Oh Frank Bruni, How We Miss Ye
- ChinoWayne Apr 12, 2010 04:33 PM
I have absolutely no problem with Sifton reviewing KFC. I'm never going to eat that fried monstrosity, but I'm still curious about it. And while I was (and am) a big fan of Bruni, I've never forgiven this:
Fine, review a steakhouse in a strip club, if you must. But does the tone have to be so off-puttingly nudge, nudge, wink, wink? Ugh. And the slide show contains eight pictures, of which exactly one is of the food. If you want me to look at breasts in a restaurant review, they should be part of a chicken.
Right, because there's no need for whimsy in the Times. Or writing something directly applicable to how a lot of people eat.
Gawker could not possibly be more destructive. I have no idea how people can actually work in an environment totally devoted in every way towards distributing bad karma. I wonder what made Nick Denton such an unhappy person.
Sifton is growing on me, and I'm glad that he's reviewing a much more diverse array of restaurants than I can recall the Times ever doing.
All things must change, for better or worse.
P.S. That Bruni review of the steakhouse in a strip club was one of my favorite reviews by him ever.