Tom Colicchio Doesn’t Suffer Kid Critics Gladly

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Tom Colicchio didn’t take kindly to the attention we gave the Columbia Spectator’s over-the-top slam of Colicchio & Sons earlier today. After Gael Greene tweeted about it, he responded, “Really Gael, this is the kind of nonsense that you want to retweet?” (Greene is actually a fan of the restaurant.) And he sounded no more pleased when he called us on the phone this afternoon to ask, “Since when did you start reprinting reviews from college newspapers?”

Come on, Tom! We mentioned those three Times stars in two different posts today! (And fine, let’s remind readers that Ryan Sutton gave it three stars, too.) Anyway, once we assured Colicchio that Grub Street readers probably aren’t taking dining advice from someone who thinks the chef-owner personally makes dessert, he saw the humor in the post. That said, we’re willing to believe Bell’s 450-word assessment that the Barnard student center’s new café is “an utter waste of dining dollars.”