Esquire's John Mariani Reacts from Critics Weigh in On Wells Going National

Critics Weigh in On Wells Going National

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Esquire's John Mariani Reacts

"Although it is a new move to replace the usual New York City review with one from another city, The Times’ principal restaurant critics have long covered the restaurants in other cities as features — from Craig Claiborne on — so the change is only marginal. I, for one, heartily endorse such coverage for two reasons: one, the Times fashion, art, dance, and theater critics cover other cities’ shows, and two, it allows The Times critic to get a better sense of what is actually going on elsewhere in the world of food."