[Pigging by Wilfrid: August 19, 2013]
People say restaurants get reviewed too fast these days. No sooner are the doors open, than hordes of bloggers and Yelpers, not to mention the Daily Candy crew, are posting about bum service and deflated soufflées--or herlading the restaurant as the final arrival of paradise on earth.
Critic Robert Sietsema reflected recently on the effect on professional reviewing: "In order to compete with the web-based and largely amateur product, critics shortened the lag time between when a restaurant appears and when they write about it."
I'd just like to say: the chance would be a fine thing. Take Lafayette, for example.