Wednesday, April 11
I tend to be pessimistic about most new shows for some reason. I initially didn't think either one of the contenders (Reggie and Guy) were all that special, but Guy is definitely growing on me.
His new set for Guy's Big Bite is fun and somewhat different than the standard kitchen with island, sink behind, fridge to the side kind of setup.
I have an even better impression of him after reading this article from the Sacramento Bee.
"With Guy, what you see is definitely what you get," says Nick Catelli, a manager at Tex Wasabi's who has known Fieri for more than a decade. "The TV stuff hasn't gone to his head at all. He clears tables. He mops floors. He fills water glasses. Every customer who comes in here asks specifically for Guy, and when he's here, he talks to all of them. His personality hasn't changed one bit."
Both of his restaurants, Johnny Garlic's and Tex Wasabi, sound like they'd have some delicious and fresh-tasting dishes. I've never been to northern California, so I guess I'll just wait for the report from you west-coasters.
On a side note, the platinum blond bleach look is out, Guy. I doubt he'll be changing it anytime soon, though:-)