Friday, December 31, 2010

Fan questions - December 2010

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.

Ray, Florida wrote: "Did Guy Fieri drive anything other than the Camaro on early episodes of DDD? (my wife and I have a bet)"

Our answer: "Hi Ray! He sure did. You can see Guy driving a dark blue '66 Mustang in the first season,, at The Beacon Drive-in, in South Carolina and also here,, at The Bayway Diner in Linden, NJ. So who wins the bet? :)"

Ray's reply: ")-: My wife wins the bet. I have watched (thought I did) every episode and I could have sworn (falsely) that he only drove the Camaro. Oh well, my wife needs to win sometimes (actually, she wins too often). Thank you very much for your quick response! Kind regards, Ray"

Ray and his wife have inspired me to do a bit of further research, listing all the cars that have appeared on the show. Certainly the '67 Camaro and the 'Stang, but Guy's Shelby Cobra has also made a cameo on the show, and of course there was the "Woody" in the Hawaii episodes. We'll do further research and see what we can come up with. Thanks Ray!


kesh, Hyderabad India wrote: "Hi. I am from Hyderabad, India .. Recently your show telecasted on our TV .. Really imressed with your show .. Just want to know what are all the other areas you have the skills I mean your shows gets telecasted and where can I see that online ..?"

Our answer: "Hello Kesh! How nice to get messages from readers outside the U.S.! Thank you for writing in, and I hope I'm answering the question you asked. I'm not sure if there are limitations in viewing videos in other countries, so you'll have to let us know if these links work for you.

"Try NBC's Minute to Win It video page here, or Hulu's Minute to Win It show page here. I have yet to find full episodes on YouTube, but there are several clips there, found simply by searching "Minute to Win It." Please let me know if these worked for you or if you have more questions. Keep in touch!"

Kesh's reply: "Thank you for a quick reply .. I am enjoying the episodes online with the given links.. Onemore request , I have seen the T-Shirts "Minute to Win IT "online . Can you provide me one piece please .. if possible .. I really liked that ,, Please let me know ..Thanks & Regards"

Our reply: "Hi Kesh, We don't have the shirts. But I found Minute To Win It Logo Unisex T-Shirt, $25.00 USD at


Guadalupe of Oroville, CA wrote: "How do I nominate a dive for Guy to try?"

Our answer: "Hi Guadalupe, Thanks for writing in! To make suggestions, submit your favorite dive directly to Page Productions or email them at Best of luck!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Update on Guy Fieri appearances at SOBE Wine & Food Fest

Tickets are still available for several events at the 2011 South Beach Wine and Food Festival, now less than two months away, February 24-27, 2011, in South Florida.

Guy Fieri is set to appear at the following events:

Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village (Saturday)
Saturday, Feb 26, 2011 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Price: $225 - Sold Out

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

Kohl’s Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen (Sunday)
Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Price: $20 - Tickets Available

Guy's BIG Beach Bar & Grill presented by INTO Energy Drink
Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Price: $125 -Tickets Available

Note also that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival Cookbook, a collection of recipes by food stars from all over, is now on sale. Click here for more.

For all the festival events and travel information, visit

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Guy Fieri in recent news, December 2010

Every so often, tidbits of Guy Fieri-related news and interviews don't make it into our regular posts. Today seems like a good day to play catch-up.

The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Lee Schrager, founder and mastermind behind the South Beach and New York City Food and Wine Festivals. Excerpt:

But the secret of his success as a festival organizer might be the patience and attention he lavishes on the stars.

Festival veteran and Food Network star Guy Fieri recalled the time he asked Schrager if he could make pancakes out of organic batter and coloring and bring kids out of the stands to a buffet of toppings. Schrager responded: "OK Guy, that sounds interesting." More recently, Fieri asked that 10 KitchenAid mixers be tricked out like hot rods for auction.

"Even when I throw out, 'OK Lee, so I want to cook on the moon and everybody gets to fly the space shuttle.' 'OK Guy, that sounds interesting,'" Fieri said with a laugh.

