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(USA Today)   Guy Fieri says his new Times Square restaurant does not suck donkey sauce   (usatoday.com) divider line 212
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2012-11-15 12:04:44 PM

stevie1der: On the other hand, the review Pete Wells wrote was unflinchingly scathing, remarkably unbalanced, and comes across as someone who has very personal animosity against Fiery or at least the ludicrous over the top food bro personality that Fieri portrays. It's entirely possible that Wells found not one redeemable thing about this new restaurant, but the unprofessional tone of the piece really just gives the impression that Wells has an axe to grind or is just trolling a "celebrity" "chef".


And yet I don't have a problem with this.

/just glad someone finally did it
 
2012-11-15 12:05:48 PM
He's like the Sammy Hagar of the food world.
 
2012-11-15 12:06:45 PM
The only reason I watch his D,D&D show is the great recipes that show up. It highlights great cooking that can be found in this country that doesn't require taking out a loan to pay the dinner bill. There is a recipe for thanksgiving leftovers that are turned into deep-fried balls of sheer bliss that will be put to use next week.

Turkey Balls
 
2012-11-15 12:06:51 PM

Mazzic518: vudukungfu: Frankenstorm: shiat sandwich.

Au contraire mon frere, a portion of a shiat sandwich is edible.
A Guy Fieri concoction might be either wholly inedible or overpriced, to both.

Any any rate, hoity toity asses who pretend to be chefs on TV wouldn't last two days as a dishwasher/prep cook at a busy joint. And they couldn't figure out how to cook for a family of 6 on food stamps while a lot of people out there do.

Want to be a hot shot TV chef? Do a show that shows you how to get by in this economy and provide nutrition, and variety on a budget, asshole. (looking at you Bozos in Dodin Bouffants)

Ramen kool-aid beer and cigarettes are hard?


Food stamp people I see at the store are always buying steaks.
 
2012-11-15 12:07:36 PM

Komplex: Having eaten at Les Halles when he was in charge, I can say it was competent ~ good not great. You'd never get a bad meal there, but you'd never get a spectacular meal there as well.


I would agree. When I'm in NYC - I still make it a point to stop by the place for lunch.
 
2012-11-15 12:08:09 PM
i will never know
 
2012-11-15 12:08:26 PM
He visited the Marietta Diner down here which gave them the impetus (and perhaps the uptick in business) to renovate. It's busy almost 24 hrs a day now.

And yes, their food is actually pretty damn good.
 
2012-11-15 12:11:51 PM
I don't watch his show since he is so insufferable, but his scouts do send him pretty decent places.
 
2012-11-15 12:12:33 PM
As much as I can't stand Guy, I have to agree that the critic went in with an ax to grind. The review, while comical at points, was done in such a petty and childish manner that it became off-putting about half way through. Sophomoric at best with some big words thrown in to give an air of sophistication.

I give the review: ★★½
 
2012-11-15 12:14:26 PM

TheDirtyNacho: Also, for 2 minutes of fun check out the Guy Fieri dish generator


Tempura meatloaf cannelloni with Jack Daniels cottage fries, $27.
 
2012-11-15 12:14:29 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: poughdrew: Sending in Gordon Ramsey to this place would be the best episode of Kitchen Nightmares ever. Donkey! No, donkey sauce. Sauce?

Are you a wizard?


11 seconds.

The episode of Kitchen Nightmares would be even better if Gordon arrived and acted in character as Guy Fieri, complete with dyed hair and sunglasses, and treated his kitchen like Drive-Ins, Diners, and Dives.
 
2012-11-15 12:18:51 PM

HatMadeOfAss: As much as I can't stand Guy, I have to agree that the critic went in with an ax to grind. The review, while comical at points, was done in such a petty and childish manner that it became off-putting about half way through. Sophomoric at best with some big words thrown in to give an air of sophistication.

I give the review: ★★½


I find your post shallow and pendantic, two points.
And if I wanted fish like that, I would have burned a box of Mrs. Pauls.
 
2012-11-15 12:28:19 PM
After what he did to sam roberts on O&A.. fark GUY... what a flaming piece of shiat...
 
2012-11-15 12:33:26 PM
pretty much, if you have a restaurant in Times Square...it sucks Donkey Balls. period.
 
2012-11-15 12:34:07 PM

McManus_brothers: TheDirtyNacho: Also, for 2 minutes of fun check out the Guy Fieri dish generator

Tempura meatloaf cannelloni with Jack Daniels cottage fries, $27.



You-kill-it-we-grill-it catfish platter with drunken monkey corn on the cob, $25 (comes with choice of soup or salad).
 
