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?
The weather outside (on the East Coast) is frightful, etc., except without all the cheeriness of Christmas, because Snowstorm Pax a February blizzard. Not cool, Pax. What are we supposed to do in February? Cuddle up with our Valentines? Gross. No one wants to do that. And what about single people? Frankly, the only solution we could think of to pass the time was looking through all of our favorite snow-inspired molecular gastronomy creations. Please don’t start playing with liquid nitrogen canisters in your kitchen at home as a result of looking at these, because we don’t know how long it will take an ambulance to come for you if you accidentally freezeburn your tongue off. But do look at these whimsical culinary winterscapes and fantasize that the outside world is your edible snow oyster, by all means.