"I wanted to show how bullshit it is," says Gary Usher, the Chester chef whose fake write-up has been praised by food critics including Jay Rayner for exposing TripAdvisor's questionable review screening process.
You wouldn’t expect to see the ruler of the free world on a local PBS food show discussing catfish and fried tomatoes, but now you can.
Was your most recent brunch experience like living through an RPG attack? Apparently you're not alone. A Stanford professor has found that Yelp reviewers tend use the language of trauma when they describe a particularly bad meal.
Users on Reddit and Yelp claimed that a hookah lounge in the middle of an LA neighborhood filled with Persian Jews was a den of bigotry. The internet lies.
The Guardian's Marina O'Loughlin is one of the last of a dying breed: anonymous restaurant critics. We spoke to her about the challenges of protecting your identity when you've had a few, avoiding industry events, and, um, sticking herbs up her...