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(AZCentral)   Sami Bouzaglo, co-owner of Amy's Baking Company, faces deportation after it's learned he has convictions for.....wait for it.....extortion, threats and drug distribution. Meow   (azcentral.com) divider line 213
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2013-05-21 10:19:42 PM
I love this story so much.
 
2013-05-21 10:26:06 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I love this story so much.


It does get better and better doesn't it?
 
2013-05-21 10:28:57 PM

catmandu: It does get better and better doesn't it?


The only way it could get any better at this point is if Amy had a sex tape.

After watching the video, it seems that Kitchen Nightmares was more real than some people think.
 
2013-05-21 10:29:21 PM
WOW that guy is a shiatstain....
 
2013-05-21 10:31:39 PM
I'm actually enjoying this story. I hope they uncover more stuff so that I can mock these crazy people even more!
/That sounds horrible.
 
2013-05-21 10:31:51 PM
"We both made mistakes in the past.

Okay.

We have done our time," Amy said.

Okaaaayyyy...

"We can't comment. We know God is with us."

Oh for the love of Fark.  Best way to spot a con game - how soon do they mention god.

/Yes, that includes churches
 
2013-05-21 10:33:44 PM

Popcorn Johnny: The only way it could get any better at this point is if Amy had a sex tape.


I would rather fark myself down to a nub on a cheese grater than see that psycho harpy in her birthday suit..
 
2013-05-21 10:33:51 PM
Link
No idea what I just watched, but I laughed.
 
2013-05-21 10:35:05 PM

Popcorn Johnny: catmandu: It does get better and better doesn't it?

The only way it could get any better at this point is if Amy had a sex tape.

After watching the video, it seems that Kitchen Nightmares was more real than some people think.


I have never watched it before but have seen similar shows so I understand the formula. I suspected this episode was less staged shiat and more real because Ramsay got quieter and quieter as the episode went on. They didn't need him to create drama, nutso and craycray were doing a great job by themselves.
 
2013-05-21 10:38:01 PM

markie_farkie: I would rather fark myself down to a nub on a cheese grater than see that psycho harpy in her birthday suit..


I don't want to see the video, just her meltdown if it existed and went public.
 
2013-05-21 10:39:07 PM
The schadenfreude is giving me goosebumps.
 
2013-05-21 10:39:16 PM
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-05-21 10:44:24 PM
www.tucsonweekly.com
 
2013-05-21 11:13:15 PM
Reached by phone as they drove to their restaurant Tuesday morning, Amy and Samy each tried to talk over the other -- interrupting, yelling and even cursing one another as the conversation continued.

How long is this train exactly? It's the everlasting gobstopper of wrecks.
 
2013-05-21 11:16:22 PM
I'm sure the locations scouts were calling the office two minutes after meeting Amy & Samy "GOLD!!! FARKING GOLD!!!"
 
2013-05-21 11:24:09 PM
I clicked through youtube to the ep -

Ho.  Lee.  Schitt.

I have met some crazy-ass people (crazy ass-people?) in my life, but that takes the farking cake.  How the hell have they managed to stay in business for 6 years?  And isn't it illegal for a manager to take employees' tips?  And seriously - when the guy starts telling Gordon Ramsey that he's a gangster and he will fark him up...  Jesus.

And that woman - Ramsey kept saying "Look at your eyes..."  Seriously, how crazy can you get?
 
2013-05-21 11:37:01 PM
Am I missing something? Have I lost my Google-fu? I'm finding nothing regarding their grand re-opening tonight.
 
2013-05-21 11:47:04 PM
Either genius TV hype, or completely bat shait crazy sociopathic behaviour. Whichever it is, they got their 15 minutes, and more.
 
2013-05-21 11:50:09 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: I clicked through youtube to the ep -

Ho.  Lee.  Schitt.

