Monday, February 28, 2011

Fan questions, February 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.

Rick of Boston wrote, "Hi There, I was wondering if there was a nice detailed scan of the 'Guy Ate Here' logo? I want to put one in my kitchen and think it would look cool."

Our answer: Nice! There isn't an online version of the Guy Ate Here logo, but there are plenty of photographs that you might be able to use in conjunction with some image software, such as Photoshop. Visit this Flickr page for a nice assortment of photographs.

You can also visit Guy's site,, and take a screen shot of the original image from which the cardboard spray paint stencil was made. Hope that was helpful! And let us know how the project turns out. More on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.


Sonya of Hope wrote, "Where can I find shirts like the ones Guy Fieri wears on Minute to Win it? All I can find are T-shirts, I'm looking for the ones with the collars, like the black one he wears with the red inside the collar."

And Jason of Houston wrote, "Where does Guy get those killer shirts he wears on M 2 Win it?"

Our answer: They are great questions! I've sent an email to Guy's stylist at NBC to get some more information. As soon as I hear back, I'll forward the information to you. More on Minute to Win It.


Maggie of New York wrote, "I have a dear friend who wants to suprise her husband for his 50th birthday with a Guy appearence or possibly a cooking event. He has a late summer birthday. Please tell me how, I can help her make this happen. They are the sweetest people and deserve a great event. Guide me to getting it done!"

And Rose of Evansville wrote, "In the town that I live in Evansville In. , the first full weak of Oct.. We have the second largest Festival in the U.S.A. It is hosted by the West Side Nut Club. 1 week of Food , Fun & Games. Come & Check it out , I believe you will have a great time."

Our answer: I think your best bet is to contact Guy Fieri's company directly. Mail to

Knuckle Sandwich
575 W College Avenue Suite 202
Santa Rosa CA 95401

As I'm sure you can guess, his travel schedule is very full. But who knows! Maybe he'll be in the area at the right time. Best of luck! And let us know how it goes. More on Guy Fieri Appearances.


Cathy of Shorewood wrote, "Does Guy really dislike eggs or is he allergic?"

Our answer: He really dislikes eggs. At least, he dislikes whole eggs as a component of a dish. He uses eggs as an ingredient in other dishes, so, no allergy. :) More on Guy Fieri Recipes.


Sherry of White Cloud, MI wrote, "Is there a place for me to send in a really great challange for the show? I learned to do this when I was a kid, and at 67 years old I am still able to do it, not as fast as I use to but I can do it. It is quite hard to do. Thanks."

Our answer: Yes. The preferred method is to send in a video of you (or your friends) explaining and completing the challenge. Visit to upload your video. More on Minute to Win It.


Dan of Sacramento wrote, "Is Guy opening a food truck in the Sacramento area?"

Our Answer: No, it isn't Guy's. However, there is a gourmet food truck in Sac called "Mini Burger," founded by Davin Vculek, who used to be Corporate Executive Chef at Johnny Garlic's and Tex Wasabi's.

You can find out more about the Mini Burger food truck on Yelp, visit, follow on Twitter @MiniBurgerTruck or add as a friend at

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Round up of photos, SOBEWFF 2011 (part 2)

Here are a few collected tweets and pictures from the South Beach Wine & Food Fest, held in Miami, FL from Thursday 2/24/11 through Sunday 2/27/11.

ElanaSafronsky tweeted, "Guy Fieri drops in on Rachael Ray and hands out her sliders!" Also see her snapshot of Guy and Rachael together.

pbpulsedining snapped this pic of Guy, Emeril Lagasse and Sunny Anderson.

KhuongPhan snapped this pic of Guy Fieri at Alex Guarneshelli's demo with Andrew Zimmern, too.

Miamicom tweeted, "Guy Fieri and Emeril auctioned off a KitchenAid Mixer for $3,200 earlier today at Tasting Tents."

And KitchenAidUSA tweeted, "We raised nearly $40,000 today thanks to auctions of signed stand mixers by @Emeril and Guy Fieri for Cook for the Cure." Find out more about Cook for the Cure.

BitchinKitchen tweeted, "Nadia G. talks to Guy about Kid's Kitchen show. Kids love Guy! Great message!"

And at Guy's demo, the Sluricane Machine is always a hit.