Those KitchenAid mixers, together with $4 million in ticket sales, raise over $2 million each year for the Florida International University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center.

Click here for the full story.


Last week, Guy Fieri took time from his busy schedule to talk with Mancow.

Click here to listen.


Ok, this is actually REALLY, really old news. But somehow, it just never made it to the blog ....

Do you have a teacher who inspired or mentored you? Guy does. Check out TeachersCount, and read about his middle school history teacher, Fran Moriarty Fischer, who taught him how to harness his energy, the secret ingredient for his success. "She could do it all: inspire, educate and mentor" - Guy Fieri

Visit to read more on "Behind Every Famous Person Is a Fabulous Teacher."


And Johnny Garlic's, co-owned by Guy Fieri and Steve Gruber, will open their 4th location in Dublin, CA. The expansion project is set for a March 2011 opening. writes, "Johnny Garlic's menu is packed with a variety of comfort food favorite like Tri Tip Dip sandwich, Fire-Roasted Quesadilla, Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, and Pesto Goat Cheese Pizza." adds, "Johnny Garlic’s General Manager Neil McDowell said that Guy and the entire Johnny Garlic’s family is 'excited about opening in Dublin.'"

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Ultimate Recipe Showdown" season 3 repeats

In case you missed them, Ultimate Recipe Showdown episodes from Season 3 repeat on The Food Network starting Monday, December 20, 2010 at 7:00PM/6c.

Party Foods airs on Monday the 20th, followed by Comfort Foods on Tuesday, Hot and Spicy on Wednesday and Burgers on Thursday. On Friday December 24th, two back-to-back episodes, Cakes and Desserts and Hometown Favorites, air starting at 6:00PM/5c.

The first season aired in March 2008 with dual hosts, Marc Summers and Guy Fieri. Guy took the reins solo in the second season, which aired in February 2009. This third season originally aired in March 2010.

At the time of this writing, there has been ZERO buzz about a 4th season of Ultimate Recipe Showdown.

-> more on Ultimate Recipe Showdown <-

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A McConaughey and Fieri Feast (GISP02H)

Guy's Big Bite - A McConaughey and Fieri Feast
(1-hour special) - Aired 12/18/10

Guy Fieri always has friends coming over, and today he has Matthew McConaughey to lend a hand in the kitchen. The two begin with roasted Malibu Oysters and a bubby Ting cocktail. For the main course, an herb-rubbed pork roast with pesto veggies is served alongside Farro Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette. Matthew makes his favorite margarita to finish the meal with style.
I run into people all the time, random people who like the show, like football players -- anybody that has to travel, because a lot of time you sit in your hotel room -- I think the biggest mind-blowing call ever was from Matthew McConaughey. Not only is he a great guy, but he is a great support to me with advice. He is the kind of celebrity, one who has a positive image and gives back to charity with his foundation, who I really admire. I really take his advice to heart. -Guy Fieri (via)

Just Keep Livin' Margarita - recipe
courtesy Matthew McConaughey

JKL Pesto Pork and Veggie Roast - recipe

Farro Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette - recipe

Matthew's Malibu Oysters - recipe

Soy Glazed Green Beans - recipe

This Rum Ting - recipe
courtesy Matthew McConaughey

pork loin roast, pesto, farro, salad greens, Marcona almonds, prunes, dried cherries, tart apple or firm pear, oysters, potato sticks, spinach, green beans, rum, tequila

Friday, December 17, 2010

Video: the making of Barneys' Holiday Window

Liz Lomax is the sculptor of Guy Fieri and all the other chefs in the Barneys holiday windows, New York City. She wrote in, "I've got some great in-progress/'making of' Guy if you or your readers would be interested." We are!

