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(The New York Times)   The NY Times reviews Guy Fieri's new restaurant and, well... "Hey, did you try that blue drink, the one that glows like nuclear waste? The watermelon margarita? Any idea why it tastes like some combination of radiator fluid and formaldehyde?"   (nytimes.com) divider line 58
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2012-11-14 08:49:26 AM
22 votes:
Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?
2012-11-14 08:59:14 AM
9 votes:
"Donkey Sauce" will be the name of my niche erotica punk-styled garage band.
2012-11-14 10:47:58 AM
8 votes:
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

BOLD FLAVORS!
2012-11-14 09:02:39 AM
6 votes:

xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?


Is this a difficult game?
2012-11-14 10:07:28 AM
4 votes:

Staffist: What the fark is going on here?


i'm sorry, did you come in here expecting engaging conversation? is that more or less dumb than going to time square and expecting a quality dining experience?
2012-11-14 09:01:22 AM
4 votes:

Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?


How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?
2012-11-14 11:01:51 AM
3 votes:
I dunno, I thought the menu looked pretty good

s3-ec.buzzfed.com
2012-11-14 10:54:23 AM
3 votes:
Shocking... an overpriced shiatty restaurant in Times Square... I'll get to the RomeroCopter.
2012-11-14 10:50:44 AM
3 votes:

Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?


i171.photobucket.com
2012-11-14 10:41:56 AM
3 votes:

Frankenstorm: I know women that have crushes on him. Shudder.


Do any of them, perchance, have two feet?
2012-11-14 10:30:20 AM
3 votes:

Cythraul: Paris1127: Cythraul: xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?

Is this a difficult game?

Do you have a basic idea of the rules based solely off the title?

/of course, perhaps "Questionable Impressions" on Whose Line? is harder?

Wouldn't the nature of playing this game through the internet make the game less challenging? Wouldn't having ample time to think of a response in the form of question, removed from the spontaneity of in-person participation reduce the skill required?


All you have to do is raise your pitch at the end of the sentence?
2012-11-14 09:58:39 AM
3 votes:
What the fark is going on here?
2012-11-14 09:54:48 AM
3 votes:
c-c-c-c-combo breaker?

sh*t, i f*cked that up, didn't i?
2012-11-14 09:19:14 AM
3 votes:
And when we hear the words Donkey Sauce,which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about?
2012-11-14 09:15:50 AM
3 votes:

Cythraul: xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?

Is this a difficult game?


Do you have a basic idea of the rules based solely off the title?

/of course, perhaps "Questionable Impressions" on Whose Line? is harder?
2012-11-14 11:34:55 AM
2 votes:

gingerjet: Englebert Slaptyback: WTF would go to Hawaii and eat at Red Lobster?


a little off-topic but still a valid question

My mother. When surrounded with new, different, and sometimes confusing environment - people just want something safe and predictable.

/growing up - Red Lobster was the restaurant we would go to for a "nice night out"


We always took Grandma there, until she loudly announced at the table "I just don't see why we can't call them coloreds anymore."
2012-11-14 11:12:08 AM
2 votes:
thechive.files.wordpress.com
I tried watching his show, it gave me a seizure. Now I black out whenever I see blinking lights.

fark you Guy Fieri.
2012-11-14 11:08:45 AM
2 votes:
Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Guy Fieri or Nancy Grace? Wait... those are two different people?

Yes. Guy Fieri looks like he stuck his wiener in a light socket. Nancy Grace looks like she wants to put someone's wiener into a light socket.
2012-11-14 11:00:02 AM
2 votes:

topcon: Who do you love to hate more:

Guy Fieri or Nancy Grace?

It's a tough question.


Wait... those are two different people?
2012-11-14 10:53:29 AM
2 votes:

Grither: HotWingConspiracy: Why anyone would travel to a food haven and plop their asses down at a TGI Fridays is more than I can comprehend.

Guess what the highest grossing restaurant in Manhattan is!



Yeah well your Mom may go down on twenty-five johns a night but it's not hard to find someone who does it better.
2012-11-14 10:46:08 AM
2 votes:
What if there were no rhetorical questions?
2012-11-14 10:41:35 AM
2 votes:

fireclown: WTF Indeed: Anyone that walks into that place thinking it's not a money trap for middle-aged couples who DVR his show, then they are dumber than the Guy Fieri's persona.

Great. Now can we do something about the various Jimmy Buffet restaurants?