I have met some crazy-ass people (crazy ass-people?) in my life, but that takes the farking cake.  How the hell have they managed to stay in business for 6 years?  And isn't it illegal for a manager to take employees' tips?  And seriously - when the guy starts telling Gordon Ramsey that he's a gangster and he will fark him up...  Jesus.

And that woman - Ramsey kept saying "Look at your eyes..."  Seriously, how crazy can you get?


Yes, it is illegal for employers to take tips, even if the employer doesn't take the "tip credit," that allows tipped workers to be paid below the standard minimum wage, so their defense of "we pay them well above minimum wage" doesn't hold up.  You can pool tips with other tipped employees, but not with the employer.
 
2013-05-21 11:59:32 PM
NEWSFLASH: MULTIPLE ALARM FIRE REPORTED IN DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE STRIP MALL

/STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS
//YOUSTUPIDIDIOTSYOUDON'TKNOWWHOYOU'REDEALINGWITH!
 
2013-05-22 12:17:09 AM
On Tuesday, Samy and Amy talked about their past records and indicated Samy had served time in prison before immigrating to the United States 13 years ago.

OK, then.

Records show he is from Los Angeles, where he lived upon arriving in the United States. Records indicate he has no criminal convictions or civil judgments in the United States.

Hmmm. I see no mention in TFA of "drugs" or "extortion". Where is subby getting this? Or is this about a different guy named "Sami"?
 
2013-05-22 12:27:52 AM

markie_farkie: Popcorn Johnny: The only way it could get any better at this point is if Amy had a sex tape.

I would rather fark myself down to a nub on a cheese grater than see that psycho harpy in her birthday suit..


I would watch it. I have never seen a woman have sex with a cat before.
 
2013-05-22 12:28:28 AM

fusillade762: Hmmm. I see no mention in TFA of "drugs" or "extortion". Where is subby getting this? Or is this about a different guy named "Sami"?


That was in the video.  Apparently he has quite the history in Germany and France, both of which have apparently banned him from entering.

I'm not sure what you have to do to get banned from Germany and France, but it can't be good.
 
2013-05-22 12:29:03 AM
This story continues to entertain, oh what wacky hijinks are going to happen next with this zany couple? Oh ho ho.
It's still so fresh and interesting. I just can't give enough of this. Now they just need bacon, LOL. Bacon amirite?
 
2013-05-22 12:29:54 AM
The sad thing?

These are FAR from the craziest folks in business in Maricopa.

I worked for a chef when I first got to Phoenix in the Biltmore area, who was running cover for some high class call girls. They could meet clients, evaluate them, and then use him as their billable, which he got a cut from, so that the agency could launder the cash. Very classy joint, and the kicker? His ex-wife was the sommelier--and just mere months from her Master Somelier status. For the non-food nerds, there are only about 200 Master Sommeliers in the world, and over half of them are in the US. She since got her certification, and is one of 18 women certified here in the US--and his partner. Did I mention that the chef was married? And that he often took out a bit of his "arrangement" out in trade? Oh, and did I mention THAT was part of the reason that his partner became his EX-wife? Don't get me wrong, Christopher did amazing food. He also employed a LOT of illegal labor, engaged in money transactions that even my mobbed up bosses of the past would have raised eyebrows about, and tended to scream at cooks, waitstaff and customers on a regular basis?

Amy? In comparison from what I saw in my years out in Phoenix, is sort of small potatoes, even for the crazy and business-sketchy...
 
2013-05-22 12:31:16 AM

Popcorn Johnny:


Jezus H Chrysler, that face is textbook "BowWow InFarkingSane".

Seriously-- when her eyes are showing as much white above her irises as there is to either side, RUN THE FARK AWAY. FAST.

/but no doubt Sammy's one satisfied customer in the sack
//uh no thanx...
 
2013-05-22 12:33:43 AM
it just keeps getting better ...  stranger ... whatever...
 
2013-05-22 12:37:51 AM
Well it's about time they found something to justify calling him a gangster. I wonder what took so long for them to uncover this.
 
2013-05-22 12:38:03 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: "We both made mistakes in the past.

