The classic food critic is a literary character that’s existed as long as local newspapers and magazines, and there’s always been system of checks and balances between the press and the chef. Writers hold restaurants accountable for the people, and in so doing serve their community with curated experiences.
So why take restaurant recommendations from some random person on the Internet rather than from the pros?
Yelp has taken away from the prestige of being a professional reviewer. True – we’ve got people holding chefs accountable, and that’s a good thing. But where does the citizen criticism end and the professional begin?
The concept of this blog is to write about food from a responsible, journalistic point of view. I am an empty vessel for food, providing narrative details combined with reporting to form a professional, and delicious, point of view.
Thanks for reading & eating.