Friday, April 30, 2010

Tickets for NYWFF 2010 go on sale June 21

The Food Network hosts two very popular food festivals each year: the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in the spring and the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival in the fall. This will be the 3rd year for the event in NYC, October 7-10, 2010.

The event is presented by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure magazines.

Last year's New York festival built "a donation of close to $1 million to the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength®," says Brooke Johnson, President of Food Network.

Guy Fieri is set to host the closing party, Sunday, October 10, 2010, in addition to other events and cooking demonstrations to be announced.

Tickets to all festival events go on sale June 21st at, or by phone at (866) 969-2933. A sneak preview of all event development can be found by following founder and director Lee Schrager on Twitter: @Lee_Schrager.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Guy Fieri in D.C metro area for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

The Washingtonian recently reported that a D.C. restaurant will film their episode for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives this week and next. The Tune Inn, a 63-year-old dive bar & restaurant on Capitol Hill, also on Esquire magazine's top 100 bars list, is known for its burgers and laid-back ambiance.

To see all the restaurants Guy Fieri went to in the Washington D.C. metro area, click here.

Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar - no website
331 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-2725
*Premieres 9/6/10 Tried and True*

Production crews typically arrive one or two days in advance of Guy Fieri to get "beauty shots" of the food and segments of diners' eating and comments. Guy Fieri is scheduled (subject to change) to film his segments in the kitchen on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.

*update* via
Vivian Myrtetus, deputy chief of staff to Sen. George LeMieux, explains:
'Chef Guy Fieri from the Food Network was in town shooting an upcoming episode of his hit show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at the Tune Inn. LeMieux used to go there when he was a law student and loves the burgers at the restaurant. Between floor speech and meetings yesterday, Fieri interviewed him for the episode. After filming wrapped up, the host drove George back to the Capitol in his classic ’67 Camaro. Fieri tweeted about it yesterday.'
Read more about Guy's lunch with Senator LeMieux at

Also on the D.C. menu for Guy Fieri and his show, Oohhs & Aahhs.

Oohhs & Aahhs Soul Food - website
1005 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 667-7142
Twitter: @OohhsnAahhs
*Premieres 9/27/10 - Wings, Dogs and Claws*

La Caraquena - website
300 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 533-0076
*Premieres 11/8/10 Gone Global*
Facebook - Dear Customers of La Caraquena: We regret to inform you that due to filming with the food network channel we will be close Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of May during lunch hours. We will be open for dinner at 5pm.Sorry for any inconvenience

Tortilla Cafe - website
210 7th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003-4300
(202) 547-5700
*Premieres 1/3/11 - From Pork to Tofu*

Comet Ping Pong - website
5037 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008
(202) 364-0404
*airs 6/28/10 - Farm to Table*

Metro 29 Diner - no website?
4711 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 528-2464
*Premieres 11/26/10 - Sweet n' Savory*

View more news videos at:

A nearby BBQ joint, Dixie Bones in Virginia, has also been interviewed and approved for the show. However, the logistics and time frame for taping their episode is still up in the air.
Diners, Drive-ins & Dives called today and stated they could not schedule the production this spring. They don't know when they will be scheduling more shoots in our area. They will call us.
Now, I've been riding shotgun in that '67 Camaro for quite some time, and I've never seen the production crew travel to an area to shoot only one or two restaurants. I expect there are another four or five locations in the Washington D.C. metro area that will be shot for the show.

Tips? Post in the comments section.

In recent months, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives shooting schedule and taping locations have been kept under tighter wraps. Too much noise from gawkers and camera clicks can interfere with the sound quality of the show.

The General Store (no website)
6 Post Office Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 562-8787
*Premieres 9/13/10 - Timeless*

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Guy Fieri on M2WI, Good Day LA

Guy Fieri stopped by Fox's Los Angeles morning show, Good Day L.A. on Monday, April 26, 2010, to talk about his game show on NBC, Minute to Win It.

A re-run of Minute to Win It airs tonight on NBC at 8pm/7c with contestants Matt Marr and Samantha Gomez. All new episode this Sunday, May 2.

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While in Los Angeles ...

mitchellwojcik - Yeah, just met Guy Fieri. He was stoked. Of course I make awesome faces in pictures.

