We live in the world of "egotarian cuisine," or, as Andrew Zimmern recently put it, "the age where no one is allowed to criticize the best chefs and restaurants in the world." Fair enough, we thought. Surely the best restaurants in the world can't be perfect, right? Right?
So, in order to give some really fair and balanced views of the world's best restaurants, we turned to the ever-reliable, ever-crazy customers unafraid to air their true opinions of a joint: Yelp. In a new series, we're digging through some of the most renowned restaurants' Yelp feedback to paint an accurate picture of what you're really getting for your dollar. As we suspected, Yelpers are hilariously jaded, bringing down the so-called best of the best.
While Richard Blais landed a sweet gig judging on this next Boston season of Top Chef, he landed yet another TV gig -- this time on the infamous Food Network. Could Blais, already the master of celebrity chefness (you've hit it big when you shill cat food, we guess?) give the Food Network a winning show?
Everyone makes mistakes — and even the best chefs overcook their turkey. (Some of them even burn their front porches to the ground in the process.) Behold: the biggest Thanksgiving Day fuck-ups from some of the culinary world’s biggest names. And lest you think this is one big exercise in Turkey schadenfreude, we also got their advice on how to fix every last error, from setting their oven on fire to forgetting to put the damn bird in it in the first place. Happy Thanksgiving!