Reviewing the Reviewers
Friday, January 28, 2011
In today's world of restaurant reviewing, hundreds of would-be critics share their opinions on sites like Yelp and Chowhound, and obsessive food blogs like Grub Street and Eater, and chronicle every dish in almost every restaurant. What does it mean to be a critic nowadays, and which reviews matter the most? Adam Platt, restaurant critic for New York magazine, and Raphael Brion, national editor for Eater, discuss how restaurant reviewing has changed over the past decade. They'll also take a look at reviews of Del Posto from Yelp, Zagat, the New York Times, and weigh the uses—and pitfalls—of the various outlets.
Where do you go to find the best reviews? Leave a comment!