Kid Critic Publishes Guidebook

Foodies just keep getting younger.
Foodies just keep getting younger. Photo: iStockphoto

This week’s New York Magazine feature about youthful foodies didn’t have anybody quite this young in mind: Fork in the Road brings word that 12-year-old critic David Pines has published a restaurant guide. Dubbed Pines Picks: A Kid’s Guide to the Best Things to Eat and Drink in New York City, the handbook reviews favorite dishes at short-set-friendly places like Pommes Frites, Chinatown Brasserie, and Baked by Melissa. Not exactly sophisticated, but hey, isn’t that the point? However, underage foodie-ism does have a few drawbacks: If you want to know about restaurant wine lists, probably better to consult Zagat. Also, we wonder how David Fishman, the other kid critic (who has to be 14 or 15 by now) feels about this. [Fork in the Road/VV]