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  • That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

    That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?
  • tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

    That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?


    How is it POSSIBLE?
  • From the sentence in the Career section of his Wikipedia page:

    "Although Fieri has no training as a chef...

    And thats all you need to know.
  • Elzar: From the sentence in the Career section of his Wikipedia page:

    "Although Fieri has no training as a chef...

    And thats all you need to know.


    I don't always buy that, but for Fieri I will.
  • I am probably in the minority (Obama, where's my free stuff?) but I like his show. It's not appointment television or anything, but if Triple-D is on, I'll watch it if I'm bored.

    Good to know family owned and mom and pop restaurants are out there, not completely run out of business by Applebee's, Chili's, Red Robin etc franchises everywhere.
  • AdolfOliverPanties: I am probably in the minority (Obama, where's my free stuff?) but I like his show. It's not appointment television or anything, but if Triple-D is on, I'll watch it if I'm bored.

    Good to know family owned and mom and pop restaurants are out there, not completely run out of business by Applebee's, Chili's, Red Robin etc franchises everywhere.


    This. If I'm on the road and I have a chance to hit a place like that over a chain I will do so. Jane and Michael Stern have also been to about a million places like this, and nobody is complaining about them, probably because no one has a clue who they are. Snobby Fieri-haters probably would say he ripped them off.

    http://www.roadfood.com/
  • tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

    That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?


    Notice that he became famous because of a reality show (Next food Network Star) and the Show the network gave him for winning never features him actually cooking?

    He was basically hired for his "personality" his shtick is basically ripping of Anthony Bourdain's "culinary traveller" thing without bogging it down with any of the heavy thinking or culinary insights Bourdain brings to the table. It skips the foreplay and goes straight to a near constant montage of money shots: Feiri eating gloriously greasy, sloppy food and making ogasmic noises as he does
  • Magorn: Notice that he became famous because of a reality show (Next food Network Star) and the Show the network gave him for winning never features him actually cooking?


    He has another show on Food Network where he cooks a meal each episode in his kitchen. I don't know what the show is called, but it's a nice kitchen. He prepared a meal with Matthew McConaughey once on the show.
  • Magorn: tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

    That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?

    Notice that he became famous because of a reality show (Next food Network Star) and the Show the network gave him for winning never features him actually cooking?

    He was basically hired for his "personality" his shtick is basically ripping of Anthony Bourdain's "culinary traveller" thing without bogging it down with any of the heavy thinking or culinary insights Bourdain brings to the table. It skips the foreplay and goes straight to a near constant montage of money shots: Feiri eating gloriously greasy, sloppy food and making ogasmic noises as he does


    Yes it does, He got "Guy's Big Bite" his cooking program for winning the game show DDD came later.
  • pissedoffmick: this thread is on point.


    Winner, chicken dinner.
  • can someone make a "deal with it" gif that features the sunglasses falling upside-down onto the back of guy's neck?
  • guy fieri likes to get farked up the ass
    south park told me
  • Magorn: He was basically hired for his "personality" his shtick is basically ripping of Anthony Bourdain's "culinary traveller" thing without bogging it down with any of the heavy thinking or culinary insights Bourdain brings to the table. It skips the foreplay and goes straight to a near constant montage of money shots: Feiri eating gloriously greasy, sloppy food and making ogasmic noises as he does


    So? Rachel Ray does the same things.

    Food TV isn't just chefs, get over it. He's got a good sense. He's a legitimate cook, despite not having formal chef training. He's run several succesful resturants. He likes what he does and his passion shows through.

    Is it a little grating at times? yes. But all cooking shows are - once and a while I look at Alton Brown and shake my head (Turkey Derrick ring a bell?). But I love AB - and while Guy isn't my favorite, at least he's a bit colorful.
  • AdolfOliverPanties: Magorn: Notice that he became famous because of a reality show (Next food Network Star) and the Show the network gave him for winning never features him actually cooking?

    He has another show on Food Network where he cooks a meal each episode in his kitchen. I don't know what the show is called, but it's a nice kitchen. He prepared a meal with Matthew McConaughey once on the show.


    And how did Matt taste?
  • That's pretty damn funny.
  • Oh he is such a super douche but damnit I still watch DDD. Obviously the reviewer just had a chip on his shoulder and needed to vent. I hope he feels better about himself now.
  • I think this dude is from here (Sacramento) and has a couple restaurants in the area. Tex Wasabi is exactly what you would think it is and exactly as bad as you'd think it is.
  • tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

    That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?


    to be fair, he's actually a pretty nice guy. He's from my neck of the woods. I've been eating at his restaurants since long before he was on TV. He's big, over the top, gregarious. But in the end, he is outgoing, friendly, and even if he doesn't remember your name, he'll remember if he's met you before. He was the grand marshal at the Sears Point NASCAR race a couple years back, after getting famous. I went to get my hat signed by him and a couple others, he took a look at me and said, "Oh hey! Good to see you again!" Everyone else was a nice to meet you, nice to see you, and whatnot. But me and a few other locals, he knew us.

    /csb
  • Whenever he eats food his face and face hair combination conjure up images of the nastiest, greasiest vagina you've ever seen in your life. I'm not talking about good pussy here, people. I'm talking about "fat lady just dropped a kid and wants you to immediately go yodeling at the Y."

    Yeah. Tell me you're hungry.
  • AdolfOliverPanties: Magorn: Notice that he became famous because of a reality show (Next food Network Star) and the Show the network gave him for winning never features him actually cooking?

    He has another show on Food Network where he cooks a meal each episode in his kitchen. I don't know what the show is called, but it's a nice kitchen. He prepared a meal with Matthew McConaughey once on the show.


    I think I saw that once flipping channels - was there a section on McConaughey playing the bongos at one point? He seemed high as hell.
  • tnpir: That NY Times review did seem unnecessarily nasty. I'm sure this place isn't five-star by any means, but it's probably passable.

    That said, Guy Fieri is a massive douche. I mean, EIGHT MILLION in earnings annually? How is this FAIR?


    Most journalists are so farking stupid they don't know the difference between revenue and earnings, so really who the fark knows how much he really made.
  • The restaurant is about two blocks away from their office, and you know these days the NYT can't afford too many fancy meals anymore. It was probably either that or Ruby Tuesday.
  • The NYT is broke and journalists will line up for saltines and glass of rotgut if it's free.
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