Saturday, October 2, 2010

Restaurant Radio interviews Guy Fieri at Johnny Garlic's

Restaurant Radio is interviewing Guy Fieri and everyone from his restaurant, Johnny Garlic's in Santa Rosa, CA, today, October 2, 2010.

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Northeast Flavor Magazine also had a recent interview with Guy Fieri. Two of my favorite questions:
"How do you pick the places you’ll visit for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?"
Guy Fieri: There’s a lot of preparation that goes into that. We scout locations for Triple D anywhere from one-and-a-half years to two years out. We try to visit each location several times before we actually film. We can’t just pop in off the street when we’re filming—there are like 15 people involved, plus we have a crew to haul the car. It’s a big deal. Then, when a show is in production, I may be traveling from New England to New Orleans to Seattle, as I did this time around. It’s crazy! As for how we pick, we get calls, letters, and e-mails constantly from folks recommending these places.

"We understand you leave your mark, literally, at these restaurants after you’ve filmed there. What do you do? How did this start?"

Fieri: I love spray paint! Early on, some of the owners asked me to sign something in their restaurant, to show I’d been there. I said, “I’ll sign the wall!” And I did—I did a caricature of me, with the spiky hair, and signed my name. Well, according to the crew, things got out of hand, and next thing you knew I was leaving these giant drawings and using up like six cans of spray paint, so they reined me in. Now I have a stencil of my drawing, which I spray and sign, and it’s a modest one foot by one foot.

Guy also commented on his performance at the Celebrity All-Star Baseball Game this summer. For the full interview, click here.

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