A look at Polish cities

If you look at the pictures I took with my iPhone in Warsaw, Poznan and Krakow and then looked at my wife’s, you’d be forgiven for thinking we took separate vacations. She takes beautiful images of buildings and scenery while I shoot people on the street, like the accordion player I spotted as I emerged […]

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I’ll take the compliment

Comsumerist.com’s Chris Morran discovered my article about writing an online review and kindly shared it with his audience, saying, ” . . . former restaurant critic David Farkas provides a very useful list of suggestions for how restaurant diners can make their online reviews more relevant and helpful to other consumers.”   Thanks, Chris!  

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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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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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