Okay.

We have done our time," Amy said.

Okaaaayyyy...

"We can't comment. We know God is with us."

Oh for the love of Fark.  Best way to spot a con game - how soon do they mention god.

/Yes, that includes churches


After the couple of Fark threads on these morons today I tried to watch the KN episode featuring them. I made it 5 minutes and was about to throw my computer out the window so I turned that horseshiat off. What a couple of coonts!

And I'm sorry but whoever said a sex tape from Amy would make things better - just farking EEEEWWWWW!!
 
2013-05-22 12:38:21 AM

maltedmothball: it just keeps getting better ...  stranger ... whatever...


I suppose next her sex tape will come out.
 
2013-05-22 12:39:21 AM

markie_farkie: Popcorn Johnny: The only way it could get any better at this point is if Amy had a sex tape.

I would rather fark myself down to a nub on a cheese grater than see that psycho harpy in her birthday suit..


Thank you - agreed. Ugly farking biatch with no redeemable qualities whatsoever. I would prefer to go sexless than to fark that.
 
2013-05-22 12:40:24 AM

hubiestubert: The sad thing?

These are FAR from the craziest folks in business in Maricopa.

I worked for a chef when I first got to Phoenix in the Biltmore area, who was running cover for some high class call girls. They could meet clients, evaluate them, and then use him as their billable, which he got a cut from, so that the agency could launder the cash. Very classy joint, and the kicker? His ex-wife was the sommelier--and just mere months from her Master Somelier status. For the non-food nerds, there are only about 200 Master Sommeliers in the world, and over half of them are in the US. She since got her certification, and is one of 18 women certified here in the US--and his partner. Did I mention that the chef was married? And that he often took out a bit of his "arrangement" out in trade? Oh, and did I mention THAT was part of the reason that his partner became his EX-wife? Don't get me wrong, Christopher did amazing food. He also employed a LOT of illegal labor, engaged in money transactions that even my mobbed up bosses of the past would have raised eyebrows about, and tended to scream at cooks, waitstaff and customers on a regular basis?

Amy? In comparison from what I saw in my years out in Phoenix, is sort of small potatoes, even for the crazy and business-sketchy...


Your words frighten me.
 
2013-05-22 12:40:39 AM
Guess I missed one HELL of an episode of Kitchen Nightmares because I dont get why everyone's hating so hard on them...
 
2013-05-22 12:41:29 AM
Let's say for the sake of argument that the show was indeed edited to deliberately paint the owners as assholes. This wouldn't surprise me. However, I spent a few minutes reading yelp reviews posted before the show aired, and the owners' raging assholery seems a common theme. Anything posted after could be considered suspect.

But even then, this guy's Facebook meltdown and harassment of yelp reviewers more or less proves what everyone is claiming. Dude is a raging douche. Here at Fark we don't talk to each other like that (generally), even when the recipient might deserve it. I know that Facebook has lower standards of dialogue but what the hell, man.

/Ramsay did a show on a restaurant where I happen to know some of the staff. The consensus among the staff was while plenty of the scenarios are scripted, often they aren't. Or at least they weren't in that particular episode. If you watch the show it's pretty obvious what's fake and what's real, and having known the asshole owner (of one of my local joints, not Amy's) I'm inclined to agree.
 
2013-05-22 12:41:49 AM

Popcorn Johnny: Link
No idea what I just watched, but I laughed.


What the fark was THAT?!? lol
 
2013-05-22 12:42:56 AM
I've never been able to figure out why people who shouldn't want attention on themselves seek attention for themselves. It's like the guy who was on American Idol a few years ago who threw a fit when his brother was kicked off the show and it soon came out he had outstanding warrants or something.
 
2013-05-22 12:44:03 AM
this makes me want to go like their facebook page... just so i can see more meltdowny goodness...
 
2013-05-22 12:44:34 AM

vudutek: Am I missing something? Have I lost my Google-fu? I'm finding nothing regarding their grand re-opening tonight.


