Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fieri's Bumpin' Dumplins (GI0905H)

Guy's Big Bite - Fieri's Bumpin' Dumplins - Aired 10/31/10

Guy Fieri takes a trip down memory lane with this menu full of childhood favorites. Marble Mountain Chicken n' Dumplins were always the highlight of camping trips; a pot of collard greens, rich with a hunk of salt pork, is also easily made on an open fire. Rustic Hoe Cakes, packed with sweet corn kernels and served with Hot Molasses Butter, balance the otherwise savory menu. Now that's campling, Fieri-style!

Southern Collard Greens - recipe

Marble Mountain Chicken and Dumplins - recipe

Buttermilk Hoe Cakes - recipe

collard greens, salt pork, chicken, buttermilk, Hot Molasses Butter

Related Guy Fieri Recipes:
Main dishes with chicken
Side dishes with vegetables
Side dishes with breads

-> more on Guy's Big Bite <-

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Triple D in Denver, finally

The Rocky Mountain region is a vast empty space of un-visited Diners, Drive-ins and Dives by Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Haha, I've often looked at my map of DDD restaurants and seen the V-shaped void from northern Texas to Montana and North Dakota. But after this week, we'll be able to mark some Triple D restaurants towards the bottom of that void, around Denver and Boulder, CO.

Here's where we hear Guy Fieri and Food Network camera crews were sighted in Colorado. In Denver:
Taping Saturday, 10/30
Lauer Krauts - website
26 S 6th Ave Unit B
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 654-9700
"The burgers are really tasty and the daily soups are a must."
*Premiere 5/16/11 - From Kraut to Couscous*

Taping Sunday, 10/31
Sam's No. 3 - website
1500 Curtis Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 534-1927
*Premiere 4/11/11 - Porktastic*
"Breakfast was fast, reasonable, and EXCELLENT. The home fries were the best ...."

Taping Sunday, 10/31, and Wednesday 11/3
Steuben's - website
523 East 17th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80203
(303) 830-1001
"This 50s-ish style joint serves a downhome taste with a dash of urban renewal."
*Premieres 2/7/11 - Signature Sandwiches*

Tocabe - website
3536 W 44th Ave
Denver, Colorado 80211
(720) 524-8282
"Staff is great and the food always very fresh and delicious."
*Premiere 9/12/11 - Grillin' and Smokin'*

The Bagel Deli - website
6439 E. Hampden Ave.
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 756-6667
"The service was great, they were so friendly and the pastries were outstanding!!"
*Premieres 3/28/11 - From Mozz to Matzo Balls*

Bang! - website
3472 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 455-1117
"Simple yet innovative comfort food with a Southern accent."
*Premiere 9/19/11 - Southern Flavor*

And in Boulder, Colorado:
Foolish Craig's Cafe - website
1611 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302-5410
(303) 247-9383
*Premiere 3/14/11 - From Crepes to Kreplach*
"Every meal we had was delicious and I highly recommend enjoying a meal here ...."

The Sink - website
1165 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-7465
Twitter: @sinkburger
"Voted Best Pizza and Best Hamburger. Boulder's oldest restaurant dating back to 1923"
*Premiere 9/26/11 - Gettin' Fresh*

We love tips! If you have any confirmations, pictures, stories or sightings of Guy Fieri or the Food Network camera crews, just comment below.
Click here to view a map of all the restaurants from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives around Denver, Brighton and Boulder, Colorado.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Guy Fieri cooking demo at Opryland Hotel, Nashville

The Gaylord Opryland, the largest hotel and convention center in Nasville, Tennessee, has been closed for months due to flooding in May 2010. The hotel is set to reopen with a three-day celebration of events from Thursday through Saturday, November 18-20, 2010, including a cooking demonstration with Guy Fieri on the 20th.

On Thursday the 18th, the reopening begins with a lighting ceremony to kick off the hotel's "A Country Christmas," followed by a community concert with Trace Adkins and Craig Morgan. Festivities continue on Friday the 19th with the Rockettes at the Grand Ole Opry House, a laser lightshow and fireworks and Keith Urban concert.

