Guy Fieri

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    October 16, 2014

    Food Network to Hold Open Casting Call for Food Network Star in Denver

    Think you've got what it takes to bone a chicken in front of a camera, smile as you eat your way through the diners and drive-ins of small-town America or explain the difference between salami and salumi to an audience of millions? The Food Network is hosting a casting call in Denver on Saturday, No ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Highland Tavern will begin long-awaited expansion this summer

    Highland Tavern fans and tater tot devotees may have noticed a recent sign in the popular LoHi joint letting patrons know that the watering hole and restaurant will soon expand, so come late summer the space will be a little roomier. See also: Highland Tavern is LoHi and mighty

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    November 7, 2013

    Supermarket sweep at Safeway in Lone Tree today

    Remember Supermarket Sweep? Well, Guy's Grocery Games, a new Food Network show from Guy Fieri, is kind of like that -- except you have to run through the grocery store with a budget in mind, find ingredients with which you can cook a meal, and suffer through Fieri's yapping. Although you won't get ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Guy Fieri's Emmy win has a Denver connection

    Denver blog posts like it hot. Denver Egotist on Denver's Citizen Pictures, which took home a daytime Emmy for a Food Network special starring Guy Fieri. Colorado Peak Politics shares an ad boosting the Douglas County School board, which progressives love to hate. Big Media's Jason Salzman on the ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Reader: I hate Guy Fieri, but at least he led me to Cora Faye's Cafe

    Love him or hate him, at least Guy Fieri brings national attention to some worthy local restaurants, including Cora Faye's Cafe, which was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives last month. Fieri raved about chef/owner Priscilla Smith's fried chicken, pork neck bones, collard greens, cabbage, hush ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    CoraFaye's struts its soul food tonight on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    Earlier this year, in January, Food Network walking caricature Guy Fieri and his crew were in Denver, shooting footage at various local restaurants for upcoming shout-outs on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, now in its fourteenth season -- and still as inexplicably popular as ever. See also: - Watch G ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Reader: Old Major and Highland Tavern both lose the d-bag contest

    During this weekend's good weather, people were packing every patio in LoHi, hanging out of every window in the neighborhood hangouts. But even last week, as the snow was falling, people crowded into Lower Highland to watch the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode featuring Highland Tavern, to fight ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Reader: Highland Tavern could be the last true neighborhood bar in Highland

    Get over Guy Fieri, readers advise, so we are. But the appearance of Highland Tavern -- "a real neighborhood bar," says one -- on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Monday night has led to an interesting discussion of places new and old in Highland. Complete with an accusation that one popular new establis ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Atomic Cowboy empire moving into Crimson Canary space

    Just this morning, a reader suggested that Fat Sully's, which opened on South Broadway earlier this year, take over the space next door that had been occupied by Crimson Canary until it closed Saturday night. Now that reader is getting his wish: Drew Shader, owner of Atomic LLC, just announced tha ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    First look: Sam's No. 3 (the third) opens its garage doors in Glendale

    The first Sam's No. 3, a popular diner frequented by everyone from politicians and pipsqueaks, opened in 1969 in Aurora. Decades later, owner Sam Armatas opened a second location in the heart of downtown, where poser Guy Fieri swaggered in to film a segment for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and last ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Reader: Unadventurous diners should stay away from local gems

    Is Denver a chain-restaurant town? That's what Joel Klatt declared on talk-radio before the Super Bowl, and that's exactly the image that Mark Antonation hoped to dispel when he invited Klatt to dinner at Squeaky Bean. Where they ate some amazing things, including cauliflower couscous. See also: - ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Reader: Fat Sully's needs to slice Guy Fieri's name off the menu!

