Monday, November 30, 2009

The Guy Fieri Road Show's YouTube channel

There is now a Guy Fieri Road Show YouTube channel.

In the upper right hand square of the page, you'll see the three most recent uploads; click on see all, to see all of the clips that have been uploaded.

At the time of this writing, there are fourteen clips of backstage, behind-the-scenes footage, and some Guy Fieri Road Show video from the performances with DJ Cobra, Woody (flair bartender), Stretch (from Grinders Pizza in Kansas City, Missouri - episode) and Panini Pete (from Panini Pete's Cafe and Bakeshoppe in Fairhope, Alabama - episode) and various tour crew and fans. Here are a couple of my favorites:

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

2009 holiday specials with Guy Fieri

Over the next couple of weeks, the Food Network will air several holiday-themed shows. Here are a few of interest to fans of Guy Fieri.

Top of the Class
Premieres Saturday, December 5, 2009
Dec 05, 2009 - 7:30 PM ET/PT
Dec 06, 2009 - 3:30 PM ET/PT
Click here for future air dates and times.

Guy Fieri's Top of The Class is a behind the scenes look at one of the toughest culinary competitions around; exacting judges, an unforgiving clock and... all the competitors are teenagers. We reveal what happens when aspiring chefs, future restaurant owners and kids who passionate about food gather in San Diego for the National ProStart Invitational. 39 teams of top high-schoolers compete for almost 1.1 million dollars in cash, prizes and scholarships. Guy Fieri is our host as the students race to complete a three course meal before the one hour clock ticks down. The pressure is on, because winning this competition will change someone's future.

Guy’s Disney Holiday
Premieres Saturday, December 5, 2009
Guy Fieri and his family filmed this holiday special in December of 2008. View pictures.
Dec 05, 2009 - 9:00 PM ET/PT
Dec 06, 2009 - 12:00 AM ET/PT
Dec 11, 2009 - 8:00 PM ET/PT
Click here for future air dates, times and recipes.
For YouTube video segments from this show, click here

Guy Fieri explores Disneyland during the holidays and shares – the fun, excitement and charm that the park offers through its holiday-themed meals and treats. Guy, along with members of his family, participate in the making of holiday favorites such as gingerbread houses, yule logs, and candy canes. They also put together a Christmas Eve dinner featuring items served at the Napa Rose restaurant.
Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread House and Ornaments
Chocolate and Coffee Yule Log

Guy’s Big Bite - Holiday on Its Head
Premieres Sunday, December 6, 2009
Dec 06, 2009 - 11:00 AM ET/PT
Dec 14, 2009 - 3:00 PM ET/PT
Dec 20, 2009 - 11:00 AM ET/PT
Click here for future air dates and times.

Guy Fieri brings new flavors to his holiday table. His smooth roasted acorn squash soup topped with yogurt and Pistachio Parmesan Crostini looks impressive and tastes even better. On the side, a festive looking salad is fresh, crunchy, and satisfying. For dessert, spicy ginger snaps make dynamite ice cream sandwiches in a flash.
Acorn Squash Soup
Pistachio Parmesan Crostini
Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Gorgonzola and Champagne Vinaigrette
Gingersnap Stackers

Diners, Drive-In, & Dives - Christmas in the North Pole
Premieres Monday, December 7, 2009
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 here for future air dates, times and recipes.
For YouTube video segments from this show, click here

Guy Fieri takes the Camaro to the great, white North for a holiday party like none other – in the town of North Pole, Alaska, where they are decorated for Christmas 365 days a year. Guy hits some local joints that make way more than just a Christmas goose – like the smoked caribou they make at Big Daddy’s BBQ, or Mongolian Beef at Chinese restaurant staple Pagoda. And when the frost appears outside, Guy craves a homemade ice cream at Hot Licks.
Big Daddy's BBQ Smoked Turkey

Dinner: Impossible - Robert & Guy’s Holiday Havoc
Premieres Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Dec 09, 2009 - 10:00 PM ET/PT
Dec 10, 2009 - 1:00 AM ET/PT
Dec 12, 2009 - 4:00 PM ET/PT
Click here for future air dates and times.
To view the complete episode on YouTube, click here

Robert receives a surprise when Guy Fieri turns up to deliver an extreme holiday mission. Robert and Guy join forces with Food Network’s charitable partner, Share Our Strength to give members of the Santa Rosa Boys and Girls Club in California a holiday memory they’ll never forget. Their challenge: to create a meal for 300 guests of the Boys and Girls Club in just 10 hours.
Thai Spicy Shrimp
Rosemary Demi-Glace
Roasted Pork Loin with Sausage, Cornbread Stuffing

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Salute To The Troops (GI0705H)

Guy's Big Bite - Salute To The Troops - Aired: 11/29/09

Guy Fieri honors US troops with a hearty, finger-lickin' good meal. Satay Chicken Wraps in naan bread with spicy peanut sauce really satisfy, and Fry Bread with Caramelized Oranges and Honey Syrup make a crunchy, sticky treat. Herb-infused Thai Cucumber Lemonade gets your taste buds at "attention."