Take 4 minutes to watch Liz Lomax in this charming, eye-opening and entertaining video, the making of Barneys "Have a Foodie Holiday" -

Larger than Life from Liz Lomax

From her website, Liz writes, "It’s been my dream to create artwork for Barneys window displays and to work with their legendary Creative Director, Simon Doonan," to "sculpt 11 life-sized caricatures of famous chefs in 7 weeks for their foodie themed holiday windows sponsored by the Food Network, Cooking Channel and illycaffe."

Visit for more of Liz's thoughts about this project, and click here for a series of photos of Liz with Food Stars at the unveiling of the Barneys holiday window display.

More "making of" images linked below:
See Guy as a total metal-head. Click here
Here, the face is done, working on Guy's mouth. Click here
The making of blond, spiky hair. Click here
The full men's window at Barneys. Click here

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Super Bowl fund-raising party, Dallas/Fort Worth

Join chefs Guy Fieri, Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, Tim Love, MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and Texas Ranger Tom Hunter in Dallas/Fort Worth on Friday, February 4, 2011, for a fund-raising Super Bowl party event to benefit The Moyer Foundation’s Camp Erin™ and the Mario Batali Foundation.

It's a Spaghetti Western gourmet extravaganza, “Texas Style,” prepared by Italian master Chef Batali, cocktails, cooking demos, silent and live auctions and LIVE entertainment.

Friday, February 4th, 2011, beginning at 5:00 p.m., at Tim Love's
Love Shack - website
on West 7th at 817 Matisse
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 348-9655

Dinner, cocktails - menu designed by Mario Batali
Food demos with Mario and special guests!
LIVE entertainment
Silent and live auctions
Tickets: $500 per person

Visit for more information. Do you Twitter? Follow @Emeril, @Mariobatali, @cheftimlove and @moyerfoundation. Or connect with The Moyer Foundation on Facebook.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Guy Fieri with Red the M&M, plus news on The Nook

Guy Fieri made an appearance with M&M's superstar, Red, on Entertainment Tonight (syndicated by CBS) to talk about holiday decorations, presents and, of course, yuletide treats.

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First a duck, now Red. Guy's got small friends in big places! Click here to learn more about Red. For Guy's Nor Cal Cioppino recipe, click here.


On a more somber note, The Nook, a favorite burger joint in St. Paul, Minnesota, was destroyed by fire in an early morning fire. CBS Minnesota reported that the fire started around 3:30 a.m. in the kitchen.

The owners, Ted Casper and Mike Runyon, plan to rebuild The Nook. “We won’t quit. We’ll fix it, but it’s just, we have to start all over,” said Runyon. “Just another story in the long life of The Nook, I guess.” Click here for the story. For a photo of the interior, click here.

The Nook - website
492 Hamline Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN, 55116
(651) 698-4347

The Nook appeared on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in January, 2008 - Burgers, Rings and Fries. Click the image at right to view video.

Ben commented, "While the Nook is being rebuilt, the Shamrock (995 West 7th St. in St. Paul) is still around. It is owned by the same guys as the Nook and sells the juicy Nookie!" Good point. :)

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Guy Fieri on Dennis Miller, again

Guy Fieri will be on Dennis Miller Radio today, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 10am EST.

This is Guy's third interview on the DMZ; the first was in May of 2009 and the second in February of 2010.

Full interview available to DMZ members only. Click here.


Also, in celebration of Guy Fieri’s week’s worth of special primetime programming on Food Network beginning Monday, December 13th, Daemon’s TV was provided with two sets of Guy Fieri steak knives, to give away to two lucky winners.

To enter to win, you subscribe to their daily email newsletter and fill out your contact information. Click here for more information.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

More on "Minute to Win It" holiday episodes

On Monday, December 6th, Guy Fieri set up a satellite feed from Johnny Garlic's in Windsor, CA, to do "Minute to Win It" interviews with various news agencies around the country, promoting NBC's holiday-themed episodes of the "life changing" game show.

The first of the three episodes aired last week on Tuesday, December 7th with a repeat on Friday the 10th. The second airs tomorrow, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 and also repeats on Friday the 17th. The last of the three is scheduled to air on December 21st.

