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(SFGate)   Hipster food writer goes to event hosted by Guy Fieri for the sole purpose of mocking him, instead has great time and discovers he's a genuinely nice guy. "He 's totally sincere and sweet, and sure, a bit obnoxious but my God, aren't we all?"   (blog.sfgate.com) divider line 77
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2013-05-24 02:01:13 PM
I wonder if he tried the General Tso's lamb shoulder chow fun with drunken monkey onion rings for $19

dish name generator
 
2013-05-24 02:04:02 PM
I have no problem with Guy Fieri, but I understand the backlash.  His look and mannerisms scream DOUCHEBAG!!!

Glad to know he's an okay guy.
 
2013-05-24 02:04:02 PM
I wouldn't doubt it.  I have known lots of overrated yet successful people who were really good guys, but not particularly got at their jobs.

This is often how they got to be both successful and overrated.
 
2013-05-24 02:04:40 PM
checked into a bizarre yet charming nautical-themed hotel

joining 4 charming married couples


Hipsters don't say "charming." Unless they mean it ironically. She didn't.
 
2013-05-24 02:04:45 PM
Wow.  Shoot that sanctimonious biatch in the head.
 
2013-05-24 02:06:09 PM
Yeah, no shiat. The only people who think Fieri is a douchebag are moronic judge-a-book-by-the-cover types. "Look it him, he got spiky hair! He must be a doosh!!! Durr"
 
2013-05-24 02:06:40 PM

Teiritzamna: not particularly got Good at their jobs.


FTFM like adding "donkey sauce" supposedly fixes things for Mr. Fieri.

donkey sauce?  shudder
 
2013-05-24 02:07:06 PM

Uzzah: checked into a bizarre yet charming nautical-themed hotel

joining 4 charming married couples

Hipsters don't say "charming." Unless they mean it ironically. She didn't.


That's a euphemism for provincial.
 
2013-05-24 02:07:25 PM
You know San Francisco, its people like this writer that makes most of the rest of the country hate you. My god, how anyone could write such garbage and it not be an Onion article is beyond me.
 
2013-05-24 02:08:13 PM
Also makes me think of Bourdain and his change of heart re: Emeril
 
2013-05-24 02:09:40 PM
Huh, somebody is gettin' paid...
 
2013-05-24 02:12:07 PM
Yes, he was a nice guy in college.  But more annoying than anything else.  But obnoxious?  I guess he didn't hone that part of his personality until after he graduated.

Oh... and there was this entire thing about when the ATO house burned down and whose fault that it was.  Not saying it was Guy's fault....
 
2013-05-24 02:14:19 PM
This writer is absolutely insufferable.
 
2013-05-24 02:15:44 PM

Cagey B: This writer is absolutely insufferable.


I'm really hoping she's trying to be facetious and failing. Really, really hoping.
 
2013-05-24 02:17:18 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Yeah, no shiat. The only people who think Fieri is a douchebag are moronic judge-a-book-by-the-cover types. "Look it him, he got spiky hair! He must be a doosh!!! Durr"


Sooo... Fark.com?
 
2013-05-24 02:18:59 PM
Personally my only issue with his show is that the food is all heart-attack specials. I'm sure it all tastes great but they've never heard of the word moderation.
 
2013-05-24 02:24:21 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: I have no problem with Guy Fieri, but I understand the backlash.  His look and mannerisms scream DOUCHEBAG!!!

Glad to know he's an okay guy.



I still believe that he arrived here via time machine from 1997.
 
2013-05-24 02:38:27 PM

The_Sponge: I still believe that he arrived here via time machine from 1997.


He totally did, and it only took him 16 years to get here.
 
2013-05-24 02:39:24 PM
He wears his sunglasses backwards on his head.  This is the sign of the douche.
 
2013-05-24 02:43:39 PM
She says she's a fan of truffle oil to prove she's a knowledgeable foodie, which only serves to do the opposite.
 
2013-05-24 02:49:18 PM

Knobbs: She says she's a fan of truffle oil to prove she's a knowledgeable foodie, which only serves to do the opposite.


Truffle oil is precisely the kid of thing that appeals to "foodies." People who actually understand food know better.
 
2013-05-24 02:50:10 PM

Nabb1: Knobbs: She says she's a fan of truffle oil to prove she's a knowledgeable foodie, which only serves to do the opposite.

Truffle oil is precisely the kid of thing that appeals to "foodies." People who actually understand food know better.


Ah, touché!

Good point!
 
2013-05-24 02:52:54 PM

Knobbs: She says she's a fan of truffle oil to prove she's a knowledgeable foodie, which only serves to do the opposite.


