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New Food Show Casting; The Making Of Guy Fieri

CASTING CALLS— Production company Magical Elves is casting for its newest show America's Next Great Restaurant, on March 19 and 20: "We are seeking foodies, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, those with a creative business sense but also people with no food biz experience who simply have a great idea." More info here. [Eater NY]

THE FIERIVERSE— In anticipation of this Sunday's two hour premiere of Minute to Win It, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat runs an exhaustive profile of hometown hero Guy Fieri. A radio personality who used to work with Fieri offers this bit of insight: "I think his planet moves very fast. He's in a different orbit than the rest of us...I imagine when he was a kid he always was king of the hill. That's the way it goes down in Guytown.” [Press Democrat]

NEW MEXICO—A new travel piece by sometimes Eater correspondant Joshua David Stein about New Mexico features a great rundown of the legendary green chili cheeseburger shacks in the area. Of the lot, the family-run Badland’s Burgers version of the dish sounds most appealing— it features two flame-grilled patties topped with smoky green chiles, bacon and guacamole, and was voted the state's best by outgoing governor and former presidential candidate Bill Richardson. [New York Magazine]