    When Fat Sully's opens its walk-up window on South Broadway tomorrow, one of the pizzas it will be offering will be the "Guy Fieri," after the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives star who stopped by the original Fat Sully's at the Atomic Cowboy a few weeks ago. "We made him a slice topped with sausage, mush ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Get your "Guy Fieri" slice at Fat Sully's, opening Thursday on South Broadway

    Three weeks ago, Food Network personality Guy Fieri was romping around Denver, shooting footage for an upcoming episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and one of the joints where he made an appearance was the Denver Biscuit Company and Fat Sully's, a pizzeria that's located inside the Atomic Cowboy ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Reader: I can't stand Guy Fieri, but his visits feed the economy

    Guy Fieri is back in town, Lori Midson reports, visiting establishments ranging from the Denver Biscuit Company to Prohibition to the Highland Tavern for his show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives . Some readers are fed up with Fieri, but still see benefits in his visits here: See also: - Love him or ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Love him, or hate him, Guy Fieri is prancing around Denver

    In case you haven't heard, Guy Fieri, the bleached-blond, back-of-the-head-sunglass-obsessed Food Network TV personality that foodniks love to loathe, is prancing around Denver, his film crew on his heels. He's here, of course, to film footage for Triple D, otherwise known as Diners, Drive-ins and D ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Five worst foods of 2012 -- and this year was already tough enough to swallow!

    The soon-to-be-over year of 2012 has given us savory soups, awesome appetizers, munchable main dishes and even a few scintillating smoothies. But these taste-tempting morsels and sips were sadly sullied by the emergence of some unimaginably horrific eats that Satan himself would not take a poke at w ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Reader: Jenn Wohletz's "premeditated hate" for Guy Fieri is no laughing matter

    Jenn Wohletz doesn't like Guy Fieri. She's been an anti-fan since the late '90s, and recently served up "Five reasons why Guy Fieri should drive to Douchebagistan and never come back." And responses to her piece keep coming. Some positive, some definitely not... See also - Five reasons why Guy Fie ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    With so much culinary perfection on TV, can a home-cooked meal measure up?

    Food programming has come a long way since Julia Child cooked her way into our hearts, boning chickens, flipping potato pancakes and never missing a beat when the occasional pan dropped on the floor. For all her affability, Child was trying to do one thing: demystify fine cooking for an audience dep ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Part two: Denver and Boulder's most quotable chefs

    Thanksgiving is a day that gives us food for thought and time to reflect on the things for which we're thankful -- our health, our friends, our kids, our jobs and dogs, wine, and the family master baster whose glossy golden turkey supplied leftovers for the next week. And this year, as we were going ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Five reasons why Guy Fieri should drive to Douchebagistan and never come back

    Guy Fieri is getting more bad press than Congress and/or Lindsay Lohan right now -- okay, maybe the same amount of rotten press, but that's still plenty -- all apparently inspired by the review that Pete Wells, restaurant critic for the New York Times, just gave Fieri's brand-new restaurant, Guy's A ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Part two with JP Krause, exec chef of Aloft

    JP Krause Aloft Broomfield 8300 Arista Place, Broomfield 303-635-2000 Part one of my interview with JP Krause, exec chef of Aloft Broomfield, ran yesterday. This is part two of our interview. Favorite restaurant in America: Denver's own Bennett's BBQ, but not becau ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Round two with Josh Barhaug, exec chef of Fired Up

    Josh Barhaug Fired Up 1135 Bannock Street 303-825-1995 Part one of my chef interview with Josh Barhaug, who mans the line -- and pizza oven -- at Fired Up, ran yesterday; this is part two of our chat. What you'd like to see more of in Denver/Boulder from a culinary standpoint: ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    Round two with Randy Balch, chef of Wazee Supper Club

    Randy Balch Wazee Supper Club 1600 15th Street 303-623-9518 This is part two of my interview with Randy Balch, chef of Wazee Supper Club. Read part one of my chef and tell interview with Balch. Favorite dish on your menu: The meat-over pizza, with Canadian bacon, pepperon ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Reader: Who's the real tool in the kitchen?

