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Grounds for complaint

mrbarolo | Oct 17, 200303:21 PM

As if any more evidence were needed as to the utter fatuousness of food writing in Chicago, ponder this 100% empty piece by Heidi Stevens that the editors of Tempo saw fit to include in today's Trib.

Granted, this is not intended as an actual review but as a fluff piece. Nonetheless, the according to its own self-definition in the first 2 paragraphs, the piece promises an assessment of the different coffee places found along a several block stretch of downtown. She even defines a methodoloy - buying a latte, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, at each place.

She then goes on, in a numbered listing of each shop she visited, to say ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the coffee she tried. Not a thing. Not ever.


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