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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    what really bothers me about me him is his pretending to be italian, that, and his homophobia.
    Which is ironic, because he looks like a cross between Rip Taylor and Tony Soprano.

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    I'm not down with the homophobia. I need to do my research Becky.
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    Bleu-sabi? Is that what I think it is? I love both, but it sounds like a vomitorious coupling. I'm reading the actual menu right now and this food, besides apparently being cooked terribly, is so tryhard. Let me take a perfectly normal piece of food and stick a jalepeno, wasabi or too much sugar in it and suddenly it's...wacky Cali-fusion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gas_chick View Post
    Bourdain's an asshole. I don't think Guy Fieri is claiming to be a classically trained chef.
    and if you've watched bourdain's show you'll know he's just as capable of appreciating street food as haute cuisine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    and if you've watched bourdain's show you'll know he's just as capable of appreciating street food as haute cuisine.
    I associate him more with street food than haute cuisine. Bourdain does the same thing in China and Uruguay that Guy does here, only Bourdain is wittier and less bleached.

    And I thought Guy actually graduated from culinary school? Anthony Bourdain making commentary on Guy is actually a lot more fair than him picking on Rachael Ray and Paula Deen.

    The onion rings at this place sound repulsive. They're "sriracha coated". I love sriracha as much as the next person, but I don't want my entire onion ring to taste like it. There's a reason you only use a few drops of the stuff.
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    he does both. the episode where he ate in ferran adriÓ's kitchen at el bulli is one of my all-time favourite food porn moments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterslide View Post
    Bleu-sabi? Is that what I think it is? I love both, but it sounds like a vomitorious coupling. I'm reading the actual menu right now and this food, besides apparently being cooked terribly, is so tryhard. Let me take a perfectly normal piece of food and stick a jalepeno, wasabi or too much sugar in it and suddenly it's...wacky Cali-fusion?
    We should come up with our own ideas for menu items at Fieri's:

    Bleu chunks - chunks of black angus beef drizzled with a bleu cheese dressing

    Donkey nuts - a selection of cashews, peanuts, and filberts glazed with donkey sauce
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    I've seen Bourdain enough. The man just rubs me the wrong way and I'm usually drawn to the asshole guy.

    If the shit about Fieri's true and it seems like enough people think it is then fuck him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    We should come up with our own ideas for menu items at Fieri's:

    Bleu chunks - chunks of black angus beef drizzled with a bleu cheese dressing

    Donkey nuts - a selection of cashews, peanuts, and filberts glazed with donkey sauce
    Donkey nuts. I'm so surprised those aren't on there! lol I think he doesn't use the word righteous often enough on his menu. Righteous Rawkus something or other. I have to give it more thought.
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    Guy Fieri claims NY Times critic had agenda

    Guy Fieri is hitting back at the New York Times critic who slammed his Times Square restaurant in an excoriating review this week.

    During an appearance Thursday on NBC's "Today," the platinum-maned Food Network star said Times critic Pete Wells had an "agenda."

    "Great way to make a name for yourself, go after a celebrity chef that's not a New Yorker," Fieri told "Today" anchor Savannah Guthrie.

    "I thought it was ridiculous," he added.

    Wells' critical take-down went viral Wednesday thanks to its savaging of Fieri's Guy's American Kitchen & Bar, and choice one-liners.

    "Why is one of the few things on your menu that can be eaten without fear or regret — a lunch-only sandwich of chopped soy-glazed pork with coleslaw and cucumbers — called a Roasted Pork Bahn Mi, when it resembles that item about as much as you resemble Emily Dickinson?," Wells wrote.

    He accused the restaurant of drowning everything in sauces, skimping on croutons and serving soggy french fries, in addition to crimes against decor and good taste.

    Of the service, he wrote, "The well-meaning staff seems to realize that this is not a real restaurant."

    Fieri did admit to Guthrie that the restaurant is still trying to improve certain aspects after opening in a former Heartland Brewery two months ago.

    "Is it perfect right now? No. Are we striving for that? Yeah," Fieri said.

    Fieri's effervescence and insatiable quest to find great greasy spoons has made him a beloved figure on television as the host of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," while alienating him from the restaurant elite. Some viewed Wells' skewering as a case of snobbery, while others hailed it as a critical master-work.

    Guy Fieri claims NY Times critic had agenda - MSN TV News
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    yes, an agenda to eat good food.

    being as Time Out NY, The Observer, and even Yelp all have bad reviews maybe it's more than an agenda, maybe it's a conspiracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    yes, an agenda to eat good food.

    being as Time Out NY, The Observer, and even Yelp all have bad reviews maybe it's more than an agenda, maybe it's a conspiracy.
    I think it's probably like some kind of impromptu drubbing contest - like the people who wrote all those "Three Wolf" t-shirt reviews on Amazon.

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    Mr. Fieri not only serves truly horrible-tasting food, an awkward origami of clashing aleatory flavors, but he serves this punishing food emulsified with a bombastic recasting of deep-fried American myth.
    Nice poetic way of saying "he sucks--in more ways than one!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    he does both. the episode where he ate in ferran adriÓ's kitchen at el bulli is one of my all-time favourite food porn moments.
    Yeah I know he does both, I love when he goes to his chef friends' homes, but when I think of him I think of the street vendors and dive restaurants.

    Now I'm going to see what Yelp had to say, that should be amusing....
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    This is such an obvious money grab for Ferry. He has the means and the know how to put out some great food. He doesn't give enough of a shit. He's counting on America's love of gimmicks, of which he is one, to pull in the money. It'll work, too. He probably turned a profit 5 minutes after opening the doors.

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