Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Guy Fieri to host opening day at Humboldt County Fair, plus more

First, a note to regular readers: my apologies for infrequent blogging. We're traveling quite a bit during these summer months, and access to the Internet is infrequent at best. Thank you.


The Humboldt County Fair announced today that Guy Fieri will host a special Opening Day event this year - a barbeque contest for local rotary clubs, with cash prizes. Plus witness Guy's donation to the Ferndale Elementary School of a new version of the “Awesome Pretzel Cart,” with which he began his career in the food business many, many years ago in Ferndale, CA.

The Fair's opening day is August 12, 2010 and continues through August 22. Visit http://humboldtcountyfair.org for more.


The Examiner released an interview with Guy Fieri today about the upcoming premiere of Minute to Win It summer episodes, Wednesday July 7, 2010.

When asked where Guy finds inspiration from past Game Show Hosts, he replied in part, "When I'm doing the show, it's really just the self I got. I'm just bringing what my mom and dad packed my bags. I think it's doing good -- I'm not trying to emulate, but you got to pay attention to those who influence you one way or another."

And on the similarities and differences between hosting Minute to Win It versus Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, "Food's not involved, there's more of a direct camera presentation that goes on.... If you highlight a restaurant and you let America know about their location, or if you win $125,000 at Level 6 or 7, there's a lot of similarities."

And on his Minute to Win It audience, "I tell my audience -- I have the best audience in TV -- this audince is like a title fight. There's tears in the audience 2-3 times a show because it's such an emotional situation." Which is nice, because many of the audience members are paid $8/hour to be there, answering ads on Craigslist.

For the full article, click here.

There was a conference call recently with Guy Fieri and the press (no, self not included), so I expect we'll have more interviews to report presently.

Speaking of Minute to Win It, if you are interested in a 30-second Minute to Win It ring tone for your cell phone, just Email me and I can walk you through how to get it sent to your phone. I also have an 8-second Diners, Drive-ins and Dives ring tone (of rather poor quality, but it works). Just let me know.


And The Futon Critic disbursed this press release from Litten Entertainment - "Good Housekeeping: Spring Into Fall" Features Food Network Star Chef Guy Fieri

A new one-hour television special distributed by Litton Entertainment, features "Culinary Rock Star" Guy Fieri teaming up with Good Housekeeping Editor-in-Chief Rosemary Ellis to cook up some delicious family-friendly recipes just in time for the back-to-school rush.

The release continues, the program "is available from Litton for broadcast during the July 13 - August 16, 2010 window." So at this point, we do not know exactly when and on what channel (cable or network) the program may air.

Of course, Guy and Rosemary Ellis have some on-air history together in Ultimate Recipe Showdown.

For the full press release, visit thefutoncritic.com.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Guy Fieri, video at Derby

See also July 16th, 2009 "Podcast Interview with Guy Fieri" and May 3rd, 2009 "Guy Fieri at the Marriot Oaks Bourbon Brunch Benefiting Home of the Innocents"

Derby Day, 2010 via BourbonBlog.com

*Link to video*

Friday, June 25, 2010

Guy Fieri supports cage-free eggs

The Humane Society of the United States is praising Food Network star Guy Fieri for taking an important step to decrease animal cruelty and increase food sustainability at his two California restaurant companies.

They will phase in the exclusive use of cage-free eggs at Johnny Garlic's restaurant in Windsor, Santa Rosa and Roseville, and Tex Wasabi's restaurant Sacramento and Santa Rosa (the later, temporarily closed).

"The Humane Society of the United States is delighted that Guy Fieri and his two restaurant companies have joined the national movement away from eggs from caged hens, which improves animal welfare, sustainability, and food safety," said Karin Olsson, outreach manager for The HSUS' factory farming campaign.

Johnny Garlic's and Tex Wasabi's join restaurant companies in California and across the country—from Wolfgang Puck to Burger King—that have also implemented policies either reducing or eliminating their use of battery cage eggs.

"We're pleased to switch to cage-free eggs," said Fieri's Corporate Executive Chef Davin Vculek. "This new policy fits perfectly with our guests' concern for animal welfare and sustainability."

Pictured above right, restaurant partners Steve Gruber and Guy Fieri, 2007.