Satay Chicken Salad Wraps - recipe

Fry Bread with Caramelized Oranges and Honey Syrup - recipe

Thai Cucumber Lemonade - cocktail recipe

chicken thighs, peanut butter, bok choy, bean sprouts, Asian Mayonnaise, naan wraps, Mandarin orange, Triple Sec, lemongrass, cucumber, vodka

Related Guy Fieri Recipes:
Main dishes with chicken
Cocktails with vodka

-> more on Guy's Big Bite <-

Monday, November 23, 2009

Inside scoop and backstage video from the Road Show

The Guy Fieri Road Show: an insider's look at behind-the-scenes action.

"This is just a little look on stage before a show." - liquidkitchenman

"This is what real Culinary Gangastas [sic] get up to before a gig, in the tour bus" - liquidkitchenman

"Backstage antics with Guy Fieri and company before his rockin' Roadshow at Tennessee Performing Arts Center on 11.22.09." - TennesseePAC

Sunday, November 22, 2009

YouTube user has Triple D vid's covered

I noticed a few weeks ago that some nice quality YouTube videos of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives were being uploaded by user Eeldarb. As far as I can tell and at the time of this writing, all but a dozen or so segments have been uploaded. For example,

Not uploaded yet:
The Creole Creamery
Cecilia's Cafe
Joey K's
La Piazza Al Forno
Slim's Last Chance Chili Shack
Twisted Root Burger Co.

I'm in the process of linking these videos into my Diners, Drive-ins and Dives episode guide, and am close to being finished. But if you'd like to go directly to Eeldarb's YouTube page at, you can search for the segments from your favorite episodes directly.

You'll see in the upper right-hand side the three most recent uploaded videos, just under a blank search box:

You can search by restaurant name, like Silk City Diner:

Or you can search by city, like Chicago:

Or you can search by the two-letter abbreviation for any state, like TX for Texas:

Moreover, if you know the episode number for the show of interest, you can type that in too! Like 105, for the BBQ (DV0105) episode.

Warning: Watching these videos may cause hunger. Eat first. Just sayin'.

Reviews and comments on the Guy Fieri Road Show

Five days into the Guy Fieri Road Show tour, reviews so far are between favorable and enthusiastic.

One ticket holder sent out a tweet, Just saw the Guy Fieri Road Show with my sweetie. Took too long to get Guy on.

And another's tweet, just got your autograph on my leg tattooed---looks sick ! thanks for a great time in CT ! was worth the trip from long island.

And another's, Guy Fieri Road Show was amazing! I am shocked at how awesome a live cooking show can be!

Another's, The Guy Fieri show was pretty good. Not much cooking but very entertaining.

Click here to see quite a few (rather blurry) pictures from a recent meet & greet with Guy Fieri and the Road Show crew. If you had your picture taken with Guy Fieri at a show or meet & greet, visit to find and download your picture.

Erica Bustamonte wrote a short review from the Raleigh, NC performance in the entertainment section of with a short video from the first few minutes of the Guy Fieri Road Show. (Video takes a few moments to load.)

And Sunny Anderson (Cooking For Real) blogs about her guest appearance at the show in Wallingford, CT. Click here to read and see her backstage and onstage pictures.

It's been fun hearing about the excitement from fans when they see the tour buses in town, and hearing about Guy Fieri sightings out and about.

Just saw Guy Fieri at the Whole Foods in NC. I'm still shaking! (tweet)

saw @ChefGuyFieri leaving @thePitBBQ as we were walking back to our car. (tweet)

Guy and his krew visited The Pit BBQ, famous in North Carolina for its BBQ, certainly, but also for having beat a BBQ Ribs and Baked Beans Throwdown with Bobby Flay, for which owner and pitmaster Ed Mitchell is understandably quite proud. Haha.

Found @chefguyfieri 's buses and trucks!!! Hes got his picture all over them, pretty awesome for a cooking tour!! (tweet)

The buses have been causing a lot of buzz, with sightings in towns and on the roads. They were wrapped, rather than painted, by Fastwrapz. Visit them online at or on Facebook to see their work.

There are shows tonight and tomorrow in the southeast before the tour takes a Thanksgiving break and picks up again in the midwest through the western states.

Click here for some 52 photographs of the Guy Fieri Road Show in Nashville, TN. And click here for a brief review.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A collection of Guy Fieri Thanksgiving recipes

*Update* for the 2010 Guy's Big Bite Thanksgiving 1-hour special, click here.

Thanksgiving is, after all, about the food. Here are a few recipes that I've gathered from Dear Food Network, Thanksgiving and related dishes from Guy Fieri's shows. Enjoy.

