Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fan questions, April 2011

Recently I added a new page to this blog, Have a Question? At the end of each month, I'll share what fans are asking and what answers I could find for them. [Some answers are edited for brevity. ~D]

Bob of Aberdeen wrote, "I was wondering if Guy will be doing a book tour. I heard the new book comes out May 3rd, but isn't he doing the road show around that time?"

Our answer: Yes, the Road Show is, essentially, a book tour. Premium tickets include a copy of his new cookbook, Guy Fieri Food. There'll be hit-n-miss book signings, coinciding with Guy's travel schedule, including New Jersey, New York and San Francisco. Click here to keep up to date on these and future stops.


Victor of SPARTA wrote, "Hey Guy, I have an idea for a show. Do a tribute to the truckdrivers/waitress of this great country. My stepdad was a truck driver for over 20 yrs [and] my mother was a waitress for many yrs in local resturants. I watch your show daily.... I never miss a show."

Our answer: We'd suggest you send you show suggestion to the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives production company, Page Productions, Best of luck!


Ralph asked, "Where does Guy get his shirts?"

Our answer: Most of Guy's shirts are Cubavera, and he says he's been wearing Fender shirts lately too. See trivia questions.

We've also seen Remetee, Roar, Affliction, and reported recently Guy wearing J Steger jeans and a Junker shirt.


Jay from Oklahoma City asked, "Where do I find a recipe for the spaghetti squash from a recent show? Really like the food you stumble on across the nation, great show; try to not ever miss!!"

Our answer: I think I found your spaghetti squash, from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, A Little Twisted, at
The Pit Stop - website
1706 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick, NY 11566 - map
(516) 223-7799
View video, beginning at about 5:19.

*Update* The Pit Stop has generously shared this recipe on their website. Click here to view or download.


Marivelle wrote, "I was so star struck that I lost my speech as I dropped my sister off at the San Fransisco Airport, [when a] limo pulls right [with] my most favorite cook, chef, show host Guy Fieri! So I rushed out before he could take off to meet him, and being the sweetheart that he is, gave me a hand shake.... I just love love him. So my question is if you are ever in the bay I would love to hang out with you; thanks, you had made my day...."

Our answer: So glad you caught up and got an autograph, especially when you were having a tough day. Keep an eye out here, Guy Fieri Upcoming Events; we do our best to post when and where he'll be so you can catch the next live event! He'll be in Pebble Beach this weekend.


Paul from Southgate Michigan wrote, "Love Guy's Big Bite. What are all the cooking oils (and other fluids) Guy has in squirt bottles next to the sink?"

Our answer: Glad to hear you like the show! It's my favorite too. :) The bottles contain different liquids, depending on what Guy is making on that day. Typically there will be soy sauce for Asian dishes, olive oil for cooking, extra virgin olive oil for finishing pastas or salads, several types of vinegars (red wine, rice wine, balsamic, etc.) and sometimes a spirit, such as tequila or 151-proof rum, for flaming meats or desserts. He uses the squirt bottles because they're easier to grip when your hands are wet or greasy than glass containers. "Then if it slips, big deal, it doesn't break," he says. "For people like me, it's a lot safer!"

You can see a video from Guy's kitchen here, It's a bit dated, taped in 2008.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Guy Fieri book signing events, coast to coast

Guy Fieri is hitting the east coast first, then the west, to promote the release of his new cookbook, "Guy Fieri Food: Cookin' It, Livin' It, Lovin' It." So far, three book signing dates have been announced:

New Jersey, May 3 at 7:00
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

Long Island, May 4 at 7:00
Barnes and Noble
91 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY
San Francisco, May 12 at noon
Book Passage
Ferry Bldg., San Francisco, CA
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We'll update this post if more book signing dates are announced, or visit

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Tickets on sale, DC Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show

Tickets for the DC Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show are on sale now. Scheduled for November 5 - 6, 2011 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Guy Fieri, Giada De Laurentiis and Paula Deen are headlining.

