Am I surprised? Not sure.
In late February/early March, Jessica Biel finally opened her pet project, a kid friendly restaurant called Au Fudge (NOT my favorite name, but we’re just getting started). When the restaurant was opening, Biel’s aim was to have Au Fudgebe the place parents could bring with their kids to eat publicly without “anxiety,” which honestly isn’t a BAD idea. But now that the restaurant is open, it’s a freaking mess: pages of booze (you know, to de-stress), dirt, and overpriced, mediocre food. Also, no kids menu. But I guess maybe the whole place is just one dirty, gummy, kid’s playplace?
What the fudge is going on with Jessica Biel’s new kid-friendly restaurant? Nothing good, groused dissatisfied customers, who are throwing toddler-size tantrums over the “chaotic” and “overpriced” Au Fudge eatery. The seating is “really cramped” and there’s “no room to even get our strollers through,” complained one diner. “Not sure why they call this a restaurant for kids…?”
Then there’s the bafflingly booze-heavy menu. “[There are] two pages of alcohol with no kid-menu options, and one page of overpriced food,” said a guest, while other reviewers were left scratching their heads at the $18 plate of “mediocre” pancakes: “Either lower the price or put some love into the dishes.”
Another customer’s complaints go beyond the price or presentation and cites Au Fudge’s basic lack of sanitation!
“[My cup’ still had lipstick stains,” fumed the guest. “We waited 45 minutes to get our crappy food and when it arrived it had dirt all over the side of the plate… [the staff] didn’t even apologize.”
(Star Magazine via Celebitchy)
This does sounds really, really gross. And if it’s Jessica’s pet project she’s been working on FOR YEARS, it doesn’t look good for her own hopes and dreams. Now that she’s a parent it should’ve been even more in-touch…but apparently the only thing good about it is that its fun to make fun of.