Yesterday afternoon the Chicago Tribune's Kevin Pang tweeted a photo of a document that details what to do if a food writer is spotted. The document was tacked on the wall of what Pang only refers to as a "prominent Chicago restaurant." The document lists ways to identify a food writer, what to do once you have identified a guest as one, and the names and publications of 14 "prominent food critics, media & bloggers."
Found in kitchen of prominent Chicago restaurant: Instructions on what to do if you spot a food writer pic.twitter.com/KkQTEgAbeV— Kevin Pang (@pang) March 17, 2014
As for those 14 writers, the list is a bit outdated since Michael Nagrant is no longer with the Chicago Sun-Times and Frank Bruni is no longer at the New York Times. In a response to the document's orders to pay special attention to food writers, Jim Graziano of JP Graziano Grocery Company muses, "here's a thought; Treat everyone that walks in the door like they are a food critic."
This list comes to light two weeks after a "secret document" that tracks food writers in Washington D.C. was revealed. Is this a growing trend?
· Kevin Pang [Twitter]