Back again this year is VIP Meet, Greet & Front Row Seat Ticket for the uber fan who wants to get up close and personal to their favorite celebrity chef. VIP tickets will sell out in record time. There are only 15 tickets for Guy and 30 each for Paula and Giada. We've got them again this year. But Hurry. They'll be gone soon.

Various ticket packages are available for fans of Guy Fieri:

3-Show Celebrity Theater Pass
Guy Fieri, Giada DeLaurentiis, Paula Deen - $199

2-Show Celebrity Theater Pass
Paula Deen, Guy Fieri - $135

VIP Meet, Greet & Front Row Seat
Guy Fieri - $500

Guy Fieri Celebrity Theater presentation
Saturday Nov. 5, 4:00pm - $65-$95

Guy Fieri Book Signing
Saturday Nov. 5 4:00pm - $29.99
(in addition to Theater presentation ticket)

Guy On Fire Package
includes Celebrity Theater seats in rows 2-5, autographed copy of "Guy Fieri Food" cookbook plus a MCES reusable tote to carry it in, MCES Cheftestant Reception, and admission to Beer, Wine & Spirits Pavilion - $265

Click here to purchase.

For more information, visit

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Recent videos: Brookdale College + Supper in the Sand

New Jersey Lottery sponsored Event for Minute to Win it with Guy Fieri. This event took place on April 16, 2011 at Brookdale Community College.

New Jersey Lottery, Guy Fieri Minute to Win it Event

*Link to video*

If you're curious what the Guy Fieri Food road show will be like, check this out. Guy took some questions from the New Jersey audience, which included what's his fav place in NJ, would he open a place here, and a tip for triple D.

*Link to video*

And click here for Guy Fieri's final story at Brookdale Community College Apr 16 2011, "Guy tells one last story involving a jar of mustard."

Last week, 500 people were invited to a special dinner in honor of the Gulf of Mexico. The event was a celebration for all that the area has through and to recognize the heroes of the recovery effort: the scientists, marine biologists and the everyday people that volunteered their time to clean the beaches and save wild life. They were the heroes of the Oil Spill.

Special guests included Alabama Attorney General "Big" Luther Strange, U.S. Representative Jo Bonner Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, Lucy Buffett (owner of Lulu's at the Wharf and kid sister of singer Jimmy Buffett), Chef Pete Blohme (owner of Panini Pete's in Fairhope) and Food Network Star Guy Fieri.

Supper On The Sand - A celebration for Gulf recovery with Guy Fieri

*Link to video*


Dave Thomson of KYMX radio interviewed Guy Fieri about upcoming live appearances at his restaurants on April 25th & 26th and National Cook With Your Kids Day. They also talk about Guy's career, family, and how Cook With Your Kids Day emphasizes the importance of food education for today’s youth.

Click here for more.

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Tickets on sale, Atlantic City Food & Wine, 2011

Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, set for July 28-31, 2011. Hosted by Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and Bally’s, the festival benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Fans of Guy Fieri can buy the "Guy Fieri Package," which includes tickets to:
* Guy Fieri's Cheese Steak Battle
* Guy's Big Bite Brunch
* Chefs on Stage - Guy Fieri (P1 Level Seats)
Cost: $184.50. Click here to buy!

Or check out the individual events below ...

Food Network Kickoff Party
Thursday, July 28, 10:00pm - 1:00am
Price: $95
As the sun sets Thursday night in Atlantic City, the Festival heats up at the official kick-off party hosted by the Food Network. Located at The Pool at Harrah's, Atlantic City's hottest nightlife location, the Food Network Festival Kick-Off Party will feature fabulous food, signature cocktails, sizzling entertainment and, of course, your favorite Food Network friends! Purchase tickets for this event

Guy Fieri's Cheese Steak Battle
Friday, July 29, 9:00pm - 12:00am
Price: $75
With or without peppers? With or without Provolone? This summer, chefs representing signature regional restaurants are heading to the Atlantic City beach to find out, once and for all, which makes the best cheese steak. A year's worth of pride and bragging rights are on the line as YOU decide. Tony Baloneys and crew will be on hand to defend his 2010 title. Who will take home the 2011 title. This year, it's all up to you! Purchase tickets for this event

