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(Huffington Post)   Restaurant owners claim their Facebook account was "hacked" to explain the torrent of ALL CAPS posts defending themselves from "haters" and "trolls" after appearing on Kitchen Nightmares. Don't worry, the internet totally buys your story   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 500
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2013-05-15 08:25:28 PM  
Why doesn't she just pray the hate away?
 
2013-05-15 08:26:05 PM  
So the question keeps coming up, if he was laundering money, why would he put himself on tv?

Well first things first, they don't seem to be lacking for money. Of all of these shows you see the breakdown moment where the owner goes "yeah I've run the place into the ground, and if I don't do something I'll be bankrupt soon." This guy turns people who want to spend money away. Even the most insane owners I've seen don't do that. I might understand an ill tempered owner telling people not to come back, but turning people away? Not once did they even mention the money being a problem, just that $1 million was invested in the bakery.

I'm sure to get on Kitchen Nightmares they had to open up the books, and if you look at the legit books, which they probably keep, it looks like a money pit spewing out cash. But when you have people who just don't care, it rasies more than a bit of suspicion. People can be full of themselves, but when you're looking at a million dollar investment, usually people get over themselves enough to start at least LOOKing at the problem.

They have done an amazing job putting up a front. Pictures stolen from other websites for their food on yelp and facebook. Meanwhile they are buying that stuff and reselling it. They figured for the money they were spending it would be good enough to pass any of Gordon's taste tests, of course it would have become super obvious to him when he didn't see her making any of the dough. Buy cheap, sell as high end, super easy way to cook the books.

This leads me to: The owners have a new source of illegal income, the current level of business isn't enough to turn that cash clean and useable without raising some eyebrows. Bring in Ramsey, they get a revamp, they get a temporary boost in sales related to people seeing it on TV and wanting to eat there, more actual business = more you can fudge. "oh yeah IRS, we did $50K a month right after the show, the publicity was great! I mean we have a ton of $5-$10 baked goods so a lot of people were paying in cash"

Whenever I see a bar that's cash only, I can only think one of two things, the owners are so super cheap and just dicks, or they are laundering money. You had to pay 2% on beer that you just sold to me on a 200% markup? boo-hoo.
 
2013-05-15 08:39:20 PM  

Queensowntalia: Tom_Slick: Former Waitress Katy has is on Reddit

Nice find. A great thread.

I never thought I'd say this, but thank you, Gordon Ramsay, and your ridiculous show for leading to so much wonderful entertainment this week.


This event has led me to actually start watching his show on Netflix. Kinda into it now.
 
2013-05-15 08:46:52 PM  
I really hope facebook sues them for libel for claiming that their account was hacked. While I'm not a big fan of facebook as an IT worker I do hate how the tech company get's falsely blamed every time someone loses their shiat or sends a picture of their junk to thousands of people.  Then are thrown in jail for filing a false police report if they were really dumb enough to get the cops involved.
 
2013-05-15 08:47:41 PM  

verbal_jizm: I was going to respond that, after seeing what this farked up show did to my local Greek restaurant that the producers probably screwed these people over, but there's no way producers invented that. Holy crap. They didn't have to stage a thing here.


You have a link to this episode, correct?
 
2013-05-15 08:57:52 PM  
Why does she remind me of Elizabeth Berkley from Showgirls.....

I got it, she's a whore.
 
2013-05-15 08:58:40 PM  

KarmicHoax: I somehow doubt those two would consider living anywhere outside Snobsdale. :D


I think Snottsdale and this couple deserve each other.
 
2013-05-15 09:00:36 PM  
Anyone else think they have a odd relationship?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folie_%C3%A0_deux
 
2013-05-15 09:02:08 PM  

xenomorpheus: Why does she remind me of Elizabeth Berkley from Showgirls.....

I got it, she's a whore.


Hey.

HEY.

Whores are honest about who they are and what they do.

Don't you dare sully the good name of a proud profession by linking it to THIS walking PDR of Mental Illness.
 
2013-05-15 09:04:49 PM  

Endive Wombat: This was by far the strangest episode I've ever seen.  I would like to know if there were any other factors that lead to Gordon leaving...like the speculation on Reddit about the place being a front for money laundering (see below).


