Dining Dispatch: Live from the Louisiana Seafood Food Blog Masters in New Orleans

Greetings and salutations from the Big Easy, diners! For the next several days, I’ll be reporting from Louisiana as part of the Louisiana Seafood Food Blog Masters. Attendees include Daniel Delaney, Amanda Bottoms, Nathan Lippy, Marla Meredith, Adam Roberts and Craig Johnson, Maggy Keet, Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson, Brooke Burton, Gaby Dalkin, Amy Sherman, [...]

Critical Question: Do You Rely on Professional Restaurant Reviews?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the relevance of restaurant critics. The Wall Street Journal recently eliminated their restaurant reviews, putting Raymond Sokolov out of a job. TIME and Josh Ozersky have come to his defense and that of his fading profession, opining that even though the critics of reviewing’s heyday lacked influence, [...]