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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  
img.photobucket.com
 
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.
 
2012-11-15 04:51:09 PM  

NowhereMon: 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/


That looks like an awesome site thank you
 
2012-11-15 04:51:14 PM  
Meh. Even if they did, they wouldn't have been able to reschedule an event that size in three days.
 
2012-11-15 04:51:47 PM  
 
2012-11-15 04:52:29 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: He has another show on Food Network where he cooks a meal each episode in his kitchen.


On Food Network? I think not. They don't have any cooking shows any more. It's all game shows and travelogues and candy factories.
 
2012-11-15 04:53:00 PM  
anthony bourdain is a much bigger douchebag. i don't care for either but as has been said, if i am bored i will watch their shows.
 
2012-11-15 04:53:24 PM  

starlost: 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.


My dad is one of those people. Quantity trumps quality for him any day of the week. He will blacklist any restaurant that charges for soda refills and if you don't feel sickly full after your meal, you didn't get your money's worth.
 
2012-11-15 04:53:29 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: 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.


That is the nastiest, most horribly graphic thing I have read in a long time.
Kudos.

/Also, I lol'd
 
2012-11-15 04:55:20 PM  
you can't ask for a better advertisement than a downward sneer from the bible of East Coast Liberal Elites.

If you need an even better advertisement than that, The New York Times itself reportedly held a party for 160 people last night ... at Guy's American Kitchen and Bar.


Standard liberturd hypocrisy, The New York Times maintained a gun grabber stance throughout the decades while Sulzberger had an almost impossible for regular people to obtain New York City concealed carry permit. So it's business as usual, do as we say, not as we do.  Or maybe they were just looking to clear out the place so there'd be fewer plebes around while they partied.
 
2012-11-15 04:56:10 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.


I've only seen it once, came across it one day while flipping channels

Dude did like 3 jaeger bombs in the 5 minutes I watched. Have thought he was awesome ever since
 
2012-11-15 04:56:39 PM  
Maybe they were 150 people the NY Times didn't like?
 
2012-11-15 04:56:44 PM  
I want to see Guy Fieri and Nickelback guest star on the Big Bang Theory just to listen to the sound of every Fark Hipster's head explode like a firecracker. Might be a little nicer around here.

For the record, I like DDD
and the Big Bang Theory
hate Nickelback though.
 
2012-11-15 04:58:52 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.


My old man never had formal training as a chef, but he's a Certified Master Chef now, served as president/VP of the ACF for years, etc.
 
2012-11-15 05:00:35 PM  

Magorn: the Show the network gave him for winning never features him actually cooking?


Have you seen Guy's Big Bite? It has him cooking, some fairly interesting recipes too.
 
2012-11-15 05:00:35 PM  
When Rosie O'Donnell douches, she reaches for Guy Fieri.
 
2012-11-15 05:02:16 PM  

Dear Jerk: 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.


And it's working. Oodles of free publicity, not just on Fark.
 
2012-11-15 05:03:44 PM  

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 400x534]


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

/I like Triple D
 
2012-11-15 05:05:18 PM  

Tchernobog: 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.

My old man never had formal training as a chef, but he's a Certified Master Chef now, served as president/VP of the ACF for years, etc.


He has training from University Nevada Las Vegas.

But still...FARK'em
 
2012-11-15 05:06:40 PM  

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 400x534]


God, he's basically one of about four stereotypes I'd expect someone with extremely limited contact with Americans to generate of an "American." Guy Fieri, a surfer dude, a cowboy, and a confrontational New Yorker.
 
2012-11-15 05:09:21 PM  

Magorn: He was basically hired for his "personality" his shtick is basically ripping of Anthony Bourdain's "culinary traveller" thing


Never watched this Guy's show, but how can anyone badmouth Bourdain's? No Reservations was one of the very few great shows on TV. You learned about the history and local culture of different places through its cuisine. The shows he did recently on my two home towns (Rio de Janeiro and Brooklyn) were spot on as far as capturing some of the local culture and with a lot of respect for the cultures even when making jokes. He was a very respected writer before the show came along, and it is reflected in the quality of the writing on the show.

