs, and soon they will offer Guy Fieri signature Gatorz sunglasses and Doxa watches. To buy Guy Fieri's signature line of Gatorz sunglasses, click here.

Keep an eye on Guy's store at

And recently, Guy Fieri sent a newsletter out to his fans - a first, as far as I know. You can join the mailing list by clicking here.

In it, Guy says, "The Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich Knife is kickin' it!" And, continues with some background on how and why he chose to work with Ergo Chef, and that the knives "blend the best materials with a rockin' design."

Under the heading "We're drivin' NASCAR!," Guy wrote, "We are cooking up something hot for the upcoming races ... we are designing new graphics for the car that should jump outta the TV screen!"

Guy announced his participation in the upcoming Metropolitan Cooking Show: "MCES gave me a discount code for my fans so that you can save 15% off tickets to my show in the Celebrity Theater. All you have to do is visit to purchase your tickets and then type in the promo code BIGBITE.

But make sure you click the gray 'verify promotion code' box to apply the discount. You better hurry up and get your tickets today though, cause this promo only lasts until midnight on October 9th."

In addition to the new merchandise available on, Guy wrote that they offer "my signature Gatorz sunglasses, Doxa watches, and ... soon you can pre-order my new book before the rest of the WORLD!!!" I haven't found links to Gatorz sunglasses nor Doxa watches, so my only suggestion is to keep checking back.

The Guy Fieri Signature Gatorz sunglasses can be found on

On a related note, several fans of Guy Fieri have written in asking where to find the photographs taken of them and Guy at the book signing in Verona, New York's Turning Stone Casino. Click here to find the photographs taken of you and Guy Fieri at the event.

The newsletter ended with a shoutout to Kleetus' blog and a link to the upcoming Knuckle Sandwich - Guy Fieri Roadshow.

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For the "Cooking Al Fresco" skit, with Drew Barrymore and Andy Samberg, view on Hulu here. Haha, the "rock out with your hock out" was probably the funniest thing I've heard on SNL for twenty years ....

*Update 2.0*
For Bobby Moynihan’s "Guy Fieri Thanksgiving tips," click here.


Guy Fieri has long wanted to host a Saturday Night Live. Parody first, then host? The clip below with Bobby Moynihan as Guy Fieri is pretty funny. Enjoy.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

A taste of the upcoming TASTE! event in Myrtle Beach

Ok food fans in South Carolina, are you ready to make plans for spring already? There is a food event currently in the planning stages at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on May 14 - 16, 2010, and it has a focus on gourmet food, with a barbecue twist.

Taste! Gourmet Trade Show & Expo organizer Kara-Anne Serradimigni has already lined up celebrity chef demonstrations, food, beer and wine events and an exhibition hall-style vendor event. And Guy Fieri has already signed on.

Guy Fieri will do a cooking demonstration at the Celebrity Theater on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. and attend a ticketed 160-seat VIP breakfast where he will sign copies of his cookbooks on May 14th at 9:00 a.m.

Other events set up so far include:
- Television personality Rich Hollenberg will host and MC the event.
- A cocktail reception and chef auction with proceeds benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network.

- Fabio Viviano of Bravo’s Top Chef will do a cooking demonstration and attend a ticketed 160-seat VIP luncheon where he will sign copies of his cookbooks. Tickets will also be sold for an “exclusive intimate dinner party” hosted by Chef Viviano.

- Aaron McCargo, Jr., of the Food Network will do a cooking demonstration and will judge a barbecue competition at the Taste! event.

Any vendors, interested chefs and restaurant owners interested in buying booth space at this event can book before November 1 2009 and get a 1-night stay at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach.

This event is still in the planning stages; to stay in the loop, visit


The celebrity chefs had dinner Thursday night, May 13, 2010, with Taste! event organizers. Read about it here. Or this related article, with video, in The Sun News.

Bad Boy Breakfast With Guy Fieri @ 9am, May 14, 2010
Sheraton Hotel Banquet Hall
2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

- Tickets - $95.00

Gourmet breakfast with Food Network Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri includes personal interaction with book signing and photo opportunities

Guy Fieri's Cooking Demo LIVE @ 12:30pm, May 14th
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

- Tickets - Floor Seat $44.00 - Stadium Seat $32.00

Taste! is the largest gourmet food, wine, and beer show in Myrtle Beach, SC. The event will feature more than 100 exhibitors, live cooking demos, educational seminars, and presentations from Food Network stars Guy Fieri and Aaron McCargo Jr. along with and Bravo TVs Top Chef 5 fan favorite Fabio Viviani.