2012-11-15 12:35:06 PM

tricycleracer: IrateShadow: He's full of shiat. With 25 years experience, the place should be running damn near flawlessly after the first couple of weeks. Hell, it should be perfection right out the door, because shiat reviews for the opening days can sink a place.

Spike should send in the Bar Rescue guy to fix it for Guy.


You're a genius.
 
2012-11-15 12:45:52 PM

Broktun: ModernPrimitive01: I don't really care to eat at a celebrity chef's restaurant (Anthony Bourdain might be the exception because I am a fan of his) but I have learned some cool cooking ideas from Diner Drive Ins and Dives.

/learned the best way to make wings is to fry them first, then add sauce, then put them on the grill for a few minutes to let everything caramelize. After doing this, other ways of doing wings just won't cut it

Bourdain loved Bobby Flay's restaurant on No Reservations.


I recall him saying, "I hate it like poison.".
 
2012-11-15 12:46:50 PM
Looks like a job for
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/Souperman
 
2012-11-15 12:46:57 PM
Although the review makes me want to avoid that place next time I'm in the city, it's a symptom of what is wrong with reviewing as a career. I've only had one really vicious review in my writing life, and it was in Fangoria, so it didn't hurt my feelings too much. But when I was reviewing books, a job I did for 20 some years, I resisted completely the temptation to publish killer reviews (though I did write a few; I just didn't send them to my editor for publication.) They are, it must be admitted, a lot of fun to write, but they do not serve the audience as well as positive reviews do. I read a lot of terrible books in those years, but I also read a lot of good books... so many that even though I only reviewed the good ones, I couldn't review all the good ones. Why waste any precious space on lambasting losers, when so many good writers fall by the wayside and receive no attention from reviewers and public?

When I'm looking to go out to eat, I look for good places to go, not bad places to avoid. Going to a pricey restaurant is an act of consumption considerable enough to make a bit of research worthwhile, and I want to know where to go to be happy, not where to avoid going. If I were this guy's editor, I'd tell him that if he can't find good places to review, he should look for new employment.
 
2012-11-15 12:50:51 PM

TheDirtyNacho: He asks for 6 more months. It's been open 2 months. If a restaurant takes 8 farking months to get its act together, it deserves to go out of business.

Also, for 2 minutes of fun check out the Guy Fieri dish generator

5 a.m. tri-tip taquitos with Jack Daniels tater tots, market price.


General Tso's pastrami mini-calzones with kung pao potato skins! Yum!
 
2012-11-15 12:52:14 PM
Looks like Guy will continue his Triple D tour of America alone. The Biden as sidekick petition has been removed.

Thanks to all who signed. All 3 of you.
 
2012-11-15 12:53:03 PM

HotWingConspiracy: stevenboof: IrateShadow: He's full of shiat. With 25 years experience, the place should be running damn near flawlessly after the first couple of weeks. Hell, it should be perfection right out the door, because shiat reviews for the opening days can sink a place.

In Guy's defense (ughhh, how did I even just type that), it is in New York, which means he probably has to hire a lot of New Yorkers.

And New Yorkers certainly know nothing of the restaurant business.


I think his comment has more to do with New Yorkers being pricks, not their knowledge of the restaurant business.
 
2012-11-15 12:55:25 PM

TheDirtyNacho: He asks for 6 more months. It's been open 2 months. If a restaurant takes 8 farking months to get its act together, it deserves to go out of business.

Also, for 2 minutes of fun check out the Guy Fieri dish generator

5 a.m. tri-tip taquitos with Jack Daniels tater tots, market price.


Tomahawk crayfish flatbread with Uncle Dino's corn on the cob, $27.
 
2012-11-15 12:59:04 PM

mcreadyblue: Mazzic518: vudukungfu: Frankenstorm: shiat sandwich.

Au contraire mon frere, a portion of a shiat sandwich is edible.
A Guy Fieri concoction might be either wholly inedible or overpriced, to both.

Any any rate, hoity toity asses who pretend to be chefs on TV wouldn't last two days as a dishwasher/prep cook at a busy joint. And they couldn't figure out how to cook for a family of 6 on food stamps while a lot of people out there do.

Want to be a hot shot TV chef? Do a show that shows you how to get by in this economy and provide nutrition, and variety on a budget, asshole. (looking at you Bozos in Dodin Bouffants)

Ramen kool-aid beer and cigarettes are hard?

Food stamp people I see at the store are always buying steaks.


Fun fact we sell more shrimp the first week of the month than all the other weeks :(
 
2012-11-15 12:59:08 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Looks like Guy will continue his Triple D tour of America alone. The Biden as sidekick petition has been removed.

Thanks to all who signed. All 3 of you.


I wouldn't subject the Bidens to traveling with Guy. That's grade A Gitmo-style torture.
 