As I stated in another TFD thread concerning the "hacking":

The consequences will never be the same once the Cyber Police get involved in back tracing the alleged hacking.


Also, reposting from a thread on Reddit, a guy makes a pretty interesting point about this place being a front for money laundering:

1. If this place isn't a money laundering operation, I don't know what is.

Well, yea all of that plus when he and ramsey are arguing at one point he says "you don't talk to me that way I am the gangster"
 
2013-05-15 09:08:16 PM  

verbal_jizm: ArgusRun: verbal_jizm: I was going to respond that, after seeing what this farked up show did to my local Greek restaurant that the producers probably screwed these people over, but there's no way producers invented that. Holy crap. They didn't have to stage a thing here.

Yanni's?

Check's profile.  Yanni's.

The crying girl was spectacular.

Yep. Good restaurant. Kitchen Nightmares provided them nothing of value and succeeded in making them look like fools even if most of it was manufactured. For instance, the fridge full of rotting food: the producers made them turn the fridge off so the lights and equipment could be plugged into the restaurant's circuit without tripping the breaker. Amazing that food spoils when not refrigerated. Sure, you could give the owners a hard time for not anticipating this but it's not like having rotting food in the fridge is a normal occurrence for them.


Um... actually, I would give the owners a hard time for not realizing that turning off the fridge would be bad for food.  It's supposed to be a big part of their job. I mean, duh.
 
2013-05-15 09:22:03 PM  

verbal_jizm: ArgusRun: verbal_jizm: I was going to respond that, after seeing what this farked up show did to my local Greek restaurant that the producers probably screwed these people over, but there's no way producers invented that. Holy crap. They didn't have to stage a thing here.

Yanni's?

Check's profile.  Yanni's.

The crying girl was spectacular.

Yep. Good restaurant. Kitchen Nightmares provided them nothing of value and succeeded in making them look like fools even if most of it was manufactured. For instance, the fridge full of rotting food: the producers made them turn the fridge off so the lights and equipment could be plugged into the restaurant's circuit without tripping the breaker. Amazing that food spoils when not refrigerated. Sure, you could give the owners a hard time for not anticipating this but it's not like having rotting food in the fridge is a normal occurrence for them.



Yeah, I don't believe that for a second. Nobody would turn off their fridge. And if they did, when Gordon asked why they have rotting food they'd say, "Because you made us turn it off."
 
2013-05-15 09:30:25 PM  
She makes Michelle Bachmann look reasonable and sane.  That tells you how far she is off into cray-cray land.
 
2013-05-15 09:30:46 PM  
We watched this episode when it aired.  First time that I was ever so angry that I needed to walk away from the TV.   Fark that crazy biatch.
 
2013-05-15 09:34:02 PM  
As a veteran server at restaurants from the 2nd busiest Denny's in CA to fine dining in Fairfield County, CT I have tons of stories to tell. Even as a young server I would not have taken that kind of shiat from my boss. I had a "manager" chew me out in front of a crowded dining room when I didn't take every last fork and knife off a table when clearing empty plates. They were having coffee and in her mind I didn't hustle them out fast enough. I took off my apron, handed it to her, and headed for my car keys. She ran after me in a panic, begging me not to leave (as IF she could have handled the tables I was walking away from).I told her in no uncertain terms that it was unacceptable and unprofessional to cause a scene in front of customers, and returned to the floor. I got huge tips from customers who felt sorry for me. I left shortly thereafter, and the place went under. So yeah, her going off on the server royally pissed me off. Been there, done that, have the apron.
 
2013-05-15 09:47:18 PM  
I think we may have found the meme to replace Hitler's "Downfall".

Thank you, GRamsey.
 
2013-05-15 09:52:55 PM  

Mr. Cat Poop: Queensowntalia: Tom_Slick: Former Waitress Katy has is on Reddit

Nice find. A great thread.

I never thought I'd say this, but thank you, Gordon Ramsay, and your ridiculous show for leading to so much wonderful entertainment this week.

This event has led me to actually start watching his show on Netflix. Kinda into it now.


Me too.  I thought the show was all about Ramsey being an angry asshole.
 
