Guy Fieri

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    July 28, 2014

    Five Dallas Dives Guy Fieri Should (Not) Visit

    Everyone's favorite backwards-sunglasses and flaming-shirt enthusiast Guy Fieri revisits DFW this week, sort of, with an hour-long rehash of former Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives episodes that he's calling "The Legends of Texas" tour, airing all week. As we wrote about in 2012, this means some people's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Taco Bell Is Launching U.S. Taco, a New "Fast Casual" Spot Where the Tacos Will Channel Dallas

    You with the Instagram camera. Taco Bell is looking at you. The latest idea that came down from the YUM brand Olympus: In the style of the Arlington-born Super Chix, KFC's anti-Chick-Fil-A spot, Taco Bell will launch a hip, Instagrammy restaurant called U.S. Taco Co and Urban Taproom. Basically, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Six Bands I Would Fight if I Could

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

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    The Most Intolerable Fan Bases in Music

    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 your brain naturally has an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Richardson High School Speaker Baffled by "Dateable Girls Know How to Shut Up" Uproar

    Justin Lookadoo can't figure out what all the fuss is about. He showed up at Richardson High School yesterday to give the same motivational speech he's given to students thousands of times only to have his name desecrated on Twitter and be pilloried by the media. His presentation, he told NBC 5 la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Guy Fieri's Courtroom Drawing Is Simple, Hilarious and Accurate

    Back in 2011 a teenager allegedly stole celebrity chef and human au jus-blasted pizza roll Guy Fieri's yellow Lamborghini from a California dealership. Then the teen allegedly tried to shoot his ex-girlfriend. Fast forward to this week and the teen in question, Mark Wade, is on trial. Fieri took t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Zoli's, a New York-Style Pizza Shop from Il Cane Rosso's Jay Jerrier, Opens in Oak Cliff Next Week

    If all goes according to plan, next Tuesday Jay Jerrier will throw open the doors to his new pizzeria, Zoli's, at 202 W. Davis in Oak Cliff. This pizza spot is different from Jerrier's other two restaurants, Il Cane Rosso in Deep Ellum and at White Rock Lake, in that this newest creation focuses N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Back Door Bootleg Bacon Fried Chicken Meal for $20 Will Blow Your Fried Chicken Mind

    I got here as quick as I could. That bird was cooking no less than half an hour ago. This is a need-to-know to know kind of deal, and you all need to know. For a little background: Chef Kenny Mills cut his teeth in the mean steakhouses of Dallas before going completely solo and opening an obscure ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 13, 2013

    Picking a Bone With Pecan Lodge

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  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Kenny Mills Expands His Smoky Empire with Chop House Steak and Seafood in Pantego

    Chef Kenny Mills knows a thing or two about running a steakhouse. His resume includes The Capitol Grille, Sullivan's and Dallas Chop House. But a few years ago, Mills grew tired of the Dallas scene and took a chance on a burger joint in a pretty nondescript strip mall in central Arlington. He didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Zoli's Lands in old BEE: Best Enchiladas Ever Spot in Oak Cliff

    Since Il Cane Rosso opened in Deep Ellum in 2011, it has been one of Dallas' favorite pizza spots. Guy Fieri even made a stop there for an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, which made the wait lines for authentic Neapolitan pizza even longer. As reported last week, owner Jay Jerrier is also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Top Chef Seattle: Valentine Wins Fried Chicken Challenge by Frying Chicken

    When the chefs heard that this week's Elimination Challenge would be a fried chicken challenge, Valentine just about screamed, "AAAAhhahahahahahahahahahahaha eff all you effers, this one's miiiiiiiine!! All mine!!" I thought that the other contestants would at least make it a little difficult for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Top Chef Seattle: Danyele McPherson Packs Knives, Goes.

