Pete Wells’ Takedown of Flavortown is the Funniest Thing You’ll Read All Day


We thought that our live blog of the very first lunch service at Guy’s American Bar & Grill (on 44th btw. 7+8th) was pretty great… but it pales in comparison to the treatment it received today as the New York Times’ weekly restaurant review. Pete Wells asks 50 (I counted) rhetorical questions of Guy Fieri in one of the most amazing and memorable reviews I’ve ever read. I couldn’t possibly do it justice by saying any more, so I simply encourage to read the masterpiece and share your favorite lines in the comments. Here are mine…

  • 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?
  • How did nachos, one of the hardest dishes in the American canon to mess up, turn out so deeply unlovable?
  • And when we hear the words Donkey Sauce, which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about?
  • Why did the toasted marshmallow taste like fish?
  • Oh, and we never got our Vegas fries; would you mind telling the kitchen that we don’t need them?


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