Foolproof Turkey Breast - recipe
Turkey Pastrami - recipe
Turkey Stock, from leftover legs and wings- recipe
Foil-wrapped Fried Turkey Breast - recipe (from Panini Pete's)
Spicy Turkey Tenders with Blue Cheese Penne Pasta - recipe
Ryder's Turkey Chili - recipe

Side Dishes:
The Mean Green, a re-work of the classic green bean casserole - recipe
Roasted and Pureed Cauliflower - recipe
Balsamic Grilled Vegetables - recipe
Johnny Garlic's Famous Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes - recipe
Adams' Apple Mashed Potatoes - recipe
Bumped-Up Brussels Sprouts - recipe
Artichoke, Onion, and Potato Hash - recipe

To Drink:
Turkey Chaser - recipe
Gingerbling - recipe
American Pie Cocktail - recipe
T-Bird Blush - recipe
Drink Slingers Rootbeer - recipe
Zentini (Ginger Martini) - recipe
German Chocolate Cake - recipe

For Dessert:
Coffee Liqueur Ice Cream Pie - recipe
Coffee Bananas Foster - recipe
Red Lion Flambe Cherries Jubilee - recipe

And with the leftovers:
Turkey Pastrami on Pumpernickel - recipe
Turkey Hash - recipe

Here's wishing you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Road Show audience member steals the show

Guy Fieri, holding American Idol tryouts?

Haha. Just kidding. But man, can this guy sing!

More YouTube video from the performance, click here. The quality isn't the best, but it's a glimpse of how the audience participates in the Guy Fieri Road Show. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Prostart students assist Guy Fieri on Road Show

Regular readers may recall that Guy Fieri attended the Prostart Invitational in San Diego, April of 2009. The event was filmed by his production company, Ragtop Productions.

The resulting show, Guy Fieri’s Top of the Class, is scheduled to premiere Saturday, December 5, 2009, on the Food Network.

This behind-the-scenes special reveals what happens when aspiring teenage chefs gather in San Diego, Calif., for one of the toughest youth culinary competitions in the country – the National ProStart Invitational. Thirty-nine teams compete for almost $1.1 million in cash, prizes and scholarships. Guy Fieri hosts as the students race to complete a three-course meal before the hour runs out.

Bert Cutino, chef and co-founder of the Sardine Factory restaurant in Monterey, California is one of the judges.

The ProStart program operates in 47 states, in over 1,000 schools, involving approximately 78,000 students and well over 5,000 educators. It includes mentoring, paid internships, promoting entrepreneurship, basic business skill development, nationally certified exams, scholarships, state and national competitions and post-secondary opportunities in the form of articulation agreements with culinary and hospitality programs throughout the U.S. with the purpose of generating qualified and capable professionals for today and the future.

As part of the current Guy Fieri Road Show, Guy has invited high school level culinary students to assist him as interns at each of his shows. Students will conduct prep work, mise en place, and stand by to assist Guy where necessary.

The students say they can relate to Guy Fieri, and that he, in turn, can relate to the next generation of chefs. Matthew Capprini, 18, said that he gets some of his culinary ideas from watching "Guy's Big Bite."

"I'm proud to represent our school and be there to kick off Guy's tour," said Capprini.

Chosen students are excited to participate. A Prostart instructor said the students started shrieking and jumping up and down. "I kept repeating, 'Oh man, I can't believe this is happening,'" said senior Kyle Briggs, 17, of Amesbury.

“The Michigan Restaurant Association contacted us, and we certainly weren’t going to say no,” said chef Corbett Day, hospitality and culinary arts instructor at the LISD Tech Center. "This will look good on college applications.”

“Guy loves ProStart and is very excited to be able to have the kids help him out,” Amanda Smith, a spokeswoman for Fieri, wrote in her e-mail contacting Day.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Guy Fieri kicks off Road Show in Lowell

Guy Fieri started his 21-city Road Show tour last night in Lowell, Massechussets. Philadelphia is next on the list. Here's a brief YouTube video from Lowell:

Here are a few reviews and comments from Twitter about last night's show:

  • Long day but Guy Fieri was AWESOME!!! I would def do it again. Such high energy and so kewl (tweet)

  • I had a great time Guy Fieri road show here in lowell ma. (tweet)

  • Just got home from the Guy Fieri Road Show - awesome fun! (tweet)

  • just got out of the guy fieri show OMG AMAZING (tweet)

  • Just got up on stage and sang happy birthday at Guy Fieri...I do what I want! (tweet)

  • Great show last night, it was everything I hoped it would be and more. Can't wait for you to hit the Boston area again. (tweet)

  • it was such a high energy show and loved every minute of it. Had the opp to meet you too. so awesome!!! (tweet)

  • Guy Fieri on stage at Lowell, MA


    Of course, not everyone was overwhelmed. An anonymous ticket holder said, "... I was extremely disappointed. ... Don't believe them when they tell you that everybody gets a sample or a margarita, unless you pay 250 bucks to be on stage with him. There really wasn't much "rock 'n roll" involved either."


    The Lowell Sun reviewed the performance saying, in part,
    "I came for the food, but only got a whiff," joked Robin Metcalf of Billerica, who was seated near the back row. "It's OK, though. I got to experience something I never have before. It's like a concert, with spaghetti."

    Fieri tossed al dente noodles about the stage, as if he was smashing a guitar like an angst-filled musician. His backup band, Dirty Pete and Cletus, worked the crowd including some VIP guests seated in bistro chairs to the right and left.