2013-05-15 10:06:23 PM  

freetomato: Sofa King Smart: I was not up to date on this subject... but saw this on Yahoo (includes video of the show) and screen shots of some of the social media 'hacks'... cough, cough, samy...  epic douchebaggery.

bonus... they claim that Samy used to be like a Hugh Hefner (only better)... until he met Amy and then he gave that all up for her (she prayed for him to come into her life and GOD delivered him to her!!!)  very religious... right up til you complain about anything... the food.. .the wait for the food...  then it's 'fark you! get the hell out of my restaurant and don't come back!' and 'fark reddit' and 'fark yelp' and 'fark all the 'haters' who are just trying to hurt us....  pathetic.


Good God, did you see this quote from the Yahoo link:

"I saw the show and I like the way the do not give the tips to the help, because that will help them to pull themselves up by their bootstraps!!" wrote Jim Donaldson on Facebook. "With God's love anything is possible!"

What an asshole.

I was a waitress off and on for years, more recently in my 30s to pay for a divorce. I notice her bullied staff are teenaged girls.  A grown woman would knock that psycho, Simpsons-character-looking biatch on her ass.


I think your sarcasm detector is broken.
 
2013-05-15 10:07:05 PM  

CynicalLA: Mr. Cat Poop: Queensowntalia: Tom_Slick: Former Waitress Katy has is on Reddit

Nice find. A great thread.

I never thought I'd say this, but thank you, Gordon Ramsay, and your ridiculous show for leading to so much wonderful entertainment this week.

This event has led me to actually start watching his show on Netflix. Kinda into it now.

Me too.  I thought the show was all about Ramsey being an angry asshole.


It is. The fact that he couldn't find a way to be an angry enough asshole to get through to these two is a testament to something.
 
2013-05-15 10:13:44 PM  
She has Michele Bachmann crazyeyes. She should run for office in AZ, they love that stuff.
 
2013-05-15 10:14:55 PM  

CynicalLA: Mr. Cat Poop: Queensowntalia: Tom_Slick: Former Waitress Katy has is on Reddit

Nice find. A great thread.

I never thought I'd say this, but thank you, Gordon Ramsay, and your ridiculous show for leading to so much wonderful entertainment this week.

This event has led me to actually start watching his show on Netflix. Kinda into it now.

Me too.  I thought the show was all about Ramsey being an angry asshole.


I think he actually gives a shiat about helping their businesses. Especially when you consider how MUCH this guy is doing. I mean holy shiat how does he have four kids, when did he have time to make them?
 
2013-05-15 10:15:14 PM  

xenomorpheus: Why does she remind me of Elizabeth Berkley from Showgirls.....

I got it, she's a whore.


Or Jesse from Saved by the Bell after her caffeine breakdown.
 
2013-05-15 10:16:02 PM  
 
2013-05-15 10:29:13 PM  
Dear guy who goes to Yanni's (sorry too lazy to find you in the thread). I saw that episode. And I thought that family was actually pretty cool. I think most people get the overblown nature of the 'reality show'. It was one of the places I googled immediately after watching to see how they were doing. I'm almost ALWAYS rooting for the place I'm watching, and the people I'm watching.

But seriously if they're claiming the fridge bullshiat, that's the lies they're telling people in the neighborhood so they don't get freaked out. I'm totally willing to believe they would NEVER have served that spoiled food. But that shiat didn't spoil overnight. You unplug a fridge, ESPECIALLY one of those industrial ones...shiat stays cold and fresh enough to use for 24 hours, easy. But even assuming a fridge that had the plug pulled...and was left OPEN somehow...again it doesn't go that bad within a day. Or two. It takes weeks.

All of us have been lazy about that shiat. We'd never cook it, but most people have had crap rot in their fridge. Some of my fridge rot started petitioning for rights not long ago.

But it's a bit worse when they KNOW he's coming and don't have that shiat all cleaned out. I'm sure with a biz it's hard to find time, but jeezus don't they see the show?

Additionally there have been MANY clean kitchens. And there was even one instance where Gordon cleaned the plate, and took just bones back to the kitchen because the food was actually REALLY good. (Mama's Soul Shack, UK) So when he eats something and barfs, I'm inclined to believe it. When he says the shiat has been in their fridge spoiled for WEEKS, I think he knows his shiat. Especially since that man can look at meat across a room and tell it's overdone, and I don't think anyone has ever snuck frozen food past him.

