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(LA Weekly)   One woman cooks her way through greasy professional food taster Guy Fieri's cookbook, including such dishes as No Can Beato This Taquito and Tequila Turkey. "Remember Julie & Julia? This is like that but with more Sammy Hagar"   (blogs.laweekly.com) divider line 295
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2012-07-03 02:42:48 PM  

Expolaris: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

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Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.

Man why did you have to mention this? I'm going back home to Atlanta in a few days and now i'm thinking of all the hometown food i want.

And i don't want a whole meal, i just want a delicious treat i really can't get anywhere else.

Doughnuts that are more sweet breadlike, not coated in a thin layer of gooey sugar. They always roll out new creations, like the Thin Mint Dougnut, the Reeses, the Cinnamon Sweet Potato, and the saturday special Bacon Maple Bar (so good fresh).

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Next time you are in Atlanta, fark Krispy Kreme.


Forgot the namedrop, Sublime Doughnuts!

www.foodgps.com
 
2012-07-03 02:42:58 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Cheeseburger on ciabatta with spinach and chips in a bowl? I bet they're servers actually have recommendations on which craft beers go best with which burgers. Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat. Ha.

Delicious as hell. The only thing the burgers don't do is suck your dick. But they're still better than some blowjobs I've had.

I dunno what's up with that picture, it's not really representative of what they serve.

That burger in the picture actually does look pretty good.


But you're not wrong about the pretentious hipsters. And yeah, they recommend the beer to go with it on the menu. I just get hammered on Anchor Steam and whatever crazy Belgian sh*t catches my eye behind the bar.
 
2012-07-03 02:43:42 PM  
I used to cook for a living. Chef, baker, the whole gamut.
I can't watch cooking shows because they make too many sanitation mistakes.
It's like a grammer Nazi reading a Fark thread about youtube comments about a drunk chick.
 
2012-07-03 02:44:42 PM  
I do not watch his show, but I did go to a Bosnian restaurant in Houston that was featured on it and it was delicious.

However, Guy Fieri would do well to know that "just off the Beltway" is a meaningless term in Houston. It's a circle.
 
2012-07-03 02:45:28 PM  

elffster: I enjoyed Wok With Yan in the early 80s.


A four-letter word.... OUCH!
 
2012-07-03 02:46:03 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.


If you ever get up to the Metro-Detroit area, first punch whoever brought you here in the nuts. Then go here for a damn delicious burger. http://www.flashbackburgers.com/

It's just a little hole in the wall place, but I haven't found a better burger anywhere.
 
2012-07-03 02:47:58 PM  

brigid_fitch: My husband made the garlic tortilla cake last week after watching an episode w/Guy. I refused to touch it. It looked awful and then I read the ingredients: a cup of oil, 1/4 cup of mayo, 3/4 cup of garlic (recipe specified it should be from a jar). No way in hell I was going anywhere near it OR him. And the kitchen reeked for DAYS.

I don't get this guy's appeal. He's annoying, doesn't seem to show any cooking finesse, and acts like a complete tool. Someone described him as looking like he's playing the Sun in a grade-school play and I can't shake that image.


This. It's "Oh look, giant piles of mediocre diner food. It's AWESOME!"

Bobby Flay is an asshole, too, but at least he can cook.
 
2012-07-03 02:49:23 PM  

ringersol: Timmy the Tumor: "If you're gonna' have a show and publish books recommending these places, be honest and tell us what is good AND what isn't."

Well I guess that's just where we disagree. I think it'd be a waste of time to go to Joe and Lou's diner in bumfark Arkansas and spend 8 minutes meeting the good people and building up an impression of the restaurant just so that the host can pan the food. Similarly, if the salmon is merely 'ok' but the brisket is awesome, what the hell do I get out of knowing the Salmon is just 'ok'? The default presumption is that most restaurants that have been open for more than a year are at least doing 'ok'. So why not just work from there and let me know which item(s) actually stand out?

