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Reader: Laura Shunk is a 2011 Julie & Julia

Sachi Sushi turns out authentic Japanese food from its home in the Niwot Market.i
Sachi Sushi turns out authentic Japanese food from its home in the Niwot Market.i
Mark Manger

Laura Shunk's discovery of authentic ramen at Sachi Sushi in Niwot didn't thrill everyone. Tired of Drivel posted this:

My new year's resolution is to give up reading the Westword every week in hopes that Ms. Shunk has either learned to write a review or left the paper.

If we wanted to read her blog, we'd read her blog. But the review section of a newspaper is meant to be a review. It can be snappy, it can be interesting, it can include a very short amount of personal information, but mostly it should be a person who loves and knows food talking about the food.

If I wanted to read the self-absorbed nonsense of a neurotic, spoiled, shallow girl who uses food as nothing more than an excuse to sound her unfocused opinions and pointless thoughts I'd go read Julie & Julia again. I care about the food Ms. Shunk, I don't really care about the reviewer. And when the reviewer is this annoying it doesn't even make the food worth reading about.

I really tried Westword, but I'm done.

You can read Laura Shunk's review of Sachi Sushi here. And yes, food is definitely mentioned in it.

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