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Tiger Ryno
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Pretending to be a food Critic

Ive done this a couple of times...you go to a nice restaurant by yourself and with a notebook and camera. I start out by asking the waiter for three of his best apps. I take a bit of each one and after each bite I jot down a few notes in my notebook. I also take photos of each.

I've also done this with cocktails--order 3 different ones but only take a sip or two of each and take notes and pics

By the time you order they get suspicious that you are a critic. The manager usually comes over after I place the order for 4 different entre's and makes sure everything is "a-ok". For desert, the Manager and Chef magically arrive at my table wiht some recommendations and they bring a large platter which I sample.

The bill arrives wiht the chef's personal business card and I get charged for like one entre.

Anyone else done this?


Gaston
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Dirty Coast
Member since Aug 2008
21448 posts

re: Pretending to be a food Critic
No. Sounds completely idiotic.


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Mr Fusion
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Pretending to be a food Critic
quote:

Anyone else done this?
I bet you treble hook is itching to do it if he reads this.


Zappas Stache
Snotterburgh
Member since Apr 2009
13000 posts

re: Pretending to be a food Critic
I do this at strip bars.


Tommy Patel
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New baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2006
7095 posts

re: Pretending to be a food Critic
No, but I have lied before to impress a girl.


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EarthwormJim
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Member since Dec 2005
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re: Pretending to be a food Critic
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Ive done this a couple of times...


No you haven't

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The manager usually comes over after I place the order for 4 different entre's


Food critics don't sit down by themselves and order 3 apps and 4 entrees.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Pretending to be a food Critic
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Anyone else done this?
No, including you.


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Tiger Ryno
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re: Pretending to be a food Critic
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Food critics don't sit down by themselves and order 3 apps and 4 entrees


says you Jim.


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LSUEnvy
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Kingwood Tx, via Lake Chuck
Member since May 2011
7731 posts

re: Pretending to be a food Critic
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Ive done this a couple of times...you go to a nice restaurant by yourself and with a notebook and camera. I start out by asking the waiter for three of his best apps. I take a bit of each one and after each bite I jot down a few notes in my notebook. I also take photos of each.

I've also done this with cocktails--order 3 different ones but only take a sip or two of each and take notes and pics

By the time you order they get suspicious that you are a critic. The manager usually comes over after I place the order for 4 different entre's and makes sure everything is "a-ok". For desert, the Manager and Chef magically arrive at my table wiht some recommendations and they bring a large platter which I sample.

The bill arrives wiht the chef's personal business card and I get charged for like one entre.

Anyone else done this?


No


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Geauxld Finger
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2005
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re: Pretending to be a food Critic
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I do this at strip bars


for the food or the strippers?


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Tommy Patel
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New baton Rouge
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re: Pretending to be a food Critic
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Food critics don't sit down by themselves and order 3 apps and 4 entrees.


you 1\2 correct

Image: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qV_qIXVx-Ys/TNFi5406aeI/AAAAAAAAAlE/O1BDaD57eUA/s1600/Anton+Ego.jpg


AHouseDivided
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re: Pretending to be a food Critic
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Anyone else done this?


No. Never will.


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Tiger Ryno
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Member since Feb 2007
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re: Pretending to be a food Critic
clearly Jim has never worked as a secret food critic


Eddie Vedder
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Member since Jan 2006
4438 posts

re: Pretending to be a food Critic
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Anyone else done this?


no, and i can't imagine ever doing that.


hell of a bill for one when it doesn't work...


notiger1997
Member since May 2009
26043 posts

re: Pretending to be a food Critic
I was hoping that this was an April fools joke that just got bumped. Guess not.


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notiger1997
Member since May 2009
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re: Pretending to be a food Critic
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bet you treble hook is itching to do it if he reads this.




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Tiger Ryno
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re: Pretending to be a food Critic
60% of the time it works everytime eddie


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brouski
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re: Pretending to be a food Critic
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Food critics don't sit down by themselves and order 3 apps and 4 entrees.

Apparently OP just watched Kitchen Nightmares and/or Restaurant Impossible.


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Athanatos
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re: Pretending to be a food Critic
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clearly Jim has never worked as a secret food critic


The point of a secret shopper is to act like a normal patron.

Secret food critic? The only secret food critics are the ones giving away reviews on yelp.


Motorboat
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At the camp
Member since Oct 2007
13647 posts

re: Pretending to be a food Critic
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I bet you treble hook is itching to do it if he reads this.




quote:

Anyone else done this?


Hell no. I go to dinner with other humans and enjoy their company.


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