    Gary Sutner of Gardner had his plan in place before Fieri even fired up the burner. He was determined to meet Fieri after the show and get him to sign a copy of his latest cookbook, which Sutner's girlfriend bought for his birthday.

    "I told her if she wanted me to cook anything it would only be one of Guy's recipes," he said. "I don't do Martha Stewart or that 30-minute stuff. Guy is the man."

    Rolling out a giant blender, the spiky-haired chef poured a number of bottles of tequila into its oversized pitcher. In true rocker form, he chugged the last swig from the bottle before heading back behind his stove to "wok and roll" out a helping of Hong Kong Noodles -- one of his signature dishes.

    "What a way to kick off a tour. Lowell knows how to have a good time," yelped Fieri pumping his fist. "This ain't yo mama's cooking show."
    Read the full article here.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 interviews Guy Fieri had a lengthy interview with Guy Fieri recently. Click here to read the full article.

    Where did the idea (for the Guy Fieri Road Show) come from?

    Here's what happens. As a young chef, the greatest way to go out and get publicity is to go to farmer's markets or the county fair, whatever you can do to highlight your food and yourself. That's what I was doing. I opened my restaurants, they continued to grow and grow, then I go on Food Network and I win, what ends up happening is that I go to these big time food events now and everybody's doing their demos. You go and watch Jaques Pepin or you watch Bobby Flay, these guys bring some game. So I'm like, "I bring game," I just could never do it at the county fair. I started to do the show my way and when the guy is putting on my lapel mike, I said "Hey here's my iPod. Don't give me the elevator intro music, give me my music, some Lynyrd Skynyrd, some Motley Crue" and it just started growing. My numbers were blowing through the roof. I was doing a show in South Beach last year, I was rockin' and rolling, I came offstage and my agent goes, "What was that?" and I'm thinking, "Oh God, I'm in trouble." She said, "That was the most out of control cooking I've ever seen. Can you do that again?" And I said, "I can do that times ten." And she said, "Oh gosh, we gotta take this cross country." And that was it, that's how it all started. The show is about, if you love food like I love food and you're into the world of food like I'm into the world of food, then why shouldn't there be a food-a-palooza? Why shouldn't there be a food thing? We get together, we bring some other chefs in. We make food, we tell stories about food, we talk about 'Diners Drive-ins and Dives,' we cook food, we make some drinks, we have some laughs, we pull some antics and we just have a food concert. Now, concert doesn't sound right. "Guy Fieri presents a Culinary Concert, seven breads of Beethoven." No. I don't have Metallica coming out making paninis and I don't have Motley Crue doing flambee, it's just jamming to some good music, having some fun, having a wild audience, eating some food, telling some stories, having some laughs, and hanging out for a few hours. My interest beyond that was, I've got the greatest fans in the world who put me on the map, made my show number one and there are not enough times when you get to interact. Besides seeing your favorite person on TV, when do you ever get to see them live, see them real? That's the point. See it live, see it real.

    When you say you have other chefs coming in, who will they be?

    We have different diners drive-ins and dives that we've gone to across the country and they have all said, "I want to come by." You would not believe the requests that other agents of celebrities have been sending to my guys, saying "So and so wants to come," and I am just dying. One, I've gotta perform in front of some of my favorite guys, two how do I not get starstruck by them? It's two fat rock and roll tour buses wrapped with the whole logo thing on them, a big semi hauling the stage, this is a $150,000 stage that's going along. Audience members sitting on the stage. It's going to be bananas.

    You've exploded on the food scene. Did you ever think in your wildest dreams you'd be doing something like this?

    I said to Carrie Underwood the other day, "Has this been mind blowing or what?" and she said, "Yup." I don't know how to explain it to you. I think about a lot of the 'firsts' in my life. The first time I opened a restaurant, when my son was born. It's really indescribable. There's the good and the bad, it's not just one blissful vacation. I've never worked this hard in my life. Three shows on the Food Network, over 200 days on the road last year. I could do every day on the road, I would never stop working, but the most important people in my life are my sons and my wife, that's the only thing that kills me.

    Have you ever been shocked by a celebrity who's a fan of yours?

    I run into people all the time, random people who like the show, like football players -- anybody that has to travel, because a lot of time you sit in your hotel room -- I think the biggest mind-blowing call ever was from Matthew McConaughey. Not only is he a great guy, but he is a great support to me with advice. He is the kind of celebrity, one who has a positive image and gives back to charity with his foundation, who I really admire. I really take his advice to heart.

    With all the fans and the fame there's always some, not necessarily haters, but dissenters. And in the case of 'SNL,' satire. What do you think of all that?

    I love it. I think it's hysterical. Obviously that's not offensive, come on. With 'SNL,' their skits were great, on point. I do speak very crazily, weird. I do have my own vocabulary and say odd words, "This is off the hook." I thought they couldn't have done that better. And in terms of the negative, I don't subscribe to that. It's out there, that's fine. I'm not going to combat it -- not that I don't take advice from people. If I'm doing something wrong and someone has some insight, I always want to improve and grow, but anybody that's smackdown, that's not in my world.

