We live in the world of "egotarian cuisine," or, as Andrew Zimmern recently put it, "the age where no one is allowed to criticize the best chefs and restaurants in the world." Fair enough, we thought. Surely the best restaurants in the world can't be perfect, right? Right?
So, in order to give some really fair and balanced views of the world's best restaurants, we turned to the ever-reliable, ever-crazy customers unafraid to air their true opinions of a joint: Yelp. In a new series, we're digging through some of the most renowned restaurants' Yelp feedback to paint an accurate picture of what you're really getting for your dollar. As we suspected, Yelpers are hilariously jaded, bringing down the so-called best of the best.
While Richard Blais landed a sweet gig judging on this next Boston season of Top Chef, he landed yet another TV gig -- this time on the infamous Food Network. Could Blais, already the master of celebrity chefness (you've hit it big when you shill cat food, we guess?) give the Food Network a winning show?
On an otherwise sleepy-news-day-summer-Tuesday (journo lingo, guys)*, Twitter has gifted us photo glimpses into the bizarre daily lives of a few of our favorite chefs. Here’s all the weirdness you’ve been missing on Twitter today.
*In case you’re unaware of the aforementioned doldrums, we’ve taken some of our spare time to compose a song looping you into our misery. Because no one likes insider baseball.
Sleepy News Day (Summer Tuesday)
–lyrics by Tina Nguyen
The summer rain’s a-fallin’ ever gently on the streets
Celebrities stop cookin’, and they stop composin’ tweets
The heat makes ev’ryone dead and sluggish, the web is filled with silence
And now our top performing blog post is Saatchi-Lawson violence
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Sleepy News Day
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Day where all we do is shop for summer clothes