Guy Fieri

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    May 20, 2014

    Tamarindo Truck To Be Featured On Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    We got a message from the good people at Tamarindo Truck informing us that they will be featured on Guy Fieri's show, Diners, Drive-In and Dives, at the end of the month. We featured Pedro Resendiz and his luxe lonchera on our On The Line column three years ago, and it's due time more people gave th ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Patchwork Edible, Mad Hungry Woman, and More!

    Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!

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    July 2, 2013

    On The Line: Alissa Grenis & Chris Rubinstein Of Bite Me Foods, Part One

    We knew about the Bite Me luxe lonchera a long time ago. What we didn't know was that she catered more than she rolled into food truck roundups. Alissa Grenis may be the brains behind the concept of cuisine that isn't deep fried (there isn't even a fryer on the truck), but she insisted on including ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    50 Important SXSW Questions

    By: Nick LucchesiEditor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    This Week In Food: Taverna Blu, Pot Tamales, and Bootlegger's on the Move

    Hello ladies and gents, let's take a look at this week in food... Edwin reviewed Taverna Blu, the new Greek restaurant in the Irvine Spectrum, and it seemed to prove that dining at the Spectrum has turned over a new leaf. Yum! Then he moved on to funny things and shared a story about Guy Fieri, and ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Guy Fieri Neglects To Register Domain Name; Hilarious Parody Site Parks There

    Ah, Guy Fieri, with the constant mocking of your hedgehog hair, that scorched-earth Pete Wells review, and people are going to your NYC restaurant ironically, it seems that you can't get a break. Perhaps you (or your company) shouldn't have neglected to register the domain name GuysAmericanKitchenan ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Five Cray Cray Finds At SF's Winter Fancy Food Fest

    When we were talked into attending the Winter Fancy Food Fest in the Bay Area, we anticipated some hoity-toity finds. What we didn't count on was eccentric bites reminiscent of those Truly Tasteless Jokes books. Don't get us wrong-- they're all legit products. We just think creative fell more than t ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    On the Line: Jeff Armstrong of Splashes, Part One

    ​Jeff Armstrong sat at the bar just after conducting a tasting of next season's selections at Splashes. His egg-centric answers were amusing, just like the rest of his tattooed self. A man of few words, it took a Red Bull and view of the Pacific to get our conversation going. What are six words th ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    On the Line: Carmina Casso of Ciao! Deli & Pizzeria, Part One

    ​Ask and you shall receive, at least for one Forker's request to have us go On the Line with Ciao! Deli & Pizzeria in Costa Mesa. A husband-and-wife operation, Carmina and Ray Casso roll out family recipes as effortlessly as their pizza dough. Near the intersection of Baker and Bear, we see wh ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    On the Line: Jason Petrie of Pinot Provence, Part One

    ​We first met Jason Petrie at Dux In Tux in November. He had us at truffle (and candied-bacon-and-mushroom risotto -- but not all at once!). Between his Michelin-earning stint at Aureole in Las Vegas and helping Susan Feniger open Street in Los Angeles, it's safe to say Jason is well-seasoned in h ... More >>

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    January 2, 2012

    Nathan Lyon's Cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh, Now Available

    ​Allow me to steal the book spotlight from Gustavo (whose book on the history of Mexican food in the United States, Taco USA, comes out in April) for a moment.For the last few months, I've been copyediting--stop laughing!--Nathan Lyon's first cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh. Lyon is the host of ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Guy Fieri Launches a Jewelry Collection

    ​​Great news! Now you can accessorize like an anti-Semitic, homophobic biker dude with the new Guy Fieri jewelry line. The Food Network star has teamed up with sterling silver company Room 101 to create a "kewl" dog tag, cufflinks and a chain-link bracelet. "This stuff is off-da-hook," ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    On the Line: The Men of the Burnt Truck, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​When we suggested the guys behind local luxe lonchera the Burnt Truck split up the answers, it wasn't until after the fact we realized all three (Paul Cao, Phi Nguyen and Minh Pham) submitted answers to the entire questionnaire. So this week, we flex our keyboarding muscles ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Guy Fieri Allegedly an Anti-Semitic, Homophobic Giant Tool