As to Bourdain, I can't say I've seen his show more than a few times. But what I've seen of it is much more about the people and the *types* of food and *types* of food preparation. That is, it's more about Bourdain getting to know and giving us an insight into the otherwise-inscrutable mind and life of some forgotten tribe, or Ted Nugent. And when he samples their food, it's more about how he conveys the feel of sitting down to Nugent's open pit BBQ or the tribe's roasted eyeballs, than whether they're particularly well done compared to others in the field.


No Reservations is in my top 3 favorite TV shows of all time, for the reasons you mentioned. That said, and it pains me to say it, the last season has been pretty weak. I think Tony has just been doing the show too long, and has grown tired with what makes it great. Also, I think the Haiti and Nicaragua episodes really took something out of him. He doesn't spend as much time poetically analyzing where he is, and it just seems like a lot of the enthusiasm is gone.

As much as I'll miss No Reservations, I'm glad he's moving on to something else.
 
2012-07-03 02:49:44 PM  
I'm assuming Guy Fieri is basically a complete fictional construction much like Larry the Cable Guy.
 
2012-07-03 02:50:02 PM  
I've tried and enjoyed several of Guy's recipes. The same goes for Bobby Flay and even that pretentious barefoot broad. The Guy cookbook has been mixed for me. We eat relatively healthy, so some of the recipes, like that garlic layer thing mentioned earlier, probably would not have been tried anyways.

Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.
 
2012-07-03 02:50:43 PM  
Gay Fiery looks like a death-row inmate who survived the electric chair. Watching his shows is like slamming your nuts with an oven door
 
2012-07-03 02:50:54 PM  

shortymac: Ugh, I hate Guy more so than Bobby Flay.


"Oh, you have a recipe you've worked your whole life to perfect? How would you like a Food Network special? Surprise! There was no special! I'm here to upstage you!"
 
2012-07-03 02:51:12 PM  

buckeyebrain: elffster: I enjoyed Wok With Yan in the early 80s.

A four-letter word.... OUCH!


Im 4,007 years old. I fart out lots of dust.
 
2012-07-03 02:51:52 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I met him once. He was actually really humble and nice.

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!


I didn't know. that. From a bio:

"I was a freshman. I wanted to be an exchange student, but they said you have to be in a language class. I wasn't in a language class. They said take Spanish. I didn't want to take Spanish. I wanted to take Italian. They didn't have Italian.

Of course my parents were always bringing in wayward sailors and we met a cork salesman from France. He was in the wine country during Thanksgiving. He met somebody, my mom's aunt or something, and came to our house for dinner. I said do you live in France? He said yes. I said I want to go there. He said I will find you a place to live. It happened, just right there.

I wouldn't lay off until my parents said fine. My mom said if you can take a class and learn French and get a B or better, you can be an exchange student. My mom drove me to the College of the Redwoods, fifteen miles from my high school, every day at lunch. I took the class. I got a B. (laughs) I told my parents I was ready to go.

At the plane, I was crying my eyes out. I wrote them a letter and slipped it in my mom's book. My dad said my mom was catatonic for two days. She couldn't even open the letter. She'd pull the letter out and she'd cry. I landed in Paris. I lived on the third floor of this house. It's a store room with a bed and a sink. I'm like, oh what have I gotten myself into. Of course, I can't go home. I just thought I have to figure this out...(laughs)

Okay, what's the thing we did in school-conjugate the verbs. So, I carried a piece of paper and I would say how do you say that in English? I had this huge French verb book and I'd write them down in all the forms and I decorated my walls with them. By the time I left France there were like 300 up there. But, I taught myself how to speak French, and when I left you couldn't tell I wasn't from France...(laughs) they just couldn't tell where the hell in France I was from. I mixed dialects...I would sound like a New York Southerner with a California twang."

Guy Fieri stayed in France for 11 months.
 
2012-07-03 02:52:07 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat.


Could anything be more pretentious than using the phrase "post-hipster" while describing something as pretentious?
 
2012-07-03 02:53:18 PM  

DittoToo: I don't much care for him as a personality, the three recipes in her blog don't give me much faith either, but I've visited an handful of places that have appeared on his show and have not been disappointed. I've found that visiting those establishments is safer than trying to decipher Yelp reviews when I'm stuck in a strange town for a short period of time and don't want to waste a meal based on shady reviews.


