FOOD CRITICS & THE AGE OF THE INTERNET: the Inferiority of the Superiority Complex

On this particular Sunday morning in January, with the advent of this very New Year, I found myself reading Michael Bauer’s “Top New Restaurant” selections from the 2010 openings around the Bay Area over my morning cup of coffee. As I was reading, I received my daily email from EaterSF and soon found my way to an article about the latest blow-ups between professional chefs and food critics. Caught up in the drama, I followed the link to the full article, which detailed how several rather nasty interactions between critic and restaurant had triggered public responses from irate chefs, and so on....more