#22 Brad A. Johnson, The Orange County Register, 1.62 Stars from Top Chefs Rate America's Food Critics 2013 (Slideshow)

Top Chefs Rate America's Food Critics 2013 (Slideshow)

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#22 Brad A. Johnson, The Orange County Register, 1.62 Stars

Last year, when you Googled Brad Johnson, the result you would most likely find was the self-description on his website, which proclaimed him the "best food critic in America and worldwide." Brad must have gotten the “it ain’t braggin’ if it’s true” memo, because you just find his accolades now. This year’s addition of three new names to the roster of critics to be judged by chefs didn’t help Johnson -- he still ranked last overall. He was joined by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig Laban for last place in terms of culinary knowledge, with one chef noting, “We wrote a long letter to the editor about Brad and how disparaging his reviews have been in Orange County, but they didn’t publish it; let’s just say he’s not my favorite and I’m in good company on that one.” Johnson also fared poorly in terms of how much chefs trust him (falling almost half a star to 20th place), and likeability (falling two spots to 19th place). Though according to one chef, it wasn’t for lack of trying, “I invited Brad to share a cup of coffee with me, but he declined.”

CULINARY KNOWLEDGE: 1.86 stars, 21st place (2012: 1.86, 20th)

PROSE STYLE: 1.76 stars, tied at 20th place (2012: 2, 19th)

INTEGRITY: 1.6 stars, 18th place (2012: 1.68. 20th)

LIKE TO SHARE A MEAL?: 1.57 stars, 17th place (2012: 1.42, 19th)