Even I know that.  She should turn in her foodie card.
 
2013-05-24 02:56:55 PM
His persona is indeed grating.  Except on DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES.

For some reason, he toned down the overgrown fratboy-ness to make it watchable.
 
2013-05-24 02:58:05 PM
It is a sad fact of life that we spend most of it looking down on people who, if we just bothered to meet them, we'd find out were pretty nice and decent after all. I hate that it took me until well into adulthood not to judge people before I get to know them.
 
2013-05-24 02:59:12 PM
Fieri is kind of cheesy, and not my thing, but I don't doubt that he's a nice guy.
 
2013-05-24 03:00:27 PM
He was at Indy last year and only talked about his hair, for as long as I was within earshot.
But really, that's what he's selling. He's the same as Ronald McDonald. What's offensive is his pricing.
 
2013-05-24 03:02:39 PM

Uzzah: checked into a bizarre yet charming nautical-themed hotel

joining 4 charming married couples

Hipsters don't say "charming." Unless they mean it ironically. She didn't.


i guess i'm not a hipster.  whenever i use the word charming, it's up there as one of the best compliments I can give a person
 
2013-05-24 03:05:21 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: I have no problem with Guy Fieri, but I understand the backlash.  His look and mannerisms scream DOUCHEBAG!!!

Glad to know he's an okay guy.


Think of it as his "signature" look. It's more branding than anything else. Want people to remember you on food network? gotta have some sort of look because the other ALL blend together.
 
2013-05-24 03:12:08 PM
Isn't Beth Spotswood at least 10 years too old to be a hipster?
 
2013-05-24 03:14:16 PM
Guy Fieri might actually be capable of not acting like a frat boy douche-bag. When he hosted Minute To Win It, he kept the "I'm an extremely kewl kulinary gansta, dudes!" shtick to a minimum, and *gasp* wore pants and shoes that covered his feet!

I know, I was surprised too!
 
2013-05-24 03:18:57 PM

cepson: It is a sad fact of life that we spend most of it looking down on people who, if we just bothered to meet them, we'd find out were pretty nice and decent after all. I hate that it took me until well into adulthood not to judge people before I get to know them.


Usually it's the people that seem really nice in public that are the evil ones in private.
 
2013-05-24 03:25:12 PM

Shazam999: Usually it's the people that seem really nice in public that are the evil ones in private.


O.J. Simpson?
 
2013-05-24 03:25:21 PM
His schtick,food may not be for everyone. As a Santa Rosan, I see Guy around town.  Yes he dresses like a 15 year old boy from Socal.  He has stepped up to the plate and generously donated time and money to our community.   This can not be said of many of the local wine moguls developers.  Good for you Guy.
 
2013-05-24 03:25:57 PM
Ugh.  That was terribly written.  I want to mark it up with a red pen and send it back with a big note that says "See me to discuss!"
 
2013-05-24 03:29:54 PM
Didn't Bourdain say the same thing about him, or am I thinking of his comments about a different celebrity chef?
 
2013-05-24 03:33:34 PM

gimmegimme: Knobbs: She says she's a fan of truffle oil to prove she's a knowledgeable foodie, which only serves to do the opposite.

Even I know that.  She should turn in her foodie card.


Clearly you haven't had truffle oil on fries or popcorn.

/Yes, I know its usually not entirely made from truffles.
 
2013-05-24 03:34:14 PM

Knobbs: Nabb1: Knobbs: She says she's a fan of truffle oil to prove she's a knowledgeable foodie, which only serves to do the opposite.

Truffle oil is precisely the kid of thing that appeals to "foodies." People who actually understand food know better.

Ah, touché!

Good point!


THIS - I would never serve touché without truffle oil
 
2013-05-24 03:39:02 PM
I blame Fieri for Smash Mouth not eating the eggs.
 
2013-05-24 03:41:57 PM
I love it when people allow someone's "charm" and "sincerity" to completely override all the shiatty things they do.

Conversely, I love it when people completely ignore some horrible feature in a person in favor of all the other good they might do.

Seriously. Humans have a completely screwy concept of how we judge/accept/tolerate/deal with a lot of things in other people.

It's just easier being a misanthrope.
 
2013-05-24 03:44:26 PM

DjangoStonereaver: For some reason, he toned down the overgrown fratboy-ness to make it watchable.


I'm a fan of the show but it seems like in newer episodes he keeps talking over the people he is visiting. "Is that onion powder? Is that cumin?"

They're about to tell you, or did they did in the first 3 takes; stop trying to upstage them!
 