At least Jimmy Buffet doesn't pretend to be a chef.
2012-11-14 10:40:20 AM
2 votes:
Well, there's your problem. You tried to EAT the food. You were supposed to just watch the food on TV.
2012-11-14 10:35:27 AM
2 votes:

Dead for Tax Reasons: And when we hear the words Donkey Sauce,which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about?


The sauce part, maybe?
2012-11-14 10:30:29 AM
2 votes:
am I the only one who thinks antifreeze looks tasty? Could be due to my childhood love of EctoCooler

/never tried antifreeze
2012-11-14 10:17:44 AM
2 votes:

xanadian: Oh dear, did I start this mess?


Or was it I? Wasn't I the first person to post only questions? Even if I didn't know the thread would (d)evolve into Questions Only?
2012-11-14 10:08:09 AM
2 votes:

Paris1127: Cythraul: Paris1127: Cythraul: xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?

Is this a difficult game?

Do you have a basic idea of the rules based solely off the title?

/of course, perhaps "Questionable Impressions" on Whose Line? is harder?

Wouldn't the nature of playing this game through the internet make the game less challenging? Wouldn't having ample time to think of a response in the form of question, removed from the spontaneity of in-person participation reduce the skill required?

But in this case isn't it necessary to make do with what we have? Shouldn't the purpose of this game be just to have fun? Weren't the points on [the American version of] Whose Line? worthless?


The hell are you talking about?
2012-11-14 09:38:32 AM
2 votes:
Oh dear, did I start this mess?
2012-11-14 09:28:02 AM
2 votes:

Cythraul: Paris1127: Cythraul: xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?

Is this a difficult game?

Do you have a basic idea of the rules based solely off the title?

/of course, perhaps "Questionable Impressions" on Whose Line? is harder?

Wouldn't the nature of playing this game through the internet make the game less challenging? Wouldn't having ample time to think of a response in the form of question, removed from the spontaneity of in-person participation reduce the skill required?


But in this case isn't it necessary to make do with what we have? Shouldn't the purpose of this game be just to have fun? Weren't the points on [the American version of] Whose Line? worthless?
2012-11-14 09:18:49 AM
2 votes:

Paris1127: Cythraul: xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?

Is this a difficult game?

Do you have a basic idea of the rules based solely off the title?

/of course, perhaps "Questionable Impressions" on Whose Line? is harder?


Wouldn't the nature of playing this game through the internet make the game less challenging? Wouldn't having ample time to think of a response in the form of question, removed from the spontaneity of in-person participation reduce the skill required?
2012-11-14 02:45:56 PM
1 votes:
Shorter version of article:

"Would the owner sue me if I described in detail how atrocious an experience I had?
Would he?
Would people believe my column/review if I merely gave it one star with three words: DON'T EAT HERE ?
Am I just wasting everyone's time by trying to appear clever, when really, this article is a pretty practical source of information for the curious?
Does my life have meaning?
Why am I still alone?
God? Are you there?"
2012-11-14 12:28:59 PM
1 votes:
As somebody who is on the road fairly freqently, I need to share some information that big-city foodies seem to be unaware of.

Whenever you outside of an urban area or the directly surrounding suburbs of an urban area, all of the local restaurants suck baboons ass. If you are in Bumfark, ND and your choice is Olive Garden or any local establishment, trust me - THE OLIVE GARDEN WILL BE BETTER. Or Applebees. Or Chilis, etc. I have never had anything I truly enjoyed at Applebees, but for some reason, local restaurants in rural outposts are EVEN WORSE. ALWAYS. (Sorry for the shouting.)

However, when you are in any fairly sizable city, the local places are far, far better than any of the chains. Eating at a chain restaurant in NYC is kind of defeating one of the reasons to go there.
2012-11-14 11:53:48 AM
1 votes:

factoryconnection: Am I bad to think that she might have been wondering just for reference purposes? That she didn't want to get pictures with the fake "Naked Cowboy?"


The idea of counterfeit, race inappropriate naked cowboys is amazing.
2012-11-14 11:40:57 AM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: We always took Grandma there, until she loudly announced at the table "I just don't see why we can't call them coloreds anymore."


Had the same experience with my grandfather - but it was at the Old Country Buffett and he didn't use the word 'coloreds'.
2012-11-14 11:29:25 AM
1 votes:

skullkrusher:

it's not like that at all. These aren't 4 star restaurants. They're largely casual little places with good, reasonably priced (for midtown manhattan) food


You live in NYC, so you're generally cool with being adventurous. You don't know a lot of people that aren't. I work with engineers in a suburban office park. There will be a new place and I'll say "let's eat there for lunch today" and someone will say "but we don't know if its good" to which I say "well, let's eat there and find out."

