A gaggle of Guy Fieris will descend on NYC Saturday

Photo: John W. Ferguson/Getty Images
Photo: John W. Ferguson/Getty Images

Oh, you thought SantaCon was the worst of all possible worlds? Behold, FieriCon.

The second annual event will see brochachos dressed as Guy Fieri bar crawl their way through Midtown beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 18. The bleached masses will congeal at 1 p.m. at The Hog Pit, then move to Pioneers Bar, Stout NYC Flagship, and The Keg Room, in case you need to know where not to be.

FieriCon begs but one question: Porque? It bills itself as “a collection of Guy Fieri enthusiasts who are going on a bar crawl in his honor.” It’s unclear why Fieri needs honoring or why a bar crawl is the appropriate tribute, but maybe the permanent residents of Flavortown know something we don’t.

As with any good (read: horrid) bar crawl, costumes are encouraged. The site offers a handy how-to-Fierify-yourself page, plus Fieri memes, and other barbecue-sauce-covered content. For some time, we’ve wondered what Guy Fieri ever did to provoke all of America’s ridicule. In searching for photos of Fieri in our photo archive, we came across endless shots of Fieri with Special Olympic athletes and involved with some children’s charity. Even the editor of this very site has had lovely run-ins with Mayor Flavortown:


If we’ve been searching for a reason to direct our venom, we have our answer: He spawned a Midtown bar crawl.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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I have grown to hate pub crawls. I want to kick back on a Saturday and have a few beers, watch football or baseball, then a bunch of loud dipshits bogart the bar space, puke in the urinals, some chick always ends up crying, and a bunch of chachis dump their empty glasses in my space.

This week there is a Game of Thrones pub crawl in my local bar district, there was already a Harry Potter one, a 90's theme, one for Country Music , another for Easter, a Golf themed crawl.