On the other hand this Guy dude strikes me as the kind who would go to some remote village in some far away country and try to convince the locals that his way is better and he is cooler than them.
 
2012-11-15 05:09:27 PM  
He's a homophobic from what I've read by a few legit sources. I'm guessing that would have to do with some peoples deep rooted dislike of him, and bias a review from the start.
He is a douche, that is my main reason. He's a lot like trump in that selling your the brand of you, rather than a good product. Didn't he do some shiatty touring stage show last year. It was suppose to suck so much ass people wanted their money back. I don't doubt the food was as bad as that reviewer said. Just a blue collar guy driving bringing normal food to the masses. Except he makes 8mil a year and drives a lambo. I can't blame him. I'd have an LP640 with a Victoria secret model in it and act like a total tool if I made that cash. Of course I wouldn't, be a fat slob, have frosted tips and wear backwards sunglasses. I'd at least have some class with my trash.
 
2012-11-15 05:11:33 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: Except he makes 8mil a year and drives a lambo.


Until some teenager stole it.
 
2012-11-15 05:13:41 PM  

tricycleracer: My dad is one of those people. Quantity trumps quality for him any day of the week. He will blacklist any restaurant that charges for soda refills and if you don't feel sickly full after your meal, you didn't get your money's worth.


To be fair to your dad, you have to be a total a-hole to charge for refills on soda.
 
2012-11-15 05:14:36 PM  

The Muthaship: Until some teenager stole it.


I think they found it in a storage locker and he got it back. I'm sure he had another on hand anyway.
 
2012-11-15 05:15:21 PM  

Joe Peanut: Magorn: He was basically hired for his "personality" his shtick is basically ripping of Anthony Bourdain's "culinary traveller" thing

Never watched this Guy's show, but how can anyone badmouth Bourdain's? No Reservations was one of the very few great shows on TV. You learned about the history and local culture of different places through its cuisine. The shows he did recently on my two home towns (Rio de Janeiro and Brooklyn) were spot on as far as capturing some of the local culture and with a lot of respect for the cultures even when making jokes. He was a very respected writer before the show came along, and it is reflected in the quality of the writing on the show.

On the other hand this Guy dude strikes me as the kind who would go to some remote village in some far away country and try to convince the locals that his way is better and he is cooler than them.


I was not a fan of Bourdain at all for many years. I would occasionally watch his shows and always had mixed emotions about him.... That was until he did the show in Louisiana not far from where I grew up and he shot the pig then did a wonderful job of portraying the people down there as they are and not as a bunch of idiots. After that I got a whole new respect of him.
 
2012-11-15 05:17:23 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: The Muthaship: Until some teenager stole it.

I think they found it in a storage locker and he got it back. I'm sure he had another on hand anyway.


Yeah, I remember seeing that they found it. Damn shame. A teenager with that much ambition deserves a Lambo.
 
2012-11-15 05:18:05 PM  

The Muthaship: justanotherfarkinfarker: Except he makes 8mil a year and drives a lambo.

Until some teenager stole it.


it was recently recovered.
 
2012-11-15 05:25:07 PM  
I would give him a chance if he wasn't so much of a douche that he refuses to pronounce his name properly because it's too close to fairy. It's FEE AIRY. Instead, he adds some imaginary constants in it and makes it FEE ETTI. Tongue rolls do not = T.
Besides the fact he's a raging homophobe, his pinky rings, his forearm sweatbands, his stupid backwards sun glasses, his insistence on using words like "Money!" to describe something that tastes good (People even got sick of Emeril's BAM! - come on!) and this douche Feiri has like 4 slogans he repeats ad nauseam during every single show.
Screw that. The review was hilarious and everyone I've ever known that's met Guy says he is a raging douche, so hard to be sympathetic.
 
2012-11-15 05:25:19 PM  
Guy Fieri is "colorful" the same way that Jersey Shore guys are tanned.

Let's get right to the point here: I've been to one of his restaurants (Johnny Garlic's in San Jose). I will never go back. The food is not in any way "flavor town" or "foodgasm" or anything like that.

The ambience is pure douche. Giant TVs outside playing clips of Guy eating food and shrieking his trademark catchphrases. LOTS of product placement in the decor and on the menu. Dishes that make frat-boy jokes.