Saturday the 20th begins with a golf scramble and ends with a concert by Sheryl Crow. Guy Fieri's cooking demonstration and lunch is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010.

For information or to book a reservation at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, visit For more information on all the "A Country Christmas" attractions, visit

The hotel officially reopens its doors on Monday, November 15, 2010.

Guy Fieri has visited Tennessee several times for the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Click here for a list of Triple D restaurants from the Nashville and Memphis areas.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dear Mario Batali ... love, Fans of Guy Fieri

This morning, Mario Batali sent out another video message about the upcoming Asphalt Chef competition benefiting the Speedway Children's Charities at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, set for Saturday, November 6, 2010.

Our reply ...


For tickets or additional information, please contact Speedway Children's Charities at (817) 215-8421 or visit

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New FN SoBe Fest cookbook, win VIP trip to Miami

South Beach Wine & Food Festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager has collected recipes and stories from celebrity chefs in celebration of the festival's 10-year anniversary. The book includes an all-access tour of this event, with interviews and insider stories that take readers into the tents, private parties, and the most popular events.

The tastes and smells of SoBe come alive in 100 tantalizing recipes for Drinks, Starters and Small Plates, Barbecue, Burgers, Comfort and Casual Food, Main Courses, and Desserts, including a recipe from Guy Fieri, his All-Star Sausage Steak Sandwich with Guid's Pickled Hot Veggies.

More recipes include
· Rachael Ray’s Cubano Burger with Mango–Black Bean Salsa
· Martha Stewart’s Lobster Roll
· Alice Waters’s Grapefruit and Avocado Salad
· Paula Deen’s Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake
· Tom Colicchio’s Caramelized Tomato Tarts
· Rick Bayless’s Brava Steak with Lazy Salsa
· Spike Mendelsohn’s Toasted Marshmallow Shake
· Nigella Lawson’s Caramel Croissant Pudding
· Jamie Oliver’s Roasted Carrots and Beets with the Juiciest Pork Chops

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook is due for release on November 16, 2010. Find out more at

Tasting Table is hosting a special sweepstakes to celebrate the forthcoming South Beach Wine & Food Festival Anniversary Cookbook. The Grand Prize package is a VIP trip to South Beach in February 2010.

Enter the sweepstakes by November 15, 2010 to tell friends about the SoBe Cookbook for a chance to win one of 14 incredible prizes. Visit for sweepstakes details, and visit to see all the prize details.

Grand Prize: Win airfare, hotel accommodations and passes to the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s 10th Anniversary

Other prizes include an epicurean surprise from Perrier-Jouët Champagne, a Carnival Cruise, crystal Waterford stemware, a coffee machine, signature cups and a year’s supply of illy coffee, an epicurean surprise from Moet Hennessy, a KitchenAid wine storage unit, prime Allen Brothers steaks, a Black Tie Amadeo Decanter from Riedel, a year of chocolate from Godiva, a Celebrity Cruise and a $100 American Express gift card.

Connect with Tasting Table on Facebook or follow @SBFestCookbook on Twitter.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 11/15/10, subject full official rules available at Open to legal residents of the 50 US and DC who are at least 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Void where restricted or prohibited by law.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Upcoming line of Guy Fieri jewelry, by Room 101

Guy Fieri and Matt Booth of Room101, chalk it up outside the studio in Los Angeles and discuss the upcoming Guy Fieri jewelry line by Room101.

*Link to video*


Connect on Facebook or follow on Twitter @room101silver. Related websites include and

Other upcoming lines of products include a line of shoes by Globe, manufacturer and distributor of skate shoes and streetwear apparel.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

TV Food Maps (guest blog)

I've been tracking fan sites of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives for a few years now. Not only are the sites based solely on Guy Fieri's Food Network show, but due to the increase of like-minded programming, websites and cell phone apps are being created to track all the food travel shows. Frank of recently wrote to me about what he and his team are doing. In his own words...


