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Even the Restaurants Made Famous by Guy Fieri Resent Guy Fieri

In the latest Guy Fieri news, it seems that some of the restaurateurs featured on Fieri’s signature Food Network program, Diners, Drives & Dives, have found that life ain’t so grand after the “love, peace and taco grease” man rolls through town.  Sure, according to this NY Times article, the complaint is that the restaurants have now become too popular, with regular patrons now being edged out by tourists and “Triple D” enthusiasts, which is a problem all restaurants wish they had.  Still, the moral of the story is this: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR IF WHAT YOU WISH FOR IS GUY FIERI.  Also, THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF GUY FIERI.

The most disturbing revelation in the article, and indeed a legitimate complaint, is that Fieri often concocts his own artery blocking, gut busting, killer combo dishes in these kitchens, giving the impression that these are normal menu items.  This was apparently the case at Fairfield, Connecticut’s Super Duper Weenie, where the Frankenstein, “a three-hot-dog, multirelish, cheese-and-condiment monster,” was invented by Fieri for the cameras.  Now customers from all across the country, let’s call them “Fieri-heads,” come in requesting the item, only to be dissuaded from the heart attack-in waiting behemoth by the hot dog joint’s owner.  There’s nothing worse than being lied to through food.  Lesson learned: LOOSE FIERIS SINK SHIPS.

We actually had the good fortune to stop at Super Duper Weenie last spring.  In fact, we had been trying to make pilgrimage for many years, well before the tiny restaurant was featured on the show, but found the place closed in our previous attempt.  However, all it took to entice us was a billboard along I-95 (and an awesome name).  We didn’t need Fieri to tell us to stop on our way to Boston and order a hot dog that doesn’t exist.  No, our stomach is our compass.  And when we finally made it to Super Duper Weenie, what did we encounter upon our arrival?  A long line and the mark of Fieri.

So the question now becomes: is this the new scarlet letter for restaurants?

And it’d be dumb not to post this again:

MMMMMMmmmmmmm

NY Times via Grub Street

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Guy Fieri Eating: Why Didn’t We Think Of This?

A Guy Fieri Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives supercut.  Or should we say EXTREME-cut?  We should say EXTREME-cut.  It’s everything you need to know about Guy Fieri in 1:16:

So having watched that, what do you think?  Did we nail it?

We nailed it.

(just a regular Thursday night, btw)

via Videogum.

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When God Closes a Guy Fieri Door He Opens a Guy Fieri Window

Last decade I wrote semi-extensively about Guy Fieri and his Food & Rock’n’Roll Road Show, an extreme food, drink and music extravaganza.  So imagine my excitement a couple months back when my brother called to tell me that he had tickets to that very show that very Thursday.  Oh the delight!  I’d finally get to see Guy Fieri live and “in concert.”  I mean, the guy had been stalking me, so it only seemed fitting that I should see him as he righteously rolled through Los Angeles.  So, then, imagine my disappointment when I found out my brother was actually calling to ask if I could babysit so he and his wife could attend the fiesta.  A dream deferred.

All wasn’t lost, however, because as a thank you my brother gave me his signed copy of More Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives: A Drop-top Culinary Cruise Through America’s Finest and Funkiest Joints (and, I guess, he really had no need for two signed copies of More Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives: A Drop-top Culinary Cruise Through America’s Finest and Funkiest Joints).  It wasn’t the same as seeing Fieri in person, the spotlight glistening off his backwards sunglasses and bleached spikes, but it was a nice token.  A little piece of Fieri to hold onto forever.  Yes, most certainly off da hook.

Guy Fieri!

And that’s not all.  They even captured video of the party, some of which I managed to hijack.  So if you were curious about that 25 gallon margarita machine, or wondering how literal Fieri’s song choice would be, your prayers have been answered:

Video after the jump. And…a second chance???

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