LuxeBeauty - Goodtimes in the makeup room with @chefguyfieri yesterday! Xo

with a very fresh bleach job. :)

And the Vancouver Sun recently ran a basic interview with Guy Fieri about Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and his recent visit to Vancouver during the Winter Olympics.

"When I came back from the Olympics, the first thing I said to the producers was, ‘Do you know how many fans we have in Canada?’"

Well hells bells, Guy. I could have told you that! :) Roughly 20% of my readership is from Canada.

Click here to read the full article.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Guy Off the Hook reruns, in case you missed 'em

Starting next week, the Food Network will air a few re-runs of Guy Off the Hook in May 2010, during the weekday time slot for Guy's Big Bite, 3pm/2c. The one-season show ran during the Fall of 2008, where Guy Fieri prepared some of his favorite recipes before a live studio audience.

The episodes were taped at the Food Network studios above Chelsea Market in New York City, the same studio where Guy's Big Bite was taped, previous to this most current season. Audience members had close-up seats, getting a feel for what a live Guy Fieri food demonstration is like.

May 04 - Mucho Mexicano
May 14 - Downhome Diner
May 21 - Far East, Far Out
May 28 - Guy's Big Easy

Although the show was not renewed for a second season, by all reports, the audience members had a blast. One conjectures that Fieri's high-energy food demo's just didn't translate on to the television screen.

Regardless of the programming, the season featured some of Guy Fieri's most popular recipes, including Yakitori Chicken, S'more Eggroll, Java Crusted New York Steak with Stout Glaze and Coffee Bananas Foster.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Guy Fieri to close out Pacific Wine & Food Fest

Via Twitter, pacificwinefood - Culinary Rock Star @chefguyfieri will be closing out our show on Sunday, September 19! That will be amazing!!! Love you Chef!

The dates of this event have changed to January 6-9, 2011.

From their website,

The Pacific Wine and Food Festival premieres over the weekend of September 17-19, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Ritz Carlton/J.W. Marriott Gallery Collection and L.A. Live!

Set against the backdrop of cosmopolitan Los Angeles, the Pacific Wine and Food Festival is a sophisticated showcase of master wine makers, culinary personalities and talented chefs designed to entertain, educate and entice food and wine lovers from throughout southern California.

Other celebrities confirmed for the event include Cat Cora, Ingrid Hoffman and Michael Voltaggio.

For more, visit or find them on Facebook.

jaredhoward13 April 22, 2010Food Network Chef Guy Fieri cooks live For Johnny Garlic's charity event:

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

En Fuego Fiesta (GI0810H) with video

Guy's Big Bite - En Fuego Fiesta - Aired: 4/25/10

Guy Fieri fires up a fiesta with recipes for Cherry Chipotle Short Ribs and a Coyote Quesadilla.

Short Ribs with Chipotle Cherries - recipe

Coyote Quesadilla - recipe

Chill'n Like a Villain Margarita - cocktail recipe

beef ribs, stout, cream sherry, cherries, chipotle, chicken breast, refried beans, flour tortillas, Black Bean Salsa, tequila, mango

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Appetizers with chicken
Cocktails with tequila

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Friday, April 23, 2010

"Minute to Win It" will continue through the summer

Yesterday's big news was thatMinute to Win It has been picked up by NBC for a summer run.

From - NBC Adds 'Minute To Win It' To Summer Line Up Beginning Wednesday, July 7 (8-9 P.M. ET).

During the summer months through September 8, 2010, it appears that the show will move from it's original Sunday evening time slot to Wednesdays.

Minute to Win It has aired three times on Wednesdays and has done well with some 5.8 million viewers. It will be the lead-in program for what NBC anticipates to be the summer's #1 series "America's Got Talent" (9-11 p.m. ET).

Taping for season 2 (or the second half of season 1; I'm not sure how these episodes will be enumerated) begins today in Studio City, Los Angeles, CA.

For more on Minute to Win It, visit their website or my All About page.

Be on "Minute to Win It" - open casting calls
Cadillac Ranch
Tempe Marketplace
2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ
11am - 2pm

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Guy Fieri, live at Harrah's Tahoe in June

Guy Fieri is taking his live road show to Harrah's in Tahoe. The rock-n-roll food demo combines food with music, stories from the road and laughs.

