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The Responsibility of a Food Critic

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    The Responsibility of a Food Critic
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    A woman walks with food at the Acme Chophouse in San Francisco.

    In the wake of Bauer's hammer-drop on Acme yesterday, some are questioning the decision/need to run the one-star review on a sole visit, crappy as it was: "[Why] would Bauer not come back for another try—or even just leave well enough alone and not review it all—before he sold a locally-owned restaurant run by very farmer-supportive, community-driven chefs such as Traci Des Jardins and Thom Fox up the river? .... I think in fragile times like these, it's a critic's responsibility to think not once, but twice." Agree/disagree? Discuss.

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