Brian McGrory Should Be A Restaurant Critic

Photo: Legal Sea Foods

Columnist Brian McGrory isn’t a food critic, but he plays one in today’s Globe. We wish he’d do so more often!

The premise of his piece is that Boston’s waterfront is busy and bustling and that Mayor Menino’s instincts about developing it were right on. But his best gems appear when he rhapsodizes about the new restaurants there.

“It was strictly out of pity that I pointed my car toward the South Boston Waterfront Sunday night to trade a few coins for clams at the massive new Legal Sea Foods complex. Poor Roger Berkowitz, I figured, had eaten so much mercury-tainted swordfish that he had completely lost his mind.” We like it! Tell it like it is, Brian.

But Berkowitz, the guy who has sustainability in his DNA, was right on in his instincts: “As I pulled up, something unusual caught my eye — people. Everywhere, people, people walking, people sitting at outdoor cafes, smiling, happy people.” We love R.E.M. too!

Also: Barbara Lynch is the “most talented chef on earth.” Someone offer this man a star-rating system, please.

Waterfront Hits Its Stride [Globe]

Brian McGrory Should Be A Restaurant Critic