Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
[More from Mashable: Twitter Says We May Have Just Seen the Best Goal in Soccer History [VIDEO]]
New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells packed a fork and his appetite for a trip to Flavor Town, USA to review Guy Fieri's new Times Square restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. The sprawling 500-seat eatery and its adjective-heavy menu did little to impress the Times foodie. Wells shared his distaste in a stinging write-up that has spread around the web since publishing on Tuesday.
[More from Mashable: Is This the Best Worst Basketball Lowlight of All Time? [VIDEO]]
The review reads like a messy high school breakup with a steady flow of accusatory questions like "Did you discern any buttermilk or brine in the white meat, or did you think it tasted like chewy air?" The stabbing jabs also gave Twitter plenty to talk about.
I'm really hoping that reviews of Guy Fieri's restaurant becomes a weekly thing. A mainstay of the internet. A great writer's must-try thing
— chris baker (@funkmastabaker) November 14, 2012
I didn't know who @guyfieri was until today, so he manages a TGI Fridays?
— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) November 14, 2012
— Dan Gurewitch (@DanGurewitch) November 14, 2012
Best line from the NYT's review of Guy Fieri's new restaurant: The well-meaning staff seems to realize that this is not a real restaurant.
— Keith-O-Matic 5000 (@KeithOMatic5000) November 14, 2012
Despite the Internet rush to jump on the Guy Fieri bashwagon, the Food Network personality has garnered support from fellow TV chefs like Alton Brown.
I am planning on visiting Guy Fieri's NYC eatery this weekend because it can't be as bad as all those snooty New Yorkers say. #wishmeluck
— Alton Brown (@altonbrown) November 14, 2012
Can Fieri's restaurant be as bad as Wells reports, or was the Camaro Red Sangria just spiked with haterade? Tell us in the comments.
This story originally published on Mashable here.