Once you get past that, the menu promises dishes with prominent Fieri-brand "twists." Sounds promising -- Applebees with a twist! But the actual dishes that came out lacked these signature changes, and weren't as tasty as AppleBee's.

"Chicken Fettucine? We'll put it on the express train to flavor town -- Cajun Blackened Chicken Fettucine, baby!" But don't make it too spicy, or actually blacken it. (This is a Guy Fieri® "signature item™." It's so 'signature' that the NYTimes review mentions it, and yet I agree with their assessment: It's dry chicken breast chunks, fettucine pasta, and a reddish, but otherwise generic, cream sauce that tastes vaguely of something that might be parmesan cheese.)

Applebees actually has more-interesting food items, that taste better, for less money, and you don't have to put up with the douchey atmosphere.

The good news was that the service was very, very nice. Our toddler was being a pain, and they found us a quiet table out of the way, and made him feel better, bringing him kid-friendly food right away, and cleaning up when he dumped a water glass.

My review:
Ambience: * (would have been zero, but the actual booths are comfy enough).
Food: ** (would have been lower, but the food was actually cooked. It just wasn't tasty.)
Service: **** (Damn near optimal.)
Price: ** (More expensive than Applebees, but not as tasty.)

Does Fieri's restaurant deserve a review like the one the NY Times gave it? Yes.

Not just because the review calls out his bombastic, douchey menu copy. But because the actual food delivered is not as good as Applebee's food. You flamboyantly promise "foodgasms," and you deliver stuff that's no better than microwave frozen entrées. So you get a hilarious ass-kicking in the Paper of Record.

Fieri recently launched a "Smores Pizza" frozen grocery product. This, at least, hits his Marketing Brief. Is it tasty? I probably will never know.
 
2012-11-15 05:25:49 PM  
Not a surprise...

Guy Fierey is FAMOUS after all
 
2012-11-15 05:28:44 PM  

The Muthaship: justanotherfarkinfarker: The Muthaship: Until some teenager stole it.

I think they found it in a storage locker and he got it back. I'm sure he had another on hand anyway.

Yeah, I remember seeing that they found it. Damn shame. A teenager with that much ambition deserves a Lambo.


The teen who stole it faces life in prison for such things as attempted murder(s) he's pretty much a scumbag not some happy-go-lucky kid who took it on a lark.
 
2012-11-15 05:29:53 PM  
So if I eat a 6 pound sirloin at his restaurant, is the meal free? And do I get a busket for both ends? This is important.
 
2012-11-15 05:30:38 PM  

Phoenix_M: The teen who stole it faces life in prison for such things as attempted murder(s) he's pretty much a scumbag not some happy-go-lucky kid who took it on a lark.


Imma go be quiet now....
 
2012-11-15 05:33:50 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 yea! He's a total sweetheart! LMAO

"Queerty points us to an article in Minneapolis's City Pages from last week in which a former Diners producer reveals these charming Guy anecdotes:

"You have to protect Guy from all of his poop jokes," Page says. "Anytime any woman mentioned 'cream,' Guy went into a sexual riff. When cutting the show, you had to tell the editors to watch Guy's eye line, because it's always on breasts."

Fieri also needed protection from homosexuals, or at least advance warning. Early in the show's run, Page got a phone call from Fieri, who'd just walked out of a restaurant in a huff.

"Guy had decided that the two men running the restaurant were life partners," Page remembers. "He said, 'You can't send me to talk to gay people without warning! Those people weird me out!'"

From then on, show researchers were required to note any indications of homosexuality detected during pre-interviews. (Fieri declined to comment for this story through his spokespeople.)

Former field producer Kari Kloster confirms that Fieri made the odd demand about gay guests, and says she witnessed the star become more controlling on set."


---------------------

When it came to Jewish people, Page had this to say about his former colleague:

"Guy said to me: 'You know, it's true: Jews are cheap."

Yep he's a real winner.
 
2012-11-15 05:34:07 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.


Matthew McConaughey looks stringy and tough.
 
2012-11-15 05:35:23 PM  
mmmmmmm

Now THAT is 'merican.
 