    If you guessed that Danyele McPherson would get kicked off of Top Chef for flipping the double bird at Gail Simmons and punching Joshua Valentine in his Valentines after Hulk-smashing the entire Top Chef kitchen, you'd be almost right. The scene actually went like this: She made a dish using bluebe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Chop House Burgers Announces Second Location, Plus Check the 12/12/12 Burger

    Chef Kenny Mills of Chop House Burgers in Arlington (1700 W. Park Row Drive) is busy busy BIZ-EE! Last week we reported that he's expanding with a steak and seafood restaurant in Arlington. And today Mills signed a lease for a second Chop House Burgers, this one in Mansfield. See also: Don't Confu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Burger Smackdown: Deep Ellum Fast Casual Class, Twisted Root Vs. Uncle Uber's

    Here's how it went down. I dropped into Twisted Root at 11:30, refreshed and ready to pummel my arteries with some serious burger action. The line started at the register and reached to the door. I was at the end of it. See Also: Burger Smackdown: Dive Bar Class, Club Schmitz Versus Adair's Saloon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    The Onion Breaks Into Food TV With Porkin' Across America

    If you're more of a Diners Drive-ins and Dives basher than a Guy Fieri fan, and Man Versus Food turns your stomach, you might get a kick out of The Onion's latest video series. Porkin' Across America parodies the shows that have developed a cult like following as devoted fans follow their favorite p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Breakfast, Booze And Cookin' At The Grape: This Week In Dallas Dining

    Restaurant week is wrapping up this weekend, and the weather promises to be a little more relaxed. Seems like a good time for a little patio drinking and perhapsa little pesticide bathing. Or maybe you're off to the Londoner tomorrow morning to watch the opening weekend of the English Premier League ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Guy Fieri Is Impressed

    Guy Fieri likes lots of stuff. He likes tattoos. He likes yelling. And he really likes thumbs-upping. As opposed to McKayla Maroney, who is not easily impressed, we're pretty sure Guy walks around this life constantly impressed. And for this reason, we have created a Guy Is Impressed tumblr.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Milkshake Maniac is Scary. No, It's Funny. No, It's Scary.

    When we found the Milkshake Maniac series on YouTube, we were interested, then afraid, then interested, then afraid again. We had to know more about this dude from Plano who wears an "I Heart MS" shirt and makes extended-dance-cut "oh"-faces at the camera. So, we asked him some questions.

  • Dining

    May 10, 2012

    The Fieri Effect

    Local restaurants try survive the crush of customers that follows a visit from Food Network's frosted-tip rainmaker.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Win Free VIP Tickets To Iron Fork

    Update: We've selected two winners based on funny: BeSly, who offed Paula Deen by stuffing her with icing using a CO2 charged ISI Gourmet Whip, and Tyler Kitchens, who takes issue with Giada's pronunciation of LEE-MUN-CHELL-OH. If we can't get a hold of them we'll dial up some new winners. Thanks fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Maple and Motor, Il Cane Rosso Get the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Treatment in April

    Burgermeister Jack Perkins announced via Facebook yesterday that the Food Network will be airing the Maple and Motor-featured episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on Monday, April 9, at 9 p.m. The gloriously douchey (But somehow still lovable? No? Just me?) Guy Fieri tore through Dallas in late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Taste Europe in Arlington. Guy Fieri Did.

    A few weeks back, when Guy Fieri and the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives crew stencil-painted the metroplex, tracking their movements was sort of like tracking a spiky-haired, loud-mouthed Santa. But when I heard they filmed an episode at a spot that I've driven by no less than 100 times and never once ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Jay Jerrier of Il Cane Rosso on Guy Fieri, Naples and Making Peace with Yelp

    In one quick year, Il Cane Rosso has become the most esteemed pizza joint in Dallas. Owner Jay Jerrier discovered this style of Neapolitan pizza while on a trip in Naples with his wife in 1995 and has worked diligently to bring the same pizza experience to Dallas. Recently Guy Fieri and the Diners, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Guy Fieri Also Marked His Territory at Afrah in Richardson. Somehow That's Less Annoying.

