Recognizing restaurant reviews

Last Tuesday night at Cleveland’s Market Garden Brewery, known for hosting interesting gatherings, two local editors and MGB’s owner discussed restaurant trends and restaurant criticism, in particular.   The audience (members of the Society of Professional Journalists) asked good questions. I brought up Yelp.com, suggesting that the review site rendered publications that waited six months […]

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A Tale of Two Tacos

I love tacos. There’s no getting around that fact. But I’m particular about them. So when I had the opportunity to accompany my wife to San Antonio (she was speaking at a conference) I knew I could satisfy my craving without much of a problem. After all, my good friend Tom Thees lives in San Antonio […]

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Goodbye Charlie Trotter

Chef Charlie Trotter died on November 5, 2013, the victim of  . . . well, no one’s quite sure yet. We’ll have to wait for the final results of the autopsy. Meanwhile, like many others, I was stunned at his death. And sad. He was only 54.   I met Charlie years ago, shortly after […]

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