ThisGirlCanEat tweeted, "Beachside cocktails by Guy Fieri- he is rockin the closing party right now!!"

ElanaSafronsky snapped this pic of Guy Fieri "ruling the roost" at the closing party, with Guy, Aarti, Ming Tsai and ... is that Geoff in the background? :)

See Round up of photos, SOBEWFF 2011 (part 1)

Round up of photos, SOBEWFF 2011 (part 1)

Here are a few collected tweets and pictures from the South Beach Wine & Food Fest, held in Miami, FL from Thursday 2/24/11 through Sunday 2/27/11.

Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri part of a radio broadcast for the Paul & Young Ron Show. buzzed that "The always chatty Guy Fieri tipped us off on his favorite Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of Miami. 'I like Betty’s Soul Food. There’s a little luncheria on 14th Street that I’ve been going every day. And Sonny’s is a great one.'

Jonoei snapped this pic of Guy and his wife, Lori, on Friday at BubbleQ

Bitchin' Kitchen posted this entirely-too-close snapshot of Guy Fieri's pendant, a skull in chef's hat, created by Room101Silver. Guy, we're thinking it's time to wax the chassy. :)

MisMaraFtL tweeted that her "parents were @ bubbleq 2nite. Said u were a rockstar. She wanted a pic so badly that she got throught the bodyguards & got 1!!" And what a great pic it is.


Delish caught up with Guy Fieri at BubbleQ, where they asked, "So what's your favorite kind of BBQ?"
Guy's reply, "I love brisket. Simple great beef brisket cooked the right way, all that fat reducing you know melting into the meat. And then I love Carolina barbecue with a good vinegar sauce. And I love Northern California, Santa Marina style. I think the area puts me in the mood. We have such different trends and styles of barbecue in the United States. We're blessed."

See Round up of photos, SOBEWFF 2011 (part 2)

Guy Fieri knife combo sets on sale

Both and have package deals and great savings on the Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich line of knives by Ergo Chef, with several combinations of cutlery to suit a kitchen's needs.

The quality of these knives is unquestionably good. Glowing reviews of Guy Fieri's knives have come from many unbiased sources:
"these knives are great" - The Food in My Beard
"very strong and durable" - MomStart
"this knife is fantastic" - Burnin' Love BBQ
"my 'go to' knives in the kitchen" - our friends at eatnlisten
and many more.

The full-on 13-piece Guy Fieri "Big Baller" Cutlery Set includes an 8-in. Big Stick Chef's Knife with Crisscross Crusher, the 5.5-in. Chopper Santoku Knife with Crisscross Crusher, the 5.5-in. Dragon Dagger Utility Knife, a 4-in. Lil' Guy Paring Knife, 8 Steak House Knives and the sleek 17-Slot Battle Station Storage Block.

13-pc. Guy Fieri "Big Baller" Cutlery Set

The suggested price for the 13-piece set is $685, now priced at $369.99, almost a 46% discount. For more, visit or

The Guy Fieri Battle Set includes four essential kitchen knives plus the Battle Station storage block.

5-pc. Guy Fieri Battle Set

The suggested price for the 5-piece set is $465, now priced at $269.99, a 42% discount. For more, visit or

Other smaller sets are also on sale at and The 4-piece Guy Fieri Super Set includes the four essentials: a Chef's, Santuko, utility and paring knife. Also The Chopper Set (Santuko and paring) for $89.95, The Essential Set (Chef and paring) for $99.99, The Chef's Set (Chef and utility) for $114.99 and a 4-piece set of Steak House Knives for $64.95, all with 40% or more savings.

"The Beast," a 6.5-inch Meat Cleaver, will be added to the line this Spring, debuting at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, March 7, 2011.

Guy Fieri DVD's are also on sale, many at half-price. Join Guy Fieri on a road trip to Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with a DVD from his series, from seasons 1 through 4. Click here for more.

For more Guy Fieri knife selections and other products, visit, or

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Meet Guy Fieri at C-CAP charity Happy Hour

Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) works with public schools across the country to prepare underserved high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. C-CAP is a national, nonprofit organization.

On Sunday March 6, 2011, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., The Harold Import Company and Ergo Chef will host a fund-raising "Happy Hour with Guy Fieri" in Chicago, IL. And you're invited.