Phone: (843) 333-7972

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Guy Fieri helps United Way in Knoxville

According to, all three Knoxville news anchors joined together in a first-ever simulcast telethon for the United Way of Greater Knoxville. The event at the Bijou Theater was hosted by Hallerin Hill and Guy Fieri.

The United Way raised a few thousand dollars more than their goal of $250,000. For more information go to

There were several sightings in and around Knoxville during the day.

See more pictures at Ever After Events & Weddings. The Knoxville United Way Auction is still under way through October 16, 2009, and Ever After is a proud sponsor. Look for a bridal shower and rehearsal dinner package from them. You can also bid on books, guitars and more, including a Guy Fieri autographed book and other Food Network items.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Woman throws bra on Guy Fieri's stage

To see Guy Fieri speechless ... Priceless.

Guy Fieri at Turning Stone Casino, Verona, New York. September 19, 2009.

Click here to see the picture taken of fans with Guy Fieri at the book signing event at Turning Stone.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Video, pictures and comments from Turning Stone

If you attended Guy Fieri's performance at Turning Stone and had your picture taken with him during the book signing, you may be looking for the website from which to download your photograph. I found the pictures on Guy Fieri's website. Click here for more information.

Guy Fieri appeared at Turning Stone Casino, Saturday, September 19 2009 in upstate New York. The pictures, fan photos, tweets, video and comments are streaming in.

The Tetamores said "Yesterday we went over to the Casino to see Guy Fieri of the Food Network, Guy's Big Bite and Diners Drive-In's and Dives. He was awesome, gave an hour and a half cooking demonstration, but he was all over the stage, talking, joking and working the crowd. He's funnier than he is on TV. He did over an hour of autograph signing after, and we got him to sign our copy of his Triple D Cookbook."

KingRich98 said Chef Guy Fieri was at Turning Stone "for the Feast of San Genarro. He really is off the hook," with this photograph of Guy Fieri in action.

And sevilla90 phoned in this picture at below.

adamciampi tweeted, "Some old lady threw her bra at Guy Fieri," which although funny, may have inspired Guy's tweet:

"At turningstone casino in upstate ny, did rockin food show for 5000ppl, WOW! Wild audience."

Life As a Work At Home Internet Mogul has, perhaps, the best of all the Turning Stone photos I've seen today, including this one, and a brief description of how the bra got on stage, and Guy's reaction.

She says, "... he was beet red. When he finally collected himself, laughed it off, and made some comment about this being a family show. and that he’d now seen everything...."

Lastly, salenard posted this brief video of Guy Fieri's performance on YouTube, saying "Guy Fieri at the Turning Stone Casion Verona NY Sept 19, 2009."

A few more Turning Stone fan pictures are here, at

More photos, comments and such as they come in. Thanks for reading.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Guy Fieri's Crab Burgers

Crab Burgers with Celery Remoulade Slaw
From Fab Crab on Guy's Big Bite

I've had several requests for this recipe. Here it is, with accompanying video. For those of you new to the classic French celery root remoulade, click here for Julia Child's recipe.

For the crab burgers:

1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions, white tip only
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon hot sauce
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
1 pound lump crabmeat, picked over for shells
2 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
1 cup vegetable oil, for frying
4 kaiser rolls
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
4 pieces butter lettuce
1 large heirloom tomato, sliced

For the Remoulade Slaw:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley leaves
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
1 medium celery root, peeled and quartered (about 2 pounds)


To make the crab burgers: In a large bowl, whisk mayonnaise, egg, scallions, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, hot sauce, and salt and pepper, to taste. Fold in the crabmeat and 1 cup of the bread crumbs until just combined. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and form into patties. Put the patties on the baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up.

Meanwhile make the slaw: In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, Dijon, lemon juice, paprika, cayenne, parsley and salt and pepper, taste. Using the grater attachment on the food processor or a box grater, grate the celery root. Work quickly so that the root doesn't turn brown. Transfer to a medium bowl, add pour the dressing over the celery root. Toss to combine and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Remove the crab patties from the refrigerator. Place the remaining bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Dredge the patties in the bread crumbs and pat along the edges.