I recently created a website called TVFoodMaps ( The site is for people who love food, eating, travel and most importantly food tv shows. We make it easy for people to find the restaurants visited on shows like Diners, DriveIns & Dives, Man v. Food and many others. We also have a Road Trip search feature that lets you find places along your next road trip or drive.

The site was built by two friends/programmers who both love watching and traveling to the places they see on shows like DDD, Man vs. Food and just about any other show on Food Network and Travel Channel. While we found a number of great fan sites for individual shows we hadn't come across a single site that would act as a "hub" for all of these shows.

The goal of was to provide a single site that would allow users to find the places they saw on TV when they are traveling to or through different places. We currently have a robust search feature that allows you to search by show, cuisine or cost. We also have a Road Trip search feature which allows user's to search for places along the route they are taking. In the future we plan on adding a number of additional features such as tracking of places you've been / want to go, comments and linking to featured blogs (to provide more detailed content about the restaurants).

We plan on adding a feature where blogs who post about a specific restaurant or episode would be featured on our pages for that restaurant with a short blurb (intro to blog entry) and a "see more" link to your site, with a backlink of the blog entry, "As Seen on TVFoodMaps."

Twitter: @tvfoodmaps


Interested readers might also enjoy:
FlavorTown, U.S.A.
Food Lovers' Bucket List (related content)
Official Page Productions' DDD Map
Famous Food Finder
Famous Food U.S.

Or these iPhone / Palm Pre Apps
Flavortown, USA App
Triple D App
TV Diner
Guy Ate Here

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Guy's Ghoulish Goulash (GI0911H)

Guy's Big Bite - Guy's Ghoulish Goulash - aired 10/24/10

Guy Fieri does Halloween Big Bite-style with his spicy Goulash served over creamy Polenta, alongside his garlic-infused Vampire Cocktail to ward off the blood-thirsty. Pumpkin Crème Brulee makes a festive sweet treat.

Grilled Polenta - recipe

Guid's Goulash for Zlotowitz - recipe

Pumpkin Pie Creme Brulee - recipe

polenta, Parmesan, chuck, peppers, shallots, Pecan and Butter Cracker Crust, pumpkin puree

Related Guy Fieri Recipes:

Side dishes
Main dishes with beef

-> more on Guy's Big Bite <-

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Guy Fieri talks on radio about "Tailgate Warriors"

Guy Fieri has been doing the radio rounds in support of the Food Network's 4-part series, "Tailgate Warriors," with new episodes airing on Wednesdays at 10:00 PM ET/PT and repeats on Fridays at 11:00 PM ET/PT and Saturdays at 4:00 PM ET/PT.

Guy Fieri talks "Tailgate Warriors" with Kallaway on the Rise on 95.5 WIFC, Friday, October 22, 2010.

They talk about the fact that Green Bay fans will tailgate no matter what the weather; 24 below doesn't hold 'em back. "Tailgating is hot," Guy Fieri said. "The kitchen is not just defined by the four walls inside of a house." Click here to listen.

Guy Fieri was visiting his restaurants in Sacramento and checked in with Pat and Tom on 105.1 KNCI radio.

A brief, casual chat, Guy Fieri talked about Minute to Win It, a life-changing show, not just a game show. Guy also took on a challenge to talk for 30 sections without using "uh" or "um," and can't pause for more than a second and a half. He talked about Jamie's Broadway Grill in Sacramento. Click here to listen.

And scored an interview with Guy Fieri about his visit to Qwest Field to shoot "Tailgate Warriors."

Guy says tailgate cuisine has become very complicated. "We have people who are taking the family RV, and chopping holes in it, putting in big roll up doors, and $5000 barbecues sliding out of it."

Click here for the full story by Bill Swartz, 97.3 FM/710 ESPN Sports, or click here to listen.

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Tickets on Sale for 2011 SoBe Food & Wine Festival

Like at the New York City Wine and Food Festival and the 2010 South Beach Festival, Guy Fieri is closing the weekend with a party.

