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   The NY Times reviews Guy Fieri's new restaurant and, well... "Hey, did you try that blue drink, the one that glows like nuclear waste? The watermelon margarita? Any idea why it tastes like some combination of radiator fluid and formaldehyde?"

14 Nov 2012 10:27 AM   |   13304 clicks   |   The New York Times
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WTF Indeed    [TotalFark]  
Anyone that walks into that place thinking it's not a money trap for middle-aged couples who DVR his show, then they are dumber than the Guy Fieri's persona.

14 Nov 2012 08:36 AM
Cythraul     
"That's Money!"

14 Nov 2012 08:46 AM
Paris1127    [TotalFark]  
Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

14 Nov 2012 08:49 AM
Generation_D    [TotalFark]  
Watch less TV. Not a question.

14 Nov 2012 08:53 AM
xanadian    [TotalFark]  
"Donkey Sauce" will be the name of my niche erotica punk-styled garage band.

14 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
xanadian    [TotalFark]  

Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?


How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?

14 Nov 2012 09:01 AM
Cythraul     

xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?


Is this a difficult game?

14 Nov 2012 09:02 AM
Paris1127    [TotalFark]  

Cythraul: xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?

Is this a difficult game?


Do you have a basic idea of the rules based solely off the title?

/of course, perhaps "Questionable Impressions" on Whose Line? is harder?

14 Nov 2012 09:15 AM
Cythraul     

Paris1127: Cythraul: xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?

Is this a difficult game?

Do you have a basic idea of the rules based solely off the title?

/of course, perhaps "Questionable Impressions" on Whose Line? is harder?


Wouldn't the nature of playing this game through the internet make the game less challenging? Wouldn't having ample time to think of a response in the form of question, removed from the spontaneity of in-person participation reduce the skill required?

14 Nov 2012 09:18 AM
Dead for Tax Reasons     
And when we hear the words Donkey Sauce,which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about?

14 Nov 2012 09:19 AM
Paris1127    [TotalFark]  

Cythraul: Paris1127: Cythraul: xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?

Is this a difficult game?

Do you have a basic idea of the rules based solely off the title?

/of course, perhaps "Questionable Impressions" on Whose Line? is harder?

Wouldn't the nature of playing this game through the internet make the game less challenging? Wouldn't having ample time to think of a response in the form of question, removed from the spontaneity of in-person participation reduce the skill required?


But in this case isn't it necessary to make do with what we have? Shouldn't the purpose of this game be just to have fun? Weren't the points on [the American version of] Whose Line? worthless?

14 Nov 2012 09:28 AM
xanadian    [TotalFark]  
Oh dear, did I start this mess?

14 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
thomps     
c-c-c-c-combo breaker?

sh*t, i f*cked that up, didn't i?

14 Nov 2012 09:54 AM
Staffist    [TotalFark]  
What the fark is going on here?

14 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
thomps     

Staffist: What the fark is going on here?


i'm sorry, did you come in here expecting engaging conversation? is that more or less dumb than going to time square and expecting a quality dining experience?

14 Nov 2012 10:07 AM
tnpir     

Paris1127: Cythraul: Paris1127: Cythraul: xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?

Is this a difficult game?

Do you have a basic idea of the rules based solely off the title?

/of course, perhaps "Questionable Impressions" on Whose Line? is harder?

Wouldn't the nature of playing this game through the internet make the game less challenging? Wouldn't having ample time to think of a response in the form of question, removed from the spontaneity of in-person participation reduce the skill required?

But in this case isn't it necessary to make do with what we have? Shouldn't the purpose of this game be just to have fun? Weren't the points on [the American version of] Whose Line? worthless?


The hell are you talking about?

14 Nov 2012 10:08 AM
damageddude    [TotalFark]  
Rule 1 when eating in the TImes Square area: avoid theme/chain/celebrity restaurants at all costs.
Rule 2: See Rule 1

Seriously, walk just a block or two on any side street and you will find plenty of moderately priced, good restaurants.

14 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
Walker    [TotalFark]  

xanadian: Oh dear, did I start this mess?


Yeah, did you?

14 Nov 2012 10:17 AM
Paris1127    [TotalFark]  

xanadian: Oh dear, did I start this mess?


Or was it I? Wasn't I the first person to post only questions? Even if I didn't know the thread would (d)evolve into Questions Only?

14 Nov 2012 10:17 AM
This text is now purple     

Cythraul: Paris1127: Cythraul: xanadian: Paris1127: Is it just me or was every sentence in that article a question? Oh god, am I ending my sentences with question marks now? Jesus H. Christ, WTF do I do now?

How do you feel about playing a game of "Questions Only" on Whose Line?

Is this a difficult game?

Do you have a basic idea of the rules based solely off the title?

/of course, perhaps "Questionable Impressions" on Whose Line? is harder?

