Guy Fieri got his restaurant blasted by Pete Wells in The New York Times, so this morning he went on the Today show to defend his food and American Bar and Grill. Fieri said that Wells’ review was over the top, and that it seemed like he had already made up his mind before even stepping in his restaurant.
“I just thought it was ridiculous,” explained Fieri. “I mean, I read reviews. You know, there’s good and bad in the restaurant business; but that to me went so overboard it really seemed like there was another agenda.” The rocking dude chef then went on to give excuses for his restaurant being terrible, because everyone loves hearing those.
Fieri said that the place was new, that it was big and that Wells only came in four times over two months. Never mind that four visits is about three more chances than any typical customer would give a crappy restaurant.
In the end, Fieri said that he was trying his best, and that he stood by his food. Hopefully you never find yourself anywhere near one of his dishes.