Writing restaurant criticism

I’m no longer a restaurant critic, alas. Come to think of it, that might make some chefs and operators happy. I wasn’t a cruel reviewer, however; I was (or tried to be) an informed one. Which meant making sure that readers understood if I (and they) were getting their money’s worth of food and service. […]

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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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