"Join me as the C-CAP students give you a taste of Chicago in launching their culinary careers" -Chef Guy Fieri

Meet Guy Fieri face to face and enjoy dishes prepared and served by C-CAP students from six Chicago area High Schools. Complimentary wine and beer will be available. The Happy Hour with Guy Fieri immediately follows the International Home + Housewares Show.

John Primer, Grammy nominated blues artist and the 2010 Living Blues Artist of the Year, and DJ Chef Marc Weiss provide music entertainment.

McCormick Place Convention Center
South Building, Room #S105
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616

GENERAL ADMISSION tickets are $100.

VIP PACKAGE $200. Includes one VIP ticket to the event, a Meet & Greet with Guy Fieri in separate VIP meeting room, an autographed apron from Guy Fieri and your picture with Guy Fieri.

Tickets are contributions and fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. All proceeds benefit C-CAP, providing teacher training, scholarships & cooking competitions, job training, internships, college & career advising and product & equipment donations.

Space is limited. Click here for ticket information or to make a donation.

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Elizabeth Howes recalls Next Food Network Star, 2

Elizabeth Howes was one of the finalists in Season 2 of the Next Food Network Star, along with Guy Fieri. Our friend and fellow Fan of Guy Fieri, Brad at, has shared Elizabeth's guest blog post with us for a unique, insider's perspective on "The Guy I Knew Before He Took a Big Bite Out of Fame."

The Next Food Network Star, Season 2, was taped in New York City, December 2005, and premiered on March 19, 2006, now almost five years ago.

Elizabeth writes that upon arriving at Chelsea Market for the first time, "another black town car quickly pulled up behind me and the door swung open with force. Out came a platinum blonde, jewelry-clad, larger-than-life personality with his hands up in the air, mouth wide open and a laugh that was probably heard in Jersey. Who is this guy, I remember asking myself."

In the ensuing hours, I met all the other finalists, but was very drawn to the magnetic Guy Fieri. He was surprisingly personable, pure comedy and utterly eccentric – and unlike anyone else I’d ever met. In the same breath, I do have to admit that I was convinced he was not a threat. I had my eye on others as my primary competition, but certainly not “Guido”, as he called himself. He didn’t take things seriously, drank copious amounts of Jack Daniel’s, had an entourage of friends with names like “Dirty P”, “The Spaniard” and “Mustard” and found humor in almost every situation, appropriate or not. On the flip side, he had intense drive and, dare I say it, a very sweet heart. All traits I later learned, when combined, were his greatest asset.

Guy Fieri kept a blog during those days. On Day 4 of the competition, he wrote,
(Day off)
-Up at 11am....
-Out to dinner with Evette, Andy and Beth, to the Rocking Horse. Expensive and small portions, just what I hate but the food was good. Boy is it cold, feel like it might snow tomorrow.

And on Thursday 12/8, he continued,
-Everyone got called and Beth got taken out. Really sucks, at a time I should feel relieved, I feel sad - she is cool, sweet, focused, talented, wish the show could just be about all 8 of us and no cuts. I do NOT like this part, this emotional train wreck is like people slowing down to see a car wreck. Negative.
-Off to dinner. I'm gonna call Beth tonight - I hope she is ok.

Of course, Elizabeth Howes is fine. She is an accomplished chef, wellness enthusiast, food stylist and photographer. Elizabeth's private chef and boutique catering business, Saffron Lane, is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She stays in contact with Guy.
The last time I saw Guy was at a rather private and over-the-top birthday party thrown for him last year. There were VIP rooms, plenty of pulled pork and whiskey, and a collection of classic cars and motorcycles regally parked inside the venue. True to form, it was a sight to behold. He seemed happy, as he usually does, surrounded by the things he loves, the bright lights and people who love him.

When I was able to make my way through the crowd to say hello, I reminded him that he owed me a new pair of jeans – long story, but something only Guy could get away with – and gave him a big hug. “So great to see you, Beth Ann”, he whispered (long story about the odd nickname, too).

To read Elizabeth Howes' full blog post, visit

Find out what Elizabeth Howes is cooking up now by reading her blog, following her on Twitter and liking her on Facebook.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Guy Fieri to attend International Home + Housewares Show, 2011

The International Home + Housewares Show is scheduled for Sunday through Tuesday, March 6-8, 2011 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The International Home & Housewares Show is the world's premier housewares marketplace, features more than 2,000 exhibitors from 34 countries, and more than 20,000 buyers from over 100 countries around the world.

