UPDATE: I saw a bunch of people whining about this being ripped off from a bunch of Twitter comedians, but whining about being ripped off is the second most frequent thing Twitter comedians do, so I didn’t take it seriously. Apparently I should have. Gawker connects all the dots here.
Oh wow, another take down of Guy Fieri, you might be thinking. Isn’t this timely! I wouldn’t blame you. As we pointed out around the time of the needlessly viral New York Times review of Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square, there’s nothing quite as fresh as pin-pricking an already deflated cultural balloon. But wait. Just hold on a second right there my friend, because there’s some blood left in these stones, and we also suspect that could be taken literally here, because a very clever, if a bit slow-to-the-punch prankster named Bryan Mytko has designed a brilliant parody of the menu. (via BostInno)
The real domain of the beef-addled restaurant is, it turns out, GuysAmerican.com, leaving GuysAmericanKitchenandBar.com ripe for the plucking.
So what’s the gag? Big meat dishes, butt rock, and Axe body spray jokes? Sure, fine, but the degree of care taken here on a linguistic level takes it from a one note joke to George Saunders-like cultural deconstruction. Consider:
The Hobo Lobo Bordello Slam Jam Appetizer ($49.95) We take 30-oz of super-saddened, Cheez-gutted wolf meat, lambast it with honey pickle wasabi and pile drive it into an Ed Hardy-designed bucket. Sprayed with Axe and finished with a demiglaze of thick & funky Mushroom Dribblins.
There’s so much to love there. “Super-saddened, Cheez-gutted”? Even the capitalization here is doing some humor lifting.
Every dish here tells a story. Consider:
Football: The Meal ($19.95) Warm broken hamburgers served in a clear plastic bag enclosed in larger, black trash bag. Thrown at you from 40 yards.
Panamania! ($24.50) Deep fried snake with a printed out picture of David Lee Roth stapled on it and a sparkler sticking out of each eye. Served with a side of Bud Lite you have to wring out of a Hawaiian shirt.
“Stapled on it” is intentional there, I’m quite positive. What else?
Honky-Tonky Double Barrel Meat Loaded Blast ($14.50) A Sammy Haggar lookalike pushes your face into a leather bag filled with oil and if you eat the whole thing you get to eat a 13 pound burger.
Make it new, my friends. Make it new. This is poetry.