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(The Atlantic Wire)   Apparently even the NY Times staff doesn't pay attention to the NY Times food critic as the newspaper just held a party for 150 people at Guy Fieri's new restaurant-the one the critic savaged in a review three days ago   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 144
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2012-11-15 01:55:16 PM  
That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?
 
2012-11-15 02:09:26 PM  

tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?


How is it POSSIBLE?
 
2012-11-15 02:21:48 PM  
From the sentence in the Career section of his Wikipedia page:

"Although Fieri has no training as a chef...

And thats all you need to know.
 
2012-11-15 02:21:52 PM  
I hate that f*cker's hair.
 
2012-11-15 02:23:47 PM  

Elzar: From the sentence in the Career section of his Wikipedia page:

"Although Fieri has no training as a chef...

And thats all you need to know.


I don't always buy that, but for Fieri I will.
 
2012-11-15 02:32:10 PM  
I am probably in the minority (Obama, where's my free stuff?) but I like his show. It's not appointment television or anything, but if Triple-D is on, I'll watch it if I'm bored.

Good to know family owned and mom and pop restaurants are out there, not completely run out of business by Applebee's, Chili's, Red Robin etc franchises everywhere.
 
2012-11-15 02:38:56 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I am probably in the minority (Obama, where's my free stuff?) but I like his show. It's not appointment television or anything, but if Triple-D is on, I'll watch it if I'm bored.

Good to know family owned and mom and pop restaurants are out there, not completely run out of business by Applebee's, Chili's, Red Robin etc franchises everywhere.


This. If I'm on the road and I have a chance to hit a place like that over a chain I will do so. Jane and Michael Stern have also been to about a million places like this, and nobody is complaining about them, probably because no one has a clue who they are. Snobby Fieri-haters probably would say he ripped them off.

http://www.roadfood.com/
 
2012-11-15 02:46:47 PM  
this thread is on point.
 
2012-11-15 02:53:01 PM  

tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?


Notice that he became famous because of a reality show (Next food Network Star) and the Show the network gave him for winning never features him actually cooking?

He was basically hired for his "personality" his shtick is basically ripping of Anthony Bourdain's "culinary traveller" thing without bogging it down with any of the heavy thinking or culinary insights Bourdain brings to the table. It skips the foreplay and goes straight to a near constant montage of money shots: Feiri eating gloriously greasy, sloppy food and making ogasmic noises as he does
 
2012-11-15 03:12:48 PM  

Magorn: Notice that he became famous because of a reality show (Next food Network Star) and the Show the network gave him for winning never features him actually cooking?


He has another show on Food Network where he cooks a meal each episode in his kitchen. I don't know what the show is called, but it's a nice kitchen. He prepared a meal with Matthew McConaughey once on the show.
 
2012-11-15 03:18:33 PM  

Magorn: tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?

Notice that he became famous because of a reality show (Next food Network Star) and the Show the network gave him for winning never features him actually cooking?

He was basically hired for his "personality" his shtick is basically ripping of Anthony Bourdain's "culinary traveller" thing without bogging it down with any of the heavy thinking or culinary insights Bourdain brings to the table. It skips the foreplay and goes straight to a near constant montage of money shots: Feiri eating gloriously greasy, sloppy food and making ogasmic noises as he does


Yes it does, He got "Guy's Big Bite" his cooking program for winning the game show DDD came later.
 
2012-11-15 03:24:46 PM  

pissedoffmick: this thread is on point.


Winner, chicken dinner.
 
2012-11-15 04:08:41 PM  
can someone make a "deal with it" gif that features the sunglasses falling upside-down onto the back of guy's neck?
 
2012-11-15 04:20:53 PM  
guy fieri likes to get farked up the ass
south park told me
 
2012-11-15 04:24:03 PM  

Magorn: He was basically hired for his "personality" his shtick is basically ripping of Anthony Bourdain's "culinary traveller" thing without bogging it down with any of the heavy thinking or culinary insights Bourdain brings to the table. It skips the foreplay and goes straight to a near constant montage of money shots: Feiri eating gloriously greasy, sloppy food and making ogasmic noises as he does


So? Rachel Ray does the same things.

Food TV isn't just chefs, get over it. He's got a good sense. He's a legitimate cook, despite not having formal chef training. He's run several succesful resturants. He likes what he does and his passion shows through.

Is it a little grating at times? yes. But all cooking shows are - once and a while I look at Alton Brown and shake my head (Turkey Derrick ring a bell?). But I love AB - and while Guy isn't my favorite, at least he's a bit colorful.
 
2012-11-15 04:24:51 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Magorn: Notice that he became famous because of a reality show (Next food Network Star) and the Show the network gave him for winning never features him actually cooking?

He has another show on Food Network where he cooks a meal each episode in his kitchen. I don't know what the show is called, but it's a nice kitchen. He prepared a meal with Matthew McConaughey once on the show.


