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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
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2012-07-03 03:57:18 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.


New Deck Tavern in Philadelphia.

Joe's Real BBQ in Gilbert, Arizona.

Joe's Farm Grill in Gilber, Arizona (has been featured on DDD but it's freaking AMAZING.)

Steakhouse 85 in New Brunswick, NJ.
 
2012-07-03 03:57:55 PM  

maram500: MattyFridays: maram500: I also openly despise Mr. T..

I can no longer debate with you. Good day, Sir.

So...I win? Yay!


No, I just pity you, fool.
 
2012-07-03 03:58:20 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?


Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.
 
2012-07-03 03:58:58 PM  

abrannan: buckler: 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.


My wife and I love watching Pepin's show with his daughter. She had this way of screwing up everything he did, and he maintained this straight-faced level of annoyance mixed with "my god, I'm a failure as a parent". His shows with Julia were great as well.

Surprised nobody posted this gem yet


It's obvious he loved Julia as much as anyone else. He must have been heartbroken at her death. (and yes, the bits with his daughter were amusing.)
 
2012-07-03 04:02:37 PM  

MattyFridays: downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.

He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?


Those rules were fine with me. Ever been to a book signing? You can sit in line for more than an hour. He's just trying to speed things up.

I agreed with him about the cel phone camera thing. People take minutes fumbling with them to try to take a photo. Multiply that by 100+ people.

And again... personal experience. He was more than kind to me and my wife, had a real conversation with us (and everyone else, one by one).

And took his twitter ball and went home? No idea what the story is there, I don't do much twitter... but twitter seems to bring out the worst in people, I would have no problem with Alton just leaving.
 
2012-07-03 04:02:55 PM  

El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.


Wow. Jingoistic much?

And if Maria pronounces her own name with the rolling R, you probably should too, in order to not look like a total douchecanoe.
 
2012-07-03 04:03:32 PM  

MattyFridays: shortymac: IrateShadow: 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!"

He's an asshole, he gets .000001 points for being honest. Guy just screams "I have no personality so I picked a persona!"

The weird thing is, Flay used to grate on me but BECAUSE he's so honest, he's grown on me and I can respect that.

Besides, Flay didn't exactly have a hugely winning record on Throwdown. I think the reason they stopped doing it was BECAUSE he was losing so much.


Flay's biggest problem is that while he cooks well, he plates like shiat. The dude will craft a miraculous bit of food art, stick it on the plate, and then destroy it with a bunch of unnecessary garnish that just covers up the food he just cooked. It pisses me off.
 
2012-07-03 04:04:40 PM  

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

Giada has other assets that make that tolerable...

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Great, now my pants don't fit.
 
2012-07-03 04:04:52 PM  
He can always fall back on his career as a Bulgarian pop star.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-03 04:05:38 PM  

Rent Party: MattyFridays: shortymac: IrateShadow: 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!"

He's an asshole, he gets .000001 points for being honest. Guy just screams "I have no personality so I picked a persona!"

The weird thing is, Flay used to grate on me but BECAUSE he's so honest, he's grown on me and I can respect that.

Besides, Flay didn't exactly have a hugely winning record on Throwdown. I think the reason they stopped doing it was BECAUSE he was losing so much.

Flay's biggest problem is that while he cooks well, he plates like shiat. The dude will craft a miraculous bit of food art, stick it on the plate, and then destroy it with a bunch of unnecessary garnish that just covers up the food he just cooked. It pisses me off.


He does have a large sauce collection, I will say that.
 
2012-07-03 04:07:00 PM  

Ambitwistor: 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.


Wow.

I thought I just made that up, too.
 
2012-07-03 04:07:10 PM  

El Brujo: Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.


So much this. I hate when ESPN talking heads "properly" pronounce latin names. You come off like a douche trying to appear cultured or something.

Its not insensitive to pronounce a foreign name in English parlance. Just as I wouldn't have a beef with someone pronouncing my very Irish last name in hispanic parlance if thats where they live.

And don't get me on people pronouncing "Barcelona" with a lisp.
 