Expect hi-jinx on the stage and audience participation - practice your Minute to Win It games (blueprints); you never know if you'll be called to the stage to play.

Friday, June 11, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the South Shore Room of Harrah's in Lake Tahoe, NV.

Tickets are $35.00 plus tax & fees; click here to purchase, or call (800) 786-8208.

“Putting on a show for my fans that marries food and rock-n-roll with blow-your-mind entertainment is a dream come true.” - Guy Fieri

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Guy Fieri attends Scripps' upfront for The Cooking Channel

Scripps Network, the "mother ship" to the Food Network, The Travel Channel and more, is launching a re-vamp to FLN (Fine Living Network), to be called The Cooking Channel. Scripps has been flirting with advertisers at events called "up fronts," in a few major cities around the country.

Yesterday, Tuesday April 20, 2010, Scripps held their "up front" in New York City. Guy Fieri was there, and so was Mediapost at the event, writing in part:

Scripps brought out an early dig at competitors with a note that others may have two-hour presentations, but they're still lower in ratings than Scripps. They aimed for showcasing their content, rather than their celebrity talent. Make no mistake, though, there were celebrities there. And I stalked them...

First up, Adam Richman. My nephew, Ben, loves "Man vs Food." In fact, along with my other nephew, Carson, Food Network and the Travel Channel are creating lifetime viewers. Some people bond with their nieces and nephews over sports or school or booger jokes (OK, there's no drought of those in my family circle), but I bond with mine over burning-mouth wing competition stories or cheese grits from Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives."

I printed out signs ahead of time for Richman and Fieri to pose with, and both obliged at 8:30 a.m. with welcoming smiles -- and, in the case of the platinum-spiked Fieri, twinkling eyes, a barking guffaw, and, you got it, one-of-a-kind autographs complete with a doodle. I mean, seriously, who is so gracious? That guy!

"Next year," roared Fieri at his turn on the stage, "We're going to have a full bar over there and Kings of Leon up here!"

Click here to view more pictures from the upfront; read the full article here. And find out more about the new Cooking Channel at

Much to the amazement of many, it appears as if Guy Fieri will NOT have a new show on the Cooking Channel. Perhaps the ones he has already are enough, eh?

We also received an encouraging tweet:

Drew_Estate_Dav - @FansOfGuyFieri total class act. I've met countless celebrities that are complete jerks but he was great.

David, we're so glad to hear! Not everyone always have positive experiences when meeting celebrities, certainly. And I can only express pleasure that you had a positive one with Guy.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What is Guy Fieri doing in Philly and New York?

Haha, I've received 23 emails in the last 24 hours asking, "What is Guy Fieri doing in Philly and New York?" Readers, I'm not privy to inside information, but here is what I do know, from the Twitter Trail:

audiopostmaja - Early morning VO [that's Voice Over ~D] session with Guy Fieri for "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" - awesome dude!

csharpfritz - Wow... Guy Fieri just dropped by @933WMMR to visit this morning.. Great job @kathyromanowmmr @CaseyboyWMMR and @MarisaMagnatta !

Bryan_McGee - Got to work with @ChefGuyFieri this morning. Awesome, hilarious dude.

MarisaMagnatta - Ask and ye shall receive! @ChefGuyFieri did a "fly by to say hi" on his way to @QVC

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shelbyabbott - Just met Guy Fieri from the Food Network! ... Great meeting this dude...killer necklace!

JonesNewYork - Just shot Guy Fieri for an upcoming PSA with teachers count this past weekend! So cool! Can't wait to see the pictures!

We'll keep an eye out for the PSA, and / or

amilya - Had to much fun with William Morris and Guy Fieri today today Big squishy hugs!

From Philadelphia, Guy Fieri moved on to New York City.

ChefGuyFieri - Cookin dinner with the cool cats "Kings of Leon" at food network kitchens. Great dudes, 8 of my fav dishes! off da hooks times!

The Kings of Leon (website) are a southern rock / alt. rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, perhaps best known for the songs "Sex on Fire", "Use Somebody" and "Notion." What they have to do with the Food Network, I do not know.

