Last year, New York Post critic Steve Cuozzo issued a commandment to restaurateurs reeling from brutal restaurant reviews, writing, "A restaurant should suffer its beating in silence." But whether it's Guy Fieri accusing Pete Wells of having an agenda or David Chang waging war with Jay Raynerover dessert, chefs have not been silently bearing their beatings these days — culminating most recently with José Andrés calling out Washington Post criticTom Sietsema for the critic's tepid Minibar review.
Methods of biting back tend to vary, of course. Most just exchange harsh words on Twitter, others pull stunts at their restaurants, and some chefs just completely ban their new nemesis from the premises. Here now, a look at chefs who bit back at their critics over the past two years:Read more (reposted Eater blog post by Amy McKeever)