2012-07-03 04:09:00 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Rent Party: MattyFridays: shortymac: IrateShadow: 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!"

He's an asshole, he gets .000001 points for being honest. Guy just screams "I have no personality so I picked a persona!"

The weird thing is, Flay used to grate on me but BECAUSE he's so honest, he's grown on me and I can respect that.

Besides, Flay didn't exactly have a hugely winning record on Throwdown. I think the reason they stopped doing it was BECAUSE he was losing so much.

Flay's biggest problem is that while he cooks well, he plates like shiat. The dude will craft a miraculous bit of food art, stick it on the plate, and then destroy it with a bunch of unnecessary garnish that just covers up the food he just cooked. It pisses me off.

He does have a large sauce collection, I will say that.


Yep. "Hey, let me cover this food in a bunch of sauces for you!"

I hate that shiat. It figures a dude from New York wouldn't know how to sauce meat.
 
2012-07-03 04:09:10 PM  
BTW, Flay is guilty of doing stupid stuff too. His Hamburgers at his Burger restaurant comes with chips on top - "crunchitized" - TRADEMARKED. Seriously.
 
2012-07-03 04:11:59 PM  
2nd Mancy's but I can believe somebody mentioned Bangkok Kitchen...
 
2012-07-03 04:14:01 PM  
One of the better burgers in Atlanta can be had at The Vortex. It's in the Little Five Points area, so tattoos and piercings tend to be the norm. But the burgers are pretty darn good.

Mellow Mushroom is a pretty good place to eat as well. Not sure how many locations they have in Atlanta and the surrounding metro. Their subs kick butt.
 
2012-07-03 04:15:21 PM  

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

Spolier alert to haters: he speaks flawless French!


But what if I don't like the French?


Then I fart in your general direction! Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.
 
2012-07-03 04:16:49 PM  
Found this:

Alton Brown: I didn't leave Twitter because my wife started tweeting. I left Twitter because a parasitic troll fraudulently posing as my wife started tweeting. It even used a photo of my family as its avatar.

The way I see it, Twitter is like a big cocktail party. If I was at a cocktail party and someone puked on my wife's shoes, odds are excellent that we'd leave. Does that mean I won't attend any more cocktail parties? Maybe not. Maybe I'll just have to figure out a way to host my own cocktail parties where people have to actually be accountable for their behavior.


//Which one of you was it?
 
2012-07-03 04:17:03 PM  

MattyFridays: downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.

He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?


1) The rules were made because a few people were acting like asshats at signings and ruining it for his fans.

2) He was awesome on twitter, but he left because some people starting using it to stalk him and even posted pictures of his wife and daughter.
 
2012-07-03 04:19:20 PM  

DysphoricMania: One of the better burgers in Atlanta can be had at The Vortex. It's in the Little Five Points area, so tattoos and piercings tend to be the norm. But the burgers are pretty darn good.

Mellow Mushroom is a pretty good place to eat as well. Not sure how many locations they have in Atlanta and the surrounding metro. Their subs kick butt.


Vortex is one of those places i'd recommend going during not peak hours, because you won't enjoy yourself for the first time if the place is a zoo.

also, Mellow Mushroom is where it's at. My ex was a waitress there while i was in grad school. So many free calzones...and so many slices of the Kosmic Karma...

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2012-07-03 04:20:02 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: MattyFridays: downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.

He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?

1) The rules were made because a few people were acting like asshats at signings and ruining it for his fans.

2) He was awesome on twitter, but he left because some people starting using it to stalk him and even posted pictures of his wife and daughter.


Wow, suddenly you're getting awfully defensive when people are using generalizations about a personality you like. SEE WHAT I DID THERE?
 
2012-07-03 04:22:26 PM  

downstairs: El Brujo: Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

So much this. I hate when ESPN talking heads "properly" pronounce latin names. You come off like a douche trying to appear cultured or something.


This is why Aaaaaaaarooooon Sanchez on "Chopped" makes some people go bonkers..
 
2012-07-03 04:24:27 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: So you want a cooking show to last hours, or days, so that they can show the entire process?