No, he's a douche for sure... and un-watchable in my opinion... but indeed he does pick good spots. Often obscure stuff, too- which is nice. I live in New Orleans and he came down to a BBQ place on my block. Totally off the beaten path. Compared to (nearly) eveyone else who confines their shows to the French Quarter and business district... and goes to all the obvious spots.

But it is, indeed, the best BBQ in New Orleans. So he did his homework.
 
2012-07-03 02:53:20 PM  

vudukungfu: I used to cook for a living. Chef, baker, the whole gamut.
I can't watch cooking shows because they make too many sanitation mistakes.
It's like a grammer Nazi reading a Fark thread about youtube comments about a drunk chick.




While not any sort of chef or expert, I also worked in a few (too many) kitchens and agree with you: they make lots of nasty goofs that have me screaming "Cross Contamination" quite often.

Some are worse than others, but they are cooking for a camera and not to eat. Hopefully no one has to eat it, anyway. I bet some of the various crew members on some of those shows have cast iron stomachs now.
 
2012-07-03 02:55:33 PM  
I love anything with Jaques Pepin. His recipe shows are great, but my favorite thing was when he hosted a show that focused on technique, not recipes. "Here's how to use a Chef's knife. Here's how to use a fillet knife and paring knife. He's how to know when to use a stock pot vs. a Dutch oven" and so on. That show taught me a lot.
 
2012-07-03 02:55:56 PM  

Expolaris: I'm pretty sure his liver can survive at least 2 seasons. The man lives off Coffee, Vodka, and Cigarettes like a crab fishing captain.


I'm 99% sure he quit smoking. I think he quit drinking, too, once he had a kid.
 
2012-07-03 02:56:11 PM  
If Guy Fieri weren't on TV, where would I go to see a fat man loudly declare that fried food is awesome?
 
2012-07-03 02:56:33 PM  

This Looks Fun: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat.

Could anything be more pretentious than using the phrase "post-hipster" while describing something as pretentious?


"neo-hipster"?
 
2012-07-03 02:58:21 PM  

This Looks Fun: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat.

Could anything be more pretentious than using the phrase "post-hipster" while describing something as pretentious?




They are a post-post-Hipster Hipster, though. They are completely and non-ironically pretentious in an ironic way.
 
2012-07-03 02:58:35 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

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Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


2.bp.blogspot.com

In Seattle, jacket required, and worth every dime.
 
2012-07-03 02:59:07 PM  

EyeballKid: If Guy Fieri weren't on TV, where would I go to see a fat man loudly declare that fried food is awesome?


Man vs Food.

At least Adam seems to be a really nice guy.
 
2012-07-03 02:59:52 PM  
Also, "Yan can Cook" was awesome, but I recall him recently starring in a travel program that included cooking elements; he'd travel to various Asian countries, then do a cooking segment focusing on indigenous foods. I still see him from time to time. Right now, "America's Test Kitchen" and "Cook's Country" are my go-to shows.
 
2012-07-03 03:00:15 PM  

The_Sponge: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

[blacknewmedia.com image 640x548]

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


Good call!

Seattle:

Tap House Grill....there is a second location in Bellevue.


Belay that. Tap House is farking horrible. It's a freaking box store.

Elysian on Cap Hill is what you meant to say.
 
2012-07-03 03:00:15 PM  

downstairs: Expolaris: I'm pretty sure his liver can survive at least 2 seasons. The man lives off Coffee, Vodka, and Cigarettes like a crab fishing captain.

I'm 99% sure he quit smoking. I think he quit drinking, too, once he had a kid.


Good for him then, for a while there i think that's how he dealt with all the stress of doing his show. I know all that travel can be fun and exciting but it does grate on the nerves. Here's hoping he kicked the bad habits (mainly cigarettes).

Mostly whenever i remember seeing him in the past, it was like this.

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it's going to be harder for him to break the perception of the smoker than it will be for him to actually quit.
 