    ​Breaking news: Guy Fieri isn't just a giant tool, but allegedly also an anti-Semitic, homophobic, lecherous giant tool.Those allegations are being leveled by David Page, the former producer of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Our sister paper Minneapolis City Pages broke the story of the lawsuits and ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    On The Line: Wing Lam of Wahoo's Fish Taco, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​One-third of the founding brothers behind Orange County's quick-casual eatery simply known as Wahoo's is not just On The Line, but on the go. We accompany Wing in the carpool lane one afternoon as he reflects on his education and passion for cooking to the masses. Buckle up ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    3hree Things: I Want To Poke Out My Mind's Eye

    ​Before I get started with this week's 3hree Things, I want to thank those of you who shared kind words with me via twitter, the comment section here, and/or my blog during my hiatus. December of 2010 and January of 2011 were, without a doubt, the most difficult months of my life, and to have peop ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    Food & Wine Festival Starts Today at Downtown Disney

    Photo by: Scott Brinegar/DisneylandGuy Fieri at a previous year's DCA's Food & Wine Festival​Since Disney has effectively put the kibosh on this year's and any foreseeable year's California Food and Wine Festival usually held at their California Adventure Park, the Patina Group of restaurants ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Dueling Dishes: Battle Lobster Roll

    The Lobsta Truck's lobster roll with mayo​For a long time, Orange County was a wasteland where no lobster rolls dared come. We saw Guy Fieri shoving toasted split-top buns full of succulent sea-cucaracha meat into his pointy blond head, and some of us who spent summers in Atlantic Canada or New En ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    G Burger Hits the G Spot

    George Makri's La Habra burger stand straddles the comfortable center between dives and boutiques

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    May 12, 2011

    Guy Fieri And Rachael Ray's New Food Network Show

    First the news from Alton Brown that Good Eats is going bye-bye. It was the only show left on Food Network worth watching. Today, on the Rachael Ray Show, the annoyingly spunky Ray announced a new show premiering this summer on the Food Network with faux-bro co-host Guy Fieri.The elevator pitch? "It ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Saigon Bakery: OC's Banh Mi Champeen?

    [Hole In the Wall] This Westminster eatery specializes in the Vietnamese sandwich and other baked goodies.

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    March 3, 2011

    Book Review: Are You Gonna Eat That*? A Collection Of Crazy Culinary Concoctions

    ​With a cover like this, does one really need to read the introduction?  I didn't: I just jumped right in and came to three conclusions:1. The author must have an issue with combining sweet and salty flavors.2. He clearly consulted with pregnant women.3. What's the big deal?  Some of the ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Grab Bag o' Goodies

    Nine great posts from our Stick a Fork In It blog you might've missed

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    November 3, 2010

    Disney's California Adventure's Food & Wine Festival Canceled

    Photo by Scott Brinegar/Disneyland​Fans of the popular food and wine festival at Disney's California Adventure will have to wait at least another two years before the next one comes around.It was announced on the theme park's blog that the annual event will be canceled for 2011 and 2012 due t ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Five Reasons to Like Bobby Flay

    ​Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is coming to South Coast Plaza this week (see end of blog post for event info!) to promote his latest book, and again: I won't be able to attend a food celebrity's gracing of our backwater 'burbs because the day job beckons. I don't have any pressing questions for the ma ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Matching Food Network Stars with their TBN Alter Egos!