I should have ben more clear, the contest shows should not be limited to 45 minutes, as this would allow real cooking. The magic of tv editting can show parts and then cut to later in the game.

The Homer Tax: That's simply not true.

Making stock is prep work and making bread is baking. Neither of those two things are "real cooking."

You're talking about generating ingredients. What you do with them afterwards is the "real cooking" and the notion that you need to take hours or days to make a meal is absurd, if that was true, no restaurant in the world would exist.


I do not know your experience with working in a restaurant kitchen or even cooking in your own. However, the early shifts that show up in the morning are prep cooking, and without, the restaurant would not be able to perform "the real cooking".

Many restaurants have the open kitchens nowadays. Take a look at what is going on in them. Often you will see a big (100+ quart) pot sitting on a stove on the side. Usually that is a veal stock or something similar that is being cooked throughout that shift to be used at a later date.

I enjoy making stocks from scratch, and the days that it takes makes the rest of the cooking that much better. Then again, I make bacon and sausages from scratch, taking up to a week or more, and I consider that part of cooking too. Is it butchery or charcuterie, I don't care, it makes awesome food.

Bread and pastries is a whole other long time cooking, unfortunately I am not that good at it.
 
2012-07-03 04:24:38 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: downstairs: El Brujo: Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

So much this. I hate when ESPN talking heads "properly" pronounce latin names. You come off like a douche trying to appear cultured or something.

This is why Aaaaaaaarooooon Sanchez on "Chopped" makes some people go bonkers..


I'll take him over that red onion hating dipshiat.

Why are Chopped judges so mean?

It's arguably the hardest contest they broadcast (if not the bloodiest -- how many cuts do you see on there?).
 
2012-07-03 04:26:10 PM  

MattyFridays: Wow, suddenly you're getting awfully defensive when people are using generalizations about a personality you like. SEE WHAT I DID THERE?


No matter how hard you white knight for Guy Fieri on the internet, he's not going to fark you with upside-down sunglasses draped behind his neck.
 
2012-07-03 04:27:37 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory:

Why are Chopped judges so mean?

It's arguably the hardest contest they broadcast (if not the bloodiest -- how many cuts do you see on there?).


Because that's the point of the show. Drama generated by hardcase judges vs. chefs you've never heard of.

I'm sure if you asked people, they could, at most, remember three Chopped contestants - Madison Cowan, Lance Nitihara, and Tryg. Two were amazing, one was an idiot who called out REPEATEDLY and had Ted Allen flip out on him.
 
2012-07-03 04:27:37 PM  

MattyFridays: FuryOfFirestorm: MattyFridays: downstairs:

I've met Alton. He's tremendously nice. I wouldn't call him "cantankerous"... he kinda does that as a joke.

Met him at a book signing. He didn't just shuffle everyone through like an assembly line, rather he struck up a quick conversation with every single person. Also, did nice things like insist people with kids go first so they can get out quickly, etc.

He posted rules of behavior on how to act when meeting him at book signings. He took his ball and went home on twitter once already. You don't think that's "cantankerous"?

1) The rules were made because a few people were acting like asshats at signings and ruining it for his fans.

2) He was awesome on twitter, but he left because some people starting using it to stalk him and even posted pictures of his wife and daughter.

Wow, suddenly you're getting awfully defensive when people are using generalizations about a personality you like. SEE WHAT I DID THERE?


How is that defensive? I just stated why Alton does what he does. Alton made these rules that his book signings would go smoother and be more pleasant for everyone. As for the Twitter experience, if someone was posing as your wife and posting private family photos, I'm sure you'd be pissed off too.

If you can explain why Fieri is a colossal douche, i'd like to hear it.
 
2012-07-03 04:28:28 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory:
I'll take him over that red onion hating dipshiat.


I wish I were good enough to get onto Chopped JUST so I could serve Scott Conant an overflowing plateful of fresh onions for the appetizer.
 
2012-07-03 04:29:14 PM  

McGrits: I do not know your experience with working in a restaurant kitchen or even cooking in your own. However, the early shifts that show up in the morning are prep cooking, and without, the restaurant would not be able to perform "the real cooking".