I wouldn't make him risotto, even if I could cook.
 
2013-05-15 10:44:55 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Here's the totes awesome Greek restaurant whose owners were too stupid to keep their food refrigerated.


I'll have you know that the crew that came in to set up the filming for the show shut the power off for two days to the whole restaurant in the course of setting up for the shoot and then made a huge showing of the spoiled food in the cooler. They spoiled about $2500 worth of meat and prepped sauces. I know Peter VERY well and have for close to 22 years now. His sister was a good friend of mine. RIP Kat.

Yeah, he can be a son of a biatch in the kitchen, but they make the best Calamari in Seattle. They do some amazing shiat in a kitchen that isn't much bigger than a phone booth. I have yet to meet a real Greek who has anything negative to say about the food in that place. Their waitstaff tends to stick around for years, and no, it isn't just his family. Bear in mind his food costs have nearly tripled in the last 10 years and the health insurance package they used to offer is nearly 10 times what it was in the late 1990s while he's not raised his prices much. His restaurant survived when so many others in the area went under in the mid 2000s.

So, you're pretty much full of shiat.
 
2013-05-15 10:51:27 PM  
Now that I've watched the show in its entirety all I can say is fark Amy and Samy, what a couple of pretentious douchebags.
If they act like that to people they need (customers) then I can only imagine their attitudes with people on a daily basis outside the restaurant.
I don't wish their business to just fold, but fold HARD.
I also hope something happens where they are forced to retroactively reimburse ALL the tips they illegally withheld and get some punishment for that.
And perhaps look up the skeletons in Gangster Samy's closet and send Crazy Amy to the nuthouse.
Those are two pathetic people. Next time I'm near Scottsdale I hope to drive by there and see that it closed down.
 
2013-05-15 10:57:57 PM  
The UK version of show called "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" is much better. It's far less focused on interpersonal drama and much more on the specific techniques needed to fix the restaurants. Almost like a Modern Marvels of bad restaurants. The episodes are a few years old now as I don't think he does the UK show any longer, but they can all be found on 'the bay'.

I don't usually watch the US version, but the Crazy Amy ep was great. It's much more like the UK version of the show. In at least one case, he similarly walked out on a restauranteur who refused to listen at all. (season 5, ep 2)

BTW. Has anyone posted this?

http://www.amysbakingcompany.com
 
2013-05-15 11:10:17 PM  

Deathfrogg: The My Little Pony Killer: Here's the totes awesome Greek restaurant whose owners were too stupid to keep their food refrigerated.

I'll have you know that the crew that came in to set up the filming for the show shut the power off for two days to the whole restaurant in the course of setting up for the shoot and then made a huge showing of the spoiled food in the cooler. They spoiled about $2500 worth of meat and prepped sauces. I know Peter VERY well and have for close to 22 years now. His sister was a good friend of mine. RIP Kat.

Yeah, he can be a son of a biatch in the kitchen, but they make the best Calamari in Seattle. They do some amazing shiat in a kitchen that isn't much bigger than a phone booth. I have yet to meet a real Greek who has anything negative to say about the food in that place. Their waitstaff tends to stick around for years, and no, it isn't just his family. Bear in mind his food costs have nearly tripled in the last 10 years and the health insurance package they used to offer is nearly 10 times what it was in the late 1990s while he's not raised his prices much. His restaurant survived when so many others in the area went under in the mid 2000s.

So, you're pretty much full of shiat.


No, the RESTAURANT OWNERS WHO AGREED TO HAVING THEIR STUFF TURNED OFF spoiled the food.

They could have just as easily told Ramsay and his crew to rent generators if they needed the power.  They cannot honestly MAKE THE DECISION TO TURN OFF THEIR OWN REFRIGERATORS and then have the gall to turn around and blame that on somebody else.

I would not go within spitting distance of that restaurant.  What a bunch of disgusting, stupid pigs.
 
2013-05-15 11:20:41 PM  

RandomRandom: The UK version of show called "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" is much better. It's far less focused on interpersonal drama and much more on the specific techniques needed to fix the restaurants. Almost like a Modern Marvels of bad restaurants. The episodes are a few years old now as I don't think he does the UK show any longer, but they can all be found on 'the bay'.

