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Consider The Fork: Is Food Criticism Relevant?

Stephanie Kordan | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Stephanie Kordan

There are many ways to critique an art form such as cooking, and like most art forms, the way one sees it differs from one to the other. Opinions are, with no need to repeat a vulgar idiom, commonplace. Everyone has an opinion when it comes to food, even picky four-year-olds.

Annette's Top 10 Restaurant Dishes of 2015

Annette Niemtzow | Posted 12.31.2016 | New York
Annette Niemtzow

Warning: I like protein, though I have become a sucker for squashes like kabocha or delicata as well as the tang of labneh, the thicker, smarter cousin of yogurt.

Famous Restaurant Critic Hates Tipping

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.04.2013 | Home

What will it take to push the argument against tipping in restaurants over the -- chortle, chortle -- tipping point? How about an eloquently savage at...

Is Guy Fieri Giving Pete Wells The Finger?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 05.09.2013 | Home

We're hoping the celebrity chef won't drive the flavor bus to Bittertown.

Tasting Menus: Where's The Star Of The Show?

Ben Eisendrath | Posted 03.16.2013 | Home
Ben Eisendrath

So Chef - when I put my dinner in your hands, don't crowd the stage with supporting actors. Please give me a well-executed entree; a star - recommended for my tastes by your kitchen. And then if your star does its job - I'm sure to remember it.

What Do We Need Reviewers for Anymore?

Danny Groner | Posted 03.08.2013 | Home
Danny Groner

On some level, now that everyone has an opinion, nobody's opinion really matters.

Attack of the Killer Review

Howard Sherman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
Howard Sherman

I can support brutal honesty. I cannot support gleeful cruelty. Inventive? Sure. Over the top? Too much for a generally sober-sided publication. Piercing arrows in critics' quivers? Yes. Thermonuclear weapons? No.

WATCH: Guy Fieri Defends Restaurant After Brutal Review

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.15.2012 | Home

Flavor Town is under siege by New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells and a hoard of supporters who loved his deliciously mean review of Guy's Ame...

1048 Words About Pete Wells And Guy Fieri

Helen Rosner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Home
Helen Rosner

Because the thing is, "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives" is actually a great show.

Nobody Likes Your Times Square Restaurant, Guy Fieri

Posted 11.15.2012 | Home

Even if you think that restaurant critics are useless in a Yelp-fueled world, there's a good chance that you read New York Times restaurant critic Pet...

From Texas to Brooklyn

Alison Spiegel | Posted 08.03.2012 | New York
Alison Spiegel

Summer is the season for BBQ, and this summer, Texas BBQ is getting a lot of attention in New York. But there's more to Texan cuisine than BBQ, and food-forward Brooklyn is now home to New York's most recent Texan import: the Kolache.

Major Newspaper Axes Starred Restaurant Reviews

Posted 03.09.2012 | Home

The Los Angeles Times has decided to nix the star ratings that used to accompany restaurant reviews. The paper explains its decision: First, star r...

The Ramifications Of Giving A Burger Joint One Star

Andrew_Friedman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Andrew_Friedman

A great many chefs have long been troubled and angered, by the star system. It's a square-peg-round-hole situation. Yet nationwide, newspapers continue to insist that their critics employ the star system as though nothing's changed the past few generations.

Pete Wells: Next NYT Restaurant Critic

Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

UPDATE #2, 11/15 4:40PM: The New York Times has officially announced that Pete Wells will be the paper's new restaurant critic, effective January 2012...