Harold Dieterle

Harold Dieterle on Restaurant Wars and why Mikey was his boy.

on Jan 10, 2007

Problem two: That the guy serves dog food at his restaurant. What the viewers at home didn't get to see last year, was that the day before he was going to judge the episode, we ordered $600 worth of take out from his restaurant and I would say that at least 65% of that food ended up in one of the Glad trash bags. It's just a compilation of mediocre and generic Vietnamese dishes. And for this guy to speak to the contestants the way he does is appalling. I can't figure it out. He's delusional. And besides the fact that his food is less than marginal, the way he speaks to people is crazy. The guy is totally delusional. And I'll say this: I don't like the guy and if he's got something to say about it, I'd be more than happy to cook up against him any day of the week. But enough trash talk, let's get to the show.

The Quickfire. I have to say this. They've really got to calm it down with the sponsors. Come on. I get it, it's TV, but at this point in the competition -- using a pre-made dressing as a focal point is hard. At this point, you're supposed to be fired up and use your skills. Listen, I'm not going to say that I don't love mayonnaise, but I can make mayonnaise.