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The Food Network mega-star dropped by the restaurant on Dec. 11

Fieri dropped by the Queens comfort food destination.

There were rumors swirling yesterday that Guy Fieri, host of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, had been spotted in Astoria, Queens. A few mentioned that they saw him at quirky comfort food hub Queens Comfort, and today the restaurant confirmed the visit via an Instagram photo of the owner with Fieri.

The self-described "punk rock, folk, Americana, soul food" restaurant has gained quite a cult following, in no small part to its delicious, unabashedly unhealthy menu of items like Cap'n Crunch chicken fingers, chicken and waffles, Thanksgiving po’boys, fried chicken, and a burger topped with pecan praline bacon, honey, blue cheese, mayo, and powdered sugar. In short, it’s definitely up Fieri’s alley.

Fieri hasn’t filmed in New York too often, usually favoring restaurants in more rural locales, but he’s featured New York restaurants including Sidecar, The Redhead, Mama’s Food Shop, and John’s of 12th Street. He was also spotted on Thursday with The Meatball Shop gang, but a rep from the restaurant told us that he just dropped by to say hello and had no plans to film there.


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After opening dozens of restaurants and filming countless hours of food TV, Guy Fieri has developed some very specific opinions about comfort food. And in a new interview with Billions creator/podcaster/filmmaker Brian Koppelman, the Food Network star explains that sometimes, while filming Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, he doesn’t always love all the dishes that he has to eat on camera.

“A close watcher of the show can tell the difference from when you’re genuinely blown away, and when it’s just like, ‘Good, nice job, I can see why people like it,’” Koppelman says to Fieri. “I’m not selling you a bag of beans, baby,” he replies. The Spiky One then explains what it’s like to film at a restaurant where he’s less than thrilled by the food:

Some chefs that’ll see it. will do their investigation. And, you know, they’ve watched the show for years. We’ll go to commercial, and they’ll go, “Well, did you like that?” And I’m like, “Yeah it was good.” And they’ll go, “Well you didn’t go, like, ‘This is off the hook.’” And I’m like, ‘Well, it was good.” And I’m like, “Don’t be offended, I don’t like every song that’s on the Rolling Stones album. There’s ones that you like.”

Later, the Donkey Sauce inventor explains what happens when chefs then ask for tips on how to improve their food:

If they ask, I’ll tell ‘em. I’ll say, “Listen, here’s the deal. You’ve got to treat the bun. You can’t take a bun out of the package [and] put it down. You’ve done all this work. You’ve got this fresh, local beef. You’ve grown the vegetables yourself. You make this fantastic aioli. And then you slap it on a bun out of a plastic bag and you didn’t toast it? You didn’t butter it? You’ve got to give it treatment.” And they’ll look at me [and say], “Really?” And I’ll go, “Yeah, let’s do this. Let’s make it.” And then sometimes before we even leave the restaurant, we’ll go and bust it out a couple times.

I don’t have any problem — I mean, I’ve cooked all this stuff six ways to Sunday. I’ve been around forever doing this, so I know where they’re going to miss it. And, I’m not there to tell them how to change their restaurant — that’s not my job. That’s not what my show is all about. But if they ever ask, I always want to offer advice to them if I can, and help them out. I mean, as we all do as chefs, we all support one another, and we all try to help each other grow.

So if Guy Fieri rolls up to your restaurant with his camera crew, please, by all means, do something with that bun.

Elsewhere in this interview, Fieri also talks about how he got his big break on the Food Network, and how he handled that zero-star review from Times critic Pete Wells. “I got a million times more opportunity and experience out of that situation than anybody probably could have imagined,” he says about the aftermath of that negative review.


Guy Fieri-approved: The ɽiners, Drive-Ins and Dives' of Pa.

If you've ever wanted to follow in the steps of Guy Fieri, let this list be your handy guide. We've compiled a list of the restaurants he's visited on his Food Network show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" that are in Pa.

Julia Hatmaker | [email protected]

What's great? Guy Fieri called the veal Parmesan sandwich (pictured) "ridiculous" for its hefty-ness. You can also make your own half pound sandwich at the restaurant.

Episode: "Long Time Legends"

What's great? This is where you go for some straight-up comfort food. Fieri was impressed with the 200 pounds of potatoes that are used everyday in making homefries. But really, Daddypops is all about the scrapple, which comes in a couple different varieties. Also, the regulars here have their own coffee cups.