Google-fu not required. Just scroll down on Fark's main page. It's in the story about their job fair.
 
2013-05-22 12:46:30 AM

hubiestubert: These are FAR from the craziest folks in business in Maricopa.


Well, yeah. Sheriff Joe.
 
2013-05-22 12:46:59 AM
Deportation just means he walks back across the border tomorrow. It'd be nice to see him facing a couple years in prison. Or a caning. Caning is underrated.
 
2013-05-22 12:49:01 AM

hubiestubert: The sad thing?

These are FAR from the craziest folks in business in Maricopa.

I worked for a chef when I first got to Phoenix in the Biltmore area, who was running cover for some high class call girls. They could meet clients, evaluate them, and then use him as their billable, which he got a cut from, so that the agency could launder the cash. Very classy joint, and the kicker? His ex-wife was the sommelier--and just mere months from her Master Somelier status. For the non-food nerds, there are only about 200 Master Sommeliers in the world, and over half of them are in the US. She since got her certification, and is one of 18 women certified here in the US--and his partner. Did I mention that the chef was married? And that he often took out a bit of his "arrangement" out in trade? Oh, and did I mention THAT was part of the reason that his partner became his EX-wife? Don't get me wrong, Christopher did amazing food. He also employed a LOT of illegal labor, engaged in money transactions that even my mobbed up bosses of the past would have raised eyebrows about, and tended to scream at cooks, waitstaff and customers on a regular basis?

Amy? In comparison from what I saw in my years out in Phoenix, is sort of small potatoes, even for the crazy and business-sketchy...


This reminds me of a section of Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" where he describe all the shady stuff going on behind the scenes in the restaurant biz (gun running, drug dealing, etc).
 
2013-05-22 12:51:47 AM

DeathRaySanta: Popcorn Johnny:

Jezus H Chrysler, that face is textbook "BowWow InFarkingSane".

Seriously-- when her eyes are showing as much white above her irises as there is to either side, RUN THE FARK AWAY. FAST.

/but no doubt Sammy's one satisfied customer in the sack
//uh no thanx...


Maybe so, but I bet he sleeps with one eye open and never eats her cooking
 
2013-05-22 12:52:26 AM

ransack.: Deportation just means he walks back across the border tomorrow.


He's from Israel. That's going to be one hell of a walk.
 
2013-05-22 12:53:09 AM

ladyfortuna: Your words frighten me.


Lady, this is a County that KEEPS electing Sheriff Joe. What I saw out there made me long for the straight up corruption that is Massachusetts. At least the mobbed up asshats out here keep the neighborhoods safe. Seriously. Safest neighborhood I've been in out here had a meth lab--the guys who ran it made for damn sure that their clients weren't anywhere near, and ran anyone off who even thought about attracting attention. The mobbed up neighborhoods? Safe as houses.

Out in Phoenix? Whole different story, whole different ballgame. This is a town that still thinks of itself as the Wild West, only with more housing developments, a lot more industry cash, and a few sports teams and training camps. Even those aren't terrible safe. Worst shootings in the area have happened at or near those arenas. It is the first place that I've thought about carrying since Boston. Then I was making night deposits near the Combat Zone, back when it was still sketchy.  Phoenix and Maricopa is a Disneyland for violence and crazy, and none of the officials nor their Sheriffs nor their police are particularly inclined to do much about it, because the more headlines means harder crackdowns, more press, more funding, and herding folks into communities to flee the nastiness, which happened to be owned by folks who put the folks supposedly trying to "control" the problem into office.

Try Pema County. Nice folks. Decent. Maricopa?  It's Disneyland with golf, guns, and glory.
 
2013-05-22 12:53:52 AM

fusillade762: On Tuesday, Samy and Amy talked about their past records and indicated Samy had served time in prison before immigrating to the United States 13 years ago.

OK, then.

Records show he is from Los Angeles, where he lived upon arriving in the United States. Records indicate he has no criminal convictions or civil judgments in the United States.