    Afrah​Afrah Restaurant​Amidst his stops at Dallas' well loved "dives," Guy Fieri and his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives crew filmed at the Middle Eastern restaurant Afrah in Richardson last week. Brothers Ayad, Youssef and Nabil El-horr, who co-own and manage the restaurant together, init ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Guy Fieri Just Marked His Territory at Il Cane Rosso

    Il Cane Rosso​Maple and Motor, you're not alone. This morning Il Cane Rosso posted this on their Facebook page: Cane Rosso is CLOSED at lunch today for a private Holiday Party. We will re-open for dinner at 5pm! Come down and try some of Deep Ellum Brewing Company's beers AND a Lockhart Bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Fieri Sightings, Burgers, Puffy Tacos and New Openings: The Week in Dallas' Food Scene

    ​Ugh, indeed. I'm definitely still the new guy. I don't know how I can be described as anything but the new guy when you take into account my antics at the Loon last night. Apparently they pour their drinks with a heavy, heavy hand, and I was the last to know. The weekend is here, though, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Guy Fieri Sightings: Lunch at Chop House Burgers in Arlington, Then Dough Pizzeria for Dinner

    Dough Pizzeria Dallas​As Scott wrote about last week, Guy Fieri is in town to shoot episodes for his show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at Maple and Motor and Pecan Lodge. We caught word that they also filmed at Chop House Burgers in Arlington yesterday. I called Chef Kenny Mills today. "I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Maple and Motor and Pecan Lodge to be Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    This burger will likely be featured on the Food Network soon​Jack Perkins' Maple and Motor burger mecca will be closed for lunch next Thursday. A recent post to the restaurant's Facebook page has scarce details about the closure: We will be closed for lunch Dec 8. I'll tell you why later. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Pig Parts, Happy Endings and More: The Week in the Dallas Food Scene

    ​I'm thinking the cool and damp weather warrants a pot of hearty braised lamb shanks and lots and lots of red wine. Or maybe I'll get around to making my first pot of chili since moving to Texas -- anything to counter the clouds and mist that looks down-right Xanax-inducing. But first there's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    100 Holidays Ranked By Deliciousness

    Known: Thanksgiving is one of the best food holidays ever. So, where do the other 99 holidays we could think of rank? We're so glad you asked. 1. Day After Thanksgiving: All the food, none of the family. Plus you get Leftovers Sandwiches. Choose to deny that this is the best food holiday of all foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    "I Am a Whore," and Other Things Anthony Bourdain Said in Dallas Last Night

    ​Not even Game 6 of the World Series could keep local food fetishists from getting their Anthony Bourdain fix last night. The author-speaker-cook-TV-host-and-more took the Majestic stage to a nearly packed house last night, for a talk and Q and A sponsored by City of Ate. (Read my interview wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    At Mama Connie's Diner, All You Need is $5.35 and an Old Man to Light the Way

    via Oak Cliff Peeps​Other people eating breakfast for lunch count: 5 Level of weirdness felt when "Let's Get It Started" by the Black Eyed Peas played on the speakers in this old-school diner: 4 out of 5 I'm drawn to open restaurants with deserted parking lots like Glee is drawn to sucking. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Lettuce Wrap Up: Of Miami BBQ Sucks, Douche-bars, and Magnums

    Utopias. A really expensive beer.​There was plenty going still going on with In-N-Out and food trucks this week, but I think we all need some time off. Instead, Dallas blogs have soda-and-burger paintings, fighting words about sous-vide and sweaters, and Miami spurting some nonsense. Read on. Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    A Guy's Guy: Food Network's Fieri is Awesome, Dude

    Food NetworkYou go, Guy.​There may be no other Food Network personality worthy of not just one but, count 'em, two Screen Bites reviews than Guy Fieri. Already the raucous center of a previous appreciation of his kitchen-bound program, Guy's Big Bite, which single-handedly proved that Fieri p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Emeril's Road(kill) Show

    Don't give a damn if he ain't got that "Bam!"​The food television world has officially tilted off its precise axis. Emeril Lagasse, the original food television über star, the Spencer Tracy of all cathode-ray cuisine -- in his new program, The Originals with Emeril -- has been officially stri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Top 7 Most Irritating Food Commericals

