Inside the Weird World of Restaurant Critics
Published August 23, 2019
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    On its surface, restaurant criticism sounds like a pretty great gig. But dining out on the company dime, trying all the best new restaurants and getting paid to eat dinner out isn’t all that glamorous when you peak behind the curtain. We called in two critics, Bon Appétit Deputy Editor Julia Kramer, who’s responsible for the magazine’s annual Hot 10 list, and our own Ryan Sutton, who covers New York, to tell us about the making of a restaurant review and the things that make their line of work uniquely strange. We also get into the biggest food stories of the week, from Popeye’s wildly popular new sandwich, to a beloved Brooklyn pizza joint getting nailed for tax evasion and a Cheeto-fueled conspiracy theory surrounding a certain tech giant. Stories: • Popeye’s vs. Everyone Else • Di Fara Shuttered for Tax Evasion • Does Jeff Bezos Know How to Eat Cheetos? Featuring: Julia Kramer (@juliakramer) Ryan Sutton (@qualityrye) Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt),  Editor in Chief, Eater Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, Eater More to explore: Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom. Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here. Follow Us: @eater on Twitter and Instagram Get in Touch: About Eater: Eater obsessively covers the world through the lens of food, telling stories via audio, television, digital video, and publications in 24 cities across the US and UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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