1. You'll never see me stepping foot in a restaurant owned by anyone that's ever been a host on the food network. Ever.
2. Fame is meaningless. I could care less who makes the pizza- if it's got a mediocre 2 hour fermented crust, I'm not even paying $1 for a slice. It's not about the person, it's about the pizza.
As far as I'm concerned, if you've been making pizza for 50 years straight, you should know everything there is to know about it. 50 years ago, he basically learned just enough to make a mediocre crust, topped it with special ingredients that no one else was using, and, because his pizzas have continued to sell for all this time, he's buried his head in the sand and learned nothing more about his craft. There's keeping it simple and there's laziness. A two hour ferment is just plain lazy pizza making.
He seems like a really nice guy and I wouldn't mind hanging out with him, but he's never getting a single penny from me.