Wouldn't the nature of playing this game through the internet make the game less challenging? Wouldn't having ample time to think of a response in the form of question, removed from the spontaneity of in-person participation reduce the skill required?


All you have to do is raise your pitch at the end of the sentence?

14 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
skullkrusher     
am I the only one who thinks antifreeze looks tasty? Could be due to my childhood love of EctoCooler

/never tried antifreeze

14 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
NashMcNash     

damageddude: Rule 1 when eating in the TImes Square area: avoid theme/chain/celebrity restaurants at all costs.
Rule 2: See Rule 1

Seriously, walk just a block or two on any side street and you will find plenty of moderately priced, good restaurants.


Agreed. In my younger and more vulnerable years, my wife (then-girlfriend) and I ate at the Hard Rock Cafe, because why not? Sincerely average food that cost twice what a normal HRC cost (which is high to begin with).

The pizza we had across the water in North Bergen was absolutely fantastic, though.

14 Nov 2012 10:31 AM
pute kisses like a man     

skullkrusher: am I the only one who thinks antifreeze looks tasty? Could be due to my childhood love of EctoCooler

/never tried antifreeze


animals think it's tasty too.

/ that's why you should really take care of any antifreeze leaks or spills, because and can kill all the animals around.

14 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
Yanks_RSJ     

damageddude: Rule 1 when eating in the TImes Square area: avoid theme/chain/celebrity restaurants at all costs.
Rule 2: See Rule 1

Seriously, walk just a block or two on any side street and you will find plenty of moderately priced, good restaurants.


Guy Fieri may be an enormous douche, but he's not an idiot. Open a restaurant in Times Square and wait for all the fat flyover tourist humps to flock through the doors and pile generic food into their mouths. The fact that people travel to this city and willingly restrict themselves to Times Square's overpriced garbage is amazing.

Christ, walk out past 8th avenue and even Restaurant Row has better options. It's only two blocks, it won't kill ya.

14 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
Setsuna     
Uhhhmmmm?

14 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
Langdon Alger     
and the rules of 20 questions flew right out the door for this author.

14 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
The Muthaship     
Ouch.

14 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
HotWingConspiracy     

skullkrusher: am I the only one who thinks antifreeze looks tasty? Could be due to my childhood love of EctoCooler

/never tried antifreeze


It tastes sweet, which is why it's used to poison people so often. True story.

And he put it in Times Square to collect rube tourist money, in case that was lost on anyone. Of course it's terrible, he only has to compete with the TGI Fridays.

Why anyone would travel to a food haven and plop their asses down at a TGI Fridays is more than I can comprehend.

14 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
tricycleracer     
Restaurant Review: Guy's American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square

All you need to know to stop reading.

14 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
Freudian_slipknot     
How would you picky folks prefer a reviewer skewer the impressively awful business decisions of that Ed Hardy-clad, over-roasted douche?

14 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
Joe Peanut     

damageddude: Rule 1 when eating in the TImes Square area: avoid theme/chain/celebrity restaurants at all costs.
Rule 2: See Rule 1

Seriously, walk just a block or two on any side street and you will find plenty of moderately priced, good restaurants.


Actually, as New Yorker I would say "Rule 1: Avoid Times Square".

14 Nov 2012 10:35 AM
moothemagiccow    [TotalFark]  

Dead for Tax Reasons: And when we hear the words Donkey Sauce,which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about?


The sauce part, maybe?

14 Nov 2012 10:35 AM
thomps     

Freudian_slipknot: How would you picky folks prefer a reviewer skewer the impressively awful business decisions of that Ed Hardy-clad, over-roasted douche?


by reviewing the higher quality alternatives in the area and giving them free press instead?

14 Nov 2012 10:37 AM
fireclown     

WTF Indeed: Anyone that walks into that place thinking it's not a money trap for middle-aged couples who DVR his show, then they are dumber than the Guy Fieri's persona.


Great. Now can we do something about the various Jimmy Buffet restaurants?

14 Nov 2012 10:37 AM
moothemagiccow    [TotalFark]  

Yanks_RSJ: damageddude: Rule 1 when eating in the TImes Square area: avoid theme/chain/celebrity restaurants at all costs.
Rule 2: See Rule 1

Seriously, walk just a block or two on any side street and you will find plenty of moderately priced, good restaurants.

Guy Fieri may be an enormous douche, but he's not an idiot. Open a restaurant in Times Square and wait for all the fat flyover tourist humps to flock through the doors and pile generic food into their mouths. The fact that people travel to this city and willingly restrict themselves to Times Square's overpriced garbage is amazing.

Christ, walk out past 8th avenue and even Restaurant Row has better options. It's only two blocks, it won't kill ya.


Wait a minute. You want the fat flyover humps in line in front of you at the good restaurants?

