Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Amanda Freitag Opening a Restaurant and Guy Fieri's Book Release

Amanda Freitag Restaurant
Photo - Food Network
It was reported earlier today that Chopped judge and Next Iron Chef competitor Amanda Freitag will be headed back to the kitchen and is opening a restaurant in New York City.  Amanda hasn't been in the kitchen since 2010 when she left the restaurant Harrison.  The new restaurant will be in the Chelsea neighborhood and is scheduled to open some time this summer.  (Grubstreet via NYTimes)

In other news, Guy Fieri released his book Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown: America's Classic Joints and Killer Comfort Food today if you are into that kind of thing.

Flavorwire has a list of the 20 most absurd quotes from his book, such as: “My favorite line: ‘Do you get any tater with that gator? James Spader likes gator.’ (Ha ha ha, I kill me.)” and "“[They] make a porchetta that you won’t forgetta.”


  1. The cover of Fieri's book is so visually offensive, my retinas detached in protest.

  2. Guy Fieri's very existence is offensive IMO but you're right, that cover is a mess. OTOH Amanda is lovely and I wish her much success. She's earned it and deserves it.

  3. I seriously can't stand Guy Fieri, and I live in the area he comes from.

    Congratulations and much success to Chef Amanda!

  4. Absolutely love Amanda. Kind of glad she didn't get coronated on ICA - I think she deserves much better than that show.