And how did Matt taste?
 
2012-11-15 04:26:04 PM  
That's pretty damn funny.
 
2012-11-15 04:26:58 PM  
Oh he is such a super douche but damnit I still watch DDD. Obviously the reviewer just had a chip on his shoulder and needed to vent. I hope he feels better about himself now.
 
2012-11-15 04:27:01 PM  
I think this dude is from here (Sacramento) and has a couple restaurants in the area. Tex Wasabi is exactly what you would think it is and exactly as bad as you'd think it is.
 
2012-11-15 04:28:21 PM  

tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?


to be fair, he's actually a pretty nice guy. He's from my neck of the woods. I've been eating at his restaurants since long before he was on TV. He's big, over the top, gregarious. But in the end, he is outgoing, friendly, and even if he doesn't remember your name, he'll remember if he's met you before. He was the grand marshal at the Sears Point NASCAR race a couple years back, after getting famous. I went to get my hat signed by him and a couple others, he took a look at me and said, "Oh hey! Good to see you again!" Everyone else was a nice to meet you, nice to see you, and whatnot. But me and a few other locals, he knew us.

/csb
 
2012-11-15 04:28:34 PM  
Whenever he eats food his face and face hair combination conjure up images of the nastiest, greasiest vagina you've ever seen in your life. I'm not talking about good pussy here, people. I'm talking about "fat lady just dropped a kid and wants you to immediately go yodeling at the Y."

Yeah. Tell me you're hungry.
 
2012-11-15 04:28:48 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Magorn: Notice that he became famous because of a reality show (Next food Network Star) and the Show the network gave him for winning never features him actually cooking?

He has another show on Food Network where he cooks a meal each episode in his kitchen. I don't know what the show is called, but it's a nice kitchen. He prepared a meal with Matthew McConaughey once on the show.


I think I saw that once flipping channels - was there a section on McConaughey playing the bongos at one point? He seemed high as hell.
 
2012-11-15 04:29:42 PM  

tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?


Most journalists are so farking stupid they don't know the difference between revenue and earnings, so really who the fark knows how much he really made.
 
2012-11-15 04:30:02 PM  
The restaurant is about two blocks away from their office, and you know these days the NYT can't afford too many fancy meals anymore. It was probably either that or Ruby Tuesday.
 
2012-11-15 04:31:00 PM  
The NYT is broke and journalists will line up for saltines and glass of rotgut if it's free.
 
2012-11-15 04:31:09 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: guy fieri likes to get farked up the ass
south park told me


I heard he was big on getting tongue punched in the fart box by Adam Zimmern. You KNOW he likes to eat weird stuff and I'm sure it will be on an upcoming episode of Bizarre Foods.
"Today I'll be sharing Chocolate Starfish with Guy Fieri...well, not exactly *sharing* but you get the idea." (WINK)
 
2012-11-15 04:31:13 PM  

Shazam999: tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?

Most journalists are so farking stupid they don't know the difference between revenue and earnings, so really who the fark knows how much he really made.


I hear that Guy Fieri's earnings were a dozen AK-47s.
 
2012-11-15 04:31:16 PM  
They took the crunch-train to Flavortown.
 
2012-11-15 04:31:18 PM  
I hate food shows, but I love Triple D.

Maybe there's a message there.....
 
2012-11-15 04:32:09 PM  
FTFA: When your entire business is built around bringing "real food" to "real Americans," you can't ask for a better advertisement than a downward sneer from the bible of East Coast Liberal Elites.

Pretty much this.

Guy's target customer:
blogs.telegraph.co.uk
I'm sure they're not reading the NYT.
 
2012-11-15 04:32:13 PM  

Shazam999: tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?

Most journalists are so farking stupid they don't know the difference between revenue and earnings, so really who the fark knows how much he really made.


Whatever it is, a restaurant critic is probably not the person to ask about accounting.
 
2012-11-15 04:34:23 PM  
It's good policy to make multiple visis to a restaurant under review. Normally though, if a restaurant is being reviewed before it's six months old, it's because the owners were doing some heavy lobbying to have it reviewed. It's a custom to give a restaurant six months to get their act together. Sounds like Fiero is trying to play both ends.
 
2012-11-15 04:34:49 PM  
If you're going to eat someplace where tourists hang out, you deserve whatever crappy food/service you get. I'm looking at you Johnny Rockets.
 
2012-11-15 04:36:27 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?

to be fair, he's actually a pretty nice guy. He's from my neck of the woods. I've been eating at his restaurants since long before he was on TV. He's big, over the top, gregarious. But in the end, he is outgoing, friendly, and even if he doesn't remember your name, he'll remember if he's met you before. He was the grand marshal at the Sears Point NASCAR race a couple years back, after getting famous. I went to get my hat signed by him and a couple others, he took a look at me and said, "Oh hey! Good to see you again!" Everyone else was a nice to meet you, nice to see you, and whatnot. But me and a few other locals, he knew us.