    Lori Midson just served up round two of what Denver chefs consider their favorite tools in the kitchen, a list full of tips about knives, pasta machines, souvlaki machines, band saws... And then there was this lovely response from Jamey Fader, the man behind Lola: Favorite kitchen tool? My wife, G ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Months after filming, three Colorado spots are finally showcased on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    Bang!The owners of Bang! with Guy Fieri last November.​Last November, Food Network personality Guy Fieri rolled into town with a camera crew, making pit stops at Tocabe, Bang! and The Sink in Boulder, where he joked with staffs and sampled dishes for the show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Near ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    The dishes at Dish: Kickin' pork green chile from Sam's No. 3

    Patrick Armatas Sam's No. 3 What dish are you serving at Dish? We're serving our kickin' pork green chile, as well as our veggie green chile; the pork green chile is easily the most popular item we serve at the restaurants. Customers like it so much, in fact, that they even bu ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Readers: Was T.G.I. Friday's ever cool?

    ​T.G.I. Friday's -- which has five restaurants in the metro area and a frightening number around the country -- is trying to update its image with craft beer and other specials. But is it too little, too late? Our "Top Five Reasons T.G.I. Friday's isn't cool anymore" is bringing out fans and ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Tonight: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives brakes for the Bagel Deli

    ​"Tonight's the night, as Neil Young would say," quips Joe Kaplan about tonight's episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, in which Guy Fieri, the bleached-out blond whose hair resembles the scrappy, canary-colored bird from Charlie Brown, brakes at the Bagel Deli, the decades-old shrine to Jew ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Reader: Brandon Biederman's tattoos star on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    Guy Fieri with Brandon Biederman and lobster friends.​Denver was ready for its close-up on Monday night, when Steuben's was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Although our town was only in the limelight for a few minutes -- and none of the other places Guy Fieri and company filmed last f ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Guy Fieri, host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, hits up Steuben's -- and brings home the mayo

    Lori MidsonGuy Fieri puts his mayo where his mouth is​Exactly thirteen minutes after Guy Fieri ended his animated commentary of Steuben's, spotlighted last night on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the phone at Steuben's rang. It was a caller who had just watched exec chef Bra ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Tonight:Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives stops at Steuben's

    Guy Fieri stops by Steuben's for a Lobster Roll.​For years, Coloradans have longed for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives to focus on some of our state's worthy spots. We've served up list after list of suggested diners, drive-ins and dives to D3, but somehow, Guy Fieri and company managed to pass u ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Guess where you're eating? At an EatDenver restaurant, if you're Dreyeball

    ​Cafe Society served up four Guess Where contests last week (as well as a Guess Which Food Celebrity Drives These Hot Wheels query after Guy Fieri's car was sighted in town), covering everything from nachos at Stoney's to the new TV dinners at Squeaky Bean to a muffaletta at Mangiamo Pronto t ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    The week in Cafe Society bloggery: zombies, pie porn, gunshots and Guy Fieri

    ​Behold the highlights and low lights of what you may have missed this week on the Cafe Society blog.

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    October 28, 2010

    Diners, Drive-ins and Dives filming at Sam's No. 3 on Sunday (and allegedly, a whole lot of other joints)

    ​ Just got word that a production crew from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives has touched down in Denver, and for the next week, they'll be lugging their camera equipment all over the Mile High City and Boulder amassing footage for a future episode of the popular Food Network show hosted by Guy Fier ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Where would you send Guy Fieri if Diners, Drive-ins and Dives comes to Denver?

