Guy Fieri

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    July 28, 2014

    Overheard at the Gathering of the Juggalos 2014: The Best Quotations

    Another Gathering of the Juggalos has come and gone, and with it thousands of face-painted, fun-loving freaks and misfits to and from the event's first year in Thornville, Ohio. While the move from the deep wilderness of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, to this year's decidedly more inhabited location did ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Where to Eat, Drink, and Cure Your Hangover on a Weekend Getaway to Atlantic City

    Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular daytrip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. The dining scene in Atlantic City has seen its fortunes rise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Six Bands I Would Fight If I Could

    In the most head-shaking news ever unleashed on the Internet, it was revealed that rapper/necrophiliac/federal agent impersonator DMX had been in talks to fight George Zimmerman, the infamous idiot who gunned down young Trayvon Martin. Luckily for humanity and overall decency in general, the fight h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    10 Ways to Be a NYC Restaurant Bad Boy (or Girl)

    We know: You went to culinary school hoping to woo ladiez (or dudez) with your chef skillz, didn't you? Unfortunately, now you've graduated, and all you have is a job where you bust your ass on the line only to hang up your Crocs and pass out on your couch, Tindr still open on your cell phone, Top C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Chef Dale Talde Is Building an Empire out of Park Slope

    Before he built a career under Jean-Georges, Stephen Starr, and Morimoto; before he did Top Chef; and before he became the chef and partner in three different restaurants -- Talde (369 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-916-0031), Pork Slope (247 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-768-7675), and Thistle Hill (4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    37 Things We Hope to See in Season Two of Guy's Grocery Games

    Early this month, we learned that Guy Fieri was casting for the second season of his new TV show, and we realized we forgot something: Guy has a new TV show! Guy has a new TV show much of the time, but it's not like us to simply ignore a show called Guy's Grocery Games. In the show, Guy throws a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    "The Best Baritone Since Ian Curtis"

    John Sharkey III is no longer the fuckhead in Clockcleaner, writing songs with titles like "Gentle Swastika," crafting cold noisy punk that was both biting and mesmerizing. The band was great, and then simmered out, synth-pop Puerto Rico Flowers born in its 2008 wake. That band too proved to have an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Martha's Andres Valbuena: Pop-Up Restaurants Are Like an Embryo -- They Need to Become a Person

    Martha (184 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-596-4147) chef Andres Valbuena loves a challenge. The Venezuela native set out to travel after a short-lived career in graphic design, landing kitchen jobs with internationally acclaimed chefs like Thomas Keller at the French Laundry, James Beard Award-winnin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Six Nerdy Groups With Intolerable Fans

    Surfer Blood. Vampire Weekend. Imagine Dragons. Bowling for Soup. Slightly Stoopid. I've ignored every single one of these bands for one reason and one reason alone: terrible band names. In this culture, we have so many things competing for our attention at all times that our brains naturally has an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Burger Bash 2013 Ends in a People's Choice Tie; Le Rivage Wins Over Judges

    They came. They ate. But they couldn't quite make up their minds. In a first, Burger & Barrel's bash burger tied Guy Fieri's bacon mac n' cheese burger in the people's choice award category, confirmed after three separate counts, according to host Rachael Ray. While the Food Network star's popularit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Heartland's Rise From Brewpub to Beer-Based Chain

    Back when I was a corporate drone, slogging away in my office with nothing but a spectacular 37th floor view and my misery to keep me company, the Midtown Heartland Brewery became a favorite after work (or sometimes mid-work) stop for a beer and a fried pickle. Little did I know that founder Jon Blo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Nick Lachey, Wendy's, and Hashtags: How to Sell a Cheeseburger in 2013

    I am sent dozens of PR pitches a day. I am not some cutting-edge tastemaker; I get these because of my publicly listed email address and lax spam filter. I received one last week that was formatted like the others--boldfaced celebrity name, idiot-proof "WHAT/WHY/WHERE/WHEN" matrix, ironic public rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Guy Fieri on Roberta's, Bushwick Restaurant Week, and Knaidel in Today's Neighborhood News

    Guy Fieri headed to Brooklyn over the weekend, and he had nice things to say about Roberta's, where he feasted with Mario Batali. That, free rides to Bushwick Restaurant Week, and a heart-warming special celebrating a spelling champ make today's round-up of neighborhood news.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Guy Fieri Takes Heat: The Best Lines From Reviews of Guy's American Kitchen and Bar

    Pete Wells's uncensored review of Guy Fieri's Times Square hangout took a turn for the, um . . . rhetorical. But other reviews (and one personal essay from our Nick Greene about the restaurant's opening night) had some thoughts on Guy's American Kitchen and Bar. They found interesting ways to descr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    The Most Bizarre Music-Based Halloween Costumes of 2012

    It's the Halloween season once again, and weather permitting (guess what ... IT'S NOT PERMITTING) soon the streets will be flooded with people of all ages in costumes, ready to party. This year, there's a surprising number of costume options for the discerning music fan, so we decided to investigate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Bourdain Wears Guy Fieri Wig, David Chang Makes It On Fortune Magazine

    A round-up on celebrity news... Anthony Bourdain got roasted at the New York Food and Wine Festival this week and according to a tweet by Andrew Zimmern, at one point Bourdain was sporting a Guy Fieri-esque wig. David Chang made the list for 40 Under 40 at Fortune. The 35-year-old recently expand ... More >>

  • Film

    September 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Say Hello To GRK, Guy's American Kitchen and Bar