Guy Fieri will attend the show in support of the companies that carry his line of products.

Ergo Chef will be in booth Booth #S1460, with both their Ergo Chef Pro-Series and Guy Fieri's Knuckle Sandwich Knives. Ergo Chef will formally introduce the newest addition to the Knuckle Sandwich line, "The Beast," a 6.5-inch Meat Cleaver with a hefty .150-inch German Carbon Stainless Steel blade. It features a criss-cross crusher on the handle for mashing garlic & nuts, etc. Click here for more or visit for the complete Guy Fieri line of cutlery.

Outset, Inc. will be located in booth #S224. They have been working towards developing a Guy Fieri line of grilling and outdoor cookware in conjunction with Fox Run Craftsmen (booth #S1028) to be released this Spring. Click here for more.

*Update* On Sunday, March 6, 2011, Harold Import Company and Ergo Chef host "Happy Hour with Guy Fieri." Tax-deductible tickets, benefiting the Chicago-area Careers through Culinary Arts Program, are $100 or $200 for a VIP package. Click here for more.

On Monday, March 7, 2011, Guy Fieri is scheduled in the Cooking Theater for a demonstration, sponsored by Ergo Chef and Outset, Inc., from 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM. Click here for the full Cooking Theater schedule, including demonstrations from Rick Bayless, Paula Deen, Tyler Florence, Cat Cora and too many more to mention.

Visit for more.

While in Chicago, Guy Fieri is rumored to shoot new locations for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. More on that in a later post.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Morgan Fieri passed from this world, 2/19/11

"She was a beautiful redhead -- vivacious, the biggest-hearted person I've known," Fieri says. A practitioner of holistic health practices and an advocate of vegetarianism and organic foods, she contributed recipes to 'Guy Fieri Food.'

"I wasn't a huge vegetable person as a kid, but now I love 'em," he says. "Morgan was always talking about health, stuff I knew, but when she lectured about it, I listened. The piece about her in the book is the most cherished part of it, for me." -- Guy Fieri, on his sister Morgan Fieri

Click here for recent Guy Fieri news.

Monday, February 21, 2011

"Minute to Win It" charity episodes with stars

Minute to Win It has caught the eye of millions of viewers and play-at-home fans. It has also caught the eye of several celebrities who'll play on the show for various charities.

Mountain climber Aron Ralston, the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film "127 Hours," will compete for the non-profit organization Wilderness Workshop on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 (8-10 p.m. ET).

Ralston, now a motivational speaker, was forced to amputate his right arm with a dull knife in order to free himself after his arm became trapped by a boulder during a canyoneering hike in Utah in May 2003.

The incident is documented in Ralston's 2004 autobiography "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" and is the subject of the 2010 film "127 Hours," starring James Franco, nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Actor." The Wilderness Workshop is the conservation watchdog of the the 2.3 million acre White River National Forest and other nearby federal public lands in the Rocky Mountains.

*Click here to read an interview with Aron Ralston in^*

Los Angeles Lakers Derek Fisher and Shannon Brown, two-time NBA champions, team up to win money for their respective charities, the University of Arkansas Foundation Inc., and the Shannon Brown Foundation. Their episode airs on Wednesday, March 16 (8-10 p.m. ET).

The stars of "Jackass," Steve-O and Ryan Dunn, team up on to play for their respective charities, National Down Syndrome Congress and the Teammates for Kids Foundation, which is scheduled to air in May. On their way to the million-dollar prize, every amount earned at each round will go to their charities.

Past charity episodes included celebrity contestants Kevin Jonas, NFL players from the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings, 49ers cheerleader Amber Wright and former Miss USA and Miss Universe contestants.

*Update* Programming Note: On Sunday, February 27, 2011
3-hour Mini-Marathon of Minute to Win It

Minute to Win It is still looking for new contestants. Upcoming open casting calls include:

February 26th, 2011
Lucky Strike
500 16th St., Suite 340, Denver, CO. 80202

Salt Lake City, UT
March 5th
Location TBA

March 12th, 2011
BB Kings Blues Club and Restaurant
152 Second Ave N., Nashville, TN. 37201

Orlando, FL
March 12th
Location TBA

More information on how to be on Minute to Win It with Guy Fieri at

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Video: ATO at Baylor wants Guy Fieri to tailgate

We love this!

