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(USA Today)   Guy Fieri says his new Times Square restaurant does not suck donkey sauce   (usatoday.com) divider line 43
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2012-11-15 11:06:01 AM
5 votes:
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.
2012-11-15 11:26:01 AM
4 votes:

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.
2012-11-15 11:15:00 AM
3 votes:
I saw a couple of episodes of "the next food network star" and the VPs of FoodTV were always on the lookout for another Guy Fieri. They should strip the "Food" part out FoodTV.
2012-11-15 11:07:26 AM
3 votes:

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.
2012-11-15 12:46:57 PM
2 votes:
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 11:44:32 AM
2 votes:
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. The reviewer seems to expect that Guy Fieri would run his restaurant in such a way to produce a product commensurate with the price and his experience. He even cited the standards one could expect at Johnny Garlic's that were woefully missed at American Kitchen.

Sounds like a guy with an axe to grind: the "stop fleecing people" axe.
2012-11-15 11:32:29 AM
2 votes:
Sending in Gordon Ramsey to this place would be the best episode of Kitchen Nightmares ever. Donkey! No, donkey sauce. Sauce?
2012-11-15 11:23:34 AM
2 votes:
As Bill Hicks would have said, Guy is a demon set loose to lower the standards.
2012-11-15 11:16:25 AM
2 votes:

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)
2012-11-15 11:12:03 AM
2 votes:
He is a walking crime against food and human decency.
2012-11-15 11:09:53 AM
2 votes:
Guy Fieri trifecta now in play.
2012-11-15 11:08:20 AM
2 votes:
2012-11-15 05:31:47 PM
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
"Almost out! Jack off the donkey one more time!"
2012-11-15 03:05:04 PM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

Who rule Flavor Town?
2012-11-15 02:34:49 PM
1 votes:
I've read bad reviews of his Johnny Garlic's restaurants, so it's not limited to just this NY restaurant.

Guy Fieri may have some actual cooking ability, but he has no desire to prove it, and is content giving the people the most generic product possible.

He's the Nickelback of food.
2012-11-15 01:09:33 PM
1 votes:

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 12:46:50 PM
1 votes:
Looks like a job for
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/Souperman
2012-11-15 12:06:45 PM
1 votes:
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 12:05:48 PM
1 votes:
He's like the Sammy Hagar of the food world.
2012-11-15 12:04:33 PM
1 votes:
Any fat bastard pitching Jack Daniels ribs for TGIF should be shot in the dick.
2012-11-15 11:52:20 AM
1 votes:
What does Guy bring to the table (no pun intended)? Dumbing everything down to diner-level food? Eggs and foie gras on sourdough, deep fried and drizzled with a pomegranate reduction?

Even if his skill was "running a restaurant", it looks like he fails. His only discernible skill at this point is "ability to make Food Network brass think his celebrity will be worth a damn". They may have been right, but it no longer has nothing to do with food, and now his name is mud pie.
2012-11-15 11:50:40 AM
1 votes:

lohphat: Like Waffle House.

/"mediocre" is a quality


Agreed. However, Denny's and Waffle House doesn't try to be spectacular. They are trying to be consistently mediocre. And in that, they are successful. I'm not going to Denny's to be wow'd. I'm going to get some bacon and eggs and a cup of coffee, and then get on with my life.
2012-11-15 11:49:36 AM
1 votes:
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.
2012-11-15 11:43:35 AM
1 votes:
"In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so."

-Anton Ego from Pixar's Ratatouille.
2012-11-15 11:40:55 AM
1 votes:

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.


It's a Brassier, not a fine dining establishment.
2012-11-15 11:33:52 AM
1 votes:

Kraftwerk Orange: "Lick my sweaty taint you pretentious, arrogant, pencil pushing dickweed. I hope you enjoy scribbling critiques for your own blog when the Internet finally kills your wheezing, geriatric husk of a business model, you irrelevant, chirping assbag. I'm an icon, you're artifact!"


