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Michael Bauer (SF Chronicle) – “Writing reviews … not for the faint of heart”



Famed SF restaurant critic Michael Bauer today opines about online reviews and how they fit in with his professional work. I found these two thoughts particularly interesting…

“Writing reviews isn’t for the faint of heart if you’re going to
seriously critique restaurants. You can upset readers who like the
place, not to mention staff members who work there, along with their
friends and families.”

As any hardcore Yelper will tell you, having an opinion means others will disagree with you, sometimes loudly.

“I often look at Yelp to get a general idea about a place, especially if
it’s a restaurant I haven’t been to in a while and want to see if I
need to update it.”

Great to hear that professional critics are finding Yelp a valuable resource too!

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