Guy Fieri shot back at New York Times critic Pete Wells for a scathing review of his new Times Square restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar (written entirely in rhetorical questions). Some are even calling it the most brutal restaurant review ever.
On today's "Today" show in an interview with Savannah Guthrie, the spiky-haired Food Network star said: "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."
He added: "I've been in the restaurant [industry] for 25 years. This is an ever-changing, evolving process.... Do we do it perfect? No. Are we striving to do it perfect? Yes."
Guthrie pointed out that Yelp lists American Kitchen & Bar with 2.5 stars out of five (an average of 56 reviews). "We're trying as hard as we can to make it right, to do it right.... Let's see where we are in six months."