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Raskin Declares Post-Professional Food Critic Era

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Hanna Raskin takes aim at the professional food crtic shibboleth that a healthy food scene cannot exist without their contributions. Raskin's visit to Porland last weekend sparked this existential crisis: "Portland appears to have entered the post-professional critic era, and the food scene hasn't suffered. Far from it: Judging from the edible weirdness I witnessed . . . it's flourishing."

She contrasts Portland with Dallas: "a city that's covered ruthlessly by established food critics, including the Dallas Morning News' Leslie Brenner, D Magazine's Nancy Nichols, and Texas Monthly's Pat Sharpe. The food there isn't any better for it."

Here at Eater, we hope that Raskin can be more candid in her future musings.

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