Okay, clearly I've got too much time on my hands today, but are Alison Arnett and Charles Mokriski the same person? Do they review reataurants together and share the same dishes to save on the budgets for their revered journals? Did Teatro have a group-press dinner, or suggest everyone who reviews it eat the same thing? Are Boston's food journalists just cribbing notes from the press releases?
Alison (never-met-a-restaurant-I-didn't-like) Arnett's review of Teatro was in Calendar today. By coincidence, I picked up the Improper Bostonian with J.Charles Mokriski's review of, yup, Teatro. Fine and good, but as I read the second review of the day, it had a total feeling of deja vu...Same gushing over the revealed synagogue ceiling, same mention of the blue glow...But then they both gush over the spaghetti chitarra alla carbonara, the white-cheese pizza with hot peppers and sea salt (altho to be honest, she thought it was boring...), the grilled salmon with broccoli rabe, and finally, the veal saltimbocca....It was hysterical, as tho they both had the same tasting menu, and wrote the review for a class...I hope Teatro is paying their PR person a lot, he, or she, certainly seems to be working hard.