    With the 'SNL' thing, have they approached you to come be in a skit at all? Would you do that?

    I will tell you this, I guess I'll let the cat out of the bag... since I was a little kid I never wanted to be a TV star, or movie star -- of course I'd like to be. I wanted to be in 'Caddyshack' so bad if they would make 'Caddyshack 9' I would sell the farm to be in it. But always, as a dream as a kid I've always wanted to be on 'Saturday Night Live.' So when they did the parody on me, that was the step. "Oh my God, they recognized me! I am somebody!" Kinda like Steve Martin when his name was in the phonebook. So I don't know, I'm fulfilling some dreams... and if they called I think that would be the crescendo of the career.

    You said something about letting the cat out of the bag, I thought they might have called already.

    Oh no. I didn't know if I wanted to say. I don't want to be weird about it. Be like, "I hope someday to go to the moon..." I love what 'SNL' does. I think that parody and satire, when it's coming from the right spot, is one of the most healthy things we can do. If you can't laugh at yourself, laughing to me is one of the absolutes.

    Well I hope they call. It would be great to see you in a skit with Bobby Moynihan (who played Guy in the original parody)

    I have skit ideas. I know people who work at 'Saturday Night Live' and I've passed along to them, "Please tell Bobby I've got some ideas!" Either with me being involved or not involved, I have some that I think would be a riot.

    You mentioned you don't subscribe to the negative, but with regard to the dissenters or non-fans, where do you think that negativity comes from?

    I am so odd about what I choose to tune into in life. I really try never to pre-judge or judge anybody. You either like someone or you don't. Either you like their food or you don't. Once I'm off the "I don't like it" or "It's not my cup of tea," I'm off it. There are so many great things going on, I don't understand why people get negative. Why spend your time talking about it? If you don't like it, then just get off it. But I will say this about chefs, it's a very interesting world of where people come from in cooking. It's a very disciplined and active. It's just to me like looking at a painter or a musician or anybody that's doing an art and it comes from different parts of people. We've all heard stories about great artists, great musicians, but then they're also not very cool -- who aren't nice to their people. I guess everybody has their own zone. I will tell you, and I'm kind of the new guy on the scene, my guys that I hang out with -- when I can, because I'm in California and they're all here -- Bobby Flay, Emeril [Lagasse], Mario [Batali], Giada [de Laurentiis], Rachel [Ray], all of them are incredibly cool. And I can see why, given that I'm the new guy, they wouldn't have to be. Rachel has given me phenomenal advice. Emeril wrote the damn foreword to my book. To me, and I don't run in all the circles of all the chefs, but the one great chef I know here in New York, Michael Psilakis, who's an awesome dude -- beyond awesome -- those are my benchmarks. It's kind of like in the literary world as well. Everybody's got an opinion, everybody's got a feeling, I take the advice and recommendations from the people who are close to me that feels constructive and helpful. Everybody's got their own boat to float.

    Any chance you might highlight any healthy things on your shows? Something that is both nutritious and tasty?

    I've done quite a few vegetarian pieces - my sister is a vegetarian.

    Vegetarian doesn't always mean healthy though...

    Very true. I am working on some diabetic recipes, I've had a lot of requests for that, which I think is very necessary. I have some friends with Celiac, so I'm trying to look into some of that but I'll tell ya, it's always misconstrued. Kinda like if you're a rock band you don't play love songs. If you're a wild and crazy chef like me, probably the stuff you make isn't so great for you but I really try to diversify my culinary portfolio. When I do 'Diners,' it seems like a lot of the food is fried, but we were doing a calculation the other day and I don't even think that 20% of what we do on the show is fried. I divert away from fried before I go to fried, if I can. I'll highlight other items. We've got to improve our palates. It's about moderation. I don't think you need to totally abstain from it, but I do think we need to have more whole grains... no offense, but for 'Diners,' a salad is not sexy. You should eat it, but it doesn't make great TV. My routine every morning is a cup of coffee and a banana. Even when I don't feel like a banana, I eat one. My new regimen is whenever I have snacking urges, I eat a piece of fruit and just try to keep it available to me. We gotta eat 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. This health issue we've got going on in this world is not because the atmosphere is changing.

    Sunday, November 15, 2009

    Guy Fieri makes appearances at Youngstown and Cleveland, Ohio

    Guy Fieri made his appearance in Youngstown, Ohio, Friday the 13th of November, at the Green Bay @ Youngstown hokey game. He hosted a meatball eating contest mid-ice and took a shot at the goal during half time.

    Not everyone in attendance was able to meet Guy Fieri and Joey Fatone; frustrating, to say the least.