2012-07-03 03:01:11 PM  
Serious question: On DD&D, how is it that they have the red convertible actually there in front of every place he goes. It seems like that would triple the production cost of the show just for that quick shot before he heads in. Without the car, they just fly in Guy and a producer, one night in a hotel, shoot during the day with a locally hired camera crew, and back home. But do they ship that damn car across the country for every shoot? Is there some nationwide classic red convertible rental service I don't know about?
 
2012-07-03 03:02:23 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!


This alone basically makes him a douchebag, as it is well known that French is the douchebaggiest language in existence.
 
2012-07-03 03:03:02 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Timmy the Tumor: If you're gonna' have a show and publish books recommending these places, be honest and tell us what is good AND what isn't..

Yeah. That's my only beef with Adam Richman, too. Watching Man vs. Food you'd think Adam has never eaten a meal he didn't like. I understand that restaurants don't want to be featured on the show if he's gonna trash the place, but he could tell us which dishes he didn't like, and why in a professional non-insulting manner. Not every restaurant can have the best ____ you've ever eaten. Viewers understand this.


Agreed with Guy and Adam. Now, these shows are different and Bourdains. Bourdain's show was a travel/culture show based around food.

There's nothing inherently wrong with showcasing only food you find good. I just hate how Guy says "these are the best ribs I've ever had" on like 3 shows I've seen. And I haven't seen too many.

Just say they're good. Applaud a unique cooking technique. But lay off the superlatives, dude!
 
2012-07-03 03:03:23 PM  

pacochu: Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.


I miss Good Eats so much. It was Mr. Wizard with food.
 
2012-07-03 03:03:32 PM  

This Looks Fun: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat.

Could anything be more pretentious than using the phrase "post-hipster" while describing something as pretentious?


ACTING post-hipster?
 
2012-07-03 03:04:08 PM  

This Looks Fun: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pretentious post-hipster bullshiat.

Could anything be more pretentious than using the phrase "post-hipster" while describing something as pretentious?


Mocking hipsterism is the new hipsterism.
 
2012-07-03 03:04:12 PM  

maram500: thismomentinblackhistory: Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!

This alone basically makes him a douchebag, as it is well known that French is the douchebaggiest language in existence.


Dude, he barely speaks ENGLISH.
 
2012-07-03 03:04:20 PM  
rightylefty:

"The red car is a 1967 Chevy Camaro SS Convertible, and it is owned by the now ex-executive producer of the show. In the early days of production, they drove the car. Now it's transported by trailer between the cities Guy visits, and it's only driven between restaurants in the same town. Recent episodes have been shot with a 1968 Camaro."

(link)
 
2012-07-03 03:04:24 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: That's off the hook bananas. You missed the train bus to Flavortown.


Pretentious piece of crap drives a goddamn bus. Has no one introduced him to, say, a McLaren? It'll get you to this mythical Oz of Flavortown pretty farking quick.
 
2012-07-03 03:06:00 PM  
Better than BAM!!
 
2012-07-03 03:06:03 PM  

rightylefty: Serious question: On DD&D, how is it that they have the red convertible actually there in front of every place he goes. It seems like that would triple the production cost of the show just for that quick shot before he heads in. Without the car, they just fly in Guy and a producer, one night in a hotel, shoot during the day with a locally hired camera crew, and back home. But do they ship that damn car across the country for every shoot? Is there some nationwide classic red convertible rental service I don't know about?


Huh, that is a good point. Maybe they have like 5 or so of them, stored in each region of the country. Then an assistant would only have to drive it maybe 1-3 hours back and forth?
 
2012-07-03 03:06:27 PM  

pacochu: I've tried and enjoyed several of Guy's recipes. The same goes for Bobby Flay and even that pretentious barefoot broad. The Guy cookbook has been mixed for me. We eat relatively healthy, so some of the recipes, like that garlic layer thing mentioned earlier, probably would not have been tried anyways.

Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.


I have such a crush on Alton and he finally convinced my husband to love cooking! Science for the win! I'm slowly buying up his DVD's and books.

