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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 18
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2012-11-15 02:32:10 PM  
3 votes:
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 04:28:21 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:18:33 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:21:52 PM  
2 votes:
I hate that f*cker's hair.
2012-11-15 02:21:48 PM  
2 votes:
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 06:04:26 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:13:41 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:05:18 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:53:00 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:38:53 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:37:30 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:34:49 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:34:23 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:32:09 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:24:51 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:53:01 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:23:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:09:26 PM  
1 votes:

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?
 
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