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Seymour Britchky

Kat Kinsman | Jun 11, 2002 01:25 PM

I just realized that I posted this yesterday on a very old General Topics board. Hope the reposting doesn't mortally offend anyone.

On the advice of a friend who grew up reading Seymour Britchky's NYC Restaurant Newsletter, I picked up the 1979-80 and 1990-91 compendiums of his reviews. It's some of the the best restaurant writing I've ever seen - insightful, hilarious, populist and fearless, with equal attention paid to food and experience of the establishments. Thing is, he stopped publishing the newsletter in the early 90s, and the last writing I can find credited to him was the Lutece cookbook he co-authored with Andre Soltner in 1995. After that, nada, zip, zero info on him anywhere I've looked.

1. What became of him?
2. Why isn't he mentioned more often? Was his writing not well regarded at the time?

xxxKat

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