Hmmm. I see no mention in TFA of "drugs" or "extortion". Where is subby getting this? Or is this about a different guy named "Sami"?


Sami the "bull" and his moll Ami the "crazy biatch" from hell?
 
2013-05-22 12:55:26 AM

fusillade762: hubiestubert: The sad thing?

These are FAR from the craziest folks in business in Maricopa.

I worked for a chef when I first got to Phoenix in the Biltmore area, who was running cover for some high class call girls. They could meet clients, evaluate them, and then use him as their billable, which he got a cut from, so that the agency could launder the cash. Very classy joint, and the kicker? His ex-wife was the sommelier--and just mere months from her Master Somelier status. For the non-food nerds, there are only about 200 Master Sommeliers in the world, and over half of them are in the US. She since got her certification, and is one of 18 women certified here in the US--and his partner. Did I mention that the chef was married? And that he often took out a bit of his "arrangement" out in trade? Oh, and did I mention THAT was part of the reason that his partner became his EX-wife? Don't get me wrong, Christopher did amazing food. He also employed a LOT of illegal labor, engaged in money transactions that even my mobbed up bosses of the past would have raised eyebrows about, and tended to scream at cooks, waitstaff and customers on a regular basis?

Amy? In comparison from what I saw in my years out in Phoenix, is sort of small potatoes, even for the crazy and business-sketchy...

This reminds me of a section of Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" where he describe all the shady stuff going on behind the scenes in the restaurant biz (gun running, drug dealing, etc).


Oh, you have no idea.........................  Neither do I.
 
2013-05-22 12:55:47 AM
okay...watched video, never saw that episode of kitchen nightmares.

The guys a huge arsehole....and his wife, from what I can tell...well...NO idea why a broad that looks like her would be with some guy that looks like HIM, much less earn him a greencard.

Someone needs to stomp his head in...that would fix his attitude problem.
 
2013-05-22 12:56:26 AM

fusillade762: hubiestubert: The sad thing?

These are FAR from the craziest folks in business in Maricopa.

I worked for a chef when I first got to Phoenix in the Biltmore area, who was running cover for some high class call girls. They could meet clients, evaluate them, and then use him as their billable, which he got a cut from, so that the agency could launder the cash. Very classy joint, and the kicker? His ex-wife was the sommelier--and just mere months from her Master Somelier status. For the non-food nerds, there are only about 200 Master Sommeliers in the world, and over half of them are in the US. She since got her certification, and is one of 18 women certified here in the US--and his partner. Did I mention that the chef was married? And that he often took out a bit of his "arrangement" out in trade? Oh, and did I mention THAT was part of the reason that his partner became his EX-wife? Don't get me wrong, Christopher did amazing food. He also employed a LOT of illegal labor, engaged in money transactions that even my mobbed up bosses of the past would have raised eyebrows about, and tended to scream at cooks, waitstaff and customers on a regular basis?

Amy? In comparison from what I saw in my years out in Phoenix, is sort of small potatoes, even for the crazy and business-sketchy...

This reminds me of a section of Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" where he describe all the shady stuff going on behind the scenes in the restaurant biz (gun running, drug dealing, etc).


One of the reasons I loved that book was the authenticity. It was clear this was a man who had dredged the restaurant and bar industry over the course of years. You can't really fake having worked in a high volume kitchen, bar, or floor. There's just a certain way of describing the stories and characters that an accountant-turned-author is never going to get.
 
2013-05-22 12:58:37 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: okay...watched video, never saw that episode of kitchen nightmares.

The guys a huge arsehole....and his wife, from what I can tell...well...NO idea why a broad that looks like her would be with some guy that looks like HIM, much less earn him a greencard.

Someone needs to stomp his head in...that would fix his attitude problem.


Um - guys - fer chrissakes - DRUGS. Drug use explains pretty much everything about their lives.
 
2013-05-22 01:00:10 AM
So this is why he didn't want her to call the cops...
 
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