I don't usually watch the US version, but the Crazy Amy ep was great. It's much more like the UK version of the show. In at least one case, he similarly walked out on a restauranteur who refused to listen at all. (season 5, ep 2)

BTW. Has anyone posted this?

http://www.amysbakingcompany.com


The UK version is the best one while the US version is so bad it's good or in this case, so good, it's beautiful.
 
2013-05-15 11:22:49 PM  

RickN99: TheSwizz: I usually watch Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix to kill time.  I may have to locate this one for immediate viewing.

I had never seen any episodes of the show before but I sought this one out after reading yesterday's threads.  Well worth the time.


Hopefully you didn't look too long.  It's embedded in the story.
 
2013-05-15 11:31:27 PM  

Vodka Zombie: wildcardjack: RickN99: Endive Wombat: 1. If this place isn't a money laundering operation, I don't know what is.

I wouldn't think a normal strategy for concealing a money-laundering operation was to request to be on a national TV show showing how you run your operation.

It's to give cover for all the real wash shops. Everyone's looking at this one instead of the italian place that doesn't even serve decent pizza.

Man...  I miss the pizzeria by my old house that was shut down as a money-laundering outfit.  As criminal as their business was, they did make a damn good pizza.


We had one around here too.  Somehow they ended up going legit...and the food still sucks.
 
2013-05-15 11:40:13 PM  

sethen320: We had one around here too. Somehow they ended up going legit...and the food still sucks.


There are all kinds of restaurants / prepared food take-outs around that can only be money laundries.

There's one place I drove by every day that never had a single customer, stayed open for half a decade.  A handful might be a 'rich idiot' business, or 'keep the wife busy' business, but not all of them.

Restaurants seem the go-to business for those trying to clean up dirty money.
 
2013-05-15 11:53:57 PM  
I'm still not convinced this isn't Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy in some new Chris Guest mockumentary.
 
2013-05-16 12:17:17 AM  
It gets even better.  Now they have announced (via a public relations person) that there is going to be a grand relaunch of the restaurant on May 21, where they will give a press conference.  They want to tell "their side of the story", and they also want people to come out and tell them how good their food is and how bad Ramsey and the internet haters are.

Sounds like a blast.
 
2013-05-16 12:23:42 AM  
I don't watch reality shows, but I went ahead and watched this one. It gave me flashbacks to my ex. Amy is definitely crazier and more delusional than my ex, but it's the same sort of behavior (luckily, without the religious self-righteousness.) I know what it's like to be in that situation.

Action - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Response
Offer minor criticism                          Total denial, building up to outrage and full-blown argument
Point out a misdeed                          Indignant fury, roundabout misdirection, impossible/unlikely excuses
Ask a question                                  25% chance of being construed as "snotty" or "insulting". See previous.
Try to help out                                  45% chance of being refused because of some unknown, secret reason.
Actually do help out                          75% chance of being told you're doing it wrong/being insulted.
Offer a compliment                           50/50 split: Freak out due to paranoid misinterpretation or gloating.
Make a positive suggestion              Smug, disdainful smirk with dismissive right-eye squint.
Deliver glowing praise                      Smug, self-satisfied smirk with "vindicated chin elevation."
Prove you're right                             Near-tearful, angry meltdown followed by frustrated, dramatic walk-out.

I honestly don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight after watching that, and I  completely understandwhy Samy didn't like to tell Amy when a customer had a criticism or complaint, and why he chose to defend her when he knew she was completely wrong...  He's afraid of her, too. It's safer to spare her the bad news and side with her when she gets any.

A person like that... Well, let me just put it this way:

freeforge.com
 
2013-05-16 12:28:38 AM  
You know, I normally don't like Gordon Ramsay.  But the way he treated that waitress with dignity and respect, and making a point to personally hand her the tip in front of the owners...yeah, he gets a pass.
 
2013-05-16 12:35:41 AM  

kudayta: You know, I normally don't like Gordon Ramsay. But the way he treated that waitress with dignity and respect, and making a point to personally hand her the tip in front of the owners...yeah, he gets a pass.


