Just a day after the New York Times announced that Sam Sifton would be its next restaurant reviewer, the blogosphere and the dead-tree media have been tirelessly carving up the critic like a roast pig. Here’s a taste of what’s been written about Sifton so far:
- Eater.con has put together a dossier on Sifton. It lists his likes and dislikes, his favorite restaurants, and even what his voice sounds like.
- Bill Daley at the Chicago Tribune mourns the loss of anonymity that Sifton’s hiring represents.
- Gawker offers up a few disguises to help Sifton navigate his way through New York’s restaurants without being recognized. (Don’t miss the reader suggestions at the bottom, including the delightful Devil Eats Nada.)
- Not to be outdone, Eat Me Daily offers its own cloaking options, including the sure-to-blend-in-with-the-crowd Unabomber and Batman disguises.
- Serious Eats‘ Ed Levine attempts to put aside his personal affection for Sifton and make a case that the Times made the perfect choice.
- The Times‘ own Diner’s Journal does a brief Q&A with its new critic. He likes tacos.
- The Feedbag has put together a slideshow on Sifton, based on pictures found on the ‘net.
- And your own Y&H discusses how Sifton’s hiring is proof that the Times has all but given up on anonymity.
Photo montage courtesy of Eat Me Daily