|Signed plates at Guy's American Kitchen|
"Is it ever really acceptable for criticism to be so over the top, considering that there are human beings behind every venture? I think it is. That kind of brutal honesty is sometimes necessary. If it is entertaining, all the better. The exuberant pan should be an arrow in the critic’s quiver, but reached for only rarely."
She even manages to get a zinger or two in there herself: "My sense is that Mr. Wells’s heart was pure, but that the material was irresistible — even if the cuisine, awash in Donkey Sauce, was not." Despite the industry's protests, it looks like it's going to take a lot more for folks to leave Fieri alone.