Happy trails, Carlos. Here's a little blurb he wrote afterward, officially signing off.
Seriously, it's a thousand words.
Here's the big one, guys! New Tory Miller joint. You'll probably see another review by the end of this week, and I'm betting another one the following week. (See also for coverage: Eat Drink Madison.)
Some errant <i> going on here, but a nice review. Good length for the Shep.
Not a lot of food in this review, though the imbalance is acknowledged, at least.
A restaurant coming back after a three year hiatus is not a common occurrence. Everyone loves a comeback story.
From Seoul food to soul food, if non-traditional soul food. Gotta love a General Tso chicken wing.
More fluff. If you're not in the game to actually review food, you shouldn't bill your writing as criticism. Be a columnist. Give someone else a shot. I mean come on.
Reminds me a bit of Carousel's in Madison, or maybe JD's -- both no longer extant in restaurant form. The kind-of-crappy place you can't help but love.
Gastropub = beer-focused operation selling high-sodium foods. I've defended the term before but that's what it's come to.
Campbell is dead-on, starting a review of a wood fire restaurant with a discussion of speed-trends. These things are everywhere now, and they're getting pretty indistinguishable.
Quel choc! Another gastropub this week. A coffee-rubbed burger patty, though -- that's worth discussing. FWIW, the Dispatch is getting real fussy about its paywall now, too.
If this place carries the vibe of the old La Brioche, before it became TRUE FOOD, pardonnez-moi, then I am all in.
Decent, for a one-visit review.
Nelson slowly getting back into the swing of things following his de-anonymizing. Makes me wonder when Carol Deptolla's going to resume regular reviewing in Milwaukee.
Fill-in week this week in Omaha. Reads way longer than it actually is.
Another brewery gastropub thing, and one that proves that yes, the default is uninspired salty food, which it sounds like O'Fallon can't even pull off at that low level.
These photos! They look good! *dies*
I don't know if this is really a review-review, but it's got a nice shot of a shrimp boil up top so I'm rolling with it.
WEB-ONLY BONUS: Joshua Page's review of Parella for Minneapolis' Heavy Table