  • bummed here, was @ the hockey game 2 nite. Security cut off the m&g line before I could get in it. : (
  • - tweet
  • Did not meet Guy Fieri. Promoter Bruce Zolden couldn't organize a tea party. It was a disaster of Torchsong proportions.
  • - tweet

    Guy Fieri also made a one-day appearance at the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, the 14th of November, 2009. He did three cooking demonstrations and had two book signing sessions. If you had your picture taken with Guy Fieri and were told to go to to download or print, you can find your pictures at

    News on the Guy Fieri Road Show:

    The company hired to decorate the outside of the two tour buses completed their work (tweet), and the buses have been sighted on the highways (tweet). Bus pictured below, parked in Lowell, MA, on Monday November 16, 2009, the day before the tour starts.

    And the Lowell Sun did a very nice interview with Guy Fieri last week, in preperation for the first stop on the Guy Fieri Road Show. Click here to read the full article.

    Q: Have you always secretly wanted to be a rock star?

    A: Secretly? I'd stand atop the tallest building and yell it! I have always wanted to be a rock star. Just a couple of minor things have hindered it, though. One is that I have a complete inability to sing and another is I can't play an instrument. No one would want to come hear me sing.

    Q: I know how important your wife and kids are. How much family time do you get?

    A: I will not lie, that really is the toughest part. Doing all that I do, there's not a lot of break time. And I'm in New York for a book tour right now -- for my new book, it can be tough enough as it is.

    Q: Describe your place in the pantheon of the food TV boom. If Paula Dean is everybody's saucy aunt, Anthony Bourdain is travel through food and Adam Richman's "Man Vs. Food" is how much a man can hold, what is "Diners, Drive-in and Dives"?

    A: I'd say it's kind of like the whole thing, the lifestyle. It's America. It highlights the food, the location and the people and the history and entertainment. It's all of it. It's not a cooking show or a travel show. It's a life story about America.

    Q: So you were the subject of a recent Saturday Night Live parody. What's that like?

    A: Aw, man. SNL was always the thing for me. I had to watch. You'd stay up late to see Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin. If I ever get to host Saturday Night Live, that will be the crescendo. Good night! Thanks for coming! That's the pinnacle. And if that would ever happen, who knows or not. To be parodied? So I mean, come on. That's the biggest thing that's happened to me. And Bobby Moynihan, the guy who does me, is hysterical.

    Q: Can you describe the show we'll see in Lowell?

    A: The show is for people who love food and can't get enough and think there's gotta be more to say about food. That there's gotta be more songs about food. It's an interesting mix. It's high-energy, food, obviously, cooking, laughing, stories, music. All at the same time. I'll make food, there'll be some other chefs. It's like Food-a-palooza. I just have fun when I cook.

    Q: Describe your ultimate food show.

    A: I'm bringing it to you.

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    Pork Goes Primetime (GI0708H)

    Guy's Big Bite - Pork Goes Primetime - Aired: 11/15/09

    Guy Fieri puts pork in the limelight with a rich pork and chicken cassoulet - Pork-Oulet! His Cous Cous Nicoise salad and cranberry-orange Mojave Madras cocktail round out this elegant, satisfying meal.

    Pork-Oulet - recipe

    Couscous Nicoise - recipe

    Mojave Madras - cocktail recipe

    bacon, pork butt, chicken thighs, cannellini beans, couscous, baby greens, Prepared Vegetables, Sherry Vinaigrette, orange vodka, mango rum, cranberry juice, orange juice

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    Saturday, November 14, 2009

    Interview with Guy Fieri at Chelsea Market

    Interview with Guy Fieri & Sandra Lee, October 9, 2009, at the Chelsea After Dark kickoff party for the 2009 New York Wine & Food Festival.

    Time Warner Cable customers in NY & NJ can view the full episode on local On Demand Channel 1111 in the Around NY category.

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    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    Guy Fieri: quick trip to Los Angeles

    Guy made a quick 24-hour trip to Los Angeles, CA, November 10 - 11, 2009, for an interview with Fox News' Good Day L.A. and to make a brief appearance on the Jay Leno Show.

    And Jay Leno interviewed Guy Fieri for the "Ten @ Ten" on the Jay Leno show, aired 11/11/09.

    And apparently, prankster Guy Fieri had just enough time to toilet paper a friend's office. haha. (tweet)

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    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    Guy Fieri: the Glenn Beck of Food?

    New York's The Daily Beast wrote what may be one of the most talked-about and balanced interview / articles about Guy Fieri I have read. (And yes, I have a brief mention.) Read the full article here.

    The topic: Fieri fans v. culinarians. (Is that a word? Well if it wasn't before, it is now. ~D)

    Author Rachel Syme writes, "Fieri's meteoric ascent is impressive, but it also makes him one of the culinary world's most polarizing figures. For as many fans as Fieri earns ... he draws equal detractors." Of this, we are all well aware.

    The article quotes detractors: Jillian Madison of and David Chang's and Anthony Bourdain's comments from a talk at this year's New York Food & Wine Festival. It also quotes supporters Susie Fogulson from the Food Network, agent Jason Hodes, and perhaps surprisingly (?) comedian Bobby Moynihan from Saturday Night Live.

