Letters to the Editor

Week of March 12, 2003

New Girl on the (Chopping) Block

She's a pretentious pinhead! Please inform your food critic, Meredith Brody, that her long-winded and pretentious musings about German photographer August Sander's "ambitious, not to say quixotic" work has absolutely nothing to do with any of the restaurants being reviewed [Eat, Feb. 26]. I don't think I've encountered such pompous writing for ages. I guess I'm supposed to be awed by her insights into German culture and her habit of taking in classic French movies at the Castro, but really, all I wanted to know was if I should eat at Chow or not.

Jim Pascucci
Oakland

She's a long-winded lummox!Though a reader this past week stated it very eloquently, get rid of this pretentious, self-absorbed windbag [Letters, Feb. 26]. Her columns are longer than the previous restaurant reviewer, yet contain maybe two paragraphs of actual review. The rest are self-important chitchat about how fucking urbane and witty she is and how fucking bitchin' her family is.

There's a lot of people in this town who really like to learn about new restaurants. I learn nothing from her column. Bag the windbag!

Robert Smith
Excelsior

She's a blatant blatherer! When I get SF Weekly the first thing I read is Dan Savage, then Social Grace, and then I flick back a page to read the restaurant review. After that I go to the front to read the rest of the paper in order. It was then that I read the letter from Cedric Westphal about your new restaurant reviewer. He expressed exactly what I'd been feeling moments earlier:

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Rodger Raino
Mission

She simply sucks!I'm sure by now you must be receiving angry or at least unhappy mail about your new food columnist, Meredith Brody. In a word, she sucks. She does not seem to understand that a food column is supposed to be about food/reviews and not her. Please tell her this or get a new columnist.

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