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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 29
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2012-11-15 04:31:09 PM
4 votes:

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 04:24:51 PM
4 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 04:56:39 PM
3 votes:
Maybe they were 150 people the NY Times didn't like?
2012-11-15 08:00:38 PM
2 votes:
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 07:48:58 PM
2 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
2012-11-15 05:03:44 PM
2 votes:

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


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

/I like Triple D
2012-11-15 04:28:34 PM
2 votes:
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 04:08:41 PM
2 votes:
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 06:20:43 PM
1 votes:

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 06:04:26 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 05:49:19 PM
1 votes:

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 05:34:07 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.


Matthew McConaughey looks stringy and tough.
2012-11-15 05:25:19 PM
1 votes:
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 05:13:41 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 05:00:35 PM
1 votes:
When Rosie O'Donnell douches, she reaches for Guy Fieri.
2012-11-15 04:56:44 PM
1 votes:
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 04:52:29 PM
1 votes:

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 04:38:53 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 04:34:49 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 04:32:09 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 04:31:16 PM
1 votes:
They took the crunch-train to Flavortown.
2012-11-15 04:31:13 PM
1 votes:

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 04:31:00 PM
1 votes:
The NYT is broke and journalists will line up for saltines and glass of rotgut if it's free.
2012-11-15 04:28:48 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.


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 03:24:46 PM
1 votes:

pissedoffmick: this thread is on point.


Winner, chicken dinner.
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 02:21:52 PM
1 votes:
I hate that f*cker's hair.
2012-11-15 02:21:48 PM
1 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 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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