Welcome to Flavortown! These Guy Fieri Quotes are ‘Gangsta’

Guy Fieri Quotes
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There exist two main camps of people where Guy Fieri is concerned: those who love him and those who are learning to love him. From his frosted spikes to his penchant for referring to everything as “gangsta,” he’s a character. But, honestly, we’re down with any dude who has the cajones to dub himself the Mayor of Flavortown or feeds first responders. Plus, have you heard the delightfully cringey jokes he cracks? Or those classic Guy Fieri quotes, like, “It’s funkalicious”? Peak dad. (We know — we can smell our own.) So, yeah, we reside comfortably in the “love” Guy Fieri camp. The dude is entertaining AF. He’s also pretty damn relatable. We, too, wake up in the morning thinking about food.

He basically embodies all that the word dad has become, including being a badass father figure. He’s a vocal advocate for teaching kids to cook — and not just in a “pass the whisk” kind of way. He wants your kids in the kitchen creating, sauteing, and setting things on fire. We’re here for it. (Our homeowners’ insurance… not so much.)

So, we come bearing gifts: Some truly hilarious, inspiring, and amusing Guy Fieri quotes. Let each one drench you in goodness, like taco grease in a hot skillet or that first pour of a cold beer. We dare you to reach the end without having even more respect for this Columbus native, host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy’s Grocery Games, and Mayor of Flavortown. Slap some sunglasses on the back of your head and enjoy.

  1. “Holy moly, Stromboli!”
  2. “I could put this on a flip-flop and it would taste good.”
  3. “If you’re cooking and not making mistakes, you’re not playing outside your safety zone. I don’t expect it all to be good. I have fat dogs because I scrap that stuff out the back door.”
  4. “Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don’t fall at least 10 times, then you’re not skiing hard enough.”
  5. “I wake up in the morning thinking about food.”
  6. Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.”
  7. “If it tastes really good, and it’s funky, it’s funkalicious.”
  8. “I love watching; I love getting all the science about food. That’s one of my favorite things.”
  9. “I wanna be the ambassador to Chimichanga Flavortown.”
  10. “I’m a five-seasons griller. I don’t care what the weather is like. My hair is impervious to any kind of dampness, so I don’t have too much to worry about.”
  11. “Peace, love, and taco grease!”
  12. “[Those] fried green tomatoes — brother, that’s a symposium of flavor.”
  13. “This is gangsta!”
  14. “Don’t ever use lighter fluid. It’s un-American. Amateurs, losers, and idiots use lighter fluid.”
  15. “Preparing food is one of life’s great joys, but a lot of times, parents ask their kids if they want to cook with them and then tell them to go peel a bag of potatoes. That’s not cooking — that’s working!”
  16. “His seafood is so fresh, it’ll slap ya!”
  17. “We’re takin’ you on a road-rockin’ trip down to Flavortown, where the gravitational force of bacon warps the laws of space and time.”
  18. “Pig candy.”
  19. “I’ve always been an eccentric, a rocker at heart. I can’t play the guitar, but I can play the griddle.”
  20. “This is money!”
  21. “Sometimes you pull up to a place, and you just know it’s going to be good.”
  22. “It’s never too late to get good at something.”
  23. “Shut the front door!”
  24. “No matter how tough the meat may be, it’s going to be tender if you slice it thin enough.”
  25. “You’ve got balls inviting me here.”
  26. “We’re riding the bus to Flavortown!”
  27. “Some people are just born to cook and talk.”
  28. “What a hot frisbee of fun!”
  29. “Capital T tasty!”
  30. “Kids want to sauté, to cut the pizza, to see how the ingredients come together. If you let them do the fun stuff, they’ll develop skills and interests that will stay with them forever.”
  31. “Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.”
  32. “Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don’t fall at least 10 times, then you’re not skiing hard enough.”

Guy Fieri Opens “Flavortown Kitchen” Delivery-Only Chain

Flavortown Delivery

There has never been a time where we’ve needed comfort food more. And the king of comfort food, the Mayor of Flavortown himself, is here to deliver. Literally. Guy Fieri, Food Network superstar, has opened his “Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen.” Many of them, in fact.

Fieri is launching his delivery-only chain in 23 states and Washington D.C. Fieri isn’t building any new restaurants, it’s a “virtual chain”, meaning he’s operating out of industrial kitchens in existing restaurants, places that don’t have nearly the volume they used to due to the pandemic. Places like Buca di Beppo, Brio Italian Grille, Brave Italian Kitchen, etc.

Now, just because he’s operating out of existing kitchens doesn’t mean he’s just slapping his name on their food. Oh no, the menu will be VERY Fieri, with things like overstuffed burgers, fried pickles, Mac Daddy Man n’ Cheese. All the food you want to eat during this brutal winter.

So, depending on what state you live in, you can get his Jalapeno Big Poppers delivered to your doorstep today. And it’ll help keep some restaurant workers employed in a ghost kitchen during a pandemic that has crushed the industry.

Fieri isn’t the only chef working on pop-ups out of existing kitchens, but he’s the only one doing it on this scale. Fieri has been one of the most visible and vocal advocates for restaurant workers, as he raised more than $20 million to give directly to people affected by the pandemic. He’s also kept himself busy feeding first-responders.

And who doesn’t need a Mac and Cheese Burger or some Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ wings to help them through the last few tough months of a global pandemic?

Guy Fieri Raised More Than $21 Million for Unemployed Restaurant Workers

Guy Fieri Launches Fund
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The Mayor of Flavortown isn’t the hero we deserve, he is the hero we need. Guy Fieri, the flashy food guy (I think that’s his secondary title), is known as a TV personality. But his actions during the pandemic, like feeding first responders, bump the Mayor up a class, as he’s helped thousands of people who are in a very tough spot with his fund for unemployed restaurant workers. To date, he’s raised more than 21 MILLION dollars to help those often left on the margins.

When COVID-19 lockdowns started shuttering businesses and restaurants around the country, and with the government response woefully inadequate, Fieri’s first inclination was to find a way to help. That’s why he started the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, which solicited donations (in addition to Fieri’s seed cash) to be able to give micro-grants of $500 to out of work restaurant employees. People who couldn’t pay their bills or make ends meet through no fault of their own.

The fund took off, helping some of the people most screwed by this pandemic. Fieri himself was the engine that propelled it, as he made appeals to major companies like Pepsi and Uber Eats to make sizable contributions to the fund.

They’ve helped more than 43,000 workers through the program in just seven weeks. Nearly 80 percent of those workers make less than $50,000 a year and said they’ll be using the money towards rent/mortgage payments, student loans, childcare, and medical bills.

Say what you will about Fieri, this guy gets it.

And while some celebrities give a few bucks and move on (or worse, do NOTHING), Fieri keeps fighting for the little guy. The sad reality is this a band-aid at best and serves to highlight the egregious way so many workers have been abandoned by the government. Unable to work, and unable to earn to pay their bills, without enough aid to carry them through this difficult time.

Fieri is also coming out with a documentary called Restaurant Hustle 2020, showcasing just how restaurants attempted to survive during the pandemic. He’s also opening a chain of delivery-only restaurants, Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchens, with more than 200 locations opening soon.

Simply put, the guy is keeping people employed, and finding ways to get money to those that aren’t. The Mayor of Flavortown is doing more than any real politician these days. He’s nacho average celebrity.