Heat the oil in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until the oil is hot but not smoking. Place the patties into the oil and cook about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towel lined plate to drain. Season the patties with salt while they are still warm. Place on baking sheet to hold in a preheated 250 degree oven while you toast the buns.

Slice the kaiser rolls in half, butter, put on a sheet pan and toast under the broiler.

To assemble the burgers, place a patty on the bottom half of each bun and top with the Celery Root Slaw, a piece of lettuce and a tomato slice.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Not Guy Fieri at Fremont's Oktoberfest in Washington state

The Seattle Guy Fieri Impostor / Impersonator has struck again, this time at the Fremont Oktoberfest, an annual micro-brew festival organized by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce in Washington.

The Fremont Universe incorrectly presumed that "Food Network’s Guy Fieri was in town shooting for "Guy’s Big Bite". His Oktoberfest show airs on October 14."

And although it's true that there is a Guy's Big Bite Oktoberfest show, it wasn't taped in Washington state.

Fortunately,@kbiceling on Twitter wasn't fooled by a Guy Fieri look-alike!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dining Out, September 20 - 26, 2009

Guy Fieri was the spokesman for the first annual Great American Dine Out in 2008. Here's his Public Service Announcement from last year.

This it's second year, Aaron McCargo Jr. is the spokesman. But it doesn't really matter who's speaking up - what matters is that you can easily do something to help. One in six children in America is at risk of hunger. More than 13 million American children live below the poverty line.

During the week of September 20 - 26, 2009, dine out at a participating restaurant in your area. Some restaurants are donating a portion of sales for the week to Share Our Strength, while others are selling T-shirts and bounce back coupons or even creating special menu items to raise much-needed funds. Share Our Strength is a leading organization in the fight against childhood hunger in America. Visit

To find a participating restaurant in your area, click here. You'll be taken to a Google map and asked to enter a zip code.

Visit for more information.

Several restaurants are kicking off the event on Saturday the 19th, also. So be sure to check with your local papers, radio stations and local food and entertainment magazines for special events related to the Great American Dine Out.

Use Google! Just type in "Great American Dine Out" followed by the name of Your Town. See what pops up!

You can also follow the Great American Dine Out on Twitter, at

Moreover, on September 23, 2009, California is celebrating Family Day, with both Maria Shriver and Guy Fieri encouraging people to eat as a family.

Find out more at And if you live or are visiting California on the 23rd, visit for participating Family Day restaurants.

Neither Johnny Garlic's nor Tex Wasabi's appear to be participating restaurants in either of these events.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ultimate Recipe Showdown 3 tapes for live audience

Guy Fieri just alerted his fans via Twitter, "Wanna come see me film Ultimate Recipe Showdown next 2 weeks in NYC? go to for info and tix"

The tickets are complimentary.

Ultimate Recipe Showdown is taping in New York City at Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave., on specific dates and times between Tuesday, September 22, 2209 through Wednesday, September 30, 2009.

Note: no shows are being filmed on the weekend of Friday through Sunday, September 25 - 27, 2009.

Just email with all the information they request on their website to see a live taping of Ultimate Recipe Showdown 3 with Guy Fieri.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Guy Fieri - tailgating with Raider Nation

Guy Fieri spent the weekend hosting former NFL quarterbacks Ken Stabler (pictured at right) and Vince Ferragamo at his home over the weekend, and was scolded by his wife when the QBs took turns drawing up plays on his kitchen wall. (source)

"They (diagrammed and) drew their most famous, game-winning plays on my kitchen wall," Fieri said. "My wife even asked me, how come every time a friend of yours comes over, they're drawing on my wall?" (source)

According to Guy Fieri's Twitter, he was in Oakland, CA, at the Oakland Coliseum "shooting DDD at Raiders mon nite game. 3 diff restaurants doin tailgating, gonna be a killer show," and later said it should air in 2 months.

*Update* This episode of Triple D goes Tailgatin' premieres January 25, 2010. Click here for YouTube video clips, future air dates and times. Recipes have yet to be released by the Food Network.

Raiders fan and tailgater The Sveed snapped this pic:

And BiancaTai snapped this one:

Rapper and movie star Ice Cube was at the game too, filming a documentary tentatively called “Straight Outta Los Angeles,” exploring the interconnections between the Raiders and gangsta-rap culture in L.A.