    We love you, Guy!​The Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is flirting with Denver again two years after Guy Fieri broke our hearts by skipping the Mile High City. This week, Westword got a call from show producer, Page Productions, asking for suggestions for places for the realty fo ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Nine best April Fools' Day food pranks culled from around the World Wide Web

    starbucks.comHappy now?​In case you're surfing the Internet today and are flummoxed by reports of Guy Fieri winning a Peabody award or a controversy surrounding a dessert app replacing real sweets (not to mention Google officially changing its name to "Topeka")...don't forget to check the date ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Rats! The top five ways to cook rodents, Food TV-style

    ​For food news in 2009, it's hard to beat this rat's tale: The Australian version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here put an Italian chef and a British actor in the Outback, where they saw dinner scurrying by. They pounced on the rat, ate it -- and were promptly charged with cruelty to ani ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    You know things are jacked up when Guy Fieri hits the NYT best-seller list

    ​Whether or not this is a shockingly discouraging testament to the page turners of America or Guy Fieri threatening to jam his back-ass headwords sunglasses down the throats of anyone who doesn't purchase his books, it's still a fact: Guy Fieri, who just dove into Denver with his "Culinary Roa ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Guy Fieri: A reader review

    ​ Eric, who won the tickets to see Guy Fieri at the Paramount Wednesday night, posted this comment about the show -- which we've pulled up so that everyone else knows what they missed: "Thanks so much for the tickets to see the Culinary Road Show. The best word I can use to describe it is sur ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Guy Fieri brings the circus to Denver

    ​In case you've got nothing else planned for tonight and have a yen to go rub up against a whole bunch of other Denver foodies and star-fuckers, don't forget that the one and only Guy Fieri (the restaurateur, Food Network workhorse and hair-bleach pitchman) is bringing the circus to town toni ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    We've got two tickets to Guy Fieri: Who wants 'em?

    Come party with me!​ We've just scored two tickets to Guy Fieri's "Culinary Road Show" tonight at the Paramount Theater. The meet and greet starts at 6:30 and the show begins at 7:30. Want the tickets? Be the first person to answer the following question correctly: Fieri's first car was a Da ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: from Santa at Steuben's to a gospel brunch

    Zolo Southwestern Grill will help you appreciate tequila.​Our online Food & Drink listings contain dozens of culinary events from around the state. Here's a taste of what's coming up this week: Monday, September 7 The Colorado Bartenders Guild will be hosting its annual toy drive at Steuben' ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    December 1, 2009

    Julie Powell cancels Denver appearance

    Guy...& Julia?​Julie Powell, author of Julie & Julia, has cancelled her scheduled December 10 appearance in Denver. But if Anthony Bourdain's recent talk didn't satisfy your need to see culinary stars, Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives will rev up the Paramount on December 9 with "The ... More >>

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    December 1, 2009

    Guy Fieri's rock-and-roll culinary road show comes to Denver on December 9

    Food personality Guy Fieri​Two weeks ago, on November 18, Tony Bourdain stopped in Denver for a talkfest at the Buell, in which he wore a Biker Jim T-shirt (and called Jim's dogs the "pinnacle of American food"), slandered Sandra Lee and Rachel Ray, deemed Chris Angel a "douche" and called the con ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Ten celebrity chefs and the foods that should be thrown at them

    ​If you've never read Anthony Bourdain's infamous post on Michael Ruhlman's blog eviscerating Food Network stars and proposing theoretical Iron Chef matches, please do so now. It's one of the funniest bits of food writing out there. So when I read that Paula Deen got an accidental pork fac ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Ask the Critic: The art of the Man Date

    Last week, I posed this question: Where should Guy Fieri eat when (and if) his show, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, rolls through Denver? The comments poured in, and the debate was both spirited and (relatively) civil. I've culled the best of the bunch and sent them along to the production-company r ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Cafe Society: Week in Review

    Things you might have missed this week in Cafe Society:   If you feel passionately about whether Steuben's qualifies as a diner, don't miss your opportunity to let Jason Sheehan know where he should send Guy Fieri when he comes to town for his show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.   Sketc ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    The blog shortcut, April 13 edition

    Photo by Soren McCartyThat music was Boss. This town rips the bone from your back. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Bruce Springsteen at Pepsi Center. • Record Store Day preview: Odds and sods, Blitzen Trapper-style. • Flobots' Jonny 5 rallies the troops for higher ed. • Mr. M ... More >>

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    May 14, 2008
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