Many restaurants have the open kitchens nowadays. Take a look at what is going on in them. Often you will see a big (100+ quart) pot sitting on a stove on the side. Usually that is a veal stock or something similar that is being cooked throughout that shift to be used at a later date.

I enjoy making stocks from scratch, and the days that it takes makes the rest of the cooking that much better. Then again, I make bacon and sausages from scratch, taking up to a week or more, and I consider that part of cooking too. Is it butchery or charcuterie, I don't care, it makes awesome food.


I know what prep work is. That's why I accurately defined it as "prep work." and It is undoubtedly part of cooking, which is something I also acknowledged.

What I challenged is your trite notion that prep work is "real cooking" while actually using all of those ingredients to create a meal is somehow not "real cooking." That's completely absurd.
 
2012-07-03 04:29:52 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: How is that defensive? I just stated why Alton does what he does. Alton made these rules that his book signings would go smoother and be more pleasant for everyone. As for the Twitter experience, if someone was posing as your wife and posting private family photos, I'm sure you'd be pissed off too.


It wasn't defensive, he's trolling you.
 
2012-07-03 04:32:17 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

Wow. Jingoistic much?

And if Maria pronounces her own name with the rolling R, you probably should too, in order to not look like a total douchecanoe.


No. I'm speaking from a language-fluidity angle. It sounds awkward because it is awkward to the mechanics of the language itself. If we're speaking Spanish, roll away.
 
2012-07-03 04:34:29 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: FuryOfFirestorm: downstairs: El Brujo: Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

So much this. I hate when ESPN talking heads "properly" pronounce latin names. You come off like a douche trying to appear cultured or something.

This is why Aaaaaaaarooooon Sanchez on "Chopped" makes some people go bonkers..

I'll take him over that red onion hating dipshiat.

Why are Chopped judges so mean?

It's arguably the hardest contest they broadcast (if not the bloodiest -- how many cuts do you see on there?).


Scott Conant (The Red-onion hating dipshiat) looks like one of those guys that spends an hour in front of the mirror and talking about how awesome they are.

I like Alex Guarnaschelli, but her face is stuck on the "WHO FARTED?" setting.

We get it, Aaaaarooooon Sanchez - you're Mexican. You don't see Amanda Freitag talking like Frau Blucher, do you?
 
2012-07-03 04:34:40 PM  

serpent_sky: Tarry


Damn, that depresses me. We used to go to Tarry Lodge back in the 70s and 80s for family dinners, and it used to be good. I haven't been back since Mario took over and, based on your review (and several other people we know who said basically the same thing), I guess that's a good thing.

Plus there's that whole mess Mario got into recently, about him skimming a percentage off the tips his employees earn. *grrr*
 
2012-07-03 04:36:27 PM  

El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

Wow. Jingoistic much?

And if Maria pronounces her own name with the rolling R, you probably should too, in order to not look like a total douchecanoe.

No. I'm speaking from a language-fluidity angle. It sounds awkward because it is awkward to the mechanics of the language itself. If we're speaking Spanish, roll away.


So I should call you El Brewjoe?
 
2012-07-03 04:42:57 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

Wow. Jingoistic much?

And if Maria pronounces her own name with the rolling R, you probably should too, in order to not look like a total douchecanoe.

No. I'm speaking from a language-fluidity angle. It sounds awkward because it is awkward to the mechanics of the language itself. If we're speaking Spanish, roll away.

So I should call you El Brewjoe?


If you'd like. But this is not the same. Because both H and J are also natural english sounds. We know that they are swapped between english and spanish even before we utter the sound.

A rolled R is not an english sound, and therefore doesn't mesh well with the language.
 
2012-07-03 04:44:24 PM  

karst: 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:

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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.


Nicolas in Portland for Lebanese food.
 
2012-07-03 04:49:15 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: downstairs: El Brujo: Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

So much this. I hate when ESPN talking heads "properly" pronounce latin names. You come off like a douche trying to appear cultured or something.

