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#1 Kim WB

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Posted 02 September 2002 - 06:52 AM

When reviewing a restaurant, I assume that you judge its merit based on a particular set of standards and criteria you hold. However, is there ever an inclination to review it based on its local competition and geography? For example, I will often find myself saying, " XYZ is a great restaurant, for Cape May." Or, " For Princeton Thai food, it's as good as it gets." Especially since NJ is broken into three rather dissimiliar types of areas, North, Central and South, does where in the state a restaurant is located effect its review in any way?

#2 David Corcoran

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Posted 02 September 2002 - 12:52 PM

Geography is an important factor for readers, so it's an important factor for us. If an area is underserved or overserved by a certain kind of restaurant, that's certainly worth mentioning in a review. It probably wouldn't affect the rating, however.

#3 Kim WB

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Posted 02 September 2002 - 06:56 PM

I appreciate that...my inclination should not be that of a noted reviewer...looking forward to your reply to Jason's question about NJ being the "step sister" to NY...related to my post, in a way...by the way, Harvest Moon, Ringoes. Mountain view Inn, Ewing. Hamilton Grill,Lambertiville. Brothers Moon, Hopewell. Wish you had reviewed RATs, in Hamilton, I would have liked your impression. Thanks for your reply.

#4 David Corcoran

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Posted 03 September 2002 - 11:01 AM

I actually did review Rat's back in May 2000. Rated it excellent. Karla Cook went back last month, after their renovation, and gave it the same rating.

As I may have mentioned, since Karla's arrival last year we've divvied up the state geographically. I take north, she takes central, including Princeton, Lambertville, Hopewell et al.