    Ritz Hey Guy, how 'bout never driving your exhaust spewing Ritz truck near our food. Capeesh? ​It's been a long day. You're at home watching Top Chef. After three-to-four minutes of actual show, you get an ad blitz (Yes, this scenario implies you don't have TiVo).There's the ad where Burger King's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Valentine's Gift Ideas For Foodies (By Base)

    Jack HarnerBecause romantic sports metaphors never go out of style.​Valentine's Day. It's about love and romance and red dye #5. It's about making your sweetheart feel special. But, more than that, Valentine's Day is about trading gifts for lovin'. To make things easy this year, we've put together ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2011

    Guy Fieri Takes a Big Bite Out of Super Bowl XLV

    Eric Garcia​ We're combing through the massive influx of photos from the Super Bowl parties, and we caught this gem from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host Guy Fieri. He was among a whole slew of celebrities at the Maxim Super Bowl party at Fair Park in Dallas, but one of the few to nearly t ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Super Bowl Week: Charities Ride the Hype

    ​Dallas is going to see more than an infestation of football fans this week. In honor of the big game, groups are putting their best philanthropy out there. The Event: Leading Ladies Spectacular The Cause: Genesis Women's Shelter This year, the Leading Ladies' philanthropy spilled over into t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Couch Potato: What Is It With This Guy?

    Matthew McConaughey (left) and Guy Fieri​Everything about Guy Fieri is big and boisterous, and has been that way ever since he walked off a winner in the Food Network's second season of the Next Food Network Star. His voice's volume and rasp call to mind an overworked cattle-auctioneer. His sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Making a List: Who's Been Naughty
    Or Nice on the Web?

    Gosh, and we wonder why meat-eaters so often make fun of vegans.​As any web editor will tell you, the best way to up the "viewage" is a daily list. People love lists. Five Ways to Hack a McRib and Six Things to Do with Disturbing Halloween Candy proved this theory. My pitch for Top Five Sauces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Eat for a Cause -- Other Than Being Hungry,
    We Mean

    ​Put your money where your mouth is. Various Dallas eateries are supplying food and drink for a cause. Read on for details of this week's charitable happenings. The place: Texas Motor Speedway/Asphalt Chef The cause: Speedway Children's Charities and Mario Batali Foundation Pork, gulf shrim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Judge Has Ordered the Gutted Avila's on Maple Be Returned to the Way It Was By Today

    Ricardo Avila with Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives last year​The legal wrangling over the fate of Avila's on Maple Avenue will continue this afternoon at the George Allen Courts Building: Judge Ken Molberg has ordered Ricardo Avila appear in his courtroom at 1:30 p.m. To many, Ricardo's t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    A Look Behind the Scenes at Avila's, Which Is Easier When the Walls Are Stripped

    Robert Wilonsky​If you haven't swung past Avila's on Maple Avenue in the last week or so, you might be surprised by the sudden turn that's left the time-honored Mexican spot looking more This Old House than Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.It's a stirring cautionary tale of what can happen when you let ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    On The Range: Flautas & Taquitos

    From street vendor snack to the frozen food aisle.On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Sometime toward 3 a.m., when the drinking is (usually) winding down and serious munchies coming on, almost anything will make for a snack, providing it releases th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Popular For Being Popular

    Kalandrakas via FlicrPlease forgive the rambling nature of this rant. It's Monday, there's no sign of the "Knockers" post due at 11 a.m., nor of some other stuff. I have a nice sunburn from the FC Dallas game. And on Saturday afternoon I waited in a 30 minute line, just so I could order one of Twist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    10 Questions: Melissa D'Arabian, Food Network Contestant

    When contestants for the upcoming series of The Next Food Network Star were announced, she was labeled the 'stay at home mom.' Indeed, the Keller resident tends to four young children--which, of course, means cooking three meals a day, just about every day of the week. Producers for the show ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Dude Food: Baker's Ribs

    Baker's Ribs2724 Commerce St.214-748-5433 Dude Factor: 8, or Hank Hill, on a scale of 1 (Kahn Souphanousinphone, Sr.) to 10 (Boomhauer). Honestly, before last Friday I had never been to Baker's Ribs, AKA the place I once referred to as "that joint next to Angry Dog that smells good but always looks ... More >>

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