Guy Fieri has made culinary TV into a viewer’s hell
: "Unless I’m mistaken, you only had to give him one
show." A thoughtful response from Allen Salkin, author From Scratch: Inside Food Network
: "He isn’t the real problem at Food Network: The real problem is a loss of inventiveness at the company’s core." Leave Guy Fieri alone
. [more inside]
For over 50 years Save-On-Meats
was a fixture in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. When original owner Al DesLauriers retired in 2009, the building was renovated & reopened
as a modern diner and butchershop under the same name. It was the first Canadian eatery to be visited by that Guy
. New owner Mark Brand gave a passionate TED talk
last year about the ups and downs he experienced integrating with the low income community. Their latest initiative is a controversial breakfast sandwich token
that patrons can purchase and distribute to hungry neighbourhood residents.
Guy Fieri's American Kitchen (maybe not Metafilter's own, but definitely Metatalk's favorite
) has a new menu
. It is only marginally more ridiculous than the old one.
"I was never threatened covering the cops beat nor while reporting on a big Mafia trial, but I was threatened – twice – for writing negative reviews of two restaurants. Shows where the passion is, I guess
." Restaurant critics write about (and link to) their most negative reviews and discuss the measured and reasonable responses they received after their publication. [more inside]