GQ review of restaurants post-Katrina
He had me until he described the Central Grocery muffaletta as "merely a good sandwich."
Would not want to be the person who has to sleep with this guy.
He enjoys as many things as he doesn't but his higher calling seems to be to dish the city. Maybe he was born on the wrong side of the bed.
"I’ve never had much luck eating in New Orleans. I might be the only person who disliked Uglesich’s, a beloved seafood joint where I once stood in line for an hour in wretched early October heat for a po’boy containing a miserly quantity of oysters so overcooked they were like marbles."
Perhaps they were prejudiced against his moussed hair, his power suit/tie/briefcase, his general GQ air of 'I'm better than you', or perhaps he's just a chump.
I've always found GQ's restaurant advice to be on par with most National League pitcher's batting averages.
He must not have read the Chowhound posts. This site is perfect for getting honest opinions about places, and for finding out about the off-the-beaten-path places that he clearly didn't visit. It seems to me that to evaluate the food culture of a city, you need to do a lot more digging and investigation than he did.
It also seems to me that he is destined not to like Creole, Cajun, or Southern cuisine all that much, no matter how well crafted the dishes are.
I can't get real worked up about some damnyankee's down-the-nose-looking review. Mr. Richman should stay in 212 and eat their overpriced, overhyped, overselfimportant food to his heart's content. There are lots of us who will gladly take his table in NO.