2012-11-15 01:00:16 PM

PsyLord: AverageAmericanGuy: Looks like Guy will continue his Triple D tour of America alone. The Biden as sidekick petition has been removed.

Thanks to all who signed. All 3 of you.

I wouldn't subject the Bidens to traveling with Guy. That's grade A Gitmo-style torture.


They would take separate cars. Fieri in his Mustang. Biden in his Trans Am.

It would have been gnarly. Pure money.
 
2012-11-15 01:00:19 PM

Rapmaster2000: H31N0US: Rapmaster2000: pxlboy: InmanRoshi: It's friggin Times Square. How does Fierri's shiatty tourist food any significantly worse than all the other chain restaurant franchises around it? If you eat on Times Square you know what you're getting into, for better or worse.

And if it's as bad as the review says, you're better off visiting the Sabrett stand.

Compared to everything else in Times Square, at least you get the quality you paid for at the Sabrett stand

If you are in Times Square and want a good meal without feeling and being treated like a rube, go to Chop't salads on Broadway and 41st, or Maoz Vegetarian on 7th and 40th. There is also a nice buffet / Korean BBQ type place called The Duke on Broadway and 41st. If you must sit down an be waited on do the Thai restaurants up around 48th and 9th, or Juniors on 44th between 8th and 7th.

You're welcome.

Where's the Olive Garden?


I laughed out loud. nice!
 
2012-11-15 01:04:08 PM
It always seems the best food on DD&D is coming out of little hole in the wall or family run places. I wouldn't expect great food in a 500 seat restaurant.
 
2012-11-15 01:06:44 PM
Everyone in this thread is just a corncob who cant handle the bold flavors of the bad boy lifestyle that this resturant or Capt Karl's Pizza Ship bring to the table. You all are juat as bad as Dave, kemosabe.

/you guys
 
2012-11-15 01:06:47 PM

pxlboy: He visited the Marietta Diner down here which gave them the impetus (and perhaps the uptick in business) to renovate. It's busy almost 24 hrs a day now.

And yes, their food is actually pretty damn good.


My wife and I go there occasionally with our 2 year old daughter. Usually we split something and still can't finish it.

But they have pretty much always been busy.
 
2012-11-15 01:07:13 PM
He's just so douchey.
 
2012-11-15 01:08:03 PM
But does he garnish everything with raisins in his restaurant?

Gobble gobble... full throbble!

/sorry for the ad
 
2012-11-15 01:08:29 PM
You mean the restaurant owned by the guy who dresses like he's in a pit crew at a NASCAR race sucks? I'm shocked.
 
2012-11-15 01:09:33 PM

Rapmaster2000: H31N0US: Rapmaster2000: pxlboy: InmanRoshi: It's friggin Times Square. How does Fierri's shiatty tourist food any significantly worse than all the other chain restaurant franchises around it? If you eat on Times Square you know what you're getting into, for better or worse.

And if it's as bad as the review says, you're better off visiting the Sabrett stand.

Compared to everything else in Times Square, at least you get the quality you paid for at the Sabrett stand

If you are in Times Square and want a good meal without feeling and being treated like a rube, go to Chop't salads on Broadway and 41st, or Maoz Vegetarian on 7th and 40th. There is also a nice buffet / Korean BBQ type place called The Duke on Broadway and 41st. If you must sit down an be waited on do the Thai restaurants up around 48th and 9th, or Juniors on 44th between 8th and 7th.

You're welcome.

Where's the Olive Garden?


I hear a new one just opened in grand Forks
 
2012-11-15 01:11:54 PM

NutznGum: You mean the restaurant owned by the guy who dresses like he's in a pit crew at a NASCAR race sucks? I'm shocked.


How dare you besmirch the good name of NASCAR! I will await your apology.
 
2012-11-15 01:15:07 PM

Mazzic518: blatz514: All I got from that article was.."blah blah blah Savannah Guthrie."

[xfinity.comcast.net image 300x300]

You checked her wiki?


This wiki? cause it's pretty weird.
 
2012-11-15 01:17:54 PM

Two16: Broktun: ModernPrimitive01: I don't really care to eat at a celebrity chef's restaurant (Anthony Bourdain might be the exception because I am a fan of his) but I have learned some cool cooking ideas from Diner Drive Ins and Dives.

/learned the best way to make wings is to fry them first, then add sauce, then put them on the grill for a few minutes to let everything caramelize. After doing this, other ways of doing wings just won't cut it

Bourdain loved Bobby Flay's restaurant on No Reservations.

I recall him saying, "I hate it like poison.".


I think he went into the restaurant wanting to hate it, but said "it didn't suck".

I think in Vegas he had French Fries that were better than his at Les halles.
 
2012-11-15 01:21:31 PM

Mazzic518: mcreadyblue: Mazzic518: vudukungfu: Frankenstorm: shiat sandwich.