And a Raiders fan posted, "Ice Cube and Guy Fieri are chatting on the Raiders sideline as the Raiders get ready to battle the Chargers." (source)

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Monday, September 14, 2009

The Guy Fieri Road Show announced

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Tickets for the Knuckle Sandwich - Guy Fieri Roadshow officially on sale through, select shows at and through the venues directly.

2009 Shows:

Nov 17 - Lowell, MA - Lowell Memorial Auditorium - TicketMaster
- with Michael Schlow - discount code “Lowell” for 10% off tickets thru 11/6/09

Nov 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall - Box Office - with Tony Luke

Nov 19 - Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre - LiveNation - with Michael Young - Internet Special, $20 seats, password "diner."

Nov 20 - Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall - TicketMaster - enter sweepstakes to win free tix

Nov 21 - Raleigh, NC - Memorial Auditorium - TicketMaster - with Chef Walter Royal - win two tickets, click here

Nov 22 - Nashville, TN - TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall - Box Office
- win 2 tickets, Contest win free tickets

Nov 23 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center- TicketMaster - with Gus Tselios and Marcos Louissaint

Dec 2 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre - Box Office

Dec 3 - Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre - TicketMaster - with Doug Sohn

Dec 4 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre - TicketMaster - with Michael Symon - sweepstakes offer thru 11/15/09

Dec 5 - Elizabeth, IN - Horseshoe Casino/Southern Indiana - TicketMaster

Dec 6 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Council Bluffs/Stir Cove - Box Office - win 2 tickets

Dec 7 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre - TicketMaster - win dinner and 2 tix

Dec 9 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre - TicketHorse

Dec 11 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre - Box Office - With Niko and Sikey

Dec 12 - Portland, OR - Newmark Theatre - TicketMaster

Dec 14 - Boise, ID - Morrison Center for the Performing Arts - Box Office - with Chef Lou and Ysabel Bilbao - $10 off tix - win 2 tix

Dec 16 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Civic Auditorium - TicketMaster - with Ryan Scott - $20 seats - Ticket2Day, win 2 tickets

Dec 17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern - Live Nation - with Jeffrey Saad, Robert Irvine & Sunny Anderson

Dec 18 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Arts Center - Box Office - with John Conley - Pre-show party / mixer code "foodies". Nov. 27 only sale, $24 tix, code "blackfriday"

Dec 19 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues - TicketMaster - with UNLV's John Gremo

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Random recent photographs

Comment: for some reason I can't get some of the photographs to link back to where I found them. Working on it. Thanks for understanding. ~D

At Lynyrd Skynyrd concert, September 2009

Guy Fieri at the Heirloom Festival
See also Flickr

Guy Fieri on flight

Guy Fieri on flight

Guy Fieri taping a spot for the National Pork Board

Guy Fieri signing a bottle of Nada Red vodka

Autographed bottle of vodka

Found on display at Strand, a large NYC bookstore

Guy Fieri at a Judas Priest concert, August, 2009

Guy Fieri speaking at the Flavor Event, San Diego, CA

Duff Goldman and Guy Fieri cuttin' it up in Atlantic City

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Guy's Got Serious Chops (GI0609H)

Guy's Big Bite - Guy's Got Serious Chops - Aired: 9/13/09

Guy Fieri doesn't mess around when it comes to his chops: today he's got a whole bone-in pork rack smothered in two kinds of mustard, rolled in bread crumbs, and roasted to juicy perfection. This centerpiece deserves two sides: a cool, crisp Green Bean, Walnut and Feta salad and a steaming pot of Adams Apple Mashed Potatoes, creamy and crunchy with chunks of fresh Granny Smiths. To drink, Lemonation Creation blends whiskey with fresh lemonade and a dash of sour apple schnapps for an extra tart bite.

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green beans, walnuts, feta, pork loin roast, fennel bulb, vermouth, Yukon gold potatoes, apples, whiskey

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

A like-minded fan of Guy Fieri, only prettier

I heart Kelly Olexa.

Well, I guess I can't say that, really. I mean, I don't know her. But I came across Kelly's video blogs, leading up to her trip from Chicago to New York for the Wine & Food Festival in October, 2009.

Check out her vlog,

Her video entry "#NYCWFF I heart Guy Fieri" wins The Dorable Award for the week. Perhaps for the year.