Guy Fieri submission for College Game Day Proposal Video. Baylor University is playing University of Texas March 5th at the Ferrell Center. We will be tailgating and hopefully Guy will have a show at our place.

College GameDay basketball airs on ESPN. We hope Guy can be there. :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fan questions, Mid-February 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.

Jgreen of Bolingbrook wrote, "What kind of stove top does Guy use in his show?"

Our answer: "Guy uses Viking equipment at home, and we imagine the same on GBB." [answer courtesy of Brooks Group PR.]

Joanne of New Bedford wrote, "How do I go about promoting a local restaurant." Our answer: "Restaurant promotion is a complicated animal that can be rendered down to 'consistent compelling information directed to your core customer'." [answer courtesy of Brooks Group PR.]

Debra of West Hartford wrote, "Guy Fieri had a friend/partner on his show the other day for the Big Game. The turkey Burger, baked potato salad and a grape mojito were made on the show. I cannot get the recipe for the grape mojito. The website only brings up a kumquat mojito. Please help and send the recipe. Also, will Guy be anywhere near Connecticut promoting a book or any demonstrations? Thank you" Our answer: "Michael Perea was on that episode, Guy's Big Game. He is a mixologist and advises Guy on many of his cocktails for the show. He sent in with the correct recipe:
Sonoma County Mojito: Red, black, green grapes. Tablespoon sugar, 1 lime cut into 4 wedges, 6-8 mint leaves ( muddle all ingredients ) 2 oz silver rum, 1 oz white Sonoma County wine ( any variatal ) 4 oz soda water.
And you can view a YouTube video.

At this time, no trips to Connecticut have been formally released. However, Guy will be promoting a cookbook of his own recipes, "Guy Fieri Food," this Spring, so that might be a timeframe to watch out for.

We keep as much information as we can about his upcoming book signings and appearances at Upcoming Events."

J Malm of Eatonton, GA wrote, "how do we get the recipe wid rice cranberry bread and french toast from saras table creek cafe?"

Our answer: "The Food Network requests each restaurant on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives share one recipe. It's up to the restaurant to decide if they want to share more than one. Sara's Table Creek Cafe chose to share their recipe for brisket sandwiches here, For more, you should contact the restaurant directly. Here is their contact information:"
Carla Blumberg
At Sara's Table, Chester Creek Cafe
1902 East 8th Street
Duluth, MN 55812
or call: (208) 724-6811 or (218) 723-8569

LaVada of Clinton wrote, "I am a Hospitality Services Management Major and I a hoping to be able to do my semester project on him, so if you can think of any other little known tidbits about him, that would be a big help!!"

Our answer: "Here are some frequently asked questions that we've compiled: I've heard Guy say many times that we chose HM as his UNLV major because he wanted to get into the restaurant biz. Yes, he loves to cook and be creative with recipe development, but that he also valued being trained in the arts and skills of business management as well. Moreover, I've heard him say many times that the most important thing to do in the restaurant biz is to take care of your guests. Not customers, guests. He's very service-oriented. He has endorsed word-of-mouth advertising and serving flavorful food to build business, rather than offering coupons and discounts.

A few of our favorite interviews include
Guy Fieri, and others, on the restaurant industry
Restaurant Radio interviews Guy Fieri at Johnny Garlic's
Video: Restaurant Radio live from Johnny Garlic's

'Create guests and keep guests' is a motto at both Johnny Garlic's and Tex Wasabi's.
I hope any of that was helpful! Write back if you need anything else."

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Food Network tapes "Cooking with Kids"

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that a Food Network film crew will visit Maria Carrillo High School, in Santa Rosa, CA, today, Friday, February 11, 2011.

17 year-old Jessie Silva will be featured, cooking her pork loin with apple-cider gravy, in a reported webisode with Guy Fieri, "Cooking with Kids."

Guy Fieri is also scheduled to shoot at Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma this weekend.

Click here for the full story.

