In one of the most over-the-top restaurant reviews ever, Pete Wells of the New York Times gave a Guy Fieri restaurant review that will live in infamy. In it he rips Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar apart with classic lines that almost make you uncomfortable reading it.
Did panic grip your soul as you stared into the whirling hypno wheel of the menu, where adjectives and nouns spin in a crazy vortex?
Paul continues with more of his anti-Fieri tirade of questions:
Did you notice that the menu was an unreliable predictor of what actually came to the table?
Did the Guy Fieri restaurant review go over the top when calling out a restaurant that is located in the Disney-like time square? A location that is not exactly known for “high end dining”, but more of a circus that happens to serve food. Or after many visits did the calling out of Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar ring true? Other reviews of the establishment seem to offer similar opinions.
Maybe Guy has taken the brunt of a building level of hate that diners and reviewers are feeling towards celebrity chef inspired restaurants that simply do not live up to the name of the chef on the sing. Let’s face it, most of these places end up feeling like a more expensive version of TGI-Mcfunsters. Possibly, just possibly all this rage and hate finally boiled over for Pete Wells after going through the doors labeled “Flavor Town” multiple times, attempting to give it a shot being met with bad food and poor service that would be fitting for a cattle call, but not a dining establishment that is made out to be a wonderland of flavor.
Whatever the reason, the review gave us some great material for an all new episode of “over dramatic restaurant reviews”. Enjoy it while wearing sunglasses backwards on your head.
contributor: Tony Brueski