Tickets on sale October 25, 2010, available online at or call (877)762-3933.

Festival Closing Party hosted by Guy Fieri
Sunday, February 27, 2011, from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Price - $125
At the Gansevoort Miami Beach, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL

Get down tonight with one of the coolest celebs to hit the 2011 Festival. We’re talking none other than Guy Fieri, the rock star of Food Network. Closing out the Festival could be a tough act given the caliber of chefs, restaurants, wines and more that will be featured over four days. But all that remains no match for the excitement Guy will generate in this fittingly awesome farewell celebration set in the amazing location of Plunge, the rooftop bar at the Gansevoort Hotel. Featured drinks will include a variety of custom cocktails along side small bites and endless entertainment! It’s a great night to wallow in the newly minted memories of a perfect long Festival weekend and one more chance to live it up before Monday morning.

More Guy Fieri appearances:
Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village (Saturday)
Saturday, Feb 26, 2011 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Price: $225 - click here

Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village (Sunday)
Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Price: $225 - click here

Connect with the SoBe festival on Facebook.

Visit for information on how to win a trip to South Beach from Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook. Follow @SBFestCookbook on Twitter.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

M2WI on Wii, "Tailgate Warriors" premiere, interviews and People's Choice

Screen shots of the new Minute to Win It video game have been released. We've been following the development of the game for several months.

On 7/19/10 Mathew Trogner wrote, "Another killer session with Guy Fieri at Zone Recording (Sonoma County, CA) today. We recorded all of Guy's phrases for the upcoming Wii game based on his hit television show, Minute to Win It on NBC."

Video game publisher Zoo Entertainment, Inc (NASDAQ: ZOOG) announced that Minute to Win It, based on NBC’s hit game show sensation, will be available in November 2010 for the Nintendo WiiTM and DS systems. Led by All-American chef and TV personality Guy Fieri, who provides voiceovers for the title, players will tackle unique challenges and compete to win the (virtual) grand prize of $1,000,000. Minute to Win It is licensed through NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group.

Craig Plestis, Executive Producer of Minute to Win It said, "This show has not only caught on across America but has been voted ‘The Best Game Show in the World’ in Cannes. We are looking forward to this Wii game becoming a hit in America, as well as around the world."

*Link to images*

Players compete in a series of simple, yet nerve-wracking 60-second challenges with household objects for a shot to win each round. As the money increases, so does the level of difficulty, with 36 fun and exciting challenges randomly selected to create each 10-round battle. The Wii version is compatible with the Wii Balance Board.

Minute to Win It has open casting calls in Norman OK, Columbus OH, Santa Maria CA and Philadelphia, PA in October, 2010. Click here for more information.


The new, 4-part series, Tailgate Warriors, premiered this week. Listen Guy Fieri on WIFC 95.5, located in Wausau, WI, at 8:30 AM local time on Friday, October 10, 2010.

"TAILGATE WARRIORS WITH GUY FIERI": Tailgating becomes the main event with the kick-off of this special four-episode series on Food Network. Guy Fieri throws down the gauntlet to two tailgating teams in search of the best grub at the game. Shot on-location at NFL stadiums around the country, the competitors represent their hometown football team and will create two appetizers, one entrée, two sides and one dessert. Teams will be judged by a rotating three-person panel and scored on taste, creativity, difficulty and presentation.

"Tailgate Warriors" will culminate in a championship battle airing in January, 2011. Click here to listen live.


The Brooks Group, Guy Fieri's public relations team, recently posted a behind-the-scene's look at a media day with Guy Fieri, including their thoughts, observations, photos and video.

*Link to video*

Click here for the full article.


And Fans of Guy Fieri can vote for him in the "Favorite TV Chef" category of the People's Choice 2011 Awards, presented by

Click here to view all the nominees and vote! If you're logged in as a member, you'll be automatically entered to win a trip to this year's show. Click here for details.