Restaurant Invasion "Guy's Big Bite Brunch"
Saturday, July 30, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Price: $85
A little tired from Friday night's Festival events? Need a little "hair of the dog?" Start your Saturday morning off with a bang at Guy's Big Bite Brunch. Because, no one is better equipped to smack the cobwebs out of you than food Network star Guy Fieri as he expertly creates a brunch to remember. Purchase tickets for this event

Chefs on Stage
Saturday, July 30, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Price: $35/$45
We all follow them on TV, visit their restaurants, use their recipes and recite their trademark lines. This summer, check out "Chefs on Stage" as your favorite Food Network stars take the stage at Circus MaximusTheater at Caesars Atlantic City for a series of exciting culinary demonstrations. Get closer than ever to your favorite celebrity chefs! Purchase tickets for this event

Chef Party
Saturday, July 30, 12:00am - 2:00am
Price: $99
Spend time with some of your favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel personalities in the relaxed setting of The Foundation Room at House of Blues. Rub shoulders and enjoy festival signature cocktails in this ultra exclusive festival nightlife event. Purchase tickets for this event

Participating television chef personalities include Divya Gugnani, Pat and Gina Neely, Sunny Anderson, Robert Irvine and Guy Fieri.

Tickets for other events available at or Follow on Twitter @foodandwineac or like on Facebook.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Places Guy Fieri went in Virginia for Triple D

We're a little behind the power curve on this Triple D stop; confirmations and sightings are welcome! Here's where we hear Guy Fieri will go for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Whitner's Barbecue - website
869 Lynnhaven Parkway #106
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 689-8215
*Premiere 10/17/11 - Slammin' Sammies*

The Beach Pub - website
1001 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-8817
*Premiere 10/31/11 - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner*

Flip Flops Grill + Chill - website
2217 Upton Dr #814
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 427-3547

Citrus - no website
2265 W Great Neck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 227-3333
*Premiere 11/7/11 - Pizza, Pancakes and Pork*

Five Points Community Farm Market
Get Fresh Cafe - website
2500 Church Street
Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 966-6577
*Premiere 9/26/11 - Gettin' Fresh*

Rigoletto Italian Bakery & Cafe - website
2181 Upton Dr. Suite 414
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 427-3999
*Premiere 10/24/11 - Global Comfort*

*Thanks for the tip!*
Harvey's Hot Dogs - no website
3205 Stamford Road
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 483-0613

*Thanks for the tip!*
Moseberth's Chicken - website
1505 Airline Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 393-1721

Leaping Lizards Cafe - website
4408 Shore Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 460-5327
*Premiere 11/21/11 - Old to New*

Guy Fieri of Food Network in town:

We typically see seven locations in a metro area, shot between Sunday and Thursday. We love tips, sightings, pictures and stories! Just comment below.

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Round-up of recent Guy Fieri news, April 2011

Here's a round-up of recent Guy Fieri news articles ....

The Asbury Park Press reviewed Guy Fieri's cooking demo at Brookdale College in Linden, NJ. "It's been a journey to get here but well worth it," Guy said.

"Before starting to cook his all-star steak sandwich," the article reads, "Fieri said he was recently in Arkansas, flew home to spend seven hours with his sons, and flew straight to New Jersey."

"'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives started in your state,' he said to loud applause, before getting the show going with his assistant 'Cuban Carl.'"

Read the full article and check out the staff photos.


Alabama's Press Register reported on the recent Gulf Shores "Supper in the Sand," hosted by Guy Fieri.

"You can be the greatest chef in the world, you can have the best recipes, you can work with the most phenomenal people, but if you don’t have great product, then you don’t deliver the real deal," Fieri said. "This is where the great product comes from."

(Press-Register, Kate Mercer)

"Guest Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri talks it up with Alabama Govenor Robert Bentley, his wife Dianne Bentley at the Supper in the Sand Celebration of the Gulf at the Gulf State Park Beachside Pavilion on Sunday April 17,2011 in Gulf Shores, Alabama."