2013-05-24 03:46:16 PM

mat catastrophe: I love it when people allow someone's "charm" and "sincerity" to completely override all the shiatty things they do.

Conversely, I love it when people completely ignore some horrible feature in a person in favor of all the other good they might do.

Seriously. Humans have a completely screwy concept of how we judge/accept/tolerate/deal with a lot of things in other people.

It's just easier being a misanthrope.


you sir are enigma wrapped in dichotomy, and served with donkey sauce.   that's on point, and off the chain!
 
2013-05-24 04:01:23 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: I have no problem with Guy Fieri, but I understand the backlash.  His look and mannerisms scream DOUCHEBAG!!!

Glad to know he's an okay guy.


Yeah, same here.  I never assumed he was a *bad* guy, he's just very very annoying.  I love the concept of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives... but its really hard to watch with him as host.

Guy- you're at a 10, we need you at a 7.
 
2013-05-24 04:38:30 PM

downstairs: AdolfOliverPanties: I have no problem with Guy Fieri, but I understand the backlash.  His look and mannerisms scream DOUCHEBAG!!!

Glad to know he's an okay guy.

Yeah, same here.  I never assumed he was a *bad* guy, he's just very very annoying.  I love the concept of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives... but its really hard to watch with him as host.

Guy- you're at a 10, we need you at a 7.


Mr. Ferry (yes, his actual name), you don't have to scream and shout to tell us about some really great BBQ joint in Navasota Tx. Just tell the story like a rational human.....you insult your audience when you treat them like children with 10 second attention spans.

/I suppose all of that "flash" is what attracts some viewers....
//though it makes others believe you are nothing but "flash"
///I lost my way somewhere in this comment
/// / FRIDAY SLASH
 
2013-05-24 05:08:01 PM

Sasquach: ....you insult your audience when you treat them like children with 10 second attention spans.

/I suppose all of that "flash" is what attracts some viewers....


Well, you did kind of answer your own question there. For every one person who dislikes his game, there are untold numbers who love it. I mean, the guy is famous for a reason.
 
2013-05-24 05:36:02 PM

garandman1a: You know San Francisco, its people like this writer that makes most of the rest of the country hate you. My god, how anyone could write such garbage and it not be an Onion article is beyond me.


I'm glad the rest of the country hates us. I didn't want to share my weather with them anyway.
 
2013-05-24 05:52:21 PM

Sasquach: downstairs: AdolfOliverPanties: I have no problem with Guy Fieri, but I understand the backlash.  His look and mannerisms scream DOUCHEBAG!!!

Glad to know he's an okay guy.

Yeah, same here.  I never assumed he was a *bad* guy, he's just very very annoying.  I love the concept of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives... but its really hard to watch with him as host.

Guy- you're at a 10, we need you at a 7.

Mr. Ferry (yes, his actual name), you don't have to scream and shout to tell us about some really great BBQ joint in Navasota Tx. Just tell the story like a rational human.....you insult your audience when you treat them like children with 10 second attention spans.

/I suppose all of that "flash" is what attracts some viewers....
//though it makes others believe you are nothing but "flash"
///I lost my way somewhere in this comment
/// / FRIDAY SLASH


So you got an issue with him changing his name back to what it was when his ancestors arrived?  GTFO that's his business.  Now hyphenated names, that bothers me.
 
2013-05-24 06:03:15 PM

Teiritzamna: Also makes me think of Bourdain and his change of heart re: Emeril


Me, too. It's almost like meeting people and getting to know them instead of their image has an affect on how you feel about them.

Sometimes, that works, re: Emeril and Guy
Sometimes, that doesn't re: Sandra Wateverthefarkhernameis, the drunk woman with the Kwanza Cake

/thought the article was enjoyable
//lives in NorCal, Sonoma County REPRAZENT!
 
2013-05-24 06:05:21 PM

Farking Canuck: Personally my only issue with his show is that the food is all heart-attack specials. I'm sure it all tastes great but they've never heard of the word moderation.



You should watch the Burgerland show - that dude is due for a coronary soon. He eats hamburgers all over the country and MY GOD! the grease dripping alone should kill him, not to mention the fried, grilled, deep fried meat and cheese. Hurk!
 
2013-05-24 06:06:23 PM

Knobbs: Nabb1: Knobbs: She says she's a fan of truffle oil to prove she's a knowledgeable foodie, which only serves to do the opposite.

Truffle oil is precisely the kid of thing that appeals to "foodies." People who actually understand food know better.

Ah, touché!

Good point!


That's right. Every time some contestant on "Chopped" goes for the truffle oil, they loose. It's axiomatic.
 
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