I hate the whole "sensual cooking" trend Barefoot Contessa started. I don't want to stare at your hands with no voice-over or music! UGH!!! Giada started doing that too.
:(
 
2012-07-03 03:06:42 PM  

swaxhog: A multi-layer New York/New England-themed dip, with alternating layers of regional delicacies. The ingredients include a layer of Manhattan clam chowder, a layer of New England clam chowder, a layer of twelve dollar soft pretzels, a stupid amount of Vermont maple syrup, half a street knish, two live lobsters who do not get along, a paper plate with some cheese left on it. Then, it's all served in a toilet bowl.


That's money.
 
2012-07-03 03:07:03 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: pacochu: Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.

I miss Good Eats so much. It was Mr. Wizard with food.


He was awesome for describing the scientific processes describing how certain things worked, and how they didn't. That in itself lent me a lot of knowledge I could use across the board.
 
2012-07-03 03:07:14 PM  

TheManofPA: You know, I'd watch a show that is nothing but Anthony Bourdain cooks Guy Fieri dishes while mocking every single choice Guy makes in the dish.

At the end rather than tasting it, he throws it through a window.

Sure it would be formulaic, but it could probably go two seasons.


I'd watch it.

vudukungfu: I used to cook for a living. Chef, baker, the whole gamut.
I can't watch cooking shows because they make too many sanitation mistakes.
It's like a grammer Nazi reading a Fark thread about youtube comments about a drunk chick.


Oh, you need to do rifftrax over some restaurant visits and upload them to YouTube.
 
2012-07-03 03:07:51 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: pacochu: Now Alton Brown on the other hand, has yet to disappoint me with a recipe.

I miss Good Eats so much. It was Mr. Wizard with food.


Yep, but Alton did what so few stars of any profession are able to do... quit while you're on top.

He ran the gamut. There wasn't much left to do without repeating old episodes.
 
2012-07-03 03:09:10 PM  

shortymac: Giada started doing that too.
:(


Giada has other assets that make that tolerable...

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2012-07-03 03:11:12 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: When I see an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where he tastes something and says "Wow, this tastes horrible. How much money did you pay the asshole who recommended your restaurant for an episode of the show? Thanks for wasting my time." I'll take him seriously.


haven't checked the entire thread... but he went to the triple X in Lafayette, IN and tried the Dwayne Purvis burger (it's like a double cheeseburger with peanut butter on it)... he had one big bite and said.. .uh yeah.. that's not for me... that's just not right...
can probably find it on youtube.
 
2012-07-03 03:13:17 PM  

Vacation Bible School: shortymac: Giada started doing that too.
:(

Giada has other assets that make that tolerable...

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Aw yea....$240 worth of pudding....
 
2012-07-03 03:13:54 PM  
Oh hey, a hipster foodie thread! I bet there will be all kinds of interesting talk about food in here!

.....

/Oh, right, it's still fark.
 
2012-07-03 03:14:24 PM  

The_Sponge: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I have an idea, instead of sh*tting all over Guy, which is way too easy, how about we just throw out our favorite unknowns from our city, so that I can refer to this thread later if I'm ever in your town. Because the only thing I really care about in life is food.

I'll start:

[blacknewmedia.com image 640x548]

Goodfriend beer garden in dallas. IS the sh*t.


Good call!

Seattle:

Tap House Grill....there is a second location in Bellevue.

Uber.....they only serve beer, but you can order pizza from the place down the street and eat it inside.

Lynnwood:

Special Brews.....only beer is served, but their bottle section is amazing. Outside food is allowed. These guys are not too far from my house, and I'm glad to have a place like this in my neighborhood. Bonus: Buddy the Dog greets you at the door.



Nice idea to get something positive from a thread about an overfamous douche.

My addition is Grassmere Grill

Grassmere grill in Nashville. Love the Hummus appetizer and their platters are great.
 
2012-07-03 03:16:05 PM  
I seem to have cut myself rather badly...

www.corbisimages.com
 
2012-07-03 03:16:15 PM  
On the plus side, now her vagina is always clean and fresh as a summer rain.
 
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