DIY Gives Iron Chef Symon His Own “Man Cave”

man caves iron chefA neat crossover idea between DIY and Food Network as Iron Chef Mike Symon is visited by Man Caves hosts Jason Cameron and former NFL star Tony “The Goose” Siragusa.  Undoubtedly this episode was made to capitalize on the buzz from the upcoming Next Iron Chef Chef 4  Read the Presser:

‘Man Caves’ Tony Siragusa and Jason Cameron Create Ultimate Gym for Food Network’s ‘Iron Chef’ Michael Symon

Special Episode of DIY Network Series Premieres Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET

NEW YORK, October 6, 2011 – DIY Network, the go-to destination in home improvement television, premieres a special episode of the popular primetime series, Man Caves, when hosts Tony Siragusa and licensed contractor Jason Cameron create the ultimate guys paradise for Food Network’s Chef Michael Symon.

Premiering Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET, Siragusa and Cameron create a luxury gym in Symon’s basement to get him motivated to work out.

Considering how much time Symon spends in the kitchen surrounded by food, Man Caves is there to create a much needed space to help him unwind—and stay in shape.  The Man Caves team constructs a top-notch facility with steel accents and warm teak wood using a wrestling theme. The space is masculine, functional and hi-tech. It even includes large flat screen televisions hidden behind gym mirrors and a full service juice bar.

This special episode premieres just two days before the season premiere of Symon’s show, The Next Iron Chef airs on Food Network on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. ET.

Members of the media may also obtain additional press materials, talent bios and show images by registering at DIY Network’s online media newsroom.  Viewers can also become fans of DIY Network and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Facebook and Twitter.  DIY Network is available nationwide on DISH Network Ch. 111 and DIRECTV Ch. 230, and additional cable channel designations may be found by checking local listings and

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