Take That, Bobby Flay

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  1. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     
  2. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I am NOT a fan of Bobby Flay. But I give him a lot of respect for his throwdown show. It takes some guts to challenge people who are the best at what they do. He does usually lose but my hat goes off to him for trying. These people are really good at one dish. Bobby is really good at a lot more than that.
     
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love a good hamburger and with green chili or Japs just makes it better-I got into grinding my own chuck for my crave of burger-and it went from there.hats off to the local folks ron.
     
  4. div

    div Smoking Fanatic

    Im not a huge fan of that guy either but I have caught a few of the shows and I happened to see that one last night. That guy in NM looks like he just loves life all the time. Would love to get a chance to run a rest. and love life like that ... soooo many many rest.'s and fast food joints in CT its real hard for the little guy to survive in this state plus theres not much of a market for BBQ... Ive got some great menu ideas and rest theme ideas but in this world they say it takes money to make money and CT is one of the most expensive states to live in... dont know why im so rooted here but hey living check to check is better then No Check .. lol
     
  5. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I didn't see the show but will look for it, on the endless reruns foodnetwork serves up.

    re: Bobby Flay, I like him, I rem. his first or second show Grillin & Chillin with Jack McDavid. I read they filmed the whole show in one week in Florida something like 80 episodes (can't rem exact number). That show inspired me to use my Weber Kettle more.

    For a kid who never graduated from High School to renown restaurateur, celebrity chef, and cooking author, he as accomplished a lot. Its funny watching him be critical on "Next Network Food Star" when chefs rely on their tried and true techniques and personal favorite food styles. Flay constantly does exactly the same thing on Iron Chef, everything is Southwestern flavors or similar and same ingredients.

    It would be interesting to know if Flay is as friendly and open as he appears on TV. 3 wives and a class action lawsuit from his employees may reveal he is hmmmmm, well if there is someone that knows him can comment that would be better than conjecture.
     
  6. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    I've met him a few times. Like everyone else he has his quirks, and those are multiplied for anyone as driven as he. That said, he seems to be a good guy.
    As to the lawsuit.... the policies at his restaurants (pooled tipping, maitre d' skim, clean your own uniform, etc) are typical of almost every upscale restaurant around! It comes with the territory, because high-end restauranting is a high-risk business. But a waiter gig at one of Flay's joints will pay better than at a local joint in any event. All that said, if indeed there was a conspiracy on Flay's part to rip off the hired help then my opinion of him will change.
     
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Score one for the homeboy, and Nuevo Mexico. While Bobby Flay may have a a certain uncared for personality, he does come up with some interesting dishes.
     
  8. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    I think I have been there!! Is there dollar bills taped on the walls?
     
  9. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I got chuckles from the episodes where he challenged one rib man with his oven cooked version of ribs and lost, then challenged another rib man with his smoked version of ribs and lost that too.
     
  10. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dang...I need to get cable!
     
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm a fan of Bob Flay and have been to a taping of Grilling with Bobby in Brooklyn where you can see the brooklyn bridge in the back ground and it was really cool. He's a nice guy was very talkative with us and didn't act all uppity. I have been to one of his restaurants "Mesa" and it was nice but not worth the money. But then we have been to Mario Batalli's restaurant "Bolo" also very nice but to houti touti for my taste but I just wanted to eat there. If you want a good place go to the Bronx and (I think 121st Street) Dinasour bbq it's really cool and low key but great smoked meat. [​IMG]
     
  12. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It is easy for a big business to get sued due to a bad upper management person abusing or not taking care of business.
     
  13. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    I am a big fan of Bobby's. Love Throwdown and Gillin w/ Bobby Flay. I have seen shows where he talks about cooking for his wife or friends and read lots of positves about people meeting him in person. Like others have said, takes guts to compete against others best dish. He usually loses but keeps on taking the challenges.
     

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