Once another guy (who is really a nice guy and I like) was amazed that I would just order something I'd never eaten off of a menu. He only eats chicken burritos at a Cuban place we sometimes go to.

Another guy thinks I'm a snob because I won't go to Applebee's. I say it's because they microwave their burgers. His wife gives him Applebee's gift cards as a Christmas gift.

So now I mostly eat lunch with the Chinese guys.
2012-11-14 11:19:13 AM
1 votes:

busy chillin': skullkrusher:


I used to work in TS and would get tourists almost every day asking for directions to the Olive Garden. You are in the middle of NYC. You are in Times Square... restaurant row is a 2 block walk from where you are. You want Italian food? We have that here. There are literally dozens of little, awesome bistros and cafes and restaurants lining both sides of the street and you are asking for directions to the all you can eat breadsticks?

I agree that sucks...but lots of people aren't cool and don't want to be cool. They aren't adventurous and don't want to go into a place they don't know where snobby foodies are going to look down their noses as they mispronounce menu items.

I hate Olive Garden, but as I get older I get it. Sometimes you just want to eat...not be the lame kid sitting at the cool kid table sticking out like a soar thumb.


it's not like that at all. These aren't 4 star restaurants. They're largely casual little places with good, reasonably priced (for midtown manhattan) food
2012-11-14 11:11:38 AM
1 votes:

pute kisses like a man: that's how toursits are. come to new orleans, a place visited for its food, and you see the tourist traps brimming over the top with out-of-towners savoring the worst food the city has to offer. and getting charged for it. and there are good restaurants within walking distance. sometimes, just next door. but they don't have "Best gumbo in new orleans" on a poster and picture of really big drink specials


Partly that's because in New Orleans, about 12 square blocks of the city are safe, and the better restaurants are typically wedged between two strip clubs.

\what a festering shiathole of a city. I don't understand what the nutria see in the place
2012-11-14 11:05:19 AM
1 votes:

Cythraul: Paris1127: Cythraul: xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?

Is this a difficult game?

Do you have a basic idea of the rules based solely off the title?

/of course, perhaps "Questionable Impressions" on Whose Line? is harder?

Wouldn't the nature of playing this game through the internet make the game less challenging? Wouldn't having ample time to think of a response in the form of question, removed from the spontaneity of in-person participation reduce the skill required?


Foul! Rhetorical questions. 15-Love.
2012-11-14 10:57:11 AM
1 votes:

pute kisses like a man: / as a general rule, if the place says home of the best _____, it is not the home of the best _____.


You did it! Congratulations! World's best cup of coffee! Great job, everybody!
2012-11-14 10:55:46 AM
1 votes:

Mart Laar's beard shaver: I, for one, would like to know how to make my drinks glow like they're radioactive.

Any Fark tutorials?


www.fallout3.net

Nuka-Cola Quantum?
2012-11-14 10:53:14 AM
1 votes:

topcon: Who do you love to hate more:

Guy Fieri or Nancy Grace?

It's a tough question.


i48.tinypic.com
2012-11-14 10:52:57 AM
1 votes:

WarszawaScream: Writing an article in all questions seems like a great idea, this totally won't make anyone want to slap me and disregard everything I'm saying.


Looking around, the review looks to be going viral, so, yes, it was a great idea.
2012-11-14 10:51:42 AM
1 votes:

The Third Man: AngryPanda: fireclown: WTF Indeed: Anyone that walks into that place thinking it's not a money trap for middle-aged couples who DVR his show, then they are dumber than the Guy Fieri's persona.

Great. Now can we do something about the various Jimmy Buffet restaurants?

Or Buffalo Wild Wings?

It is a source of bewilderment to me that Buffalo Wild Wings has locations in Buffalo. It can't be for the tourist trade, because Buffalo has no tourists. And every local knows that even the local sub shop will have wings twice as good for less than half the price. How the hell do they stay in business?


20 years ago they were pretty damn good - the wings were large and cheap, the beer was varied and reasonable. Hell, much like most bars the food was there to give you something to do while you drank. Now the wings look like the chickens had polio and the cost went from a complete afterthought to "hmmm I could have had a steak somewhere for what I paid for 20 wings....."
2012-11-14 10:51:17 AM
1 votes:
Who do you love to hate more:

Guy Fieri or Nancy Grace?