2012-11-15 05:35:26 PM  

Grave_Girl: Dear Jerk: 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.

And it's working. Oodles of free publicity, not just on Fark.


That reviewer visited 3 times.

Themoreyouknow.jpg
 
2012-11-15 05:41:26 PM  

tricycleracer: starlost: 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.

My dad is one of those people. Quantity trumps quality for him any day of the week. He will blacklist any restaurant that charges for soda refills and if you don't feel sickly full after your meal, you didn't get your money's worth.


I also will blacklist a place that charges for a refill. At about 5 cents per glass it's just farking cheap!

Also I like Guy, I'd rather eat with him that Bourdain. Bourdain would go on, talking about how special this dish is, the deep rooted feelings it brings out in him.

Guy would say, damn that's good! Pass the ketchup.

That I can relate to.
 
2012-11-15 05:44:47 PM  

haineux:

(More expensive than Applebees, but not as tasty.)


That is a phrase I never thought I would see...

HeadExploding.Gif
 
2012-11-15 05:45:14 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: 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.


I bet the space that Guy's All-American Shingle-Shiatteria occupies used to be one of those family-owned places.
 
2012-11-15 05:49:19 PM  

Blues Lounger: 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?


Alright alright alright?
 
2012-11-15 05:51:33 PM  

Shyla: I would give him a chance if he wasn't so much of a douche that he refuses to pronounce his name properly because it's too close to fairy. It's FEE AIRY. Instead, he adds some imaginary constants in it and makes it FEE ETTI. Tongue rolls do not = T.
Besides the fact he's a raging homophobe, his pinky rings, his forearm sweatbands, his stupid backwards sun glasses, his insistence on using words like "Money!" to describe something that tastes good (People even got sick of Emeril's BAM! - come on!) and this douche Feiri has like 4 slogans he repeats ad nauseam during every single show.
Screw that. The review was hilarious and everyone I've ever known that's met Guy says he is a raging douche, so hard to be sympathetic.


He doesn't pronounce it "Fairy" because it actually used to be "Fairy"...

Wiki: "Guy Fieri ( /ˈɡaɪ fiːˈɛri/; born Guy Ferry on January 22, 1968)"
 
2012-11-15 05:54:08 PM  

ricewater_stool: pissedoffmick: this thread is on point.

Winner, chicken dinner.


These comments are totally money.
 
2012-11-15 05:57:03 PM  

Grandemadaca: 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 image 460x370]
I'm sure they're not reading the NYT.



Yep. Diamonds to doughnuts the place is on just about the same level as every other restaurant around Times Square: safe, unchallenging calories for tourists in a shiny room with stuff to look at. It's not actually food, and it's not even supposed to be; it's just a place to park your tourist butt and your brats and eat something that seems familiar, even if it's awful.
 
2012-11-15 05:57:07 PM  

Shyla: 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 yea! He's a total sweetheart! LMAO

"Queerty points us to an article in Minneapolis's City Pages from last week in which a former Diners producer reveals these charming Guy anecdotes:

"You have to protect Guy from all of his poop jokes," Page says. "Anytime any woman mentioned 'cream,' Guy went into a sexual riff. When cutting the show, you had to tell the editors to watch Guy's eye line, because it's always on breasts."

Fieri also needed protection from homosexuals, or at least advance warning. Early in the show's run, Page got a phone call from Fieri, who'd just walked out of a restaurant in a huff.

"Guy had decided that the two men running the restaurant were life partners," Page remembers. "He said, 'You can't send me to talk to gay people without warning! Those people weird me out!'"

From then on, show researchers were required to note any indications of homosexuality detected during pre-interviews. (Fieri declined to comment for this story through his spokespeople.)

Former field producer Kari Kloster confirms that Fieri made the odd demand about g ...


Pure and total bullshiat. I see him all the time in my SF neighborhood, his cars are stored in SF, he's partners in a SF restaurant one of his JG restaurants is in the middle of the biggest "Bear" vacation meccas of the world. I seriously doubt Guy has problems with gay people.
 
2012-11-15 05:59:16 PM  
I always wonder what happens if he goes to some diner/drive-in/dive and the food totally sucks?

