Do American Restaurant Critics Need Bigger Balls?

If only everyone was AA Gils.
If only everyone was AA Gils. Photo: REX

Jeffrey Chodorow and Michael Psilakis might disagree, but by the looks of today’s news, it’s like our critics are unicorns bedazzled in happy pills (or something?) compared to the rest. “London is the most vicious city in the world, no doubt about it,” David Chang tells Bloomberg, referring to U.K. critics, explaining his reluctance to ever open up across the pond. And then, down under, two critics completely and utterly demolished a restaurant, resulting in its permanent death within six months. Their words were so harsh (and technically inaccurate) that the owners sued the newspaper … and won. So, are our critics more fair? Or do they just need to grow a pair? [Bloomberg, Eater]