Episode: "Neighborhood Joints"

Julia Hatmaker | [email protected]

The Dining Car and Market

What's great? This diner serves up traditional-style comfort food with the odd exception. Among the favorites on the menu? Chicken croquettes (fried chicken scraps) served with mashed potatoes. There's also chipped beef (pictured), a 1940s classic dish, which Fieri was a big fan of. Crepes Florentine is also on the menu, despite not being your standard diner fare.

Oh, and it’s been featured on two episodes of Triple D.

Episodes: "Open 24/7" and "East Coast Cruisin'"


Contents

Each episode generally has a unifying theme (such as burgers, ribs, or seafood) with the host visiting multiple restaurants within a single city to sample the food that corresponds to this theme. The program focuses on small, independent eateries featuring traditional comfort foods (such as barbecue, smoked meat, hamburgers, deep-fried food, pizza, steak, and bacon-and-egg breakfast), regional styles, or ethnic specialties. Often, the chosen restaurants will use fresh ingredients, home-style recipes, and gourmet culinary approaches to what is usually not considered gourmet food. The host interacts with both the customers, to get their opinion on the food, and with the kitchen staff, who demonstrate how to prepare one or more of the dishes.

Takeout Edit

As a result of the 2019–20 COVID-19 pandemic, the show's format shifted to feature chefs sending Fieri boxes of ingredients and guiding him through the process via video link. [3] [4] Takeout episodes of the show were filmed at Fieri's home in California with the help of his children, Hunter and Ryder. [5]

In May 2011, Page Productions, the original producers of the show filed a lawsuit against Food Network. The lawsuit alleges that the network failed to pay required production costs, and failed to make the show's host, Guy Fieri, available for taping. [6]

A week after Food Network counter-sued the producer, a settlement was reached in August 2011, allowing the 12th season of the show to resume, with a new production company, Citizen Pictures. [7] [8]

Throughout the years, more than 800 restaurants have been mentioned on the show, resulting in a dramatic increase in customers. Due to the show's popularity, long-term effects have included increases in both customers and sales. [9]

In 2015, the owner of Duluth specialty market Northern Waters Smokehaus said that being featured in a 2010 episode had "jump started" its mail-order business, and that the long-term growth in business hadn't slowed. [9]

Donatelli's, a restaurant in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, said that their appearance on the show "saved us from going out of business." They experienced an average, sustained 20% increase in sales since the airing of the episode in 2008. Over ten years later, the restaurant was still reaping the benefits of their appearance. [9]


Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Season 13 Episodes

Fried-oyster po-boys and seafood chowder are served from a food truck in Vancouver. The host also samples brisket paninis in Detroit and porchetta sandwiches in Chicago.

Coast to Coast Classics

Guy Fieri checks out a roadside shack serving up chili and burgers in Tampa Bay, Fla. He then visits an old-school joint in Vancouver for a taste of Yorkshire pudding, French dip sandwiches and steak-and-mushroom pie.

Kid Rock's Detroit Tour

Kid Rock shows the host his favorite places to eat in his hometown of Detroit. Stops include a renovated church for mac and cheese and a neighborhood favorite for sausage sandwiches.

Southern Staples

Guy Fieri seeks out Southern food in Vancouver, New York and Charleston, S.C. Sampled eats include fried chicken pulled-pork pancakes topped with Jack Daniels maple syrup sweet-tea marinated pork chops and deep-fried hot dogs.

Scratch Made Classics

Homemade dishes are sampled from coast-to-coast. Included: pretzels with beer-cheese sauce in New York turkey pot pie in Vancouver and carnitas with red salsa and pozole with handmade tortillas in Santa Barbara, Cal.

Meat Madness

Meaty eats are on the menu. Stops include Charleston, S.C., for duck clubs with homemade garlic mayo Queens, N.Y., for Cuban favorites like ropa vieja and arroz con pollo and Vancouver for homemade sausages.

Global Traditions

International comfort foods are sampled. Included: British fish and chips Scottish haggis Italian meat sauce with homemade pappardelle

Multitaskers

Stops include a Greek diner in Dundalk, Md., for stuffed grape leaves a mom-and-pop joint in Charleston, S.C., for deep-fried pork chops with sweet-and-spicy pepper jelly and a restaurant in Oxnard, Cal., for lamb burgers with red-pepper relish.

