Ouch NY Times!

Sounds like Pete Wells from the New York Times is still bitter that he never received his Vegas fries when he visited Guy Fieri’s new joint in Times Square, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. The man has completely ripped the restaurant apart in his review. Not only does he critic the food, and their names. He also mocks the decor, and even the drinks.

GUY FIERI, have you eaten at your new restaurant in Times Square? Have you pulled up one of the 500 seats at Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar and ordered a meal? Did you eat the food? Did it live up to your expectations?

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? When you saw the burger described as “Guy’s Pat LaFrieda custom blend, all-natural Creekstone Farm Black Angus beef patty, LTOP (lettuce, tomato, onion + pickle), SMC (super-melty-cheese) and a slathering of Donkey Sauce on garlic-buttered brioche,” did your mind touch the void for a minute?

Did you notice that the menu was an unreliable predictor of what actually came to the table? Were the “bourbon butter crunch chips” missing from your Almond Joy cocktail, too? Was your deep-fried “boulder” of ice cream the size of a standard scoop? … continue reading

I have a few issues with Mr. Wells’ review. Anyone that lives within 50 miles of New York knows that, like everything else in Time Square, this restaurant is an attraction. I don’t expect to walk in and have a five star meal. Obviously Mr. Wells did.

My biggest annoyance with this review is that although he rips the places apart, he still gives recommendations?

RECOMMENDED Roasted Pork Bahn Mi, General Tso’s Crispy Pork Shank, Cedar Plank Salmon with Jalapeño Apricot Jam.

I don’t know about you, but if I don’t like a place, I am not going to recommend anything from the menu. In essence that’s completely contradicting everything in the review. And in my opinion, he didn’t hate his experience as much as he’s leading on.

Look, it’s a large new restaurant and not everything will go according to plan. It happens at the best restaurants in the world. That it happens at a place in Times Square, it’s not a big to do.

Granted I do understand that people are spending their hard earned money and expect great service. I’m with you there. However, I much rather spend my money at another part of town.

I do wish Guy good luck with this restaurant, and Pete Wells lighten up and get laid, will you?

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