Guy Fieri's Latest Ridiculous Menu Compared to Poetry

There's a blanket of meat and Wow-sabi.
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2014 11:51 AM CDT
Guy Fieri arrives at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.   (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Pretty much anything having to do with Guy Fieri and his insane restaurant menu items is sure to be entertaining, and the latest story is no exception: Eater published the full menu from Fieri's newly-opened Vegas Kitchen & Bar in Sin City, and it led both Slate and Gawker to compare it to poetry. In fact, on Slate, LV Anderson actually makes a poem out of the menu simply by removing the rampant exclamation points. Sample lines: "We have built this salad in a crown of prosciutto-wrapped smoked provolone: / Go big or go home."

On Gawker, Caity Weaver makes a similar observation, calling the above "crown of prosciutto" line "eerie" and "evocative." Weaver calls out some of the craziest menu items, the best of which could very well be, as Weaver puts it: "A burger ('The Mayor of Flavortown Burger,' $17) arrives violently smothered under a blanket made of meat ('meat blanket')." CA Pinkham goes a step further on Jezebel, mocking nearly every menu item: "'Wow-sabi?' Is that like Wasabi, but with added essence of douchebag?" As for dessert, The Week's roundup of the best items describes Guy's Cheesecake Challenge as "a dessert topped with two snacks and another dessert." (Read more Guy Fieri stories.)

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