What Sam Sifton Looks Like, How to Find Out What Michael Bauer Looks Like, and Other ‘Critic-al’ News

What-Sam-Sifton-Looks-LikeRestaurant critics create the news, and sometimes they make the news….

* The New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton’s identity has been compromised by the sneaky peeps at Eater, while eating KFC of all things. [Gawker]

* New York Magazine reviewer Adam Platt clarifies a few things for those wanting to compromise his identity. [GrubStreet New York]

* Michael Bauer will willingly reveal his identity to you — if you win first prize in the “SFGate Top 100 Foodspotter Awards” and get to share a meal with the San Francisco Chronicle scribe. [SFGate]

* Mark Hayter, a new reviewer, reluctantly joins the mix in the Lone Star State and shares some of his self doubt about being critical. [The Courier]

* Canadian foodies debate the merits of professional food critics versus those of online amateurs. [Macleans]

* Howard Kurtz ponders the merits of critics in general. [Washington Post]

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