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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Minute to Win It" summer episodes and more

Minute to Win It summer episodes premiere on July 7, 2010. In the mean time, Guy Fieri is taping new episodes in Los Angeles this week, and the Minute to Win It casting team is searching for contestants in Atlanta this weekend.

Request "Minute to Win It" Audience Tickets
Guy Fieri and the Minute to Win It team tape new episodes in June and July, 2010.
June 22-24, 28-30 and July 9-11, 14-16 - tickets

The CBS Studio Center Address: 4024 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA 91604 - map

*Audience members must be 16 years old and above with valid state or government issued ID to attend a taping. View more terms and conditions.

Be on "Minute to Win It" - open casting calls
Minute to Win It is searching for MILITARY AND MILITARY SPOUSES who are based in Southern California for a very special episode to be shot this month. Contact at mtwicasting@gmail.com or call SELA at 818-655-5536.

Hard Rock Cafe
215 Peachtree St. Northeast, Atlanta, GA. 30303
10 - 2pm

Everyone else in the country can visit http://www.nbc.com/casting/#minute to find out how to contact the casting department.

*Link to video*

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father and son, on toothpicks and corn dog sticks

Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene at the Press Democrat encouraged his readers to send in homemade artwork. Local resident Al Travasso and his five-year-old son, Tony submitted this photo to the ARTS blog:

Guy Fieri and his portrait with artists Tony and Al Travasso

“We rummaged through dumpsters at his restaurants for labels of bottles and bottle caps, over 150, then painted his picture over it,” Al wrote. “His hair is made of toothpicks and old corn dog sticks (Tony’s favorite.)”

The Travassos gave the finished painting to Fieri last March, but Al preserved the moment in the photograph shown above.

Happy Father's Day!


The Guy Fieri Roadshow was at the San Diego Fair yesterday ...

*link to video*

My favorite quote so far:
"Just met guy fieri in the elevator, drunk as f*** talking about how he wants to run with the bulls"

Friday, June 18, 2010

Guy Fieri to cook with Petty and Wood

The Toyota/Save Mart 350 is a 350-kilometer (220 mi) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event held annually at Infineon Raceway (website) at Sears Point in Sonoma, California, held over Father's Day Weekend, June 18-20, 2010.

A featured bit of TNT's "Countdown to Green" pre-race coverage is the "Ponytail Express," a NASCAR road trip with Kyle Petty and Rutledge Wood. This week, Petty and Wood are cooking with Guy Fieri at his restaurant, Johnny Garlic’s in Santa Rosa.

Click here to view last and this years' "Ponytail Express" videos.

TNT televises the race on Sunday, June 20, live from Infineon Raceway. Pre-race coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. Pacific, and the Toyota/Save Mart 350 begins at 3 p.m. ET / noon Pacific.

More at www.nascar.com. You can follow Kyle Petty on Twitter @kylepetty and Rutledge Wood @RutledgeWood.

In 2008, Guy Fieri was named Grand Marshal of the Toyota/Save Mart 350. In 2009, he attended simply as a race fan.

And although Guy's company, Knuckle Sandwich, is no longer listed as official sponsor, Tommy Baldwin Racing is on the unofficial entry list for the race, with driver Brian Simo in #36.

Guy Fieri at Infineon Raceway with Miss Sprint Cup and Rutledge Wood

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pix from "wake up with waffles" event in NYC

This morning, from 6:00 am to noon ET, Hampton Hotels, Guy Fieri and his son Hunter, handed out an estimated 7000 free waffles to New Yorkers at Herald Square Park in New York City. It was quite the media event.

Above: Old-Block and Chip-Off-The-Old-Block ;)

I expect there'll be more pictures and video from the event - I'll update this post with more as they come in.

Photo credits:

*link to video*

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Guy Fieri cooks up pork tacos at Good Housekeeping

EaterNY reported yesterday that Guy Fieri was causing a stir in the New York Times cafeteria, but what looked more interesting to me was his stirring up Pork Tacos with Rosemary Ellis, editor in chief of Good Housekeeping.

Regular readers and fans will recognize Rosemary as one of the judges from Ultimate Recipe Showdown.