Read the full article. Or click here for more photos.

Supper on the Sand Guy Fieri

*Link to video*

Read more about the event at

---------------------------------------------- gives Guy Fieri's nominations for his ideal ballpark meal, coast to coast, from Italian sausage at Fenway to Gilroy garlic fries in San Francisco.


And in Sacramento, CA law-making news, the Capitol Weekly reports that,
...Guy Fieri is also looking for a change in state law to allow sponsorship from alcohol makers. Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, a San Francisco Democrat, has been working with him on legislation, which has yet to be introduced.

"Negotiators of the deal say the bill will allow Fieri to accept sponsorships but none of their products can be sold in Fieri’s restaurants.


For fun, "DJ Chef" Marc Weiss sent in this picture, captioning, "Guy tryin to bump me out of the pic!"

Look familiar? Submitted by "The Readhead Lady," Mandevellie, LA


Favorite Tweet of the Day: "There should be a Saturday morning cartoon centered around @GuyFieri and his pals Stretch, Panini Pete, and Gorilla." - @FamousCeleb

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Order now, "Guy Fieri Food" signed bookplate edition

From Foodnetwork Store: Be one of the first to receive "Guy Fieri Food" signed bookplate edition.

Bursting with personality, fun and flavor, Guy Fieri Food is the first-ever cookbook from the Food Network superstar and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Diners, Drive-ins &Dives and More Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. Filled with more than 50 original recipes, gorgeous full-color photos, and loads fo great cooking tips, Guy Fieri Food is an absolute must for any Fieri fan!

Click here for more details.

Monday, April 18, 2011

UNLV honors Guy Fieri, Alumnus of the Year

The seventh annual Vallen Dinner of Distinction, sponsored by the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, honors industry executives who have made significant contributions to the hospitality industry & hospitality education.

On April 28, 2011, 5:30pm - 9pm, at the Aria Resort & Casino, Ironwood Ballroom, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV, Guy Fieri will be named,

Alumnus of the Year
Guy Fieri '90

Other honorees include: Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. (Gaming Management Association Award), Christopher W. Silva, Thomas A. Jingoli ’96 MS, Chris Meyer ’84 (Industry Executives of the Year), NEXTEP SYSTEMS (Caesars Entertainment Excellence in Innovation Award).

Individual tickets: $100 for dues-paying alumni, $125 for non-members. Table of 8: $850; Table of 8, logo on screen during dinner: $1,250; Table of 8, logo on screen during dinner, full page ad in program: $1,500. Contact Robyn Hadden, BEH 445, (702) 895-3148 or email

The event features silent and live auctions to benefit the hotel college’s alumni relations program and the Stuart H. Mann Endowment Fund, which supports professional development opportunities for Hotel College faculty, staff and students. Contact Afsha Bawany, (702) 895-5515.

More info on this event:,,

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of 28,000 students and 3,300 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Guy Fieri's "Cooking with Kids" fundraisers, Sacramento

Guy Fieri will be in Sacramento, CA, the state's capital, on Monday and Tuesday, April 25 and 26, 2011, to endorse a resolution promoting cooking with children and to host fundraisers in the evening at his local restaurants.

In 2009, Fieri helped draft a California resolution making the second Saturday in May as "Cook With Your Kids Day." From 11 a.m. to noon April 25, Fieri will at the Capitol where "Cook With Your Kids" will be introduced as a weekly initiative, to encourage families cooking and eating together every Thursday.

Locals are invited to attend two fundraisers to benefit "Cooking With Kids," hosted by Guy Fieri. Guests will enjoy complete, multi-course dinners, prepared by Guy, who will also mingle with guests. The ticket prices include dinner, drinks and signed memorabilia.

Monday, April 25, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at

Tex Wasabi's
2243 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 927-8399

Jeff Arnett, the master distiller for Jack Daniels, will pair cocktails with Guy's food at Tex Wasabi's. Tickets are $100, available for purchase at the restaurant.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at

Johnny Garlic's
10505 Fairway Drive, Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 789-2000

Two magnums of limited release Kenwood wine also will be customized by Joe Leonard, Fieri's tattoo artist, and auctioned. Tickets are $125, available for purchase at the restaurant.