Family Matters

Family-run eateries are visited in Vancouver, Virginia Beach and Brooklyn. Featured eats include Chinese hand-pulled noodles barbecued fish tacos and homemade brandade with escabèche.

Old Faves, New Craves

Stops include a converted gas station in Charleston, S.C., for braised-pork tacos and jerk-chicken sandwiches a sandwich joint in Vancouver for porchetta sandwiches made from scratch and bacon-maple ice-cream sandwiches and a neighborhood deli in Santa Barbara, Cal., for pastrami dogs.

Long Standing Legacies

Featured eats include Guinness fried oysters at an Irish joint in Annapolis, Md. steak-pizzaiola sandwiches at a family-run sandwich shop in Brooklyn and Low-Country classics, like crispy chicken legs and pork po'boys, at a Charleston, S.C., eatery.

Time Tested Treasures

R&R Taqueria in Elkridge, Md., is visited with former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann. Then, the host heads to Minneapolis to try the pierogies at Nye's Polonaise Room. Also: a decades-old fried-chicken joint in Portsmouth,Va., that still uses its original recipe.

Outside the Box

The host tries square pizza when he meets up with Duff Goldman at Joe Squared in Baltimore. Also sampled: soups with a Tex-Mex spin in Dallas turkey fritters in Santa Barbara, Cal.


​Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson's ex-husband, multi-millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi, announced that he was divorcing her in the wake of a scandal involving the now infamous photographs of him grabbing her by the neck at a London restaurant. According to Today, Saatchi initially claimed he wanted the split because Lawson refused to publicly defend the photos, which he said happened during "a playful tiff," that was misinterpreted by the media, since he "abhors violence of any kind against women, and have never abused her physically in any way." But a fraud case a few months later would prompt the notoriously private Lawson into finally opening up about the truth behind both the photos and her ugly marriage to Saatchi.

In response to allegations leveled by both her former assistants and Saatchi that she was addicted to cocaine and marijuana, Lawson admitted to occasional drug use which she claimed was, in part, due to being "subjected to acts of intimate terrorism by Mr. Saatchi," according to People. Lawson described her ex-husband as "a brilliant but brutal man," who emotionally abused her over the years. She also finally broke her silence about the alleged abuse photos, saying, "What actually happened was that somebody walked by with a very cute baby in a stroller, and I said, 'I am so looking forward to having grandchildren.' And he grabbed me by the throat and said, 'I am the only person you should be concerned with. I am the only person who should give you pleasure.'" So, maybe "shady" isn't exactly the right adjective to describe Lawson's marriage. "Terrifying" might be more appropriate here.


Fan questions - December 2010

Recently I added a new page to this blog, Have a Question? At the end of each month, I'll share what fans are asking and what answers I could find for them.

Ray, Florida wrote: "Did Guy Fieri drive anything other than the Camaro on early episodes of DDD? (my wife and I have a bet)"

Our answer: "Hi Ray! He sure did. You can see Guy driving a dark blue ཾ Mustang in the first season, www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCuhtoxqKXk, at The Beacon Drive-in, in South Carolina and also here, www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSaIU1f5TNw, at The Bayway Diner in Linden, NJ. So who wins the bet? :)"

Ray's reply: ")-: My wife wins the bet. I have watched (thought I did) every episode and I could have sworn (falsely) that he only drove the Camaro. Oh well, my wife needs to win sometimes (actually, she wins too often). Thank you very much for your quick response! Kind regards, Ray"

Ray and his wife have inspired me to do a bit of further research, listing all the cars that have appeared on the show. Certainly the ཿ Camaro and the 'Stang, but Guy's Shelby Cobra has also made a cameo on the show, and of course there was the "Woody" in the Hawaii episodes. We'll do further research and see what we can come up with. Thanks Ray!

kesh, Hyderabad India wrote: "Hi. I am from Hyderabad, India .. Recently your show telecasted on our TV .. Really imressed with your show .. Just want to know what are all the other areas you have the skills I mean your shows gets telecasted and where can I see that online . "

Our answer: "Hello Kesh! How nice to get messages from readers outside the U.S.! Thank you for writing in, and I hope I'm answering the question you asked. I'm not sure if there are limitations in viewing videos in other countries, so you'll have to let us know if these links work for you.