Watermelon Pork Tacos in Lettuce Shells - recipe

from Food Network Magazine


For the pork:
2 pork tenderloins (about 2 pounds), silver skin trimmed, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon seeded and minced serrano chile
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

For the salsa:
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 cup small (about 1/4 inch)watermelon cubes
1/4 English cucumber, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 Hass avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
4 large, sturdy romaine-heart leaves, cut into 4-inch lengths (to resemble taco shells)

Combine all the pork ingredients in a resealable plastic bag and marinate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, for the salsa, whisk together the rice vinegar, olive oil, soy sauce and sesame oil in a medium bowl. Gently fold in the watermelon, cucumber and avocado. Refrigerate until chilled.

Preheat a grill to medium heat. Remove the pork from the marinade, pat dry and grill for 2 minutes on one side. Turn and grill 1 more minute; remove from the heat and let rest 3 minutes before cutting into 1/2-inch pieces.

Fill the lettuce "shells" with pork, top with salsa and devour!

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Audience tix available for "Minute to Win It" in June and July

While Minute to Win It is on hiatus until July 7, when the summer episodes premiere, Guy Fieri is set to tape new episodes starting next week and through mid-July, 2010. Audience tickets are available for request through standingroomonly.tv.

There are two sessions each day - a morning session from 10am to 3pm and an afternoon session from 3:15 to 8:15 pm. Times are approximate. It is recommended that you show up early and be prepared to stay late.

Scheduled dates are:
June 22 - June 24, June 28 - June 30, July 9 - July 11, July 14 - July 16.

Episodes for Minute to Win It are taped at the CBS Studios, 4024 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA. 91604 - map. Audience members must be 16 years old or older with valid state or government issued ID to attend a taping. View more terms and conditions.

And this weekend, another open casting call, this time in Southern California. Try out for Minute to Win It:

Cafe Tu Tu Tango @ The Block at Orange
20 City Blvd. W., Orange, CA. 92868
10 - 2pm

And next weekend, Minute to Win It is looking for contestants in Atlanta Georgia:
Hard Rock Cafe
215 Peachtree St. Northeast, Atlanta, GA. 30303
10 - 2pm

Also, Minute to Win It is searching for members of the military and their spouses who are based in Southern California, for a very special episode to be shot this month. Contact at mtwicasting@gmail.com or call SELA at (818) 655-5536.

Everyone else in the country can visit http://www.nbc.com/casting/#minute to find out how to contact the casting department.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

NFNS 6 - Guy Fieri featured on episode 3

So have you been watching? The Next Food Network Star: Season 6 (index page) premiered last week with a two-hour episode. Last night another finalist was eliminated - two down, nine to go. Next week, the remaining ten meet Guy Fieri on the 3rd episode, "Inspiration."

The Grammy After Party with Colbie Caillat, a pop singer-songwriter and guitarist from Malibu CA, was filmed on February 1st, 2010. It was the evening after the 2010 Grammy Awards, where she and Jason Mraz had won for Best Pop Collaboration, and Caillat also won a Grammy as a featured artist on Taylor Swift's Album of the Year, "Fearless."

This episode is scheduled to air on the Food Network, Sunday, June 20 2010, at 9 pm / 8c.

Think you have what it takes to be a Food Network Star? The Food Network will give you a chance to meet casting executives.

"Send us a short video showcasing your culinary skills for a chance to meet Food Network Execs. Put together a video showcasing your personality and cooking skills, then submit your video by July 16, 2010."

Visit www.youtube.com/foodnetwork for more, or click here to submit your video.

Or, apply to be on the 7th season, The Next Food Network Star 2011. Click here for all the details.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Turn this Turkey Out (GI0812H)

Guy's Big Bite - Turn this Turkey Out - Aired 6/13/10

When Guy Fieri's dad comes over for dinner, Guy likes to serve simple favorites with a Big Bite twist. His Mean Green Turkey Machine is juicy and literally packed with flavor, while Confetti Mashed Potato Flautas are crunchy, creamy, cheesy flavor bombs sure to satisfy any Papa Bear-size appetite.