The restriction to the tourist area isn't surprising. People continue to visit las vegas

14 Nov 2012 10:38 AM
fireclown     

Joe Peanut: Actually, as New Yorker I would say "Rule 1: Avoid Times Square".


I disagree. It's something that you should see at least once.

14 Nov 2012 10:38 AM
AngryPanda     

fireclown: WTF Indeed: Anyone that walks into that place thinking it's not a money trap for middle-aged couples who DVR his show, then they are dumber than the Guy Fieri's persona.

Great. Now can we do something about the various Jimmy Buffet restaurants?


Or Buffalo Wild Wings?

14 Nov 2012 10:39 AM
BabyDumplings     
I cannot stand that guy. So farking annoying.

14 Nov 2012 10:39 AM
Frankenstorm     
I know women that have crushes on him. Shudder.

14 Nov 2012 10:39 AM
Gosling     
Well, there's your problem. You tried to EAT the food. You were supposed to just watch the food on TV.

14 Nov 2012 10:40 AM
NashMcNash     

Yanks_RSJ: damageddude: Rule 1 when eating in the TImes Square area: avoid theme/chain/celebrity restaurants at all costs.
Rule 2: See Rule 1

Seriously, walk just a block or two on any side street and you will find plenty of moderately priced, good restaurants.

Guy Fieri may be an enormous douche, but he's not an idiot. Open a restaurant in Times Square and wait for all the fat flyover tourist humps to flock through the doors and pile generic food into their mouths. The fact that people travel to this city and willingly restrict themselves to Times Square's overpriced garbage is amazing.

Christ, walk out past 8th avenue and even Restaurant Row has better options. It's only two blocks, it won't kill ya.


Yeah, Guy didn't open this place for the elite New Yorker. Tourists have no idea where to go to eat, so they go to Times Square and pick something familiar. In a previous post, I explained how I fell victim to this once.

On my first trip to New York (I was 12 or so), my family ate at a McDonald's. We're from West Virginia. Tourists don't know any better.

14 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
LockeOak     

fireclown: WTF Indeed: Anyone that walks into that place thinking it's not a money trap for middle-aged couples who DVR his show, then they are dumber than the Guy Fieri's persona.

Great. Now can we do something about the various Jimmy Buffet restaurants?


At least Jimmy Buffet doesn't pretend to be a chef.

14 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
EyeballKid     

Frankenstorm: I know women that have crushes on him. Shudder.


Do any of them, perchance, have two feet?

14 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
tricycleracer     
I think that fictional character Nadia G could take fictional character Guy Fieri in a fight.

14 Nov 2012 10:42 AM
Yanks_RSJ     

moothemagiccow: Wait a minute. You want the fat flyover humps in line in front of you at the good restaurants?


No, that's why I sent them to restaurant row.

14 Nov 2012 10:43 AM
Grither     

HotWingConspiracy: Why anyone would travel to a food haven and plop their asses down at a TGI Fridays is more than I can comprehend.


Guess what the highest grossing restaurant in Manhattan is!

14 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
fireclown     

LockeOak: At least Jimmy Buffet doesn't pretend to be a chef.


I'm not sure Fieri does either. I'm not an expert on his show, but I think he pretty much just goes around to other peoples restaurants, watches them cook, try some food and tell them how awesome it is.

14 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
Mart Laar's beard shaver     
I, for one, would like to know how to make my drinks glow like they're radioactive.

Any Fark tutorials?

14 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
skullkrusher     

HotWingConspiracy: skullkrusher: am I the only one who thinks antifreeze looks tasty? Could be due to my childhood love of EctoCooler

/never tried antifreeze

It tastes sweet, which is why it's used to poison people so often. True story.

And he put it in Times Square to collect rube tourist money, in case that was lost on anyone. Of course it's terrible, he only has to compete with the TGI Fridays.

Why anyone would travel to a food haven and plop their asses down at a TGI Fridays is more than I can comprehend.


I used to work in TS and would get tourists almost every day asking for directions to the Olive Garden. You are in the middle of NYC. You are in Times Square... restaurant row is a 2 block walk from where you are. You want Italian food? We have that here. There are literally dozens of little, awesome bistros and cafes and restaurants lining both sides of the street and you are asking for directions to the all you can eat breadsticks?

14 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
The Third Man     

AngryPanda: fireclown: WTF Indeed: Anyone that walks into that place thinking it's not a money trap for middle-aged couples who DVR his show, then they are dumber than the Guy Fieri's persona.

Great. Now can we do something about the various Jimmy Buffet restaurants?

Or Buffalo Wild Wings?


It is a source of bewilderment to me that Buffalo Wild Wings has locations in Buffalo. It can't be for the tourist trade, because Buffalo has no tourists. And every local knows that even the local sub shop will have wings twice as good for less than half the price. How the hell do they stay in business?

14 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
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