Au contraire mon frere, a portion of a shiat sandwich is edible.
A Guy Fieri concoction might be either wholly inedible or overpriced, to both.

Any any rate, hoity toity asses who pretend to be chefs on TV wouldn't last two days as a dishwasher/prep cook at a busy joint. And they couldn't figure out how to cook for a family of 6 on food stamps while a lot of people out there do.

Want to be a hot shot TV chef? Do a show that shows you how to get by in this economy and provide nutrition, and variety on a budget, asshole. (looking at you Bozos in Dodin Bouffants)

Ramen kool-aid beer and cigarettes are hard?

Food stamp people I see at the store are always buying steaks.

Fun fact we sell more shrimp the first week of the month than all the other weeks :(


Which is why they need a show tehy can sit on their fat asses and watch so they know how to stretch the dollar.
They would eat better.
You would sell more skrimps.
 
2012-11-15 01:25:12 PM

TheDirtyNacho:
Also, for 2 minutes of fun check out the Guy Fieri dish generator

.


Philly-style tuna sliders with Hawaiian-style guacamole, $39.


ewwwwww
 
2012-11-15 01:26:07 PM
I like Triple D but I hate that guy. His real name is Guy Ferry, FERRY! I'm glad there is now a Canadian equivalent to that show.
 
2012-11-15 01:26:51 PM

Wrong Trousers: Mazzic518: blatz514: All I got from that article was.."blah blah blah Savannah Guthrie."

[xfinity.comcast.net image 300x300]

You checked her wiki?

This wiki? cause it's pretty weird.


Now that is just creepy lol
 
2012-11-15 01:30:46 PM

Komplex:

Having eaten at Les Halles when he [Bourdain] was in charge, I can say it was competent ~ good not great. You'd never get a bad meal there, but you'd never get a spectacular meal there as well.


Interestingly, that sentence pretty much describes how Anthony Bourdain describes himself as a cook.
 
2012-11-15 01:36:57 PM

DSF6969: TheDirtyNacho: He asks for 6 more months. It's been open 2 months. If a restaurant takes 8 farking months to get its act together, it deserves to go out of business.

Also, for 2 minutes of fun check out the Guy Fieri dish generator

5 a.m. tri-tip taquitos with Jack Daniels tater tots, market price.

Tomahawk crayfish flatbread with Uncle Dino's corn on the cob, $27.


Cedar plank meatloaf buns with roasted garlic wontons, $14 (only for kids under 12).

I don't even
 
2012-11-15 01:40:10 PM

Mazzic518: Fun fact we sell more shrimp the first week of the month than all the other weeks :(


shrimp are actually one of the cheaper options for seafood at my local supermarket (not counting stuff on sale, but poor people have to buy stuff they can getin bulk and store, like frozen shrimp over a fresh salmon steak.) price per pound for the little ones is on par with better cuts of pork, boneless chicken and most of the beef.
 
2012-11-15 01:42:32 PM
I love "Diners, Drive ins and Dives". Food porn at its finest. The only thing that would make it better would be removing Guy Fieri.
 
2012-11-15 01:47:56 PM
Welcome to Faker Town

Fake review removed from Yelp page

I posted the Yelp link in yesterday's thread. Also, here's the Urban Spoon link for the place.
 
2012-11-15 01:51:04 PM

CognaciousThunk: Welcome to Faker Town

Fake review removed from Yelp page

I posted the Yelp link in yesterday's thread. Also, here's the Urban Spoon link for the place.


From that page, I saw this:

The Worst Lines of Guy Fieri's NYT Review, With Cats
 
2012-11-15 01:52:51 PM

Marlys: I don't know what donkey sauce is, but it sure doesn't sound like something that I want to put in my mouth.


It's what comes out when he taps that ass.
 
2012-11-15 01:55:14 PM

tlchwi02: Mazzic518: Fun fact we sell more shrimp the first week of the month than all the other weeks :(

shrimp are actually one of the cheaper options for seafood at my local supermarket (not counting stuff on sale, but poor people have to buy stuff they can getin bulk and store, like frozen shrimp over a fresh salmon steak.) price per pound for the little ones is on par with better cuts of pork, boneless chicken and most of the beef.


70-90 cooked frozen shimp is like $7/lb.... boneless chicken breasts are $1.99/lb Boneless Center cut pork chops are $2.99/lb
 
2012-11-15 02:05:38 PM

factoryconnection: Here's the hidden agenda: you're a celebrity chef, a very experienced restauranteur, and you've had 60 days to iron out the kinks in a place that charges $18 for a burger in a city with vast restaurant talent to support you.


Well, in defense of the menu, $13 is good for a PB&J though, right?
 
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