Mean Green Turkey Machine - recipe

Confetti Mash Potato Flautas with Hot Tomatillo Sauce - recipe

turkey, Brine, peppers, limes, tequila, corn, potatoes, cheese, tomatillos, flour tortillas, beans

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Guy Fieri is looking for more Tailgate Warriors

Guy Fieri's own production company, Ragtop Productions, worked in conjunction with Page Productions (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives) last year on Tailgate Warriors, a competition between two tailgate teams at the Bills vs. Bears NFL game in Buffalo, NY.

According to the Tailgate Warriors Facebook page:

Tailgate Warriors is back for 2010! We need tailgate teams that are taking food to the next level to go head to head in a cooking competition on the blacktop.

If this is you, email us team & recipe info, photos of the team & rig to

Page Productions is presently only taking submissions from the following cities/games:

Aug 21st - GB vs Seattle
Aug 28 - SF vs Oakland
Sept 9 - MN vs New Orleans

Spread the word, and get your applications / submissions in ASAP!

For more on Tailgate Warriors, check out their Facebook page.

Also, production is looking for colorful characters to be "featured tailgaters" from Seattle, Oakland and New Orleans to be on the show. If you are doing something outrageous, unusual or entertaining with your tailgating, let them know at tailgate@pageprod.com.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Meet Guy Fieri in NY and have a free waffle

*Update* View pictures from the event here.

Alrighty then! Guy Fieri is hooking up with the Hampton Hotels in New York City, Thursday, June 17, at Herald Square Park, W 34th St. and 6th Ave. to promote their fresh-made baked waffles.

We look forward to seeing you at Hampton’s "Wake Up With Waffles" event in New York City with chef and television celebrity Guy Fieri. Join us in Herald Square Park from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2010 to enjoy a free, freshly baked waffle!

See Hampton's announcement on Facebook.

Click here to download and print your invitation. Bring it with you to the event to receive your free waffle. Be one of the first 50 people to bring your invite to the event, and receive a free gift package, including a waffle baker, waffle mix, Hampton apron and tote bag.

So there ya go, New York early risers! Guy Fieri and a hot, fresh, free waffle. What a way to start your day.

I was just thinking ... how genius it would be for some hotel chain to hook up with Triple D restaurants. Maybe a bi-directional 5% discount? Man, if I were a hotel chain, I'd do it. :)

Speaking of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, if you're like me and won't be in New York on Thursday, June 17, you can make your own waffles and thank Guy Fieri for at least introducing 'em to us. :)

Blue Corn Waffles at Harry's Roadhouse - recipe
from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives' What's For Breakfast

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

The best cioppino and hot wieners Guy Fieri ever ate

Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, now in it's 3rd season, is arguably one of their most popular shows. Today, we're catching up with some of the best things Guy Fieri ever ate.

Check out the program's index page and episode guide for more information on the show.

Last week, Guy Fieri's offering for The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Simply Irresistible (episode page) was the Crab Cioppino at Duarte's Tavern in northern California.

It repeats on the Food Network
Jun 13, 2010 - 2:00 PM ET/PT
Jul 19, 2010 - 9:30 PM ET/PT
Jul 20, 2010 - 12:30 AM ET/PT

Duarte's Tavern - website
202 Stage Rd., Pescadero, CA, 94060 - map
(650) 879-0464

Click here for Duarte's Tavern Crab Cioppino recipe, as reported by npr.org.

Here's Duarte's video from the 3rd season of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Local Flavor, aired 10/22/2007.

Monday night, a new episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Regional Favorites (episode page) premieres.

Airs on the Food Network
Jun 14, 2010 - 9:00 PM ET/PT
Jun 15, 2010 - 12:00 AM ET/PT
Jun 20, 2010 - 2:00 PM ET/PT

To my knowledge, this is the first time Guy Fieri has suggested a restaurant for the show that has NOT been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Olneyville N.Y. System - website
20 Plainfield St., Providence, RI 02909
(401) 621-9500

The Olneyville NY System Restaurant, known for The Best Hot Wieners in Rhode Island, has 4 1/2 stars on Yelp. They been serving customers their Hot Wieners, gooey chili cheese fries and tall glasses of coffee milk since 1946.

Click here to learn how to make their famous Wiener Sauce at home!