Appetizers: Sashimi Won Tacos & Lava Rock
Paired with: Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Salad: Sonoma Salad topped with Kobe Flank Steak
Paired with: Jack London Zinfandel

Chipotle Shrimp & Hot Links Pasta / Cajun Chicken Fettuccini
Paired with: Pinot Gris
Cedar Plank Salmon
Paired with: Reserve Pinot Noir
Buffalo Tri-Tip
Paired with: Vertical of the Artist Series; '04, '05, '06

Dessert: Bananas Foster
Paired with: Moscatto

Culinary students from American River College, Fieri's alma mater, will be prepping food for both events. (source)


Related, Tex Wasabi's in Santa Rosa, CA, is scheduled to re-open in May, 2011. reports,
After a 19 month closure, Guy Fieri’s Santa Rosa outpost of Tex Wasabi’s will reopen in May. According to Fieri spokesman Brett Hutchison, heavy reconstruction on the the “Rock and Roll Sushi-Barbecue” restaurant, which shuttered in September 2009, is nearing completion.

“It will be well worth the wait,” said Hutchison. With the kitchen finished and new employees hired, Fieri’s crew are shooting for an ambitious early May debut — possibly just weeks away.

And we previously reported that the new Johnny Garlic's in Dublin, CA, has an estimated opening date of June 1.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Fan questions, Mid-April 2011

Recently I added a new page to this blog, Have a Question? At the end of each month (and sometimes half-way thru!), I'll share what fans are asking and what answers I could find for them. [Some answers are edited for brevity. ~D]

Phil from Seattle asked, "When will season 5 be out on DVD?"

Our answer: We haven't heard a whisper about release dates for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives DVD's; we only find out about them once they're released.

Season 5 premiered in October of '08 and ran through March of '09. If Food Network continues to release DVD's at the same rate they have in the past, we expect to see Season 5 available for purchase in about 6 months. Keep an eye out on Food Network Store for Guy Fieri DVD's. Sorry we couldn't be more help than that!


Lauren of New York wrote, "Hii! My boyfriend is a hugggee fan of diners, drive-ins and dives and for his 30th bday I wanted to plan a road trip in the NY, NJ, CT area where we can hit up some of Guys taped or soon to be taped spots. ...would it be possible to get a list of Guys fav's in that area which would help me to schedule my trip route??"

Our answer: Ooo! Great birthday idea! We don't have the taping schedule for DDD that far out yet, sorry. :( But you've picked three really great states for a DDD road trip. Let's see.

Guy was just in New York in October 2010, around the Long Island, Queens area. More information about the New York state locations, click here.

The New Jersey Diner Tour is a fan favorite episode, where Guy visited 7 classic Jersey diners; following in those footsteps would be hard to go wrong. Guy visited New Jersey again in August 2010. Click here for all the New Jersey DDD's.

Guy hasn't taped in Connecticut in forever! Connecticut DDD's listed here.


Lee from Washington DC wrote, "There was a recipe for goulash using flank steak that aired recently. Can anyone help w/that? I know the woman cut it into diamond shapes (possibly to help tenderize it) & she marinated it overnight in a spice mixture that included sweet paprika & curry powder, but I don't remember the other ingredients. She cooked it at 450 but, again, can't remember how long. See why I need help?"

Our answer: I wondered if that wasn't from Kramarczuk Sausage Company in Minneapolis, MN? But that recipe uses pork, not flank steak. You have me stumped! Anyone want to take a shot at this one?


Joe Mast of Gravios Mills wrote, "How do I get Guy to come check out a place at Lake of the Ozarks,Its a little dive called Big Dicks Halfway Inn. Home of the minnow shot,yep we shoot minnows in shots. Got a burger called Dicks pounder, Its huge.Just a fun little place at the lake, I think it would be great for the show."