It's a tough question.
2012-11-14 10:48:36 AM
1 votes:

The Third Man: AngryPanda: fireclown: WTF Indeed: Anyone that walks into that place thinking it's not a money trap for middle-aged couples who DVR his show, then they are dumber than the Guy Fieri's persona.

Great. Now can we do something about the various Jimmy Buffet restaurants?

Or Buffalo Wild Wings?

It is a source of bewilderment to me that Buffalo Wild Wings has locations in Buffalo. It can't be for the tourist trade, because Buffalo has no tourists. And every local knows that even the local sub shop will have wings twice as good for less than half the price. How the hell do they stay in business?


I bet Santa Fe has Chili's, NYC and Chicago have Domino's and Papa John's.. hell, I live down the block from a Pizzeria Uno... Chicago chain pizza in my town? That's like stepping on a church here!
2012-11-14 10:48:07 AM
1 votes:

Grither: HotWingConspiracy: Why anyone would travel to a food haven and plop their asses down at a TGI Fridays is more than I can comprehend.

Guess what the highest grossing restaurant in Manhattan is!


My girlfriend's mom lives on a houseboat in the Bronx (don't ask) and she will only dine at TGI Fridays.
2012-11-14 10:47:07 AM
1 votes:
Writing an article in all questions seems like a great idea, this totally won't make anyone want to slap me and disregard everything I'm saying.
2012-11-14 10:43:07 AM
1 votes:

moothemagiccow: Wait a minute. You want the fat flyover humps in line in front of you at the good restaurants?


No, that's why I sent them to restaurant row.
2012-11-14 10:42:56 AM
1 votes:
I think that fictional character Nadia G could take fictional character Guy Fieri in a fight.
2012-11-14 10:41:22 AM
1 votes:

Yanks_RSJ: damageddude: Rule 1 when eating in the TImes Square area: avoid theme/chain/celebrity restaurants at all costs.
Rule 2: See Rule 1

Seriously, walk just a block or two on any side street and you will find plenty of moderately priced, good restaurants.

Guy Fieri may be an enormous douche, but he's not an idiot. Open a restaurant in Times Square and wait for all the fat flyover tourist humps to flock through the doors and pile generic food into their mouths. The fact that people travel to this city and willingly restrict themselves to Times Square's overpriced garbage is amazing.

Christ, walk out past 8th avenue and even Restaurant Row has better options. It's only two blocks, it won't kill ya.


Yeah, Guy didn't open this place for the elite New Yorker. Tourists have no idea where to go to eat, so they go to Times Square and pick something familiar. In a previous post, I explained how I fell victim to this once.

On my first trip to New York (I was 12 or so), my family ate at a McDonald's. We're from West Virginia. Tourists don't know any better.
2012-11-14 10:39:25 AM
1 votes:
I cannot stand that guy. So farking annoying.
2012-11-14 10:38:32 AM
1 votes:

Joe Peanut: Actually, as New Yorker I would say "Rule 1: Avoid Times Square".


I disagree. It's something that you should see at least once.
2012-11-14 10:38:18 AM
1 votes:

Yanks_RSJ: damageddude: Rule 1 when eating in the TImes Square area: avoid theme/chain/celebrity restaurants at all costs.
Rule 2: See Rule 1

Seriously, walk just a block or two on any side street and you will find plenty of moderately priced, good restaurants.

Guy Fieri may be an enormous douche, but he's not an idiot. Open a restaurant in Times Square and wait for all the fat flyover tourist humps to flock through the doors and pile generic food into their mouths. The fact that people travel to this city and willingly restrict themselves to Times Square's overpriced garbage is amazing.

Christ, walk out past 8th avenue and even Restaurant Row has better options. It's only two blocks, it won't kill ya.


Wait a minute. You want the fat flyover humps in line in front of you at the good restaurants?

The restriction to the tourist area isn't surprising. People continue to visit las vegas
2012-11-14 10:37:21 AM
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: Anyone that walks into that place thinking it's not a money trap for middle-aged couples who DVR his show, then they are dumber than the Guy Fieri's persona.


Great. Now can we do something about the various Jimmy Buffet restaurants?
2012-11-14 10:33:32 AM
1 votes:
and the rules of 20 questions flew right out the door for this author.
2012-11-14 10:17:07 AM
1 votes:

xanadian: Oh dear, did I start this mess?


Yeah, did you?
2012-11-14 08:46:57 AM
1 votes:
"That's Money!"
2012-11-14 08:36:14 AM
1 votes:
Anyone that walks into that place thinking it's not a money trap for middle-aged couples who DVR his show, then they are dumber than the Guy Fieri's persona.
 
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