Ms. Olexa, I wish you all the best. May you have the choicest of food and wine pairings, many celebrity chef sightings and just basically tear it up in New York. Remember you can always sleep when you get home, so don't worry about that while you're there. And oh ... bring your camera.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Guy Fieri to make a repeat appearance on Dinner: Impossible

The Press Democrat reported that Robert Irvine teamed up with Guy Fieri yesterday, Thursday, September 10, 2009, for a cooking challenge at Sonoma Country Day School. Read the full story here.

Click here to see the video of this episode.

They served an evening meal for 300 supporters and clients of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Santa Rosa. The Dinner: Impossible episode, with a holiday-themed menu, will be aired later this year on the Food Network.

Robert and Guy's Holiday Havoc premiered on the Food Network Dec. 09, 2009.
Dec 08, 2010 - 10:00 PM ET/PT
Dec 09, 2010 - 1:00 AM ET/PT
Dec 19, 2010 - 6:00 PM ET/PT
See the show's episode page for future airings.

Guy appeared with Robert Irvine on “Dinner: Impossible” in 2007, shortly after Guy won The Next Food Network Star. The episode was called Camp Cookoff: Robert vs. Guy filmed at Camp Chen-a-Wanda in New Jersey.

Airs on the Food Network:
Sep 26, 2009 - 8:00 PM ET/PT
Sep 27, 2009 - 3:00 AM ET/PT

The article also mentioned that Guy Fieri's restaurant, Tex Wasabi’s, in downtown Santa Rosa is closed for a remodel.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Guy Fieri - on tailgating

The Food Network is getting behind the hot tailgating trend with a gazillion tips, tricks, videos and recipes, all geared towards tailgating cuisine.

Tailgate Cuisine? You ask?

Yes, cuisine. Tailgating isn't just about grilling a couple burgers and brats before walkin' into the game anymore. It's become a culinary art and a competitive sport, with many people devoting their time, talents and sometimes giving up their jobs just to go on the College and Professional Football tailgating circuit.

And yes. There's a tailgating circuit.

Read The Tailgate Knight. Great blog.

No ignorance on the part of the Food Network, they're hot on this outdoor cooking food trend. And Guy Fieri is leading the team.

The Food Network has put together a complete Tailgating Package on their website. Caution, the video autoplays! But there are Guy and his buddies, Dirty P. and Kleetus, at the side of the Knuckle Sandwich RV (trailer, camper, motor home, 5th wheel, whatever), giving advice on and recipes for tailgating in all its glory.

These videos are being aired on Sundays for the nfl - all viewable on Click here for the video on the ultimate dutch oven tailgate sandwich.

Moreover, October 17, 2009 is devoted to Tailgating on Food Network programming. All times listed below are Eastern. Check the Food Network's program schedule for more information.

Tailgate Party Weekend Cooking Block
Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The day's line-up of shows have premiere episodes geared towards tailgating and football-oriented parties from "30 Minute Meals," "Secrets of a Restaurant Chef," "Down Home with the Neelys," "Paula's Best Dishes" and "Cooking for Real." There are more. You get the idea.

Season 7 of Guy's Big Bite gets a kick off with "Guy's Big Game," airing at 9 a.m. eastern. "It's total Tailgate Time on Big Bite for the Big Game. 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."

Then Marc Summers' "Unwrapped" program re-airs two tailgating episodes: "Football Parties" at 8 p.m. and "Fan Fare" at 8:30 p.m.

All this leading up to ...

... drum roll, please ...

Tailgate Warriors With Guy Fieri - website
Oct 17, 2009 - 9:00 PM ET/PT
Oct 18, 2009 - 12:00 AM ET/PT
Oct 21, 2009 - 8:00 PM ET/PT

The battle on the gridiron may be rough when the Chicago Bears take on the Buffalo Bills, but it's nothing compared to the action going on outside the stadium. Guy Fieri has thrown down the gauntlet, and tailgate teams from around the country are dukin' it out to see who has the most killer grub in the game! Bringing their rigs, grills, costumes, attitudes and amazing eats, these teams mean business and are fighting for tailgating supremacy as Food Network's Tailgate Warriors.

Followed by more "Unwrapped" with "Tailgating Goodies" at 10 p.m. and "The Secret Life of Tailgating" at 10:30.


Check out the Tailgate Warriors Facebook page, with lots of pictures and more information.

Tailgate Links:

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