Our answer: Hilarious! Well, let's see. I think the first thing to find out is if the restaurant makes their food from scratch, never frozen or pre-packaged. All dishes featured must be made in-house using fresh ingredients. For example, gravies and sauces must be made from scratch.

If they make "real deal" food, then you should send your suggestion to or email


Renee' of Mishawaka wrote, "I believe Guy was at a BBQ place and I know it was late March when the episode aired. They were making a pizza with garlic butter, spinach two unique cheeses, more spinach, maybe onion and I thought some BBQ pork on top. I wanted to know where that was and what the unique cheese was?"

Our answer: I believe you're describing the spinach & goat cheese pizza at

Pizzeria Luigi - website
1137 25th St, San Diego, CA, 92102 - map
(619) 233-3309

Here's the video,; the spinach pizza starts right about the 4:40 mark.


Nancy from Windsor, ON Canada asked, "What goes on as far as performance on the Guy Fieri tour?"

Our answer: If this tour is similar to the Guy Fieri Road Show in 2009, expect a local chef to open the show with a cooking demonstration. Then Hayden Wood, flair bartender, comes out to demonstrate a few cocktails, flair bartending tricks, with audience participation, jokes, lots of music and clapping.

Then Guy comes out, throwing T-shirts and such into the audience, he'll take questions and answers, demonstrate new recipes from his upcoming book and serve them to the on-stage ticket holders. There's usually audience participation in the cooking segments, too.

Expect stories from the road (Guy's become a good story-teller!), jokes, music and dancing in the isles. Here's a video of "Story Time" at one of his shows in 2009,


Angelique asked, "What's the quickest, easiest brine for poultry or pork? Thank You!"

Our answer: Nice question! Here's a quick and easy suggestion from Guy: about a tablespoon of salt, a tablespoon of sugar (equal amounts), a teaspoon of peppercorns, fresh garlic (or onion would be fine), and water!

See for a pork chop recipe with Guy Fieri and Matthew McConaughey. :) And more suggestions for a quick and easy breakfast and lunch here, McConaughey and Fieri on healthy cooking.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

News on Johnny Garlic's, Cookbook sneak peek, more interviewed Guy Fieri recently, "On his new Johnny Garlic's in Dublin: So, it looks like the new Johnny Garlic's in Dublin has an estimated opening date of June 1 now. Fieri did say that all the staff has already been hired and trained for the new restaurant, and that he was really looking forward to the opening...."

"This is the next big step in our company," Guy said, "You'll see a little different style and decor, and you'll see a whole variety of new items on the menu. This is our newest location and first since 2008, so I think coming down to Dublin, we're putting everything into it—this is the next generation of Johnny Garlic's."

Guy also commented on the loss of his Lamborghini. Click here for the full article.


Guy Fieri was in Los Angeles recently, taping new episodes for the 10th season of Guy's Big Bite. caught him on-set wearing J Steger jeans and a Junker shirt.

Follow @JRansomLA on Twitter.


Harper Collins Publishers have made Guy Fieri's new cookbook, "Guy Fieri Food," available using "Browse Inside." Check it out!

Guy Fieri writes, "Fact is, I've been cookin' it, livin' it, and lovin' it since I was just a kid, and it's a privilege to help you bring home some of my own classic, big, and bold flavors." Guy Fieri Food is due for release May 3, 2011.


Doe's Eat Place of Bentonville, Arkansas facebooked last night, "right now, we are cooking up a 2&1/2 lb porter house for Guy Fieri who is in our main dining room! Never know who you'll run into at the bar."

Ain't that the truth! @IrishTodd1 tweeted, "Guy Fieri Of the Food Network is here" with a grainy pic at the bar,

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Random recent photos, March-April 2011

I've been away from the computer this past week, difficult to keep up with the news. So here's a photo recap of some Guy Fieri-related stories.

In March 2011, Ergo Chef and Guy Fieri announced an upcoming, limited edition line of Knuckle Sandwich knives, called "the Midnight Series." We think they look great!