And this morning, the Food Network was up early for Scripps' NYC upfront presentation; a big day for the Cooking Channel.

carrieFN - Guy fieri, adam richman (man v food) and candice olson (hgtv) are here! Adam is really cute

socialmedium - Adam richman wins for most dapper. Guy Fieri actually took the time to draw something for my nephews. What a sweet guy.

ginagaran - Doing a morning shoot with Adam 'Man vs. Food' Richman, Guy Fieri and Candice Olson. So sweet, but dolls are easier!

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Monday, April 19, 2010

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cookin’ an’ a Campin’ (GI0803H) with video

Guy's Big Bite - Cookin’ an’ a Campin’ - Aired 4/18/10

You know this Guy can cook...but he also loves to camp. So for Guy Fieri's outdoor adventures, he's cooking up a menu complete with his Fa-Guy-ta Chili, Spanish Caeser with Chickpea Croutons, and a terrific Tea Total-ler cocktail to keep the campfire comradery crankin'.

Fa-Guy-Ta Chili - recipe

Spanish Ceasar with Chickpea Croutons - recipe

Tea Total-er - cocktail recipe

tequila, chipotle pepper, skirt steak, beans, flour tortillas, romaine, Chickpea Croutons, vodka, ginger ale

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Random pictures at Disney California Adventure

Guy Fieri kicked off the food and wine festival at Disney's California Adventures this weekend with two demonstrations, Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, 2010.

Visit to read some of Guy's comments about the festival and Disney in general. There's audio there too.

Lines for Guy Fieri's demo started as soon as the park opened

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Kevin Jonas to appear on "Minute to Win It"

Access Hollywood reported yesterday that Kevin Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers fame, will play on Guy Fieri's Minute to Win It on Sunday, May 23 May 12, 2010. Minute to Win It airs on NBC.

Kevin will be playing for Change for the Children Foundation (website), a charitable organization by The Jonas Brothers which "supports programs that motivate and inspire children to face adversity with confidence, determination and a will to succeed."

In spite of less-than-enthusiastic reviews of the show by critics, Minute to Win It has continued to draw 6 - 7 million viewers each night it has aired. A blogger recently noted that
an entire cottage industry has sprung up on the web showcasing actual clips from the program and showing us how we can hone the skills necessary to beat the clock. It may be the first time in history where the host of a studio TV show reminds us to "Please. Try this at home."
I've long contended that people are going to love the games. LOVE THE GAMES! And they do. This spark from such a well-known and youthful celebrity will certainly push the ratings.

Score, Mr. Craig Plestis, executive producer, score.

On a programming note, Minute to Win It is back to airing on both regular Sundays and off-n-on Wednesdays.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bid now to meet Guy Fieri at Triple D shoot in Detroit, MI

Bid for charity! You and a guest will meet Guy Fieri on the set of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in Detroit, Michigan, June 29 - July 1, 2010.

Visit to bid and for complete information. Bidding ends on Wed, 5 May 2010 3:09:00 PM EDT.

Hang out with Guy and the rest of the crew as they explore incredible food in some not-so-expected locations. This is an extremely rare opportunity! You may not end up on the broadcast, but you'll have a ton of fun and get plenty to eat.

Proceeds for this lot item benefit the New York Women in Communications Foundation.

New York Women in Communications empowers women in all communications disciplines to reach their full potential by promoting their professional growth and inspiring them to achieve and share their successes in the rapidly changing world of communications.

Follow on Twitter or join on Facebook.

Terms: Two guests must be 18 or older. Valid only for dates and location above. Winning bidder is responsible for accommodations and transportation.

Donated by: Guy Fieri

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Have knives will travel

While Guy Fieri finishes up taping episodes for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in Kansas City, the rest of the crew is preparing for a trip to Disney Food & Wine Festival on Friday of this week.

@Hoekenga - Scrambling to get everything before heading down to the Disney Food & Wine Festival Friday. Guy Fieri, Ergo Chef...should be fun.

@ChopTalkBlog - California, here we come! We’re heading to LA to do a few things that most people (including us) have only dreamed of!

Ergo Chef writes from their blog that their Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich Knives will be featured in a Price is Right showcase on April 14th. "We’re also traveling to Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival at Disney’s California Adventure. We’re proud to be the official knife sponsor for the Festival and we’ve provided knives for audience giveaways and to the Napa Rose Cooking School events."

Guy Fieri is scheduled to do a food presentation at the Disney Festival on opening weekend, April 16 and 17, 2010.

