Saturday, December 25, 2010

Lokantadan gonderilen kritik.

ABD'de yemek kritiklerinin ziyaret ettikleri  lokantalar ile ilgili
yazdiklari olumlu veya olumsuz degerlendirmeler okuyuculari sanildigi
 kadar etkilemedigini dusunuyorum, isletmetlerin bu tur kritige ihtiyaci
var mi orasi ayri bir konu. Bu kritigi herhangi bir menfaat beklemeden
yapan insanlar yazacaklari lokantayi en az 2 kere ziyaret ederler ve kendilerini
tanitmazlar. Ayrica lokantanin diger misafirleriyle olan iliskisini de gozlemler.

Los Angeles'ta  "kirmizi ilac" adinda bir Vietnam lokantasinin isletmeci
ortaklarindan biri rezervasyonu olan bir kritigi  ve arkadas grubunu 45
dakika beklettikten sonra. Nasil olduysa desifre etmis ve yanina gidip
resmini cekip lokantadan atmis. Sebep olarak da yaptigi kritigin acimasiz
ve yiyecek isinde olan insanlarin ekmekleriyle oynamasini gostermis.

Restaurateur Ejects Los Angeles Times Critic

If you are an owner of a restaurant that keeps a critic waiting for a table, you could spend the rest of the night trying to make it all better. Or you could just throw the critic out on the street.

Noah Ellis chose the second route when the Los Angeles Times critic S. Irene Virbila came into Red Medicine last night. Mr. Ellis recounted the episode on the restaurant’s Tumblr, and posted a photo of Ms. Virbila that he snapped just before expelling her. Here’s how he explained making that call:

    Our purpose for posting this is so that all restaurants can have a picture of her and make a decision as to whether or not they would like to serve her. We find that some of her reviews can be unnecessarily cruel and irrational, and that they have caused hard-working people in this industry to lose their jobs — we don’t feel that they should be blind-sided by someone with no understanding of what it takes to run or work in a restaurant.

Ms. Virbila told Daily Dish, her paper’s food blog, that she and her party had been waiting 45 minutes past their reservation time when Mr. Ellis walked up, carrying a camera. Her editor, Russ Parsons, told Daily Dish that Ms. Virbila was unsettled by the encounter and by having her picture taken without her permission. Most of all, he said, “She was upset because she has worked extremely hard for more than 15 years to maintain her anonymity in the L.A. restaurant scene.”

He also told Daily Dish that the Times will continue with its plans to review Red Medicine. The blog did not state whether he intends to have the review carried out by Ms. Virbila or by another critic.

6:25 p.m. | Updated In a phone interview with Glenn Collins, Mr. Parsons said that Ms. Virbila preferred not to speak about the incident. “She would rather let her writing speak for itself,” she said.

He confirmed that the paper intends to have the restaurant reviewed, either by Ms. Virbila or by another staffer. “We may dress her up in a clown uniform,” he said with a laugh, “or enlist one of Ruth Reichl’s makeup artists.”

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