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Fieri rebuttal to New York Times over Times Square eatery (VIDEO)

By April MacIntyre Nov 16, 2012, 1:31 GMT

Fieri rebuttal to New York Times over Times Square eatery (VIDEO)

US television personality Guy Fieri EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

Guy Fieri fired back in a nice way to the scathing New York Times review of his new Times Square restaurant that has lit the Internet up.

Critic Pete Wells took the NorCal affable chef to task for marshmallows that tasted like fish to margaritas with underones of fomaldehyde.

Add insult to injury, fellow TV chef Anthony Bourdain smacked him up a bit in a Houston, TX two man show with fellow chef Eric Ripert, saying Fieri looked to be a product of a Juggalo and designer Ed Hardy mating.

The host of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" was booked immediately on the Today show to respond to the review which was a list of biting questions Wells posed.

Fieri is America’s 10th highest-paid chef, according to Today — opened by saying that Wells’s remarks were just bizarre to him: 

“I just thought it was ridiculous,” he told Savannah Guthrie. “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.”

The Times stands by Wells, who after four visits, found that the chow served at Guy’s American Kitchen was just awful stuff.

Today notes that 56 Yelp reviews gave the restaurant an average of two and a half stars; on Urban Spoon, 28 users give it a measly 35 percent “like” rating.

Watch Fieri’s full Today appearance below.

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