Pop Culture Passionistas has uploaded four snippets of their interview time on YouTube.

See also:
Guy Fieri of "Minute to Win It" discusses his TV influences
Guy Fieri discusses the "Minute to Win It" engagement
Guy Fieri discusses how he does at the "Minute to Win It" challenges
or click here to read their article from the interview.

The show has performed well for NBC in the Nielsen ratings; almost 7 million viewers tuned in on December 7th, and almost 5 million tuned in to the repeat on December 10th. More importantly, "Minute to Win It" tied for for the lead in the all-important 18-49 demographic on the 10th.

Like many game shows and most reality shows, "Minute to Win It" is rated TV-PG; it may be unsuitable for younger children, under age 10, without the guidance of a parent. Many parents watch "Minute to Win It" with their younger children, and the show has been criticized for its suggestive costuming, camera angles and the humorous names for the games.

Click here to meet The Game Guru, one of the wizards responsible for thinking up these games for the show.

But as much as we are fans of Guy Fieri, truly, the games are the star of the show. Elementary and secondary schools all over the country (and the world) have "Minute to Win It" events; colleges, bars, radio stations and companies use the games at their get-togethers and many a birthday party has had a "Minute to Win It" theme this year.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Guy Fieri cooks for AFLAC

Ok readers, this one took me by surprise. Hadn't heard ANYthing about this until it happened. But apparently, Guy Fieri flew from his Triple D shoot in Indianapolis to Nashville, TN, to cook dinner and make drinks for AFLAC managers at or near the Opryland Hotel on Friday, December 10, 2010.

This is Guy's third trip to Nashville this year: first for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, next for a cooking demo at the Grand Reopening of the Gayloard Opryland Hotel, and now ... AFLAC!

@CareerBoosters provided the photos, tweeting, "Guy Fieri just served us sexy sangria."

Stephen wrote, "Guy Fieri cooking for AFLAC food is Great," Paul wrote, "Laughing my crack off as Guy Fieri cooks us dinner. Too cool!"

Ken wrote, "Listening to Guy Fieri speak!!! The dude is cool! and Nicholas wrote, "Newt Gingrich in the morning and now Guy Fieri making us dinner and drinks! I love this job."

Before the dinner event, Guy spent some time at the Farmer's Market in Nashville, hard-hit by the May floods, dropping by Jamaicaway Catering and Restaurant to offer is support during their tumultuous times. More on that story here.

Guy was also sighted noshing at Prince's Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville, and he was sighted at Robert's Western World after dinner.

In other fans of Guy Fieri news, Roz Petalz Studio sent some "Chili Pepper" pendants to Guy Fieri. "I've never gotten a thank you before from any celebrity I've sent things too. Guy is too kewl."

And Danny Hendricks sent off about 4 weeks ago for a special autograph for his sweetie and wrote, "I also got and autograph from Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive Ins and Dives) and famous Chef. SWEET ! !" We think that's pretty sweet too.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

News from DD&D's, plus radio interviews

Just a quick note this morning:
In April 2010, Guy Fieri and Diners Drive-ins and Dives visited Nashville, TN. The last of the restaurants from that trip premieres on Monday, December 13, Wings 'n Things; and it couldn't come at a better time for Jamaicaway.

Jamaicaway is in danger of closing due to the spring Nashville floods. The record flooding shut down the Farmers' Market, including Jamaicaway, during its three busiest months: May, June, and July. Customers will attempt to save the restaurant by attending a benefit event tomorrow, Saturday, December 11th at the restaurant. It starts at 6 p.m.

Save Jamaicaway! Check Out the Benefit Party This Weekend - read more about the event at

*Update* Guy Fieri stopped in to visit Jamaicaway today. "What a GREAT guy!! (pun intended). Guy Fieri was JUST at Jamaicaway! He stopped by to encourage us... Will we see him at the Benefit Party??" - @jamaicaway

Jamaica Way Restaurant and Catering - website
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208 - map
(615) 255-5920
Twitter: @Jamaicaway

Click here for the full story.

