Scathing Review of Guy Fieri's New Restaurant: Do Famous Chefs Always Expect a Good Review?
SodaHead Celebs 2012/11/15 20:00:00
Earlier this week, New York Times food critic Pete Wells printed what is now being called the harshest restaurant review in the newspaper’s history. His target? Celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s new dive in the heart of Times Square in New York City: Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar.
Wells ranted out 34 questions directed at the wild-haired TV chef in the article, using terms like insipid, nuclear waste and radiator fluid to describe the establishment’s offerings.
So, naturally, Fieri felt he needed to respond. On Thursday morning’s "Today Show," he told Savannah Guthrie that he felt like the author had an "agenda" beyond just critiquing the food saying, "It’s a great way to make a name for yourself… go after a celebrity chef."
Fieri admitted the new business has had the requisite bumps in the road, but feels that after just two months in business they weren’t expecting to be "knocking people’s socks off." While clearly Well’s review did go a little overboard in terms of harshness, it seems Fieri is the one benefiting from the publicity. And is there some rule that says just because you’re well-known people have to like your food? What do you think? Do famous chefs always expect a good review?
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