And WTF is up with his aversion to eggs??? How can you review a breakfast joint if you never eat eggs?
 
2012-11-15 06:01:29 PM  
The horror. The horror.

Personally I love the Guy Fieri threads. The epic disdain goes straight to 11.
 
2012-11-15 06:04:26 PM  

Soulcatcher: The horror. The horror.

Personally I love the Guy Fieri threads. The epic disdain goes straight to 11.


It kind of mirrors politicial threads. More 'cultured' NYC types who are always up in arms over how intolerant small town flyover types are, end up being even more douchy in the end.
 
2012-11-15 06:04:45 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.


There was a recent episode of DDD where he was in Vegas and he went to UNLV and showed off their culinary arts program that he was in. I guess it's not Le Cordon Bleu but I bet he can run a restaurant better than I can.
 
2012-11-15 06:12:05 PM  

Shyla: I would give him a chance if he wasn't so much of a douche that he refuses to pronounce his name properly because it's too close to fairy. It's FEE AIRY. Instead, he adds some imaginary constants in it and makes it FEE ETTI. Tongue rolls do not = T.
Besides the fact he's a raging homophobe, his pinky rings, his forearm sweatbands, his stupid backwards sun glasses, his insistence on using words like "Money!" to describe something that tastes good (People even got sick of Emeril's BAM! - come on!) and this douche Feiri has like 4 slogans he repeats ad nauseam during every single show.
Screw that. The review was hilarious and everyone I've ever known that's met Guy says he is a raging douche, so hard to be sympathetic.


Guy could follow me around 24/7 spouting one-liners through a megaphone and he wouldn't be as obnoxious as 30 seconds of listening to Rachel Ray. Give me Giada and her magnificent "personalities" anyday.
 
2012-11-15 06:12:10 PM  
I've been there and it wasn't so bad. Waitress was a little annoying with the "You wan' fraz wis dat" routine. Otherwise, okay.
 
2012-11-15 06:12:38 PM  

borg: Pure and total bullshiat. I see him all the time in my SF neighborhood, his cars are stored in SF, he's partners in a SF restaurant one of his JG restaurants is in the middle of the biggest "Bear" vacation meccas of the world. I seriously doubt Guy has problems with gay people.


Yeah! After all, if he didn't like gay people, he'd never consider taking their money. You know, on principle.
 
2012-11-15 06:12:49 PM  
dammit. Should be "over the other two anyday"
 
2012-11-15 06:16:45 PM  

saintstryfe: 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.


I've cooked some of Guy's recipes and some of Rachel's. Rachel's recipes are NOT good. Guy has some decent ones out there.

Your best bet for Food Network recipes are still Anne Burrell and Alton Brown though.
 
2012-11-15 06:20:43 PM  

Soulcatcher: saintstryfe: 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.

I've cooked some of Guy's recipes and some of Rachel's. Rachel's recipes are NOT good. Guy has some decent ones out there.

Your best bet for Food Network recipes are still Anne Burrell and Alton Brown though.


No way, Sandra Lee has the most awesome recipes.
 
2012-11-15 06:27:04 PM  

Shazam999: No way, Sandra Lee has the most awesome recipes.


Indeed. Her Kwanzaa cake is orgasmic.
 
2012-11-15 06:28:42 PM  
Look, I'm a huge pussy and will run from violence without hesitation. But given the chance I'd punch him in his face.


//He has a very punchable face.
 
2012-11-15 06:28:45 PM  

JonZoidberg: 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.

There was a recent episode of DDD where he was in Vegas and he went to UNLV and showed off their culinary arts program that he was in. I guess it's not Le Cordon Bleu but I bet he can run a restaurant better than I can.


He has a degree in Hotel Management.
 