    GRK is a new Greek restaurant that opened in the Financial District on September 10. The menu showcases two Greek classics: yeero and yogurt. The yeero is a wrap filled with slowly rotated, spit-roasted meat. It's is layered onto a warm pita and dressed with different interpretations of tzatziki, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Guy Fieri Will Never Be Like Bobby Flay; Batali on Eataly Expansion

    Guy Fieri is bringing his "Awesome Pretzel Chicken Tenders" to Times Square and tells the New York Post that he has something to prove to those with misconceptions about TV chefs: "Look, I'm not Mario Batali, I'm not Bobby Flay -- there's only one of those cats. I'm not trying to be something that I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern Launching Food Truck, Anita Lo Hates Cafeteria Food

    Columbia University's magazine interviews Anita Lo and reveals that she started cooking because her college cafeteria was really gross. "'At the time, Columbia's was known as one of the four worst university cafeterias in the country,' says Lo. 'I wasn't giving in.' She moved off campus after her fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Live: The Great GoogaMooga Tries To Break New York's Festival Curse

    The Great GoogaMooga Prospect Park Sunday, May 20 Better than: Eating anything in my fridge. Vineland. Field Day. All Points West. New York is littered with the acrid corpses of past festivals, a perpetual tease giving hope to the most jaded music fan that maybe this year, someone will get it righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Michelada: Doctored Beer Is Here

    The michelada at Tacos Morelos packs quite a chili-pepper wallop. For eateries that lack a full liquor license, for whom beverages like wine and beer are the only options, reduced alcohol cocktails have long been a way to add excitement to the beverage list. But in the last few years, I've had my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2011

    Handy Guide to FiTR Xmas Coverage, Including Last-Minute Gift Suggestions

    ​This year, Fork in the Road pulled out all the stops in our Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa coverage, given you hints on where to shop, what gifts to buy, and examining holiday rituals from a cynical point of view. Here is a guide to our coverage, in case you haven't had enough of the holidays al ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 5, 2011

    Rosarito Fish Shack: Ayup, It's a Seafood Shack

    Williamsburg gets a taste of life on the ocean

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Ian Chalermkittichai 'In' at Spot Dessert Bar; Michael Sullivan 'In' at Veselka Bowery

    Ian Chalermkittichai, formerly of Kittichai and currently at Ember Room, is taking over at Spot Dessert Bar from Pichet Ong. Chalermkittichai also recently opened a dessert bar in Bangkok. [Zagat Buzz] Dominique Ansel, the ex-pastry chef at Daniel, is opening Dominique Ansel Bakery this October, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    McDonald's Seen As Healthier Than Subway; Jane Goodall Sues Over Baby Food

    ​McDonald's beat Subway in a survey of how healthy the fast-food chains appear to customers. Chipotle scored highest, while Five Guys and Au Bon Pain weren't far behind. [Nation's Restaurant News] While the Food Network here has just crowned its latest Star, Asian Food Channel recently comple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    The Food Network Countersues Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives' (Alleged) A-hole Producer

    There's really no way any of this should be legal.​The Food Network is finally doing what we've long dreamed of doing ourselves: it's suing Guy Fieri.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Lyon Chef Chris Leahy on Bastille Day Food and His Dislike of Guy Fieri: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Chris LeahyChris Leahy = Macaron Man ​Yesterday we spoke with Lyon chef Chris Leahy about what makes Lyonnaise cuisine distinctive and what it was like working for Gordon Ramsay. Today, in honor of Bastille Day, Chris explains why the French macaron, is, in fact, superior to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Guy Fieri's Lamborghini Swiped in Daring S.F. Burglary​It was like a scene from Mission Impossible IV: In the early morning hours, a thief descended by rope into a luxury car dealership on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco and stole the pride of Guy Fieri's 10-car collection - a fever-yellow Lamborghini valued in excess of $200,000.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    South Park Lampoons Food Network and Foodies as Cartman Impersonates Gordon Ramsay

    ​On stilts, Cartman fools Randy into thinking he's Gordon Ramsay. Last night's South Park was a hilarious send-up of the Food Network and celebrity chefs, and few avoided being hit by the satiric splatter.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Freaky Eaters: Worst Food Show on TV

    ​Daniel examines his raw meat options on Freaky Eaters. We now acknowledge the primacy of reality TV - and TV in general - to the foodie experience. Stand around the water cooler in any office on Thursday morning, and the conversation is likely to turn to who won the Quickfire on Top Chef the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Better Iced Coffee at Home; Culinary Camps for Kids

    ​Family bakery Brooklyn Bread House in the Bronx has become an overnight success for being the only place in New York that sells lavash, a long, thin, chewy flatbread from Armenia. [NY Daily News] Jamba Juice is pissed that McDonald's is now making fresh fruit smoothies, especially now that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon, meaning it's time for a look back at the best posts of the week: We ranked our Top 10 Greek restaurants. The Vanderbilt opens next week. Here's a sneak preview of its cocktails. Sustainable-meat maven Bev Eggleston talked about his plans to bring his business to New York. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Largest Pumpkin Bursts Onto the Scene

    Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle​ The San Francisco Chronicle reports that, at the yearly pumpkin weigh-in at Half Moon Bay, a 1,658-pound pumpkin won. The behemoth clinched the coveted title of largest recorded pumpkin at Half Moon Bay, which sits in the center of a lush coastal agricultural regi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    New York City Wine & Food Fest Wrap-Up; Restaurant Workers Like to Light Up

    ​At TimesTalks, moderated by Frank Bruni on Friday, Anthony Bourdain talked about obesity: "If you're 5'8" and 400 pounds, that's not a lifestyle choice; that's a social problem," and Rachael Ray: "[She] sent me a fruit basket, and I'm just not talking shit about her anymore." [NY Post] Bourd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008