Critics of any sort, whether they are movie or food or just plain haters, are either liked or despised. There's generally no in-between.
Lately there appears to be an explosion in incidents of critic-on-chef violence and vice versa.
There's this, which involved Food Network personality Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant that was blown up in print by the New York Times' Pete Wells.
Followed by this, which involved a Facebook encounter between a negative review and a Dubai chef who apparently snapped.
But who do chefs believe is the best food critic in the U.S.? Or at least their favorites?? Find out here.
The winner is Jonathan Gold of the Los Angeles Times. The aforementioned Pete Wells from the NYT...finished 3rd overall. Although I'm not sure what Guy Fieri would say about him given this article's criteria.
Between Yelp, Urbanspoon, Trip Advisor and other online sites, not to mention social media like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc., everyone has turned into their own "critic".
Chefs and restaurant owners need to do what should've been ingrained in their minds from day one...and that's provide great food and reasonable prices through excellent service for every, single customer. That way, you can mitigate any potential negative reviews given to your business and food.