2012-11-15 06:32:38 PM  
Fieri lost me when I re-watched his in depth smooze on the Parkette here where I am. It kinda looked laid on, what with the fact that the restaurant had just reopened after nearly 60 years of working same menu/same crew/same basic MO. The new owners just hadn't had time to burn in the grills yet, even. Plus, they came and filmed it (a drive-in) in February (IIRC) What, you've seen a drive in with no cars? Yeah, usually that means they are closed.
Now for all you who don't know, Parkette is a traditional '50s drive-in. space for 80 or so cars, drive up and park menus with articulated tray stands to take the place of the cupholders inside the car that weren't there yet. The menu is super simple, never changes, except for pricing. There's memorabilia inside with a couple of original menus from 1950 era. They match right up to the current day menus, very little has changed. These people found a winner early on. It didn't help that Mcdonald's opened one of their very first hamburger stands in Kentucky right down the road. Remember, this was state of the art in 1950, now it's just vintage...even has the vintage carhops. Really vintage. One of the other owners employee's was like 70 when she moved inside to the desk. She may still be there...
It was all part of the attraction, much like The Varsity in Atlanta.

Parkette doesn't feature fusion flavors, new Asian cuisine, or even a basic sit down dinner. It's fast food from the '50s, and Fieri blew it. Just kinda treated it like this was special, and tried so hard. But it wasn't there. The whole episode came of as I said, contrived and laid on.
 
2012-11-15 06:39:43 PM  

Tax Boy: AdolfOliverPanties: He has another show on Food Network where he cooks a meal each episode in his kitchen.

On Food Network? I think not. They don't have any cooking shows any more. It's all game shows and travelogues and candy factories.


They do still have cooking shows, but if you work 9-5 M-F and sleep in on the weekends you won't ever see any of them.
 
2012-11-15 06:43:44 PM  

Grandemadaca: Guy's target customer:
[blogs.telegraph.co.uk image 460x370]


Duane Hanson sculptures? Surely farkers aren't that bereft of culture so much that they don't recognize art... bahahahaha
 
2012-11-15 06:49:59 PM  

Joe Peanut: Magorn: He was basically hired for his "personality" his shtick is basically ripping of Anthony Bourdain's "culinary traveller" thing

Never watched this Guy's show, but how can anyone badmouth Bourdain's? No Reservations was one of the very few great shows on TV. You learned about the history and local culture of different places through its cuisine. The shows he did recently on my two home towns (Rio de Janeiro and Brooklyn) were spot on as far as capturing some of the local culture and with a lot of respect for the cultures even when making jokes. He was a very respected writer before the show came along, and it is reflected in the quality of the writing on the show.

On the other hand this Guy dude strikes me as the kind who would go to some remote village in some far away country and try to convince the locals that his way is better and he is cooler than them.


Not ripping on Bourdain. Love him, think he's probably wasted as a chef-author rather than a full-on writer, but he's a bright guy who doesn't dumb that down for his show
 
2012-11-15 06:58:37 PM  
Triple DDD is fun to watch. I travel a lot and make an effort to hit some of the places he highlights on the show.

I also went to Sant Ambroeus based on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" just to try that chocolate mousse.

They were right, it's pretty good.
 
2012-11-15 06:59:32 PM  

Shazam999: Soulcatcher: saintstryfe: 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.

I've cooked some of Guy's recipes and some of Rachel's. Rachel's recipes are NOT good. Guy has some decent ones out there.

Your best bet for Food Network recipes are still Anne Burrell and Alton Brown though.

No way, Sandra Lee has the most awesome recipes.


Especially her Kwanzaa Cake sprinkled with corn nuts.

teehee
 
2012-11-15 07:00:16 PM  
So... Karl Welzein just did his response to the NY Times article.

/I love you, Internet.
 
2012-11-15 07:00:57 PM  
http://flint.craigslist.org/rnr/3411956576.html - The link in question.

STupid internet.
 
2012-11-15 07:03:47 PM  

The Billdozer: http://flint.craigslist.org/rnr/3411956576.html - The link in question.

