William Grimes vs. Sirio MaccioniPage Six has this great bit about Le Cirque owner Sirio Maccioni slamming former Times restaurant critic William Grimes. Most likely spurred by a poor review of his sons' restaurant (rack of lamb as having "all the appeal of a gnarled tree stump" and the osso buco as "a slick, glutinous mass, with surprisingly untender meat concealed within"), Maccioni told WWD, "When a reviewer has an ugly wife, he can never be very good." Ever diligent, Page Six gets Grimes to speak, "It's a contemptible comment, regardless of who he was referring to. I thought he was a gentleman." Grimes doesn't think Maccioni was really talking about him, because, among other reasons, "Objectively, my wife is very attractive."

The Le Cirque website and Gothamist on William Grimes.