Shouty tv chef Gordon Ramsay's beleaguered The Fat Cow gastropub at The Grove will shutter after service on March 27. According to an employee, it's not for lack of business, rather another restaurant bearing the same name, Las Vacas Gordas in Miami, is threatening Gordo's place to change its name … or close.
But when a celebrity chef attaches himself to a mediocre menu of burgers, fries, and pizza, critics will take note. Remember, B-Rod at The Weekly filed a scathing takedown of the restaurant, which couldn't have helped business: "What galls is the act of misleading those folks, the people who are curious about all the hype given to food these days, who might decide to put themselves into Ramsay's hands to help them figure it out. The hoodwinking of those customers is the real reason this restaurant is more offensive than the sum of its not-very-good parts." [EaterWire]