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Game changer on professional critics: restaurants band together to keep them out

Just Visiting | Dec 2, 2014 03:59 PM

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifesty...

They won't accept payment for the meal, making it impossible for the critic to write the review (because it is against the newspaper's policy to accept a free meal; also because
the ensuing conflict makes it difficult to overcome the appearance of negative bias).

"The participants also plan to stop granting interviews to the newspaper and stop allowing photographers inside their bars, gastropubs and other eateries in advance of reviews. These rebels will even have a flag to fly: They plan to place stickers in the window and print new menus with the logo “DMN Doesn’t Pay Here.”

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