This is why Aaaaaaaarooooon Sanchez on "Chopped" makes some people go bonkers..


No, what drives me nuts about him is his only suggestion being to add spice. Not everything is mexican, jackass!
 
2012-07-03 04:52:10 PM  
Also, those TV chefs all have wicked STDs and scrastch themselves profusely off camera.
alot.
 
2012-07-03 04:52:18 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Ambitwistor: HotWingConspiracy: Yeah I think he actually does know how to cook and was trained in France.

Wikipedia:

"Although Fieri has no training as a chef, he worked at various restaurants during high school, and then went on to manage and own restaurants. After graduation in 1987, he went to work for Stouffer's, developing restaurant concepts in Southern California and managing their flagship restaurant in Long Beach, California. After three years, he became District Manager of Louise's Trattoria, managing six locations along with recruiting and training for the restaurants. Fieri attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management in 1990."

"In the fall of 1996, Fieri and business partner Steve Gruber opened Johnny Garlic's, an Italian restaurant in Santa Rosa, California. A second location opened in Windsor in 1999, a third in Petaluma in 2000 or 2001 (since closed), and a fourth in Roseville in late 2008. Subsequently they developed Tex Wasabi's (barbecue and sushi) in 2003 in Santa Rosa, adding a second location in Sacramento's Arden-Arcade area in 2007. An additional Johnny Garlic's was opened in Dublin, CA in 2011."

Hahaha

Maybe Stouffer's is a prominent French cooking school?


Holy crap. He's a restaurant in Brentwood shy of delineating the Bay Area Douchebag Belt.
 
2012-07-03 04:54:02 PM  

El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: The_Six_Fingered_Man: El Brujo: I think the only thing I hate more than his:

- spikey frosted tips
- douchey goatee
- backwards upside down sunglasses
- fat guy flame print shirts

is the way he he says Fieri as "fietty"

Douche.

Why would you hate proper pronunciation?

Because we are not in Italy. That's not how it's pronounced in our parlance, while sandwiched between other English words.

It's so obnoxious when people insert "properly pronounced" words / names (of outside/ethnic origin) into an english sentence.

I wouldn't say, "hey, Madia, come over here..."

I'd say, "hey, MaRia..." etc.

When in Rome.

Wow. Jingoistic much?

And if Maria pronounces her own name with the rolling R, you probably should too, in order to not look like a total douchecanoe.

No. I'm speaking from a language-fluidity angle. It sounds awkward because it is awkward to the mechanics of the language itself. If we're speaking Spanish, roll away.

So I should call you El Brewjoe?

If you'd like. But this is not the same. Because both H and J are also natural english sounds. We know that they are swapped between english and spanish even before we utter the sound.

A rolled R is not an english sound, and therefore doesn't mesh well with the language.


Sure, they are both natural English sounds, but "J" is not pronounced "H" in English, regardless of if the sound occurs naturally in the language or not.

But again, we're talking about how someone pronounces their own name. It is amazingly offensive, at least to me, to biatch about how someone pronounces their foreign name in English.
 
2012-07-03 04:54:17 PM  
The wife is working through this, I'll tell her to start a blog.

www.innatthecrossroads.com
 
2012-07-03 04:57:30 PM  

ThighsofGlory: HotWingConspiracy: Ambitwistor: HotWingConspiracy: Yeah I think he actually does know how to cook and was trained in France.

Wikipedia:

"Although Fieri has no training as a chef, he worked at various restaurants during high school, and then went on to manage and own restaurants. After graduation in 1987, he went to work for Stouffer's, developing restaurant concepts in Southern California and managing their flagship restaurant in Long Beach, California. After three years, he became District Manager of Louise's Trattoria, managing six locations along with recruiting and training for the restaurants. Fieri attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management in 1990."

"In the fall of 1996, Fieri and business partner Steve Gruber opened Johnny Garlic's, an Italian restaurant in Santa Rosa, California. A second location opened in Windsor in 1999, a third in Petaluma in 2000 or 2001 (since closed), and a fourth in Roseville in late 2008. Subsequently they developed Tex Wasabi's (barbecue and sushi) in 2003 in Santa Rosa, adding a second location in Sacramento's Arden-Arcade area in 2007. An additional Johnny Garlic's was opened in Dublin, CA in 2011."

