Reviews Appendix C: Finding Sample Restaurant Reviews

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Professional models

 

The most high-interest restaurant reviews for your students are likely in your local daily and weekly newspapers, but if you’re looking for something special, you might try visiting  the nonprofit James Beard Foundation (http://www.jamesbeard.org/) gives awards for food writing.  The 2009 winner in the “restaurant reviews” category was Adam Platt of New York Magazine.  Links to his winning reviews are here:

 

Faux French

http://nymag.com/restaurants/reviews/48314/

 

The Mario of Midtown

http://nymag.com/restaurants/reviews/49917/

 

Corton on Hudson

http://nymag.com/restaurants/reviews/52161/

 

 

Also consider exploring the work of LA Weekly critic Jonathan Gold, who in 2007 won the first Pulitzer prize for food criticism.  Here is a link to his Pulitzer-winning works:

 

http://www.pulitzer.org/works/2007-Criticism

 

 

Student models

 

Here are links to a few reviews produced by students at Palo Alto High School using the methods demonstrated in this unit:

 

Gelato Classico a tasty staple of Palo Alto community

http://voice.paly.net/node/22780

 

Love L'Amour: Delectable frozen yogurt cafe emphasizes power of choice

http://voice.paly.net/node/21390

 

New eco-friendly frozen yogurt establishment lost in the crowd

http://voice.paly.net/node/20067

 

Do you fondue?

http://voice.paly.net/node/17956

 

Asian noodle soup satisfies on coldest of days

http://voice.paly.net/node/23175

 

Philz provides coffee lovers with satisfying, extensive selection

http://voice.paly.net/node/21273

 

Oaxacan Kitchen's vivid dishes dazzle palates

http://voice.paly.net/node/20045



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