Moreover, Ergo Chef has some exciting news about their newest fan, Jay Leno! Read their blog for the adventurous details.

HomeWorld Business Senior Associate Editor Lori Schneider met with Guy Fieri at the 2010 International Home Housewares Show in Chicago, IL to discuss his unique brand and his expanded collection of Knuckle Sandwich cutlery.

"Fans of Guy Fieri" is pleased to be able to offer our readers a 10% discount on ALL Ergo Chef cutlery, the introductory two "Knuckle Sandwich" knives (the Chef knife and Utility knife), as well as any other Ergo Chef products, excluding sale items, laser etching and sharpening services.

Visit to see Ergo Chef's complete line of products and go shopping! Use the discount code FIERI10 for a 10% discount, valid Monday, May 31 at 12:00 a.m. through Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Entourage management, via OzerskyTV

Those who are fans of Guy Fieri know that he frequently travels with a crew, known as The Krew, The Kulinary Gangstas, an entourage.

Ozersky.TV caught up with Guy Fieri to find out his tips and tricks for keeping a happy and functioning entourage at the 2010 SoBe Wine and Food Festival in Miami, Florida, reported by Ben Leventhal, co-founder of the influential Eater blog.

Fieri contends that everyone in the entourage needs a:

1. Name
2. Position
3. Responsibility

and that it's important to have a mover, a shaker and a pusher, and that it's also important to have a good bail bondsman, lock smith ... and someone with a lot of money.


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Monday, April 12, 2010

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in Kansas City, MO. Again.

*Update* Triple D News - Season 12 premiere episodes of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives are postponed, replaced by repeats. Click here for more.

This will be Diners, Drive-ins and Dives' second swing through the Kansas City, MO area. To view all the locations Guy Fieri has visited in and around Kansas City for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, click here.

Restaurants on the list for Guy Fieri to visit this week:

The Brick
1727 McGee
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 421-1634
Twitter: @thebrickkcmo
*Premieres 9/27/10 - Wings, Dogs and Claws*

Happy Gillis Cafe & Hang Out - website
549 Gillis Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 471-3663
*Premieres 8/30/10 - Family Joints*

Woodyard Bar-B-Que - website
3001 Merriam Lane
Kansas City, KS 66106-4613
(913) 362-8000
*view pix from the shoot*
Premiere 7/12/10 - Kansas City BBQ Tour DV0910

Swagger Fine Spirits and Food - website
8431 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 361-4388
*Scheduled to premiere 7/19/10 - Burgers 'n More*

RJ's Bob-Be-Que - website
5835 Lamar Avenue
Mission, KS 66202
(913) 262-7300
Premiere 7/12/10 - Kansas City BBQ Tour DV0910

Smokin' Guns BBQ - website
218 Swift Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 221-2535
Premiere 7/12/10 - Kansas City BBQ Tour DV0910

Johnny's Hickory House Bar-B-Q - website
5959 Broadmoor St
Mission, KS 66202
(913) 432-0777
Premiere 7/12/10 - Kansas City BBQ Tour DV0910

Rumored, by comments tip:

Courthouse Exchange Restaurant - website
113 West Lexington Avenue
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 252-0344

Any more? Leave a comment.

There are 3 restaurants in Kansas City that have been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, from seasons 2 and 3:

Grinders - website - Off the Hook Specials
YJ's Snack Bar - no website - A World of Flavors
39th Street Mama's - no website - Big Breakfast

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Friday, April 9, 2010

URS-3 this Sunday, Cakes and Desserts

I've been enjoying Ultimate Recipe Showdown this season. With all the press over Minute to Win It and the already popular Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, URS just seems to get the short end of the food media stick.

So I was quite pleased to see this interview with Kerstin Sinkevicius, of Boston, Mass, a competitor on this week's episode of Ultimate Recipe Showdown, Cakes and Desserts.

Interview from The Boston Foodie:

Kerstin writes her own food blog at Cake, Batter, and Bowl.

We'll also meet Andria Gaskins, Kathi Jones-DelMonte and Jade Thompson in this week's episode; click here. Find out more, All About Ultimate Recipe Showdown.

And while I have your attention, I'm looking for a recipe for a cake: one that's light, airy, fluffy and moist and tastes exactly like a chocolate chip cookie. Is there one out there?

