The honeymoon period for Miss Brenner did not last all that long, and a source at the News claims she was hired to stir controversy (suprise), thus gain readers. The old 'no such thing as bad publicity' wafts through the kitchens at the Dallas Morning News.
With this in mind, agree or disagree, do we need a peach belinni swilling, twittering food critic such as the likes of Leslie Brenner In Dallas? More to the point, has this critic assisted you or swayed your culinary views. Does the reputation of lambasting, and public executions of chefs and staff excite you, or turn you off?
I will admit I rarely read the News, and glance only when pointed in that direction. I am often sceptical of critics in general as most have an agenda. I feel a restaurant is an experience of dining proportions to met with its culinary viability and not to be marinated in political upheaval or for garner and profits of writers and publications.
Thoughts or comments?