"Try NBC's Minute to Win It video page here, or Hulu's Minute to Win It show page here. I have yet to find full episodes on YouTube, but there are several clips there, found simply by searching "Minute to Win It." Please let me know if these worked for you or if you have more questions. Keep in touch!"

Kesh's reply: "Thank you for a quick reply .. I am enjoying the episodes online with the given links.. Onemore request , I have seen the T-Shirts "Minute to Win IT "online . Can you provide me one piece please .. if possible .. I really liked that ,, Please let me know ..Thanks & Regards"

Our reply: "Hi Kesh, We don't have the shirts. But I found Minute To Win It Logo Unisex T-Shirt, $25.00 USD at www.nbcuniversalstore.com.

Guadalupe of Oroville, CA wrote: "How do I nominate a dive for Guy to try?"


Fan questions - December 2010

Recently I added a new page to this blog, Have a Question? At the end of each month, I'll share what fans are asking and what answers I could find for them.

Ray, Florida wrote: "Did Guy Fieri drive anything other than the Camaro on early episodes of DDD? (my wife and I have a bet)"

Our answer: "Hi Ray! He sure did. You can see Guy driving a dark blue ཾ Mustang in the first season, www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCuhtoxqKXk, at The Beacon Drive-in, in South Carolina and also here, www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSaIU1f5TNw, at The Bayway Diner in Linden, NJ. So who wins the bet? :)"

Ray's reply: ")-: My wife wins the bet. I have watched (thought I did) every episode and I could have sworn (falsely) that he only drove the Camaro. Oh well, my wife needs to win sometimes (actually, she wins too often). Thank you very much for your quick response! Kind regards, Ray"

Ray and his wife have inspired me to do a bit of further research, listing all the cars that have appeared on the show. Certainly the ཿ Camaro and the 'Stang, but Guy's Shelby Cobra has also made a cameo on the show, and of course there was the "Woody" in the Hawaii episodes. We'll do further research and see what we can come up with. Thanks Ray!

kesh, Hyderabad India wrote: "Hi. I am from Hyderabad, India .. Recently your show telecasted on our TV .. Really imressed with your show .. Just want to know what are all the other areas you have the skills I mean your shows gets telecasted and where can I see that online . "

Our answer: "Hello Kesh! How nice to get messages from readers outside the U.S.! Thank you for writing in, and I hope I'm answering the question you asked. I'm not sure if there are limitations in viewing videos in other countries, so you'll have to let us know if these links work for you.

"Try NBC's Minute to Win It video page here, or Hulu's Minute to Win It show page here. I have yet to find full episodes on YouTube, but there are several clips there, found simply by searching "Minute to Win It." Please let me know if these worked for you or if you have more questions. Keep in touch!"

Kesh's reply: "Thank you for a quick reply .. I am enjoying the episodes online with the given links.. Onemore request , I have seen the T-Shirts "Minute to Win IT "online . Can you provide me one piece please .. if possible .. I really liked that ,, Please let me know ..Thanks & Regards"

Our reply: "Hi Kesh, We don't have the shirts. But I found Minute To Win It Logo Unisex T-Shirt, $25.00 USD at www.nbcuniversalstore.com.

Guadalupe of Oroville, CA wrote: "How do I nominate a dive for Guy to try?"


When Sharks Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real

Although Shark Week features plenty of reenactments, there was no dramatization in 2003's special Anatomy of a Shark Bite. While filming, biologist Erich Ritter was actually attacked by a bull shark, resulting in the first ever shark attack captured on film. The shark took Ritter's calf muscle, and, even though he nearly bled to death, Ritter told the New York Times he chalked the attack up to stress, not malice, on the shark's part.


Unfiltered: Prince Harry's Bubbly at the Polo Grounds

• Though most of Prince Harry's recent visit to New York was spent doing serious, even somber activities (dedicating a garden to memorialize British victims of Sept. 11, 2001 meeting with wounded soldiers at the Veterans Affairs hospital), it was his participation in the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic that captured Unfiltered's attention. The Prince played for Team Sentebale, named for the charity he helped establish to benefit children in the impoverished African nation of Lesotho, and which received proceeds from the event. While celebrities, including noted Champagne enthusiasts Madonna and fashion designer Marc Jacobs looked on, Harry's team beat opponents Black Watch with a final score of 6 to 5. To celebrate the victory, Harry allowed himself to be doused in Champagne by Black Watch player (and male model) Nacho Figueras, then turned the tables by drinking some bubbly from the trophy and spitting it back at Figueras. Should the Prince visit California the next time he's in the States, perhaps he'll give spray champion and former NFL quarterback John Elway a run for his money.

