TF's problem is that he offends people. His delivery of information in many cases is obnoxious, but that's his schtick. In some ways, it reminds me of a reality show. It works, though, because he gets people so angry that they continue to give him attention. On the other hand, he had to spend a lot of time monitoring his food forums and deleting criticisms about himself from his detractors some of whom had an odd obsession with him. Finally shut the last one down. I think he's got a new one that requires payment and use of real names or something like that. Years ago, the forums were good and there were some quality posters providing quality info and a lot of it. The place was never slow. Eventually, it went downhill.
I take his reviews with a slab of salt, but they're informative as far as details about the restaurants, signature and better dishes, info on busy times, making reservations etc... The top 12 lists can be helpful when you're looking for restaurants serving brunch on Sunday or open for Thanksgiving, Christmas etc... I also like to peruse his recipes.
He has some value, but I prefer to read his nomenu site rather than listen to him or read his posts on a forum on which he practices his talent of belittling people. He's a guy people love to hate.
he taught me to put a stick of butter in my red beans at the end for creaminess.
Martini, TF doesn't put butter in his red beans. I told you about doing that and I got it from our mutual friends in New Orleans.