Yelp Creates an Army of Citizen Food Critics; Zagat Comes to Newark


Yelp offers ordinary citizens the chance to be food critics, even if a lot of the reviews are of the OMG, it was total chocogasm! variety. [NYT]

Newark is getting its very own Zagat guide, albeit one thats only sixteen pages long. [NYP]

Chefs: Theyre just like us! Tom Colicchio spent the evening watching the returns at Craftbar, where he yelled at the television. [NYO]

In a sign of the continuing Bradshaw-ization of New York, 80 percent of New Yorkers surveyed by Time Out could name two of the ingredients in a Cosmo, but only 38 percent could do the same for an egg cream. [TONY]

In addition to his decisive win last night, Obama bested McCain handily in the Crumbs cupcake poll. [Gothamist]

Saturdays SNL after-party took place at Hill Country: Host Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner dined on the brisket and pork ribs, while Lorne Michaels had enough pull to get the lunch-only barbecue-beef sandwich. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]