The Continuing Saga Of Guy Fieri Vs. The New York Times
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The saga around Pete Wells’ takedown of Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar continues to be entertaining, huh? In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s a recap of the goings-on since the paper hit stands on Wednesday. Guy was subsequently honored on late night TV when David Letterman dedicated his top ten list to “Discontinued Guy Fieri Menu Items.” Then, on Thursday, Guy Fieri defended his restaurant on Today, going so far as to accuse Wells of having an agenda. “I thought it was ridiculous. I mean, I’ve read reviews —- there’s good and there’s bad in the restaurant business, but that to me went so overboard, it really seemed like there was another agenda.”
Later in the day, it came out via The Braiser that The New York Times‘ ad sales department had hosted an event for clients at the restaurant the previous night. As in Wednesday. The same day the review hit the paper. Oops. But my favorite piece of coverage around this whole mishegas? Behold: Eater’s “The Worst Lines of Guy Fieri’s NYT Review, With Cats”. Genius.