Here, I opened one restaurant, Good Stuff, that developed my entire career. It is nice to be in a second-tier city where you can be a big fish in a small pond.
Why don't you "take some time" and make your two grease pits into something more than the shit holes that they are?
After a few years here, I am finally finding balance in my life. When I got here, all I did was work. Now, I can take some time and enjoy the city and walk around and see the place. Doing that helps me love this city a little more every day.
That's right, I'm coming right out and saying it, you media-driven, propped-up, culinary version of Britney Spears ... both of your establishments suck in no uncertain terms. They SUCK.
You might be "famous," but you're a nobody to me. You're probably the nicest guy in the world (*), but you're treading on sacred culinary ground with your asinine, arrogant comments - and arrogance, without the substance to back it up, makes you look like a mercenary fool, and I don't mean a King Lear fool.
Doing my part to help you "love this [second-tier] city" a little less,
(*) Thus, I address "Spike Mendelsohn," the "celebrity chef" that is constantly thrown in our faces by the PR-swallowing, star-fucking media, and also his lousy hamburger and pizza joints; and not Spike Mendelsohn, the human being.
And no, I don't blame you (hell, I'd probably do the same thing). But checks and balances are needed, and they are virtually non-existent when it comes to you, Warren Brown, Carla Hall (sorry), and (yes, I'll say it), relative to his ridiculous (i.e., "worthy of ridicule") amount of fame, José Andrés, among several others in this second-tier city.