The second restaurant from an August DD&D shoot from Spokane, WA premieres on the same episode. Click here for a story about those locations from


In other Triple D news, Utah's Lonestar Taqueria, from Doin' Their Own Thing in season 4, recently developed a Facebook page. Become a fan.


Only slightly related, Restaurant Radio has released two more audio clips from their recent trip to Johnny Garlic's in Santa Rosa, CA. Click here to listen to their interview with Guy Fieri's restaurant partner, Steve Gruber.

And click here to listen to their interview with Guy's left-hand man, friend and sous chef, Dirty P.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The 2011 Tasty Awards

The 2nd annual Tasty Awards recognizes achievement in food, fashion, and home lifestyle programming in television, film and online.

The red carpet awards show is set for January 13, 2011 in Hollywood, CA. Guy Fieri is an honoree for "Outstanding Passion," and he has been nominated for "Best Male Host in a Series."

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives has been nominated for "Best Food Program: Television" and for "Best Food Travel Series: Television."

Viewers choice voting is now open through January 5th for Best Male Host. More information at, get updates on Twitter @TastyAwards or Facebook, and get awards show and after-party ticket information here.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

M2WI holiday specials start tonight

“Minute to Win It” has become a hit for NBC network, so it was no surprise when NBC pulled together some last minute holiday-themed episodes that will begin airing tonight, Tuesday, December 7, 2010, with more episodes on the 14th and 21st of December.

New episodes give "reindeer games" a whole new meaning?

Guy Fieri taped the Christmas shows on Thursday and Friday, November 18th and 19th. Hollywoodjunket was at the taping and reported that audiences were treated to a fun holiday atmosphere with “Santa Helpers” models, assisting with prizes and cheering-on contestants. Studio audiences walked away with gifts: “Despicable Me” DVD and a Wii “Minute to Win It” game autographed by Guy Fieri.

Contestants played in twos: a girlfriend/boyfriend, best friends and a mother/daughter. Special holiday bonuses included a flat screen television, an extra "life," and ten extra seconds to complete their tasks. The grand prize was increased to $3 million for the holiday shows.

Expect another marriage proposal (the show’s third one), an updated stage with animated lights and new games: "Nice Build" – two players have to stack paper reams into a pyramid without falling; "Maze Craze" – one player must navigate a marble in a maze atop a board. The maze consists of rubber bands and screws. The marble must make its way to the end of the board; "The Rebound" has two players – one hitting the ball to the others clipboard and aiming it into a basket.

Read about the shoot more at Read a brief interview with Guy Fieri about the holiday episodes of Minute to Win It on and another on

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Click here to view a video interview with Guy Fieri by Carly from See & Be Seen on, and read her full story here.. See also, a video interview on KCRA, based in Sacramento, CA.

*Update* These video interviews keep comin' in! Enjoy this one from MSNBC.

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

*Update (again)*
Read another interview (a nice, lengthy one!) at

*Update (last ones, promise)*
“Minute to Win It” Returns to NBC Tonight at 8:00PM ET on buzzerblog, and Guy Fieri Spills Secrets about New Holiday 'Minute to Win It,' video interview on

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Sad times for Maine Diner

According to,
Fifty-four-year-old Myles Henry, co-owner of the Maine Diner, died Friday, Dec. 3, in Marco Island, Fla., after apparently having passed out and hit his head in a restaurant bathroom, according to multiple sources.

While Henry's official cause of death is yet to be determined by the District 20 Medical Examiner's Office in Florida, Henry's wife, Trisha Henry, said the longtime local business owner was born with two heart deformities — a bicuspid aortic valve and Wolf Parkinson White syndrome — which she said could have led to a heart attack.

Henry and his brother, Dick Henry, had purchased what is now the Maine Diner off Route 1 in 1983, and the establishment has been thriving ever since.

Guy Fieri, with the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives camera crew, visited the Maine Diner on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010. The episode, Old Time Attitude, premiered on 8/9/10.