Hahaha

Maybe Stouffer's is a prominent French cooking school?

Holy crap. He's a restaurant in Brentwood shy of delineating the Bay Area Douchebag Belt.


Being that you're from Lafayette, do you really consider the northern most portion of Marin County to be the Bay Area? I certainly don't. The closest one he has is Dublin. There isn't one in Walnut Creek, Berkeley, or Alamo, so he has quite a ways to go before he encompasses the BADB.
 
2012-07-03 04:58:06 PM  

KiTTeNs_on_AciD: The wife is working through this, I'll tell her to start a blog.

[www.innatthecrossroads.com image 351x450]


geek-news.mtv.com

Tell me how it is once she gets to this recipe.

I've also heard the Lamprey Pie is excellent.
 
2012-07-03 04:58:35 PM  
A Game of Thrones cookbook?

You hardly need a secondary book for that. The main books do well enough describing everything every character eats.
 
2012-07-03 04:59:51 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: A rolled R is not an english sound, and therefore doesn't mesh well with the language.

Sure, they are both natural English sounds, but "J" is not pronounced "H" in English, regardless of if the sound occurs naturally in the language or not.

But again, we're talking about how someone pronounces their own name. It is amazingly offensive, at least to me, to biatch about how someone pronounces their foreign name in English.


Sure, but your is someone saying their name is Maria with a rolled R. If I said it back to them I would most likely butcher it into "Madia" but only because the rolled R isn't an english sound. Where I would understand and say correctly "brueho" because h is an english sound. Were I to read those two, I would call her Maria and the farker "bruejo". Spanish does not follow english rules or syllables, so you can't expect someone to "correctly pronounce" something they don't understand.
 
2012-07-03 05:04:47 PM  

lockers: The_Six_Fingered_Man: A rolled R is not an english sound, and therefore doesn't mesh well with the language.

Sure, they are both natural English sounds, but "J" is not pronounced "H" in English, regardless of if the sound occurs naturally in the language or not.

But again, we're talking about how someone pronounces their own name. It is amazingly offensive, at least to me, to biatch about how someone pronounces their foreign name in English.

Sure, but your is someone saying their name is Maria with a rolled R. If I said it back to them I would most likely butcher it into "Madia" but only because the rolled R isn't an english sound. Where I would understand and say correctly "brueho" because h is an english sound. Were I to read those two, I would call her Maria and the farker "bruejo". Spanish does not follow english rules or syllables, so you can't expect someone to "correctly pronounce" something they don't understand.


Maybe it's just because I live in a high density area of peoples that speak Spanish/Italian that I'm used to it.
 
2012-07-03 05:07:23 PM  

Phoenix_M: Diners Drive-ins and Dives went to a place near my apartment (Tommy's Joynt) a hofbrau I've been going to since I was a child(30 plus years). Not one of the regular employees was on the episode. The old Mexican guys behind the counter were replaced by family member of the owner I've never seen before.


Maybe none of them wanted to be on TV for some reason.
 
2012-07-03 05:08:42 PM  

Cheron: InfamousBLT: Guy Fieri is a great entertainer, but I don't think he knows much about food.

a product. I a few years some one will put on a clip of him and we will all cringe and think, "that is what passed for cool." Those pictures of your parents (grandparents) in bell bottom jeans is what Guy will be in a few years. Just a marketing trend.


Who is this guy passing as cool to now?
 
2012-07-03 05:10:02 PM  
If you like Belgian beer and mussels, this place (in DC) is awesome: Granville Moore's
 
2012-07-03 05:10:35 PM  
For what its worth, my Mexican friend likes to pronounce guacamole like whack-a-mole and tortilla like it rhymes with flotilla (pronouncing the double l as two ll's rather than the proper Spanish y sound) to mess with everyone.

Its really quite fun.
 
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