… Death to the Negative Restaurant Review | The New Republic. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
I remember editing a review by The Inquirer's excellent restaurant critic Craig LaBan. His reference to "the rubble of roast potatoes on my plate" has stayed with me ever since. But Craig does not go out of his way to be negative. As he pointed out, when I asked him to "tell me what you really think," the restaurant under review was very expensive and if you're going to ask for a lot of money for a meal, the food should measure up.