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Reader: New reviewer should remember to bring a thesaurus

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The news that Laura Shunk is moving to New York and opening up a slot for a new restaurant critic inspired many readers to suggest possible candidates -- including old restaurant critic Jason Sheehan, for example. Penny Parker.

And two words: Dave. Barnes. "I think more reviews should be focused on menu font and whether it has free WiFi," writes Jim Rome.

There have been other suggestions for rules the new reviewer should live by.

These from EPL, for example:

You forgot two musts for any candidate:

1. overuse of adjectives that usually add nothing to the review (and ability to navigate a thesaurus; and

2. the mindset that simply telling the reader how an ingredient is applied is somehow a substitute for telling the reader what the ingredient actually does to the dish in question.

What qualities do you look for in a restaurant review? And how important is it to you that a critic be anonymous during review meals? Post your thoughts below, or join the discussion already under way here.

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