If you watch the British version of this, you'll see that Ramsay really does try to help the owners fix their restaurants.  I usually can't watch the US version, as Ramsay even admits that the US producers artificially amp up the drama and focus on interpersonal relationships rather than the food.

They didn't have to for this episode.  If anything, the producers were forced to deescalate the drama.   http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1eegnm/former_waitress_katy_cip r iano_from_amys_baking/c9zgars
 
2013-05-16 12:45:54 AM  

RandomRandom: kudayta: You know, I normally don't like Gordon Ramsay. But the way he treated that waitress with dignity and respect, and making a point to personally hand her the tip in front of the owners...yeah, he gets a pass.

If you watch the British version of this, you'll see that Ramsay really does try to help the owners fix their restaurants.  I usually can't watch the US version, as Ramsay even admits that the US producers artificially amp up the drama and focus on interpersonal relationships rather than the food.

They didn't have to for this episode.  If anything, the producers were forced to deescalate the drama.   http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1eegnm/former_waitress_katy_cip r iano_from_amys_baking/c9zgars


To be fair, I've only really ever seen clips of him flipping the fark out on someone.  Out of context.  And that's where my opinion of him comes from.  So if he usually treats servers like human beings, then I'm forced to revise my opinion of him and ask what the people he flipped out on did to deserve it.
 
2013-05-16 12:52:28 AM  

The Mind Boggles: vagina dentata


What a wonderful phrase! (I can't see those words without thinking of Queen of Wands. Thank you. I'm off to re-read the archives again.)
 
2013-05-16 12:54:26 AM  
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2013-05-16 01:26:44 AM  

xaks: The problem isn't how good is your food. There's a lot of folks that can make really good chow that fail miserably.

How good a manager are you? How good a boss? How good a negotiator?

How good a financial planner? How good at multitasking?

How good a conflict resolver? How good at managing 10 OTHER people's jobs while doing your own?

How good a designer are you? How good a personal trainer/dietician?

How good a sterilizer/sanitizer/clean freak are you?

How well can you manage a kindergarten classroom? While doing any five of the above listed? While cooking for 50?

These are just some of the skills needed to run a successful solo restaurant.


I "smarted" this. I've never worked in the food biz, but everyone I know that has are good tippers, so I follow their lead. It has to be the most "people tell me I'm good at this" - bam! 'Slapped against the head with the iron skillet of reality' dreams there are.
 
2013-05-16 01:52:46 AM  
Amy is a giant child but the two of them are seriously defective people.  The DOL has a slam dunk case over the tip stealing.
 
2013-05-16 01:56:47 AM  

bborchar: It gets even better.  Now they have announced (via a public relations person) that there is going to be a grand relaunch of the restaurant on May 21, where they will give a press conference.  They want to tell "their side of the story", and they also want people to come out and tell them how good their food is and how bad Ramsey and the internet haters are.

Sounds like a blast.


There needs to be a live Fark thread when that airs.  Seriously.
 
2013-05-16 02:04:54 AM  

Deathfrogg: The My Little Pony Killer: Here's the totes awesome Greek restaurant whose owners were too stupid to keep their food refrigerated.

I'll have you know that the crew that came in to set up the filming for the show shut the power off for two days to the whole restaurant in the course of setting up for the shoot and then made a huge showing of the spoiled food in the cooler. They spoiled about $2500 worth of meat and prepped sauces. I know Peter VERY well and have for close to 22 years now. His sister was a good friend of mine. RIP Kat.

Yeah, he can be a son of a biatch in the kitchen, but they make the best Calamari in Seattle. They do some amazing shiat in a kitchen that isn't much bigger than a phone booth. I have yet to meet a real Greek who has anything negative to say about the food in that place. Their waitstaff tends to stick around for years, and no, it isn't just his family. Bear in mind his food costs have nearly tripled in the last 10 years and the health insurance package they used to offer is nearly 10 times what it was in the late 1990s while he's not raised his prices much. His restaurant survived when so many others in the area went under in the mid 2000s.

So, you're pretty much full of shiat.


Some stuff in the fridge went bad. It happens. No, they wouldn't have served it. But this whole shutting off the power business is a flimsy lie.
 
2013-05-16 02:14:05 AM  

Deathfrogg: The My Little Pony Killer: Here's the totes awesome Greek restaurant whose owners were too stupid to keep their food refrigerated.