*Update* Two interesting articles about the shoot: Visit and


Speaking of being on TV with Guy Fieri, "Minute to Win It" is holding open casting calls:

February 19th, 2011
Slumberland Furniture
15794 Grove Cir N.
Maple Grove, MN. 55369-4793

February 26th, 2011
Lucky Strike
500 16th St., Suite 340
Denver, CO. 80202

Visit for more information on how to be a contestant on "Minute to Win It."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Video: The Awesome Pretzel Cart

Guy Fieri talks about his Awesome Pretzel Cart on HubWorld.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Guy Fieri at DirecTV's Celebrity Beach Bowl, 2011

Guy Fieri played in the Fifth Annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, Saturday, February 5, 2011. Entertainment and sports stars battled it out in a flag football game on the sand. The 2011 game was played in a heated tent.

Guy Fieri at DirecTV's Celebrity Beach Bowl, 2011

Guy Fieri at DirecTV's Celebrity Beach Bowl, 2011

Eddie George, Guy Fieri, & Warren Moon

See the complete roster of Beach Bowl stars at See more celebrity photographs at

Guy was also spotted at the GQ Super Bowl XLV Kick Off party, but I have yet to find any pictures. We'll update this post when some come in.

He was also spotted at the Maxim party, where he needed a police escort & guards to walk him in.

Guy Fieri with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

Guy Fieri, photo by Eric Garcia

And our favorite Super Bowl / Guy Fieri Twitter meme so far: @badbanana - Super Bowl Eve. When Guy Fieri comes down the chimney and leaves a totally money Seven Layer Dip in your stocking.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Video: Guy's Super Sunday snack ideas with RITZ

Ready for Super Sunday? The Big Game? Super Bowl XLV? Here's a video of Guy Fieri giving the run-down on how to make his Cheese Steak Sliders using RITZ Crackers.

*Link to video*

Visit to download this recipe and more.

Guy Fieri is already in Texas, ready for Super Bowl Sunday. As a part of the FOX Pre-Game Show on Sunday Feb. 6, 2011, Guy will appear in multiple program segments for Kraft Foods' RITZ Crackers. With the first part of FOX's pre-game coverage set outdoors, Guy and Ritz will be set up in a parking lot outside Cowboys' Stadium, creating tailgate fare using Ritz crackers. The hour between 2-3PM EST will be called "The Ritz Cracker Pre-Game Show."

Guy is also featured in the new TV commercial (see the commercial here) that broke in mid-January and in spots airing during the pre-game. "With the fun and bold recipes we've created with Guy, we're giving football fans and foodies alike a new way to make Ritz part of their celebration," says Ritz senior brand manager Sheeba Philip. (source)

You can keep up on all of the Dallas/Ft. Worth local FOX updates at

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Guy Fieri to host 2011 Marriott Oaks Bourbon Brunch, Louisville KY

Guy Fieri will return as host of the third annual MarriottOaks Bourbon Brunch, May 6, 2011 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 W. Jefferson St. in Louisville, KY.

Guy has served as brunch host since it began in 2009. This year’s brunch, benefitting Kosair Children’s Hospital, will be emceed by “725 South Floyd” host John Ramsey.

Join guests from around the world for this Oaks morning brunch that will showcase bourbon-infused cuisine and traditional Kentucky dishes with a Guy Fieri flair. $150 per person, $1,500 for a table of 10 or $2,000 for a corporate table.

Call (502) 629-8060 to purchase tickets, and to learn more about the Kosair Children's Hospital, visit

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Guido the Hedgehog" Fieri

A few months ago, we shared a Guy Fieri caricature, sketched by Dave Curbis, a.k.a. BIOMEK, of Chicago, IL. He recently wrote in with his latest work:
Hi Dora
This is the artist known as BIOMEK...I have attached another Fieri inspired Caricature/cartoon hope you enjoy it and hope Guy likes it was well.

We love! And thanks so much for sharing it with us.

For more caricatures, drawings and cartoons by BIOMEK, visit, and

Guy Fieri gets teased about his hair A LOT. The blond spikes have become almost a trademark image for the host of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives; so much so that many Food Network viewers have recently noticed the Food Network logo transformed with a spiky top during commercials for Guy's shows.

About 2 years ago, invited the public to upload photographs in a collection called "Do You Look Like Guy?" The page has since been taken down, but one of the funniest was a picture of a hedgehog, "liked" by the staff of the Food Network Kitchens.

Even the popular humor site, thinks "Guy Fieri Totally Looks Like A Hedgehog." And who are we to disagree!

