Tag Archives: Critics

Controversial Dallas Restaurant Critic Resigns to Join Restaurant Group

Source: Grub Street NY

After eight years, Leslie Brenner will pack up her bags as the Dallas Morning News restaurant critic on September 8. She’ll give up reviewing restaurants for a senior management position with Rebees, a three-year-old self-described “place creation” company founded by Dallas developer and restaurateur Tristan Simon. In the …

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Fed-Up Chef Challenges Local Critics to Actually Cook Something for the Public

Source: Grub Street NY

There’s drama at the dinner table up in Canada. A chef from Edmonton, Alberta, has challenged his city’s food critics to show they can not only talk about food — but actually make it, too. The chef, Paul Shufelt, has invited any willing writers to get a taste …

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Debates: Critic John Mariani declares that Adam…

Source: Eater NY

john-mariani-7814.jpgCritic John Mariani declares that Adam Platt’s exaltation of David Chang and April Bloomfield as “Chefs That Changed America” has more to do with New York media than the chefs. “Of course, the New York food media often exalted novelty for its own sake, because that’s what news media do, and it was their myopia — having rarely eaten anywhere else but New York — that caused them to credit local chefs with every advance in American gastronomy over the last decade.” [HuffPo]
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This Secret Document Helps D.C. Restaurants Keep Tabs on Food Writers

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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For about two years, a handbook with photos of and details about D.C.’s food critics and writers has been quietly circulating among a handful of upscale restaurants in town. Its author, who shared the document on the condition of anonymity, tells me he created it to better equip managers, maitre d’s, servers, and hosts to recognize people in the local food media and to understand their writing styles and preferences. The document is very detailed, covering writers’ personalities, likes, dislikes, and even rating their food knowledge and writing ability. It also suggests what kind of server should wait on them.

If that ...

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Week In Reviews: Adam Platt, illustrious restaurant critic for…

Source: Eater Philly

platthandynasty.jpgAdam Platt, illustrious restaurant critic for New York Magazine, dropped 3 big stars on Philly export Han Dynasty, which recently opened up shop in the East Village. Platt called Chiang’s version of Sichuan cuisine “fresh and nuanced,” giving two stars for the food and one for price point and atmosphere. As usual, Han’s ridiculousy affordable and adventurous $20 tasting menu was a highlight for Platt as well. Congrats, Han! [Eater NY via Grub Street]

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Week In Reviews: Craig LaBan Totally Loves Serpico

Source: Eater Philly

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Erace gave love to Serpico, which is the right call. [Photo: Eater Philly]
After all of the breathless praise and buzz that Peter Serpico and his eponymous restaurant received from the food set and local media, Philly was still waiting for that one stamp of approval that matters more than any other: Inky critic Craig LaBan. And he loves it. In fact, LaBan said that his experience at Serpico was “a debut that came as close as any to landing four bells on the first try.

He spent the majority of 20 paragraphs talking up the ...

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Across The Pond: Adam Erace Shows Off Philly Food To The Brits

Source: Eater Philly

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Erace gave love to Serpico, which is the right call. [Photo: Eater Philly]
Thanks to critic/tastemaker Adam Erace, the Philly food scene is getting some serious love in The Guardian, one of England’s most widely-read and important national newspapers. After covering the prerequisite birth of the United States in Old City, Erace goes on to give high praise to the greatness of chef Eli Kulp‘s work at Fork, which still stands as a prime example of the early days of the restaurant revolution of the late 1990s.

He then goes on to show love for South ...

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