The Ten Weirdest Moments in Food: 2012
8. Guy Fieri Takes a Beating from the New York Times
No one expected Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar, to compete with five-star Manhattan restaurants, but New York Times food critic Pete Wells probably thought the place could make a burger comparable to those at the Hard Rock Café and T.G.I. Friday's in the area, right? Well, apparently not. Wells's review is simply a series of questions -- some snarky, some downright confused -- leaving us with an amazing read and that question for the ages: "Just what part of the donkey does donkey sauce come from?"
7. Anthony Bourdain Writes a Comic Book, Makes a Leap to CNN, Tweets His Ass Off, Fights With Everyone
It was a big year for everyone's favorite snarkmeister, Anthony Bourdain. The outspoken author, traveler, and chef-at-large got his own book line at Ecco (Marilyn Hagerty is in his stable of authors), published a comic book titled Get Jiro, severed ties in a most verbal way with Travel Channel, moved to CNN, and started a Twitter war with everyone -- including Short Order. Also in the works: producing a PBS series with David Chang and cohosting an ABC reality competition with Nigella Lawson. While most men just buy a fancy car, Bourdain has turned his midlife crisis into a mega-career, and we're all watching!