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NYTimes reviews of suburban restaurants

Elisa515 | Feb 23, 2013 09:57 PM

The NY Times, on Sundays, has restaurant reviews for suburban areas. Their categories are New Jersey, Westchester and Connecticut.

For quite awhile, the categories were something really superlative, Worth It, Ok, and Don't Bother (I think I remember this correctly). Then, a few weeks ago, with no notice, the categories changed to something really superlative (haven't seen that rating, so I don't know what it is), Very Good, Good, Fair and maybe they have Poor. This is in contrast to the NYC restaurants, which are rated by stars.

Today's there is a combined review for NJ and Westchester--at least, that's the header. But the restaurant is in neither NJ nor in Westchester. It's in Rockland County, quite near to NJ and across a toll bridge from southwestern Westchester.

The reviewer was pretty grumpy while also enjoying most of her food, but that's a separate issue. Either Westchester is a category or it isn't. There certainly are enough restaurants to review one a week. And, it not, that's okay. Change the header. And all of NJ (the reviewers frequently go pretty far south into the state) certainly can cough up a review a week!

Plus, what's with the ratings? Any chance we could learn what these ratings actually mean anyway? A rubric, perhaps?

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