6 responses to “In my not so humble opinion”

  1. tracy

    Hahaha, ja. You know what they say about people with opinions, they just go around bothering each other.

  2. Rosemary

    Very well written post. I enjoyed the points you have made. Honesty is not always appreciated by everyone. I am always suspicious of freebies – I wonder how honest you can really be and how honest you experience is when a restaurant knows why you’re there ( other than to just eat your food).

  3. Marisa

    I hear what you say re freebies and how it might influence one’s opinion, but I would like to point out that the blogger in question did disclose the fact that they received a freebie, leaving it up to the reader to decide how to interpret the review in the light of that fact.

    You also seem to bunch restaurant reviewing blogs with all other food blogs, viewing everyone in the same negative light, which I think is a bit harsh.

    Having said that though, I don’t really understand your gripe with “amateur” restaurant reviewers. Sure, they do this as a hobby, but is that a crime? And for that matter, what type of qualifications does one need to review a restaurant bar a love of food? I would think that would be the chief criteria. With perhaps a general knowledge of grammar & spelling thrown in.

    (PS: Yes, twitter updates tend to be random and tmi at times. If you don’t like it, don’t read it.)

  4. Hennie

    I find it rather amusing to read this a few months after the fact, with you carrying on about JP Rossouw being independent, when its since come to light that he is everything but. Hypocrite anyone? Anyone? Yes there you are…

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