    ​​I see Food Network shows occasionally, about as much as I watch the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Maybe I'm just a fool (actually, I am!), maybe I've seen too much of each channel, but some of their star personalities start melding into each other until the TBN and the FN personalities are ind ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    James Foxall of OC Foodie Fest (and Taco Dawg), Part Two

    Photo: Meg StrouseJames Foxall and Virginia Strickland, organizers of the OC Foodie Fest​The success of last weekend's Long Beach Street Food Fest bodes well for OC Foodie Fest, a gathering of fifty food trucks (the final list of which was just published on their website) at the Honda Center on Sa ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Breakfast By the Boulevard at Pop's Cafe

    [Hole In the Wall] Old-time-diner comfort fare in heart of downtown Santa Ana

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    June 17, 2010

    Guy Fieri's Latest Show. Yeah.

    ​For those of you who have managed to avoid the Food Network show Diners Drive-in's and Dives, here is the whole premise:Guy Fieri, a 40-year-old self-described "kulinary gangsta," with spiked blond hair and a perpetual sunburn, goes to independently run restaurants in whichever city his rock star ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    This Week In Food

    Flickr user HeadOvMetalBacon and eggs on the brain?​Do you love breakfast more than this guy? Doubt it.See what you missed this week on the Stick A Fork In It blog after the jump!

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    April 19, 2010

    Guy Fieri Finally Highlights OC Dives: One a Joke, Another He Ripped Off from Gustavo!

    Fieri: Fake bro-ing all the way to the bank...​In an interview last week with the Orange County Register, human pineapple Guy Fieri revealed he had finally filmed two episodes of his problematic Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in Orange County. Cool, we lovers of OC cuisine might think! Finally, natio ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    California Adventure's Food & Wine Fest Starts Friday

    Photo by: Scott Brinegar/Disneyland​My, how time flies. Disney's California Food & Wine Festival is already in its fifth year. From April 16 through May 31, the park that isn't Disneyland will hold its annual food celebration with cooking demos, wine seminars, and appearances from celebrity ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    David Coleman of Michael's on Naples, Part 2

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Today, we continue on our interview with David Coleman of Michael's on Naples. Missed the first part? Then click HERE. Otherwise read on after the jump.

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 11, 2009

    This Week In Food

    Craig Medici​Have you ever seen a more productive and livelier week on Stick a Fork In It? I haven't decided whether this makes my job of recapping it all (while Grace is on vay-kay) easier or harder. Let's see, so Dave "Ubergeek" Lieberman started the week a whole bunch of food-based pran ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Guy Fieri: Annoying Even At Disneyland

    ​There's lots of things we hate, but Disneyland isn't one of them. But Food Network's Guy Fieri at Disneyland? We're so torn.Fieri has brought along his entire family and starring in his very own one-hour holiday special centered around the many seasonal treats Disneyland Resort serves up especial ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Recipe of the Week: Mojito Chicken

    ​Warning: This recipe is from Guy Fieri. That sentence alone may lose half of you. But this dish sounds so good I'm going to try it tonight. After all, as the recent return to hot weather confirms, it is still summer. The white pants are staying on for now!The ingredients should be easy to get hol ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    On the Line: Rich Mead, Chef/Owner of Sage and Sage on the Coast

    ​Three decades ago, Mead ditched his job at the IRS in Washington, DC, and moved to the west coast to pursue his culinary dreams. After opening restaurants in and around LA, he set his sights further south, launching Sage in Newport Beach in 1997. Seven years later came a posher sibling, Sage on t ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    On the Line: Dave Mau of The Retreat

    Dave Mau (left) and his brother Chris Dave Mau is the chef and raconteur behind the Dinners with Dave event, a night of free music and free food, held every second and fourth Wednesday at Memphis at the Santora. When he's not doing that or cooking at the Vermilion Valley Resort in the High Sie ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Disney's California Food & Wine Festival

    Think I'm done talking about food festivals and restaurant weeks? Not yet. Disney wants to play too!  They're holding their event at California Adventure from April 24th to June 7th.  The festival, in their words, will "showcase California's rich fusion of flavors." There will be free cooking d ... More >>