Preview of Limited Edition Midnight Series from Guy Fieri

The "Midnight Series" and a meat cleaver, "The Beast" were announced at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, IL. Ergo Chef also hosted a fund-raising event for C-CAP, a culinary education program for youth.

Guy at C-CAP fundraiser

Click here to see the full set of photos.

Food Network and “Share Our Strength” advocate Guy Fieri, Secretary California Health and Human Services Agency Diane S. Dooley, No Kid Hungry National Campaign spokesperson Jeff Bridges, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and Los Angeles, CA, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the launching of the Los Angeles, CA No Kid Hungry Campaign at Figueroa Street Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. This is a coordinated effort of public and private partners that will work together to connect over 600,000 children and teens to a school breakfast and child care nutrition programs.

Click here to see the full set of photos.

Charlie Day was on location for Food Network's Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri - Raiders vs 49'ers and posted a large set of pix on Flickr. "These pictures were shot for my buddy's and friends Bad Boyz of BarBQ."

Guy Fieri (3)

Click here to see the full set of photos.

Flickr user j6snowman writes, "I was picking up fish tacos after work at the Ferry Building and guess who stopped at a traffic light right in front of me?! Hey its Guy Fieri from the Food Network."

Guy Fieri and his 2011 Camero SS

Must have been from "@sfgiants game with Hunter. Top of 7th, LA 6, sf 0. Not so warm." - @ChefGuyFieri

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guy Fieri speaks for "Hands Across California"

Celebrity chef and TV personality Guy Fieri - an alumnus of College of the Redwoods and American River College - is standing up for California community college students.

Guy Fieri PSA for Hands Across California

*Link to video*

“Hands Across California” will benefit California’s community colleges and their students – an unprecedented fundraising, media, and advocacy opportunity to call attention to California’s community colleges, create a unified statewide spectacle illustrating the impact of community colleges in the state, and raise funds to support students in need. "Hands Across California" - April 17, 2011.

Visit for more.

Follow @HandsAcrossCA, "like" Hands Across California on Facebook, or click here to see other celebrities On Board.

Haha! Gotcha, Tom ;)

Dear Readers,

Please excuse the inside joke ...

Gotcha Tom!

Next time, keep your head down just a litle farther ....


Monday, April 11, 2011

RITZ Recipe Top 3 are announced

Congratulations to Linda, Richard and Tina for being chosen Top 3 of ten Semi-Finalists to make it to the final judging round in the Guy Fieri / RITZ Recipe Challenge!

The Grand and First Prize winners will be announced soon. And our sincere best wishes to the other seven semi-finalists, each of whom won $1000 and an autographed Guy Fieri chef jacket. Way to go!

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Message to Guy Fieri from Coral Ehret ...

This young lady wins the "Dorable Award" for the year! "Message to Guy Fieri from Coral Ehret, stroke survivor, and Guy's #1 fan"

*Link to video*

Join guests from around the world for this multi-course Oaks morning brunch that will showcase bourbon-infused and traditional Kentucky dishes prepared by Guy Fieri, who is known for his culinary and comedic entertainment during the program.

Hosted by honorary chairs John and Janet Conti, the event will also feature a mix of live auction items from Kentucky Derby themed baskets to gourmet dining packages and vacation packages. As a bonus, Fieri has been known to auction off everything from the utensils he uses to mix in the bourbon, to the stovetop on which he cooks and even the sunglasses he wears.

Your support of the Marriott Oaks Bourbon Brunch directly supports Kosair Children's Hospital, Kentucky and Southern Indiana's only full-service, free-standing children's hospital. More than 120,000 children are treated at Kosair Children's each year regardless of a family's ability to pay.

Purchase Tickets, or get more information.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Snapshots from L.A.

Guy Fieri has been in Los Angeles, taping new episodes of Guy's Big Bite. Here are a few snapshots via Twitter.

@HardwickShow - When stuck in traffic, in LA, you never know who you might see... @chefguyfieri

@ChefBenBailly - On the set of @chefguyfieri 's TV show with the man himself :)))

@ChefBenBailly - Backstage ...