    And of course, Guy Fieri speaks of those who, shall we say, don't appreciate his style. "If someone doesn't like that I wear a wristband or thinks my hair is stupid, I don't care.” He continues, “I think as soon as we start creating sides, we start to develop us and them, ... I have buddies that are Michelin chefs; I know all those guys. I'm not concerned about alienating the white-starched coats. It's like music. Do classical musicians say that rock is wrong?"

    There was one interesting tidbit of information in this article, of interest to fans of Guy Fieri. "'His real name is Ferry,' says Madison, referring to Fieri's changing of his last name when he was married. Fieri says he wanted to honor his immigrant grandfather...." And that seems to answer the why did he change his last name question. Thank you Ms. Syme.

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    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    Guy Fieri on the Wendy Williams Show

    Guy Fieri on The Wendy Williams Show, November 10, 2009, teaching Wendy Williams how to make Holy Haluski.

    Also, this just in: Tune in to the Jay Leno Show on NBC, Wednesday, November 11, 2009, when Guy Fieri does the 10 @ 10.

    Click here to hear an interview with Guy Fieri by 105.9 The Rock, in Nashville, TN.

    Guy Fieri: supporting troops here and overseas

    Here's a Veteren's Day post, a day early. But it's never too early to thank those who fight for our freedoms.

    Guy Fieri will be donating copies of his new book More Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and copies of DVD's from Triple D to soldiers serving overseas.

    Recently, when in Hawaii filming for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Guy Fieri, his son Hunter and his crew worked with Navy cooks and prepared a meal at Pearl Harbor for the military stationed there and their families.

    Guy Fieri and son, Hunter, at Pearl Harbor

    Click here to read Kleetus' blog post about the event in Hawaii.
    Click here to see Flickr images from the USS CHUNG-HOON.
    Click here to be redirected to Guy Fieri's Armed Forces Entertainment page.

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    Monday, November 9, 2009

    Video: Guy Fieri on The View

    Aired November 6, 2009, many people didn't see this segment. The broadcast was interrupted by a national news report. So in case you missed it, here it is: Guy Fieri on The View, on ABC.

    Many thanks to supernatural66 for this and other clips!

    Click here for an episode guide to Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
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    Guy Fieri on Guy's Big Bite - #05 refrigerator

    Greg & the Morning Buzz on Rock 101, WGIR, based in Manchester, NH, interviewed Guy Fieri by phone on November 4, 2009. The interview is about 13 minutes. Click here to listen.

    The radio hosts asked several interesting questions. The one most interesting to me, mostly because I'm asked this question almost daily, where did the number 05 come from on Guy's refrigerator on the Guy's Big Bite set? Guy hesitated answering, but here's the story.

    "The number on the fridge was supposed to be the Evel Knievel number 01, ok? So my producers said that the 01 didn't look right. So they went through and started rattling off numbers.

    'No, 02 is second place.'
    'No, that's odd.'
    'No, that's too even.'
    'Ok I like 05.'

    So 05 made it on there."

    Side note: Tom, I know you'll be reading this, haha. If you're looking for a birthday present for Guy, this signed Evel Knievel #1 patch pictured above is for sale. :)

    Guy Fieri has long been a fan of Evel Knievel. So much so that Guy has a #1 tattooed on his arm. Here's that story, from Tattoo Magazine, July '09. Click here to view the entire article.

    GF: One day I was having a birthday party—Festivus Maximus we call it—which usually goes on for a week. I opened the door and standing there was Joe [Joe Leonard, of Monkey Wrench Tattoo, Santa Rosa] with a tattoo gun in his hand. He gave me a tattoo I had wanted for a long time, a platinum grenade. Why I wanted it, I don’t know; I just did and he made it happen. He also did the Evel Knievel inspired #1 on my right arm. I’m a big Evel fan, but it’s a cross between that and a slot machine #1 because I went to school in Las Vegas.

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    Sunday, November 8, 2009

    Pictures and comments from D.C's Metro Cooking Show

    Guy Fieri gave a cooking demonstration in the Celebrity Theater on Saturday, November 7, 2009, at the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, Washington D.C.

    By all accounts, Guy's show had rave reviews. Here's what ticket holders had to say about Guy's demonstration:

    "Guy Fieri was so much fun! He rocked the house and cooked 2 great dishes."

    "Guy Fieri's theater show is part Gallagher, part American Idol and very funny"

    Andrew Powaleny, who was a volunteer at the event, had this to say, "While we only saw a little bit of Guy Fieri he seemed really well versed in how to entertain a crowd. He actually did cook on stage and was fielding questions and hugs the entire time."

    Guy made Pork El Fuego. Click here for the recipe.

    Guy's demonstration was late morning, and in the early afternoon he had time for a meet & greet and book signing.

    A long-time fan had this to say about her experience, meeting Guy Fieri.
    I have been a fan of Guy Fieri ever since his days on the next food network star season 1. We have been rooting for him then and we are STILL rooting for him now with his great success.

    Not only was his show "off the hook", but his meet and greet was the topping to it all! He is very humble, great personality and the most hilarious guy ever (and you can see that personality shine in his shows). I hope he will be back next year! =)

    If you had your picture taken with Guy Fieri and were told to go to, try going to

    The Metro Cooking Show's next two events will be in West Palm Beach, Florida - March 27-28, 2010 and Atlanta, Georgia - May 1-2, 2010. See for more information.

