While back, we shared a lament from a dude who was sad that people wrote about food on the Internet. In particular, he wrote:
Me? I can't believe the noise. I'm nostalgic for the days when criticism was an art. Most blogs about food and wine offer ceaseless narrative with little insight. A good critic, however, does not merely catalogue dishes but assesses them in a way that's illuminative.
Just for grumpydudebro, some illuminative writing -- from that guy the internet:
My favorite dish, was the main course aka the beef short rib with creamy polenta. GOD DAMN THIS THING IS GOOD. Each piece of beef just made me sink into my seat, my body unable to withstand all the deliciousness. But just when the delicious levels seemed to be maxed out - THE FUCKING CREAMED CORN POLENTA GETS IN THE MIX. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? CREAMED CORN POLENTA!!! Let me say this right here, if you don’t like creamed corn, just fucking get out of my face if you see me in person, we’re never going to get along. The same goes for polenta. Put these two things together, along with that short rib, and wow. I can’t even write about this anymore, cause I’m just going to be miserable that I’m not eating that food right now.
Anton Ego, it ain't, but certainly "illuminative." Aziz Ansari is reliably hilarious, and it's a fun project for two young and attractive folks to wear nice clothes and eat nice food and generate funny words and funny pictures. To take a page from grumpydudebro, it would be interesting to see them go to places that have not recently gotten smooches from Sifton (Roberta's, Torrisi), or Momofuku (Momofuku).