Maine Diner - website
2265 Post Road
Wells, ME 04090 - map
(207) 646-4441
Twitter - @MaineDiner

The premiere party at nearby Vinny's East Coast Grille in Ogunquit, Maine, was packed on August 9th as family, friends and well-wishers of the Maine Diner gathered to watch the Maine Diner on Diners Drive-ins and Dives. Video below:

Read more about the taping of the episode here, and click here to view the Main Diner's segment on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

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Prime time Guy, all week on Food Network, Dec. 12-18, 2010

Next week, December 12th-18th, 2010, is "All Guy All Week," prime time on the Food Network. There will be three premiere episodes next week: one from Guy's Big Bite and two from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. In addition, Food Network will air repeat episodes of Triple D, including their 1-hour specials, during primetime hours all week.

Premiere Prime-time Episode:
Guy's Big Bite - A McConaughey and Fieri Feast
Airs Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 8:00 PM ET/PT

Guy Fieri always has friends coming over, and today he has a special guest, Matthew McConaghey, to lend a hand in the kitchen. The two begin with roasted Malibu Oysters and a bubby Ting cocktail. For the main course, an herb-rubbed pork roast with pesto veggies is served alongside Farro Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette. Guy's guest makes his favorite margarita to finish the meal with style.

Click here for photos from the shoot

This episode was taped on September 18, 2010. "On the set of Guys Big Bite, shows have been rockin. Hada bro on the show yesterday, great actor that digs cookin and surfin. Any ideas??" - @ChefGuyFieri

Premiere Prime-time Episodes:
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives - Wings 'n Things
Airs Monday, December 13, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET/PT

This trip Guy's rolling out for a Triple-D take on chicken. In Belmar, New Jersey, a Mexican joint tossing wings with scratch made adobo sauce. In Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, a sports bar doing a roasted garlic chicken pizza, with a scratch made crust from an old Sicilian family recipe. And at the farmer's market in Nashville, Tennessee, a Jamaican cafeteria serving authentic mango chutney chicken.

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives - Sandwiches Plus
Airs Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET/PT

This trip Guy's pulling up for all kinds of sandwiches. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a tiny breakfast and lunch spot serving up a scratch made meatloaf sandwich topped with cranberry compote. In Spokane, Washington, a pub putting their spin on a Reuben with homemade sauerkraut. And in North Wildwood, New Jersey, a whole bunch of Triple D fans show Guy their favorite hot dog joint.

The full Guy Fieri Week schedule on Food Network (click links for more episode information):

Sunday, December 12
11am/10c - Guy's Big Bite
Holiday On Its Head

3pm/2c - Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Long Time Legends

6pm/5c - Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Guy's Disney Holiday (1-hour special)
A North Pole Christmas (1-hour special)

Monday, December 13
3pm/2c - Guy's Big Bite
Holiday On Its Head

8pm/7c - Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Best of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (1-hour special)
New! Wings 'n Things
Tried and True

Tuesday, December 14
8pm/7c - Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Best from the Road (1-hour special)
Mama's Cookin'
Like Mama Made

Wednesday, December 15
8pm/7c - Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Biscuits, Bagels and BLT's
Name That Cook
You Picked 'Em
You Found Em

11pm/10c - Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
A Little Bit of Everywhere
Regional Classics

Thursday, December 16
8pm/7c - Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Go-To Joints
Pizza, Pork and Paprikash
Family Joints
Family Style

Friday, December 17
8pm/7c - Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
A Burger, a Bowl and a Slice
Burgers, Tacos and Dogs
Stacked, Stuffed and Loaded
Grilled, Smoked And Sauced

Saturday, December 18
8pm/7c - Guy's Big Bite
New! A McConaughey and Fieri Feast (1-hour special)

9pm/8c - Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
New! Sandwiches Plus
Comfort Food Classics
Sauced and Spiced

Reminder, NBC is airing Minute to Win It holiday specials on Tuesdays, December 7, 14 and 21, 2010, 8-9 p.m. ET.

