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Tuesday, October 11, 2005 

The Secret Life of a Food Critic

Sure, it's a fun job. But when an owner threatens to get a gun because of my review, that's not so fun.

By Alison Arnett

Questions Alison answers in this article:

  • First things first: How do you eat out two or three or four or five times a week and not get fat?
  • Be honest. Do you just stuff your face and write whatever strikes you?
  • Who pays for the meals, and do you wear disguises?
  • What's changed in Boston's dining scene over the years?
  • Anyone ever get angry about a bad review?
  • What's the best meal you've ever eaten? And the worst?
  • Did your resume just say "I like to eat," and you got the job?
An interesting read all around...