STupid internet.


tl;dr
 
2012-11-15 07:07:59 PM  

Treetop1000: Fieri lost me when I re-watched his in depth smooze on the Parkette here where I am. It kinda looked laid on, what with the fact that the restaurant had just reopened after nearly 60 years of working same menu/same crew/same basic MO. The new owners just hadn't had time to burn in the grills yet, even. Plus, they came and filmed it (a drive-in) in February (IIRC) What, you've seen a drive in with no cars? Yeah, usually that means they are closed.
Now for all you who don't know, Parkette is a traditional '50s drive-in. space for 80 or so cars, drive up and park menus with articulated tray stands to take the place of the cupholders inside the car that weren't there yet. The menu is super simple, never changes, except for pricing. There's memorabilia inside with a couple of original menus from 1950 era. They match right up to the current day menus, very little has changed. These people found a winner early on. It didn't help that Mcdonald's opened one of their very first hamburger stands in Kentucky right down the road. Remember, this was state of the art in 1950, now it's just vintage...even has the vintage carhops. Really vintage. One of the other owners employee's was like 70 when she moved inside to the desk. She may still be there...
It was all part of the attraction, much like The Varsity in Atlanta.

Parkette doesn't feature fusion flavors, new Asian cuisine, or even a basic sit down dinner. It's fast food from the '50s, and Fieri blew it. Just kinda treated it like this was special, and tried so hard. But it wasn't there. The whole episode came of as I said, contrived and laid on.


Some years back he came and did his thing at a place called "The Shanty" in Wadsworth, Il. My wife use to go there about 2 times a year to meet with some people we knew who liked the place. For us the food was o.k., but nothing to write home about. Then Fieri came in and right after that the prices went up but the food was the same. We've never been back.
 
2012-11-15 07:13:43 PM  

Soulcatcher: Your best bet for Food Network recipes are still Anne Burrell and Alton Brown though.


Not sure about Altons - watch a show then look up the recipe on foodtv - its different more often than not.

/also - liked Brown when he was overweight and not a huge dick
 
2012-11-15 07:15:37 PM  
cornellsun.com
 
2012-11-15 07:22:51 PM  
Heh, I'd take a Guy Fieri over a boring, self-important douche like Bourdain any day.
 
2012-11-15 07:25:41 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: 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?


You're obviously not in television. He has multiple shows, many restaurants, probably does speaking engagements all over which he gets paid for. I am actually surprised he makes that little. A-Rod got $29M last year to suck at playing a game.
 
2012-11-15 07:26:43 PM  
I've tried watching Guy's show, and all it does is make me think of how much I miss Feasting on Asphalt.

/Alton Brown... now there's a cooking show host
 
2012-11-15 07:29:53 PM  

gingerjet: Soulcatcher: Your best bet for Food Network recipes are still Anne Burrell and Alton Brown though.

Not sure about Altons - watch a show then look up the recipe on foodtv - its different more often than not.

/also - liked Brown when he was overweight and not a huge dick


I've found that is true with quite a few of the recipes on Food Network.com. I wanted to make a Chicago Style Beef that Fieri had made on FN and the posted recipe lacked a couple of ingredients and some key cooking steps.
 
2012-11-15 07:36:12 PM  
Come back to Ferndale, CA Guy. We'll tell you exactly how full of shiat you are about your "upbringings".

/awesome pretzel my ass.
 
2012-11-15 07:39:26 PM  

JasonThomasX: Not a surprise...

Guy Fierey is FAMOUS after all


If those slut Kardashians can pull it off, why not?
 
2012-11-15 07:48:58 PM  
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-15 07:50:17 PM  

Magorn: he's a bright guy who doesn't dumb that down for his show


He would disagree with you.
 
2012-11-15 07:52:07 PM  

Bobby_and_The_Gorilla: I want to see Guy Fieri and Nickelback guest star on the Big Bang Theory just to listen to the sound of every Fark Hipster's head explode like a firecracker. Might be a little nicer around here.

For the record, I like DDD
and the Big Bang Theory
hate Nickelback though.


When did it become hipster to not actively pursue the consumption of total farking garbage?
 
2012-11-15 08:00:38 PM  
Guy Fiery is to cooking what Kiss is to rock and roll.


You'll amuse the hell out of people who have no idea what actual cooking/rock is.
 
2012-11-15 08:09:37 PM  

o5iiawah: Guy Fiery is to cooking what Kiss is to rock and roll.


You'll amuse the hell out of people who have no idea what actual cooking/rock is.


What is actual cooking/rock?

I'm dying to know!
 
2012-11-15 08:17:13 PM  
You know who's a bigger douche, Pete Wells. He went to an American restaurant that served burgers and fries and expected to be served intricate plates of food. He's a Link
 
2012-11-15 08:19:29 PM  

o5iiawah: Guy Fiery is to cooking what Kiss is to rock and roll.


