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Annette's Top 10 Restaurant Dishes of 2015

Annette Niemtzow | Posted 12.31.2015 | 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 | Small Business

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 | Taste

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 | Taste
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 | Media
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 | Media
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

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...