The Other Critics

Redd’s in Rozzie: VIPs Are Just As Important As Ordinary, Stressed People

Redd's: Give us your tired, your weary.
Redd’s: Give us your tired, your weary.

Globe food critic Devra First came out with a review of Redd’s in Rozzie this week. It’s a nice review; in general, she likes the place. Yesterday, Charlie Redd, also known as Chef Delicious, came out with a “review” of his own, reminding himself and his staff not to worry too much about the criticism or praise that lay ahead. Easier said than done, for sure, since restaurants often live and die at the hands of respected reviewers. But the letter is worth reading for the idealism alone.

Props to a Tweetin’ MC Slim JB for making our afternoon with his link to Redd’s blog post.

Our favorite snippets from his opus:

This restaurant is for the college date who just wants to be treated with some f-ing respect instead of like a child when they go out to eat with their hard earned money, and a restaurant critic.

This restaurant is for the English high school teacher that broke up two fights … was reprimanded for low test scores / had a 16 year old boy crying in her arms after class / managed to get off a trig lesson with success / bike had a flat tire, and Mayor Thomas Menino.

This restaurant is for the new parents whose 3 month old has finally fallen asleep and they can have some peace with a glass of wine and Joel Robuchon.

Not sure if Joel or Tom have stopped by yet, but First gave the spot two stars. We give the letter four!

Open Letter to Devra First [Redd’s in Rozzie]

Redd’s in Rozzie: VIPs Are Just As Important As Ordinary, Stressed People