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

"Minute to Win It" goes to Germany

From the Hollywood Reporter, dies ist sehr gut:

NBC Universal and Elizabeth Murdoch's Shine have signed a deal that will see Shine's German division produce a local-language version of NBC's "Minute to Win It" format for German commercial broadcaster Sat.1.

The agreement marks the first international sale for the NBC show, which the U.S. Network recently renewed for a second season.

Sat.1 has commissioned five episodes of the German version of "Minute to Win It." The German show, whose title translates a "The Perfect Minute," will premiere in a two-hour primetime slot on Sat.1 April 30, 2010.

Shine Germany, based in Cologne, is also adapting the NBC Universal format "Perfect 10" for Sat.1.

As for our own U.S. version of Minute to Win It, did you notice some subtle changes in last night's episode? (4/7/10) Guy Fieri had some voice overs, I noticed.

And it appears as if the episodes have been re-edited - the episode description on TV Guide and similar television programming sites did not match the episode we saw.

I just saw today that the "game agent" / model, Ling, is missing from the main page of the Minute to Win It website. There have been no reports on why that may be.

Where's Ling?

More changes to come, I'm sure.

As for Wednesday's Minute to Win It network TV ratings:
FOX: "Human Target" (7.7 million viewers, 4.7/8)
CBS: "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (6.1 million, 4.0/7)/"Accidentally on Purpose" (6.2 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: "Minute to Win It" (5.9 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (5.1 million, 3.3/6)/"The Middle" rerun (5.1 million, 3.3/6)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (3.35 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: "Human Target" (2.2)

I try to keep this page up to date with Minute to Win It information, so if you're a Minute to Win It fan, you can bookmark that page and visit it frequently.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

"Minute to Win It" picked up for more episodes

From NBC - NBC has picked up three freshman alternative series as "The Marriage Ref," "Minute to Win It" and "Who Do You Think You Are?" are renewed for the 2010-11 season. The announcement was made today by Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

"All of these new series have demonstrated increasing popularity and generated far-reaching interest among viewers," said Telegdy. "Equally important, each has a compelling and innovative format, and a second season will allow these shows to grow creatively and attract an even wider audience."

The competition series "Minute to Win It" hosted by Guy Fieri is averaging a 2.0 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 6.0 million viewers overall in "most current" results for its regular Sunday telecasts to date. Those "Minute To Win It" Sunday editions have been building from half-hour to half-hour by an average of 29 percent in 18-49 rating and 25 percent in total viewers. A "Minute To Win It" encore also ran in the 8 p.m. ET hour on Wednesday of last week and finished #2 among the major networks in the time period in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

All new episode of Minute to Win It airs Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 8pm/7c.

New! Episode 106 - Los Angeles fire fighter Cedrick Cleveland begins with the Fish Head challenge where he must put a lampshade on his head with a fishing rod while being blindfolded. In order to move on, Cedric must beat the "Mouth-To-Mouth" challenge, where he will have to pull a dollar bill from between two bottles balanced on top of each other.

The next Open Casting Calls for Minute to Win It -
Seau's The Restaurant
1640 Camino Del Rio North #1376
San Diego, CA. 92108
11am - 3pm

Fashion Furniture- River Park
255 West El Paso
Fresno, CA 93711
11am - 3pm

See for more information on how to be on Minute to Win It.

If and when audience tickets become available, I'll let you know.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Guy Fieri events at the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival 2010

Food and Wine Festival, Atlantic City, NJ. Tickets on sale to general public Friday, 04/09/10 12:00 PM EDT. For more information, stay connected via Twitter or Facebook or visit

Guy Fieri's Cheesesteak Battle
Friday, July 30, 2010, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Wit or witout? Peppers? Provolone? This summer, chefs representing regional signature restaurants will head to the Atlantic City beach to decide, once and for all, which makes the best cheesteak. A year's worth of pride and bragging rights are on the line as YOU decide who takes home the 2010 title. This year, it's all up to you!

Price: $100 - Ticketmaster
Ages 21 & Over

Guy's Big Bite Brunch
Saturday, July 31, 2010, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

A little banged up from the Friday night Festival events? Need a little "hair of the dog"? Start your Festival Saturday morning off with a bang at the Big Bite Brunch. Who is better equipped to smack the hangover out of you than superstar Guy Fieri as he expertly pairs a "morning after" meal to remember.