And to read a bit more about the original art by Guy’s own tattoo artist, Joe Leonard, which will be included in Fieri's upcoming cookbook, "Guy Fieri Food," click here.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Reactions from the RITZ Cracker semi-finalists

Ten top recipes have been chosen in the Guy Fieri / RITZ Cracker Recipe Challenge. I reached out to as many Semi-Finalists as I could (respecting those with restricted privacy settings) and asked about their thoughts on being in the Top Ten. Here are their responses!

By Linda
Hi Dora! Love the work you've done with the blog. This is my first recipe contest and was flabbergasted when was chosen as a Top Ten semi-finalist. My 13 y.o. daughter helped develop and prepare the "Italian Wedding Snackers" - this has been a truly empowering experience for us both. I think the BEST thing Guy has done with his career is encouraging people to cook with kids. Congratulations to the rest of the competitors and best of luck in all that you do.

By Nathan
I am very excited to be a semi-finalist in the Ritz recipe challenge. With so many great recipes entered into the contest, just making it into the semi-finals is quite the accomplishment, and I am just happy to be included with all the other great recipes. Good luck to all the other recipes vying for votes!

By Jeanette
I'm a huge fan of Guy Fieri and Ritz crackers and to be chosen as a semi-finalist was a dream come true! To be chosen out of the thousand was a real honor and a huge suprise! I would just like to thank Ritz and Guy Fieri for giving me this opportunity to represent them. I'm just so excited about this contest and I hope I make it to the top three. Also if you're taking turns on voting for the finalists please make sure you vote for my My baby bluegrass burgoo bites with sweet corn jicama chow-chow.

By Richard
I enter a lot of cooking contests; I usually have at least a dozen entries out to different contests at a time. The Ritz contest is a biggie: big promotion with a big name chef and big prizes. Ritz crackers are such a basic staple, you could almost go in any direction with your recipe. I got inspired by a batch of Millionaire Shortbreads that a co-worker brought in one day. I reacted very predictably; I jumped up and down and yelled. The cash prize would be cool, but I've never been to California. That would be a memorable trip. Wish me luck!

By Susan
I am so excited and really hope my Buffalo Shrimp Boats can sail to California!! "These shrimp boats are a little trouble but well worth the effort. The boats are made of cheese and ritz crackers and come out nice and crispy and will melt in your mouth. The filling is spicy and creamy and then topped off with a great crumb mixture."

By Gaylenn
Thanks for asking me to be included in your blog for Guy Fieri. Out of all the chef's who were competing in The Next Food Network's Star, Guy Fieri has been the top of my favorites. He is so down to earth, enthusiastic, and a true foodie! It's an honor to have my Hawaiian bread pudding recipe deemed as a semi-finalist in the RITZ recipe challenge. ... Everyone knows about the famous RITZ "Mock Apple Pie" recipe and I needed to come up with a dessert unique and tasty enough to rival it. ... If I can get enough votes to make it to the final phase of judging, I know my Hawaiian bread pudding has the potential to be the Grand Prize winner!

By Kathi
It’s a huge thrill to be chosen as a semi-finalist in the Ritz Recipe Challenge! Guy Fieri’s shout out for over-the-top recipes inspired me to create my Peppercorn-Crusted Steakhouse Sliders. Ritz Crackers have been a staple in my family since I was a young girl. And when I was in high school and college, my friends and I always kept a box or two in our cars as go-to road food! To be chosen as a semi-finalist in this contest brings my love affair with Ritz Crackers full circle. Congratulations to all of the finalists – some fantastic recipes! – but I sure hope it’s me flying out to CA! And thank you Ritz for giving me this opportunity in your contest!

If you facebook, please vote for your favorite Guy-inspired RITZ Cracker recipe every day through Thursday, April 7, 2011. "Like" and visit to vote. The Top Three recipes move on to the final judging with Guy Fieri and a team of Kraft Foods appointed judges. Best of luck to one and all!

[Semi-Finalists who haven't commented above are welcome to Contact Us privately. ~D]

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