You'll amuse the hell out of people who have no idea what actual cooking/rock is.


BLASPHEMER !
 
2012-11-15 08:51:10 PM  

fusillade762: I always wonder what happens if he goes to some diner/drive-in/dive and the food totally sucks?

And WTF is up with his aversion to eggs??? How can you review a breakfast joint if you never eat eggs?


That's one of the reasons I love DDD despite Guy being a douche. I farking hate eggs and Guy scrapes them off into the trash where they belong.
 
2012-11-15 08:52:32 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?


You sound socialist.
 
2012-11-15 08:56:10 PM  
Editorial Department ≠ Advertising Department


Would love to smack Fairyer upside his head with a frying pan to knock the sunglasses off

Hate people that wear sunglasses on the back of their head
 
2012-11-15 09:21:23 PM  
Did he set them up with some special sauce?
 
2012-11-15 10:24:44 PM  

umad: Shyla: I would give him a chance if he wasn't so much of a douche that he refuses to pronounce his name properly because it's too close to fairy. It's FEE AIRY. Instead, he adds some imaginary constants in it and makes it FEE ETTI. Tongue rolls do not = T.
Besides the fact he's a raging homophobe, his pinky rings, his forearm sweatbands, his stupid backwards sun glasses, his insistence on using words like "Money!" to describe something that tastes good (People even got sick of Emeril's BAM! - come on!) and this douche Feiri has like 4 slogans he repeats ad nauseam during every single show.
Screw that. The review was hilarious and everyone I've ever known that's met Guy says he is a raging douche, so hard to be sympathetic.

Guy could follow me around 24/7 spouting one-liners through a megaphone and he wouldn't be as obnoxious as 30 seconds of listening to Rachel Ray. Give me Giada and her magnificent "personalities" anyday.


You mean Giardia?

/always read her name that way
 
2012-11-15 11:37:24 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.


My aunt has been on his show
.. I still hate him. Although the PR always helps I guess.
 
2012-11-15 11:39:01 PM  

HeartBurnKid: I've tried watching Guy's show, and all it does is make me think of how much I miss Feasting on Asphalt.

/Alton Brown... now there's a cooking show host


He's the best.
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2012-11-16 12:24:52 AM  
F*** the NYT until it dies

Good for lining bird cages and that's the sum total of their worth
 
2012-11-16 12:25:17 AM  
I've never met him myself, but from what my father's said I get the impression that Guy-the-person isn't as douchy and obnoxious as Guy-the-TV-personality. My parent's backyard shares a fencepost with Guy's backyard, and that part of the fence needed to be redone a few years ago.

I moved out on my own long before Guy bought the place.

/CSB, I know I know...
 
2012-11-16 12:34:40 AM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: o5iiawah: Guy Fiery is to cooking what Kiss is to rock and roll.


You'll amuse the hell out of people who have no idea what actual cooking/rock is.

What is actual cooking/rock?

I'm dying to know!


I like early-80s Alice Cooper; the underappreciated stuff. "Funhouse" by the Stooges. CCR. Prairie Home Companion if I'm doing something "homey". Skinny Puppy collections. Ooh - if you're feeling particularly bleeding-meat and high-falutin', play the Goldberg Variations by Glenn Gould. Makes you get all Lecter-esque!
 
2012-11-16 03:20:09 AM  

cynicalMFer: I've never met him myself, but from what my father's said I get the impression that Guy-the-person isn't as douchy and obnoxious as Guy-the-TV-personality. My parent's backyard shares a fencepost with Guy's backyard, and that part of the fence needed to be redone a few years ago.

I moved out on my own long before Guy bought the place.

/CSB, I know I know...


He's not a douche! I've been to his restaurant twice so far, and even met him at the grand opening party, he stopped to take pictures with my friends and even chatted with us for a bit. The food really isn't that bad, and you can tell everyone there is really trying to make it pleasant for the customers. The NY times reviewer was waaaay too harsh.
 
2012-11-16 08:09:15 AM  
Goes to show that there's no such thing as bad publicity.
 
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