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A Quick Tip by Bethany_K

  • Jun 27, 2010
Bobby Flay is fun to watch! His throw downs are always entertaining and I like that he keeps trying to re-invent recipes and dishes with a unique twist.
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Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Ultimate chef and love to watch Throwdown with him.
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
I have no words. Just wow.
review by . April 14, 2009
Initially, I was far from being a fan of Bobby Flay. In the early days of Food Network, before he was their lingering trophy head, Flay was best known for his terrible stunt on the original Iron Chef. He offended the entire stadium by jumping up onto his cutting board with his shoes on at the end of the battle, a huge sign of disrespect in Japan. He dumped his hometown girlfriend and started dating a blond actress (who he eventually married). He seemed like a truly obnoxious narcissist who …
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Robert William Flay (December 10, 1964[1] in New York City) is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of six restaurants: Mesa Grill and Bar Americain in New York City; Mesa Grill in Las Vegas; Mesa Grill in The Bahamas (Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau); Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Bobby's Burger Palace in Lake Grove, New York & in Eatontown, New Jersery.

Flay has hosted seven Food Network television programs and appeared regularly on an eighth. He has also appeared as a guest on other Food Network shows and hosted a number of specials on the network.

Personal life

Bobby Flay was born December 10, 1964 to Bill and Dorothy Flay in New York City,[1] where he was raised and continues to live.[2] He is a fourth generation Irish American.[3] He married Debra Ponzek, another well known New York City chef, on May 11, 1991.[4] Flay and Ponzak divorced in 1993. He later married Kate Connelly on October 1, 1995, who subsequently divorced him. Mariska Hargitay set up Flay on a blind date with actress Stephanie March, her co-star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, in March 2001.[1] The two began dating, and Flay proposed on December 19, 2003 while ice skating at Rockefeller Center.[1] They were married February 20, 2005,[5] exactly four years after their first date at Nobu restaurant.

As The New York Times reported, "An early draft of Bar Americain's menu had a beet and ...

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