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Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Morning Haiku

You know I love food,
And love trying new places
But I hate judging

So, I'm not sure if you noticed or not, but I had a pretty rudimentary way of labeling the restaurants I've reviewed:  
Not Worth it

Yesterday I decided to do away with the first 3 labels.  I didn't feel right judging a place based on usually one visit; it didn't seem fair.  Sure, I may have a bad experience and I will write that in my review, but I don't like the idea of labeling a restaurant as bad just because of that.  I don't have enough food or restaurant knowledge to say whether some place isn't worth it or not. 

I still kept the Delicious label though, because I like that it's more positive.  But either way, I just like to review places - I want to give my opinion and hear yours!

So anyway, I'm going to try and find another way to list the places I've been to.  I'll probably create a page that lists all the restaurants alphabetically based on either the location or cuisine.  Which one would be better/most useful?



Erin said...

I'd find cuisine much more useful - maybe a list that has the restaurant name then the location in parentheses?

Sam Sessa said...

"I didn't feel right judging a place based on usually one visit; it didn't seem fair."

Given the right context, it's not wrong to judge a place based on one visit. For you as a patron, that one visit could determine whether or not you go back to a place. As a writer, you have to be careful about using broad strokes, but you shouldn't let that keep you from putting a restaurant in perspective.

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