Monday, October 18, 2010

"Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" visits Indiana

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

Indianapolis, Indiana is a-buzz with sightings of Guy Fieri and Food Network camera crews in the area, taping new locations for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Here's the word on the street of where Guy Fieri goes in Indy; let us know if you have confirmations, snap any pictures or have stories to tell.

Note: filming schedule of new Triple D locations in Indiana has been rescheduled for December 6-9, 2010. Check back for updates.

*taping 12/8*
Zest-Exciting Food Creations - website
1134 E 54th St # H
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 466-1853
*Premiere 5/9/11 - Bar Food and Bon Bons*

*Taping Thursday 12/9*
Steer-In Restaurant - website
5130 E 10th St
Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 356-0996
*Premiere 3/7/11 - Soup and Sandwiches*

*Taping 12/8 - 12/9*
Jerseys Cafe - website
13710 North Meridian Street
Carmel, Indiana 46032
(317) 846-7760
Facebook - On Friday, while shooting Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at Jersey's, the production crew received a phone call that Guy Fieri's father-in-law had passed away. We at Jersey's Cafe send our deepest felt sympathy's [sic] to Guy and Lori's family. *link*
*Premiere 3/21/11 - Fully Loaded*

*Taping 12/8/10*
Zydeco's - website
11 East Main Street
Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 834-3900
*Premiere 4/11/11 - Porktastic*

*Taping 12/7/10*
3 Sister's Cafe - no website (yet)
6360 Guilford Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
(317) 257-5556
*Premieres 2/7/11 - Signature Sandwiches*

*taped 12/7/10*
The Tamale Place - website
5242 Rockville Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 248-9771
*Premiere 5/23/11 - You Can Only Get It Here*

Barking Dog Cafe - website
115 East 49th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 924-2233
*Premiere 4/4/11 - Signature Twists*

Typically we see 7 locations in a metro area, shot between Sunday and Thursday in one week; this schedule may be extended through Monday. We love tips, pictures and stories! If you see Guy Fieri and/or the Triple D camera crews in Indy, just comment below.

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives hasn't been to The Hoosier State in years. The first and only two stops to date were in the first season; the South Side Soda Shop in Goshen and the Triple XXX Family Restaurant in West Lafayette were featured.

Click here to view a map of all the places Guy Fieri went in and around Indianapolis, IN.

As far as we can tell, the next stop on the Triple D tour will be in Denver, Colorado. Lauer Krauts in Brighton is rumored to be one of their stops and Sam's No. 3; more information on that and more in an upcoming post.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Guido's Tailgate Greats (GI0901H)

Guy's Big Bite - Guido's Tailgate Greats - Aired 10/17/10

Guy Fieri prepares a stadium-sized spread for gametime fans. His friend Aarti Sequeira lends an extra hand as Guy makes Stuffed Pupusas, filled with black beans, chorizo and cheese; crunchy Curtido Slaw is a traditional and tangy counterpoint. Round two is all about wings, and Ain't No Thing Butta Chicken Wing does it right with a spice rub and a homemade garlic- jalapeno hot sauce. Finally, a fresh and tangy Orange Sling cuts the heat and quenches your thirst

Ain't No Thing Butta Chicken Wing - recipe

In It To Win It Stuffed Pupusas - recipe

Orange Sling - recipe

chicken wings, butter, lime juice, masa harina flour, Spanish chorizo, black beans, cheese, avocado, yogurt, Curtido Slaw, vodka, cherry liqueur, ginger liqueur

Click here to view pictures from the taping of this episode.

Related Guy Fieri Recipes:
Main dishes with beef
Side dishes with breads

-> more on Guy's Big Bite <-

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New "Big Bite," "Diners" episodes, plus "Tailgate Warriors"

There are quite a number of Guy Fieri's shows on the Food Network scheduled to premiere mid-October through the end of November. Here are some shows and showtimes Fans of Guy Fieri can watch out for in the upcoming weeks.

From September 14 through 29, 2010, Guy Fieri taped new episodes of Guy's Big Bite in Los Angeles, CA. The new episodes form the 9th season of Guy Fieri's cooking show; the 9th season premiere is tomorrow, Sunday October 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM ET/PT.

