When Food Network star Guy Fieri, 42, breezed into NYC recently to promote Hampton Inn’s Wake Up with Waffles breakfast campaign we sat down with the fast-talking, bottle blond to chat about breakfast, healthy eating, and, of course, his hair. And, yes, he wore sunglasses the entire time.
What do you eat for breakfast?
Typically my son, Hunter , does the cooking for breakfast. On holidays and weekends, I’ll make eggs and turkey sausage. I love grits, ham and red-eye gravy [made by cooking the ham in coffee]. During the week though, I’ll usually have a banana, coffee and a bagel. I love juicing too.
How do you eat all that fast food on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives?”
It’s all about moderation. I have a bite or two. If I ate all of that food I’d be dead.
What are your favorite NYC restaurants?
I love Chinatown. I’m a big noodle fan and I like Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles. I love Marea and The Spotted Pig. I’m also a big Batali fan. I stay at The Standard hotel a lot and like the restaurant there, too (The Standard Grill).
Any change in your signature look on the horizon?
It wasn’t ever really designed to go this long. It started as either a joke or a challenge.
How often do you dye your hair?
Every six or eight weeks.
Will we ever see you as a brunette?
You might see me with a shaved head before you see me dark.