I'll have you know that the crew that came in to set up the filming for the show shut the power off for two days to the whole restaurant in the course of setting up for the shoot and then made a huge showing of the spoiled food in the cooler. They spoiled about $2500 worth of meat and prepped sauces. I know Peter VERY well and have for close to 22 years now. His sister was a good friend of mine. RIP Kat.

Yeah, he can be a son of a biatch in the kitchen, but they make the best Calamari in Seattle. They do some amazing shiat in a kitchen that isn't much bigger than a phone booth. I have yet to meet a real Greek who has anything negative to say about the food in that place. Their waitstaff tends to stick around for years, and no, it isn't just his family. Bear in mind his food costs have nearly tripled in the last 10 years and the health insurance package they used to offer is nearly 10 times what it was in the late 1990s while he's not raised his prices much. His restaurant survived when so many others in the area went under in the mid 2000s.

So, you're pretty much full of shiat.


Burned by being so desperate for publicity, then.  If his food really was that good, he wouldn't need to have invited a rockstar chef to fark everything up and make a spectacle.
 
2013-05-16 04:53:19 AM  

bborchar: It gets even better.  Now they have announced (via a public relations person) that there is going to be a grand relaunch of the restaurant on May 21, where they will give a press conference.  They want to tell "their side of the story", and they also want people to come out and tell them how good their food is and how bad Ramsey and the internet haters are.

Sounds like a blast.


This hideous hose-beast deliberately over-spiced a customer's dish after he sent it back, declaring ON NATIONAL TV THAT SHE HOPES IT HURTS HIM. And that was her apparently on her best behaviour knowing she was being filmed.

There's not a single thing she can say in a press conference that is going to turn around the damage she has already done to her restaurant's reputation.

/but it will be fun watching her try.
 
2013-05-16 06:31:33 AM  

MythDragon: maniacbastard: thalassatx: Buncha Redshiats did it.

I took a redshiat once, scared the hell out of me.

I drank an entire bottle of this alchohol called Tattoo. It dyes the shiat out of your teeth and tounge. (in this case, blue). The next morning I peed normal, so I was wondering where the blue went. Well it went to my poo. I pooped blue for a week. It started off a dark navy blue, and gradualy lightened up to a sky and then baby powder blue.


Now my life's mission is to find this magical substance...
 
2013-05-16 07:29:53 AM  

bborchar: It gets even better.  Now they have announced (via a public relations person) that there is going to be a grand relaunch of the restaurant on May 21, where they will give a press conference.  They want to tell "their side of the story", and they also want people to come out and tell them how good their food is and how bad Ramsey and the internet haters are.

Sounds like a blast.


PLEASE Followup thread!

PLEASE!

Watched the first few minutes, and I think I saw my first unscripted reality fight.

Usually, they have a few "producers" built like tanks run out from the sides to break things up. When Samy started to touch and grab at the customer the day before, some scrawny guy with an earpiece intervened.

The show .had NO idea the level of the crazy they were involved with. No wonder they paid off everyone's dinner when the place shut down.

The only thing that would have been more epic is if Samy went off on Gordon and they were unprepared.

/he didn't walk away; he got the hell out of there the best way a Scotsman could
 
2013-05-16 07:49:01 AM  

Waldo Pepper: Ramsy played up the cakes at the beginning. I wouldn't doubt if someone from the show how scoped out the place before hand and already knew the desserts were shipped in from another source. The company that makes those desserts should contact Ramsey seeing how much he loved that cake.

it seems to be the night before Ramsey arrived also seemed to be a bit of a setup with all the issues.

I wonder how much of what they shot they couldn't use.


Oh yeah...For sure...He was totally going to flip it around on them.  Look at that kitchen, that is not a bakers kitchen.  There is no way in hell that they make those in house.
 
2013-05-16 07:55:24 AM  

bborchar: It gets even better.  Now they have announced (via a public relations person) that there is going to be a grand relaunch of the restaurant on May 21, where they will give a press conference.  They want to tell "their side of the story", and they also want people to come out and tell them how good their food is and how bad Ramsey and the internet haters are.

Sounds like a blast.


Some local farkers need to go so we can get a full report. It's your duty. We're all counting on you.
 
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