Guido's Tailgate Greats (episode page) includes recipes for Ain't No Thing Butta Chicken Wing (recipe), In It To Win It Stuffed Pupusas (recipe), and Orange Sling (recipe).

Other upcoming ninth season episodes include a Halloween special Guy's Ghoulish Goulash, plus Fieri's Bumpin' Dumplin's and On-Point Pepper Pork Party.

Four episodes of Tailgate Warriors have been taped. The first aired in 2009, and three follow-up episodes premiere on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET/PT in October and November, 2010, beginning with Packers v. Seahawks (index page).

And on the Wednesdays that follow, 49ers v. Raiders, Vikings v. Saints premiere, plus the 2009 episode, Bulls v. Buffalo, closes out the series, with repeats on Fridays at 11:00 PM ET/PT.

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives is currently in its tenth season. On Monday, October 25, 2010, Made to Order (index page) features restaurants from Boston MA, Saint Paul MN and Linden NJ.

And in November 2010, four new episodes are scheduled to air: Fresh, Filled and Fried highlights special dishes from Philadelphia PA, Spokane WA and Portland MA. Gone Global features international cuisine from Falls Church VA, Nashville TN and Sherman Oaks CA. A Triple D Thanksgiving special is scheduled to air on November 15 with turkey-centric dishes from restaurants in Portland ME, Cape May NJ and New Orleans LA, and in the Sweet 'n Savory episode Guy Fieri visits locations in Duluth MN, Arlington VA and Berkeley CA.

Guy Fieri's game show, Minute to Win It, is scheduled to return to NBC in December 2010.

More on:
Guy's Big Bite
Tailgate Warriors
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Friday, October 15, 2010

"Minute to Win It" on Wii and Nintendo DS available Nov 2

Just in time for the holiday season, NBC and Zoo Entertainment are releasing Minute to Win It video games on Wii and Nintendo DS platforms. Pre-orders are welcome now; the games are due to ship on November 2, 2010. Price: $29.99.

Tackle unique challenges as you compete to win $1,000,000 in NBC’s hit game show, “Minute to Win It”. With encouragement from All-American chef and host Guy Fieri, you will compete in series of simple, yet intimidating games that can lead you to a $1 million prize! The everyday household items used in each 60-second challenge may seem harmless, but it will take nerves of steel to conquer all 10 tasks. So be careful, because when that minute is up, so is your chance of winning.

ESRP Rating “E”

Games Features:
36 Fun and Exciting Mini Games
Full Character Customization
Balance Board Compatible
Solo & Multiplayer
Players 1 to 4

The games are available at game shops, regular online retailers or at

Related Links:
Minute to Win It on NBC -
Twitter - @minutetowinit
Facebook -
Live studio audience tickets -
Apply to be on the show - Casting

Open Casting Calls for Minute to Win It
October 29th, 2010
Osage Event Center at Million Dollar Elm Casino
951 West 36th Street
Tulsa, OK. 74127

Columbus, OH
October 30th, 2010
Polaris Fashion Place- Center Court
1500 Polaris Pkwy
Columbus, OH. 43240

October 30th, 2010
Riverwind Casino
Inside the Showplace Theatre
1544 W. HWY 9
Norman, OK. 73072

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bid on knives for charity, a cocktail recipe and more

"It ain't over until we say it's over." - Guy Fieri. The New York City Food & Wine Fest is having a charity auction, and all proceeds go to New York Food Bank.

A 4-piece set of Guy Fieri’s Knuckle Sandwich cutlery by Ergo Chef is a late addition to the auction - click here to view and bid.

Manufacturer's suggested retail price is $211.

At the time of this writing, the next minimum bid is $91, a steal for four quality knives. Act now, bidding ends on Friday, October 15, 2010 5:00 PM EDT.

Speaking of the 10/10/10 closing party, we hear the Luksusowa Vodka was flowing at Guy Fieri’s Triple Ten Closing Party for the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, including a ruby grapefruit and pomegranate number with Guy Fieri's name on it.