Price: $150 - Ticketmaster
All Ages

Chefs on Stage - Guy Fieri
Saturday, July 31, 2010, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

This summer check out Chefs on Stage as your favorite Food Network stars take the stage at Caesars Circus Maximus Theater for a series of exciting culinary demonstrations. You will get closer than ever to your favorite celebrity chefs!

Price: $30 - Ticketmaster
All Ages

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Triple D in Kansas

I posted yesterday about potential Diners, Drive-ins and Dives locations in and around Tennessee. I thought I'd better get a post up about some talked-about potential restaurants that Guy Fieri might visit in Kansas, too.

Brobecks Barbeque - website
4615 Indian Creek Pkwy
Overland Park, KS 66207
(913) 901-9700

Grandstand Burgers - (no website)
4942 Merriam Drive
Shawnee Mission, KS 66203
(913) 362-0111

Please comment if you have any more information about these or other locations.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Guy Fieri visits Nashville, Tennessee for Triple D

We knew that the film crew for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives was headed to the Nashville Tennessee area in the first week of April. However, exact dates, times and locations are always difficult to discern at first.

Today, we're starting to get more details on where Guy Fieri will visit in the Nashville / Franklin, TN area. Here is what's grinding on the rumor mill:

Note: I'll update this post with confirmations as they stream in. Tips are welcome! Just comment below.

Click here to view all the restaurants Guy Fieri visited in the Nashville / Franklin, Tennessee area. Read comments from restaurateurs in Nashville at the Nashville Post.

*Filming 4/7/10*
Bro's Cajun Cuisine - website
3214 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209-3923
(615) 329-2626
*Premieres 9/13/10 - Timeless*

Jamaica Way Restaurant and Catering - website
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 255-5920
*Premieres 12/13/10 - Wings 'n Things*

*Filming - Tuesday, 4/6/10, noon*
Martin's BBQ Joint - website
7238 Nolensvile Road
Nolensville, TN 37135
(615) 776-1856
Twitter - @martinsbbq
Facebook -
View Photoset on Flickr
*Premiere 5/24/10 - Porkapalooza*

*Filming - Thursday, 4/8/10*
Arnold's Country Kitchen - no website
605 8th Avenue
South Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 256-4455
*Premiere 8/9/10 - Old Time Attitude*

Click here for pictures from the shoot, with Ricky Skaggs and the Oak Ridge Boys.

*Filming - Wednesday, 4/7/10*
Cafe Rakka - website
71 New Shackle Island Rd, #A
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 824-6264
*Premieres 10/4/10 - Sauced and Spiced*

*Filming - Monday, 4/5/10*
Athens Family Restaurant - website
2526 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 383-2848
Twitter: @Athens_Foodies
*Premiere 7/19/10 - Burgers 'n More*

*Filming - Tuesday, 4/6/10*
Savarino's Cucina - Facebook
2121 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN, 37212
(615) 460-9878
*Premieres 11/8/10 Gone Global*

According to The Tenneseean, "Nashville is awesome," Guy Fieri said. "As diversified as the music is, so is the food."

See also - 7 restaurants in this area. Expect these Nashville episodes to air in 3 - 6 months.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Guy Fieri to hit the San Diego County Fair

At Guy Fieri’s road show, anything can and does happen. A cooking show might be a bit unusual for the San Diego County Fair’s concert series, but this year, it’s the perfect addition to celebrate the 2010 Fair theme — “Taste the Fun!”

Guy Fieri is scheduled to bring his live road show to the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego County on June 19, 2010.

This show is free with Fair admission for:
• unreserved seats on the third and fifth levels
• standing area at the sides of the stage.

But there are also reserved tickets for special seating:
• Dinner Package: $111.00 (floor seating, Fair admission, parking, dinner)
Dinner menu and more information - prepared by Premier Food Services
• Terrace: $47.00, all ages
• Second and fourth level: $27.00, all ages

Prices include Fair admission, but do not include Ticketmaster fees.

San Diego County Fair - website
Twitter - @sdfair
Facebook -

More information on Guy Fieri at the SD County Fair, click here.
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014

Tickets go onsale to general public on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

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