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Guy Fieri knife giveaway, plus "Minute to Win It" board game

Our good friends over at Eatnlisten.com are hosting a giveaway! 1st Prize is a Guy Fieri "Knuckle Sandwich" Big Stick chef knife (a $76.00 value), 2nd Prize is a Guy Fieri "Knuckle Sandwich" Dragon Dagger utility knife (a $45.00 value) and 3rd prize is a “kewl” Guy Fieri "Knuckle Sandwich" t-shirt (a $19.99 value).

Winners will be randomly selected and announced on July 7, 2010. To enter the giveaway, subscribe to Eatnlisten.com. Best of luck!


And although Minute to Win It is on hiatus, it continues to make the news. The NBC Universal Television Products Group announced yesterday that they have licensed with Mattel to create a Minute to Win It board game, due for release before the Christmas season, 2010.
"We translate entertainment brands to toys and games better than anyone in the industry," said Geoff Walker, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Mattel Brands. "We will give fans the ultimate at-home Minute To Win It interactive game experience allowing them to recreate the nerve-wracking challenges seen on the show with family and friends in the comfort of their living room."

"As one of the top family friendly shows on television, we can't wait for Minute to Win It fans to be able to give our inventive games a try at home." said Craig Plestis, Executive Producer of Minute to Win It. "We know the games will translate perfectly from the small screen to the living room and will be a lot of fun for any gathering."
Indeed! We can also expect to see a Nintendo Wii and DS version of Minute to Win It before the holiday season too.

Oh, and if you've been looking for the music that plays during the 30-second Blueprint videos from Minute to Win It, we've tracked down the track!

*Minute To Win It Blueprint Music, by Tom Porter, "Classical Conundrum."*

The first 31 seconds are used on the show. Email me and I can send you the .mp3 file, or search for it at www.videohelper.com.

Also, Minute to Win It is actively looking for contestants. So much so, that there are several dozen bots on Twitter pimping the upcoming open casting calls. Truth! If you tweet, just search minutetowinit, and you'll see 'em. Weird! Anyway, Boston MA and Chicago IL are the hot spots this weekend:

Be on "Minute to Win It" - open casting calls
Health and Fitness Expo at the Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St., Boston, MA. 02115
Hall A
10 - 2pm

NBC Chicago (NBC Tower)
454 North Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL. 60611
10 - 2pm

Cafe Tu Tu Tango @ The Block at Orange
20 City Blvd. W., Orange, CA. 92868
10 - 2pm

Visit http://www.nbc.com/casting/#minute to find out how to download an application, send in a audition video or contact the casting department.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Father's Day deals from Food Network Store

The Food Network Store has put together an entire line of Guy Fieri -oriented Father's Day gifts. Top of the list: the two new additions to the "Knuckle Sandwich" series of Guy Fieri knives by Ergo Chef, packaged together with a T-shirt.

They also suggest Guy's Big Bite the Complete 1st and 2nd Seasons, a 3-disc DVD set for $19.99 *click here*

More Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Cookbook: a Drop-Top Culinary Cruise for $13.99 *click here*

Or Guy's Grill Plank Set, with flexible basting brush for $19.99 *click here*

To see all the Guy Fieri merchandise offered by Food Network Store, click here.

In other news .... two Guy Fieri interviews:

WeeklySeven.com posted an article last last month about Guy Fieri's thoughts and memories about his time in Las Vegas and at UNLV.

WS: What is your favorite place to eat in Las Vegas?

GF: When I went to school there, it was kind of in the buffet era.... Now you go in and Bobby [Flay]’s got a restaurant, Mario [Batali]’s got a restaurant, Guy Savoy’s got a restaurant. I ate at Guy’s and it was just a dynamite meal. It was just over the top.... If you go to Paul [Bartolotta’s], oh my God, and I don’t get that bombarded, but we went there and these cats lay it out. … Go to my favorite haunt [from] when I was in college—Four Kegs over on Jones Boulevard and U.S. 95 [That's Italian ~D]. I talk about that place all the time.

WS: What are your plans for a Vegas restaurant?

GF: I want Vegas for so many reasons. One, I love the town. Two, I love to do things with UNLV. Three, I love the town. Four, my son wants to go to UNLV, and he’s only in seventh grade. I think four or five years gives me a chance to get a place going there, get a house down there and establish a little bit of consistency down there before he goes to school. So that’s five. And six, I love the town. Hopefully, it’ll happen.