/csb


Oh, I have no doubt he's a nice guy - his personality on TV is so outgoing and friendly that I'd have a very hard time believing he wasn't genuine. When I say he's a massive douche, I just mean HE and his schtick has grown massively tiresome. Every time he says something is "off the hook" or "out of bounds" or "going to flavortown" or "winner winner chicken dinner" I facepalm so hard I almost break my nose.

I actually like DDD - but after that AND Guy's Big Bite AND the celebrity cooking competition show with Rachel Ray AND Minute To Win It, etc etc etc, I've grown tired of his face.
 
2012-11-15 04:36:31 PM  
From what I hear, Guy Fieri can't keep his eyes off the Triple-Ds, if you know what I mean.
 
2012-11-15 04:36:50 PM  
I love it. Guy responds, "I thought it was ridiculous, that to me was so overboard." Haha, so says the "cook" known for ridiculous, overboard food.
 
2012-11-15 04:37:30 PM  
Apparently even the NY Times staff doesn't pay attention to the NY Times food critic as the newspaper just held a party for 150 people at Guy Fieri's new restaurant-the one the critic savaged in a review three days ago

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest it's the other way 'round, as a party for 150 people isn't something thrown together in 3 days.
 
2012-11-15 04:38:14 PM  

Arkanaut: The restaurant is about two blocks away from their office, and you know these days the NYT can't afford too many fancy meals anymore. It was probably either that or Ruby Tuesday.


Ruby Tuesday is 10,000 times better.
 
2012-11-15 04:38:21 PM  

Rapmaster2000: The NYT is broke and journalists will line up for saltines and glass of rotgut if it's free.


I'm in if there's hot sauce to put on the saltines. Is there hot sauce?
 
2012-11-15 04:38:53 PM  
Wait wait wait... I was told people who *live* in New York would never, ever eat in the neon tourist vortex that is Times Square.
Is that *gasp!* not accurate?
 
2012-11-15 04:41:49 PM  

tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?


I'm not sure that it's unfair. A TV network has agreed to compensate him to the tune of $8mil for being a Guy who cooks and travels around eating, but mostly for the personality that he brings to those shows.

Two parties exchanging services for currency at an agreed-upon rate to the satisfaction of both sounds like the epitomy of fair to me.
 
2012-11-15 04:43:25 PM  
Guy Fieri trifecta now - *gulp* - complete.

/hides under the bed
 
2012-11-15 04:45:01 PM  
The only cooking show I watch anymore when I can catch it is Nick Stellino. Mostly because I wished I had his accent in my early to late 20s when I was picking up women in bars. My conquests were many back then but had I had that accent, I would have been a legendary God!
Too lazy to link any youtubes of him. Do so if curious.
 
2012-11-15 04:45:34 PM  

cgraves67: I'm not sure that it's unfair. A TV network has agreed to compensate him to the tune of $8mil for being a Guy who cooks and travels around eating, but mostly for the personality that he brings to those shows.


If the chef ever decided to come talk to me at my table, I could give him a fist bump and say "nice work, bro" too. Sign me up, Food Network!
 
2012-11-15 04:46:49 PM  
He also suggested that Wells had a hidden agenda with his attack, perhaps trying to make a name for himself by taking down a big celebrity chef.

Wolfgang is a big celebrity chef.
Gordon ramsey is a big celebrity chef.
Bobby Flay, Morimoto, Vitale are big celebrity chefs.

Guy is a fake, a douche bag and tacky, but not a BIG celebrity chef.

Go make something tasteless or fake how good something is,Guy. Its what youre best at.
 
2012-11-15 04:47:17 PM  
So, how was the donkey sauce?
 
2012-11-15 04:47:25 PM  

tricycleracer: Rapmaster2000: The NYT is broke and journalists will line up for saltines and glass of rotgut if it's free.

I'm in if there's hot sauce to put on the saltines. Is there hot sauce?


Well, I wasn't singling journalists out for being cheap. I'm there too if there's kraft singles to go with the hot sauce.
 
2012-11-15 04:47:32 PM  
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2012-11-15 04:48:56 PM  

Grandemadaca: I'm sure they're not reading the NYT.


To be fair, they're probably the only people that do.

NYT is a bankrupt company walking.
 
2012-11-15 04:49:34 PM  
FTFA: When your entire business is built around bringing "real food" to "real Americans," you can't ask for a better advertisement than a downward sneer from the bible of East Coast Liberal Elites.

Pretty much this.

Guy's target customer:

did you know he has his burger joints on some carnival cruise ships? it isn't part of the 24/7 free buffet stuff. its a pay restaurant and although i have never been in there i heard a passenger rave because they give you all the french fries you want and refill your milkshake.
 
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