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Guy Fieri in Vancouver - I'm sure you've all heard! [moved from BC]

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    1. re: vandan

      Never heard of him and somehow I doubt I'm missing much.

      1. re: Sam Salmon

        Bad, blonde spiky hair, sunglasses turned around and worn on back of head, says "dude" alot ...

        1. re: bill_n_opus

          He is the worst of the food network celebs, including Rachel Ray!

          That being said, I definitely want to try that Tomahawk cafe -- it looks awesome!

            1. re: tdeane

              Don't think Tomahawk quite sucks but definitely living on it's glory days. Not worth the trip across if you live in Van. unless it's for nostalgia.

              As for Fieri, if only my remote had a "tone it down 80%" button I'd be a lot more interested. (yeah, I know the formula works but not for me).

              1. re: tdeane

                It does pretty much suck - overpriced and I swear their hashbrowns are the frozen variety. Just another old restaurant with all the hype but when you go there it's rather a disappointment.

              2. re: brokentelephone

                Guy has better culinary, and restaurant operations and management experience than Rachael (who has none of the above).

                  1. re: tdeane

                    Okay Guy annoying yes BUT what about obedient ingredient Mooking what a tool) and those two moronic eat shrink and.... sisters . I can at least ,in small doses , watch Guy, the other 2 must turn channel immediately !!

                    1. re: vandan

                      I'm with you Vandan! At least we know Fieri has been in the industry for a long time before becoming a TV star!

                      1. re: starlady

                        Thing about Guy is that his show (DDD) goes to some really great places. Sure, they're not all great, but there is almost always at least one place per show that looks great. I'm not fond of all his "dude-isms" (i.e. "that's off the hook") but I do appreciate that he gives exposure to some deserving (and some not-so-deserving) greasy-spoon type places.

                        I remember that one diner he visited in Cleveland made absolutely everything from scratch (well, maybe not the ketchup). Michael Symon had a cameo on that episode and the place looked so incredible that it made me want to incorporate a side-trip to Cleveland on a vacation.

                        1. re: anewton

                          Fwiw there are WAY nicer places to vacation than Cleveland that also have great food. :)

                            1. re: anewton

                              That is Lucky's Cafe in Cleveland.
                              Ive been there and thought that it was meh.

                          1. re: vandan

                            Oh man, you picked some good ones!!! Obedient ingredient......that is so annoying. And Eat Shrink and be Merry, that is one of the worst shows on TV. Have you ever noticed that they win every single competition? Give me a break. Nothing worse than Bitchin Kitchen though.

                        2. re: LotusRapper

                          Agreed, but my Santa Rosa friends tell me that his restos aren't very good. i think he's funny even watching all that diner food gives me a tummy ache.

                        3. re: brokentelephone

                          Sorry, would have to offer up Bobby Flay for that honor, out of control ego, can't deny the skills, but can't put up with the fluff.

                          1. re: PolarBear

                            Can't say I'm a fan of Bobby Flay's TV persona. And Throwdown ...... gratuitous self-promotion ('tho it seems to me he loses more than he wins).

                            Always wondered who that Stephanie is ...... quiet but easy on the eyes.

                                1. re: operagirl

                                  no his assistant Stephanie Banyas

                    2. I KNOW next time I'm down in Portland I'm going to pig out at Pok Pok, and thanks to Guy and 3D did I even hear about this place:

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajJkFg...

                      And hey man, seems to me Pok Pok is "off the hook !" ;-)

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                      1. re: LotusRapper

                        Hey LR, thanks for something constructive, can always count on you Vancouver hounds.

                        Cheers,

                        Dave

                          1. re: LotusRapper

                            I loved Pok Pok but we went there right after eating at Apizza Scholls. I wish I had two stomachs!

                            1. re: LotusRapper

                              Went to Pok Pok while visiting Portland on the advice of a friend and it was amazing.

                            2. OK this could be weird.

                              I'm going NB on the Lion's Gate Bridge this morning around 10am. On the causeway I see this beaute of a red ('67 ?) Camaro SS convertible. It has Calif plates. Two young guys are in the front, the passenger has a large video camera over his shoulder and is taping the drive down the road and onto the bridge. All this time they stay in the center lane. Somehow I see the car (I'm a car buff) and Guy Fieri comes to mind. Could it be their production crew ? Where's Guy without his car ? Maybe they're headed up to Tomahawk and is taping the drive up there.

                              I didn't get the opp. to pull beside them and ask, traffic was a bit gnarly. But you never know .......

                              Found this pic online. Imagine Guy not in the car, and that's what I saw on the causeway and bridge :-)

                              http://www.motortrend.com/features/au...

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                              1. re: LotusRapper

                                I know this was a year-and-half ago, but I never did post the clip where my car (white Subaru Outback wagon in the right lane of the causeway) could be seen in the first 3 seconds of their video:

                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHQbr...

                                I promise despite my newly-found celebrity fame I won't let my head grow nearly as big as Guy's .....

                              2. The article said he visited Save on Meats. I thought I read somewhere that it closed down? Did it re-open or was I mistaken? Still serving steaks? Thanks.

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                                1. re: curiousgeo

                                  It did reopen quite recently and they are trying to preserve the old menu, more or less, from what I've read. Still haven't made it down to try their breaky sammies...

                                  1. re: grayelf

                                    I've noticed from photos, that Save on Meats' club sandwich only has two slices of bread. Does anyone else think that is just wrong? It's not a club sandwich without 3 slices of bread, no?

                                      1. re: tdeane

                                        They are also Saving on Bread.

                                  2. Gosh, we here in Toronto were all jealous that DD&D hit your city and not ours. Good to see you guys eat your own too. I feel less pressure now.

                                    For the record, I like the show. This is the way most people eat and he's highlighting the best of them. No shame in that.

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                                    1. re: Googs

                                      For me part of the fun of watching Triple D is the vicarious consumption of excess calories, fat & cholesterol ....... all between 10pm and midnight (or later) when the show is on Food Network Canada ! :-D