November 23, 2010 – Randy Hueffmeier and his restaurant, Randy’s Premier Pizza, in Oakdale, Minn., will be featured Friday, November 26th at 9pm CT on Food Network’s new series “Outrageous Food.” The restaurant (located at 6030 50th Street) is known for its Monster Pizzas, the 30-inch, 36-inch and 48-inch Party Pizzas, and pizza challenges. During filming, Randy and show host, Tom Pizzica, made pizza for the 9-person, 48-inch pizza challenge and also did a segment on their wood-fired pizzas as well as pizza tossing. Randy’s Premier Pizza makes its own sauces and doughs from scratch. Randy’s Premier Pizza opens at 11 a.m. daily (except Monday which is 4pm). It closes at 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. We Have a Lunch buffet Tues – Sun 11:00am- 1:30pm and Mon – Wed 5pm – 7:30pm.
In Outrageous Food, “Big Chef” Tom Pizzica, season six finalist from The Next Food Network Star, is on a quest to unearth the most jaw-dropping, eye-popping, occasionally heart-stopping foods in the country – dishes that give “outrageous” a whole new meaning. From the oversized (60-inch pizzas carried by crane to the table) and absurdly spicy (“Ninja” sushi rolls made with fresh habaneros, cayenne peppers and wasabi oil) to the ridiculously pricey (the $175 burger made with Kobe beef, black truffles and foie gras) and the blatantly bizarre (corn-on-the-cob flavored ice cream), Tom learns the secrets of these out-of-this-world eats from the chefs at all the locales. Years of experience working in kitchens coupled with his every-guy likeability, sharp wit, and appetite for bold food, Tom Pizzica takes Outrageous Food to new heights. For more information visit: www.foodnetwork.com/outrageousfood
Premiering Friday, November 26th at 10pm ET/PT
At Fat Sandwich Company in Champaign, Ill., Tom chows down on “The Big Fat Ugly,” a house-special sandwich loaded with chicken nuggets, burger patties, pizza bites and hash browns. Then, at Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, Penn., Tom learns an up,raditional recipe for stuffing pierogies with rattlesnake and he tries some of the dishes they make with beer brewed on site. On his last stop, Tom finds Randy’s Premier Pizza in St. Paul, Minn., which challenges patrons to eat a four-foot pizza.
ABOUT THE HOST:
In August 2010, Tom Pizzica finished among the final three contestants on season six of The Next Food Network Star. His “Big Chef” personality and culinary curiosity make him the ideal host of Food Network’s primetime series, Outrageous Food. Originally from West Chester, Penn., Tom’s passion for cooking began at an early age, learning the basics from his mother and cooking for his siblings while growing up. Tom’s 15 years of experience working his way up through restaurant kitchens includes being a dishwasher, server, prep cook, line cook, and most recently as executive chef of the restaurant within his family-owned hotel in Maryland. He graduated from George Washington University in 2000 with a degree in Speech Pathology and California Culinary Academy in 2004 with an Associate of Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts. Tom lives with his wife, Rachel, in San Francisco, Calif.
For every successful challenge Randy’s Premier Pizza donates pizza to a local food shelf
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About Randy’s Premier Pizza: Randy’s Premier Pizza was founded in Oakdale Minnesota, 1986. Randy’s Premier Pizza started out as the original Pizza Man,
then was changed to Randy’s Pizza Man in 1990, Then Randy’s Pizza in 1994,
Then Finally Premier Pizza in 1999.Randy’s Premier Pizza is the originator of the 30″36″ & 48″ Super Party Pizzas! Randy’s Premier Pizza has won numerous awards:
Pizza Person of the Year 1993, Pizza Pace – Setter, International Pizza of the Year 1993
Pizzaahalympic Gold Medal Winner, International Pizza Spinning Champion
Randy’s Premier Pizza was founded by Randy Hueffmeier of North Saint Paul, Minnesota. Randy has traveled extensively all over the world creating and perfecting his product.