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Triple D visits San Antonio, TX

Guy Fieri and the film crew for the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives are in San Antonio, TX this week, taping new restaurants for the hit show.

Here's the word on the street so far:

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana - website
6989 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78213
(210) 979-6565
Twitter: @DoughPizzeria
*Premiere 4/11/11 - Porktastic*

Bun 'n' Barrel - website
1150 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 828-2829
*Premiere 9/12/11 - Grillin' and Smokin'*

Moroccan Bites - website
5714 Evers Rd
San Antonio, TX 78238
(210) 706-9700
*Premiere 5/16/11 - From Kraut to Couscous*

The Magnolia Pancake Haus - website
606 Embassy Oaks
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 496-0828
Twitter @mrpancake
*Premiere 10/31/11 - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner*

Taco Taco Cafe - website
145 East Hildebrand Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 822-9533
*Premiere 10/17/11 - Slammin' Sammies*

Beto's on Broadway - website
8142 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 930-9393
*Premiere 10/10/11 - Latin Street Food*

El Bohio Restaurant - no website
1127 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209-6408
(210) 822-8075
*Premiere 10/24/11 - Global Comfort*

We'll update this post as more information comes in.

We love tips! If you have any sightings or confirmations of DDD filming in the San Antonio area, please comment below.

Episodes typically air 3 - 6 months after taping. Next stop on the DDD road trip: St. Petersburg, FL.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Guy Fieri whirlwind RITZ media tour from New York

Guy Fieri spent an insane Monday in New York, hitting television and radio, pumping up excitement for Super Bowl appetizers and RITZ Crackers.

Fieri was on the CBS Early Show sharing appetizers that can be made ahead of time with minimal preparations, including mini Philly cheeseseaks (recipe) and bacon-wrapped prawns (recipe).

On MyFoxNY, Guy Fieri cooked up his version of shrimp cocktail with a twist, The Spaniard's Cocktail of Shrimp (recipe), ahead of the big game.

Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri:

Guy Fieri also phoned in a radio interview with Scott West on DayBreak USA on the USA Radio Network. Guy shared tailgate and Super Bowl tips with RITZ Crackers. "It's all about finger food, baby!" Click here for the video.

And Guy shared his love for Italian Stuffed Jalapenos (recipe) on the Wendy Williams Show.

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Fan questions, January 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.

Myrna of Milwaukie, OR wrote, "I would REALLY like one of your measuring cups. The one I want is in ""layers"" I've seen it twice on Big Bites and really like it......ALOT!. Where can I get one? My favorite show is 3 D's Diners, Drive- Ins and Dives."

Our answer: "Here you go!"


Diane of Lincoln wrote, "How much did Alia and Chelsea win on Minute to Win it?"

Our answer: They won $50,000. You can watch the video on Hulu here,


Blinda of Spring, TX wrote, "Could I get an interview on our Radio show for the second Thursday morning in February? Segment on grilling. 15 minutes spot on 'Our Livable Garden.' This is the longest running garden show in Houston, 18 years."

Our answer: "I'm forwarding your request to Guy's publicity team in New York. In the off chance you don't hear back in the next, say, 5 working days, feel free to contact them directly at:

The Brooks Group, attn. Rebecca Brooks
15 West 37th Street, 16th Fl
New York, New York 10018
212) 768-0860

Best of luck! And please do keep in touch with us about the interview! We'd love to be able to share the air date and/or podcast link with our readers."


Ron of Port Townsend wrote, "What company built the Pretzel cart for Guy? Thank you!"

Our answer: "The original cart that Guy used as a teenager was built by his father and him. Recently, Guy and his company, Knuckle Sandwich, have donated pretzel carts both to Ferndale Elementary School and to Worth Our Weight, the Santa Rosa volunteer-run restaurant seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives just last week. Guy's manager told us, 'We build them ourselves at this point.' Pretty cool, huh!"


Gina of Niceville wrote, "I was trying to find the recipe for the Big Bear Margarita with the chipotle infused simple sugar."

Our answer: "Ah! Yes. I know exactly the one. Oddly enough, it isn't listed on (U.S.). However, it is listed on the Food Network's website in the U.K! Isn't that odd?" Guy's Holiday Spread


Have more questions? Click here and let us know!

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Fan questions - December 2010
Fan questions, November 2010