Surprise! Guy Fieri disagrees with New York Times' review of his Times Square restaurant

Guy Fieri finally had answer on Thursday to  Pete Wells' review of Guy's American Kitchen & Bar on Tuesday, which consisted entirely of unflattering questions.

Fieri sent Yahoo! Shine the following statement:

“I wholeheartedly disagree with The New York Times’ review of Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. I’m proud of the food we put out, and always will be."

He also defended the restaurant on NBC's Today show Thursday morning, according to the Yahoo! Shine story.

Not that one would expect anything other than a rebuke from Fieri. What would you expect him to say? "Yeah, the food is worthless. I can't believe people eat there. I just laugh all the way to the bank thinking about it."

The lesson from all this? You probably shouldn't go to a Guy Fieri restaurant expecting a gourmet experience. He's a chef personality – and as such, what he truly excels at is being on TV. Also, maybe Fieri should charge a little less at his restaurant if he really want to recreate Americana.

To remember what Guy Fieri is really good at, watch the above video of his visit to Smoque BBQ, 3800 North Pulaski Road, Chicago.

Going for Gusto is a blog by Joe Grace. Columns, videos, lists and quick thoughts posted throughout the week. Send questions, comments and blog ideas to

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