• The youth of France may not appreciate their native wines these days, but French vino got a ringing endorsement from one of the most unlikely allies this week: the American president. In an interview on French television, President Barack Obama included French wine among the things that he loved about the country. Other Gallic institutions to make his best-of-France list? Paris, French food and Provence. Could Obama be turning all Thomas Jefferson on us? Perhaps we'll see a vineyard on the lawn of the White House yet … or at least some more photo ops from the White House's organic vegetable garden: Before heading off to France, the commander in chief took first lady Michelle Obama on a date to New York's highly regarded Blue Hill restaurant in Greenwich Village, where chef Dan Barber emphasizes fresh, natural, local ingredients. (The president had the chef's recommended wine pairings with dinner, while his wife enjoyed a martini.) Unfiltered suspects Freedom Fries are no longer on the White House menu.

Chef Guy Fieri tends his "Bloody Mary steaks" in Hollywood at Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp.

• A bottle of Jack Daniels isn't the only comfort drink of rock stars. At this year's 10th annual Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood, Calif., in May, some California wines were served with meals throughout the four-day event. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan were among the stars in attendance at this year's camp, which gives wannabe rockers the chance to learn and play with their idols via seminars and workshops. Throughout the week, wines produced by a not-so-rock star, Barry Manilow, were served with meals at Amp Studios. A Chardonnay and Merlot from the "Copacabana" crooner's collection were offered during the event, which was catered largely by local restaurants. The final day's lunch was the foodie highlight, as rock-and-roll Food Network personality Guy Fieri whipped up some down-home grub for all in attendance. Fieri served "Bloody Mary flank steak" paired with DenBeste Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2005. The camp's next stop is London in May 2010. While there's no shortage of excellent chefs in London these days, Unfiltered can think of one celebrity chef in particular who could use some supplemental income …

• It won't be long now before wine movies have officially jumped the shark. Debuting tomorrow night in Los Angeles (at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles) is Corked , a Spinal Tap -style mockumentary of the wine business. It's the brainchild of Ross Clenenden and Paul Hawley (son of Clos du Bois founder and former Kendall-Jackson winemaker John Hawley) and is aimed directly at the laughable elements of the world of wine. No one escapes ridicule. The film's trailer features the pretentious winemaker (walking the vineyards in a white tuxedo), the self-important wine critic, the wine marketers ("I certainly don't have to drink wine to sell wine."), the drunken tourist (replete with Hawaiian shirt) and, finally, the young, clueless, billionaire winemaker who is crushed when told he can't make a Burgundy because his vineyards aren't in France, only to enthusiastically counter with "Sake!" We think Corked sounds like the perfect complement to our favorite guilty pairing, Champagne and salty buttered popcorn.

• Plans for a highway bypass that would threaten vineyards in South Australia's Coonawarra region have been delayed indefinitely. A Supreme Court ruling this week placed an injunction on Wattle Range Council, preventing the compulsory acquisition of prized vineyard land for the bypass. The ruling represents a victory for Foster's Group and Parker Coonawarra Estates, who lodged the court application on the basis that the proposed bypass "destroys irreplaceable terra rossa soil vineyards," damages local tourism through reduced traffic and does not alleviate the dangerous mix of vineyard and tourist vehicles with fast-moving trucks along the main strip of Coonawarra cellar doors. The Council accepted the ruling and agreed to pay costs. Mayor of Wattle Range Council, Mark Braes, announced that the Council would need to consider if it would proceed with the bypass. If it did, it would be required to start the process all over again, including a "full and fresh consideration of all submissions received" in relation to alternative routes for the bypass. The future of the proposal is unclear, although vineyard owners are concerned that the original process of compulsory land acquisition may simply begin again. Discussions between Coonawarra vintners and the Wattle Range Council will continue. Too bad Foster's doesn't have any land in the Mosel.


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