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The best they can do, or the typical ?

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#1 macrosan

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Posted 02 September 2002 - 02:11 AM

Do you want to experience and describe the very best that a restaurant is capable of achieving, or do you believe your reviews should reflect the "typical" dining experience that any of your readers might have if they walked in "off the street" ?

#2 David Corcoran

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Posted 02 September 2002 - 12:57 PM

Naturally, I'd like to experience the very best with each and every dish. But as reviewers, we stand in for the general public, so we do our best to avoid special treatment. That's why we make our reservations anonymously and make every reasonable effort not to be recognized as reviewers. (Not always easy: the other night, I was just sitting down when an old acquaintance spotted me from across the room. "David Corcoran!" he exclaimed. "Are you here for business or pleasure?")