A recent review in The New York Times food section on celebrity Guy Fieri's latest venture into the competitive Manhattan restaurant market is being described as unfair, and even NBC's Today Show is weighing in on the debacle.
Restaurant food critic for the Times Pete Wells visited Guy's American Kitchen and Bar four times and decided that the eating and dining experiences were a poor and pricey boondoggle.
Wells then framed the review into a satirical and cutting rhetorical quiz with 34 different complaints to an absent Guy Fieri in a literary version of the now popular meme eastwooding.
Guy Fieri made his mark with the hit show on The Food Network'sDiners, Drive-ins and Dives and there is no doubt that this latest NYC restaurant venture was meant to exploit this style of blue collar eating experience.
To be fair, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar has only been open a couple of months and even the best eateries are known to have growing pains at birth.
It is also obvious that Mr Well's poisonous pen is more than a little offended at Fieri's breezy west coast delivery and often overly exuberant media exposure and takes him to task for that in his hilarious and humorous commentary meant as a "caveat emptor" warning to the Big Apple's sophisticated men and women about town.
This reporter would take a chance on The Motley Crue Rib Plate served with slaw and fries at $24.50 (USD) which seems like a safe bet; with a cold glass of The Funkin Pumpkin Draft Ale