Sorta funny, but like everything there is a grain of truth - food critics (like all paid to review) can often be pompous windbags with overly inflated sense of worth. Food is (literally) up to individual taste. Some may like it, some may not - but to proclaim your palate is superior over all others and can deliver the verdict is hubris.

/I picture the "Stop Liking What I Don't Like" kid as the reviewer.
2012-11-15 11:32:40 AM
1 votes:
I smell a very special episode of Hells Kitchen coming up.

Needs some Gordon Farking Ramsay!!!
2012-11-15 11:28:45 AM
1 votes:
I hate Guy, and I remember when he was on the show that chose the next Food Network star. The gay black guy was so much better than him.
2012-11-15 11:27:14 AM
1 votes:

pacochu: 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


I prefer to smoke them first, then drop them in the fryer for a minute or so to crisp up. I might have gotten that from triple D myself.


That kinda makes me wonder why some of these places let Guy in? Sure it's good publicity, but the dude will probably rip your ideas after you show him how to make your best dishes.
2012-11-15 11:26:37 AM
1 votes:
Great. Now I want wings.

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2012-11-15 11:26:21 AM
1 votes:
I find I'm a conglomeration of the previously stated opinions here. Fieri has too much experience and cache in the business at this point to get away with a simple, hey it's been two months, give us more time. Bad recipes and crap food prep are things you take care of well before the 60 day mark. If it's a clown operation, then own it and fix it.

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".
2012-11-15 11:22:36 AM
1 votes:

IronButterfly: Sounds like a CAT5 hurricane in a teacup.

/meh


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2012-11-15 11:12:49 AM
1 votes:
It's the damn Liberal/Conservative (circle one) media. They are always out to slander those chubby douche nozzles with frosted tips who try too hard to be cool and than open a TGIFs in Times square. I mean, really, don't those libtards/Nazis (circle one) realize that the only four star restaurants in Times square is the ESPN Sportszone and Goofy Fieri is just pandering to the tourists who will shovel anything fried into their gaping pie holes? Man, I hate them.
2012-11-15 11:11:46 AM
1 votes:
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
2012-11-15 11:10:10 AM
1 votes:
Mixed opinions on this. Irate Shadow nailed it...asking for more time screams amateur hour. Also, as someone who doesn't watch TV and has no idea who this Guy is, I have to admit he looks like a total douchecanoe.

OTOH there's no need for a review like that, and I felt that closing his rebuttal saying he stood by his team was the right thing to do.
2012-11-15 11:09:14 AM
1 votes:
the reviewer also likely didn't give it a fair shake, most of us already have a low opionion of professional food taster guy, and likley would hold it to a "higher" standard so we could look for something wrong. the whole review was just a big look at me show
2012-11-15 11:09:09 AM
1 votes:
shiat sandwich.
2012-11-15 11:08:17 AM
1 votes:
Did he answer any of the questions?

"To me, it's impossible to come in and have a dining experience and have every single thing is wrong, unless you come in with a different agenda and you want to sensationalize something and you want to blow it out of the water. It's a great way to make a name for yourself - go after a celebrity chef that's not a New Yorker that's doing big concept in his second month."

Ah. Go after the source, not the article.

If anyone knows about how you "sensationalize something," it's this douchebag.
2012-11-15 11:08:08 AM
1 votes:
That's not exactly what he says. It's more along the lines of "Yeah, we're sub-par, but we're working on it. I can't believe that we got everything wrong, though; the reviewer must have had a hidden agenda."
2012-11-15 11:08:04 AM
1 votes:
All I got from that article was.."blah blah blah Savannah Guthrie."

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2012-11-15 11:06:23 AM
1 votes:
The human equivalent of fried cheese.
2012-11-15 11:06:19 AM
1 votes:
Well, that makes one good review, I guess.

Full Stars!!! Highly Recommended!!! by owner
2012-11-15 11:05:09 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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