Guy Fieri's new restaurant gets scorched in the media

Guy Fieri was in full-on damage control mode Thursday as he hopped on a red-eye flight to be in New York City and on NBC's "Today" to defend his recently opened restaurant, Guy's American Bar and Grill.

The Times Square eatery, which opened in September, was recently on the receiving end of a brutal review by New York Times food critic Pete Wells, who wrote his entire review as a series of questions. The questions included, "And when we hear the words Donkey Sauce, which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about?"

The review has since gone viral online, a turn of events that can't make Fieri happy. So he made a special appearance on "Today" to fire back at the Times critic.

"He came in with a different agenda," Fieri told interviewer Savannah Guthrie. "It's a great way to make a name for yourself, go after a celebrity chef who is not a New Yorker."

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<strong>Full story:</strong> <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-guy-fieri-defends-restaurant-on-today-20121115,0,1361504.story">Guy Fieri tells 'Today' show that food critic had an 'agenda'</a> | <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-guy-fieri-restaurant-new-york-times-review-20121114,0,4187272.story">Guy Fieri's new restaurant takes a major beating in New York Times</a>

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Guy Fieri was in full-on damage control mode Thursday as he hopped on a red-eye flight to be in New York City and on NBC's "Today" to defend his recently opened restaurant, Guy's American Bar and Grill. The Times Square eatery, which opened in September, was recently on the receiving end of a brutal review by New York Times food critic Pete Wells, who wrote his entire review as a series of questions. The questions included, "And when we hear the words Donkey Sauce, which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about?" The review has since gone viral online, a turn of events that can't make Fieri happy. So he made a special appearance on "Today" to fire back at the Times critic. "He came in with a different agenda," Fieri told interviewer Savannah Guthrie. "It's a great way to make a name for yourself, go after a celebrity chef who is not a New Yorker."

Full story: Guy Fieri tells 'Today' show that food critic had an 'agenda' | Guy Fieri's new restaurant takes a major beating in New York Times

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