-> more on Guy's Big Bite and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives <-

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Big Bite Baja Holiday Bash (GI0906H)

Guy's Big Bite - Big Bite Baja Holiday Bash - Aired 12/5/10

Guy Fieri brings a big bite bash, holiday style, by pulling out all the stops. Slammin' Clam Fritters are crunchy cornmeal cakes packed with freshly steamed clams, and served with a zesty horseradish-caper sauce. When it's time for dinner, gather everyone around the table to present the Ensenada Lobster Thermador, featuring chunks of lobster and chorizo in a creamy dijon sauce, baked in lobster shells with a crunchy parmesan crust. A real showstopper. For dessert, a Rustic Pear Tart is simple and elegant, showcasing market-fresh pears in a homemade freeform crust. Season's eatings!

Ensenada Lobster Thermidor - recipe

Brissin Clam Fritters - recipe

Rustic Pear Tart - recipe

fresh whole lobsters, chorizo, fresh tarragon, jalapeno, littleneck or steamer clams, Fritter Dipper Sauce, pears,

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-> more on Guy's Big Bite <-

Saturday, December 4, 2010

"Cook with Tom" suggests Fieri-Ergo knives

"Cook With Tom" is a recurring segment on ABC 4′s “Good Things Utah” morning news program. Tom recently included Ergo Chef's Guy Fieri line of knives as one of his Gifts for the Kitchen suggestions.

Tom wrote, "Guy Fieri Knives from Ergo Chef: Ergo Chef knives are a result of a classically trained chef that developed carpel tunnel syndrome from frequent knife usage. The Ergo Chef “Guy Fieri” knife combines the beauty of a Japanese knife, the brute strength of a German knife, and the arm saving ergonomics of proper design. The hollow ground blade reduces the amount of stick on your food. Available [in Utah] at Spoons and Spice, Love to Cook, and Dillard’s as well as online at Santoku retails for $55, and paring knife retails for $35"

For more about Cook With Tom, visit

Related, Food Network Store curretly has Guy Fieri cutlery on sale, with free shipping on orders over $99.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Guy Fieri Food" cookbook due out in May 2011

Guy Fieri's cookbook of his own recipes, tentatively titled "Guy Fieri Food," is due for release on May 3, 2011. The book will be released hardcover, trimsize 9 x 10, with 304 pages and a suggested retail price of $29.99. Click here for more from publisher Harper Collins.

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In related news, kitchenware company Fox Run Brands has agreed to purchase Outset Inc. of Chanhassen, Minn., for an undisclosed sum, according to a Nov. 22 statement.

Outset is known for its high quality and innovative grilling and chillware products under the Outset brand and has licensed high profile brands as Kingsford, Tyler Florence and most recently Guy Fieri.

According to a company statement, the first order of business is preparing the launch of 18 new products of Guy Fieri grillware at the International Home and Housewares Show, Chicago, IL, in March, 2011.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New DDD's in the San Francisco Bay Area

Fans have been writing in this week with tips and sightings of Guy Fieri and the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives film crew in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Here's what we've heard so far; this post will be updated as more tips and confirmations come in.

Sunflower Caffe Espresso & Wine Bar - website
421 1st St West
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 996-6645
Click here to see pix from the shoot
*Premieres 3/28/11 - From Mozz to Matzo Balls*

Jimtown Store - website
6706 California 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-1212
Twitter: @jimtownstore
*Premiere 4/11/11 - Porktastic*

Catelli's Restaurant - website
21047 Geyserville Avenue
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707) 857-3471
Click here to read about the shoot.
*Premiere 5/9/11 - Bar Food and Bon Bons*

HRD Coffee Shop - no website
521 3rd St., Ste A
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 543-2355
*Premiere 5/23/11 - You Can Only Get It Here*

The Broken Record - website
1166 Geneva Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 963-1713
*Premiere 9/19/11 - Southern Flavor*

We love Triple D tips! If you have news or photographs, please comment below.

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