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Restaurant Critic

Hoagie Shop Gets Back At 'Bored' Food Critic

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.29.2012 | Home

Here's one way to get back at a critic who wrote a lackluster review of your restaurant: re-name the specials board after her. In her review of 105...

Paper Forgoes Anonymity With New Food Columnist

Posted 05.03.2012 | Home

UPDATE: Washington City Paper editor Michael Schaffer expands on Jessica Sidman's role over at Eater DC: Jess gave us a very strong pitch to do a d...

Former 'Times' Food Critic Gets Gout

NYTimes.com | Posted 03.22.2012 | Home

A question that I’m constantly asked by people who know that I spent more than five years as The Times’s restaurant critic is what my most memorab...

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...

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...

Food Critic Fired After 27 Years

Time Out Chicago | Posted 11.13.2011 | Home

After 27 years and countless restaurant reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times, Pat Bruno never thought it would end this way. Not with just a phone call f...

New York's Top Critic Reviews Chicago's Hottest Restaurant

NYTimes.com | Posted 10.17.2011 | Home

The wild catfish in Thai caramel sauce had been devoured and the elegant metal plate holding it whisked away, a gin-clear watermelon consommé tossed ...

Chef Assaults Kitchen Staffer After Critic Calls Food 'Disgusting'

Posted 10.17.2011 | Home

It's hard to remain calm after a restaurant critic insults your food. But punching a kitchen worker and pushing him down the stairs may be going a tad...

Restaurant Accuses Critic Of Sexual Harassment, Bizarre Review Follows

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 10.16.2011 | Home

Since M. Wells, a funky diner in Long Island City, Queens, opened a year ago, the New York food world has been largely enamored with the laughably hug...

So You Wanted To Be A Food Critic

McSweeney's | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

You were never able to commit to any specific career path. You went through phases where you wanted to be just about everything imaginable, from an ar...