    You can also become a fan of Metro Cooking on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @MetroCooking.

    For a few more TwitPics from the event, click here, here or here.

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    1-800-GUY (GI0701H)

    Guy's Big Bite - 1-800-GUY - Aired: 11/08/09

    Guy Fieri's cooking helpline is open! He's curing dinner boredom everywhere with his Asian Street Sandwich, filled with teriyaki-glazed pork, pickled cucumbers, and spicy mayo. Eddie's Mommy Salad is tongue-tingling side of edamame and diced vegetables in a wasabi vinaigrette. A refreshing Ginger Collins keeps your taste buds entertained.

    Asian Street Sandwich - recipe

    Eddie's Mommy Salad - recipe

    Ginger Collins - cocktail recipe

    ginger, pork roast, cucumber, wasabi, edamame, jicama, gin, ginger liqueur

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    Saturday, November 7, 2009

    Guy Fieri upcoming appearance with Joey Fatone in Ohio

    First, allow me to play catch-up with a recent book signing. Below, Guy Fieri introduces the new book More Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

    If you had your picture taken with Guy Fieri at a recent book signing, Turning Stone Casino, New York Wine & Food Festival, New Jersey's Barnes & Noble or New York's Borders Books, check to download or print.


    Guy Fieri will make a public appearance with Joey Fatone at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio on Friday, November 13 at 7:15 p.m at the hockey game, Youngstown Phantoms v. Green Bay Gamblers.

    Fieri and Fatone will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photographs before and during the game, said Alex Zoldan, team president. They also will likely appear for some intermission activities.

    Neither will perform or give a cooking demonstration.

    The two men are friends of the Zoldan family, which owns the team. Fieri is in Cleveland this week giving cooking demonstrations, and Fatone had wanted to come to a hockey game, so the Zoldans arranged to have them both come to Friday’s game, said Zoldan.

    The Phantoms will take on the first-place Green Bay Gamblers at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster and at the arena box office.

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    Cook or Be Cooked Sweepstakes

    The Food Network is sponsoring a sweepstakes in support of their new Wii game, Cook or Be Cooked. The Grand Prize winner gets quite a load of goodies:

  • A trip for four to New York, NY
  • Tour of the Food Network Kitchens and Offices
  • Round-trip coach airfare
  • Three consecutive nights hotel accommodations
  • $400 gift certificate good for dinner for four (4) at a Food Network celebrity restaurant
  • 11-piece Potbelly Stainless Steel Cookware set
  • One copy of More Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: A Drop-Top Culinary Cruise Through America’s Finest and Funkiest Joints by Guy Fieri
  • A 1-year Food Network Magazine subscription
  • A Wii Video game console and a copy of the “Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked” videogame for the Wii.

  • There are several lesser 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes to be awarded.

    Click here to enter and read the full contest rules. Warning: the site takes quite some time to load, especially if you have a slow computer. So be patient.

    The sweepstakes ends on December 15, 2009. It is open to residents of all 50 states and D.C. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about December 22, 2009.

    For an Official Winners List (available after January 10, 2010), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
    PO Box 56436
    Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413

    Thursday, November 5, 2009

    Guy Fieri interview with Nashville's Tennessean

    I found a terrific interview of Guy Fieri on Click here to read the full interview.

    Where do you eat when you visit (Nashville, TN)? Ever been to Prince’s Hot Chicken? I came down during our hot rod tour eight or nine years ago—before the Food Network, and we drove out in my yellow, big block ’71 Chevelle from Opryland Hotel about midnight. When they ask me how hot I want it, I say “hot!”—It took me a month to repair my mouth. I mean, seriously, that stuff was like the surface of the sun. It was awesome!

    Anywhere else? Last time I was here, we spent an evening down at Second and Broadway, went into six or seven joints and saw some of the best bands—what atmosphere! And I met so many great people at all the party spots.

    What do you want people to really know about you? What you see is what you get. I’m just a regular guy. I’ve got great parents, wife, kids, friends. Someone who’d seen me on TV once said, “Hey, you’re just like who you are.” That’s all I got. When I go to bed every night, I remind myself I’m just Guy. I gotta keep it real. If you see me getting out of whack, pull me in check, huh? I just want to stay me.

    My response: Yup Guy. Will do.

    Random pictures from this last week

    Guy Fieri: Culinary Rock Star

    Guy Fieri in the WMMR radio studios

    Guy Fieri with the WMMR crew

    Guy Fieri with Philadelphia's CB3's Talk Philly, Pat Ciarrocchi

    Guy Fieri at Times Square, New York

    You can also see all of Guy Fieri's pictures from Twitter at

    There are also some recent pictures of Guy Fieri at various radio and television stations at his publicist's TwitPic page,, but they're blurry. Brookette, let's take up a donation and get you a phone that takes better pictures. Haha.

    And the Kimmel Center has a number of photographs of Guy Fieri at