Read the full article here.

Second interview comes courtesy of the Rachael Ray Magazine. Guy gives Rachael an all-access backyard pass to his grill.

RR: ...I have a feeling you spend a lot of time out here, rain or shine. Am I right?

GF: I’m a five-seasons griller! Did you know I added a new season? Living in Cali, I’m cooking in the yard all the time. I don’t care what the weather is like. My hair is impervious to any kind of dampness, so I don’t have too much to worry about.

RR: What do you love about grilling?

GF: There’s nothing that can replicate the smoky flavor of char, so when I’ve got the hankering for it, I tell my wife that I’m taking care of dinner. I have three different types of barbecues—a coal, gas and smoker—so I can experiment a lot.

RR: ...Is there anything new that you would encourage us to try on the grill?

GF: ...stone fruits like peaches and apricots work really well. But make sure you’re cooking at the right temperature—a cold grill will slow up the flavor and a scorching-hot one will mask it. Also, your grate should be nice and clean. You don’t want bits of charred meat in your dessert.

Read the full interview here.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Guy Fieri events at the 2010 New York City Wine & Food Festival

The third annual Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is set for October 7-10, 2010. Presented by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure magazines, the event line-up is set and the website, www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com, has gone live.

Events with Guy Fieri (1-page summary)

Guy Fieri Culinary Demonstrations
presented by KitchenAid
Tishman Auditorium at The New School
66 West 12th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.
Tickets are $40.00.

Saturday, Oct 09, 2010 @ 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
more info

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010 @ 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
more info

Guy Fieri's Triple Ten Closing Party
featuring Train
at City Winery
155 Varick Street at Vandam Street, between Spring and Van Dam Streets.
Tickets are $150.00.

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
more info

The American Express Exclusive Pre-Sale tickets are available starting today, June 7, 2010. Click here and enter the Promotional Code you received from American Express.

Tickets are on sale to general public starting on June 21, 2010 - click here

100% of the net proceeds from the weekend will benefit the hunger relief organizations Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength. Follow @Lee_Schrager on Twitter or keep up to date on Facebook.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Midsummer Night's BBQ Dream (GI0807H)

Guy's Big Bite - A Midsummer Night's BBQ Dream - Aired: 6/6/10

Guy Fieri has got dreams to remember, and since they're always about food, this one's a Midsummer Night's BBQ Dream he's made reality with a menu that's easy and eclectic. Blackberry Jalapeno Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Summer Veggie Kabobs, and an Easy to Gobble Cobbler make up the perfect summer sit-down.

Blackberry Jalapeno Glazed Pork Tenderloin - recipe
(sounds freakin' absolutely delicious!)

Summer Veggie Kebabs - recipe

Easy to Gobble Cobbler - recipe

pork tenderloin, Blackberry Jalapeno Glaze, bell peppers, chayote squash, peaches, blackberries, blueberries

Airs on the Food Network:
Jun 06, 2010 - 11:00 AM ET/PT
Jun 07, 2010 - 3:00 PM ET/PT

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pictures from Best Buddies' Flag Football Game

When you think about it, it's the perfect event for Guy Fieri - football, charity and food. Did they organize this just for Guy? (ok, they didn't). But I must say ...
Guy, we're so glad you were on the yellow shirt team. :)

RayHughesLA - Guy Fieri from FoodTVs Diner Drive-Ins and Dives gettin a rockstar welcome from the stands!
dhyaltoan - Also, Guy Fieri is a pretty decent football player.

Guy Fieri attended the 2010 Audi Best Buddies Challenge Flag Football Game in Boston, MA, at Harvard University's football stadium on Friday, June 4, 2010.

The Patriot's No. 12 Tom Brady played as quarterback ... for both teams!

Guy Fieri hosted a Celebrity Sous Chef Barbeque

See more pictures at Best Buddies International's Photos - Tom Brady Flag Football Game & Celebrity Sous Chef Barbeque and at Mix 104.1's Flag Football with Tom Brady.
See also WHDH-TV article and video.

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Triple D goes to New England
Guy Fieri on dining in New York and beyond

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