Eat and Drink Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant to close on Dec. 31 Updated January 2, 2018 1:58 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Cancel your trip to Flavortown. Guy Fieri’s much-lampooned Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar served its last plate of “awesome” pretzel chicken tenders in Times Square at the year’s end.. The comfort food restaurant infamously skewered by the New York Times’ Pete Wells in a 2012 review composed entirely in rhetorical questions (“When you hung that sign by the entrance that says, WELCOME TO FLAVOR TOWN!, were you just messing with our heads?”) permanently shut its doors on Dec. 31 after a scheduled New Year's Eve celebration. “I’m proud that for over five and a half years, Guy’s American in New York City served millions of happy guests from all over the world,” the “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” host said in a statement also thanking the eatery’s staff and guests. A spokesman declined to comment on the reason behind the closure. For all the ridicule items on the menu like "Donkey Sauce" and Lady Liberty's Cosmo endured, the kitchen and bar obviously had its fans, including model Chrissy Teigen. News of its closure prompted an outpouring of tweets, from the bashfully sincere to the hilariously sarcastic: I’ll swear on anything that I really liked this restaurant. Went as a joke, came out covered in ribs and nacho hybrids https://t.co/7j1nKdc3Rq— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 28, 2017 I'm wearing all black and frosting my tips as we speak. Tonight, I'm pouring out a bottle of A1 steak sauce for the mayor of Flavortown.— Derek Sherry, The Big Time Clown Dumbass™ (@RealDerekSherry) December 28, 2017 Where will I go now to get Donk’ Sauced?— John Gara (@9JuanJuan) December 28, 2017 Relocating to Flavortown?— Danielle (@DePiano23) December 28, 2017 There’s hope for Times Square yet.— Alt everything. (@AltThisShit) December 28, 2017 Only shooting stars break the mold...— 🎄Jolly Old🎅Saint Mick🎄 (@KitMickey) December 28, 2017 @AaronChewning @sydneyrachel please respect my privacy during this difficult time— karyn spencer (@KarynSpencer) December 28, 2017 some things are too pure for this world— Zach Stava (@stavathehut) December 28, 2017 CC: @mariagallucci can't help but think this is because we didn't make our annual trip for Prosecco and "fried" ice cream— Alissa Ponchione (@Alissa_hdmag) December 29, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.