THE RUBY GLOW (recipe)
By Chef Guy Fieri
1 ½ oz LUKSUSOWA vodka
½ oz VILLA MASSA™ limoncello
2 oz ruby grapefruit juice
3 dashes of lavender bitters
¾ oz simple syrup
½ oz premium pomegranate juice

In a mixing glass add LUKSUSOWA vodka, VILLA MASSA™ limoncello, ruby red grapefruit juice, simple syrup, lavender bitters, ice and shake. Juice to go to the bottom of the glass. Then add ice and pour pomegranate. Slowly pour the cocktail on top to create a double color effect. Garnish with a dry lavender sprig or ruby grapefruit twist.

For more vodka recipes with Luksusowa Polish Vodka by Todd English and mixologist Matt Pomeroy, click here.

Also, click here to read about Wines that Rock, who sponsored the sold-out party at The City Winery.


We have more Restaurant Radio with Dane and Tom clips to share, taped live at Guy Fieri's restaurants, Johnny Garlic's in Santa Rosa, CA.

Dane and Tom chat with Guy Fieri and key management and chefs from Johnny Garlic's, about the restaurant, past and present, and what makes for great restaurants on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

And to listen to the live stream, click here, then click on the "live stream" button, Saturdays. Visit

Listen to Dr. DDD on Restaurant Radio. Click here.


Debbie Vanni, from, writes about cookbooks and gives away cookbooks every week.

She wrote in, "this week I am giving away a box of books from food show hosts, past and present, and one of them is a DDD cookbook from Guy." Interested readers, click here!

Debbie's daughter, Kristina Vanni, won Guy's "Next Pork Personality" contest last year at the NYC Food and Wine Festival 2009, and has interviewed him numerous times for her website and on You Tube. Debbie wrote, "she writes for, where you can find her interviews with Guy on her 'Daily Dish' section of better recipes. We are both huge fans!"

So are we, Debbie. So are we. And thanks for letting us know about your cookbook offer!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Video from NYCWFF plus "Tailgate," "Minute" and "Diners" news

This morning, just a quick note about a few recent and upcoming events with Guy Fieri.

We received a note from Brad, of, who was at the New York City Wine and Food Festival, 2010:
Yes I did have a great time! It was an amazing (and gutbusting..) experience from beginning to end. ... Just as I was leaving SWEET Saturday night Guy arrived and I caught a quick pic of him posing with some of the many fans who about mobbed him. It was great to see him and I hope to meet him again another time.

More pictures from Guy Fieri's cooking demonstration at the New York City Wine & Food Festival on Facebook - click here.

Video - Guy Fieri Closing of the New York Wine & Food Festival:

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Chef Andy Mueller, owner and head chef of two Door County restaurants, was chosen to represent Green Bay Packers fans in a cooking challenge show called "Tailgate Warriors" featuring Guy Fieri, which debuts October 20, 2010 on Food Network.

On meeting and working with Guy Fieri, "He's on the level of rock star status," he said, describing how a crowd of people cheered and tried to touch Fieri as he emerged from his car. "But he's a real person, a funny guy. He loves talking to people, he loves food, he loves the history of the Packers — he talked with Andy (Gehring) about how important the Packers are to football."




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Guy Fieri is scheduled to shoot Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in Indiana next week, so if you live or travel in that area, check back for that.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pictures of Guy Fieri from NYWFF Oct. 10, 2010

Here are a few images and stories from Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the New York City Wine and Food Festival.

- You may not be able to tell by my petit dancer figure body but I actually dont like dessert.-@chefguyfieri #nycwff

- @allaboutpork (cl) shout outs from @ChefGuyFieri!!! Awesome demo Guy!

- Guy Fieri

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- lovely ladies from @brooksgrouppr having a blast w/ @chefguyfieri & @bitchinkitchen at Guy's NYCWFF closing party

"Closing with a Guy" -
"NYCWFF: Mo’ partying with Guy Fieri, mo’ backward shades" -