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Yelp Says The Owner's Racist...

hyacinthgirl | Jan 23, 2013 12:35 PM

Here's my dilemma:
I live in a small town where there aren't a tremendous amount of good restaurants, especially not within different cuisines. I have found 1 Lebanese restaurant that offers a good sampling of typical Middle Eastern foods. I've only had their food once and it was take-out and very good.
I'm supposed to go out to dinner tonight and someone suggested we go to this Lebanese place. I will have my child with me, so I decided to do a quick check on Yelp to see if anyone mentioned whether it's child-friendly. Instead, what I found were a lot of gushing reviews of the food and ambiance, one review that said the food is great but "don't mention if you're Jewish" and another that said they saw the owner scream at some Jewish people who were checking to make sure that a dish didn't have pork in it.

I don't really want to patronize a racist. That said, I also know that people will take things out of context to try to defame business owners that they may not like for other reasons.
What would you do? Do you trust Yelp?

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